Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ruff Day? - Proverbs 17:22

Isn't she adorable? Yes, I made sure that you knew it was a girl with the little pink shirt! I love the wrinkles on the forehead too! Looks a little like me today - my first day back at work after a wonderful summer vacation. Yup - I do think that is the face I was wearing. This image is from DeeDee's Digis, the sponsor for today's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge and I encourage you to check out some of the other cute images she has.

Randi chose this wonderful verse from the book of Proverbs 17:22.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones"
Today I started back to work after a wonderful summer vacation and I know that last night my face was wearing the look of that dog! I was so fortunate to be able to be home all summer, to have the time to craft and mow the lawn, to spend more time with my daughter and my parents. It was a summer filled with blessings, one son was able to stay with us for several months this summer before heading back to his IT job at FSU. Then another son was able to come home for a couple of weeks before heading off again to the Yukon. How lucky I am. I really do not often wear the face above. I am generally an upbeat person who prefers looking at the bright side of life! I have also had people in my life who do not let their spirit be crushed - people like Randi (Stampin Sisiter) and Karen (co-worker) and Betsy (SIL) and Dana (old dear friend) whose lives have been touched with cancer and yet live a positive life filled with God's spirit. They have all touched my heart! 

I printed the image on both patterned paper and ivory CS. I also used some brown flocking for the ears - they now feel all fuzzy! The buttons and ribbon are from my stash. 

Thank you stopping by! Please leave a comment - I always read them. Have a week filled with blessings!

 





Recipe:
Stamps: Ruff Day sold by DeeDee's Digis
Paper: SU - Close to Cocoa
Special Paper: SU
Other: Spellbinders Impressability, ribbon, buttons


Challenges:
Card Patterns: Sketch
Paper Pretties: Use ribbon
All Sorts: Paper Piecing 
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes

 

15 comments:

Basslady said...

very sweet card...lovely idea with the pink shirt...

blessings and greetings from germany,
xoxo silvi

Grace said...

Miesje this is just adorable! I love the pink!!! Love the sentiment.... so perfect for lots of occasions! LOL! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Grace

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute Miesje!! I love the sweet dog, your coloring and the brown and pink!! We all have so much to be thankful regardless of what life throws our way. Your words on today's verse make you think.
Have a great week!
hugs,
Chris

Becky said...

This is adorable Miesje!! love how you paper pieced his house.

Courtney said...

This is so sweet! That image is great! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Monique said...

Adorable she is!! I love that you made this image a girl!! She rocks!!

Cheri said...

What a cute card! My friend has a bull dog she calls "Rosie"...bet Rosie would love to have this pink shirt.

Have a great school year!!!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

What a really adorable card! Love the saying from Proverbs too. Glad you could join us at Card Patterns.

brenda said...

Hi there

What a really fabulous card, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

p.s: Did you know we have a DT call here http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Randi said...

She sure brings a smile to my face! I love the fact that she is fuzzy and in pink.

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card love the image and the sentiment is great...x

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week hugs Kirsten...x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - I just love this dog - he is adorable - what a face!!! It is a perfect card for this weeks challenge!! Thank you for sharing your heart too Miesje - I always enjoy hearing what you have to say! God bless you sister! {{{hugs}}}

Alison H said...

Love it... this just made me laugh! Love the fact that she is a girl dog too.

Mummylade said...

Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck!

Deedee Anderson said...

Miesje, she is precious! I really like that you made her girly -- her pink shirt is perfect. Oh, I wish I could touch her fuzzy ears -- how fun! Praying that your frown lines are gone and you are settling back into work! Hugs, Deedee