Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dogs Have Birthday Parties Too!

Yes, at our house we celebrate our dogs' birthdays!  We have two labs from the same litter that were born in March.  Usually, we make our girls, Marley & Pepper, wear birthday hats -- but they didn't want to cooperate this time!!  I did manage to snap a photo though and wanted to use this week's Inspiration Challenge at Stampin' Celebration and the National Scrapbook Day Sketch from Let's Scrap for my layout!

Here's my scrapbook page:


I was excited to use my new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch from Stampin' Up! - and thought it would make a cute top to the party hat!  So many possibilities with this new punch!!


Here's a closeup of the party hat.  I used the Big Shot's Petal Cone Die for the hat, embossed it, added the pompom trim (oh, how I hope this comes back in July), the #4 from the Alphabet Simple Die and the Triple Layer Punch and Glimmer Brad for the top.

Products Used:
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Designer Series Patterns Stack in Brights (one of my favs!)
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 1 3/4" Circle (for title)
Big Shot:  Circle #2, Petal Cone, Alphabet Simple, Tasteful Trims Border, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Other:  Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim, Brads in Glimmer Brights, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Here is the Let's Scrap sketch I used:


And here is the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge Photo this week:


I love both of these challenges and think I'll be using them again!!  I'd love to see what you create if you play along!

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