Friday, July 3, 2009

Everybody thinks my head's full of nothin, wants to put their special stuff in...

Good morning, y'all! Happy Friday! I have some more Bella Goodness to share with you, cause today's Bellariffic Friday! This week we had a sketch from Lindabella, which (thankfully) was much easier and required much less brain power. Thanks, sistah!


Hmmm...I kinda went overboard on the patterned paper, but I think I like it. Does it make your eyes hurt? I promise I pulled the colors on Cuppycake with a Huggabug on Top from the papers, but apparently I've covered most of them up. *grin* This super cute image was stamped in Memento Black on Neenah Cream cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I used the Monday and Saturday patterns from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday collection...one of my faves! I matted all my layers with Chocolate Chip cardstock, and added some 5/8" ivory grosgrain ribbon for a little somethin' extra. It's a little hard to see, but I stamped the It's a Cupcake Thing sentiment in the bottom left corner. To finish off my 5 1/4" square card, I added some Light Cocoa glitter dots and Diamond Stickles...can't have a card with no bling! *wink*

So, while I had my mojo going, I pulled up Jamie's Bella Sketch Challenge for this month and went to work.


Isn't that a fun sketch? I stamped Lottie and Gussie Gabalot in Memento Black and colored them with Copics. I tried something new..."coloring" white areas by adding gray shadows. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, so you'll probably be seeing more of that. Anywho, I added a red circle cut with my Circle Nestabilities and did a little faux stitching on the edges. I thought the Purse Thing sentiment was perfect for this image. And to finish it off, I added some custom colored Glitter Donuts (a la brown copic marker!) with adorable little crystal daisies in the centers. This cute little combo embellishment was inspired by my fellow Bella Babe Sarah. Love it, sistah!

Ok, so I'm almost done with this mondo post...if you want more crafty goodness, check out Emily's blog for inspiration from the Babes and the Sistahood using this week's sketch. If you wanna know about the newest addition to the Teubner family, read on!

As some of you may know, we have 3 dogs...2 English Mastiffs (Phoebe & Lucy) and a Beagle mix (Bailey). Well, we've added a 3rd Mastiff...cause we need another dog like a hole in the head...but we just couldn't resist. Say hello to Felony (yes Felony) our newest family member.

Felony is four years old, and we adopted him from a happy, yet sad, home. He lost his best friend/ brother a few weeks ago, and he has been very depressed. Mastiffs are a very codependent breed and have been known to die from depression. His mom & dad weren't looking for a new pup, and he really needed a friend, so we decided to give him a place in our home. He's sooooo sweet, well trained, very gentle, and Phoebe is totally in love with him. She lets him eat first, go through the door first, and even gave him her bone to chew on. We already love him, and the boys are crazy for him. Here's a picture of the whole herd meeting for the first time.

Yes, I know...we need our heads examined. But at this point, we thought, "What's one more?" *shrug* That may change when the dog food starts to disappear...wish me luck!

Anywho, I'm headed off to play with the 450 lbs of dog we now have. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

16 comments:

Christy Lynn said...

Holy crow, Sistah, that is a *lot* of dog!! We've got two 65-lb. Lab mixes and are babysitting a third one for a month, and that was enough to convince DH that three dogs is too many. I can't imagine having dogs as big as those Mastiffs!! 'Specially since my munchkins are constantly stepping on my feet, owww!!

Super cute cards too BTW!

Jennifer said...

Welcome to my world of three big dogs! I laughed about your 450 lb's worth of dog in the house because that's exactly what we have too. You'll not regret your decision! Felony looks like a true sweetheart!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You are CRAZY, but very sweet! Enjoy your hairy babies! (Fab cards, too -- no such thing as overboard on the cute pp!)

Emily Leiphart said...

I LOVE both those cards. You colour fabulously!

scrappypug said...

great cards and love the dogs.. I have always wanted an English mastiff... they are so regal. I wonder how my pugs would relate?

Yvette said...

Aww Felony is soooo cute!!! Sad story about his brother, but it looks like he will fit in nicely with your other 3 dogs!

Both of your cards are super cute!!!

Alta said...

That was so sweet of you to take him in! Wow, that's a lot of dog!
Have fun and good luck!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Shannan, your coloring is exquisite!! WOW!! Both cards are fabulous!! And your dogs are just charming!! I'd love to come and play at your house!! They look like the sweetest and most fun!!! Never a dull moment at the Teubner house that's for sure!! Fun, fun, fun!!

Bethany Paull said...

More bella babe! Love when you use those. And your new family addition looks like such a sweetie. Although, that's A LOT of dog. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed with my one 70 pounder.

Maggie said...

You're not off your rocker to take in another dog....you're just out to earn more free bags of dog food from PetCo :) I thought my 150 lbs of dog was a handful....you definately have me trumped!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Both of these cards are AWESOME!! I SO need to go place a Bella order!! LOVE your new pup too!! I have the same "What's one more?" issue going on around here...but I love my little furbabies!!!

Meahni said...

Hey Shannan, thanks for visiting my blog, I was so honoured ;-)
I love your cupcake bug, it is gorgeous and not too much colour at all. The second card is just as amazing, great colouring.
BUT I have to say, the dogs are my favourite, lol! Only cause I'm an animal fanatic. I am so happy that you rescued him, that is wonderful.

Jamie said...

I love these cards Shannan!! They are amazing!! Good luck with the new dog, you are better than I am :). 1 lab is about all I can handle, haha.

Lisa H. said...

I love your card, but oh, wow! on the dogs. I sooo love them. I have been telling dh if we ever get another dog I want an English Mastif, now I know who to come to for questions. good for you on getting another dog, I think it's fabulous!

LindaH said...

just catching up on reading here...man that's a LOT of dogs...but i'll bet they aren't as much work as my ONE west highland terrier! congrats on the new addition.

Shannon said...

OMGoodness.......I just read this....I also have a Beagle mix named Bailey!!!!!!!

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