In The Moment

Am I the only person who finds it difficult to live in the moment? I find it hard staying mindful of the present time. Sometimes I will daydream about what the future holds, and other times I will reminisce about the past. However, I am always in the moment when snuggling with one of the dogs. The warmth of their body! The feel of their fur! They keep me grounded. They make me happy.   It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!
In the Moment

For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by International Dog Day.  What a wonderful way to honor our furry friends!  Remember, at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate or make a card for the occasion featured. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used dog, twine, spots, texture, and neutral colors to create my card. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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There is one reason why I bought the In The Moment stamp set:  The image of the young woman reading the book, dog by her side, tugged at my heart strings.  How many times has this been me! I kept today’s card very simple, in order to allow this sweet image to take center stage.  Subtle color was added with Blender Pens and ink. The scene was framed using a Layering Diorama die.  The effect is as if we are are on the outside looking in, sneaking a peek at this private and loving moment.

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James

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  1. Ann, I try to practice mindfulness but find that the only times I can truly do that is when I am in nature – or cuddling a cat that is seeking some love and cuddles. Our pets do have the uncanny ability to somehow know exactly that moment when we need to stop and just be 🙂 I love this card. I love the image and the feelings it evokes. Another fabulous card, my friend

  2. Wow Ann! Such a pretty card! The coloring is beautiful and the little bone trinket is the perfect touch!

  3. Love this card. This image definitely makes me think of you and your pups. It is such a comforting scene. hugs to you!

  4. Wow another fantastic card and Design!. I love how you coloured the image and used the Diaorama Dies

  5. A wonderful card Ann, reading a good book curled up with my dog, definitely what I would call a perfect afternoon. (The rest of the perfect day would be for my crafting time!)

  6. I’m so not surprised this set made it into your shopping basket Ann – I love the image against the neutrals, and the twine and bone embellishment are just perfect!

  7. Hands down the *very* best card diorama dies card I’ve seen!!!!

  8. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Oh I just love that stamp set, and the image you chose is so lovely and perfect for our festivity. Your work is wonderful, Ann, Wishing you strength and love. Be good to yourself too.

  9. Love your coloring, Ann, so soft. I am going to finally drag out those dies and the stamp set. I tend to forget what I haven’t used yet when a new catalog comes out I get going in another direction. You have nudged me it get out some older ones. Oldies but goodies. It’s always Dog Day at my home Sisi rules the roost. Hi to Sixxy and Nueve enjoy your day!

  10. Love this card! The little dog bone trinket attached to the bow is perfect. Love, love this card. Hugs to Nueve and Sixx on this special day.

  11. Such a relaxing feel about your card! Love the soft colors too!

  12. I just love this card, Ann! It makes me so happy!

  13. Love this card Ann!

  14. Bonnielee McGuire

    Absolutely fantastic!! Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing! Peace.

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