Monday, June 4, 2018

Graduation Groupies

A wonderful friend graduated from college last month.  She is a dog lover and has two that resemble the two white dogs in the top row of my card. 
 I stamped in black and clear heat embossed the image so I could color with Zigs.  They all got pink cheeks to brighten up the various shades of brown.
Stamps:  Mama Elephant The Dog's Woof, Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments,  Happy3, Hats Off to You
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Speech Bubbles, MFT Basic Stitch Lines
Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, PTI Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Light Blue, Light Gray, Mid Brown, Beige, Dark Oatmeal, Gray, Yellow Green, Fluorescent Green, Brown, Light Carmine, Carmine Red, Dark Brown
Other:  Ranger clear embossing powder, SSS white detail powder

These pups are going over to play at:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 172:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!


  1. Kara, this is adorable. Your friend is going to love it. Miss you. Hugs, Linda

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your card in our Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week! What fun Kara. I love the sentiment layout and your little crowd of graduates. Beautifully coloured, great layout and very inspiring!

  3. This is just too CUTE Kara!! Each one of them is water colored beautifully with your Zigs and I LOVE all the pink cheeks! Your girlfriend will definitely LOVE this sure brought a big smile to my face!! Hope you're doing well...has the shoulder all healed up??

  4. Such a cute card, Kara! Those pups all have such different personalities and your wonderful colouring and shading really brings that out. Love those great sentiments which you've added, too. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  5. Kara, I adore your puppies, they are so cute...each one of them! I really like how you designed the sentiment layout too! Hope you are feeling better each day and getting back to 100%! Heart Hugs, Col

  6. Awww.... this is so cute! This is beautifully colored using your Zigs. The rosy cheeks are the best!!

  7. absolutely fabulous, kara… your coloring is outstanding!!

  8. Oh how cute this is. It is a fun graduation card and I love the ones with their tongues hanging out. That is a great job coloring so many different dogs in different colors and shading.

  9. I love this stamp. Great coloring. The bold conversation balloons look great against the white! Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Anything Goes Challenge.


  10. Fabulous fun card Kara. Super colouring and love the sentiments and the added bones tongues letters etc.

  11. Super cute, Kara ... and fabulous colouring ... all those pink cheeks are just adorable! Your friend will love it! Hugs, Anita :)

  12. Oh my gosh ... how cute is this??!!! Mega cute!! Love this image ... but it's your colouring that has brought all those dogs to life. Your friend is going to love this Kara! xx

  13. This cannot be any cuter Kara! Love those puppies. I have them stamped but haven't had time to colour them yet! So sweet!

  14. What a cute card for a doggie lover - they look as if they are in the audience for the ceremony! I bet your friend loved this card made just for her.
    Carol x

  15. You had me at pink cheeks, Kara! This is, I mean, how does one find the right descriptors? It should be on the cover of every craft magazine that's published!! I'm in awe, as always, of your talent!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. So very adorable. Love how you colored all those wonderful pups, and the speech bubble sentiments are a fantastic idea. I'll be CASEing this one before too long.

  17. Absolutely adorable card, Kara! Beautiful coloring with your Zigs and I love how you gave them all pink cheeks! Your friend is definitely going to love it, too!

  18. This is such a fun graduation card! Love it!
    Both of my boys graduations are now behind us. One was on Thursday the other one today. I'm exhausted, phew!

  19. I just love visiting here and seeing your masterpieces... This is fabulous!

  20. Ooh cuuutee dog stamps
    and love love your coloring them so so cuutee look
    and sweet sentiment too on that shape Kara
    Now you just make me want to buy that speech bubble dies
    I always fussy cut by my self but yours looks more proffesional hehe
    Love your cute card Kara
    see you on next post of you