Happy Howl-idays: Take 2

Happy Friday!!!
One more week and we will be on the nice long drive to Michigan to spend Christmas with our families!  It's coming so much faster than I'm ready for it to...so got to keep myself moving!  Lots to do over the next week :)

Last week we had a fabulously cute release over at Sami Stamps.  Totally adorable puppies and kitties, just perfect for Christmas.  I chose to use the Present Pups image for the release.  Those 3 little cuties just called my name.  But unfortunately, I didn't make a card that really showcased them well enough.  I just didn't like it, and I knew I needed to redo it to give my best work to Sami...she deserves that from me.

So I tried again :)
Ah, much better :)  It's not perfect...I know.  It feels a little empty, but at the same time, I knew that I couldn't put anything else on it.

I decided to keep the coloring of the puppies the same.  They turned out so cute on the first card, that I just wanted to stick with the same colors.  I did darken up the present box they are in though to try and work it a little better with the darker papers I've used.  I kept the sentiment the same as well, and tried my best to heat emboss it...but it dried too quickly for me to get the powder to stick.  So I went over the whole thing with a Wink of Stella glitter brush which added just enough moisture to the top so I could quickly sprinkle the powder on letter by letter.  It worked, and I'm happy with it :)

Since our challenge this month at Sami Stamps is Christmas Embellishments, and I used jingle bells on the last card, I opted for something different.  These creamish colored snowflakes worked really well and matched the color scheme.  And that's it for the details!  Still a pretty simple card, but I love it so much more.  It just flows a lot better :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Chocolate Coffee Cards #80-Christmas
    Crafts 4 Eternity #206-Christmas
    Crafty Catz #259-Last Minute Christmas
    Creative Fingers #60-Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas
    Divas by Design-Seeing Red
    Fab n Funky #241-Christmas
    The Corrosive Challenge #214-Anything Goes
    The Crazy Challenge #186-Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!  <3


  1. AWE!! Such a sweet image Emily!! I love your papers and snowflake accents! :) HUGS

  2. So cute and love your design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Divas by Design this week, Jac x

  3. so cute! I adore your colouring hun, fabulous
    Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Divas by Design DT)

  4. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky, good luck.

    Pat xx

  5. Beautiful card, lovely embellishments, thanks for joining and sharing with us at CC&CC, Happy Christmas cheers Sue N x

  6. lovely sweet card... thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  7. Adorable card - love the sentiment~~ thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers and good luck!
    Lynne, Creative Fingers DT

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x