Monday, September 16, 2013

Do Bones Grow on Trees?


Today's card is a little different...a little crazy!!  Well, maybe not crazy, but it just seems like it to me!  I think it's the boldness of it!  It was inspired by four things: 
- the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge for this week
- a card from Savannah O'Gwynn.  She used the little doggie for her tutorial over at Virtual Smooches last week, and I forgot just how adorable this puppy is.  Don't know how I forgot, since Woofers and Tweeters is one of my all-time favourite sets!!  Oh and her card is FABULOUS!  Check it out!
- and a card made by Christine Urias at Scrap Time whom I discovered last week via the Simon Says Stamp blog - I just loved the cards she made!  Check them out here!
- Bev's birthday!  It's so crazy, but I haven't crossed paths much yet with Bev.  I know, where have I been?!!  But when I heard from my friends Carol and Geri that she was celebrating her birthday and that a blog party had been planned, I wanted make a little something to wish her a BIG Happy Birthday!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Like I said, it's bold!  I hand drew the loop-de-loop border (yup, still loving making my own borders right now!) which was totally inspired by Christine's card.  The sentiment is a masking project that took a bit of time, but I think it was worth it!  And then to add a little humour, I decided to have bones growing on the trees, making the little dog's birthday wish come true, as the sentiment says!

Hope you like it, and hope you are having a lovely day!  AND, Happy Birthday Bev!!


  1. Clever, creative, cute....absolutely amazed AGAIN at your hand drawn border! And those bones on the tree goodness....another example of your sheer creative genius at work! Sweet, sweet card that Bev is going to absolutely LOVE!!!

    Awesome masking job too!

  2. This is just so much fun Shannon! Thank you so much for making a perfectly fun crazy card for my birthday. I'm still wearing my big grin after seeing this!!!Thank you so much for the kind wishes too. I know we'll 'cross paths' from now on for sure! This was so sweet of you, and I love this...Thanks for joining in the party! Bev

  3. GETTTTTTTTTTTTT out! How adorable is this little pup! And the bones!!!!! ACK! Sooooooo cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You are amazing! SUPER talented:) LOVE visiting your blog! And I LOVE that you were inspired by Olsen's card:) And look at that sentiment-- fabulous masking! AMAZING! LOVE this card x1000000000! THANKS for sharing <3

  4. How darling and I knew (proof above!) that Bev would LOVE this sweet creation! I imagine that in doggie dreamsn, bones DO grow on trees, and perhaps even as flowers so nothing 'crazy' here, outside of crazy charming, crazy cute, and crazy cheerful!! And the signature heart - yes!! Geri is right: more evidence of your sheer creative genius! LOVE x LOVE!!

  5. Hahahahaha I love the bone on trees idea XD

  6. Why yes, bones DO grow on trees! That would be every dog's wish, Shannon!! Such a fun take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  7. This guy is day dreaming, love it!!! Rocked it!!

  8. Oh, this is so sweet!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

  9. GENIUS!!! It's perfect! Every dog's dream I'm sure...

  10. Just in case you missed this:)



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