Thursday, August 25, 2011

PTI August Blog Hop & Corgi Update

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Where has the summer gone?!?!?!  School starts on Monday for me and Tuesday for the kids.  Seems like just yesterday I was waving good-bye to my about-to-be second graders.  Geesh!  Well at least I am going to be joining in on a PTI hop before the summer is over. :)  It was a goal of mine that I am sneaking in at the 11th hour!  Oh and for all you folks who know of me from the PTI blog as the gal who missed Stamp-A-Faire because of emergency dog surgury- there is an update at the bottom of this post...
So this month we had an inspiration photo to use for working our magic.  Don't ya just want to be at that picnic!
So I took the photo a little on the literal side.  It spoke to me about a picnic so I pulled out my Vintage Picnic set/die and went to town!  The sentiment is from the Iconic Images set that folks who went to Stamp-A-Faire got.  Suzanne over at The Card Yard was so sweet to pick up my goodies and bring them back to MA for me to be able to use!  Card sets are a fav of mine to make and give.  The inspiration image had so many things in the suitcase it also made me think of sharing and a card purse is a great way to share cards! :)
Not sure you can see it well, but the card base has been stamped with one of the quoin images using Tim Holtz distress ink, worn lipstick I think.  The flower paper and wood grain paper is from Crate Paper's Restoration line.  The yummy lace is from my stash, so who knows where it came from (please share if you know).
The die cut paper 'n felt is from PTI and both were cut with PTI dies.  I've been trying to use more pattern and layers lately.  All the action that is going on here encouraged me to leave the inside blank.  These are such multifunctional cards that it seemed like this set lends itself so easily to great thank you, birthday, get well, thinking of you, or what-have-you kinda cards blank was best.

 These are the pens I used to color the flowers.  It never ceases to amaze me how many markers can be used on the smallest of images!  The Ciaos are Y11, Y15, RV13, Spica Gold, and clear Glaze.
Not sure you can even tell the clear glaze got used.  It's on the brown parts of the basket.  The idea was that the brown was leather and would have a bit of shine.  Oh well.  C'est la vie.  The Spica is on the flower center and gives it a bit of sparkle.  I adore sparkle of any kind. :)  Hope y'all like my interpretation project.  Now on to the corgi update!
This is the wagon I use to transport Cad in and out of Tufts Vet Hospital when I'm by myself.  It's just way too crazy to use his harnesses with all the doors.  I have not mastered the "corgi purse" yet. :(  The wagon also helps give him a way to rest easier in the waiting room. :)  Last Friday was his one month check-up and Dr. M says he is doing great.  We got the green light to take him to water therapy and Cad (and Tom & I) got to have a session on Tuesday.  Honestly I think the water therapy is amazing and I've already seen some (small) improvement!  The PT gave us some more home therapy techniques (have you ever tried to find a medium sized beach ball at the end of summer?!?!) and Cad was able to stand (kinda) for about 4 seconds on his own yesterday.  Wha-hoo!!!  We go back on Friday and I hope to get some pictures to share with y'all this weekend of the "corgi in a tank".  LOL!

Cad and I have wheeled over here with this project:
Papertrey Ink- August Blog Hop

21 comments:

  1. What a sweet country feel your project has to it! Lovely! Hope your little furry freind is better soon :)

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  2. Love the purse, I like making sets too!

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  3. Love your beautiful card set, with that adorable purse for them! Your 'literal' interpretation of the photo is wonderful, and I love the way you pulled in so many beautiful patterns and textures.

    Also glad to hear your dog is doing better! ;-)

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  4. What a beautiful card set. Love the pattern paper you chose and the coordinating "purse" to put them all in.

    I'm so glad that Cad is doing better. Looks like he enjoys riding in style to the vet. Thanks for the update and praying things keep going well.

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  5. FABULOUS card set -- great interpretation!!!

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  6. Litteral interpretations are great too and your card set is pretty.

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  7. What a lovely set of cards, and the card purse is just gorgeous!

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  8. this is such an adorable set! love the mix of patterns and colors.

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  9. Love your cards & love Cad!!

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  10. Lovely cards! I am glad to hear that Cad is doing better!

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  11. Very pretty cards! So happy to read that your dog is improving. He looks extremely comfy in the wagon too.

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  12. Such a cute card. Love that picnic set. What a great idea to transport your doggie in the wagon. I'm a dog lover myself and can imagine how happy you are that your loyal friend is on the mend. I notice that you mention Tufts hospital. Is that the one in Grafton MA? I live in the next town over from there. My neighbor works in the office there. It's a beautiful area where that hospital is. I believe Tufts also has a location in Walpole. That is really close to my job. I haven't been there before but I had a friend who worked there years ago before she moved to NC to care for her mom. Great card. Thanks for posting!

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  13. Lovely Cards! Glad to see that the doggy is doing better!

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  14. I love the layering of the mat stacks with the picnic basket-- very pretty!

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  15. Moriah, amazing cards! That lace is absolutely gorgeous and look at Cad - he looks fantastic! And so happy to be in the wagon! So happy he's okay. Thanks for the shout - out! ;) Did you take the Memory Box class last weekend? I stopped in really quick not realizing Dave B. would be there, and you'd think I ran into George Clooney. LOL! I was totally starstruck!

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  16. Love the card purse. Great idea. Glad to hear your pup is doing better too!

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  17. Great take on the PTI inspiration photo Moriah! Beautiful set. Glad to hear Cad is making good progress.

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  18. Oh Moriah, I LOVE this gift set you created from the inspiration photo!! :) The colors and the use of felt is just gorgeous :) And thanks so much for the update on your furry friend. I'm glad you're seeing some improvements!

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  19. Your cards are so pretty Moriah.
    Yes when colouring with Copics we sure use a lot of colours...thats why we need them all, lol.
    Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog, You put a smile on my face .

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!