Hi everyone! Today is not only a release day for Skipping Stones Design, but is also Heather’s birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!
Heather is the owner of SSD and is the illustrator of all the many fabulous stamps we all love to create with! I have had the pleasure of working with Heather on the DT, and as the DT Coordinator this year, and I can honestly say she is one of the sweetest and most generous people I know!
Have you ever met or talked with someone, and after you finish your conversation you walk away feeling like a better person? That’s what Heather does for me! :) She is such a talented illustrator and I know all her work comes from the heart as she creates stunners that I just love stamping with! Heather has a huge heart as shown by the Hop(e) for Haiti with funds being donated to the Red Cross relief, and last Fall a “Blogs for Boobies” fundraiser for the Komen foundation with proceeds from the sales of Cancer Schmancer. Heather is such a dear and I’m sure she’s blushing as she reads this (hehe) but I would love if you could leave her some birthday love and comments on the SSD Blog!
Not only are we celebrating Heather’s birthday, but it’s release day for Dogs Vol #1 and sketch challenge 80! If you just came from Dina's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design. The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.
Here’s a look at the sketch we’re working with…so fun! Make sure you link up your creations on the SSD blog!
I combined this fantastic sketch with the OTWC color combo challenge!
For my card I used the shaggy dog and thought these colors worked so well with him, and to give this card a more subdued look due to the theme of the card.
I really wanted to incorporate newspaper, since you know dogs and newspapers ;), but I didn’t have any patterned paper that resembled newspaper. Instead I used real newspaper and loved the look I achieved with it! The sentiment was offset with the little paw print in the set and a couple dog themed brads (one says best friend) helped to balance out the card, provide visual interest and reinstate the dog theme.
A little close up of the sentiment, which gives the words that may be hard to say to someone that has lost their “furever” friend. This is such a fun set for you dog lovers! You’ll definitely want to hop on over to Wendy's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration and see more images from this fantastic set!