Monday, November 20, 2017

Max, the Dog Stamp

My friend Kelly said I need to start blogging again. I'm not sure people read blogs but she's pretty smart so I will get on board with this again! In trying to decide what to write about I thought I'd address one of my most often asked questions. What is the dog stamp's name?

Well, lets start at the beginning. Meet Jack. Jack is not the dog stamp but he is our dog who was once very content at being the "only child." He is a cock-a-poo, a very large cock-a-poo. He is always mistaken for a doodle but no, he is not a doodle, he was supposed to be my sweet little lap dog. And that's exactly how he was raised....as a lap dog. And then he grew, and grew and grew. Someone probably neglected to tell us that one of the parents was most likely a standard poodle.

As I said, he was very content and then one day, Father's Day to be exact, Max came to us. Yes, my son brought Max over that day and said he was a stray and needed a home. And oh yeah, he eats phones. Max is some sort of terrier, high strung and high energy. He isn't that cute but he's sweet, to me that is. My husband calls him a mosquito because he's well, annoying and doesn't leave you alone. I think I'm the only person who likes Max. He is very sweet, always minds and is always happy. Jack doesn't much like Max and pretty much ignores him. When Max is getting attention, Jack will come push him out of the way and hog all the attention for himself. And Max tries to get back in on the pets and hugs, his tail wagging the whole time. He can be pushed, have his treats stolen and his tail still wags!

Max loves going to dog beach in Huntington Beach and then going to breakfast at The Park Bench because he gets scrambled eggs and bacon off the dog menu. He loves getting the mail, growls at most people, hates the wiener dog next door and loves freshly cooked bacon. And that my friends is who the dog stamp is named after.

Dog Treats Stamp from Prima Marketing

Max, he's not all that cute and it's hard to get a good picture because he moves too much!



Jack in all his cuteness



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Goodbye Summer!



As Labor Day approaches I suppose it's time to say goodbye to summer. Although in real life, our sandals and shorts will stay for awhile, in the craft world, most of us are pulling out our fall and Halloween goodies. I thought I'd sign off summer with one of Jennifer Snyder's wonderful cards. She is the queen of layered dresses, yep, she was the first to bring this beautiful effect into my little paper doll world. This background is kept simple with a modeling paste stencil to make the dress the star of the show. She dressed the Camille doll in the Paper Doll collection from Photo Play Paper. The 6x6 pads create the perfect scaled clothes, don't they? The crisp white and blue gingham is the perfect Labor Day outfit before putting back in the closet until spring. Bring on the leaves and pumpkins!

Goodbye Summer!



As Labor Day approaches I suppose it's time to say goodbye to summer. Although in real life, our sandals and shorts will stay for awhile, in the craft world, most of us are pulling out our fall and Halloween goodies. I thought I'd sign off summer with one of Jennifer Snyder's wonderful cards. She is the queen of layered dresses, yep, she was the first to bring this beautiful effect into my little paper doll world. This background is kept simple with a modeling paste stencil to make the dress the star of the show. She dressed the Camille doll in the Paper Doll collection from Photo Play Paper. The 6x6 pads create the perfect scaled clothes, don't they? The crisp white and blue gingham is the perfect Labor Day outfit before putting back in the closet until spring. Bring on the leaves and pumpkins!

Friday, August 19, 2016

More Foil Fun!


 
I just loved working with the beautiful foils and rub-on adhesives from Prima Marketing. Pam Bray used the various patterns in her background of her gorgeous project. You can read about it here on her blog. Instead of using an entire pattern on my girls' dresses, I used just a hint of foil on patterned paper. I wanted it to look like it was worn off. The mesh patterns worked beautiful with the sea themed paper, French Riviera by Frank Garcia. Of course I had to try a bit of glass glitter on a sea star adhesive. It worked beautifully. Such easy products to use to enhance the paper dolls in your life!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Foil Fun!



Jennifer's fabulously layered dress using several paper patterns and the gold tone Prima foils. Works wonderful with those gold doilies!
Just a little peek under that skirt!

Doreen used a gold foil mesh that looks oh so nautical with Frank Garcia's French Riviera paper collection. This tray is just stunning!

An aquamarine foil starfish is the prettiest touch on this tag.



Awww, the end of summer is approaching. As I put away all my beachy, sandy, summery, craft products, I can't help but be sad. But it's time to make room for all the fall and holiday goodies arriving at my door daily, isn't it?
The  design team did a fun little project to say goodbye to summer. We used the Prima ocean hued foils and Christine Adolph rub-on adhesives to create some fun paper doll projects. I thought they'd be a wonderful accent for the dolls' clothes and of course to use in the backgrounds goes without saying!
From background patterns to words, to seashells, the rub-ons add a magical touch to any creation and are so easy to use, And should I say affordable? Yes, totally affordable!
First up is Jennifer's beautiful tag. She's the master at layering the dresses and did a fabulous job using my papers from the 6x6 Baby pad from last summer.
Doreen chose Frank Garcia's French Riviera paper for her gorgeous projects. Love the neutral hues with just a pop of color!
Stay tuned for Pam's project and oh, yeah, mine!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nautical Fun with Pam Bray


 
Oh how I love these projects from design team member Pam Bray. Even though we are getting glimpses of new products depicting fall and holiday, summer is still here in full force! Pam used the Nautical Bliss paper collection from Photo Play Paper for her darling box and card. These are great ways to use up all your leftover stickers and paper scraps as you sit in the air conditioned studio to beat the heat!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Super Cute Star Box with Jennifer Snyder

Don't ya just love a cute star project  around this time of the year? It's doubly cute with the addition of a couple of paper dolls from the Paper Doll paper collection from Photo Play Paper. I love how Jennifer blends this collection so beautifully with the Nautical Bliss paper!









Product List:
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Paper Dolls Collection 6x13 Adhesive chipboard PD2157
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Paper Dolls Collection-12x12 paper Cuteness PD2194
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Paper Dolls Collection -12x12 Let's Play Paper Dolls Cards...
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Paper Dolls Collection Pack 12x12 PD2199
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Nautical Bliss Collection -12x12 Nautical Stripe NB2240
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Nautical Bliss Collection -Element Stickers12x12 NB2244
Photo Play Paper - Julie Nutting - Nautical Bliss Collection Pack NB2246
Martha Stewart Punch - Doily Lace Edge
LaceTrim
Paper Mache Box
ribbon
Floral Berries
shells and flowers from stash