Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fleas Navidad

Isn't that the cutest sentiment? I love it. Kim Hughes is so clever! Santa Paws is one of my newest sets from Paper Smooches and before this blog goes completely dormant for my move, I just had to make something before I went crazy from all work and no play! I was literally going stir crazy from not creating for a few days and hubby asked why I was so grumpy. I told him it was because I hadn't made anything in a few days and he said to me, "You're going to have to get used to that." Then I gave him the look. You know, the ultimate evil eye. I could see that he was going to argue with me but, after pausing, said, "Okay, okay, go make something!" LOL

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Instead of making a card, I made a set of six Christmas cards! A good friend of mine is having a birthday a few days before mine and she loves dachshunds. Last year, she searched high and low for dachshund holiday cards and actually found some. As soon as I got my hands on Santa Paws, I knew I was going to make her a few this year. This friend is also a client and buys my cards to give away but has admitted to sometimes keeping them for herself. LOL I hope that having a set of six of these cuties will allow her to give away at least five. ;)

Yes, cutting out six dogs and six Santa hats is a lot of fussy cutting but it's less work than colouring all six dogs and hats. I was most definitely not going to fussy cut the white parts of the Santa hats so I used a white gel pen to add the white detail. I used Echo Park's Wintertime Collection and one 12" x 12" sheet made great backgrounds for the entire set.

I've decided that I can't leave you all with nothing to do, aka not visit my blog for a week or two, so I'm going to host a challenge right here for three weeks. There's probably no way I will stay away from my crafty stuff for three weeks but I thought it would be fun to have the challenge run for three weeks anyway. More on that tomorrow! :D

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury Moonlit Fog cardstock; Echo Park Wintertime Collection; Paper Smooches Santa Paws; Memories Black ink; SU Riding Hood Red ink; Uniball Signo broad white gel pen; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Basic Rhinestones

40 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi Emily! You cannot go MIA for 3 weeks, I won't survive! I love this set, your friend is super lucky! This set is also on my list, that list is never ending! I need to pace myself! I'm popping you an e-mail in a few minutes.

Lisa said...

This is an adorable set especially considering I just added a little daschund to our family :) Too cute! Those bg papers are totally fab!
Best of luck with the move and everything that goes with it. I'll be thinking about you! And definitely missing you on your blog!!
Challenge, eh? Me likey!

Angela said...

Ack! So cute -- what a perfect doggie for your friend!

You must be so very ready to move by now -- I wish you a smooth one. Maybe pack a tiny kit of goodies to craft with so you don't go nuts waiting to pack/unpack all your stuff! I get cranky too when I go too long without creating.

Looking forward to whatever challenge you're prepared to dish up!!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I like Ang's idea -- a little travel craft kit! Or even a few images and some Copics to colour them in when you have a little time, until you can stock that fabulous new craft room. I also agree with Ang on the cards... ack! These are so unbelievably cute! All different, but a cohesive set. Absolutely love the paper-pieced pooches. :)

MicheyMoo said...

You're absolutely right - Kim makes the best stamps and pairs them with the best punny sentiments!! I also couldn't overlook these guys when I placed my last order and love how you've managed to whip up a great set of cards that are the same, yet different!
Hope all goes well with your move and that you are back to your creating "therapy" in no time at all. xx

Jennifer said...

LOVE that cute little dog and perfect sentiment!!! (=
Good luck with your move!!!

Ujjwal said...

This set is so adorable! I love the Echo Park papers for the background and the dog is a cutie :)

Waiting for the challenge details :)

Heather said...

So cute :)

I know I get withdrawal symptoms if I am away from y craft desk for too long. When I went to my mums I took a small box of bits and challenged myself to create with what I had. I did take a few images that were precut and my copics though!

Hope all goes well :)

Jay Gee said...

This set is so adorable - what a fantastic gift. Here's to a smooth move Emily and hopefully you will not be missing for too long :)

Debby said...

Oh Emily, these cuties made me smile and smile and smile and smile ...!

Penny said...

Super-cute and stylish - I love them!!

Penny

Jen W. said...

Cutest. Sausage dogs. Ever! Glad you got some crafty time in before the move and hope you won't be denied any crafting for the next 3 weeks! Yikes! Am intrigued about the challenge... :)

Lynn said...

Seriously...so, so, stinking cute! Your friend is going to love them! Ahh...I'd be going crazy too and would be giving my hubby the big old stink eye if he said that to me :)!! Can't wait to hear about your challenge.

Brandi said...

LOL! These are too cute!

walchowDesign said...

Adorable set, Emily! Love all the different bg you on this cutie!

Karen B. said...

Yep, these are absolutely adorable!!

Gina said...

Oh my goodness what an adorable set of cards! I get the exact same way when I have no creative time too. Have a great day!

Annette said...

AWESOME... I am always up for a challenge. I just love how you used this stamp set...so so cute. Three weeks is a long time not to see any of your FABULOUS projects...Moving is such a big job.. I have done plenty of it... Good luck.

Shauna K said...

such a great card set!!! hehe love the LO and the fun use of the different papers!!

onecraftymama said...

I love this sentiment! And the paper-piecing on the little doggies - so cute!
I'm not looking forward to your blog break, but I am intrigued by the idea of a challenge...

lynn said...

kims's stamps are so fun, aren't they?! love your doggie cards, emily:)

*Alison* said...

Emily,
These are adorable.. I just love that you paper pieced them.. so cute! You are so stinkin creative.. :) HUGS

Amber said...

So cute Emily! I haven't visited your blog in far too long...although it's pretty fun browsing through all the projects at once! I love these little christmas cards...you've inspired me to start on my own!

BabyBokChoy said...

That's a cute pun, lol, hilarious stuff, love your cards!

Jenny said...

Just love how you used the little daxie Emily and the subtle designs on the PP look great too. I'm sure your friend will love sending these cards out :)
Hope all goes well with your move :)
Jenny x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

ohmygoodness... too frickin' adorable!!! LOVE this set.

Meg said...

The level of redonkulousness has just reached critical stage!! These cards are just crazy cute and I'm impressed with your fussy cutting dedication (and I'm with you, I'd rather fussy cut than color any day!).

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! I love that dog--and I LOVE the gem in the snowflake!!! You are sooooo amazing and super talented! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Tee hee! Glad you gave hubby "the look" because if you hadn't, you might not have made these uber cute cards! The paper piecing is super fab. She will love them!

Sunghee said...

teeheeheehee!
Good luck with the move!
Cute card and I love all the layers!

Karin said...

Totally cute :) I don't have any PS stamps yet, but all your cute paper pieced cards make me want them sooo bad! Adorable for Christmas!

Lorraine said...

These are so adorable & pretty at the same time, Emily! Love the image and that sentiment. She will love these cards!

Barb said...

Emily, these are the cayoootest! My friend owns a Doxie and she would go nuts for a little set of cards like these. I'm going to have to try a version of these myself :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Shannon White said...

Miss Emily, these are too Darned Cute! I know your friend is just going to love them! And thanks so much for your Sweet comment on my blog today! Sure put a smile on my face! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Amy said...

I LOVE what you've done with this stamp set! This is another great set for paper piecing! Fun!

Janna Werner said...

Oh my!! This is UBER CUTE!!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Super Duper CUTE!!!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, dear, we are all going into Emily withdrawals!! Love that PS dachshund and that sentiment is the BEST! Thanks for the inspiration, and thank your hubby for letting you play!

Julie E said...

What a lucky friend, these are adorable!!! You will be going thru withdrawal and so will we!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOWZERS! These are SO COMPLETELY ADORABLE!!!! LOVE them, Emily!