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Friday, September 16, 2011

DOG gone FUN Blog Hop - **CLOSED**

Happy Friday and welcome to the DOG gone Fun Blog Hop hosted by Haidee. In fact, if you've arrived from her blog then you're in the right place.  If not, then head on over by clicking HERE so that you may enjoy all the creations that my blog hop sisters have created from the beginning.

Haidee organized this hop to bring awareness to the idea of rescuing dogs from bad situations and allowing them to bring love into our hearts and homes.  I personally don't have a dog at this time, but I truly love them.  While growing up, I have the pleasure of the company of a dog named Sam, a Doberman Pincher named Champ, a black Labadore Retriever, and a Rottweiler named Princess von Young. All of them touched my heart and life in some why.

Princess, was my dad's dog.  When my dad died, my mother who was deathly afraid of her managed to gather the strength to go and sit on the back porch and talk to Princess.  Princess had not eaten since dad died and mom was concerned about her.  My mom told her, it's just me and you.  From that day forward until Princess died, she took great care of guarding the house and providing mom with much needed company.  I truly can't wait until I am in the position of getting another one.

My project today is a simple card.  We have a daughter who battles autism.  I've been researching the benefits of acquiring a service dog for her.  When talking to my daughter, who struggled immensely to express herself verbally about a dog in general, she rattled off that her dog would be brown and her name would be CeeCee.  I was amazed and excited.  That was the fuel that I needed to dig deeper and try to locate an organization that would be willing to assist us in the quest to find a suitable dog for Danita.  We still don't have a dog, but we will hopefully make a little girl's wish come true.

I made this card to give to Danita when are finally able to get a dog.  I truly hope you enjoy it. The recipe is listed under the card.


sentiment close-up


sentiment close-up

digi image stamp PaperCraftingWorld
Pink by Design sentiment stamp Baby Love
Sentiment by Inkadinkado
Paper Pups cartridge by Cricut
Cuttlebug folder
Recollections cardstock
Sakura white gel pen

Sherry and Haidee have graciously donated items for my blog candy.  I have a doggie embellishment set and an 11 piece stamp set for one blessed commenter. Please leave a method of contact in a internet safe manner.  Unfortunately, this is only available to U.S. hoppers due to shipping cost.  I hope you understand.  I will select a winner on Monday, Septemeber 19, 2011.  If you have won a prize from me in the past, I will be shipping out all prizes next week.  Things have FINALLY settled down for me quite a bit.

Now be sure to come back tomorrow as I am the guest artist for Zeni, at the end of this month for more blog hopping action, and next month as I celebrate my birthday. There's a lot that will be happening and you don't want to miss out.  In fact, I'd love if you became a follower or subscribed via email.

Well...that's all folks. Happy scrappin' and remember, I love you and ain't NOTHING you can do about it.  Now head on over to see what Princess Penelope has for your enjoyment today.



shersl84bed said...

WOnderful card Christel. I hope you find the perfect dog to fit into your family in the near future.

Smiles Sher

Bunnyfreak said...

I hope that you will find the right dog for your daughter soon.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Love what you did to the ribbon!

Dawn said...

Your "doogie" card is super cute. That puppy is adorable for sure. Thanks for a change to win...

smyiow said...

Super cute card! I love what you did with the ribbon and the paws on the inside are adorable!!

Sandy jones said...

Love your card sweet,
hope you dont wait to long to get some of that lovely furr love in your lifes,,

thanks 4 great hop
sandy xx

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Christel, I am sure your daughter would benefit greatly from a service dog. They work miracles! Your card is ADORABLE!


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

LadybugCarrie said...

Love this blog hop! And what a super cute card! Thanks for sharing! :-)

callyannc said...

This is so sweet! I love this puppy! Too sweet! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
Love your blog! Thank you!

Patti Ross said...

Just love your card - so cute!!! My dogs are my children and I've rescued a number of yorkies! I currently have three yorkies and a shorky (shitzu/yorky). Our 17 year old rescue yorky, Kodi just passed away last month.

I'm a new follower!!!

Patti Ross

Karenduch said...

I subscribed to your posts. Cute projects and a cute site! thanks! you can visit my blog at

Gloria Westerman said...

How adorable.....I love it....and hopefully soon you'll have paw prints in you home....

Barbara B said...

The card is adorable and perfect for the hop! I love the colors too!
Barbara B.

Cathie w said...

awwww so cute this hop
thanks for sharing


Lisa R. said...

Great cheery pup card! Inside great as well. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Cherie said...

What a great story, thank you for sharing! Your card is adorable too!

cherie.goyer at

Lisa said...

Love the pup card! it is sooo cute but my favorite is the paw prints on the inside!!! I have become a follower and am looking forward to seeing more of your projects and reading that wonderful corkey attitude! thanks for making me smile!

Have a scrap- happy day,
Lisa G

Christine America Real said...

