Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hay There!!!

Hello my fabulous crafty friends. Some of you may be first-time visitors who came here from Joy's Life. Welcome!! I look forward to getting to know everyone.

Below is a card I made for the Joy's Life DT challenge to use a sentiment that complements a photo. Well, this was a bit of a challenge for me. You see, I'm not really a scrapbooker. I'm a card maker, and I also occasionally make other paper craft projects. While I could have attempted a scrapbook page, I decided to stay true to my style and make a card. Besides, I wanted readers to know that Joy's Life stamps are versatile. They work well with cards, scrapbooks, tags or other craft projects.

I really wanted to use the Hay There! stamp from the Barnyard Puns set. I initially found a photo of a horse chewing on hay, but after I printed the photo, I didn't like it, so I found this cute free image of a doggy in a hay field. He looks like he's saying "hi" doesn't he?

I sized the image to 2x1.5 inches. I created the little stack of hay by cutting beige and kraft paper into small strips. I tied them with some baker's twine and proceeded to quill  the edges a bit to make it look like real hay. I had these adorable dog bone buttons that fit on the hay perfectly. The paw prints are also created with a Joy's Life stamp. The stamp is from the Lots of Pun set.

Thanks for visiting!! I look forward to "seeing" you again next week!!

I created this card while on the Joy's Life Design Team. Here is the card recipe:

Paper: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Joy's Life Barnyard Puns and Lots of Pun
Ink: Stampin' Up! Tsuniko
Embellies: Baker's Twine, button, heart


Anne Marie Hile said...

Annette, this is such a fun card! It reminds me of my sweet lab, Nikki that we lost 2 years ago to bone cancer. She was 15 years old. Great image you used for your fun card. The sentiment is great!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Your card is terribly cute! What a sweet photo. I love that little hay bundle--super creative!

Jingle said...

This is just so sweet!!!! I have two black labs, both raised from puppies and one of them looks a bit like this cutie!

Annette Allen said...

aww this is so are so creative...i love it

Unknown said...

This is way to cute...Love it!!! The paw prints are so sweet


Maria Matter said...

adorable Annette!!

Anonymous said...

Your blog and your cards are so beautiful and well designed! You are so talented, Annette!

Have a happy thanksgiving!
Love, Emily


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