Monday, October 22, 2012

Being Grateful and HYCCT1220

Am feeling grateful today for the beautiful Fall weather we have had lately. My dog Jetta and I have enjoyed being outside and walking in the leaves.  The trees were so beautiful just last week, but, alas, most are getting quite bare.

My card was made for the Gratitude Campaign by Susan over at Simplicity. She is so right, too many people just skip over Thanksgiving right  to Christmas. I also will submit this card for  the Splitcoaststampers HYCCT1220: Hope is in the Air card drive. The swing is in the air, and so are leaves. These few will be in the air soon, lol. I am so bummed to not get a better picture for you. It really is a pretty card, if I say so myself...

The dark chocolate card base, golden layer, ribbon, and the sentiment are all from Gina K. Design, and the images are from her "The Giving Tree" set illustrated by Theresa Momber. I used Early Expresso and Crumb Cake inks from Stampin' Up as well as some retired Dusty Durango orange paper. The grey squirrel is inked in Memento's London Fog.  He is also stamped inside leaving room for a handwritten note. Tools used are my Big Shot, a Spellbinders oval die, Tombo adhesive and SU dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Introducing Jetta

This is Jetta, the Shih Tzu mix dog I adopted from a rescue group last summer. Jetta is approximately 8 years old - a senior dog - like me! Tee hee. He is only 9 1/2 pounds. What a cutie. Right? This picture was taken in my living room where you can see some of his squeaky toys. His bed is in the background, but it is only used for toys. He is quite good at playing fetch, and is a good sleeper near me during the day and at night. Jetta is sometimes shy of strangers, and is quite fearful in the car, but he does wag his tail readily when my neighbors say hello. My daughters and grandchildren love him dearly, as I do, and he is welcome to visit their houses anytime. He gets along well with all the cats! Yes, I miss Reba, but have always wanted another Shih Tzu after losing my Chang Li 3 years ago. Some of you can see his picture on SCS as my avatar. I am the only dog and cat lover in my family.

Bye for now. I will show some cards next time. Have been busy making Fall and Halloween cards with a few winter ones thrown in. Whew.