Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nora

Boy, whoever thought of this week's flutter by challenge was crazy...oh wait, that was me. LOL! 
This week's theme is winter. Brrr....when I think of winter I think of blue, not sure why but I do. So that's why I colored sweet Nora in blue. It seems like a very simple card but I just adore how it came out. In real life it's so pretty the way the smooch spritz shimmers.





supplies:
What I did:
I started by stamping Nora onto my cardstock with Memento ink and then colored her with copics. I used my snow dots cuttlebug embossing folder on my background paper and then spritzed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz!! Oh my!! I am in love...hard to see from this photo how gorgeous this stuff is! I'll be doing a feature on it next week on Sparkly Thursdays!!
To finish the card I cut out my image and a mat with my CM cutting system and adhered everything and added a few embellishments and some stickles.


One more little tidbit to pass on...did you know that Susana has a *Specials* section?? No, well take a peek, lots of great things there at great prices!! Selected Spellbinders dies even!!


One more thing...I am doing okay with dealing with the loss of Heidi. It's hard and I'm hoping that red, swollen puffy eyes are the new "in" thing but I'm finding that Freckles helps alot with her puppy like self. Creating helps me take my mind off of missing Heidi too. Thank you all for your support and kind words.
Here's one of my favorite photos of Heidi this summer.


and one of Freckles the same day
 


46 comments:

Anne said...

Very cute card and what lovely smiles from both your dogs, that's a lovely photo to remember Heidi by

Jodi said...

I am so very sorry Danni, for the loss of your very sweet Heidi!! She does look happy here! I know how hard that is to do something like that and will be praying for you both. It's great that you have your other fur baby to keep you company too!
I just love the winter card you made for the challenge, it really does feel like winter just looking at it!!
Big Hugs!!
Jodi =)

melissac said...

Your card is beautiful!! I am keeping you in my thoughts. Blessings and Hugs!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect for winter!

Manetta Kanefsky said...

Danni...my heart goes out to you. It was not an easy thing to do...thank god you have freckles to fill in that void of "someone" missing in the home. Big hugs to you and to your two children

Crystal said...

AWWW Danni your card is soooo wonderful...and what darling pics!!! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous photos of your dog Danni!! Love your card too!! The blue is perfect. Love your coloring and all the snowflakes!! This challenge was certainly perfect today since we got 8 inches of snow last night and it is still snowing!! A very wintery day here!!!

hugs,
Chris

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

everything is beautiful.... in it's own way!

your card and your 2 pups included.

hugs,

dolcreations said...

Danni you are right...When you think of winter, blue does come to mind! Love this image and I love the oval shape with the blue around it! Love the pretty flowers too!
thank-you for sharing your pictures. They are so cute!
Christine

Kristie said...

Very cute, both the card and the doggies.

Just so you know, this is the stamp I am planning to use once I can find a place for my printer LOL!!

Karen Motz said...

She's totally cute winter to me! I LOVE blue and white for winter themes...it's perfect for the blizzard we're getting in New England today.

So sorry to hear about your loss of Heidi. I'm tearing up...makes me think of my sweet Morgan we lost almost three years ago. Our dogs certainly steal our hearts, don't they!

Hugs!!

marsha said...

Danni, this is just too cute! I love the contrast and your flower embellishments. I'm so sorry about your beloved Heidi, may your tears and hurt be healed. I recently lost my little "aussie" a month ago and it leaves a hole in your heart.

Hugs,
Marsha

the whimsical butterfly said...

SUPER cute! And what a cute pic of Freckles :) I'm glad to hear you're doing a bit better...these things take time, as you know, but I'm thinking of you and sending hugs!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful card Danni! I do love those Sugarplums, and your background came out awesome as well. Awww..very nice pics of the puppies. :)

Nancy said...

Again, I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved Heidi. The pictures and words are a thoughtful tribute to all the love she gave you. Your card is amazing, and I associate blue with winter, too!!

Karen Wilson said...

Pretty card Danni! I love the 'blues' for winter. Gorgeous photo's of your puppies too. They're both smiling and happy. As Anne said above, it's a nice photo to remember Heidi.

**hugs**
Karen

Dotty Jo said...

Hey sweet girl, so very sorry to hear about Heidi. Pets are just so special and are such a big part of our lives. I am really missing my sweet old girl cat right now as she was always so funny at Christmas time. This will be the first time in 18 years that she won't be around to get cat fur on the gift wrap and to try and climb the Christmas tree. Sending an extra big hug to you, Jo x

Lelia said...

