March 30, 2008

BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE AND OUR NEW EDITION

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!! It has been quite eventful around here, I can tell you that!! But, first, Beate's sketch challenge. I actually made two cards because really loved this sketch. The first one I made using my Pun Fun stamp set - I love this set because it is so versatile, you can make so many different types of cards with it. For this one, I used the cute little rocket ship which I stamped in black stazon and colored in using my stampin' write markers. That yummy dp is East Coast Prep. All items on this card are SU! and the full recipe is listed below.


Card Recipe:Paper - Tempting Turquoise card stock, Old Olive card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Whisper White card stock, East Coast Prep Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets - Pun Fun
Inks - Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Pumpkin Pie brads, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon
This next card is using a stamp set that I have had for awhile but had not even mounted it yet. I can't believe I waited so long, it is really a cute set! It is called Bugs and Kisses and now that I have inked it up once, I know I will use it again! I just love this little earthworm, he is stinkin' adorable! The card is pretty self-explanatory so I will just leave the recipe below. All items SU! except for the stickles on the worm.



Card Recipe:
Paper - Garden Green card stock, Certainly Celery card stock, Flowers for You Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets - Bugs and Kisses
Inks - Garden Green classic stampin' pad, Certainly Celery classic stampin' pad, Stampin Write Markers
Accessories - Old Olive brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Large Tag Punch, Sponge, Mat Stack and Paper Piecer, Stampin Dimensionals, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Now, I would like to share with you the new edition to our family. His name is Dexter and he is an eight week old Lab. He is as cute as can be and will be our new outside dog as soon as he is a little bigger. I was really nervous about how my weiner dogs would be with him because they are pretty aggressive around other animals, and I was right! We had to keep them locked up and tomorrow I will be buying muzzles for the two little weiners until they can learn to play nice and not try to eat him! I think once Dexter is big enough he will take care of it on his own, but right now he is a baby and they scared him to death. Cisco (my golden) really took to him and they romped outside together for awhile, the old man (he is 10) and the baby. Very cute!! Anyone ever introduce a new dog in the house with weiner dogs already in residence? Any advice would be greatly received! As I said, he will only be in the house for a short while, he will have a doggy door to the garage, and a dog house outside as his job will be to guard our property and keep the critters at bay. I have to say, I have never had an outside dog before - mine have always been indoor dogs, so this will take getting used to. Ah, the joys of moving to the country! Enjoy the rest of your weekend - hope I did not bore you too much!!

42 comments:

Manna said...

What cute cards. Love them both! And Dexter, what a cutie!

Diane said...

Love that sketch Alex,your cards are wonderful!!
Dexter is sooo adorable,poor thing 2 weiners attacking him,lol.They better be kind to him cuz when he gets big,payback is a ...

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

yummy & fun cards, Alex...you did a GREAT job....& Dex is beeeeeeautiful...gonna be a BIG watch dog!

pescbrico said...

Love your rocket and the grass with your worm :)
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Denise... said...

Your cards are so cute! Dexter is absolutely adorable. Such a sweet face!

Janine said...

Great cards and what a cute cute pup!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Both of the cards are so cute!!! You did a fab job with Beate's sketch! That bug card is stinkin' cute too!! I don't have that set :(
As for your dogs...we've introduced puppies into the house when older adult dogs have been there and I think it was more of a territorial thing. Your weiner dogs are just showing that they are boss. It's THEIR house they think. We always notice that the smaller dogs are always more aggressive. Our Samoyed and Rottie always played nice and were actually scared just like your lab(which is a cutie btw) Good luck with the new addition to the family. Puppies are always so much fun!!

Michelle said...

Super cards Alex. I just love that rocket ship!

Dexter is adorable!

Tabitha said...

omg!! dexter is adorable!

i am so loving the rocket ship!

JessicaLynn said...

OMG your new pup is just adorable. I LOVE HIM.. so sweet. I think I might have to design a lab set :)

JessicaLynn
www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

The Stampin' Soldier said...

Lilly Belle says "Woof!" to your new furbaby.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Um, did you actually show cards, because once I saw that puppy face, I completely forgot! (just kidding -- your cards are great!)

