Monday, May 11, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 1- Frank the Fun Dog

 

 
Hello, Friends!
 
To those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome!  My name is Angela Walters and I am thrilled to have you here.  This week, I am the Growing In Unity Gal.  I will be posting a card on my blog each day this week featuring stamps from the Unity Stamp Company.  I have good news for you about this, as well.  Leave a comment on my GIU posts each day and at the end of the week, I will randomly choose 2 people to win a grab bag of 25 Unity Stamps!   
 
Thirteen and a half years ago, I brought home someone who became a very special man in my life, my wiener dog, Frankfurter.  I began scrapbooking about the same time.  In fact, one of my first scrapbooks was of Frankfurter the puppy.  A couple of years later I began stamping.  When I decided to start a blog, it only made sense to have Frank included because that little puppy became such a huge love in my life.  Never married, it's been Frank and I facing the world together.  Frankfurter is smart, cute, funny, tough, and quite perky for a 13 year old little old man dog, as I call him sometimes.  "Life with a Wiener Dog" began to share the cards I was creating, primarily Stampin' Up at that time.  Now, you will see cards with stamps and products from all different companies featured on my blog along with a Frankfurter story or a personal update (I just had major back surgery I'm still recovering from 2 months ago.  I posted a health update on my back before this post so if you follow my blog, be sure to see it, as well, underneath this post if you receive it by email or on my blog directly.)   
 
When Unity created the "Frank the Fun Dog" stamp set, of course I had to have it.  I'd like to think that my Frankfurter inspired it because it was revealed a few months after I won the Friends of Unity prize.  In my mind, the Unity people came to my blog to see that Christmas card I had made, saw Frank, thought his name was great and this actual hot dog stamp set was born.  Of course this is all just in my mind, but wouldn't it be awesome if it were true?  While it probably isn't, the stamp set was still perfect for Frank and I and so I chose it to be the first stamp set I featured from Unity.  The hot dog comes with several sentiments, but for obvious reasons, "Franks a lot" is my favorite!   
 
A lot of my cards feature bright, happy colors like this one.  I colored the hot dog with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the mustard.  In person, it looks as though the mustard is wet, but unfortunately it isn't obvious in the picture.  I thought paper that looked like a picnic tablecloth would go along with the hot dog theme and used other matching patterned papers to complete my card.  The yellow and white twine bow adds a little texture and a fun element to the card.  I hope you like it and it brightens your day!
 
Don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered to win those awesome free stamps from Unity!
I'll see you tomorrow with another Unity card that is completely different than this one. 
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
These are the products I used to make this card:
 
Frank the Fun Dog Stamp Set by Unity Stamp Company
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Copic Markers
Pure Luxury White Card Stock by Gina K
Daffodil Delight Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Summer Bliss by Lori Whitlock 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park
Summer Lovin' by Samantha Walker 6x6 Paper Pad by Carta Bella
Stitched Circle Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches by Stampin' Up
Doodle Twine Bright Assortment by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape by 3M
 
 
 


31 comments:

heidiscoll said...

Love your card and your doggie! :) Looking forward to the rest of your creations this week.

Sharon said...

I love your cards and look forward to your health updates. Haven't seen a progress report since your most recent surgery, but wish you and frank the very best.

Cynthia said...

Very cute, Angela. Looking forward to your GIU inspiration this week!

Dianne Eure said...

Angela it's so good to see you here again! Love the set in honor of your Frank! Right? Looking forward to the rest of your creations and keeping my fingers crossed!

Dianne

Laura Turcotte said...

OK--that is too cute! And then to see your l'il guy on the sidebar--awesome! he is a handsome guy!
Congrats on being GIU !!

Sweet April said...

Adorable,colorful,cute,sweet card.Love the story of Frank,he is so cute.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both your card and Frankfurter are just adorable! Looking forward to your posts this week for inspiration & fun.

Brandi R said...

Such a cute card! Very well put together. LOVE that hot dog stamp ♥

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Thank you for sharing your story about your doggie. I love have dogs can mean so much to a person. I am sure he would give this card two barks up, it is awesome.

Diane D said...

I hope Unity contacts you and asks,"How'd ya guess?" The card is adorable. Thank you cards should have some fun in them!

Diane D said...

I hope Unity contacts you and asks,"How'd ya guess?" The card is adorable. Thank you cards should have some fun in them!

Kris B said...

Such a fun card! Love the pun! Looking forward to a great GIU week!

AnneMarie Becerril-Nuding said...

So doggone cute! Frankly adorable! I couldn't resist the puns :) Love the colors & layout!

D- said...

Congrats! Your card is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

ionabunny said...

Ahhh, you have just explained that pun to me. Sometimes they don't work in foreign lands without a point of reference. I like the bright colours. Hugz

Gaylynn said...

Awesome card Angela, inspired by Frank. Hope you get to healing and feeling better.

anderyn said...

That is a cute card. I hope that you are continuing to recover from your surgery and that you have a long time yet with your Frank. (I had a half-dauschund/half-Cocker Spaniel girl, Angel, when I was younger, and she lived FOREVER (twenty years!) Smaller dogs seem to last longer.)

Anonymous said...

very cute card.

Janis said...

What a cute card!!! I can see why you needed that stamp. Your little Frankfurter is adorable!!!

So glad to get acquainted with your blog. Prayers for continued recovery with your back. Things take time and there are lessons to be learned in the meantime, as you have mentioned. May the Lord grant you comfort, healing, and encouragement along this path!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Teresa Doyle said...

What a great card to make into an invitation if you were going to have a BBQ and inviting a lot of people. A great job Angela.

Becci said...

Your website is SO cute - I love that your first project is a hot dog - haha! :)

Beatricemi said...

So cute! Love the pun.

Ruby said...

Very cute card.

Sue D said...

So cute and I like learning about your Frank.

Mary Holshouser said...

I had to smile when I saw this card.
so cute.
thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun "Frank" card! Perfect for your blog!

sharon g said...

I love this guy--funny, I have never noticed it on the Unity site before. It's corny, and just my style.

Kim Rippere said...

Have to start with a weiner!

Kim
{Craftisan Studios}
Design Team Showcase

alyson esposito said...

Love the pun stamps. I have a son who could live on hotdogs so I really like this one

Penne Norris said...

This card (and stamp) are just too dog gone CuTe!!! TFS

Ruby said...

Very cute card.

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