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Saturday, June 8, 2019

I just want to hang with my dog...

My son and daughter-in-law recently adopted a gorgeous Golden Doodle puppy. For those of you that may not know, that is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They were so excited about their new puppy, that I wanted to send them something in celebration.

First, I made them a card. I didn't have a Golden Doodle dog image, so I used a Silhouette design (#120773) of a Schnauzer, which I happened to already have in my Silhouette library. 

I modified it just a bit and tried to use shades of brown to make it look more like their dog. I added some silver Nuvo drops onto his blue collar. To give the eyes a little life, I used a gel pen to add a spot of white.

I shaped the layers a bit--especially the nose--and popped them up on foam squares to give some dimension to the card.

Finally, I purchased a couple of inexpensive t-shirts at Michael's. I happened to have some black iron-on vinyl (HTV), so I created a sentence in the Silhouette software with a paw-print for the "O" in DOG. The paw-print was a free clipart image that I traced in the software and then added to my design.

Here's a photo of my son and his wife with their new "baby":

Isn't that puppy cute? But look at the size of those paws! I think he's going to be quite big when he's full-grown.

We are experiencing some perfect summer weather here today, so I need to get away from the computer and go outside and enjoy it. Have a great day!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

How fun to celebrate a new puppy. Your dog is cute and expressive. I agree with the big paws. It is going to be a big dog.

Darnell said...

Oh, so much to say! First of all, Cheryl, you must have been six years old when you had your son! Second, what a great mom you are to make the kids a custom-designed card and tee-shirts in celebration of your new grand-dog! He is an absolute cutie-patootie ... and he's going to be a HUGE cutie-patootie a year from now! I can't wait to see photos along the way as he grows. What's his name? (Stunning home, too!) Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

Cute card, nice shirts and a great picture!

Glittered Paws said...

Awww...what a great mom, card and shirt!!! The shirts are just too cute especially with the aw print for the O. You are not old enough to have a son that "old", are you sure it isn't your brother??? As for the dog, well you had me a puppy - any kind of puppy,, we are such dog lovers. We are also "failed" fosters so we have 3 big 4 legged "kids".

Lynne in NI said...

Oh my, that is just the cutest wee puppy ever! Great doggy card to celebrate too! I'll bet all your family love to receive your cards, they're always so original :)