Oh your story about your mom and Princess made me cry and then I read about your daughter and now I am really crying! Dogs are wonderful! I wish you luck in finding a "brown dog" that is perfect for her! God Bless You, I have several friends with autistic kids so I know what your days are like. Oh I like your card too!

the purple muse said...

Super adorable card! Yes, I have heard about studies done which show that a pet does wonders for autistic children. Good luck with your search. I'm sure you will find the right match:-)

~Tammy S

Judy said...

What beautiful stories you have! I pray you will find a service dog soon:-) The card is perfect!

Anniebee said...

Hi, Christel! Your story really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I'm a huge animal lover and I'm always amazed by stories like yours. I hope you're able to find just the right dog for your daughter. My next door neighbors have an autistic daughter and they adopted two little dogs for her. They have done wonders to help with her ability to communicate and they are not even trained service dogs. Best wishes to you and your family.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Reel Girl said...

Adorable card! Really touching stories about your mom & daughter!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Beautiful card Christel. I great way to announce a new furry friend.

Anonymous said...

Our pets really do become part of our families. Such a sweet card! cherylwinget at aol dot com

Patti B said...

I hope that the perfect dog will come along soon for your family. You made a super cute card.


Vicki said...

It is great that you can share your experiences even tho you currently do not have a dog. I know my Tank "mournes" when I am gone overnight somewhere and refuses to eat..They know who loves them..It was good that your mom could reach out and ultimately be able to share one of your dad's favorite things.

v said...

Cute puppy on your card:) I like the papers you used too!

~Vanessa W

Dee said...

Hi, I just want to let you know that I love your project. TFS and hugs, Dee:)

Nitasha said...

supercute card! love the paw prints on the inside! I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog!

elisaphotoscrap at gmail dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely Adorable card!!! tfs! -Sam :-)

mjblahnik56 said...

Such a cute card prayer going out you get that service dog soon. TFS

Monica said...

man... sure am praying for ya.

great job.

beauty said...

The blog contains informational and educational material. The post enhance my thoughts and experience. So nice!

Alisha said...

Great card, very cute.

Haidee said...

My heart sunk when i finally sat & read your story. thank for being in the hop & helping to spread the word to recuse a pet :)

Josie0602 said...

I will say a prayer that your need for a service dog for your daughter is filled. Bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I love your cute dog

McVic said...

cute card!!!

Michelle said...

toooo cute I love all the layers on this !!!

scrappingmamma said...

Oh wowsers! Your card is " Dog gone cute " How creative.. Thank-you for sharing your love of dogs :-)
Scrappingmamma ~

Charlotte said...


I am so touched by your story of your daughter and the need for a service dog for her. One of the teachers at my school works with children and service dogs. I will talk to her about you and see if I can get some information and maybe some help for you.
Your card is just so sweet. The little dog is adorable and the the sentiment is perfect.
I have three little dogs and one is a rescue dog. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about resucing animals.

Anonymous said...

Love the card!! Love the twist of ribbon, too cute! I tried following you but it won't let me, so I'll try again later.. :0)

Judy said...

Hi, I am back for day 2 and I REALLY, really hope you will go visit my blog and read about what happened to us within an hour of finishing your hop yesterday:-)

Peggie said...

What an adorable card! Good luck in your search. Have you considered a dog from the Humane Society. Sometimes an older dog will have the manners and temperament you might be looking for. Love to win your giveaway as I'm working on a scrapbook of our dog to give to my daughter.

Janette S. said...

Hi! I want to strongly strongly encourage you to go to your local animal shelter this very week and adopt an animal(Dog, cat, or rabbit_ right away for your daughter with autism. I have three children (grown), one with severe autism and one with severe cerebral palsy, unable to talk except for symbol boards. I tried to get a service dog but my son with cp was too severely disabled to qualify (crazy but true). SO I took a leap of faith, went to the SPCA and chose a happy, joyful dog who became the light of all of my children's lives. I did teach Julia to act like a service dog, but really all she needed was to be her happy self and that healed my sons and daughter more than anything. DO choose a dog who doesn't bark his head off and do choose one who seems calm and relates well to people. Your heart will tell you the right one, and I suspect so would your daughter. Please don't wait, you won't regret it. I say this and at the time of getting Julia, I was not a so called dog person. Julia loved us all and I sure am a dog person now. God's blessings to you and your daughter and family.

Sorry this was so long but I mean it with all my heart.

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

email if you have any other questions or concerns about bringing a dog into your daughter's life. Janette S.

AmyJRockstar said...

Aw, what a sweet card! I love it and love how you twisted the ribbon like that. Cool idea! I would love to see you adopt a dog for your daughter. I have a chronic pain illness and have three dogs that keep me company since I'm no longer able to work. I'm home all day by myself so it's wonderful to have the doggies. I don't know what I would do without them! Anyways, thanks for sharing your story, your project and the chance to win some goodies! :0)

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