Just Us Girls #174: Sketch Challenge

Wow. Over two weeks since I posted last...where does the time go? 

I had aspirations of returning more to blogging in the new year. 

Epic. Fail.

Well, I'll give myself a little break. Our new boy Parker (affectionately known as "Parker-pants", seen below) has been occupying more of my free time. In good ways, I might add. I've been outside more, despite the freezing cold, walking our lovely man. He has so much energy, I've also been arranging play dates with other friends who have dogs that can wear him down :) It's been a blast watching him play with other dogs - I've missed the "joie de vivre" that dogs have. Seeing him run and play is such a wonderful reminder - it really is the simple things in life.

Anywho, on to the newest Just Us Girls Challenge - a sketch hosted by our wonderful Vicki!

I took this beauty of a sketch and flipped it on it's side...

...and in the place of the ribbon tails, I placed my sentiment. The die cut is from my Silhouette Cameo - the floral circle was a Friday Freebie from A Little Hut. I just welded two rectangles to either side to create the band. I had a much more elaborate card planned (and started) but it just wasn't coming together. So back to basics I went.

I have to say, I really am loving the Cameo. It is versatile and pretty straightforward to use. Plus it works with my Mac seamlessly. Bonus.

Don't forget to swing by the JUGS blog to see what the other talented ladies have come up with! Their links are also in my sidebar.

So now on to pictures of "Parker-pants". Sadly, he didn't escape my nickname fetish...I always come up with some creative ones for my pets. Please feel free to skip this part if your pressed for time :)

Here he is playing with one of his most favourite friends, Quid (Parker's the golden retriever). These two just love each other and it's so fun to watch them play :)

Love this next picture - he loves to run :)

Here he's demonstrating his versatility...and by versatility I mean he goes from running like a madman to curling up on the couch. So darn cute though!

That's it from here. Hope your having a great weekend :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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13 Responses to Just Us Girls #174: Sketch Challenge

Lynn said...

Parker is gorgeous! No better place to be spending your time! Your card is beautiful...love the intricate cuts from your cameo.

Michelle said...

Andrea, your card is so pretty! And Parker is GORGEOUS! I love that photo of him running with ears flapping, it makes me smile. :-)

Lisa said...

What a fresh lovely card Andrea, nice to have you back!! I LOVE the picture of Mr. "Parker Pants" running!!! My Max is MAD for snow, silly pup ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice CAS job with the sketch! Your new "time eater" is AWESOME! :)

Tangii said...

Ok, your card is just wonderful! I LOVE my Silhouette (not quite sure how I lived without it) :) Great use of the freebie! Oh yes, and the puppy pictures are fabulous :)

Marisa said...

That die cut is gorgeous!!! Lovely card. I had to smile looking at the pics of Parker :) Dogs really do know how to enjoy life - great pictures!

Elise said...

I'm SO happy Parker has found his PEEPS in you two! That a HAM! Glad you shared these pix and EQUALLY glad that you made that sketch SING, with this elegant, crisp and LOVELY card! I ADORE you so - enjoy, enJOY, ENJOY your weekend! <3

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Andrea! Love the fancy pattern! What sweet photos of your pups! Bet you are having a boat load of fun!!! :)

Stella said...

Andrea your take on CAS is always jaw dropping gorgeous. So simple but also stunning. And i am always wondering where you got the idea:)

Your dog? A cutie....snd handsome:)

TannyP said...

This is stunning! I love the looks of that band...so classy! Parker is so freaking cute. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who does nicknames. LOL

Hope all is well with you :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE this card---fun use off that die cut! Great take on this sketch:)

LOVE these pics of your pup! Looks like he is enjoying the snow:)

ps...THANK YOU soooooooo much for your sweet comments on my blog last week! It was nice to come back from Jamaica to such encouragement and love:) <3 I hope to catch up on my blog reader this week!!!

Cath said...

Fun card, Andrea! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful card - well designed and very pretty, but your dog pictures are awesome! Love the one with the ears in the air - fun stuff!


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