Hey All! Hope everyone is doing well on this first day of October! I still have been really busy with every day "stuff", including still some doctor's stuff with Jay, but he is way better! Again, thanks so much to all of you who sent such sweet, encouraging emails. They were so appreciated!
On to today's card! We had a new puppy move into the neighborhood. . .and you know me. . .being the huge dog lover that I am, I had to get a "baby gift" and make a card to welcome the new bundle of joy! LOL He is a mixed breed pup who she rescued from the street. His name is Winston (God I love that name!) and he is absolutely adorable. He was in pretty bad shape when she got him, but he has certainly found a wonderful home and a great Mom who is taking great care of him! Here is the card and gift:
Is that a cute porcelain canister or what? I got it at a garage sale for .75 cents! I'm always looking for dog stuff at garage sales for things like this. I filled it with puppy treats and hung the dog bone tag on it after writing his name on it. More detail on the card below:
The card measures 5 X 7 (which is normally the size of card I make). The card base is white cs and I used an Inkadinkado stamp set to stamp the background with the paw prints, bones, and "puppy". The border at the bottom is from the "Pet Stack" from DWCS or whatever those letters are (I never get them right and was too tired to go back upstairs to look LOL)! The fire hydrants are very sparkly. I created the sentiment on my computer, cut it out with Nesties, mounted it on black card stock with dimensionals, added the bling, and added the gingham ribbon. The paw prints kind of went nicely with the porcelain canister. The "Mom" loved the gift. She told me that the neighbors warned her that there was this guy in the neighborhood who would probably stop by with a new "baby" gift. Guess I've got a reputation around here for being nuts about dogs! LOL
Couple of other things I want to share. First, did you all know that October 4Th is "World Card Making Day"? I had no idea, but what a great thing to have! For more information, please visit Julie Koerber's site Out to Impress for a lot of great information on the many ways everyone is planning on celebrating it. Thanks Julie for the info! So, I plan on following one of the suggestions and will be posting a few new cards that I'm working on, on October 4Th! Join in the fun!
Speaking of working on cards, I'm also busy working on some cards for a very worthy cause, and to help out a great blogging friend with her wonderful work. She does volunteer work at a local children's hospital. She has started a program called "Cards 4 Kids", and the cards are for the caregivers and parents to give to their sick children. I wanted to help, so I'm making several cards to send. If you are interested in helping out with cards for these sweet kids, you can find all the information on Pat's blog, The Rubber Maid. I'm sure that she would really appreciate it, and so do I! I know the kids and their caregivers certainly will!
Well that's it for now until October 4Th. Don't forget the pic of the week below. I was so excited when I spotted this "subject matter"! Now, don't think that I'm naive and don't know what they are "doing". However, I chose to ignore that and give it a much cuter title and interpretation! So you all get your minds out of that gutter, and think more cutesy! LOL Enjoy, and I'll be seeing you all on your blogs!
"God help me be the person my dogs think I am."