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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hey All! Thanks for stopping by! As promised from last post, I told you I was working on stuff to give to the neighborhood dogs for Halloween. I know, you probably think I'm nuts, but I just LOVE dogs, and the neighborhood dogs are awesome! So, here is what I put together for them. .

How cute are these? I love those little monster toy thingies. They were so perfect for the Halloween bags. Below is a close up of the tags I made for each:

It says "Happy Howling" and the sentiment was computer generated using Word Art in Word. I then stamped the black paw print in the center. I cut them out with my oval Nesties then cut out the larger oval scallop with my Nesties. I punched a hole at the top of the tag and threaded through the "hairy" yarn and tied it to the bag. I bought the bags at Michael's and the little toys at Walmart. Below is a picture of what is actually inside each:

LOL! These were so much fun to make! Each has the little monster squeaker toy, and they each also contain two small sacks of dog treats. One is filled with various hard treats like Scooby Snacks and all natural paw print cookies, and the other bag is filled with bright orange cheese flavored Pupcorn. If you have dogs and have not given them Pupcorn, you really need to go get some! I've not met a dog that doesn't like it. You can get it at any PetSmart store (Walmart even carries it!) and it comes in cheese, peanut butter, and cranberry flavors. My boys LOVE it, and the best thing about it is that it is a low calorie snack. Really, go get some for your fur baby! They will love you for it.

Now on to a wonderful RAK card I received today from my very sweet blogging buddy, Sue Kment. Take a look at this little cutie!

Is this amazing!?! I love this card so much! You should go take a look at her blog. She is ULTRA talented, and her coloring of the House Mouse stamps is jaw-dropping. She was the one who inspired me and helped me with coloring! Thanks Sue so much for this card. It really made my day!

Well, that's it for this post. Hope you are all having a great week! I'm now going to work on Christmas cards and other projects that I have on my list, so I will be posting soon! Don't forget to look at the pic of the week. It is the pumpkin I carved for Halloween. I blurred the picture a bit to make it more spooky. I hope you like it! Thanks again for stopping by. I really do love having you here! Wishing you and your family a safe, fun-filled Halloween tomorrow! I'll see you on your blogs!


Curt O'Brien

"God help me be the person my dogs think I am."


6 wacky women said...

You are too cute!! What a nice thing to do for your furry friends.
I just love those little bags, adorable.
Take care

Claire Brennan said...

These are just soooo cute - those wee doggies in your neighbourhood are so lucky.

Margie said...

These Halloween doggie baggies are so adorable - they are absolutely going to love their treats! I know that my nephew Riley James (my sis' puppy) would love to tear into that monster toy! LOL!
You are sooo sweet :)
xoxo, margie

Judy said...

I love your Halloween doggie bags. What a great idea.

Lauri said...

Curt you are so sweet!! What cute little bags for the doggies in your neighborhood!! They are so lucky!!!

Marie said...

Oh my! I wish we were neighbors and that I had a pup! Wow! I will traveling this weekend and won't be blogging till Monday. I'll miss you!

Jan Scholl said...

what an absolute sweet thing to do. I usually dress up my dogs but not this year. The economy is killing us and I just bought kiddie give outs. I usually do comic books but not this year :(

Hubby is retiring tomorrow so it will be odd to have him home for the first time in 36 years.

I will give my doggies some scrambled eggs and rice and say they are from Curt-cause I bet you spoil your fur babies as much as I do. Here is Marley from 2006 and he was an angel last year Jackson came to our home in Nov 2007 so no costume. altho he has eaten enough clothing to make one of his own. Happy Halloween to your wonderful family! And thank you for the great card. I have it on my monitor and will put it on my blog when I find the adapter.

Macpurp said...

hiya Curt!
thanks for calling by my blog.#I just love your goodie bags for the pups in your area. Poppy will be so envious !
As for your boys Shotsy and Gunther are so cute. Am away to have a wee nose round your cards and photos. You have an amazing eye for the photos!

take care
Tina & Poppy xx

Joan Fricker said...

