Thursday, September 9, 2010

Critters Gone Wild!

****New Release Blog Hop!****

2G's DT is SALUTING the 'CRITTERS' in our lives...

be they furry, fuzzy or even fluffy!

The sisters are RELEASING ALL NEW DIGI Stamps that have to do

with our 'little 4-legged friends'.

Those sisters are going NUTS again with a fabulous BLOG CANDY package! Everything from ribbons to glitters!

We'll have 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the blog candy and 3 critter digis & a 2nd place winner of 2 critter digis!

Here’s how to win….Grab your favorite furry friend and let’s go for a walk - Around the DT’s blogs! . . On the last stop you will be directed back to the S2G Challenge blog so you can leave us some love. The winners will be selected from the comments left on the Challenge Blog.

If you walked here from Georgia’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If not, head on back to the S2G Challenge blog  to start from the beginning. You don’t want to miss a thing!
**Don’t forget ** We also have our regular Twisted Thursday Challenge with the usual TWIST this week~ The TWIST this week is to use ...SPOTS & DOTS. Chances are better to WIN if you use a S2G DIGI or Clear Stamp. We'll also pick someone from this Challenge to Be a GUEST DT for a CUSTOMER BLOG HOP next month!

That's one big picture of my "Bosco Folder"  I made it big so that you could see I did use dots on my project, they're on the name on the bone.  The smaller pic is the card to go with it.   I picked up the folder for less than a buck at the local Wal-Mart (no weird shoppers for photo ops - unless you count me).  On the inside of the folder there are two pockets for your papers.  I thought this would be a pretty/fun place to keep the important information we all keep regarding our pets.  Bosco's owners like to take trips so this will be a good place to put the instructions for the pet sitter.

This image is Man's Best Friend.  One of the many critter digis available at Shirley's 2 Girls shop.   When I sat down to make this I knew I'd have a lot of fun because I love to make home interiors.  Can you tell that I like to do paneling?  It's very easy, I used to have all hard wood floors, one day I just looked at them and figured out that all you need to do to make a wood floor or panel is to draw lines, if you can't draw a straight line it's even better, and then put some dots around, I like to use colors that look like honey, put down a light color first and then just make some splotches of a darker tone.  It is as easy as I've just described.  Try it on a piece of scrap paper, you'll be surprised at how easy it is.  It's just time consuming which is fine by me.  Also for the lines make sure you use a fine point marker that won't smear when you color over it, that would be a drag.

The chair was paper pieced with dp from DCWV Pet Stack, all the dp used is from that pad.  For the bone, I fiddled around and just drew it, before I cut it out I checked to see if it was big enough for the name, it wasn't!  So I just drew a little more around it.  I show you this photo so you can see that I am not the most talented artist out there and you don't have to be to make little things like this bone (which if you make a little larger you could use as a template for a card - very cute to have a bone shaped card for your favorite pet lover).  The drawing is scratchy and imperfect but it looks pretty good on the folder.  What I'm saying is don't be afraid to try to do this stuff, it's not brain surgery, no one will suffer is you make a mess.  I plopped (very technical terminology used on this blog) the template on top of a scrap piece of card stock and cut it out, topped that on top of another darker piece of card stock (it's actually cut from the center of the mat around the image).  The dotted letters are rub-ons.  One suggestion, start with the middle letter and work your way out. 

Ready for your next stop on your walk…Then head on over to Lynne Gardine's blog  and hope you had fun while visiting here.
Lynne's our Guest DT, give her a big ole welcome and make her feel at home.
In case you get lost (being directionally challenged I tend to get lost all the time, even in blog land) here the Blog Hop Order….
1. Cat Darling
2. Georgia McDonald
3. Chris Veneruso (you are here)
4. Lynne Gardine
5. Ann English
6. Gina Lindsay
7. Laurel Seabrook
8. Mae Wisor
9. Melissa Oeters
10. Wendy Hoff
11. Debbie Daniels

There'll be lots of fun critter madness all along the way, these are some very talented ladies, you'll want to visit them all, in fact I'll be visiting too!

Here's the deets:
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Man's Best Friend" digi image
Ink - HP Printer
Paper - images printed on Georgia Pacific cs; dp DCWV Pet Stack; card base SU kraft cs; bone DCWV cs and scrap cs; blue mats on card SU Baja Breeze cs
Miscellaneous - charm; twill ribbon; stickles on dogs; copics; dimensionals; twine; Sweet Water rub-ons

Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - critters, twist use spots or dots
Mojo Monday #155 - sketch
Our Creative Corner - ABC's and 123's (BOSCO)
ABC Challenge - C is for charms
Color Throwdown #109 - Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight (I think the chair alone has all those colors!)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come by often.


  1. Great idea to make a pet folder and lovely colours you used

  2. Oooh, what a fab idea (I need to make one of those folders for our Ruby!) Lovin your gorgeous colour combo and the wood paneling is so effective!

  3. Awww...this is just the cutest ever! With your talent you should consider entering the challenges over at Papercraft Star!, they provide the challenges in advance and give away great prizes too!

  4. Adorable! I love reading your posts, too! I think the wood paneling is fabulous and perhaps a little more difficult to do than you indicate---easy for you, perhaps!

  5. Chris, this is incredible. The plaid chair, the wood paneling... you totally have a perfect gents card here!!

  6. This is soooo cute!!! I especially love that chair!!!!! and the dog and the pop!!! all of it!!!

  7. Love, Love your Bosco stuff. Thanks for all the hints to re-create your ideas. Ginger's 3 ring binder is awaiting new updates. Glad to know others do this too.

  8. You did a fab job, Chris. I love the wood paneling, will have to give it a try. TFS!

  9. love this..and the idea of the folder for our pets..I have the folder but never thought to "alter" the image...and your going to be a follower now...

  10. Oh Chris I love your style. Your directions, tips and encouragement are awesome! Bosco's folder is the paneling!

  11. Love all the critter designs and how well you blend items from different companies and collections. :)

  12. this is so cute! and what a fantastic image! going on my list for certain! :) paneling is such a fun idea, too!

  13. What an amazing image. Well done on the card!

  14. /Chris, as usual a fabo job on the card. I just love it! You are so talented keep up the nice work.

  15. WOW! I LOVE your folder and card! That wood is amazing! Do you do home remodeling? LOL

  16. Lovely cards, they looks great! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  17. Hi there Chris, great folder and card! Thanks for sharing!

  18. The paper piecing is a great touch!

  19. love the bright colours of your cards, fab blog hop!!

  20. Love your card! Great colors and love the paper piecing!


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