a review, a challenge, and an update on Riley

snow-friends-3-diane-zechman.jpgToday All That Scraps is Review Previewing my new Snow Friends set!  Be sure to check out the ATS blog and gallery for some great samples by the ATS Design Team! 

I have 2 cards today that I made with the set.  The first one was also made for the SCS Dirty Dozen/Alumni January challenge.  This month, Jodi (Kharmagirl) issued the challenge.  Here’s the details:

This challenge is all about *feeling* the love…anything with texture will do the trick!

Challenge Focus: A Valentine’s Day/Love-y Dove-y card!!

Required Element: Texture!! Anything you can *feel*

Restricted Element: No RED!! Pink is ok…but no red.

Making a valentine card with no red is quite a challenge!  I decided to make a valentine card for a friend, rather than a “lovey-dovey” one.  And I used the image of the rabbit sharing his carrot because I was inspired by some of your comments (I love hearing your feedback!).  Tamrah said “…the image gives the extra touch=”love”.”  And Karen S.  said “…It is very endearing with the rabbit offering his food source to the snowman for his nose. Definitely depicts generosity …”.  Thank you, ladies, for these comments & all the others that were posted!  

For the required element of texture, I added dots of Stickles to the ribbon.  I also added it to his hat and scarf, a bit on the ground, the two tiny hearts and the center of the hearts on the corner piece of dp.  The corner piece was punched with a new Martha Stewart border punch, Valentine Lace.  That punch is so pretty!     snow-friends-4-diane-zechman.jpg

This second card evolved around the colors I chose.  

There were pieces left of the same dp used in the first card.  So I pulled the blue Copic marker that I used back out and looked for another one that would go well with it.  I chose one that is similar to SU!’s Cameo Coral color. 

The scrap of Cameo cardstock I found was punched with the new Martha Stewart mini-hearts border punch.  Once again I added Stickles…..gotta love Stickles!  ;0)

stamps- Snow Friends by Cookie Crumbs; paper- White, Cameo, dp- Heidi Grace; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copic markers, Heart and Square Nestabilities, Stickles, Martha Stewart mini-hearts and Valentine Lace border punches, pop dots, Jolee’s Boutique snowflakes, ribbon.

And now for a Riley update!  I have had some requests for some new photos, so here you go.  Riley is doing great!  She is dragging off anything she can find to chew on and is just plain ol’ being a puppy.  LOL.  But we have had very few accidents!  She learned very quickly to ring her bell when she needs to go outside!  Yay! 

The first pic I took last night after I played with her.  She just wanted to lay down and sleep.  You can see her favorite toy to sleep with in the second pic….a bright pink stuffed puppy!  I took the last 2 pics in the evening too.  I found her a cute red sweater with a snowflake on it at the pet store (on Christmas clearance 75% off!).  :0)  I had to wait until she was tired, though, to put it on and take a picture.  Otherwise, she wants to chew on it.  LOL.  You can click on each of the thumbnail pics below for a larger view.

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Have a great day!

9 responses to “a review, a challenge, and an update on Riley

  1. Awwwwwwww! Your cards are simply sweet. I love them! I am a glitter girl. 😉 I am going to have to go look for that punch Martha punch. I love it. And your puppy looks spoiled already! Haa haa

  2. Congrats on a fun set of snowmen!! They are adorable!!

  3. No fair! You can’t put cute cards up against an even cuter puppy! LOL! I love both your cards Diane. Using blue is perfect for this set. I especially love how you used the Martha heart lace border punch in the corner of the first card.

    Riley is TOOOOOOO cute for words. And her sweater is perfect for her. Thanks for the updates with her. They brought a BIG smile to my face this afternoon!

  4. Love these!!! The blue, the sparkle, the color combinations — just perfect! 🙂

  5. Oh, and Riley is too darn cute!!! 🙂

  6. Awwwwww, wook at da widdle puppy! She soo cute! 🙂

  7. OH yeah, great cards too! LOL

  8. OMGOsh, I love Riley! She’s so cute! I just adore puppies! And I love your cards! I especially like the one with the carrot! I just keep thinking “thank you” cards with that one. I’ll have to get it for next year’s thank you cards!

  9. OMGOSH! That little pup is SOOO over-the-top CUTE, Diane!! (Good thing, huh? lol) She really is precious! LOVE your cards! Both of them! Now I need to make another! 🙂

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