Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dog Day of Summer & New Blog Challenge Entry

Hello sweet friends

Today I am going in a different direction.  I have spent a lot of time today giving Hercules his new look.  His fur was so fluffy and long and with it being 109 degrees outside it was time to give him a short cut. I thought it would be fun to share before and after photos.  He is such a happy furry sweetheart and of course it warms my heart to see him so happy.  I hope he makes you smile too!!




I wonder how much Hercules weighs now.  He was just under five pounds before his haircut.  I think I will have to weigh him.  

I found a new website called Cornish Heritage Farms.  In honor of Hercules I decided to enter this weeks challenge on their blog.  It's all about animals.  I just had to buy this digital image so I could make a new wall hook to hang Herc's leash on.  Check their website and you will see all the adorable digital images & rubber stamps they have.    And maybe enter the challenge too.  
Have a great day!!

http://www.cornishheritagefarms.blogspot.com/

Hugs and smiles,

Laine




Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Color Recipe Challenge 27 - Sea Foam Green, Brown and Pink


Hello dear ladies - are you ready for another challenge?  I sure am and since the weather hasn't cooled down yet, it gives me another reason to stay inside and make a few projects.  So I hope you will join us this week and I can't wait to see what you create.  

Our color challenge is using three colors - Sea foam green, pink and brown.  You can use all three colors, two or just one.  The only other colors you can use are black, white or beige.  



For this challenge I used a flower digital image from LEJ Designs.  I cut the flowers out, used pop dots between the two flowers to give some dimension.  Added a really pretty pearl button in the center.  I finally used one of my Sizzix die cuts to make the flourish.  I punched out two butterfly shapes and added a small pop up dot in the center of the two for extra dimension.  And of course - no card is complete without some extra bling.  Post settings

We have three sponsors this week, so you have more chances to win a wonderful prize by sharing your new creation/s with us.

You could win a $10 Store Voucher from Di's Digi Downloads.

LEJ Designs is giving 3 digital stamps of one lucky crafter's choice.

and 

I am so excited to be a new Sponsor with Tuesday Alchemy.  I am giving away a $10.00 shop voucher for shopping in my Etsy Shop -  Hugs4TheHeart.  By the way - I will be adding lots of new items throughout this week.  

I am really looking forward to looking at all the submissions for this weeks challenge.  

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Paper Pretties "Anything Goes" Challenge Blog.  
http://www.paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/

Love to Create Challenge "Sparkle"

With hugs and smiles

Laine