Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Narcissus...

Here is hoping that you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Ours was nice! Very quiet - DH made his 'rounds' of jobsites, we went to the cemetery and put out our flags and flowers, and then he and I threw a pork steak on the grill.

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Rosie the Wonder-grandaughter-doggie, escaped from the house while we were watering, and nearly gave us heart attacks. She is most certainly a LEASH dog, and was not on hers! She was half a county away before we even saw her sneak out! Got her back very quickly, and she sure is sleepy after all that exercise! Grandpa went after her, but I was the smarter one -
I just enticed her to the back door!
What an adventure for her (she was SO proud of herself) and a scare for us :)



I have a card today for a challenge at the Stampendous blog. This is Challenge #38, and is a sketch challenge, hosted by Geny Cassady. I used the 'Narcissus' set from Stampendous. Narcissus' were one of my dear mom's favorite flowers - oh how she loved Narcissus and Clematis! If she were still with us, this card would be on it's way across town to her!



All coloring is done with Copics, Ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, CS is Bazzill, and the white CS is PaperTrey Ink. Butterflies are punched with Martha Stewart Punch, and the butterfly DP is a Gina K. Designs Free Digi Paper.


I think I will enter this at the 1st challenge at The Craft Room as well! The theme is anything goes, and this is anything!


Have a great week! I'll be back for the Doodle Pantry Blog Hop on June 3rd!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles...
Patti J.

Food for thought: Worry is like golf stokes - those that have the least are the winners!

41 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

beautiful! i love clematis too, i should put one in by my front porch...i would if i didn't rent, can't take it with me when i leave

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Rosie went on an adventure! LOL! Yep, they give you failure sometimes! Mine saw her doogie friend in the lake a few weeks ago, bolted right through her electric fence, and dove in! She has not swan since she was a pup, and her legs were going in all directions. Mind you, the lake is 18' deep in the center and my hubby was emptying his pockets for rescue duty until she got paddling down. Phew. They can be devils in disguise! Anyhow, love your beautiful card, and glad Rosie is safe.

Olga said...

So glad nothing happened to Rosie, Bandit too is a leash dog, we had compnay Sat. and Bill's sister let him out the back door, no leash, my heart stopped until I got to him.....hehe, I love the card, gorgeous image and your coloring rocks!!!! Have a good one!

Judy said...

very pretty I love the colors.
Judy

Sue said...

Beautiful......love how you did the squares.

Hugs
Sue

Betty Benton said...

BEautiful card and what a sweet little doggie!! Who knew that something so cute could cause soooo much trouble!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Little Rosie is such a cutie!!! I just love that little face even though she was a little monster for escaping! So glad that turned out alright! Your card is stunning! I have this stamp and have yet to use it. This is a great inspiration. Love how you broke it up on the panels. Gorgeous work! Best, Curt

Lorie said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous, gorgeous card! Glad the granddog is okay!

Auntie Em said...

Love your pretty card. The little butterflies are a perfect touch!
So glad you got your puppy back. We had a little scamp like that. Really keep you on your toes!
Thanks for sharing! :)

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is truly lovely. I just adore the butterfly embellishments...they look wonderful with your floral images. Great job.

Kim said...

Just Gorgeous Patti! Your grand-pup is too stinkin cute!!!

Iris said...

Amazing! I love how the image goes across three separate panels! Love it! I bet that steak turned out yummy!

Chelsea said...

Oh. I love your dog!!!! Oh... And your card. :)

Dawnll said...

Those colors are so stunning sweetie! My mom would also love that beauty.
Your grand pup is to darn cute- glad you could get back to soon.
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Brenda said...

Patti this is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is wonderful. I am so happy that you were able to get Rosie back. We have a beagle and she likes to follow her nose and that often gets her into a bit of trouble and has caused us to have to track her down many times after she has wondered off. Luckily we live on a fairly secluded street and can usually find her in the neighbors flowers.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, wonderful colors.

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely card! That little stinker is so lucky that he has a smart Gwamma!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers.... one cute grand puppy! Your card is amazing... perfect in every way!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

those darn dogs! sometimes they scare you more than kids!

absolutely GORGEOUS card! love it!

yeah, those 12 yrs i worked in a hospital paid off. too bad i didn't want to go thru all that schooling to become a dr or nurse. lol.

thanks so much for your kind words. you ALWAYS make me smile.

hugs :)

Esther said...

gorgeous card - the butterflies set off the image beautifully, and the colours are very striking...Thanks for joining in our first Craft-room Challenge...Esther xx

StampendousGraphics said...

This is just a lovely card! Fabulous job with this challenge!!

Maria said...

Hiya, Love your card and beautifully coloured. The doggie is soooo adorable! Good luck in Craft-Room Challenge and thanks for joining us. Maria x

Netty said...

Lovely card and beautiful colouring Patti. Hope you are keeping well my friend, Annette x

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours and eye catching design. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge for the beginning of our adventure. XOXO Zoe

Janet said...

Beautiful card,gorgeous colours
Janet x

hazel said...

A beautifully coloured card, I love it. Thank you for joining the first Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your doggie is so gorgeous and very cheeky too ! Your card is beautiful such lovely colours and a very dynamic image.

Marir

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch Patti! Lovely!

Gail said...

o my so glad your furbaby is ok..little stinker..lol..
i love your card!! the colors and sketch..beautiful..as always...tfs..loves ya

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Oh what a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with this challenge!

Anonymous said...

Oooh this is just beautiful. And the butterflies just make it! Thank you for joining our first challenge this week at Craft Room Challenge. Nikki DT

Kim B said...

Your dog is so very cute!!!
The card is lovely, love the flower. Thank you for joining the Craft-Room Challenge. Kim

Joan Ervin said...

Awww, your granddoggie is adorable...I can just imagine the panic you felt!!! Glad she is home safe and sound!!! Your card is gorgeous, Patti...I love the flower images and what a great sketch!!!!

Debi said...

Lovely card and beautiul colouring, and your dog is very cute x Thanks for joining us at CRC for our first challenge x Debi x

Mervi said...

Hi, your card is absolutely amazing, beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again, good luck;-))m

Deedee Anderson said...

What a glorious card, Patti! Such a creative way to use the sketch, and the narcissus is just gorgeous with all those fun gold butterflies! I'm sure your mother would have cherished this card, and I'm so thankful you have wonderful memories of her to sit and craft by. Sounds like you had quite the adventure with little Rosie -- LOL!

Mau xx said...

What an adventure Rosie, I bet you slept like a baby after that walk about xx
Love your card Patti, what a great layout.. Love it. Hope you are well. Huge Hugs Mau xx

Amanda Mertz said...

So pretty Patti. I love the vibrant purple color! Great job coloring too! TFS!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous! I love the layout and how you "blocked" it. Not sure what to call it. I love that is is purple as well. I went to the scrapbook store a couple of days ago with DD and again, I could find purple dp. Purple is a very neglected color in the dp / cardmaking world. So I'm am trying to use more purple and yellow lately. So glad to see you have used it!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh, and that photo is ADORABLE!! I was just grinning from ear to ear reading about the grand pup! too cute. Well I have a little excitement of my own. Maybe I should share on my blog, hmmmm. One of the cats drug in snake #4 last night. He was a little bigger than the others. It's gettin' a little creepy. I need to so some research and see if there is something I can put in the yard to keep them out. Have a blessed day sweets!

Shirley said...

Your dog is adorable, precious I am sure, and mischievous too by the looks of it. LOLOL
Absolutely stunning! Love how you chose to panel the image and the butterflies are the perfect embellishments too!