Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Puppy dog TALES from the OLD WEST!

HowDEE, ya'll! And happy Tuesday! Here is my offering for Card Positioning Systems weekly sketch challenge #113! I am offering up a big-ol-slice-o-WESTERNY goodness and saying a big TEXAS (by way of California! Hee Hee) "thank you!" to the lovely folks from "The Cat's Pajamas" Rubber Stamps! I was the VERY lucky winner from the sketch #111 random drawing, where I got to choose a stamp set from their WIDE selection of images! You'll be shocked, if you are familiar with my blog, that I chose a very juicy WESTERN SET: "It's a Western Thing" #S-7510... It was tough to choose... But, tumblin' tumbleweeds, I was happy with my choice and the speed at which it made it's way into my mailbox! THANK YOU, "The Cat's Pajamas!" And thank you CPS!

It was real tough to find a home in my collection for these images... NOT! I love that old Puppy Dog Sheriff! "Ain't he...... {wait for it.....} the CAT'S PAJAMAS!" Ohhhhhhhh, I see it all so clearly now! What a fun set! What fun images! Oh, I'll be busy for a while!

Let me not forget the sketch of inspiration! This one was SO much fun! I really needed to play with all of this joyful papercrafting material and inspiration today, so YEAH!

I played and played and played, and I still found a way to get one of T!m's (can i just call him Tim now? YOU know who I mean when I say "T!m!" right!!!) FRAGMENTS, just to beef up some visual excitement!!!

Ohhhhh, geeze! There she goes!

Well! You knew I'd go there eventually!!! (Is that man photogenic, or what!!!) Yep! That's from the class I took a few weeks ago, and even though I FORGOT my camera, my darling friend Tracey snapped this for me: THANK YOU, TRACEY! I heart you so much!

Here's some materials credit:

C/S - S/U!
Vellum- S/U!
Watercolor wonder crayons and aqua brush - S/U!
Black Ink - Staz-on
Dye Ink - (Close to Cocoa) S/U!
ALL STAMPS - The Cat's Pajama's (THANK YOU, AGAIN!)
Twine - Yaley

So, there you have it! A little creative ju-ju for my mo-jo on a To-tu (Tuesday!) for you, you! (Yep, the gal's had too much jo-jo...) Bye now!


Rosemary said...

Oh wow!!! I completely love this card! Awesome job (again)! And yep, that lil' ol' puppy dog sheriff sure is the CATS PAJAMAS! Keep using those fragments, cuz you sure can work magic with them!

Karen said...

I lllllllloooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeee your Wild West scene!!! Love your fun smoke bubble and of course, great coloring and shadow!! Elise you never fail to amaze me!!!

And how happy are you that you have a pic with Tim the Man?! But, he most definitely, is not the only one that is photogenic!!!

tg said...

Wow Elise. As always, so many great details. That vellum cloud is so great. Love the depth it gives to the scene. Love it!

Dana Gustafson said...

Dag gum Deputy DAWG!! This is amazing! Between your artistry and the Cats Pajamas stamps this could be straight out of a treasured children's book (that we would surely own at our house! ;)) I'm speechless!!! The vellum cloud o gunsmoke is a brilliant stroke and the frag legend lives on in fine form. You have done T!m proud once again with the card and the cool pic. WTG you crafty goddess!

Patricia said...

Hi Elise,

ofcourse I can read English hahaha...
Thanks for you comment on my blog and wow your card is stunning!! I really like it!!

Love Patricia

~amy~ said...

What a magnificent card!!! Love all your details...thanks for stopping by my blog :) P.S. Fab pic of T!m "hubba hubba" Holtz....

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Suuuch a cute card! What a great take on the CPS sketch! Thanks for playing along with us as well as stopping by my blog and saying HEY!!! :) Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Chris said...

What a fantastic card...I mean so many details, and all of them super! I found myself getting excited as I read the post, fueled by your excitement. And how lucky you are - 1) winning the prize and 2) getting to work with TIM!

:) Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm going to linger here a while, I can tell!

Anonymous said...

Love your lively blog and pretty cards! This is such a happy place, I enjoyed browsing through your creations & reading what you have to say :)
Thanks for visiting my blog, your comment made my day.

Unknown said...

OMG! This card is so cute! Congrats on the win, great choice of sets! Keep workin' magic!

And thanks for stopping by the ole' blog and leaving me some love!

SmilynStef said...

What a great picture with the king of fragments ... and what a faublous card.

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh how cute! I just love how you used the vellum! And you are soooo lucky to have taken a class with T!m! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!

dtarca said...

Wow Elise!! I'm so impressed with your attention to detail. Awesome card. I'm not that creative...I feel a headache coming on just trying to think of something on this level!!