Sunday, March 20, 2011

Petie's Pal


Petie went almost everywhere with my oldest when he was two. Petie went almost everywhere with my youngest when he was two. Petie was, er, is very well loved (and oh so dirty). I might have talked about Petie before on here, I can't quite remember. Petie is a doll that both my boys love(d).



Wee Memories and The Lawnscaping Challenge have teamed up to showcase cute and cuddly creations. I started by adhering some soft baby yarn around a square block and topped it off with a pup that has a slightly distressed and well worn look to him. The square background reminds me of a chenille blanklie (as my boys affectionately call their blankets).The layout is from March's sketch at Artful Delight.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Vintage Cream) PTI

Patterned Paper: (School Spirit Collection) Crate Paper
Stamps: (Critters in the Burbs, Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Other: (White Enamel Accents) Ranger, (Colored Pencils) Prisma

46 comments:

  1. I adore the texture you created with the yarn, what a fantastic idea! :) cute cute cute!

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  2. That yarn looks so soft & cuddly! What an awesome idea! It totally reminds me of a blankie! I love the layout too. Great use of a scrap layout for a card. :)
    Have a great rest of the weekend Karen!

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  3. Love the texture, you definitely got cuddly down, and very cute. Check.

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  4. Just adorable! Love the texture you created with that yarn! :)

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  5. I agree this is adorable and I love the softness the yarn adds to the card.

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  6. Great texture Karen, makes me want to reach out and stroke it, it looks so soft.

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  7. Your card is so cute!!! Love the little dog image and the usage of the yarn!!! Thanks for joining us at Artful Delight!!

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  8. This instantly made me think of Patches - a stuffed dog who was my constant companion for most of my youth! You've perfectly captured that worn, warm, fuzzy feeling. :)

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  9. oh Wow, cute & cuddly...a brilliant card Karen!
    hugs

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  10. If this isn't the essence of cute and cuddly, I don't know what is. Love your story about your boys and Petie, and I love how you incorporated that cozy feeling into your card with the baby yarn. Such a sweet story and card!

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  11. WOW, Karen this card is adorable. It makes me want to cuddle up with one of the many cuddlie blankets my mom made for me. Well for my kids and there is one in particular that I claimed as my own. Fabulous card. Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight.

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  12. Wow this looks so soft! I just love this little dog image. So cute!

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  13. oh boy.. doesnt he look comfy. This is such a clever card. I love the way you have added texture. Brilliant:)

    Thanks always for your support... hugs :)

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  14. Ohhh! Cute & cuddly, to be sure!!! :) Love the texture of the blankie 'look'! and 'petie' looks so cute! :)

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  15. Wow Karen, what a clever way to add texture to a card! The dog looks right at home on that fluffy background!

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  16. I literally said "Awwww" when I saw this card. So CUTE! The yarn looks exactly like a baby blanket (I thought it was), and I love the slight distressing for a well-loved look.

    The story is awesome~I ALWAYS enjoy reading your posts!

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  17. Oh goodness this card is cute, I love how you incorporated the cuddly with the yarn, so creative!

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  18. This is darling, Karen! I love that baby yarn background! Such a great idea! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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  19. so unique and creative of you karen!!
    Love your card <3

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  20. love the texture on the yarn wrapped square!! such a sweet card!

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  21. This is just too sweet Karen! I love that little dog and the texture on this card gives me the warm fuzzies. Great work girl!

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  22. What a beautiful touch with the yarn! TFS =)

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  23. awwww...love it...great texture!

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  24. This is adorable! Love the texture.

    I've just found your blog through Waltzing Mouse Makes and really love your work, have become a follower!

    ~ Laura

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  25. I love the texture...as background!!

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  26. Holy cow Karen! This is perfect. The little blanket you created, the dog, the layout... Love all the edge distressing! LOVE it. Definitely one of my favorites from you! :) Yup, moving this right into my inspirational folder. I love it.... :) Thanks for playing along in the Lawnscaping/Wee Memories bonus challenge! :)

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  27. Petie sounds well loved, as all stuffed animals should. I love the texture of the yarn.

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  28. Karen, that yarn background is so cool! Will have to remember that idea. And your card is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories. :)

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  29. Squeee! This is the cutest, Karen! I love that chenille background.

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  30. Oh this is soooo adorable! I love the texture.

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  31. I love your amazing stories which explains your inspiration! This card is so adorable!

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  32. Do they know Petie is missing??? ;) Very cute! Love that yummy texture!!

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  33. What a great card, Karen. I'm loving the doggy & yarn. Nice memories. They grow so quickly :(. (Happy & sad). What a sweet card, I love it!

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  34. love your distressing and your yarn does look like chenille-great tribute to petie, karen:)

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  35. SO super cute, Karen! Love that texture!

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  36. This is SOOOO cute!

    Thank you so much for playing along in the sketch challenge at Artful Delight!

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  37. This is very cute and cuddly. Totally fits the bill for the challenge:) I love that layout, I will have to check out that sketch challenge (thanks for yet another fabulous tip)

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  38. That yarn square is wicked cute - love this card!

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  39. I love that yarn "chenile blanket" you created!! Great idea! I actually thought it was a piece of fabric.

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  40. Congrats on your top three for this warm and cuddly card!

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  41. Congrats on the honorable hoot! :)

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  42. CONGRATS! FOund this card on the lawnscaping challenge. I was out of town and missed it through my blog reader. Love the texture on this. Cute puppy!!

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  43. SUPER cute card! love hte texture and design! congrats on the HM at Wee Memories!

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  44. This is a sweet and adorable card, Congrats on the honorable hoot and the top 3! :)

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