Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pretties Wednesday: It's New to me!

Good Morning, all!
Whew...what a day yesterday was. We are getting new furniture today and planned it for the day after our village has their annual "throw all the crud you can on your curb day". So, we spent a ton of the day cleaning, etc. and preparing for our "NEW" living room tomorrow.

Speaking of new, I didn't say anything earlier because I wanted to make sure it worked out first, but on Friday, our family added to the chaos in our lives and welcomed another member into it...Ruby Carolina.
Ruby is a 5 year old purebread Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she is seriously a dream dog. She is completely housebroken, trained in basic commands, and is wonderful with the kids and our other dog. Why anyone would have given her up is beyond me although I think that there were some issues w/over-population, etc. in her previous home. We put our name on a waiting list for this breed because they ARE so good with kids and didn't think we'd be getting the call so soon. I felt like a nervous parent all over again today at the vet, getting the once (more like twice, lol) over and shots, etc.

Oh and if you're wondering about her name, well, Ruby because of her coloring and I just thought the name was totally cute, and Carolina because of our favorite place, Charleston SC, where we happened to run into a man who had two Cavaliers and was telling us how wonderful they are with kids, etc. and that is kind of how this whole plan came about. So it was only fitting to add that to her pedigree, right?
I will post more pics later, as I'm sure my son will be less than thrilled when he gets older that I'm showing off his pajamas LOL...but here are two of my kiddos with Ruby and our other dog, Doc, who loves her and ignores her like she's always been here just the same. So, again, in with the NEW and some NEWS for sure!

My third "NEW" thing today is the card I have for you. Two weeks ago, Jana challenged us Prettie Girls to "Try a New Technique". I have to admit, I have had my eye on acetate cards now for a while and haven't really dabbled much in them.

I didn't have any of the supplies, so I went out to Archiver's and got White StazOn and these cute felt flowers I used today. I have to admit that while I'm not thrilled with how this card came out, it was really fun to dabble with a new technique, so thanks, Jana! I hope to gain a bit more practice w/ these soon :)

I used the Flutter By Sophia and the heart balloons and sentiments from S.W.A.K. Felt like going with something tried and true for springtime, but be sure to stop by Friday for another preview of the "Make a Splash" Sophia that will be May's stamp of the month! I really love coloring my Sophia stamps up and hope you can get a better view of the whole card from the side here.

On that note, the time is coming for our Paper Pretties May release and our monthly "Stamping in your Jammies" PJ party on the first, so mark your calendars. In the meantime I'll be back on Friday and then next week with some fun new 'eye candy' as well! Don't be a stranger! Not to me, or to the OTHER Prettie Girls, either! They have some fun NEW techniques for you as well today so be sure to check them out!:

Tomorrow I have some REALLY exciting Blog Candy info so definitely be sure to stop always, I love when you do!! ~jess :)


WickedPixie said...

Your new puppy (I know, not really a puppy, but they're all puppies to me!)is a beauty! Congratulations! (And the kids look delighted and adorable!) :-) Traci

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my, Ruby is adorable beyond words!! Look at those sweet puppy eyes!! Your card is beautiful too - I love that ribbon!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Jessica!

MichelleO said...

OH Jessica! Too adorable, and even more adorable with the kids! Great name btw!

The card is cute too :0)


Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Awwww! Ruby Carolina is a furry little angel. LOVE her name & the story behind it. SO sweet to see your kids gorgeous smiling faces. How exciting for you guys! Hope getting your new furniture is a blast too. LOVE your acetate card. The Sophia, the oval & flowers are just TOO cute! I have got to try one of those acetate thingers, :O)

Cindy Haffner said...

Kids and puppy are darling, so sweet. Love your card, so fun.

Elena said...

Congratulations on your family addition! :)
Your card is awesome! I love stamped hearts on it! The ribbon you added is a very nice touch too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Jess! Ruby is GORGEOUS! Congrats on your newest family member! LOVE your gorgeous card too!!! Hugs!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Oh my, Ruby is adorable! (cute card too!) ;0)

Jillabella said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I LOVE HER!!!! She is simply gorgeous! Ok so I know she's full grown but I just want to grab her and snuggle with her! Ooooh I feel a shopping trip for my new niece coming on!!! xoxoxo

Charlene Austin said...

OMG!!!!! She is GORGEOUS!! Jess, I am in love with Ruby. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! And DOC is so handsome too. I wish we could have a play date with my puppy girls! Oh you have melted this puppy mommy's heart! LOVE!

Charlene Austin said...

In case you didn't get it the first time......LOVE!!!!!!!!!!

Jana Weaver said...

Adorable dogs and kids...and the card is beautiful. The felt flowers are especially cute!!

Debbie Lee said...

Ruby is soooo cute!!! Can't wait to meet her in person! :)
Love how you used the acetate too! :

Heather said...

Jess I have not tried any thing with acetate yet but I need to as I bought over 100 sheets of it last year to teach the mirror stamping effect to my stampers club!!!

I love this card and your colors and she is just so cute!!!

Great job girl!!!


Rebecca Ednie said...

She is gorgeous!! I'd love a housebroken dog like her. No puppies for us! I really like your clear card.