{11.2.11} sparks

Hello little guy!

Paper Smooches has put up their new SPARKS challenge.
Check out this awesome inspiration:

Eeek, how FUN is this photo for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  I totally wish that was me driving that VW bus.  I basically used the photo as a sketch with the tall center tree panel and the circle at the bottom.

There is a story to go along with this card.  My cousin lost her sweet greyhound in September.  She misses him greatly and has struggled with when to bring in a new puppy into her home.  Well, soon she will get her new little guy.  Yay.  Spiro arrives the week of Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to celebrate his arrival.  He will be LOVED from nose to tail.  He is a little corgie and I tried to color the pup to match Spiro.

Can you tell it is a dog collar and a dog tag?  That is my hope anyway.  I so adore this little puppy.  He will be used lots.














  1. Wendy ten Hove

    Oh, how cute is this!! Love the story behind it as well and what a fun idea to send this card!! That doggie stamps also just arrived to my home yesterday and I loooove it!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  2. Jessi

    *Sniff* what a story behind this. Love that little dog, and his ‘fleas navidad’ sentiment…makes me laugh every time. Your sister will definitely be cherishing this card, and that sweet little puppy. Perfect time for him to arrive, too 🙂
    By the way, huge CONGRATS for your Trigger Target, again so well-deserved 🙂

  3. lostinpaper

    We have a VW Bus (a boys toy that allows me to craft)… but have never driven it through a tree that looks like that!
    I love your take on the inspiration, the tall card is perfect and how cute is that pooch! How exciting, a new puppy, they are going to have some fun!!!

  4. lynn

    so very cute, lisa! such a clever design:)

  5. Pryn Garritan

    You most definitely can tell it is a collar and dog tag! FABULOUS idea!!! Love the look! I just want to hug that sweet little pooch 🙂

  6. Jen W.

    Brilliant! Love the collar and tag layout – so perfect! Sorry to hear your cousin lost her dog but I’m glad she’s welcoming another one home!

  7. Kary

    Love your take on the challenge, Lisa!! What a fun design and a great card for your cousin, I’m sure she will love it.

  8. Silvia Peterson

    This is an adorable card, the colar and tag is awesome! You’re sister is going to love this!

  9. Linda Beeson

    CUTE! Love the name Spiro by the way. The stamp you used turned out just adorable on your little project and what a cute use of the SPARKS challenge.

  10. Shauna {SK Studios}

    this is too adorable! love how you took the LO of the inspiration photo and used that! and yay for new puppies 🙂

  11. Savannah O'Gwynn

    OHHHHHHH! I LOVE LOVE LOVE! I could totally tell that the center was a dog collar! LOVE your little doggie and your background stamping–YOU ROCK these images!! LOVE! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  12. Meg C

    EEEEEK!!!!!!! I loved this card as soon as as I saw the preview photo…then to read that it for a a NEW CORGI!! (WITH PUPPY BREATH, PERHAPS?!?!?!?!!?) Totally get the collar and dog tag layout, which I will totally be stealing.

    I’m sorry, this card just deserved some extra exclamation points. 🙂

    (ps-from experience, it is never too early to get another dog after losing one. I hope your cousin just has buckets of fun with Spiro!)

  13. Lindsey

    I like that puppy, too! And that he can be used year-round, even though he’s part of a holiday set. And I love your card! Great use of the inspiration pic — I like that you went tall, like the tree in the photo! 😛

  14. Brandi

    Cute! I can’t wait to see pics of the little guy. You must post some! Nothing brings a smile to a face like a puppy! I totally get the collar look of the card. Great job!

  15. Anne T

    Great take on the inspiration!

  16. Jocelyn

    Eek! This card is so cute!!! I love the length and the dog tag. He is too much. That was so sweet of you to make this card for your cousin…yeah for the soon-to-be-new puppy!

  17. Marie / Legojenta

    How fun! Love the coloring of the dog =) Thank you so much for playing along in this SPARKS challenge!

  18. Lisa Henke

    gosh, you nailed the inspiration piece, for sure. LOVE the card and love the story to go along with it.

  19. ruby2shoes

    I LOVE this! This set is on my wish list, you’ve done a great job with it too, especially the way you’ve done the little dog’s patches! My friend lent me the set but can you believe this one was missing from the set and she doesn’t know where he is! I wanted to borrow it just for him!! What a lovely idea for your cousin’s card too, really fun!

  20. Emily Leiphart

    Aww, what a wonderful way to welcome a new puppy! I love the name Spiro. Thanks so much for playing along in the SPARKS Challenge!

  21. Jackie

    What a sweet card! I’m sure your cousin will love it – it’s so personal and cute!

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