Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dumping Loads of Wishes on Your Birthday...

Welcome to another
Scribbles Designs Challenge 
Dumping Loads of Wishes on Your Birthday...


One of the fun images from Scribbles Designs, Dump Truck Wishes with the accompanying sentiment Dumping Love Wishes  colored with copics on red cardstock, kraft patterned cardstock and an embossed cardstock accent; buttons and twine complete the card.  Check out the store blog and challenge blog (and join us in the challenge) for freebies..

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Life Goes On...
Well, it's been quite a while with my LGO segment.  We've been uber busy with many things in our lives and seems like it's just passed along so very fast.

Charli is now close to 18 months old and he's quite a dog.  A diverse personality and certainly lives up to his name of Aladdin's Good Time Charli.  He even has his own Facebook Page...
We've had our first obedience trial with him at the beginning of July in 35ºC weather and it was a very very good learning experience for both Charli and myself.  I have a great support team behind me with Boyd, his parents, Carol & Rob (breeders, coach & mentors) and Gwen (coach & mentor) in our training.  We trialed for the first time and there are 5 exercises to do to qualify.  Charli and I got 3 out of the 5.  Not bad for being nervous!  The next day, we got 2 out of 5 and fun enough, we passed the two that we failed the day before and failed the 3 that we had passed the day before.  Our third day we passed 3 of the 5.... sigh.... I can't be disappointed as the second day was full, I mean full of distraction for him and he found it all too interesting rather than listen to me... I'm proud of our little guy and he received a lot of complements that when his "on" he's brilliant.  The show was also a conformation show (meaning the best of breed, best of show etc) and our breeder is well known for her dogs.  It's a whole world of who's who and dog gossip etc...
Charli will start agility competition in a couple of months...I had hoped he'd be ready this month but my coach kindly suggested that I should wait.  He's not quite there... *smile*

I've been also busy starting up my mobile eyelash extension business.  I completed my course in the spring and have a small clientele selection started.  It'll grow as I have spare time between work and dog classes/competitions... I'm also taking courses to keep up with the new advances in the business and it's very 'detailed' work and I enjoy it!

My sweet Boyd is doing much better and is on the home stretch for one of his bucket list items.  He and his best friend will be on the West Coast Trail a gut-testing grueling 5-7 day hike as of the 18th of this month.  He's been busy training for it with his back pack and getting prepared for the 7-11km daily hikes.  If you don't know about the WCT - do check out the link above.  We've had a few bumps along the way with emergency surgery and a battle of stress induced 'fun' for the last month and a bit but he's mended up quite nicely and is so looking forward to doing the hike.  It is planned again for next year with one other hiker in the mix - me! I have to start training soon, shedding some weight and building up leg and cardio strength...

And on that note... I should close as I do have to finish my shift here at work...

Thought for the day...


have a great one...
~Sandy


In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity

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Path of Positivity 
A unique challenge blog designed to inspire, nurture 
and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow...


Challenge #29 Opportunity

In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity


This card was a challenge for me, not in the design or coloring but in the assembly.  It seemed like the art gremlins were playing quite a game in my studio.  Between putting the die cut upside down, flowers popping off and sticking to another spot on the card and then the card itself toppling over all on its own... sigh....
Anyhow... I survived...LOL
I've used the image Skylar and Friends Signs of Spring from Oddball Art Co colored with copics.  Layered onto card stock with a die cut and mullberry background.  Added a collection of flowers and butterfly.  The sentiment is by our very own Lisa D of Path of Positivity and the sentiment is available to you too!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Never Ignore A Person Who Loves You...

It's time again for the

challenge. 

This week's challenge is:

With Sympathy
(plus a sentiment)


Never Ignore A Person Who Loves You...


I used the sweet and sad image from PPinky Dolls Miko w/ Flowers colored with copics on a multi layered background and hand painted (nail polish) brads.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

Scribbles Designs Challenge #29
"B" is for...

Brads, buttons and beads, oh my! There are so many different kinds of embellishments or accessories that you can add to a card to give it just that perfect touch. Mirror that with some beautiful images and papers, come up with the perfect palette and you have a creation on your hands worthy of showcasing. This month we want to see your creativity in using as many elements and concepts as you can, that start with the letter 'B'. Get those brilliant brains busy and brainstorm up a beautiful, beguiling, blueprint built, befitting the best of the 'Bs'! 

Happy Birthday, Big Guy!




"B" is for.... Border, Buttons, Brads, Bling, Blue, Bulldozer and Brown... I found a lot of items that started with "B"...

I colored the Bulldozer image with copics and then went into my paper stash for the kraft (brown) and blue papers... and then into more stash of the add ons...  I'm quite liking this manly card!

There is a freebie every Friday and a monthly challenge freebie at Scribbles Designs... do join us and join us in the challenge!

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Hugs....

It's time again for the

challenge. 

This week's challenge is:

Funny Sentiment
(Don't forget a sentiment)


Hugs...




I hit both requirements with this image from Scribbles Designs #044 Hugs quote. Highlighted with copics on a layered paper background on a white 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" card....

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

You're My Star...

It's time again for the

challenge. 

This week's challenge is:

Happy Mother's Day/Really Girly!!
(plus a sentiment)


You're My Star...


Using Party Frock from All Dressed Up colored with copics, layered onto a printed card stock background with star brads, pearls, flowers and a hand-lettered sentiment....
You're My Star...

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It Is What It Is...

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It Is What It Is...


I loved this image from Ike's Art... Flower Square and wanted it to be colored with bright flowers with a simple background....  Also, I hadn't used my polymer stamps and embossing powders like for-ev-er... and found this pattern stamp which gave the flower power feel all over.  I used the same copics that I had used on the Ike's image for the background stamped image.  The sentiment is from our very own Lisa D and I thought that it too worked well with this theme.

