My Friend

Happy Thursday!
I've been holding off on sharing this card with you because I wanted to give it a chance to arrive at it's destination before putting pictures up on my blog.  It's for a dear friend/family of mine that I love so very much.  They recently lost their wonderful four legged family member and it has been heartbreaking.  I knew this sweet little pup since the day they brought him home, so losing him has been hard.  It was always a given that any time I visited, I would be covered in his kisses...crazy dog :)

So this card is for them (I'm hoping they received it by now...)
I love the way it turned out.  Captain was a black lab...which isn't the dog in the image...but the image was so precious that I knew it would still work wonderfully with this card.  The image is Girl's Best Friend from Tiddly Inks.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew I had to have it!

Since Captain was black (and graying :) ) I stuck with a black and white theme.  I thought about doing a nautical card, but felt this worked out better.  I used a double sided piece of paper with dots on one side and a damask print on the other.  The frame is from spellbinders.  I had to really trim down my image...I printed it out at one size and then decided I wanted to use the die cut I had to make it :)  I do that a never seem to end up the way I originally plan them!
I quilled up some of my little roses and made a few buds with them as well.  Layered up some black and white ribbon and tucked a black bow under the flowers.
The sentiment flags are stamps from a Cardz TV set that I love!  Little sentiments that fit anywhere :)

So here is to Captain!  A wonderful companion, friend, and family member!  Forever in our hearts :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
    The Corrosive Challenge #158-Animal Companions
    Digital Tuesday #179-Say it with Flowers
    Raise the Bar #112-Damask or Swirls
    Send A Smile for Kids-Anything Goes
    Stampin Sisters in Christ #158-Include Something Handmade
    Tiddly Inks #94-Make it Like Asa
    There She Goes #174-Sketch
    Word Art Wednesday #47-Encouragement

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. This is such a sweet card! Your flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Blessings! ~H

  2. Oh how sweet! I love the pooch and friend image paired with the sweet design. Thank you so much for joining us in our damask/swirls challenge over at Raise The Bar this week!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  3. aww Emily, so sorry for your friends loss. It's not an easy one for sure. Love how you colored the doggy to match your friends, its such a beautiful card!!
    Hugs, Leah

  4. This is a very sweet image and you made it into such a wonderful and beautiful card that I'm sure will be a blessing and comfort to your friends. You are super sweet for being so thoughtful to send a card for such an occasion, and may God bless you for your kindness.

    We would really LOVE to have you share this with us in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday (we're the sister site to Stampin' Sisters in Christ) and your sweet cards would be so perfect for our challenges. We hope you will join us!

    Bless you for being such a sweet blessing to others!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Oh Karen, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! And thanks for telling me about your challenge! I have entered my card and look forward to future challenges at Word Art Wednesday!!
      <3 Emily L.

    2. I just LOVE seeing your card in our challenge. It's a blessing when such sweet people join us for fellowship and art. Thanks for blessing us! We look forward to having you play along again in the weeks and months ahead. Blessings to you!
      Karen L
      Word Art Wednesday

  5. This is so cute. I am so sorry for your friends. I am sure your card will bring a smile to them. Thanks for sharing it with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  6. what a beautiful card and thought hun, I bet your friends loved it.
    thank you so much for sharing it with the tiddly inkers
    hugs Lou xxx

  7. Hi sweetie this is so pretty I love the colours you have chosen, thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks this time huggles Pops x x

  8. Wow this such a sweet card! Love the design papers you used. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge.


  9. adorable card, your coloring is awesome...hope you have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*

  10. This card is just wonderful! I'm sure it will be appreciated! So glad you joined our challenge at Tiddly Inks!