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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Home is Where the Dog is

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Hazelnut

Today is a fun challenge at Pile it On - use something that starts with 'P'. Jellypark is the sponsor, so you KNOW you want to play along! :)

I used this adorable new image from Jellypark, 'Puppy Dog' and papers from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Halloween collection. I paper pieced the little guy and added a fun field of grass for him to play in! The card base was first sanded, then lightly inked with vanilla craft, & finally sprayed with coffee glimmer mist. the senti, from Create with TLC, is sprayed with the same glimmer mist.

I have to tell you about the extra accents on here. As most of y'all know, I am notorious for grabbing all kinds of things from all kinds of places to use on my projects. Well Mick spent part of this past spring and summer working for a landscaping company. he had one pair of blue jeans that he wore it SEEMED like every day (although I know he didn't really!!). even though we bought him a few new pair of jeans to get him through the end of summer, he seemed to like wearing those jeans best. as of last week there wasn't much left of them. I finally put them through the wash for the last time, telling him I wanted to grab them for belt loops, pockets, zippers, etc. before throwing them out. he let me know there wasn't going to be much in the way of belt loops left to grab. truer words were never spoken! what you see here are the remnants of a belt loop! I loved the frayed ends so much that I had to use them on this card! of course I grabbed the pocket tag, too. :)

guess who is getting this card tucked away in some box to be found as he unpacks at college tomorrow night? yep, Mick! the ideal card for someone majoring in zoology! he will get a kick out of seeing what little remains of those jeans on a card, as well as a card letting him know that our dogs here at home are thinking of him. :)

Don't forget the big blog hop on Wednesday! I've heard there are almost 50 blogs participating and so so so many prizes up for grabs! I hope you will be there! :)

Pile it On - I Spy something starting with 'P' (puppy & pennants & plaid & paper piecing & punches)
Our Creative Corner - Recycle with a pop of Green
CCEE Stampers - paper piecing
Dude Time Doodles - add buttons
Divas by Design - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - upcycle
Penny's Paper Crafty - masculine
Stamp 'n Doodle - lots of layers
Word Art Wed. - inspiring senti & something that brings you joy (y'all know how much our dogs bring joy to the lives of everyone in our family. they have helped me so much during this cancer battle! I love my pups!!! of course Mick is one of my top joys.... that is a given!)
Oldie but a Goodie - paper piecing and something at least 6 months old (vintage buttons, postage stamp & banner punches, you don't want to know how old those jeans were!!!)
Papelitos - masculine
Stamping Boutique - banners
Craft Your Passion - Power of 3 (pennants)
Eureka Stamps - anything goes
House of Gilli - add a senti
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - add a senti
A Gem of a Challenge - animal
Forever Friends - anything goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - punches, dies, shapes Isaiah 64:8


Penny said...

Jennifer, was so nice to hear from you on my blog! Thanks for commenting! :^)
Your son is going to get the biggest kick out of this card! It is so cute and so very personal for him! I love the jeans mementos you put on it! And this puppy is adorable--Paulette's sentiment works perfectly with it!
Have a wonderful Sunday! Sending you lots of hugs,

Liva said...

Gorgeous card as always! I had never thought of using belt loops, but will try that one soon.
Liva ❤

Anne Temple said...

Your card is adorable and I love how you repurposed his jeans. The pup is so cute paper pieced too. So glad you joined us for the Push My Buttons challenge at Dude TIme Doodles this week.

Great news about your upcoming hop too!

cotnob said...

Great card, I love your paper pieced puppy.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Kim Price said...

I love what you have done to repurpose the belt loops and jeans tag. These are great elements with gorgeous texture and add so much interest to your card. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

McCrafty's Cards said...

A great card, I like the paper piecing and the bunting,thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

CraftyGirl said...

Your paper piecing and banners are great. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Kristie Maynard said...

So glad you could join the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week. Love your card!

Cheryl said...

Love your adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Elizabeth Hart said...

LOve this puppy card and the cutest pendent ever. The story about the jeans was priceless. Be happy!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very cute, I really like the background along with the old Levi's patch! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week, hope to see you again :-)

Chan said...

