Monday, April 11, 2016

Meet Biscuit!

Hi friends and Happy Monday!  It's been whirlwind of events in my household celebrating 3 generations of birthdays within a week, having family in town and the addition of this new little fella...

Meet Biscuit!  He's a 2 month old Pomchi (Pomeranian/Chihuahua) from a coworker's litter.  All of his siblings (all girls) were sold and my coworker kept asking if anyone wanted him.  It just so happened my 10 year old has been asking for a puppy since her 5th birthday, but I just didn't feel it was the right time and totally unsure about taking care of a pet!  We fostered him for a weekend to see how he would do with the kiddos and everyone fell in love!!

So with a new puppy means I had to make a puppy card!

I combined Hero Arts Balloon Animal Birthday and die with Hero Arts Playful Animal.  I created the panel by diecutting a stitched rectangle.  I used distress inks to create a subtle blue background.  I then die cut the balloons using the coordinating dies.  I stamped up some solid balloons using Hero Arts ombre inks and die cut them as well to create more dimension to the shaker card.  I used the WRMK fuse tool to make the shaker (filled with Martha Stewart mini sterling stars) to keep the card from being too bulky.

I used Hero Arts Intense Black ink for the dog and sentiment and colored with copics.  I love that Hero Arts now has a copic friendly ink!!

That's my card for today!  I really liked adding the die cut balloons with the shaker balloons for dimension and fun.  Definitely a perk to have coordinating die cuts with your stamps!!
Mahalo for stopping by!!


  1. Awwwwww Biscuit is ADORABLE!!! And loving the card!! Sooooooooooooo cute with the balloons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Aw Biscuit is so cute, you won't regret having him..... And the birthday card coordinates perfectly too. It only takes a bit of patience on the start until his house broken and it will be easy...Good luck!

  3. omgoodness, is he cute! love the card, it's fun, love how you designed it to be a shaker too.

  4. What a cutie! Welcome, Biscuit! Love your shaker balloons!

  5. What an ADORABLE little puppy!! And your card is sooo cute!

  6. Both the card and the puppy are SO-O-O-O cute! I love the name you chose and the images you used on the wonderful shaker card.

  7. Even though your sweet Biscuit totally stole the show, I also love your puppy shaker card, Niki! Both made me smile!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Congrats on the new puppy - Biscuit is adorable!! Your card is super cute too!

  9. That is just so cute! I love to have one like this on my own.

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  10. Cute puppy and his name , Congrats for puppy Happy birthday .


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