Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shimmer & Shine

Many years ago when I first started to stamp I heat embossed on almost every card.  I seldom ever heat emboss these days, but did heat emboss in gold on this card.  I painted the image with Twinkling H2O's and added some gold cord and Cuttlebug Vintage corners for embellishment. Three of the challenges I'm entering are about pulling out older, unused products and using them. The other challenge is embossing, which came about, because I used products I hadn't used in a long time.  Fun stuff!

Challenges:
OWH Stars and Stamps
Sassy Studio Designs
Some Odd Girl
Oldie But A Goodie

My poor little grand-dog gets cold so easily.  I'm not sure why, because he has a nice, thick coat and we keep him dressed warmly.  The little guy will be shivering so violently that his teeth chatter, even when he has double shirts on in the house.  (Though our house is hard to keep warm.)  He loves electric blankets.  Here's a picture of him in the hat that his mom made for him. :)

Blessings
  • Hubby brought me some M&M's today.  I love M&M's and they boost creativity you know.
  • Toilet paper! For some reason, known only to himself, hubby doesn't get more toilet paper until we've depleted the supply of toilet paper, kleenex, and most of the napkins.  Right now we have an ample supply of toilet paper.  Life is good. :)
  •  We kept warm enough last night.  We've moved into a different room while it's so cold & it's easier to keep warm than our bedroom.
  • Happy mail again today!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

15 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Shelly, Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Wow :) Thanks for accepting the challenge at Operation Write Home this week!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Shelly, this is breathtaking!!!! great job embossing!

omgosh, wht a cute pooch...precious photo!

hugs & blessings!

Lindsay Weirich said...

it's nice to pull out an old technique now and again, I love the stained glass look of the embossing!

Regan said...

Pretty card and great use of some "forgotten" items! I love how you used the gold cord to frame the image! And I never tire of the Vintage corner die! It looks fabulous in gold! :)

Sara said...

Love those corners! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

Ira said...

I'm glad that you get to crafting a lot these days Shelly! Love your embossed corners and flowers in the centre! And your little dog looks sooooo cute with his hat on :-) Have a great weekend, Ira x

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Shelly! I love the gold embossing and your watercoloring! Cute puppy too!
Hugs, Tammy

Cindy's Card Co said...

This card is beautiful. I was thinking about doing that.

Trina said...

There is something about knowing you won't run out of TP at a critical moment, isn't there? :D

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh how gorgreous is that! The embossing is so striking against your vivid colors. What a sweet granddog you have there -- love his hat! Praying for more warmth for all of you. We've had those unusual cold temps here in CA this winter, too!

Kim Sonksen said...

Thanks for playing with us at http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com/2011/01/lets-get-embossed.html

bosenberries said...

the embossing really makes the image pop! Thanks for embossing with Some Odd Girl! Robin

Francesca said...

Such a bright and cheerful card

Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful bunch of flowers
Gorgeous colours
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie
Lisa ;)

This N That said...

Ah, classic embossing! Nicely done. Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!