Birthday Poodle! - Sami Stamps Release

Happy Friday!!!
It's cold and snowy here...what's it like by you?  I miss the sun so much...being able to go out for walks at 9 at night without freezing my tushy off, or just waking up in the morning and not feeling my feet freeze as soon as they hit the floor...I'm really ready for spring to get here now!

But unfortunately, I can't control the weather.  So I'll just stay nestled into my sweats and play with paper all day :)

With that, we have an awesome release this week from Sami Stamps!!!  It's all about Poodles, and man are they adorable!
I chose to use the Christmas Gift Poodle, and turned it into a birthday card.  I've been trying to focus on birthday cards a bit more lately since I have none in my stash...but it turns out my birthday stamp collection is kind of lacking...need to work on that :)

I went with a fun pink and green theme for my card.  Turns out, pink was the popular color among the design team for this release since we all used it!  Lol :)
I absolutely love how this card turned out!  There is something about the soft splatter wash behind the poodle that keeps drawing my attention.  I think I will need to use that on a few more cards!

The coloring was kept pretty simple on the pup with just a few pink and grey shades used.  I misted the splattered background with some shimmer mist so it has a nice sparkle to it.  So much fun!!
I followed the sketch at The Fusion Card Challenge.  They always have the best photo inspiration and sketch challenges, but I chose to just use the sketch this time.

So be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see the rest of this release and all of the DT's pink poodles!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Fusion Card Challenge-Heartful/Sketch

    Penny's Paper Crafty #212-Anything Goes
    Send a Smile 4 Kids-Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #168-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. I love your attention to the details. The weather was sunny and chilly today. The days are shorter though. Yayy.

  2. hi Emily! such a sweet card, cute image...hope you have a wonderful weekend! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life.....sparkle & shine! *~*

  3. Sweet Poodle! Great for a Send a Smile 4 Kids card. Kids love doggies. Thanks so much for supporting us in our ATG Challenge. Please consider donating some cards as we now have some new hospitals we are supporting. Thank you!

  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  5. FABulous colouring Emily! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!