Saturday, March 26, 2011

Keep it Simple Saturday with the Dapper Dogs

Hello there! It's the 6th week of "Keepin' it Simple"!  It's kind of fun to challenge myself to create a card in under 30 minutes. This past week I really didn't have a ton of time to create so it worked out perfectly. I did cheat a little and use a color combo I that I have used with this stamp set, in the past. I saw a piece of that DSP in my scrap pile and just went with it.
  • The stamps are from the Season of Friendship set. I love this set and it has seen a LOT of ink, especially those little leaves. It's so easy to color them with markers to create fun pops of color with little effort.
  • The color combo is More Mustard, Really Rust (ret.) and *deep sigh* Sage Shadow (also ret.). I still haven't come to terms with that color retiring. Good thing I stocked up on it. I only use it for special occasions...and special people! :)
  • Using a die cut and punches made putting it all together a snap. A few little pieces of bling and a dressed up button finished it off. I meant to paper pierce the corner punches...whoops, I just remembered that. Oh look, my sentiment is a bit crooked, too. Ugh! 
Before I go, I wanted to share a photo with you from earlier today. When I picked my boys up from the groomers, this is what I was met with: 
Look at those little angelic faces!! They both got new "dapper 'do's" for the warmer weather. Ozzy is a little bit shorter then I planned, but like any will grow back. I had to laugh at their little John Deere bandanna's, too. That is probably the closest either of them will ever get to a tractor. Haha! 

With that, I will sign off until tomorrow. Please come back then to see my card for the new challenge at The Paper Players! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of your day! :)

PS: Did you notice the new look on my blog? I have to thank my fabulous friend, Lesley for the awesome design. Thank you again, Lesley! You rock and I LOVE it! :)


  1. Hi dear Anne..

    Oh I love your card.. I miss those colors too.. They rocked and you rocked this card as well.
    You know. The stamp set 'Season of Friendship' is not retired.. It is still for sale at this number #111776 for $29.95.
    So.. yeah for trees.. wish we had more sets like this one..

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  2. Oh my goodness, Pauline...thank you for reminding me! I edited the post so it doesn't say "retired" anymore! Oops! Thank you!! Hugs! :)

  3. Love your new look! LOL! I have to say as much as I love the card and love the new look...I love your Dapper Dogs more....they look SO cute and like they listen very well. They sat nicely for their photo! Love it! Thanks for the sweet shout out!

  4. Love your card, Anne Marie - I especially like the layout you used. Love that Top Note die.

    So funny that you took the boys to the groomer yesterday. Lexi spent some time at the groomer's yesterday as well. I'll have to post a pic on my blog soon.

  5. Very nice colour combo, AM ... the card turned out great. And your boys ... well, can they be any more handsome?!

  6. Your dogs are too CUTE!!! They look so good with their matching bandanas. I love having furry family members! :)


  7. Anne, Anne, Anne!!! Sorry to shout out your name but I just LOVE this card!!! It's fabulous in every way. Do I like tree? check. The pop out leaves? check. The pretty color combo? check. That fun & happy polka dots DP? check. Adorable doggies pix? check! check! check! eeeeeeee... I can't stop looking at Emmitt's expression. He just cracks me up every time!

  8. What dapper boys! They look adorable!

    I love your card! This is such a great stamp set.

    Love your new blog look toO!

  9. Well, the card is cuuuute, but the doggies are cuuuuuter!!! So sweet--just love 'em! I think I am getting my doggie fix vicariously through you!

  10. LOVE your card and colors. The pups are as cute as can be! Hugs.

  11. OMG - Ozzy definitely did get trimmed short!!! LOL - but he looks ever so handsome!!

    When my scruffy Layla had her teeth cleaned, I had her shaved down b/c there's NO getting near her with scissors when she's awake. I almost cried when I saw her.....she had NO eyebrows!! LOL

    The card is terrific! I love how you popped up the leaves on the circles! Very creative!!!

    And the blog looks great :)

    All around a great post :)

  12. great card! love what you did with this stamp set!

    I stocked up on sage shadow...I miss it soooooooo much!

  13. Well, I'm lovin' the color combo you used here Anne Marie! I think it's fab!!! I don't use that set as much as I should & I got rid of ALL my retired cs....bummer!!!!!

  14. Anne Marie, It's my turn to peep at your blog! Love it and love your sweet pets! I see you have a photo of bathing your Schnauzer too! So glad you visitied my blog. I will come back to see you often. Lots of fun ideas here! S


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Anne Marie