Saturday, July 30, 2016

MTTC Sketch Challenge

Hey, all! :)
My DT project for My Time to Craft Challenge Blog Challenge #326 - Sketch.
I'd taken a little hiatus from crafting with my teammies at MTTC. I had been feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the messiness of life but I think I'm catching my breath and jumped right back in. :) Here I am once again raring to go! xx
Here's a little look see at the sketch we're using this week:
I've used Heart Puppy #1203(516) and My Goal in Life #24805 from Eureka Stamps. I colored the image with my Copic markers. All black and white pattern card stock is from Me and My Big Ideas MAMBI Specialty Card Stock. I used Blissful Banners stamp set from Paper Smooches to create the red and white pattern card stock. Plain card stock, brads and metal ribbon are from my stash.
I cried something fierce when I made this card and even before I started, I felt I was being a hypocrite for making this card. It's a long and sordid story but it has to do with my estranged daughter's dog, Fish. She abandoned Fish with me. I didn't know WHAT to do with Fish. I have a puppy of my own and I wasn't prepared to care for a high-maintenance dog. Fish had an anal gland issue and often required vet visits and expensive special dog food. I love Fish! We'd had her since September 2009. When my daughter dropped Fish off here, it was with the understanding it was to be short-term while daughter sought a permanent home for Fish. My daughter is bi-polar and unable to care for a dog and I was glad she finally admitted to that. Anyway, long story short, I had to take Fish to a shelter and it was the most gut-wrenching decision I had to make and carry out. I cried about it for an entire week before the event and for the entire two weeks after the event. Now daughter is using this as the reason to never speak to me again. But she wasn't already speaking to me. I'd made every effort to contact her for four months prior to this. So, I felt like such a hypocrite but at the same time... I am a dog lover... there's not a day that goes by I don't think of Fish and the decision I had to make. I'm taking it day by day and trying not to be so hard on myself and I am constantly reminding myself that daughter forced my hand. So anyway, that story is for those of you who actually take the time to read my blog! :) I hope you won't judge me too harshly. I'm doing a pretty good job of that all by myself! :(
So, anyway, I'd like to enter this card into these challenges, if I may please:
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous creation hun, love the colours
    Welcome back to the team, missed you
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. I love that dog, Ema! Great card! Thanks for joining in on the Crafty Sentiments Animal Challenge this week. I hope to see you again next week. Julie, DT member

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