Friday, January 27, 2017

Dogs and Cards

Molly enjoyed her day at the spa.
She looks like two different dogs, doesn't she? Although I love her when her fur is long and swirly, it gets knotted, stinky and makes her uncomfortable. So I like to reset her every now and again, which brings out the puppy in her. She's adorable.

I made four of my lifelong friends a card and wrote a short note in each of them reminding them how much they mean to me and that I love them. I even made one for myself because I love how they turned out and now I can keep it as a reminder of all the kind and wonderful things everyone said about them when they received them.  This is the first card I've sent the group since our group went from six to five, so I kept thinking about her and how our get-togethers will never be the same. This makes me cherish all of my girlfriends that much more.

These were made of watercolor paper, even the ladies. The background was done using Distress Ink, and the ladies were colored with a combination of Copics, Le Plume and Faber-Castel markers. The sparkly umbrella has a coating of red Sparkle brush pens by Faber-Castel. Have you tried them yet? They're pricey, but if you want your images to shimmer, these will do the trick. I was given several sets for Christmas by my daughters and then yesterday I discovered the clear ones are sold as a set of three, so I bought them (using a coupon, of course). I'm especially enamored with the tiny raindrops I created with Glossy Accents. They make me very happy.

Meet Oliver Flynn, Valerie's new pupper! He's about 2-1/2 years old, has personality galore, loves everybody and all of our dogs, and just wants to eat, poop and play all day. We're still working on the potty training, so he wears a belly band during the day. He's catching on, but he sure is taking his sweet time about it. Good thing he's so adorable.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

One of the most dreaded days is New Year's Eve, the other, the 4th of July. Poor baby. Winnie and our new little guy, Oliver Flynn, did pretty well, but Dixie and Molly were nervous wrecks. Our neighborhood is loud with explosions such as fireworks and gun shots. You know it's bad when Molly climbs into her cubby before bedtime.
The humans had a better New Year's Eve. Deni slept, and Dawn and I took turns reading the notes from our journal jar we collected throughout 2016. Valerie came home from work in the middle of it, so she was able to enjoy them as well. I look forward to this all year. They're like prompts, because as we read them, we talk about that day and remember it more clearly. 

Thank you SO MUCH for reading my blog,
I appreciate it.
May 2017 bring you much happiness, health,
peace, prosperity, and lots of craftiness!