We took it pretty easy over the weekend. Couldn't do much outside since it decided to switch from the hottest week of the year to cold and rainy over night on Friday night. But on Saturday we did have a visitor come a calling. Tia Mona stopped by to show us one of the new additions to there family. There Champion bull dog had puppies! She had 5 but only three have survived thus far. She does not seem to have a very motherly instinct to her. They have lost 2 pups due to her sitting on them. So she is no longer allowed in with the pups with out supervision and then only to nurse and clean them. Tia Mona only brought one over quick to show the kids. Her timing could not have been any better. Everyone was actually home and my Grandfather happened to be here also so he got to see the puppy and reminisce for a bit to.
Of course the kids all had to pipe in with the obligatory "Can we keep him???" They already knew the answer but they just had to ask! Other then the "he is to young" and the "we don't have the time/space/money" there is the fact that the breed is just not for me. I don't want nothing to do with the possible respiratory problems, not to mention the snotting and snorting. Yuk!
But all puppies are cute!
Especially when they still don't have there eyes open!
As I have mentioned before the Blogoversary counter on the side is counting down fast!
Friday is the day but the party starts on Wednesday!
We will be having 3 "use it challenges"!
"Lavender Fields" Mini Kit use it challenge.
and two Word Art challenges.
For each of the three challenges you complete you will receive a three pack of templates.
If you completes all three challenges you will receive a completion bonus gift of another 3 pk of templates.
You have the potential to receive a total of 12 Templates!
Challenges start on Wednesday evening and will run until midnight on Sunday night the 23of August.
4 days + 3 challenges = 12 templates!
Tonight I have a couple of layouts to share with you. Both of these I have done. The first is from our trip to Denver back in May.
Both layouts use tonight's Freebie Template #201.
As my regular readers may notice I'm trying something new with these layouts. Extractions! I am horrible at them! So practice, practice, practice!
In this first one I extracted the penguin out of one of our photos, duplicated it and blended them into the water. Not only to help hide how bad the extraction was but to try and give it the under water appearance.
Kit: Wild Side by: Dreamsfulfilled
This is one I made for my dear friend Simona. This is Mathilda she belongs to Simona's brother and his girlfriend.
Here I tried to make the kittens ear pop up over the frame although the actual picture is under the frame. I'm not sure if I did it correctly but for a first try not to bad. My shadowing around the ear leaves a lot to be desired though. Does anyone have any good pointers?
Kit: Felty Dog/Cat by: Calico Designs
Font: Jumbled Stamp Act
Now since you have made it this far I do have tonight's Freebie for you.
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