What cute treats for your neighborhood dogs. I bet they don't forget where they got them either!

What do your "guys" think of you treating other dogs? Are they maybe just a little bit jealous???


DeeDee said...

WOW, what a sweetie you are!!! All the fur babies in the neighborhood must love you to pieces!!!! Those are fun gifts Curt!!! Gosh, I love your scary are an excellent pumkin carver!!! Have you seen the pumpkin carving show on the food network....COOL!!!! HUGS!!!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Awww Curt those are so cute! I'm sure the neighbor doggies will love them!

Genevieve said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all of your Halloween stuff, I admired one of your cards so much I had ago at making it, not as good as yours but I had fun making it, thanks for the inspiration.

dpkennedy said...

Oh I wish I had a dog to bring trick or treating! These are so clever and fun! They are gonna love 'em! Your RAK is really nice too! I love Snoopy-Joe Cool and the Red Baron are my favorites!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, you are such a good Doggy-Dad to your boys! Their "friends" are going to love the treats!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

OMG Curt, that is the cutest thing ever! I am sure your neighbors will love that you thought about their furry babies! I wish my neighbors were as sweet as you! I might have to case your idea for Christmas for some of my friends dogs. I know my pup would love to have you as an uncle! Love your pumpkin! Have a wonderful Halloween!
Much aloha,

Catherine said...

These are just the cutest, Curt.
Those dogs are just too lucky to have you :)
hope you have a happy halloween!

Anonymous said...

What great gifts for the neighborhood pups!!! My lil Riley James would love to live on your block!

:) Happy Halloween

(Margie's lil sissy)

Jodi said...

Happy Halloween!!! Oh, I love those cute doggie treats! I love making doggie treats too, I usually make them for this time of year or the holidays if time permits. Wish the boys a Happy Halloween too.
I just had to post your card! We all LOVE it!!! Have a good one! =)

Ann said...

Happy Halloween Curt!! Your ickle doggy treat bags are just so cote!! And you are incredibly kind too, take care & best wishes.

Ann xx

Denise said...

Very thoughtful, neat idea. Too bad me dog didn't live near Uncle Curt!
Thanks for the Halloween card.

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Your doggy treats are a fabulous idea! I am a dog lover too and have two collies that definitely wished they lived in YOUR neighborhood! lol

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

You're clearly not crazy at all! Just plain Wonderful! These are SO sweet! I love how you added those great tags (Happy Howloween heeheehee) with hairy yarn. The contents are too adorable. I absolutely adore dogs. I lost my Mog in the divorce, since he needed to stay with the house and yard. I used to dress him up as a person in a hoodie for halloween (he's a big white Shepard) Sigh, I dream about him (and getting another fur baby when I have a yard again.)

Thanks for the inspiration, for the giggle, and for being such a great friend to our best friends! You ROCK! :O) The RAK you received is pure delight. LOVE that snoopy vampire, heehee.Sorry for the novella; don't get me started on dogs, lol. ;O)

Kim said...

My dog Winston was a very happy recipient of the Halloween bags. Curt you should sell these! Winston just loved it, thanks again!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Totally cute! You must have a lot of dogs in your neighbourhood! I will have to check out Pupcorn...sounds like a treat Brownie would love!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Curt,
Those dog treats are amazing. My dogs would be so jealous if they seen them. :)
I love dogs too and think the treat bags are so very special and wonderful like you are apparently!
Huge Hugs,
Michelle Zindorf

Ila said...

Wow!! these are fabulous doggie treat bags...I don't think you're crazy at and my Buddy just wish you lived on our

Diane said...

I love these bags, my dog would of loved them, too...I keep telling my hubby, "If Nellie (thats my dog) could bring home a paycheck you'd be gone"...only kidding...but he gets a good laugh at it everytime I say it!!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Curt, you are amazing! These are sooo cute and such a good idea :)

Rita said...

Your too funny but oh so sweet! What a cute idea & I'm sure all the dogs know who their best friend is...right?

Gina Wrona said...

Gotta love those dogs!!!!!!!