Hey All! Hope this post finds you with good weather, healthy, happy and safe! It got to 68 degrees here in Carmel, Indiana and sunny on top of that! It was such a beautiful day. But I'm not buying that Spring is here yet. I just have a feeling that Winter is hiding around the corner and is going to smack me upside the head at least a couple more times! LOL
I'm using a lot of restraint on this post. I'm fighting the urge to post every card and project I've done in the last couple of weeks. But I'm resisting and am only going to show a couple on this post. I'm always showing everything, and then when the next Wednesday comes around, I'm scurrying around for something else to post. This way I'm pacing the projects so that I'm ahead of the game! LOL
Anyway, here are the cards I want to share with you today.
This card was made for a sad occasion. My vet had to euthanize his sweet Golden Retriever, Ellie. I always somehow take the loss of someone's dog personally because I still remember the pain from the first dog I had to do this to, and it just always breaks my heart. I wanted the card to be simple, dog oriented and also convey my sympathy. Pet loss cards are hard to create. You want them to be pet oriented but you don't want them to be "cutesy". I thought a simple paw print would represent the dog. I also put the paw print on something that I created to look like a dog tag. No bright colors, no cute bones, etc. The loss of a dog is like losing a member of your family, and the card, I think, should have this in mind.
Unfortunately, the week had also another sad event. One of my Mom's good friends' and neighbor sister passed away. I know Mom's friend, and wanted to make her a card to show my sympathy.
I don't know what is going on with this photo. The butterfly is the same vivid color on both sides, but this photo makes the right half of the butterfly look faded. It is not IRL. I think it is because of the angle of the wing and that it is popped up with a dimensional and the light reflected differently. Anyway, I like cards that have a black and white theme with a burst of color. I love these "reverse image" stamps from Hero Arts. You can do so many things with them. Both cards are 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.
A quick update on Gunther for those of you who would like to know. Gunther is SO MUCH BETTER! I truly give the credit for that to Jen Tapler. If you remember from the last post, she is the PT from Hawaii that emailed me with advice on things I could do for him with physical therapy. I have been doing what she suggested religiously, and it has made a huge difference in his healing process. Today, we went for a walk in the park for 30 minutes, and he did great. Very little limping at all tonight. Thanks again Jen! You are an angel!
Well, that's it for this post. Next post will be Monday for the House Mouse Challenge so I hope you stop by and take a look. Then next Wednesday's post is going to highlight an Easter easel card/box combo that I designed myself!!! It is based on some other similar boxes out there, but it has my own touches, tweaks, and measurements. I LOVE how it turned out and can't wait to share it with you! So until then, I hope you keep well and safe! I'll see you on your blogs! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget the Pic of The Week below!!!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."