Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We Are Family + A Corgi Picnik

This is my card for today's Splitcoast Sketch challenge.  This tree from Unity Hodgepodge of Happiness just screamed out "USE ME!!" today.  I wanted a fun color scheme and for fun, you can't beat red paired with pale blue and yellow!  The tree is stamped onto Gina K Pure Luxury, then colored with copics.  The buttons are "threaded" with small strips of baja breeze cardstock.  The image is matted with a nestability blossom cut from SU Barely Banana.  The sentiment (from the same Unity kit) is stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk, with a baja breeze mat stamped with PTI Polka Dot Basics II.  I punched the heart from the red dp. All the dp is SU Sweet Slumber.  I added three cross-stitches to the top of the strip to try to "balance" my "triangle," because then I sound all artsy and such. ;)  Here's the whole card in all of its polka-dotted glory. 
Side note: the polka dots are not in perpendicular rows on this paper, either!  Arg!! Don't the paper people know I can't handle wonky dots?!? 

Addison filed a grievance yesterday, saying she noticed there were a lot of "creations" but not so much "corgi" for a blog named Corgi Creations.  So to appease her (and because she was being cute and somewhat compliant), we did a photo session this afternoon and then I picnik'd the photos.   (If you haven't tried out some picnik awesomeness for yourself, it really is fun.  And due to interweb goblins, I couldn't access my premium account, so all the effects used here are free).
 This little tongue-peeking-out move is a favorite of hers.  My DH is putty in her paws with this look!  (picnik effect: cross-process, border)


 This look comes out about 5:00 every evening.  (picnik effect: cinemascope, text)


It's really a yawn, but looks a bit more like "CRAZY DOG!!!" (picnik effect: postercize, text)

This is the photo she sends to all her fans.  (picnik effect: black and white, soften, stickers, text)

Hook me up with any links to your pet photos in the comments!   

8 comments:

Angela said...

Addison is so cute! Nice to see more than his "furry pants."
We have two cats -- hope these links work:
Here's Marty - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2941771&l=e8dae275ed&id=707679193

Here's Dexter (don't tell her I posted this one): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2941764&l=2568cbe121&id=707679193

They're both girls, though you wouldn't know it from their names! I'm totally checking out picnik now - those effects are great!

Angela said...

PS - You'll have to cut and paste; I'm too lazy to do html stuff, plus I don't remember how. Ha!

Angela said...

PPS: her, not his. Sorry Addison! OK, I'm done!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is pretty (obviously) but Addison is way prettier! Hooray for her uber cute face!! Heehee, I love all the different expressions you were able to capture. ;)

Charlene said...

Super cute card, Meg...will have to give our doodle a bath before she can pose for photos...a dirty white dog is not a pretty sight.

Crafty Creations said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on SCS about my bella card! I thought I'd check out your blog and I love it! Especially your pup! I have three of my own and my bff, who blogs with me has four (and maybe soon a fifth - a blind 10 year old beagle)
I'm going to become a follower of your blog too!
Maria :)

Karen H. said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the cute little cross-stitches you added. I like when the polka dots aren't all lined up :)

The doggy pictures are so adorable - the bottom is my favorite - she sure does know how to work the camera!

Crafty Math Chick said...

AWWWWW! I just want to give Addi a GREAT BIG HUG! I love the added corgi cuteness today - THANK YOU!!! Such a cutie, love the little tongue sticking out, heh heh heh.

~Meredith