Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sending You Love

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have read about my next door neighbor, Helene, and her little dog, Lola.  Helene loves dogs about as much as I love cats!  I knew when I saw this stamp set it would make a fabulous Valentine's Day card for her, from Lola.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Red scrap cardstock
Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail Stamps
Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail Dies
Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Trimmings, #30082
Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Watercolor Paper {I use this}
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Dimensional Dots

How cute are these pups?  I have to say the dog using on the box to put the card in the mailbox is one of my favorite images.  I can literally picture Lola doing this {she'd need a taller box being part mutt with 'little dog' ancestors}. I stamped everything I wanted to use on watercolor paper, colored the images with my Zigs, and cut them with the coordinating dies.  Then I took some scrap, red, card stock and embossed my sentiment using white embossing powder.  There's just something about red and white that is just perfect for Valentine cards, don't you think?  I also mounted part of the sentiment, just stamped, not embossed, on red card stock as well.  They were cut with dies from a stitched rectangle set.  I've accumulated so many basic shape dies that it seems as if I have at least six sets of each shape; of course, that isn't true but I'm happy that
I have my pick of which shape to use and I can pretty much cut out anything because I have the right sized die.  

The sentiment and mail box were attached directly to the card base while the dogs, box, and letters were stuck on with dimensional dots.  She is going to love this card!  I may not be able to wait until Valentine's Day!  I'm so grateful that I have a great neighbor; the people on the other side of us keep to themselves, which is fine, and the folks across the street are such a sweet couple I know if I needed any help they'd be happy to step in.  Many times in my life I've had neighbors to whom I didn't even talk, couldn't even tell you their names, and it's a treat to have someone so friendly.  She and I often
Another Look
remark how very lucky we are that we moved here.  It's like I have another mother {which is 98% fabulous and 2% not so fabulous.  I can't ever leave the house without Lola alerting Helene to the fact that I am going out in public, or that I've come home, and that can be a bit stifling but I wouldn't trade it for anything!}  Have you been blessed with a great neighbor? How about sharing who your worst neighbor was and why they were so bad?  I had one who was breaking up with his girlfriend and she proceeded to get drunk every night for at least six months, then would make her way to the apartment, and sit outside screaming for him.  I could go on and on!  I want to thank you for your visit and I do hope you'll consider following me on any of the social media platforms that can be found on the right side of this page.  Please make sure I have access to your info so I can return the favor!  Hope to see you soon, Christi  

I am entering my Sending you Love card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us - M, #114, Use Red {entry 2}
Cut it Up Challenges - #167, Inspired by a Love Song {Please, Mr. Postman, Puppy Love and many, many more}
Southern Girls - Animal Antics
Through the Purple Haze - #153, Puppy Love
The Cat's Pajamas - #354, Furry Friends
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #23, Anything Goes w/ a Critter
613 Avenue - #218, Anything Goes w/ Option: Use a Critter
Cardz TV - Anything Goes


  1. This card is super cute!! Love all the adorable little doggies!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  2. Ha,ha. A great sentiment for that super cute image.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  3. OMG {chuckle} this is just tooooooooo cute! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Use the color RED’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  4. Great songs! and what an adorable card. I can almost hear those dogs yapping with delight.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Inspired by a Love Song challenge!



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