Thursday, July 1, 2010

Even Dogs Celebrate Independence Day and Freedom!

Especially our dog, Buddy! Get him on a trail of mice and moles and he's off! Of course he has to drag his Master (my DH) along with him for the hunt...what fun to watch those 2 guys digging in the dirt!

On to my card. This is my one and only card for our upcoming 4th of July Celebration! Thought about making a typical American Flag image but this cute doggy from Inktegrity caught my eye and he really does look a little like Buddy when he was a pup. Well, except for the tail. We rescued him and somehow or someone snipped his tail off. He still has just enough to wag and let us know he is happy.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Gingersnap Creations - Shades of Blue
365 Cards, Day 122 - Shades of Blue
Stampin Celebration - Red, White and Blue Inspiration Picture
Curtain Call Color Challenge - Red, White, Blue and Kraft
Wee Memories Suchins Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Meljens Designs - Red, White and Blue
The ABC Challenge Spot - X is for Xtra dimension (Doggy/Flag popped up)
The Allsorts Challenge - Embossing (red and blue are Cuttlebugged embossed)
I Love Digi Challenge - Embossing (red and blue are Cuttlebugged embossed)
One Stitch At A Time - Stars and Stripes
Heart 2 Heart  - Patriotic card with stars and stripes
Paper Cutz Challenge - Use Circles, Stars of Squares, any color theme
Penny's Challenges - something with a dog (Awe, Buddy, that's you!)
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge - cards with animals
Practical Scrapper - use a border punch (white scallop)
Paper's Pals Arts - Inspiration Photo of Fireworks in the sky
Card Patterns - the sketch I used
For Fun Challenge - Patriotic Card showing your country spirit
The Cuttlebug Spot - Independence with embossing
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes

Here's hoping everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!



31 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love all of the sparkle and your patriotic pup! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Mary Ski said...

I'm a cat person, but I have to admit that the doggy is very cute. It is a great patriotic card. What is more American than a puppy? Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges.

Shelley Germann said...

Oooh, so sweet and sparkly! Love it! You really rocked the challenges this week! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Lovin all the textures of your card. Love how you colored that cute puppy too!

Josephine said...

That's such a cute image, and that glittery ribbon/braid is fabulous! I love it.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

kim.mom said...

ABSOLUTELY adorable!!! TFS at SMC!!

Kim said...

aaaawwwww, Buddy!!! I didn't realize he was so patriotic!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the card...great take on all the challenges but of course the best on 365's!!! Those glittery stars and circles with bones are just the perfect finishing touches! (now go get a real bone for Buddy!) ;) Again FABulous and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Aloha, Kim
365 Cards Design Team member
Check out the DAILY challenges!

PS I agree, could've matted the red layer, but it still looks awesome! Aloha

CraftinGranny said...

Super patriotic card and I love all the the glitter and the details. I had to use the dog on my card too cause he's just so darn cute.

Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week and hope to see you back next week with another wonderful creation.
"Hugs" Carol

Olga said...

this is just dog gone awesome!!

Kirsten said...

fabulous card love the cute image and the embossing looks super...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Patti said...

Awwwww so precious! Rescue dogs are the best :0)

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sam I just am in love with that image such a little cutie fab colours and design, thank you so much for sharing this one at both OSAAT and SMC.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Helen Dooley said...

Ours do! They get their red, white and blue bomb pop. LOL Cute card and thanks for sharing on For Fun.

Callie said...

Very cute! Our dogs hide under the bed on the 4th.... too much noise and commotion for them. :) Thanks for playing with us at the Meljen's challenge this week.

Hanna said...

Beautiful card! Love all the different elements.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week!
Hugs /Hanna

otomys said...

Beautiful card, Sam. Love the doggy and the layout is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week! Hope to see you next week, too.
Amelia x

Shana said...

How adorable - love all the sparkle! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Red, White, and Blue challenge - we hope to see you again next week!

Padster said...

Awwwww just wufferly (sorry!) Fabby glittery ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb x

Carol Ann said...

Yes they do ... it's a fab card.Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

Lisa said...

Such as sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at FFC!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! I love the image, just so cute!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs and our Embossing challenge at I Love Digi this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Ann Schach said...

This is absolutely adorable! Nothing cuter than a puppy image! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Tracey said...

Cute card, love the sparkly ribbon :)
Thanks for joining us at For Fun!

Hugs
Tracey
x

Stephanie said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

shellshearer said...

Really cute card, love that image & your sparkly ribbon is fab
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good Luck
Hugs Shell xx

Pauline said...

1 card for 20 challenges! WOW! Certainly worth celebrating! Your creation is adorable! I love the layered embellishments (and those bone brads are fab - I love using them for my poochie!) Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!

Kim Y. said...

Oh so adorable! Thanks a bunch for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs. Hope to see more of your wonderful creations!

Allison said...

Fun card! I love all the sparkle you added. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration this week!

Gillian said...

Fun and oh so cute card, adorable puppy image.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Super cute card! thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!