I've been having a lot of perseverance and patience this last while...  I'm on the next phase of training with Charli and his agility and we're getting closer and closer to competing.  He will be able to compete once he's 18 months old so perseverance and patience and practice is our mantra these days... he even got a new agility collar/lead from a great company 4 On The Floor Dogwear, located near Vancouver, BC.  He'll use it 'officially' when he goes up to the starter level as he uses his standard clip collar in the pre-starter level.   At the pre-level, they can wear a collar, whereas the starter level they run 'naked' (without a collar).  This new agility collar and lead has a slip on collar that slightly tightens to stay put and a fun blue and white 'Woofstock' pattern.  It's a whole new world of performance dog shows!  

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Wishing You A Very Happy Mother's Day...

Scribbles Designs Challenge #28
Spring has Sprung

 "Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring." ~Terri Guillemets

The snow is now mostly all gone, here in North America.  The grass is turning from shades of brown to green and the trees and flowers are starting to form buds.  Yes, spring has finally sprung on this side of the world and not a minute too soon as far as we're concerned!  It is high time to break out all your stamps depicting the beauty of the season.  Whether you go with a creation featuring botanical elements in full bloom, or simply want to focus on a particular event associated with this time of the year, it is up to you.  Just keep in mind that this month, we want to see a project that reflects the true nature of spring.

Wishing You A Very Happy Mother's Day...



Hi everyone.... again... I'm late in posting this but at least I've got the Mother's Day thing right!  LOL
I've used a tulip image from the Flower Set #1 colored with copics set upon a 5x7" card.  I fussy cut the tulip, stem, leaves and grasses and loved the background paper from the card base so much I used it under the tulip.  I think it turned out quite well.  The sentiment is also from the same Flower Set #1 which offers lots of options.

Remember there is the monthly freebie on the blog, plus the Freebie Fridays too!  I'd love to have you join us in our Scribbles Designs Challenges!  You can use ANY artist's image that you'd like; although if you use a Scribbles Designs image it increases your chances of winning the challenge...

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dragonfly Visit...

Scribbles Designs Challenge #28
Spring has Sprung

 "Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring." ~Terri Guillemets

The snow is now mostly all gone, here in North America.  The grass is turning from shades of brown to green and the trees and flowers are starting to form buds.  Yes, spring has finally sprung on this side of the world and not a minute too soon as far as we're concerned!  It is high time to break out all your stamps depicting the beauty of the season.  Whether you go with a creation featuring botanical elements in full bloom, or simply want to focus on a particular event associated with this time of the year, it is up to you.  Just keep in mind that this month, we want to see a project that reflects the true nature of spring.

Dragonfly Visit...



I found myself drawn to this tangled image A #10 Dragonfly 1 from the blog store.  In coloring it though, it is a bit confusing!  It is to be a dragonfly resting on a couple of flowers.  I see it all... I hope you do!
I colored the image with copics and added the circle theme with solid papers onto a pretty butterfly patterned paper background.  Thought of not using a sentiment and I'm glad I didn't as it is a lot happening on the card already.

Remember there is the monthly freebie on the blog, plus the Freebie Fridays too!  I'd love to have you join us in our Scribbles Designs Challenges!  You can use ANY image that you'd like; if you use a Scribbles Designs image it increases your chances of winning the challenge...

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Life Goes On...
We've had a wonderful start to Spring.  Seems like it's trying really hard to snow in some areas at time though!  We've had snow on the upper elevations and only rain down here.  A much needed rain as we're heading for a dry dry summer.

We have a house guest for the next two weeks. It is Charli's Dad, Rumour.  He's is in his full show coat and such a handsome boy...
Rumour



Charli (left) and Rumour enjoying a moment

 This is Rumours first visit with us and they had to get the pecking order worked out.  Rumour's the boss.  Charli has had to accept that in his own house...  LOL

And this next photo is Crush, Charli's brother.  He's tracking to win a Grand Champion title very soon.  Probably this week.  He's one stunning boy.  This is from his last dog show.


Crush


I've been busy with a number of things.  Finishing up my Eyelash Extension certification, a commissioned piece and training Charli.  It seems like it's a busy time around our house.

This is a commissioned piece I did for a co-worker for her son as a wedding gift.  It is an interlaced tree with a heart shaped feel on a 20"x20" canvas.  I added their names and date to the bottom and now the families will add the leaves by way of adding their thumb prints from green stamp pads.  They then can then  write a small message or just their name.  I think it will be very pretty once done.  I don't know if I'll see the final as it's being shipped to Russia for the bride's family to add their leaves.



And a post cannot be complete unless there's a photo of Charli.  He's enjoying one of his (many) toys - this one is a green dinosaur.

Charli and his dinosaur
Well, that catches you up with me somewhat!  I've been enjoying the warmer weather and I really need to get outside to tend to the yard; but there's always something else to do!

Charli's Thought for the Day...


~Sandy




Wishing You A Magical Day!

It's time again for the

challenge. 

This week's challenge is:

Color Board Inspiration
(plus a sentiment)


Wishing You A Magical Day!


The color inspiration board:


I've used Fairy Bug 3 from A Day For Daisies for this card.  I went with a larger image than I normally do and blocked it with matching coloured patterned papers.  Coloured with copics, added some twin and a easy peasy brad accented hand-lettered sentiment.  I'm loving these colours as they remind me so much of the early blossoms of the spring plants.  Even more so of the Fuschia plants...

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I also missed finishing my post from last week's - where did the week go, I'm wondering....


The winners from last week's Animal Love challenge are up on Sentimental Sundays... there were so many fabulous entries....

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