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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Puppy Card

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!


Curt O'Brien

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


Catherine said...

Curt, your card is too cute! And what a great deal on that canister...chi, ching! that means more spending money for stamps...LOL! Love that dog everything about it!

The Rubber Maid said...

Curt, love your baby gift for Winston and what a cute card. Thanks for the plug for Cards 4 Kids, I appreciate it dear friend.
And I too am planning to join in Saturday's World Card Making Day. I'm getting a head start tomorrow.
Take care good buddy, Pat

Marie said...

Honestly, if a neighbor did that for me, I would be a best friend. Seriously, that was really nice of you Curt. And beautiful creation. A lot of thought went into them. 75cents?! That was a steal! I love garage sales. I wish I could attend more of them. Great humor, content and creativity. I love your blog! Hugs, Marie.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a sweet thing to do for your neighbor and for Winston. I love to hear stories about dogs being rescued and given a good home. Warms my heart. Love the fire hydrants on the card! Perfect.

Lauri said...

Glad to hear Jay is getting better! You are so sweet! What a great neighbor, and a great gift!! Thanks for spreading the work about Cards 4 Kids! I saw it on Pat's blog and it is indeed a great cause!

6 wacky women said...

Curt, the card and the canister are tooooo cute. I too am a dog lover with 3 of them (2 yorkies and a york/schnauzer cross) I wish you lived in my neighborhood you sound so sweet and kind. I absolutely love all your cards and your amazing photographs. Karen tells me you are a real doll! Just love your site.

Juliann said...

Glad Jay is feeling better, more well wishes and good healing vibes sent his way!

The first thing I do is quickly scroll down to your pic of the week before I read anything...its like reading the last page of a book I know...anyway, I was like oh my hahaha...then I read the title and thought um who is he kidding hahaha! Great picture, I don't think I have ever seen them little buggars that closely before...whatever they may be doing! LOL!

Ok now on to your new "baby" gift...I think it is fantastic that first of all you do this for new/current neighbors! Most people around my neighborhood don't even speak to one another too sad!
Your canister and card match perfectly.

Looking forward to your next creations!

Your blog is so much fun, it always makes me smile!

Have a great week!

Juliann said...

BTW did you ever go to this blog:
I get daily posts of cute and funny dog pictures, you might like it!

DeeDee said...

Oh aren't you just too sweet!!! What a nice thing for you to dog lover you! I should make cards and give gifts to hubby is a hunter so we have LOTS of dogs...we just got two new babies...well they aren't babies, but that's what I call them. We have 6 English Pointers outside and my two furry children in the house...a black Pom and a white & black wire haired terrior. Yep we are dog poor...LOL...but enough about me....I love your card...the sparklee hydrants are the best!! Your are so FUNNY...but I love it...yes I do!!! HUGS!!!

6 wacky women said...

Hi Curt;
Beautiful gift for Winston.( I adore that name). Your card is great too. Love the hydrants!! Glad to see you back blogging. Did you get the pic I sent you??
Have a great day.

Denise said...

You bare just one great neighbor to have! Please move into my neighborhood. LOL
That is such a awesome, thoughtful gift.

Janine said...

Fabulous project Curt!! They will be thrilled with it!
Great job with helping Pat too. Great cause!
Have a good weekend and I am so glad that all is better with Jay!!

J-Yo! said...

Awesome creations my friend!! Love that card you've made - so cute to match the cookie/biscuit holder. You cracked me up about the letters of that company - I can never get that clothes line right DKNY... I didn't even know what it meant until like 2 years ago... not a huge clothes fan (I like wearing 'em, but name brands aren't a big thing with me).

Glad to see you're still doing a wonderful job at creating. Love that photo of your boys in front of those pumpkins...


Julie Koerber said...

You really are too thoughtful-- you know that don't you? Love the "baby" gift!! Thanks too for the mention for my mom. She is a cardmaking fiend lately and I can only imagine the smiles this work will bring! I just sent off a box for her cause! I think it's one way we can give back-- you know?? So thanks my friend!!!

Glee said...

Oh, I love the name, Winston! You must be the sweetest person in your neighborhood! I love this photo....outstanding, Curt!

Enjoy WCMD! I plan on working on some cards that day, too!

Jodi said...

Hey you, I think I will have to call you my other half when it comes to loving dogs and doggie craft stuff! I love finding items that represent dogs too, they are really cute and fun!
I am so glad to know Jay is doing much better, big hugs to Jay!! =)
Say hi to the boys for me, and our new friend Winston.
Big Hugs to you too Curt!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE the puppy Welcome Wagon gift! Super cute, and I'm sure your new neighbors just loved it!

Great new pics, too! I'm amazed at the images you capture!

Debbie said...

Wow Curt! LOVE this card and canister! Your work is amazing! Thanks for checking out my blog...I'll be sure to check back at yours often!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this, Curt!! What a wonderful gift for Winston! You're sooooo dang clever!

You photo is terrific ... that must be one heck of a camera ya got there!

Have a great weekend!

~Hugs, Deb

Jen-Jen said...

Curt, I have something for you on my blog. Also - those grasshoppers that you took a photo of... um yea, I don't think that hopper is hitching a ride - I think he's trying to do the nasty!!! LOL!!! Gotta love nature!!!


Judy said...

What a great way to welcome a new puppy! I know your neighbor will love it.

Nadia said...

It's a best gift for any pet lover.

Michelle Ueligitone said...

How cute! You are the best neighbor! I know my dog would love that little treat container. Such a sweet idea for our furry loved ones.