Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Enjoying the Ride

Well I finally decided to ink up my "Enjoy the Ride" set from PTI.  I seriously love this set and have seen so many fab cards using it.  What took me soooo long???  What have I been busy doing???  Well, one hint is the furry white background in the photo....hmmmmm...

This card is for someone I work with who is moving away.  It is a "guy" card so I kept it simple and drew on the red in the fab October Afternoon map PP to tie it all together.  I found a new challenge site, Always Playing with Paper, and their latest sketch is my inspiration.  Speaking of inspiration in general, if you ever need a sketch head on over to Allison's blog "Stampin' When I Can" and search thru her posts...there are tons of sketch blogs linked up by the day the sketch goes up.  Plus she shares some great creations of her own.

So what is small, furry, white and adorable?  Bolt!  Yep, a puppy joined our family :>)  He is just the cutest, sweetest little ball of fur who loves to give tons of kisses.   He is a West Highland White Terrier. We considered a number of breeds, but have a soft spot for Westies as we had one a few years back.

Bolt likes to play with my cards and has potential as a photo assistant.  That is so long as he does not try to eat the card as he did right after I shot this pic!  

So yep, besides the end of the year school craziness and summer vacations, we now have potty training an 11 week old to add to the list.  I was actually afraid to use my sewing machine at first because I did not want to wake him up!  We are doing crate training and he sleeps in our bedroom to be part of the pack.  Now I just need to convince Bolt that I am the alpha dog in our pack :>)

Have a wonderful week!
Details:  Stamps - Enjoy the Ride (PTI), CS - PTI, PP - October Afternoon, Buttons - Vintage Poppy (PTI), and Embossing Folder - Argyle (Cuttlebug).


  1. Bolt is adorable! Love the name too! I crate trained my dog and it was fairly quick and easy, but every dog is different. She never had accidents either. She does now but she's 12 years old.

    On to your card...I love this set and have a card in the works right now using it. You made a wonderful guy card! It's awesome!

  2. LOL...your puppy is adorable...isn't it like having a baby...potty training..oy:)

    Your card is fabbie..perfect for a dude...

  3. Bolt! That made me giggle - what a cutie! I think I've seen that movie about 90 times now :o) as I'm sure you have too!
    Fabulous man card! I love the map background with this car - so fun!

  4. Super the DP choice with the button too! And your puppy BG is perfect!

  5. Oh my goodness...Bolt is a cutie! Your card is super cute too! Love what you did with the sketch! Thank you for joining us this week at Always Playing with Paper!

  6. Bolt-what a fantastic name for this adorable puppy! Great card too, for a guy.

  7. WOW, your card is just fabulous. But your little puppy is just adorable. Thanks for playing along with us!!

    Big smiles,

  8. Julie
    your card is fabulous.... and Bolt the westie is so handsome! I love the color choices and how the red is tied in together across the whole card. Your buttons for headlights are a genius touch!
    Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.