Yes, it's very disappointing not to have the puppy we planned for, but we have so much to be thankful for. I had a message that a Flickr friend, Debbie, is seriously ill in the hospital & cannot participate in the card exchange that was her idea. Sure makes my troubles seem like nothing. There will be another puppy for us, but Debbie needs our prayers.
I work the weekend, so decided to spend time at my craft table today. Merry Monday has a beautiful color combo this week. All those flags were too difficult for me, so I didn't use the sketch. I ended up with 6 pearls, so will also enter the challenge at ODBD. This is the most fussy cutting I've done in a long time--spoiled with all the dies available now! I began by stamping Penny Black's christmas view in Brilliance Pearlescent Lime. Then I white embossed it, diecut the inner circle & popped it up over the green image. The poinsettias were white embossed again, watercolored with Memento pink markers, fussy cut & glued over the base images. The flower centers have Frosted Lace Stickles & tiny pearls were added to the little snowflake centers. I stamped "JOY" from ODBD Sweet
William-Small in Versafine Smokey Gray onto a PTI tiny tag. The card is made with circle diecuts & I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the front. Love this pink & white ribbon & it was a good match, so that finished it off. I'm so grateful for all of you & I'm slowly catching up on your blogs. Enjoy the weekend.