Monday, September 15, 2014

Sept 15, 2014 - International DT My Bestie Challenge - My Bestie with a Pet

Oh my goodness.  Can you believe it is already the middle of September.  Where oh where does the time go.  We have started having a few cooler days here in the south and believe me these days are really welcome here.  It hasn't been cool enough for the leaves to start turning yet but I'm sure that is just around the corner.  I love fact Autumn and Spring are my two favorite seasons.  

From the title of my blog post you can see that our new DT challenge this month is a My Bestie image with a pet.  Well I knew right from the start which one of Sherri Baldy's beautiful images I was gonna use.  I have two parrots...PJ my sweet little Cockatiel and then Jabber, my sweet African Grey.  First let me tell you that Jabber is very appropriately named.  Just ask any of my friends who have been around him.  I have to chuckle when I think of a couple parties (Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef) that I have had and when the consultants started their presentations, well lets just say that Jabber was trying to out talk/jabber them.  It was so funny, 'cause everytime the consultants tried to speak a little louder....well yep, you got it, Jabber just got louder too.  It was hysterical.  Everyone had a good time, even the consultants.   So My Bestie this tiime can be found on Sherri's Etsy shop HERE.   Sherri has some beautiful images with pets so I'm sure you will find an image that just fits you and your pets.    

Now Jabber doesn't really look like this, but in his honor I colored the tail red.   When I look at this, it just reminds me of holding my sweet boy.  :-)  

I used my Faber Castel Polychromo pencils to color with.  I love the soft look you can get with them.  All of my papers came from my stash and thank goodness I had colors to match my image.  I am getting a little better better about picking my papers first and then coloring my images, but I colored this one months ago when I saw what our challenge would be and didn't have a clue what papers I was going to use.  Believe me, it really works better to choose your papers first.  I try to keep telling myself that.  LOL  

My flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts.  They are my first "go to" flowers all the time.  The round stamp is from Whimsey.  

Be sure and join the My Besties International DT challenge.  We would love to see your beautiful creations and see which "pet" you chose.  You can enter our challenge by clicking HERE

Wanted to include a photo of my boy so you can see Jabber for real.  :-)  

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Please come back again and I would appreciate your comments.  

Have a wonderful September and I will be back next month with a brand new challenge.  

Happy Stamping and Crafting
Many Hugs and Blessings,


  1. Hi Pat! Lovely to hear from you, and thanks for your sweet comment on the Sunflower card. Zipped over to see what you were up to, and enjoyed this cute image on such a beautifully decorated card. Love all the lacey doilies, those gorgeous flowers and the way you've colored this sweet image. Marvelous job on this card. Enjoyed seeing Jabber too! He looks like he's very much Mr. Personality. Hope that all is going well up your way. TFS & Hugs