Are you busy watching the Olympics? We have the TV running just about 24 hours watching all the games. Didn't you love that torch lighting during the Opening Ceremony? Oh my gosh the Brits sure did it right. The drive and commitment of these young athletes amaze me. My husband and I were reminiscing about my youth and my astute gymnastics skills. I was definitely not Olympic material, but I sure did have fun trying. Now I simply have fun trying to remember how I got my body to do all those stunts when I can barely tie my shoes today. Ha Ha
Speaking of trying to remember things brings me to my card for today. Mo's Digital is having a Guest Design Team Call/Doghouse Challenge this week and I decided to give it a try. Mo's images are fabulous and I love any opportunity to use them. When I saw the challenge was for a doghouse, I put on my creative thinking cap. I wanted to do something fun and quirky cause I am a little bit quirky and a whole lot of fun. OK, don't spit your coffee/wine all over your computer screen. I really am fun, ask my dog!
I had found this elephant appropriately enough called, I Forgot in my Mo's file and my mind started racing. I struggled a bit with the card and had two different layouts until my creative-genius-collaborator, my DH, suggested I make the doghouse on the outside instead of inside of the card. It all came together and I had to admit he was right again. Don't you hate it when you have to admit your husband is right and you were wrong?
I colored the elephant with my Copics using greys, pinks and a bit of violet. I wanted his face to be pinker to show his embarrassment at forgetting his dear friend's birthday. The sentiment was hand-written and hung from some string and a brad. The balloons were cut out with a Sissix die and run though a SU embossing folder. The glittery bling is Stickles and the button and embroidery floss was from my stash. The corners were punched with a SU corner punch and run through the same SU embossing folder. I free-handed the doghouse and cut it out.
Here's the inside sentiment. It is computer generated and I free-handed the elephant footprints.
Hope you enjoy. If you would like to play along with Mo's, just click here and check out all the fun. Hope to see you over there.
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