What a CUTIE! I don't think I could have him as an outside dog! I would want his cute face around me all the time! What a sweetheart! The other dogs are just protecting their territory from the new guy. That's got to be completely normal. They'll need time to get used to him. He's ADORABLE!!

mochamama said...

Ohhhhh Alex, I love Dexter, he is such a cutie pie!!!!!!!Your cards are sweet too, sorry I got carried away with the puppy.

beate said...

Dexter is adorable!!!
Your cards look great! I love them both. I need to dust of my Bugs and Kisses. It's such a cute set!
Hugs and smiles

angie said...

Oh my gosh, Dexter is sooooo cute!!! Cute cards too!

Heather P. said...

These cards are SOOO cute... Love the rocket one especially! :)

Dexter is ADORABLE!!!! :)

louise said...

Awesome cards Alex. That Rocket Rocks!

Diane said...

Hey Alex,check my blog cuz I tagged you if you want to play that is!!

Deborah said...

gtzxtmtokbtuaLove your cards for Beate's sketch! Dexter is precious! Love Labs! Deb

lyzzydee said...

He is a cutie, I could bear to leave him outside!

Deb said...

Of course I love your cards Alex but that gorgeous little pup is just so cute and adorable, can't stop looking at him!

My Paper World said...

Dexter is adorable! and both of your cards are supercute! xx

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your cards, they are fantstic, and welcome Dexter, he is too cute.

Chris said...

Love the cards and the new puppy. Oh so cute!!

Tracy.H said...

OMG! What a cutie. Wish I could snuggle up with him right now!! :0)

malieta said...

Hi Alex!
Thank you so very much for your kind words during my time of sorrow. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends!
I love both of your cards, they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing pictures of Dexter as well.
malieta:)

Ila said...

Both of your cards are Fabulous Alex!!
And what a cute pooch!!..so cute...he's going to be a hard one to keep outside.

Nikki Bond said...

Love your cards Alex....specially the worm one..how CUTE! Dexter is ADORABLE too! I feel bad that your little doggies don't like him much...that is probably to be expected though seem how they were there first. I wish I had to good advice for you..maybe time is all they need. Good luck! {SMILES}

Beth Norman said...

Two cute cards and one cute dog! Enjoy your new Dexter.

Jen Glover said...

Awwww... Dexter! ADORABLE! I just want to hug him! Can we set up a play date for him to come over and play with my Westie, O'Malley? They would have so much fun!!!

This worm card is sooooo flippin' cute! You must have a million stamps! I really, really like how you did this card!

Lauren said...

Those cards are super cute - great job with the sketch. Dexter is adorable. I'm sure he'll be up for the challenge with his brothers soon!

Melissa said...

Oh for the love of Pete - can you stand it?! I can't!! Great cards and absolutely adorable puppy!!

Many Blessings,
M.

Amber Porter said...

Your cards are adorable! And look at the sweet puppy's face!! Too cute!

Latisha said...

I LOVE the stitching you did on your cards, they look awesome! That little dexter is sooo cute

scrapnnMO said...

Ahhhh what a sweet addition to the family. Lovely card to!

Annette said...

I'm especially fond of the inchworm card...love the shades & layers of green!

But nothing can compare to the new baby! I have a weiner dog, too. He is my baby now that my kids are off at college.

Love all your creations!

Denise~ said...

First, how cute are those cards. I love how you've used the rocket. I just got this set and now I want to ink it up. Love that worm card, too cute.

Now, how adorable is that little puppy, oooo! What a sweet face. :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE both cards! That worm with the grass is just too cute! How creative! And what an adorable new addition to the family!

Nancy Riley said...

Cute cards, Alex! Dexter is absolutely adorable! Having a new puppy is like having a newborn in the house again, huh?!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh, he's the sweetest thing. I wish I could get a new puppy every year, but I limit myself to just our ohe dog. He just turned six last month.

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are adorable!! I LOVE your grass!

Congrats on the addition to your family! Dexter is sooooo cute!!!

Amy G. said...

These cards are so cute! Great job with the sketch and finally mounting your bugs! ;) Good luck wiht your new puppy...he's just adorable!!!