Thursday, August 2, 2012

Attention Dog Lovers!

I have a blog candy going on right now.  If you are interested in seeing the giveaway and entering to win it, please see this post.  When I reach 490 followers I'm adding to the blog candy, and if I reach 500 I'm adding even more!

 Hi everyone! I hope your week is going great. Mine is hot and busy as ever, but I'm good because my A/C is working! I have a card today to share that uses an image I dearly love. It's called 
I Love You Ole Pal and was drawn by my sister Lynne Stansbery for Squigglefly.  I really  don't think I've done the image justice with my coloring, but I do love the quotation by Gene Hill I found to use as a sentiment.   The full quotation is

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.

If you want the sentiment, I'm offering it free for you here.

All you have to do is click on the image, right click and save it to your computer.

Here's my card

I used Copic markers to color and chalked a little yellow in the background.  For some reason I find yellow a good neutral color for backgrounds.  I used a really cute dog paw charm that I got from Squigglefly DT member Rhonda Zmikly and the gold trim is something I got from Squigglefly DT member Charlene Mitchell.  I think both of these elements really make the card.  Thanks ladies for the fun goodies!

The rest of the card is pretty simple and easy to see what I used and did so I won't go into any explanations. If you've ever loved a dog, then I'm sure this quotation speaks volumes to you as it did to me.

In other news I am sorry to see my daughter Chesney Young leave Squigglefly to pursue other avenues.  Her artwork will be sorely missed at Squigglefly, but I do know that she has plans to open her own shop at some time, and you can bet I'll keep you posted!  Hope you're staying cool wherever you are, and thanks for looking!


Suzy said...

Ok I'm obviously losing my mind this morning. First I thought the title of your post said "hot dog lovers" which I thought was silly. And then when I was reading the sentiment I thought it said "milkshakes" not "handshakes". Maybe I need to go back to bed and try again!!!

Super cute card, you did it again!!! Love the picture, I love my doggies so I understand!!!

Shawna said...

I love it!!!! I think your coloring is beautiful and that little dog paw charm is perfect for this card.

Linda said...

Oh that is so adorable! Nothing better for a little boy than a big doggy kiss.
I bet Squigglefly is sad Chesney is leaving. Wishing her lots of luck on her new pursuit.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for the sentiment! They are such true words!

What a sweet image! It is really colored beautifully!

wannabcre8tive said...

Holly, this is sooooooo adorable. I loved this image the minute I saw it.
You have colored it beautifully. I did not know that Lynne was your sister. Sorry Chesney is leaving, I wish her the best. That is very sweet giving the freebie sentiment.
Thank you.

Try to stay cool.

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful and so appropriate for the wonderful image. Love the heart on the dog's shoulder! Thanks you so much for the outstanding and truthful sentiment,

Anonymous said...

So, so cute, Holly! Your card is perfect and I love the charm and glitzy embellishment. Perfect!

bumblebee creations said...

aww...what a cute card-and I am loving that sentiment!! Good luck to Chesney--I wish her the best of luck-keep us posted! Hope you have a great day, Holly!

Berni Cuttino said...

Cute image so precious for those dog lovers. Thanks for the visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Carol said...

Love,love the card. I have 3 dogs. Keep up the good work! You are so talented and the coloring is great!

Carol RHSC

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, so very adorable - I miss having dogs, although my two cats are plenty right now! Sweet card!

Charlene Mitchell said...

This is such a sweet image and you have coloured it beautifully! Love that charm and the sentiment is perfect - thanks for offering it! Love the gold border and the charm is super cute!