Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Re-launch and a Masculine Equestrian-Kind Birthday Card for my Uncle

Years have passed since my last blog post, so I decided to renew my efforts and re-launch this spot with a new name.  It used to be "Stamping Spot of the Lily Lover."  I shared some of my crafts but none of my vibrant daylilies and elegant calla lilies.  They just did not seem relevant to my paper crafting, and after doing any sort of gardening, there was nothing left of me saved for crafting and blogging.

My family has been encouraging me to re-start my blogging efforts, so my children and husband joined me in creating a new, more relevant name for the blog.  I was holding my small dog, a brussels-griffon, when my husband jokingly said, "Rock, Paper, Scissors!"  I was sure that the name was taken; and, besides, what was I going to do with a rock?  Throw it when one of my craft projects did not work out well?  Paint it and treat it like the infamous "Pet Rock" fad of a by-gone era?  A safer option versus the more stress-relieving toss idea...but it sure would not help comfort me when a project went from beautiful to dreadful.

However, my dog, "Stella" (a/k/a:  Stella Monster) has been a great comfort to me over the years.  She has been a loyal, unconditionally-loving, and attentive member of my family; but, everybody knows that she has been the most attached to me since the day we brought her home.  So, it just seemed natural to rename the blog, "Dog, Paper, Scissors," and this card is the first product of it:

Challenge Submission(s)/Link(s)
1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesdays Anything Goes
2.  Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes 
3.  Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes 
4.  Creatalicious Challenges Embossing Wet or Dry 
5.  4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog Anything Goes 
6.  Crafty Hazelnut"s Patterned Paper Challenge Patterned Paper

Card Ingredients
Papers:  Well Worn DSP (Stampin' Up!), Cream CS (Staples #110), Creamy Caramel CS (Stampin' Up!), Chocolate Chip CS (Stampin' Up!), Cajun Craze CS (Stampin' Up!).

Inks:  Chocolate Brown Embossing Powder (Stamp-N Stuff), Timber Brown (STAZ-ON), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up!), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), Dusty Durango (Stampin' Up!).

Stamp(s):  Out West (Stampin' Up!), Baroque Motifs (Stampin' Up!).

Punches:  1/8" Circle (Stampin' Up!), Small Oval (Stampin' Up!).

Cuttlebug/Big Shot:  Leaves #2 Die (Sizzix), Woodgrain Emboss Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix), Square Lattice (Stampin' Up! by Sizzix)

Embellishments:  Beige/Natural Raffia (Scrap--Source Unknown)


Lin said...

Welcome back to blogging, Libby, may you enjoy it and post often! Your card is a wonderful mix of pretty papers and a lovely focal image; I'm sure your Uncle will appreciate it! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Kamila R. said...

Great masculine card! Thank you for linking with us at Sister Act card challenge!
Kamila DT

Leanne said...

Great image and a male card is wonderful, I need to make more of these. Well done. Thank you for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Embossing” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

JoAnn said...

Love your card and the cute story with how you came up with your blog name.
Thanks for leaving your sweet comment on my blog.
Have a greag week.

Sara Barker said...

I love your masculine card! And welcome back to Blogging! Great name for your blog, too!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x