You Did It! With Giggle Greetings

by Joanne James7. February 2016 09:00

Did you miss me? Apologies for the lack of blog posts over the last couple of days. I've had plenty of projects, just not enough time to write up! However today it's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper PlayersThis week it is the turn of my talented friend LeAnne to host and she has a fun theme challenge for you to play along with:


This proved something of a tricky week for me! As someone known for not being the world's biggest pet lover, I don't have much in the way of cats or dogs in my stamp collection. I'd been thinking about what I was going to do for this challenge all week, wondering whether I should get creative with some punch art, when I had a 'light bulb' moment and thought I would use my Balloon Builders set and build a dog. When I looked at my finished attempt, I wasn't sure about it; my husband poked his head round my office door, looked at it and said "Well, maybe it could pass for Wylie Kyote ... are you SURE you don't have any cat or dog stamps??" and proceeded to go searching along my shelves! So needless to say the balloons got tossed aside in favour of this card, as my dear husband had a 'Eureka!' moment and discovered my long-unused Giggle Greetings set:


I used this week's Colour Q palette and coloured my dog with my retired Blendabilities and created some fun layers with some embossing using my large polka dots embossing folder on the top one. I framed my stamped piece using my Circle Framelits, added a few banners from some retired scraps of designer series paper and some thick Cherry Cobbler baker's twine and my card is complete.

A fun puppy dog that as it turns out was perfect for the job and since I needed a few congratulations cards too I got one of those into the bargain! That will teach me to get all creative and not check my collection thoroughly first!! (edited to add: I did decide to put the balloon animal to good use, although balloon dog might be considered a stretch! You can find him here - let me know what you think!)

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme. We have a day of sport today, with basketball and hockey in store and then some time this afternoon making Tudor costumes for Ben's current school history project.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (11) -

LaurieUnited States
07/02/2016 18:28:23 #

Your post made me laugh!  I would love to see your balloon dog, I bet he was cute,too. This image sure is, and that sentiment is so fun. Love the design of your card.

Have an awesome Sunday!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
07/02/2016 22:24:38 #

Thanks Laurie - I managed to get a spare 10 minutes in my craft room this evening so did decide to make the balloon animal into something - encouraged by my daughter, who said he didn't look that bad! You can see him here:


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
08/02/2016 00:41:01 #

Joanne, this is so fun!  I love those big polka dots and the color combo for you precious dog. I know how this puppy feels.  I seem to chase my tail all the time!  Have a great week, My Friend!  XX


Dotty Jo
Dotty JoUnited Kingdom
08/02/2016 18:29:39 #

This is great, Joanne, really made me smile! I'm off to create my card for this challenge right now! Jo x


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
08/02/2016 23:40:17 #

Well, I was wondering why you didn't use the balloon doggy for your challenge card, but now I understand...although I think it would have been a fun submission!  This little guy DOES make me giggle though....he's adorable with the sketch and those lovely CQC colors!


Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
09/02/2016 00:00:10 #

This is a great card.  Good thing that pooch saved the day!  Although I think I'd like to see the Wyle E. Coyote too!  Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!


Joyce Mehrberg
Joyce MehrbergUnited States
09/02/2016 00:19:45 #

This is so adorable.  I love that cute doggy and the sentiment is so very perfect.  I must find some time to play along at paper players this week.  Thanks for the inspiration.  And, thanks for using our colors and playing along at ColourQ this week.


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
09/02/2016 01:15:51 #

This is adorable!  Love all of your layering!


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
12/02/2016 01:47:30 #

Great layout, Joanne. Love all the circles and also the color combo.


jaydeeUnited States
12/02/2016 13:20:20 #

Love that your hubby went searching through your stamps and found one for you!  That's hysterical and your card turned out beautifully.   The image inside the cutout circle is perfect.   Love it!


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
13/02/2016 02:30:43 #

Such a cute card, love that playful pup! Though I must say, the balloon dog would have been a fun take on the challenge, too!


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