Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"The Cone"


It never fails, I usually end up feeling sorry for those puppies and kitties that have to endure "the cone". I want to not chuckle when they walk and randomly hit "the cone" against something and back up only to do it again a few seconds later. I want to resist the urge to unsnap the fasteners and just let them run free. But alas, I know they serve a purpose, and they serve it well, I'm just glad that we humans don't have to endure "the cone."
Skipping Stones Design has another retro sketch up for their challenge this week. You can check out all the details for the challenge along with prize information and sensational design team samples on the Skipping Stones Blog.

I was inspired by the bold vs. soft colors of the Runway Inspired Challenge picture, I realize this is an unconventional image and sentiment to use for it though, but I somehow think the colors ended up being perfect, especially the cone and the yellow collar. The dog and sentiment came from Skipping Stones Design's Dogs Vol. 1 set.

41 comments:

  1. Yup, the cone is one of those things you know you shouldn't laugh at but you just can't help it! Atti won't even try to walk when he has one on - he just freezes and stares at the wall!

    Love how you used the image here - such simple perfection!

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  2. LOL! Love the colours and your fun card Karen :)

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  3. What can I say? This is soooo funny! Love this!

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  4. Hilarious..the "cones" crack me up too! Love your card...adorable!

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  5. what a great card and the sentiment is just perfect.

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  6. great take on the challenge and how you incorporated those colors. the CONE!!!!! ack! it is very hard not to laugh at pups in the CONE!

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  7. Thanks for the laugh and the fun card! Love your take on the challenges.

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  8. Thanks for the giggle this morning, Karen - such a fun card! And I agree. . . . .sooo glad we humans don't have to wear cones! (heehee!)

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  9. I crack up every time I see this stamp! Love the card!

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  10. ROTFL, what a sentiment and image!! too too funny.

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  11. OMG- WAY too funny! Love the image, sentiment and what you did with them. The string/button treatment is unique and great with it.

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  12. This is my favorite image from that set! Have used it a bunch of times!
    The coloring is perfect!

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  13. Karen, I just love this card! Great colors! I totally agree that part of me feels so bad for the poor doggie or kitty, but they do just look so funny!

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  14. Karen this is brilliant. I love that you linked it up to the fashionista challenge. The dress is the perfect cone shape! Such a funny sentiment...if there were human cones I'd be doomed. I'm notorious for poking at booboos :S

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  15. Fab take on the sketch and a very funny one too!
    Hugs!
    x

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  16. so cute and too funny!.... hugs..xoxo

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  17. awww... adorable card and really like the colors and design. lovely card, Karen!

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  18. Hehe....I so remember how sad my dogs were when they had to endure the Elizabethan collar...the worst thing is the drool that accumulates there....eeek! lol

    I love the colours on your card Karen! And the fun sentiment! :)

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  19. Ha! I love this image and sentiment. It reminds me of my days working in the vet's office. My basset hound once had to wear a cone and she refused to move while it was on. I finally had to take it off because she was so pathetic. :)
    I'm loving the unique shape of the white label and the way you've wrapped the twine. Fantastic colors, too!

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  20. This sis beyond cute Karen!
    Love your card and great design ;-)
    TFS~

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  21. oh my i love love love this...such a fun card...

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  22. super cute :)

    lol loved the "cone of shame" in UP

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  23. Ahhh, the cone of shame! It is pathetic when they have to wear those!

    Love that sketch too, probably because it has a tag on it :)

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  24. So cute Karen! Love the bright colours.

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  26. I love the colors and humor in this card! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my cards. It made my day! :)

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  27. A great take on the challenge, Karen! It's funny and cute :) Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

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  28. lol Fun & cute! Lovin' the color combo and the twine/button treatment.

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  29. Hi Karen, I just have to tell you that when I read your card I just loved it and started to laugh. It is just adorable and the sentiment just made my day. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I am trying to make more time to get back into my groove and start posting more regularly again. Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Hugs, Lisa G

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  30. Hilarious! Totally fab take on the challenges!

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  31. Wasn't there a kids movie that called it the cone of shame!! I think it was UP...not sure funny non the less! Yep our son is grown and married but we still watch those movies!!

    Fun card Karen,gave me a giggle!!

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