Hope everyone is having a happy weekend! The weather is a bit wet here but the temperatures are wonderful!!! Rachel had her first soccer game today. Eight little 4-year-olds running around in shorts so long and socks so long that you cannot even see there knees is truly priceless! Other than that and eating lunch at the local Mexican restaurant and visiting the nearby Books-A-Million, things have been pretty low key after a very hectic week! Some much needed rest for the Thomas family. Mary Elizabeth and I are off to Atlanta on Wednesday to see the Jonas Brothers, so another busy week looms before us! Tomorrow will probably be spent with chores but tonight after Rachel goes to bed, I'm heading for my Stampin' room!
Today, I'm going to share with you one of the projects that I made for the August 14th Artful Inkables release. This is another image from the oh-so-cute set, Top Dog! I apologize for the darkness of the photos. They were taken late at night and I just could not get the lighting to please me. Santa is definitely being asked for a light box and photo lights this year!!!! My youngest sister lives in Atlanta with her four-legged baby, Gracie May. Since we will be staying with Lee and Gracie Pup during our trip, I wanted to make a cute container to take GP some dog biscuit snacks. I had made this cute little box before, but this weeks SCS Weekly Inkling included the tutorial for the box from the very talented, Laurie Schmidlin, with a twist- to add some scallops to the edges of the lid. Again, it is difficult to see with the dark picture but there is, indeed, some Ruby Red CS scallops all around the edge of this cute lid! While the sample box was used to hold a set of 3 x 3 notecards, I change it up a bit and added the yummy dog treats! I stamped the main image, colored it with Copic makers, paper pieced the "spot" and popped the head and paper pieced the ears. This darling PP is SEI's Park Buddies collection. The only problem with this line of paper is choosing which cute designs to use! The little felt "woof" is Queen & Co. and the ribbon is SU Chocolate Chip twill.
I just noticed that I have pasted the 20,000 visits mark and I want to give each of you that stop by a huge shout out to say Thank you! I do have some awesome blog candy prepared just for this occasion so be sure to visit tomorrow to have a chance at some awesome goodies! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!