"Hey Jude ... take a sad song & make it better!" - the Beatles

My goal is to turn my disabilities around to abilities using art therapy as a means of stroke rehabilitation on my hands & arms. I want to also use cards to spread kindness, show different fun card techniques, bring awareness to issues that are important to me, and to just spread joy in general!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dog Card Series (3) - Dogs Just Make Me Happy!!!

I was in need of some happy time.  Do you ever need that?  Not JUST time doing something you enjoy doing (in my case that would be card making, watching YouTube, or playing with makeup!!!)  But, some time doing your hobby and also combining something you LOVE with it.  That is what I did today.  I created "happy time" during my art therapy and just did a bunch of doggy cards!!!  Woop Woop Yeah!!!  I not only created the ones that I show in this video, but I also created a ton more!  Some I put on my Instagram and some I just stuck in the mail to my friends and family.  I played some Bruno Mars, had my four dogs in the craft room and had the window open so they could bark at the passing dogs in the neighborhood, and I even ate a donut!  Haha  It was a fantastic day!
Dog Series - Art Impressions Doggy Kisses!!!

The first card that I included in the video I actually made specifically for my nephew dog, Yogi.  He is a gorgeous goldendoodle and his paw is hurting so he needed a little pick me up.  I'm sure my Brother will read the card to him (my Brother knows I am a card fanatic and that it also is therapy for my hands so he understands his nutty sister sending his dog a card!!!)  I didn't get to add this card to the picture with all of the cards because I had to get it out in the mail quickly!!!
Card for my sweet nephew dog Yogi!

For all of the cards that I show in the video today I used the Art Impressions Doggy Kisses stamp set and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I also used various colors of Simon Says Stamp card stock for the card bases which I made into A2 sized cards.  I had some miscellaneous dog themed patterned paper that I used for added interest and I also enhanced the images with the clear wink of stella pen and my tonic nuvo drops.
Supplies used for doggy cards
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers used for the coloring

On the next card I used some paper pieces that I had from a Stampin' Up kit that I bought and thought that they went really well with the color scheme I was going for on these cards.  I loved the way they looked with the dogs and I loved that I could pop out the hearts and then use them as decorations on the same card.  It gave it a really cute effect and I thought it pulled the card together nicely.
At least you don't need a cone!!!

For the next card, I tried to color the doggy like a little rottweiler.  I love those dogs so much - well I love all dogs!!!  I thought this card looked really masculine and I loved how the patterned paper matched well with that cute little dog!  I cut the paper with the Blueprints 24 die from My Favorite Things and the small pieces were from the stitched rectangles die from My Favorite Things.
Sending doggy kisses!!!

On the final card in the video I wanted to make it really simple and one layered so I just used the patterned paper as the focus of this card.  Actually, once you put this cute little dachshund on the card all wrapped up in his bandage, he is the one and only star of the show!!!
Sweet and simple precious pup!

Hope you enjoy this little video and I hope you take some time today to give yourself some happy time!  You deserve it!  Jude  :-)

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