Stanley the Beagle

Stanley Martin

I live in a neighborhood where everyone (except us) seems to have dog. Or to be exact, a beagle. My neighbors Melissa and Tom have Stanley. He had a traumatic puppyhood that we don’t mention in his hearing, but he has it good now. A cushy bed. A loving family. Lots of toys. And a sizeable, fashionable wardrobe that changes with the season.

When I started coloring, Melisssa was one of my biggest supporters. We laugh at the same things (and at the same people). We have our own table at the neighborhood bar. And when I fell and broke my ankle a couple of months ago, she arrived on my doorstep with a bench and a waterproof cover for my cast so that I could take a shower safely.

Stanley_tie Stanley_devil Stanley_HotDog

Why am I telling you all of this? Well, I’ve been looking for the perfect image to make a card for Melissa and I think I finally found it with Duke by Mo’s Digital Pencil. The card base consists of Neenah Solar White with a layer of soft green patterned paper from the Hip Hip Hooray Collection by American Crafts. I added stamp from Altenew and a bumble bee emblishment from my stash by Jolees Boutique.

Afterall, who can resist a beagle puppy? Melissa certainly can’t so there’s a card waiting here just for her.


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; American Craft Hip Hip Hooray 6×6 pad; Copics X-Press Blending Card
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Stamps: Duke by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Halftone Happy by Altenew
Copics: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, BV20 (fur); W3, W5, W7 (nose); R14, R24, R27, R29, R39 (collar); YG01, YG06, YG09 (grass)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

6 thoughts on “Stanley the Beagle

  1. Oh, Nancy, how absolutely adorable, and what a story! I am so very sorry that you broke your ankle and sure hope you are back to your normal self. But Melissa sure is going to LOVE this card! Beautiful CAS card, and I love it (and him…I had a beagle when we lived in NJ, and he loved everyone and they loved him!). Hugs!

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I’m getting back to my normal self (although it’s a rather loose definition of normal). 🙂

  2. So can I order 60? Thank you for honoring Stanley and making me feel very special. I LOVE the card!

  3. I have 2 beagles; one is a tri-color and one is a lemon. I was cruising through cards and saw this one and had to come and visit. This is colored just beautifully! I love that you’re surrounded with beagles…they’re a challenge but they’re awesome. I have a picture of my two on my blog.

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