Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meet Max the Corgi Pup!

My buddy Howard got a puppy a few weeks ago, and it might be the most photogenic little creature on Earth!

Say hello to Max, the corgi at 10 weeks of age, being cuddled by his owner Howard:

"Where did Howard go?"

Max enjoyed licking my boyfriend Grant's face:

"Wow, this Grant fellow is yummy."

Max helped me study for my quantum mechanics midterm.

"Hermitian operators are so exciting!"

"...and they're yummy, too!"

More photos of him to come as I watch this little pup grow.

Owl I Want for Christmas...

Today I made a card using the Lawn Fawn set "Winter Owl", and I'm entering it into the Lawnscaping Challenge Color Inspiration:

Lawnscaping Challenge #47

This is a perfect color scheme for a card I can give to my boyfriend, because kraft lends itself well to masculine cards. More importantly, my boyfriend's favorite color is red, and I love all types of blues, especially the hues leaning towards the turquoise side of the spectrum. This color combination was the perfect chance for me to break out that hearts washi tape by Freckled Fawn.

Without further ado, here is the card I made:

Here's a close-up of the cute little owls:

I used the Paper Smooches "Dude Block" to mirror the owl, and I made the little bow on the girl owl myself. (This is my first attempt at carving a stamp, so be gentle!) It was especially fun to paper piece this, because those patterns by BasicGrey were just made to become scarves. To personalize this for my boyfriend and me, I monogrammed the scarves using a mini-wooden alphabet set by Recollections.

Here, of course, is the adorable sentiment that came with the Winter Owl set. It's so darling, I wish I could use it year-round!

Here's a peek at the inside of the card, before I wrote my message:


Kraft cardstock from Recollections
Patterned paper: BasicGrey "nordic holiday"
Stamps: "Winter Owl" by Lawn Fawn, small letters (g and j) by Recollections, mittens by Studio G, "Dude Block" by Paper Smooches
(I carved the bow stamp myself.)
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black" and "Rich Cocoa"
Prismacolor colored pencils
Gems by Recollections
Washi tape: music notes by Recollections, hearts by Freckled Fawn
Twine by Martha Stewart