Friday, July 21, 2023

You're Dog-Gone Awesome

Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "4 Legged Friends."

Here's my card:

This is such a super simple A1-size card, but I was so happy with how cute it turned out that I made two more:


I will be sending one of these cards to our local animal shelter along with a monetary donation. Many of you may already know that in mid-January of this year we lost our sweet yellow lab, Pepper, suddenly and unexpectedly, to an aggressive form of cancer called hemangiosarcoma. Pepper was only 7.5 years old and she was central to our lives. We were never blessed with children, so Pepper was the creature we poured all of our love and energy into. She was an incredible bird hunter, an amazing hiking partner, a road trip pro, and our very best friend. She brought so much joy to our lives every single day and taught us we were so much stronger than we ever thought we could be. We miss her like crazy and continue to struggle to heal our broken hearts. I opened an Etsy shop at the end of November 2022. In March of 2023 (after losing Pepper) I decided to start donating $1 per item sold in my shop to the local animal shelter in memory of our sweet girl. I'm proud to say that the card above will be accompanied by my first $100 donation to the shelter. I am so thankful for this hobby and this wonderful community. Creating has been very therapeutic for me and I've received so many beautiful handmade cards and thoughtful messages during this difficult time. Thank you all.

Thank you for visiting!!!



Stamps: Furry Friends (Avery Elle), Splatter (DeNami Design)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: E30, E31

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Perfectly Plaid Chill 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Perfectly Plaid 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Furry Friends (Avery Elle), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Scallops & Dots (Catherine Pooler)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)




  1. I have tears and big hugs for you on your loss. Our dogs are the best of our families who give so much unconditional love to us. My heart goes out to you as you grieve. Giving to the shelter is an awesome thing to do in Pepper's memory. The cards are just the cutest.

  2. You should be happy with how it...they turned out, they are all darling! I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Pepper and the difficult time you're going through. Sending a a BIG hug your way. Your donation is going to be greatly appreciated and put to good use.