You Are So Amazing! - Sami Stamps Release!!

Happy Friday!
I know it has been incredibly quiet around's been a little hard to pull myself back together from holiday vacations and family loss...but I'm working on that!  Just bare with me as I work to get my mojo flowing again :)

But today we have a fun new release from Sami Stamps!  Remember those adorable poodles from a few weeks ago?  We have more!!!  And they are even cuter!, if that's possible...
I chose to use the Sweet Begging Poodle image for my card.  She was just so sweet, and begging to be used :)  I kept her coloring really simple with some light grey shades.  As I was browsing through my challenge timelines, I saw the photo from Cure for the Monday Blues and absolutely loved the fun bright colors in decided I wanted to try and pull those together on a card.

Sifting through my much to large pile of scraps, I found a pink, yellow, and blue that coordinated pretty well together.  Created a fun swirl file in my Silhouette and cut them all out!  Then came the fun part of piecing them together...for the most part, they all fit.  But there were a few little spots where the lines didn't match.  But overall, the swirls turned out fabulous!

I tried something a little new with the background.  I really wanted some clear sparkly dots on the background, but didn't want to just emboss them on there.  So I took my dot stencil and applied some glossy accents.  While that was still wet, I covered it with sparkly embossing powder and then let it dry.  It didn't turn out quite the way I wanted...even after letting it dry for awhile, when I heat set it the glossy accents bubbled and burned a little.  And it warped the paper so much more than I wanted.  So I think I'll just stick with clear embossing for now, and maybe some day get my hands on some translucent embossing paste :)

To finish the card off, I added a mix of fun sequins from the Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash Pretty Pink Posh mix.  So many delicious colors in there!  And this is my first batch of PPP sequins and let me tell you...they are amazing!!!  Can't wait to get my hands on more of them!!

So, be sure to stop by Sami Stamps and see the rest of these adorable little poodles, and check out the DT's creations!!  And you still have time to join in our Anything Goes Challenge!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Cure for the Monday Blues #43-Photo
    Inky Impressions #197-Cute & Cuddly
    Penny's Paper Crafty #215-Spots and Stripes
    Sassy Studio #269-Circles
    The Paper Shelter #191-Animal Magic

Thanks for visiting!! <3


  1. Lovely card, that poodle is so cute. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member

  2. Such a darling image and your layout looks amazing Em!! :) Happy weekend!

  3. aw so sweet emily.adorable image and i love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Adorabe little lamb and I love the movement in the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  5. Love that poodle! A really great card,

    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

    Helen x

  6. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's too.

    Helen x

  7. Adorable. Love the way you added the circles. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT