Monday, November 17, 2008

Wanna Snuggle?


Who wouldn't want to snuggle this cutie patootie? I am so in love with these sets! I used the two new releases from Whipper Snapper Designs to create sweet card. The fun loving dog is from Cozy Critters and the adorable sentiment is from Winter Schminter :)



I needed a little layout inspiration so I was checking out some of my stamping friend's galleries and ended up borrowing Amy Sheffer's (Pickletree) layout from this card :) Amy has a wonderful way of putting together her cards with lots of detail without looking over cluttered, which is what I needed for this 4 1/14" card.

Did I tell you that I get to meet Amy? No? I am going to CHA in California at the end of January and she will be there along with soooo many of my other stamping friends! I am so unbelievably excited, I can hardly contain myself!!! No husband, no kids...money in my pocket with a credit card for back up and four days spent shopping and crafting with friends - what's not to be excited about? lol



Anyhoo, back to the deets on this card. Most of the papers have a shimmer to them including the designer papers by Autumn Leaves. I watercoloured the pup and popped him up to make him "come to life". I ended up sponging around all the edges with some Chocolate Chip ink to create some more continuity between the colours. I wrestled with the idea of putting a coating of stickles on this card, but managed to step away from the sparkle drawer long enough to take these pictures *wink*

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs - Winter Schminter and Cozy Critters
Paper: Papertrey White, Bazzil Bling, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour, Autumn Leaves Shimmer DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Various Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Sponges, Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder Punch, Waterbrush, Dimensionals, Liquid Applique, Cuttlebug, Scallop Edge Punch

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44 comments:

Tori Wild said...

This is SOOO Cute Kim-- I LOVE your "borrowed" layout and I always adore all the layers you use!

veronica said...

love your layers.

Gail S. said...

I want to come to your house and watch you make cards!! You do such a wonderful job, I love coming and seeing what you have new to share!!

Tricia said...

What a wonderful card! Glad I found you. You'll make a great addition to my Google Reader list! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is SOOOO beautiful..........wow!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

WOW!
Brilliant!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

PS: see you in January..... ;)

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Kim this is so adorable!! Love the layers on the dog!!
--Becca

Deborah said...

Way too cute! I have admired your work on many blogs! Where in California is the CHA Show? Deb

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Just found your blog, this little dog is sure cute, your colouring is beautiful and I love how you have made him pop! Great layout and papers, Hugs, Nikki x

Carol said...

this card is really rich in color; love your coloring and multi-layering; it all comes together very nicely!

Tracey said...

What an adorable card!!!

Beth M said...

This is just adorable! I love the rich colors and your coloring!

Sher said...

Anna sent me and I'm so glad she did! How cute!!!!

Kerry D-C said...

oh my goodness! this is soooooo adorable!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh just so darn sweet, awesome job.

Sandra MacLean said...

..........thud! Just gorgeous!

Gabriela said...

Lovely layers! Exquisite use of textures and your coloring and distressing details are marvelous!

Juli Fish said...

This is stunning and wonderful! I just love all the layers and the warmth! Cute stuff.

Lori said...

WOW!!! Terrific card!! Your coloring is awesome!!! And how lucky are you to meet Anna!!!!! Maybe someday I will get to meet her also!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely adorable, I love it!!

Emily said...

That is DARLING! The layers are fabulous!

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

This is super cute!! Your coloring is fabulous -- just like one of my favorite stampers :)

Sent by SMD - Jennifer

Rachel Hope said...

Awwww, sooo sweet! I came over from SMD, must add you to my Google Reader!!!

Adair said...

I, too, just came over to your blog from Sweet & Sassy Notes. I love this! Thanks for the great inspiration!

dcorder said...

So cute! Looks "just like" my pup!! :D

Laurie in MN said...

Hi,

Anna Wight sent her readers to your blog. Your card is adorable. I admire how you colored the dog.

I am going to enjoy going through your past posts and looking at your cards.

Trena in Naperville said...

Very cute card Kim! Your puppy is soooo cute - great coloring! I linked to you from Anna.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Laurie Unger said...

This is so adorable! Great layout!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh Kim thisis just to stinkin cute! I want to snuggle him. I love the colors and the layout you used on this card. You ROCK!

Juanita B said...

YES!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL and I love the layout...TFS.

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this is super cute! Your coloring and paper combo is awesome! Dang, I have to get me that set!

Sharon in NE said...

Kim, this is wonderful!! I love the layers and your coloring is excellent.

Great job!

Janine said...

Love your card and your blog... Found you via Anna Wight... I live in London, Ontario
Great work!! I will be back again to visit.

Lois Michael said...

I agree....anyone would want to snuggle with this adorable little guy. Cute card!

Cheri Howard said...

Goodness, he's SOOOOOOO adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

WOW! what an adorable card! Aren't Anna's stamps fabulous!??

dasimonds said...

Yes...Anna sent me here..
Adorable Card!!
I luv the layers..
and Great colors.
I will go check out your Blog..
TFS

Jane said...

This is adorable! Love the stitching and the paper choices. I definately want to cuddle with him!

Jane

retiredheather said...

Love it...love it. That is one cute stamp and you created a wonderful card. Bravo.
Heather

Amy Sheffer said...

What a darling card, Kim!! Your coloring is perfection, and the colors are so festive! And golly, girl, I wasn't 100% sure about going to CHA, but now I'll HAVE to, LOL! Twist my arm, right? ;)

Jenn Balcer said...

oh, how freakign ADORABLEY AWESOME is this little guy!!! See you in January. YOu can hand him over then. *wink*

Jami said...

So super adorable! Love all the dimension! Maybe I'll get to meet you at CHA - I'll definitley be there too!

Lori Craig said...

Kim - this just rocks it out! Love your sweet puppy and your layout! It's darling!