Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Three Day Weekend!

Thank you so much for all the sweet well wishes regarding my knees. I so appreciate it. The doctor prescribed three meds and I do NOT feel any pain at the present. I can't live on these medications and don't really know what the future holds. Without any cartilage, I don't have many options. DS says I played too hard when I was in my 20s and 30s. He may be right. That shouldn't have worn out my knees, though. Getting old is supposed to be fun! LOL

I have a card to share with you today that I hope you will like. It is my very first easel card! I'm so proud of myself, LOL! I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't at all! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. Now, I know why everyone is making them! DAH!

I made this card for the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. The challenge was to use orange and green as the primary colors for your card. I love the color combination - it's bright and cheery. With that in mind, I wanted to make the card sentiment one that would also lift the spirits. So, using "Ruff" as a play on words, I went with the canine theme! I also thought I would enter it for a challenge found at Stamp Something. This challenge was to just stamp! So, I did (three times over, LOL).


I used three Magnolia images - Tilda from the new You're So Special Collection which is available as a preorder at Magnolia-licious as well as two Magnolia pooch images. Aren't they cute? I just love those furry faces! Can you tell I love Golden Retrievers? LOL

I colored the images using Distress Inks. The sparkly ribbon is from my ribbon supply. The flowers are Prima while the pearls are Kaiser. I had my desktop worked on and now it no longer reads my printer. So, since Necessity is the mother of invention, I had to use rub ons for the sentiments which are elevated on pop dots. I added a couple of dog bones to go with the themel The papers are from my scrap box. I KNEW there was a reason to keep them! LOL I wish I could find reasons to use all the other paper I cannot seem to part with!

I hope you like my card. I'm just tickled that I made an easel card!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I so appreciate it. Your visits are so special to me. Thank you!


Leslie Anne Avila said...

I'm really loving your coloring of these images! So stunning and different looking. Love it!!!!!
Happy Friday,

Myrna said...

Love the sentiments!!! Great job on your first easel card! They are so fun to make. Keep up the great job with your Distress Inks.

Christina C. said... cute!!!!!

Card Crazy said...

How adorable. I love your little scene and the sentiment is perfect.
Sue S.

Pam said...'re card is so cute! Easel cards can be addictive. You did a great job. TFS
Hugs from Indiana,

Kathy McMahon said...

I am completely addicted to easel cards as well. I love the way you can prop them up to show them off. That colour combo is a difficult one, and you have used it well.

cathylynn said...

Hi Chris, This card is so cute!! Hope you're feeling better real soon!!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

Very pretty!! : )

Judy K. said...

Oh Chris,how adorable your card is!! I just love how you did your coloring and embeleshments. You should be proud of yourself, you did an excellent job!
Judy K.

Rosie said...

I definitely had a rough day today and I'm so glad I stopped by your blog cause this card cheered me up. It's adorable and so sunshiny! Love it!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Alright, Chris! This is fantastic! Love how you colored the images and the pretty ribbons are a delight! Great job on your first easel card!

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

Chris, this is just cuter than cute! I love your sentiment and the layout and colors of your card are great! Good job!


Rene said...

Hahaha! I love your sentiment...Ruff Day! Just wonderful!
Rene :D

Chris said...

I love your card. This is so adorable.

Candy said...

Oh I love it!!!
Great sense of humour and great little scene.
I have some of those days too!!!
You have done a fine job with your painting.
Love the colour of your papers and your embellishments :o)
Hope you find some solution to your knee problems!
Thank you for joining in the Magnolia-lcious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Christel Webb said...

Just love this card, especially the sentiments.


Danielle Champagne said...

Very lovely Chris,! those happy colors are full of sunshine and happiness. no one can resist a smile a this adorable image.
HUgs. Danielle.

Eve said...

What a Cheerful easel card you made!! Luv the designs, luv the easel card, and great take on the challenge! :-)

Anonymous said...

Aww how cute! I love how bright and cheerful the colors on this card are! Beautiful job, Chris, and thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! big hugs, Angela

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Chris, I love the cheerful coloring and the happy images you picked on this easel. Thanks so much for joining us at Magolia-licious Color Challenge. Hope you have a great weekend :o)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Monique said...

How cute is this ! I love how you created a little scene :)).

Hugs Monique

wljp65 said...

I LOVE this!!! The leaning Tilda works great with this and the idea with the two doggies OH MY!!! I like the color challenge too. You did a AWESOME job!!!

Wendy - daffygal