Monday, June 18, 2012

SSSC Joy's Inspiration - Happy Birthday

And...........it's Monday again.........Hope you had a great weekend!!  Here's a birthday card I created on Thursday (spent the entire day crafting!) for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Joy's Inspiration":

This is a Rubber Stampede image stamped on water color paper and once again, colored in with Distress Inks.   On Thursday, I watched a video by Julie Ebersole and she did the 'out of the box' technique and so I copied her on this card.

I used a PTI sentiment and another mini stamp from PTI along the edges.  The card looks much better in person......hopefully my recipient will like it!!

Here's the inspiration photo:

Note:  It's 1:15 AM and 'editing' my post.  My mind wouldn't shut off until I got up and added this info.  If you're a regular blog reader, you know I try to spread the word on dog rescue and am involved in trying to rescue dogs.  Tonight on HBO at 9pm (EST) is a show called "One Nation Under Dog" about the world of dog rescue. The good, the bad, and I'm sure the ugly.  I think it will be a VERY informative show on what goes on in puppy mills (where pet store and internet-sold dogs come from), shelters, and the world of dog rescue.  I'll have my box of tissues with me because I'm sure it won't be easy viewing...but again - if this info reaches one person who gets a little more educated on the subject, then my lack of sleep will be worth it.   Thanks.



Have a great day!!!

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8 comments:

Olga said...

your card is tops! I don't get HBO but I'm with you, down with Puppy Mills!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your card is beautiful, Maria! I love the design and love the stamping. Fabulous layering. Love the paper piercing and the stamped border/sentiment at the bottom. Also really like the way the flower image extends off the paper. :)
And thanks for sharing the info on that show. Does sound like it would be a bit difficult to watch, but very informative, too. I wish all that horrible stuff wasn't going on out there......The few times I've gotten a little fur baby in my life, they've always come from the pound or a rescue group....

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your card is gorgeous, it looks like the flowers are just popping off the card. Just beautiful! I am with you on the puppy mill, thing and hope that the show can really explain how that all works. I walk in the morning with a couple that has 5 rescue dogs and they all have something wrong with them, one has an eye missing that type of thing. The dogs are so sweet and loving and I thank God the couple has them. :)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful!! Love the way you did the image out of the box and the coloring is wonderful. Such a pretty color for the entire card and love the little ribbon tabs on here along with the paper piercing! Fabulous card.

I'll turn in tonight - with tissue in hand too!

Lynn

Monika Reeck said...

I love your Images your coloring and it looks like the flower pop out the white box...really adorable color you have choosen...ADORABLE CARD...good luck with the challenge..

I am also joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge, my card is number 177 would you mind to see it on my blog :) many thanks before :) Love, Monika

Amanda R said...

Lovely card Maria! So pretty how you cut out the bottom of the flower image, love the idea!

Mandy said...

Beautiful Summery card Maria, so vibrant and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Your card just makes me happy.

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