I adore this card, Jennifer! The dog is *SO* sweet, and so is the sentiment!! :o) I love how you added a field of grass and pieces of Mick's worn down jeans!
I'm looking forward to checking out the blog hop on Wednesday! :D

sallysbitz said...

This is a smashing card x
Sweet image & love the papers x

hugs sally x

Karen Letchworth said...

What an adorable card, Jennifer. I love how the flags match the puppers. Too cute! Thanks for sharing this one with us at Word Art's such a blessing to have you join us. I just prayed for you this morning, and really hope you're doing well.
Keep in touch, and be blessed!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card Jen, especially with the recycled bits on it. What a great use for them. TFS.

Tammy said...

As a dog lover, I love, love the sweet image and sentiment! Great idea to recycle your son's jeans for a thoughtful card for him! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So darn cute Jennifer!! Now I can't wait for my hubby's jeans to wear out so I can use the pocket tag - that looks so cool :)

Tammy said...

Cute card! What a nice surprise for your son when he unpacks! Very sweet!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

JustYolie said...

That is such a sweet surprise I'm sure! :) Adorable card!

Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

DT Yolie

CreatewithTlc said...

This is just too cute....I love how you recycle family clothing to add special touches to your cards....makes it so personable. And, I snagged it to put on the

Diane J said...

Lovely fun card - its perfect for our 'Masculine' Challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our challenge next week.
Diane x

Diane J said...

Lovely card - thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Forever Friends.
Diane x

Esther said...

Jennifer, this is adorable!!! I love the pattern paper you used for the dog!!!!!

I also wanted to thank you for all your sweet comments on the LUFP blog!!!

NanaConnie said...

Adorable card, Jen, and I love the sentiment! Good to see you playing in so many challenges. Keeping you in my prayers.

VanessaB said...

absolutely darling card!! :)

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation!
Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

Colleen Holmes said...

You are so clever and I learn every time I come to your blog! Adorable card and I know it will touch his heart big time! Hugz

Jennifer said...

Wonderful card Jen! I love the little pooch you've added and the great banner! Wonderful how you used some good old jean material!

Dawn said...

Such a darling little card Jennifer! I do hope you're keeping as well as you can be sweetie!
Thanks for playing at Dude Time Doodles this week in our Push My Buttons Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Hello Jenny!
How are you doing my friend... love your super cute card.... what an adorable image.... Thanks for playing along this week at FF challenge and hope to you again on our next challenge..
Shirl DT

Anonymous said...

I adore dogs! I love that you repurposed things that meant so much to you. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. You are already a winner! I love you & was so glad to see that you had joined us!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love your card, Jennifer. The paper pieced dog is just adorable. I also like how you did recycling. That is always fun. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE Stampers challenge.

Stacie Gorse said...

I'm so happy to see that special "frugal" touch in everything you do!!
Your cards are always so special!!!
I'm so glad you shared with us at the TSB challenge this week!!!

Thinking of you every day!

Lisa M said...

Oh my gosh, you have a kiddo going off to college??? Can I call you next year and cry on your shoulder when mine leaves??? EEEK... I can just see your son finding that card and getting the best laugh! What a great and fun mom you are...that's so wonderful to see. :)

Especially loved the recycled bit was from your son and going back to your son. That little pop of green for the pup is perfect as well for the challenge.

Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow...still stretching those fingers out. :)
Lisa xx

Tip Top said...

Just wonderful! The boys had better watch out - I'm after their jeans! Fab image too!!

Thanks for entering the Dude Time Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Dude Time Doodles

Helen said...

That paper pieced dog is the cutest thing ever! Your card is adorable! I love the extra elements! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Tracy said...

Oh you are such a sweet mama! What a special card for Mick. Puppy dog is super cute all paper pieced in plaid. :-) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

This is so very sweet Jennifer!! I just love those papers!! Congrats on your win as well!! HUGS

Christine said...

sweet cute creation lovely take on the chall theme, thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks for taking part in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Lauren said...

Great card. Such a cute stamped image. I would love to invite you to join us at The Lollipop Ladies if you are looking for a new challenge blog -