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Feb 16, 2008

~Hugs & Kisses..

Since the clear-top hinged tins filled with PaperTrey Holiday Treats covered chocolates were such a big hit at Christmas, it was a given I would be making Valentine's Day tins using the Sweet Love set. The printed papers are from my local scrapbook store which has recently changed hands. I'm looking forward to all the new products they will be offering and their new website. The covered tea tin, of course was filled with special Valentine dog treats for Zoë.

Feb 10, 2008

~The Rainbow Bridge..

This is one of my favorite The Cat's Pajamas stamps. I originally purchased it as my Rainbow Bridge dog, a needed stamp for all dog lovers. If you aren't familiar with the story.. or even if you are.. grab a tissue..

The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Feb 5, 2008

~Classical Elegant Notes..

Every time I pull this Stampin' Up! Elegant Notes set off the shelf I think of my multi- talented niece. She is not the typical teenager with earplugs in her ears and an iPod hanging from around her neck listening to rock and rap. Her iPod is full of Rachmaninoff and Schumann, Beethoven and Satie, Oboe Adagios and Piano Concertos with an occasional U2, Coldplay or Beatles track stuck in here and there. She is a straight A honur student who serves on her highschool's Senate, plays the piano and the oboe, and holds an after school job. As a Christmas gift I made her a box of thank you cards using this set. I embossed soft white Arturo cards from Ellen Hutson's online store using my rectangular Nestability dies. The text stamp from Elegant Notes was inked with SU Soft Sky and stamped in the center of the rectangle. Half of the cards were stamped with the treble clef and half with the base clef in Buckaroo Blue as an overlay. The Thank You sentiment was also stamped in Buckaroo Blue. The finished cards placed in a Clearly Creative Box from Papertrey and tied with Martha Stewart's Cloud Piped Nylon ribbon.

Feb 4, 2008

~A gift for one of Molly's..

many MySpace friends.

My sister's Wire Haired Terrier, Molly is a popular dog. She even has her own MySpace page with more friends than me! For Christmas Molly received a package from one of her four-legged online friends. So my sister asked me if I would make a little something to send to Molly's friend Justin, who was having a Very Old Dog birthday, as a birthday present, a thank you for her Christmas present, and token of her appreciation. Justin's person has already contacted me for my homemade dog treat recipe that i used to fill the tin! My recipe for the decorated tin is as follows:
Stamp by Stamp Gallery, Paper by Bo-Bunny - Roll Over Dog, Ribbon from the scrap jar stained with walnut ink from Tsukinek, Marvey Scalloped Punches, Stampin' Up Rounded Tab Punch. Dog Treats: Hills Prescription Diet Treats for photo purposes .

Feb 3, 2008

~better than Victoria's Secret..

my new Pajamas.. from The Cat's Pajamas! Two new sets in the series Cowboys and Indians have just been released in the Clearly Swanky Clear Stamp sets Havin' a PowWow and Its a Western Thing . They can also be purchased as individual traditional wood mounted rubber stamps. The other series, Love is equally as nice and just in time for Valentine's Day.

Besides the great stamp image there are in my opinion two things that make this card special. Recently my sister called me from Denver while shopping at Joann's and asked me if I had the DCWV The Pets Stack. I didn't, and since haven't been able to find it anywhere else, so she sent it to me knowing my All things Dog addiction. The paper is from that set. The other thing that makes this card special is the dog's hat. Its flocked. I'd never used flocking before and decided what better time to try than on a white cowboy hat. This was a fun card and I'm looking forward to making more with my new stamps and paper.

Feb 2, 2008

~The DOG's Pajamas..

~The Cat's Pajamas.. in doggie clothes

Not long ago I ran across Alma and The Cat's Pajamas, a find that ranks at the top of my "places to buy stamps" list. {Privately I refer to Alma's cute and quirky retro designs as The Dog's Pajamas. } A good number of her stamps have already "Gone 2 the Dogs"! This covered tea tin works perfectly as a Valentine's treat jar and can be filled and refilled with your pets favorite treats.

Feb 1, 2008

~criss-cross my heart..

won't you Be Mine..
the December My Favorite Things stamp set offered by PaperPretties arrived just in time to headline my batch of Valentine's Day cards and gifts.

This is an adapted version of the criss-cross card which I paired with Stampin' Up's Ginger Blossom Designer Paper, Groovy Guava, River Rock and Whisper White cardstock.
My Copic markers added colour to the box of chocolates tucked into the outer flap on the front of the card. Thank you Kim! ~HUGS~