Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dog Gone it...It's Oliver

Hello, good morning, and HAPPY DAY to you. It's gonna be a busy day, so I'd better get on with this post. My dad is taking grandpa to the hospital today, so DH and I are going to put up new mailboxes for both dad and grandpa. Dad had a little mishap a few weeks ago, and backed over the mailboxes. One barely survived, and the other wasn't so lucky, so both need to be replaced. Then we'll check the cows to see if there are any new babies. It probably doesn't sound like much fun to many, but it sounds like a glorious day to me!!

On to the card! This is one of my new stamps from Dog Gone Stamps. When I saw it, I knew I had to get this one. I know it's supposed to be a little Westie dog, but the image looks just like my yorkie-poo, Oliver. Many of you have seen pictures of my whopping 3 lb. killer dog, and this IS Oliver from the top of those spikey ears right down to those cute little turned out feet!! Oliver often wears little shirts and t-shirts, because he's so little that he's cold all the time. I'm sending this card to my friend, Doreen. Doreen is the one who found Oliver, and asked if we would think about giving him a home. She's also the Lola culprit too!! LOL!! Doreen loves dogs as much as I do, and we both have done our part in adopting fur babies who need loving homes. So, Doreen...if you're reading this...this one's for you! I love your giving and caring heart, and I can never thank you enough for being instrumental in giving us the chance for the unconditional love that only our Oliver and Lola can give! Thank you, thank you, my friend!!
Supply List
Paper: Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Daisy D Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Various SU! Ink for watercoloring, More Mustard, Black Stazon
Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps Westie Dog, Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Accessories: Lattice Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Dew Drops, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilities
Thanks for your visit to my blog today, and as always, it's a joy to welcome you! I hope you come back often! Have a blessed day!
Love Ya!


kadie said...

It's Oliver!! I can't believe how life-like this looks; like the dog could walk right off the card. You are amazing. Great layout too!

MiamiKel said...

I completely agree - he looks so life-like, I could almost reach out and pet him! Your coloring is AMAZING and you are so gifted! Oliver is so sweet - what a lovely card! Prayer, as always, for gpa Jay and the family! (((( 's !))))

Mary Giles said...

This is just sooo amazing Lorie. Oliver looks so life like. You do magic with your watercoloring girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

oh this card made me laugh out loud! I truly love it!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card - what a great dog and you have him just perfect! I think I am going to have to invest in those edge punches. Wow, what they add! So pretty!!

Lauri said...

Wow! Your coloring makes this little doggie look so real!! I am in utter amazement!!!! wow wow wow!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

As the sweet and lovely Catherine would say...Oy Vay!!! This card has left me so very verklempft!!! This is FABULOUS!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! ADORABLE!!!! LOVABLE!!!! AMAZING!!!! You have captured the very essence of Oliver!! I know Doreen will cherish it:o)

Love and hugs!!!

Judy McMullen said...

This is so darn cute, Lorie! Isn't it great when you find a stamp that is so perfect!!! Love everything you do and this is no exception. He reminds me also of my friends' Yorkie.

Catherine said...

It's totally Oliver, and adorable! I just love this card, Lorie! Especially drooling over how you used that yummy border punch and the DP strip - wonderful touch!

If there are baby cows, I'd love to see pics!

Take care! You are one amazing woman!

Brandi said...

Cute card! That is the look our mini schnauzer gives me all the time!



Naturliche Body Bliss said...

OOOOHHHHH so cute!!!!!!!!
it little Oliver! I love it!
and a great card! you're so talented!!!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, so life like, your coloring is amazing.

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous Card. I've seen your profile pic around but this is my first visit to your blog and it is sooo beautiful. I'm a follower now and can't wait to see more! Gorgeous.

Anne said...

oh my goodness, how cute is he???
Fabby card