#FF0014: Watercolored Dog Card – Happy Birthday, Twins

watercolored dog cardIt’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0014, we are celebrating National Dog Day (September 26th) with a Rhinestone twist. You can create a card to celebrate dogs, or you can create a card or project that has rhinestones, or you can combine both! Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us! We would love to have you play along!

Watercolored Dog Card

Watercolored Dog Card

For today’s challenge I created a cute, watercolored card using Stampin’ Up!’s Bella & Friends stamp set.  Although this card was designed to celebrate National Dog Day, it could very easily be used to celebrate a young child’s birthday or the birth of a baby.

Colors of the Day
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The pups from Bella & Friends are just the cutest little guys. They were watercolored using a Blender Pen and the inks listed above.

watercolored dog card

Two are perched on clouds which were die cut using the Up &  Away Thinlits.  Even the sentiment, courtesy of Cake Soiree, is nestled on a cloud.

watercolored dog card

And doesn’t every celebration deserve balloons? Our third pooch is floating skyward courtesy of a  Pool Party balloon.

watercolored dog card

I think this card is just perfect for celebrating the Twins’ birthday. Can you believe they turned 8 years old yesterday?

It seems like just yesterday they babies, snuggling on the couch.

watercolored dog card

Now their faces have silvered, but they still snuggle with each other.

watercolored dog card

This may be the last birthday they share.  Many of you have asked how Brody is doing.  Unfortunately, Brody’s health is beginning to decline.  Just a month ago he was still full of vim and vigor, but the cancer is beginning to take its toll.  So we will continue to live every day to its fullest until his eyes tell me he is ready to say good-by…

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  If you do not wish to create a National Dog Day project, you could create a card or project featuring the color rhinestones.  We offer alternatives for every challenge.  Plus, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own watercolored dog card card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own watercolored dog card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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  1. Still weeding through E-mails from being hacked. So glad I found this one. The card is fun and I can totally see this as a kids birthday card and other ideas. The colors are so soft and pretty.

    So, sad to hear about Brody’s condition. Hoping he has many more wonderful days ahead.

    Hugs to all! Chris R. from Iowa lives on as Chris from Pella

  2. Ann this card is adorable! I love the puppies in the clouds… I might CASE this but remove the balloon dog and use as pet sympathy ??? Just a thought.
    So sorry to hear about Brody’s health. So sad to lose those fur babies … never gets easier. Hugs.

  3. I was scanning through your blog about the twins and their birthday….love your card! Then I re-read it and am sooooo very sorry to hear about Brody….have always enjoyed your posts including the pups…pats and a big gentle hug for Brody…..and pats to the twins!

  4. WOW! Time really does fly…hard to believe that the twins are 8 years old already….but they still love and snuggle with each other! Liking this stamp set…have the kittens and now thinking about the pups…the bling is great but betting you are missing the pearls! Sad to say…

  5. Happy Birthday Muffy and Brody!

    Darling card!!!

    Big hugs and wishes for Brody.

  6. Ohh, Ann, a sweet card for the twins – 8 years old? Time does fly. I so have enjoyed your sharing with us, they are wonderful! So sorry about Brodie, sweet dear, pray that he has good days left. You are super with your dogs. I love it! Hugs to the twins and you, dear!

  7. This card is just too sweet! First words I spoke when I saw it was AWH!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry to hear of your dog’s health fading. Will keep you in my prayers as we dog lovers get to attached eh?

  8. Oooooh MsAnn, my heart is broke, about Bouty , ??,,I’m so sorry to hear that ,
    And the twins are soooo cute , ♥️
    And your card is darling, love those doggies,
    Hugs to all of you ,
    Frenchie ♥️

  9. Happy Birthday to the twins, doesn’t seem like they should be that old. So sad about Brody, although we knew this day would come. My thoughts are with you as that day comes. I know you will continue to enjoy him.

  10. Margaret Waskiewicz

    Happy Birthday to the twins. Sorry to hear about Brody. Love your twin stories,

  11. Good morning Ann. I love the card that you made from stamps to the design. Happy Birthday to the twins! I am so very sorry to read about Brody being ill. I remember the photos of the twins and of just Brody that you shared with all of us. They have had a wonderful life with you and your family.


  12. Happy Birthday to the Twins!!! I wish our fur babies would live as long as we did and of course my biggest wish is that they would be healthy to the end of their time.
    My heart is feeling your pain as you know the decision to say good bye gets nearer. One of the hardest times in our life is saying goodbye to our special friend.
    Brody’s life has touched many because he has such awesome owner that shared him with us and takes such good care of him. I love the Twins stories they shared through the years. It has given me many laughs.
    Hugs to you and the Twins! Plus give a special treat for all the Boxers and a Mocha for you!

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