Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A mixed bag…

I have a bunch of things to share with you today. Firstly, an apology for not posting yesterday as promised. It turned into a very busy day with a new addition to the house. Yep, a brand new puppy :) Unfortunately I can’t share the full story here, mostly because it upsets me too much, but my new baby was moments from death when the phone call saved him. My sister-in-law bought him over to me and it was love at first sight! (she wasn’t the one who was going to put him down, but my brother and her had told me about him and I said that I would take him and so she made the call and got him for me) Want to see why????


Isn’t he just adorable? He’s so tiny and sweet…in fact, right now he is asleep on my lap (which is making typing a little tricky). He is really quiet and a little timid right now, but that will soon change when he gets used to the place and he will be into all sorts of puppy mischief no doubt. I think that I might call him Jethro, but I’m not 100% sure….any good suggestions will be considered :)

Next up is the card I made for Mama for Mother’s Day:


This Tilda is one of the ones that Kellie sent me (though I loved it so much I had to order it!) and she is on watercolour paper and coloured with Markers and an aquapainter. The DSP is Pink Pirouette and the cardstock is Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette. The ribbon is the PP striped grosgrain and the cute pink heart button came from Mama’s stash :)

I used the 1 1/4” square punch to punch out the DSP and a white gel pen for the faux stitching. The sentiment is from *Short & Sweet* and punched with the small oval before being layered onto the large oval and the designer label. I’m pretty sure Mama liked it and it’s one of my favourites that I’ve made so far. Actually, I like it so much that when the stamp arrives I might make another one the same :)

Finally, I have received a bunch of blog awards recently that I haven’t shared here…so I’m going to try and remember them all. If I’ve forgotten anyone, please remind me :)

First up is this gorgeous one that Kellie had made specially to give away:

Kellie's blog award

She is so sweet! I love her blog and if you haven’t been there you should go check it out :)

Next up June gave me this one called *The Gift of Love*:


I’m supposed to pass it on to five people, but right now I just don’t have the time….so I *might* get to that later in the week :)

Next up is this great award from Bec. She always makes me smile, so I’d definitely send this one back to her! I’m supposed to give this one to five people too…I’m going to have to sit down and make a list!

Your blog Makes us smile award from Bec

Finally, I got this award from Alicia a little while ago and have been very remiss in showing it here:


I’ve gotten this one before, but it’s always nice to get it again!

OK, I think that’s all for today. I got a lovely big box of goodies from SU! yesterday (well some of it was Mama’s but she’s good at sharing) and I’m planning on spending the rest of the day in the craft room. It might be my last chance for this week as we start the big makeover project later in the week. I imagine there will be much chaos before it’s finished. I will keep you all up to date with it’s progress though :)

Hope your Tuesday is terrific,

Lily signature copy


Leslie Hanna said...

OMG that puppy is ADORABLE! Blue eyes?! When he goes to the Vet, see if you can figure out what breed(s) he is, or do you already know?

Really cute card for your Mom! :-)

Lydia said...

OMG!!!! He's not even weaned yet poor baby!!!! (his eye color says so)

He's soooo beautiful! I love Jethro!

What breed is he?

Be sure and give him whatever the Australian version of the beneficial bacteria in a tube is - he's way too young to be making his own benebac in his belly and it will be hard for him to digest food. It's usuallly a paste in the pet store - do that for six weeks or so.

I love him so much!!

Kellie said...

Naw he's gorgeous, I want a HUG!


Bec said...

OH WOW.. I LOVE your Little Puppy.. How gorgeous are his eyes... You have to be proud... You are so sweet in saying to give the award back to me.. That made me smile...LOL.. Your card is amazing also... Love the pinks, I love that Tilda too ... Bec xxx

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Thats a beautiful card that you made for your mum. But your new little cute puppy is just so cute. You will have a few interesting times ahead.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh he's just the cutest. He looks like a mocha cupcake! And your card is gorgeous and those are fabulous awards all of which are well deserved.

Look at all those blessings!


Nikki Bond said...

What a little cutie! Love the name you came up with too....my girlfriend jokenly calls my hubby Jethro all the time..(his real name is jeff) so that name is super cute to me! ....Fabulous card too...Love the pink! {SMILES}

Anonymous said...

You've coloured your Tilda beautifully and the rest of the card is so soft and pretty to match. My *special* friend got a puppy a few months ago and he looks just like your puppy. I'll show it to him when he next comes over. He,(the puppy that is)was very placid too. Come from down your way too.

June Houck said...

I love that quilted look :) Cuteness abounds!

And your Tilda is fantastic!!! Best coloring yet...her hair, her outfit, and those boots. Way to go, Kristie!

Holly said...

Kristie, I love your card! The quilted look is great; especially with your faux stitching! I'm sure your mom loved the card too. Awesome coloring too girl!
What a sweet little puppy you've got there. I'm sure he'll add much fun to your life.

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Kristie - he's adorable!! How sad to think he was s close to not being here - he's one lucky puppy to have found you!!
Love your Mother's Day card too!!

Kristy said...

HOW CUTE!!! what sort of dog is he? Love your Magnolia card fabulous colouring!

Pam S said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!! The puppy is sooooooooooooo cute!! I wish we were allowed to keep pets at home. :(

Karen said...

Hi Kristie!

Thank god for people who love animals! I can't believe he was going to be put down - you just look at him and melt! Good on your for giving him a loving new home - I wish every animal was blessed to find one!!



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