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 opened my Etsy shop, Melissa was my first customer, commissioning cards and helping to get out the word that I had a shop. 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.

If you can either, there’s a small stash available in the shop!


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)

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!

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


  2. 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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