Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Deer Friends Convention Swap

I forgot to post this card when I got back from Convention. I made this card for a small swap with some of the Great Swaps Girls 2 who were attending convention also. I love this little Deer Friends stamp set. It's a new level 2 hostess set in the SU! Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog. You can't see it in the photo, but I added some crystal effects on the reindeer nose and stickles on the star topper and carrot nose. On my swaps, I had added stickles to my Santa. BIG mistake! He bled. The red ink just sort of spread out. I felt really bad that I had ruined my swaps. I couldn't even fix them because I was working from my hotel room the night before the swap. In this sample, I also popped up the red layer off of the white piece with the images. {Deer Friends Christmas recipe}
Stamps: Deer Friends, Heard from the Heart, Polka Dot
Ink: White Craft, Chocolate Chip Craft, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip,
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: circle punch, chocolate taffeta ribbon, clear embossing powder, crystal effects, stickles, SU! markers in basic black, pumpkin pie, brocade blue, real red, old olive, summer sun, chocolate chip

Tomorrow morning we are leaving for Santa Rosa, California to turn-in Addy, our fifth service puppy in training for Canine Companions for Independence. She's almost 17 months and ready to go off to "puppy college" so she can learn more about how to be a good service dog. It's always SO hard to let go of these dogs. We raised Addy's mom, who became a CCI breeder. We also raised Addy's half-sister (from our breeder's first litter), who decided the working life wasn't for her and is now our family pet. It's particularly hard to say goodbye to Addy. We feel like she's part of our family, especially since Tanith is her sister. At least we adopted Georgia, so Tanith won't be too lonely. Aren't they cute all snuggled up together?
I've scheduled a couple of posts for while I'm gone, including one for Lauren's Saturday Sketch Challenge.


Nancy Riley said...

Kim, your Deer Friends card is so darn cute ... and so are your puppy dogs!

Lynn said...

Your card is fantastic! This layout/design is total perfection!

Your puppies are so sweet in this picture! Have a safe trip! It has to be soooo hard to help raise a dog and then let it go.

Angie Tieman said...

Oh I LOVE this card! It's so perfect, a great combination!

Julia Aston said...

Love the images inside the cut out circles - and terrific sentiment - very nice Christmas card!

I don't know how you stand giving up a puppy! but what a wonderful service you are doing in helping these dogs to serve others!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Kim, your Deer Friends card is fabulous!! Adorable!

Sorry you have to say goodbye to Addy but I'm sure it brings a smile to your face knowing what you've done to help train her and what she is going to do for someone else someday soon!

Hope you have a safe trip!

peanutbee said...

I didn't know you trained dogs, that's GREAT!! I'm sure it's sad to say good-bye...I would totally have a hard time with that. They're adorable in that pic...awwww!

....oh, and I saw your comment about any last requests, LOL!, no thank you sweetie. I appreciate you taking the time to do the ones you already have. {hugs}

Catherine said...

now i wished i ordered this set =) too cute!