Friday, 12 August 2016

... Papertreyink Make it Monday 257

Hello everyone,

I know it has been quite a long while since I posted. Sadly we lost our beautiful big, sweet dog Teally to cancer in early May and I just did not have it in me to bother with "happy" pursuits.

I have spent my time working in our vegetable garden and fighting the horrible drought that my part of Ontario is experiencing. The weather here, in addition to being bone dry, has been lethally hot.

I thought yesterday that perhaps it was time to spend a bit of time in my studio and get back to card making.

The card I have today is for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #257 challenge which is "Sentiment Strip Grounding".

I have used a basic white card base over which I added a piece of pattern paper from my stash. 

I added a white strip along the bottom section for the requisite sentiment strip. I have stamped it with a sentiment from Tulip Time in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut the bottom edge with a Spellbinders die.

I cut out the tulip shape with the coordinating die and stamped the images using Memento inks: New Sprout, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender and Lilac Posies. I popped up the tulips with dimensional squares.

Well that is all from me for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Cheers.

 ~ Melanie ~


  1. Very pretty card! What a beautiful dog. I'm sorry for your loss and hope the fond memories of good times with Teally will help mend your heart.

  2. Your card is beautiful but I am totally saddened by your loss. We lost our dog to cancer a few years ago now and it was the hardest thing we ever had to do. Our animals are such a big part of our families, growing up with our kids, always filled with love and happiness just to be with us. Hold tight to the wonderful memories. He was beautiful!

  3. beautiful card! i'm sorry to hear about the lost of your sweet dog. giving in to happy pursuits may be just what you need. thank you for playing make it monday!

  4. Oh, dear Melanie, I am so sorry about your dear Teally! I know how very much you loved him, but I pray that your memories of him will always be cherished. It's been a rough summer, but I trust that you are seeing some relief now. I am so glad to see you got to enjoy some studio time, and what a beautiful card you've made. You've not lost your touch! I love the background, and what a beautiful tulip! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Sending tender hugs!