Danni, your card is beautiful! Another product I will have to try out!
So sorry you lost Heidi. I know it's always hard, especially with the kids. But she's all better and romping around in doggie heaven!

Big Hugs,
Lelia

Lynette said...

Awesome card, Danni!

Kris said...

Sweet card!! love Nora! she's so ready for winter... and that embossing you did is great! Love the blues! TFS the pixs of your sweet pups!! i hope you're still holding up okay!! thinking of you!! =D hugs, Kris

Danderella said...

Great card...I love blue for winter cards too. My hubby always laughs when we see blue lights on houses and I comment "brr, that looks cold!"

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI hun!! this is just as sweet as can be!! I love it with the winter theme and your coloring is just fabulous!! Love the embossing in the background!! HUGS

Michelle said...

I think of blue when I think of winter too!! How funny! Your card is so pretty! Love the shimmer for sure!

Great pics of Heidi and Freckles. It takes time so hang in there. You're right though Freckles will help you through this!!

IrishGirl said...

I was at Lori's blog when I saw your post about Heidi. I am so sorry for your loss. Heidi looks like a wonderful and adorable character.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I think of blue for winter too. Very cute pics!

Christi said...

What an adorable card and I love puppy pics!!

Christine said...

Nora is so cute!!! I love the CB embossing.

Blessings,
Christine

Teresa said...

Another cute card! And I always associate blue with winter, too! Maybe it's because of how the sky reflects in the ice or something. Either way, blue and white (sometimes a dash of silver) are my "winter" colors.

Aw, cute pics of the doggies!

Darla said...

So pretty Danni! The blue and white are beautiful together and I love the flowers. The embossed background makes the card really pop. Great job!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Danni! Love the mix of the blue and white and the embossing is fabulous. Great pics of Heidi and Freckles too! big hugs!!!

Maria Matter said...

So sorry for your loss Danni!!!


Your card is simply stunning...love the blue coloring!

take care hun!
Blessings, Maria

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

Danni,

I am so very sorry about Heidi.....we had a Boxer named Hattie that we had to put down two years ago, strangly she was 10 1/2 years old too. I have never heard of Boxers living that long. We have a 5 years old Boxer named Jessie too. I luv dogs, but I must confess that Boxers are da bomd IMO....I luv them so. I do understand the pain, I have always gotten my little friends when they where only 6 weeks old so that are my babies....I also do not have children...that makes it harder.


Thanks for your visits and comments to my blog, I became a follower of yours, sorry I thought I was already following you...hugs my friend!

enjoy *~*

Silke Ledlow said...

Danni - the card is super cute!!! I don't do so gret with blue, but I really like how you used it :)!!!

Your doggy photos are cute...it will always be a great keep sake for you!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn B. said...

So sorry for you loss.. Makes me sad.. Your card is adorable..What a sweet image in blues.

custom desk said...

Nora is nice in her blue suit and nice smiles from your dogs. Blue can be associated with winter, i guess. I also think of blue come winter.

Denise said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Dani. Hugs to you.
I love your card, that blue & white together is so striking, the embossing adds that special touch!

Harriet Skelly said...

Danni - I love the blue and white card - I need to use blue more! I love the photos of Heidi and Freckles - they look like they were smiling at the camera!!
Hugs, Harriet

Justine said...

She looks splendid in Blue. Love the poochies

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, I love this image and used her on a card yesterday. Your dogs are so cute

Alex said...

Love your card with Nora in blue :) Great use of the embossing folder.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x

Lisa Foster said...

Danni,
I'm so very sorry about Heidi...you & your family are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of the two of them.

Your card is absolutely adorable!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Lynn said...

So sorry about your cute little doggie Danni. :(
Your card is so sweet and glittery!
TFS

Ann Kranitz said...

So sweet!! I love those pix of your little furry sweeties. Hope you are doing well under the circumstances.

Cassie said...

i agree - blue conveys "cold" very well! your card is so super - I love the simplicity but the punch the embossing gives!!

Debby said...

Your card is very sweet. And the dogs are smiling :-)

Kim R. said...

Pretty card! My heart goes out to you for your loss. I've been there and know how you feel. Keep yourself busy to help keep your mind off of it!!!

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