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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A story and a very "Special Delivery"

Hello all!
I hope this finds you doing well, getting back into your routines after the holidays.  There is sort of a comfort in routine, yes?  Boring tho sometimes!

I have a quick little story for you- how do you lose your dog in your house?  Well, it happened to me just the other day.  Our pup, U-lee, follows me around like a shadow especially when Larry, U-lee's twin, is gone running errands.  Larry is my DH.  My printer is set up in another room of the house and we keep this door closed when not in use.  I printed and knew U-lee had followed me into the room.  I said, "Let's Go," and thought he was right behind me.  About 20 minutes later, as I was crafting, I looked to see if U-lee was on his blanket.  No U-lee.  So I checked U-lee's recliner (use to be mine).  Not there.  I checked the printing room.  Not there.  Okay, so now I've checked all the usual spots.  I knew I hadn't let him outside, so he couldn't have been out there.  I checked anyway, doubting my memory.  Now I am more frantic, starting to tear up, running run to run, looking under beds and in closets, "U-lee!"  Then I tried bribing him.  He's always good for a treat. "U-lee, you want a treat?"  Still no U-lee.  Larry calls me in the middle of this and I tell him, "I can't find U-lee!."  "What do you mean you can't find U-lee?"  Finally, in the print room, I looked under the bed one more time, and there he was, tucked way back in a corner, just shivering.  I think what happened is that he went to follow me out of the print room, and I slammed the door on him....several times!!!  Poor little guy was just shivering as I cuddled him.  He must have thought I was mad at him as we will sometimes put him in "his room," if he has been bad.  Can you just picture the scene of running room to room, looking high and low, crying U-lee? He was lost for about half an hour.  What a relief to find him, I tell you.  And he did manage to get a treat out of me!  Silly story!

Now onto other news, great news!  I am proud to say that I am on Penny's Paper-Crafty Design Team!  We are a weekly challenge with super cool sponsors.  Our theme this week is "Anything Goes," everyone's favorite, I think!  Today, I have an image created by a very talented digital artist named Kathryne.  She is the Art in StampArt Designs Kathryne also designs for Whimsy Stamps.
Kathryne's logo is even adorable!  She just came out with a new release named "Matti and Kristi," the first in line of new StampArt characters.  You've got to see this image, you will fall in love with this captivating couple!  In fact, you'll love all of StampArt's digis!

This image is called "Special Delivery." What a treat to color and make into a card!

Colored with good ol' Prisma Pencils, and buttons for wheels.  He is a cutie for sure.  StampArt's "Special Delivery" comes with a bonus sentiment that says, "Hello Friend."

Well, that's it for today.  I'll be back tomorrow with another.  I hope to see you at Penny's Paper-Crafty Anything Goes Challenge #109 this week! Check out my lovely team mates works, too.  A very, very talented team that will be sure to inspire you.

Have you any Bright Spots for 2013 yet?  I bet we each get 365 of them!  See you soon!




  1. Beautiful card,lovely image and

  2. I'm so glad you found your baby! It is always scary when you can't find them isn't it? I did that with my daughter's dog...who normally runs down stairs to see me when I get home...not this time. So, I'm looking all over for her and when my hubby calls I tell him I can't find her...I finally found her all curled up in my daughter's bed nice and closed door or anything like that, she was just being lazy! Silly dog!
    Love your card! Love the 3-D birds and butterfly! Love the square buttons! Everything is is perfect as usual! :)
    Hugs from your friend!

  3. Hi Manderly; Loving your card!! Love it love it! You are an inspiration. Your work is so original, unique and especially gorgeous. It's an honour and delight to have you showcase the image. I'm so happy to have met you. Thank you for the lovely comments. It's wonderful to be a part of your beautiful challenge.The team is very talented. p.s. Glad you can breathe now with U-lee! Thanks again for your gorgeous artwork! xx Kathy

  4. You have got such a natural way of telling a story. So relieved you found U-Lee, The poor thing. Ypur card is awesome and I love the vibrant colours. Congrats on your design team position.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. What a story! So glad you found your little guy, must have been quite horrible! Your card is supersweet, what a lovely bear that is! And such pretty colouring, too! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, hugs, Ira xox

  6. What a fabulous scene you have created Manderly..gorgeous image and colouring, love the design and colours an the little buttons cute.GORGEOUS.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Your card is wonderful! I love the colouring and the details! Congratulations! Hugs,


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