Monday, June 10, 2013

Sadie's Chair

Happy Monday!
I had a great day at the office.  It had been a week since I was in the office even though I was working (from home).  It was great to see my co-workers again!  Summer has arrived - it was 95 degrees today, and I never mind working in the office when it is that hot outside!

Today I have another Father's Day card.   This one is from our 15.5 year old Schnauzer, Sadie, to her daddy.  She is a black Schnauzer and has a favorite chair.  She will come and stare at whoever is occupying it when she wants to get up on it.  Even at her age, she is still spry enough to get up on the wingback chair without assistance!  Who can deny the soulful brown eyes of this precious senior citizen?  I even crocheted a little blanket for her to use when she snuggles up on this chair.  (Can you say "spoiled rotten"?).  Hey, she's been one heck of a great agility dog and companion, she deserves whatever she wants at this age!

I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #209.  Instead of adding layers to the background as in the sketch, I used Nesties to cut holes so that the underlayer showed thru!  DP is Authentique Bundle Collection: Journey, while cs is PaperTrey Silver. The stamp set is from Clear Art Stamps.  I love how it has parts so you can make a scene.  I stamped the phone, fussy cut it and popped it up on 3M foam tape.  The I also fussy cut the table, which is stamped with Memento then colored with Copics and Spicas.  The chair is stamped on DP.  The puppy dog is an American Art image (Emerson) stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, fussy cut and popped up with more foam tape.  I used rectangle and circle Nesties of various sizes and added rhinestones to the upper left of the design. 

Ii am also entering the following challenges:

Crafter's Cafe - For a male or Father's Day
Craft Your Passion - Masculine/Father's Day
Crafty Cardmakers - Father's Day
Lexi's Creations - Father's Day
Mema's Crafts - Father's Day
The Pink Elephant - Father's Day
ABC Challenges - Animals

I am entering more challenges than usual - Father's Day challenges were rampant and I just couldn't narrow it down.  I'm just crazy about my Sadie and I just love this card because I know her daddy will treasure it.

This is Sadie:

Thanks for stopping by.  I think you may be seeing some cards from Margaret this week.  I need to get a stash going for when I make my trip to CO next week.  We will be on the road shopping for more goodies (like we need MORE), but hopefully we'll spend some time making stuff too!

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b


  1. Such an adorable card! And what a clever take on the sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  2. Such a fun take on the sketch. I love how you put it together. I love your adorable image. Thanks for sharing your card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  3. There's that soulful stare...I know it so well intimately. She is so beautiful and doesn't look a day over 29 people years. LOL. I love the is so right! Really looks like your house and Sadie...and makes me miss those days....

  4. gorgeous card love the dog en the colors hugs diana
    thanks for plaing allong at the crafters cafe challenge blog

  5. Sadie is adorable!!!!

    Love this card. I especially like what you did with the nesties instead of adding layers, very clever. Great colour palette, lovely papers, and fab image. Perfect Father's Day card.

    Tell me, does she use the phone too! LOL

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  6. a gorgeous and super-sweet card!

    your doggie-pic is sooooo adorable!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  7. Sadie is such a cutie!
    Your card is just darling, you found the perfect image! Love all the texture, great job with the sketch. Happy that you could join us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  8. Aww Sadie is so sweet and what a wonderful idea to make a card for your hubbie from her. Love it! The reverse use of the nestabilities is such a clever idea, I'll have to give it a go.

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  9. Love your colour theme.

    Thank you for joining us at SSW this week.

    Holly x

  10. Sadie is just a doll! Love this card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  11. Oh I LOVE this card and I LOVE your dog!! Thanks for sharing the pic - so SWEET!! Love the color scheme too!!
    So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you Kathy!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  12. Nice card from Sadie :o) Sadie reminds me a lot of my sisters Zoe. They are such wonderful pets and companions. Thanks for sharing your story and your beautiful card with us this week at ABC Challenges.

  13. Awww... as a dog lover I am smitten with Sadie's story! What a good picture too! Your card is wonderful and I really like the idea you had about punching out holes in the CS to allow the DP to show thru! Very creative Kathleen! Welcome to Craft Your Passion's “Father's Day/ Masculine” Challenge and good luck!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (

  14. Hi Kathy, very cute card love your little image and wonderful design papers and embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  15. Oh my goodness this is so darn cute! I adore the scene created here with the image and dimension you added to it. I just love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  16. Awwww, this card is adorable and so is Sadie. Thank you for taking time to visit and play with us at Mema's Crafts.

  17. Wow. This is REALLY cute! Loved the story of Sadie and the card created to highlight her.

  18. Ooops, when I was here earlier I didn't spot you had also entered this great card into Lexi's Creations, so thank you for joining us there too

    Lin xx
    Lexi's Creations

  19. A fabulous design and a lovely story! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

  20. Wonderful Father's Day card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  21. Love this card, love all the pretty blues. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  22. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Father's Day Challenge.
    DT CYP

  23. A gorgeous card...gorgeous colour combo & a fab layout too.....and Sadie is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    Jo x

  24. Spoiled rotten to absolute perfection! What a sweetie, and what a great card for Father's Day. Thank you so much for joining in on our Father's Day challenge over at The Pink Elephant!
    ~*Joni TPE DT