While you read this we are already on the road, heading out to check out an Aussie puppy that we are interested in. After Sophie was gone the house was too quiet so we put in to adopt an Australian Shepherd aka Aussie. We thought the application process would take some time and being on summer vacation it would be good to have more time to train a puppy. We were surprised when we were approved within only a few days. Our references checked out, we had our home visit and we found a litter of puppies we were interested in seeing. I set up a visit for today and we knew we wouldn’t be bringing a puppy home quite yet because they weren’t ready for adoption. Or so we thought. We talked to the rescue yesterday and they asked if we’d be interested in fostering the puppy with the end goal being that we’d adopt it. We then found out that we could see the puppy and if all goes well bring it home today. So I had to make arrangements to borrow a crate until we get ours back and now we are off to bring a puppy home! I’ll have photos to show you soon – hopefully tomorrow.
Anyway today is another Sketch For You to Try from Jen. My craft room is a mess. I have old colors and new colors scattered everywhere, but you can’t ignore the fabulous new palette that was delivered just this week. So I pulled out Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight and paired them with Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and the returning Baja Breeze. After cutting my panels I stamped them with the Itty Bitty Bits in Whisper White Craft ink. I adhered them to the Chocolate Chip layer and stitched around them with Kraft colored thread. The main image layer is made using the Sweetheart stem in Pear Pizzazz. I cut out the leaves and sponged on some Old Olive ink before attaching them with dimensionals. I then punched out a Real Red heart and then embossed it with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and sponged the edges with Real Red ink. I added Polka Dot Real Red epoxy brads and then the sentiment tag using images from the Sweetheart set as well.
I love how different Pumpkin Pie looks with these fabulous new colors. They are so fresh and fun. I hope you have a chance to play along with us this time. Jen has a fabulous prize for one participant to win. You must link your card with InLinkz by noon on Friday. Here is this week’s sketch:
Make sure to check out the rest of the Sketch for You to Try Sisters for more inspiration!