Saturday, December 20, 2014

Forest Festivities with a Puppy

Hello, Friends!
I bet you can figure out why I love this stamp!  See the sweet little puppy peeking out of the present on the right corner?  That's the reason! It looks like a wiener dog! 
This stamp set, Forest Festivities, was in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog in 2011.  Long retired, it doesn't change the fact that I love the cute dog popping out of the box.  I don't know what else is in those other gifts, but the contents can't be better than a dog- a best friend for life. 
It reminds me of a quote I heard a while ago.
If you want to hear the pitter patter of little feet,
get a dog.
Dogs cost less and you get more feet! 
The check I wrote for Frankfurter was the best money I've ever spent.  It's hard to believe I've had him over 13 years.  We've been in Illinois, Colorado, Arizona and back to Illinois together.  We've lived in an apartment, a duplex, a large house, and now my parents house together.  I've had 4 surgeries- 2 knee, removal of my thyroid, and removal of my gallbladder, with one more to come.  Frank has had 3 surgeries, 2 on his back and 1 on his leg.  The vet calls him "Miracle dog" for how he has recovered.  She is right.  Not because of his recovery from surgery, but because of the joy he has brought to me, my family and everyone else who meets him. 
See why I love a stamp that reminds me of Frank?  No matter what happens, life is always better because of that wiener dog.  :) 
See you with another Christmas card soon!
Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!
I used the following products to make this card:
Forest Festivities Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Copic Markers
Pure Luxury White Card Stock by Gina K
Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up
Square Framelits by Sizzix from Stampin' Up
Scallop Square Framelits by Sizzix
Femme Frames Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant
1 1/4" Cherry Cobbler Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
I will be entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Winter Inspiration."  Even though it's not very winter-y, there are lots of Christmas cards in the design team samples, so I think it counts!

1 comment:

Teresa Kline said...

super cute card, I so luv the image and the sweet pooch peeking through...cuuuute! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Merry Christmas

sparkle & shine *~*

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