Art Impressions – Doggy Kisses


Have friends that are stressing out with everything happening in the world right now? This card is just the thing to make them feel better, if only for a moment. This image comes from a great set called Doggy Kisses, with adorable doggy images and sentiments to wish your loved ones well, whether they are under the weather or feel like they are under a dark rain cloud. This card set is perfect for my friend who has been stressed out, and her mom who recently had surgery. And AI’s challenge for this month is Animals & Nature, so these fit the theme perfectly. I’m always happy when I can pair a need for a card with a current challenge!!! And you gotta love when a stamp set makes it so easy to make one layer cards!

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First up is the card for my friend. This sentiment doesn’t tell her to feel better, doesn’t say to cheer up… just acknowledges that life kinda sucks right now and let’s her know I’m here to just listen and commiserate. Sometimes telling someone that things aren’t that bad, or that it will be better soon, just isn’t what they need. And who wouldn’t feel just a tad better with this sweet doggy in slippers who just wants to stay in bed? He’s been watercolored with Tombow markers, as has the shadow below him.

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Next up is this sweet weiner dog is bandages! Isn’t this perfect for a post op card?!? I love the pun of the sentiment with this image!!! He’s also watercolored with Tombow markers. I love how they don’t bleed through the paper. I’m hoping this brings a smile to my surrogate Mom’s face. She’s been a real trooper… since Covid, patients having surgery cannot have visitors. She’s not only been through a lengthy hospitalization alone, but after surgery was sent to rehab for weeks… and you guessed it, no visitors allowed there either. The rehab is wing of a senior living center, so its more locked down than Fort Knox. Hoping she continues to recover quickly and we can get her home and surrounded by the people who care about her. In the meantime, I’m hoping this card reminds her that we would visit if we could!

I hope you have someone in your life who will agree with you that life sucks sometimes… but remember if they are trying to find a bright side or show you some hope that they do so in love because they hate to see you upset. Its not that they aren’t good listeners. Stay strong, my crafty friends!

ETA: 6/12 This card was 1 of 3 FRIDAY FAVORITES at CAS on Friday!!! Favorite Friday

ETA: 6/20 This card was chosen in the TOP 3 at Inkspirational!!! ink top pick


I am submitting these cards to the following challenges:


19 comments on “Art Impressions – Doggy Kisses

  1. Let me give you my address so I can receive this cute card. Heehee. Great job!


  2. Oh, Karen, both of these are fabulous! I think the weiner dog would be great for an anything card with a sentiment of something like “Got it all wrapped up?” or “Too wrapped up to write?” Love your coloring and the CAS designs, my friend.


  3. Oh goodness, I am so loving these cards and the fun images too!!! Adorable!!!


  4. I love these! And you’re right: sometimes people just want to know you are there, not hear platitudes.

    Well done!


  5. Cute cards and such a lovely thing to do to cheer your friends. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!


  6. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.


  7. These are so much fun! Just love the cute little dogs! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Crafty hugs Linda


  8. Lovely cards love the images and so pleased to see you sharing at Crafty catz this week


  9. Awww.. this cards are adorable. Great CAS designs. The sentiments are just perfect for the intention of the cards, and the wiener dog and sentiment make a fun combo. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.


  10. Adorable CAS designs, Karen. I love this sweet AI set. I’m sure they will both be well received.


  11. Both cards are adorable and perfect for our OLC challenge. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.


  12. Hello ,
    What an adorable creation you made such an awsome make
    Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
    Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
    Be safe and healthy
    Hugs and Creativity
    Cinderella ( https://cinderellasdreamcardsblog.blogspot.com/)
    DT Polkadoodles


  13. These cards are sooo cute! I love your little puppies and the coloring is stunning! Thanks for sharing at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna


  14. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 12 at Gem of a Challenge!


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