Is that not the sharpest dog you've ever seen? He is one suave dude with his chocolatini. I just had to have this stamp. It's from the latest release at the Cat's Pajamas. I was lucky enough to be picked as last month's Swanky Stamper which means I received a $25 credit to spend on anything in the online store. So a big thank you very much to Alma for the lovely prize and the great honor of being "Swanky", it's quite a thrill. The way I stalked the mailbox waiting for my order to be delivered you would have thought I was expecting the cure to cancer. As soon as it got here I had to make this card for last week's the Cat's Pajama's challenge to make a Holiday card. Since you have to the end of the month to post your challenge I really didn't have to be so impatient but I'm like a kid at Christmas when it comes to stamps. And I can't wait to post this on Alma's blog because she has a cool slide show of the cards submitted. I like to see the cards people make for the different challenges but sometimes I just want to keep clicking on all the names, well Alma has the cool slide show so you can just sit back and watch as the cards are displayed. Very Cool!
So I knew I wanted to use this stamp and for a holiday card so I looked for some other challenges for my next direction and I checked out the Color Throwdown. This week's challenge #69 is to use Chocolate, cream and dark red, olive is optional. So I pulled out some Basic Grey papers. For my layout I turned to the Mojo Monday Challenge week 113 sketch challenge. With those three challenges as my guide the card went together pretty quickly. It's almost a bonus that I get to enter this card in the Simon Says Challenge this week which is "Animal Antics". I bet this dog would consider himself way above antics, he's much to cool but he isn't getting a say in this.
Here's the deets - The cs is from DCWV neutrals, the crossbar dp is BG "Cranberry Sauce", the dotted mat is from the BG Porcelain collection and paper on that mat is BG "Tree Lot". The paper edges are sponged with Ranger "Peeled Paint". The shapes were cut with Spellbinders nestibilities. The "Cheers" punch is from Martha Stewart, the ribbon around it is from the MFT Chocolate Kiss collection. The image and sentiment are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and the image is colored with copics. The berries are covered with stickles. The bling around the sentiment is from Heide Swapp.
I have a lot of fun making my cards and a lot of fun reading your comments so thanks for visiting. Will you please click the pink ribbon before you leave.