Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wiener Wonderland

Wiener Wonderland (to the tune of Winter Wonderland)

Dog tags ring, are you listenin'?
In the lane snow is glistenin'.
It's yellow, not white - I've been there tonight,
marking up my Wiener Wonderland.
Smell that tree? That's my fragrance.
It's a sign for wand'ring vagrants:
"Avoid where I pee, it's my property!
Marked up as my Wiener Wonderland."
In the meadow Dad will build a snowman,
following the classical design.
Then I'll lift my leg and let it go, man,
so all the world will know it's mine-mine-mine!
Straight from me to the fencepost,
flows my natural incense boast:
"Stay off of my turf, this small piece of earth.
I mark it as my Wiener Wonderland."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Birthday Cards

Well, here is another variation of a birthday card that I saw Kristina make with buttons. I have just a TON of brads and eyelets... so, I thought I would use them. the purple card has a little dragonfly eyelet, and the white card has a butterfly eyelet. I was proud of these cards, too. I have a work birthday lunch to go to.... so thought I needed to create something new.

Happy Birthday!!

We are celebrating Blythe's birthday on Sunday. The card below is for her. She will be turning 26.... WOW!!!
The card on the right is for Amanda. Her birthday was earlier in the month, but I was a bad aunt and didn't get around to her card til now.
I was so proud of this design. I found it on the internet, too.... but it looks nothing like the one I was looking at. I really like having all of my "card making" organized... so, that I can create, and be proud of the things I create!

Happy Birthday Nick!!

This was a card that I made for Nick for his birthday. I saw this on line, and made some variations. I am really proud of it, It is hard to make cards for teenage boys.... Nick's birthday is December 19th, and he is turning 15.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tag Holder and Tags

This was a huge undertaking for me. Now that I am not working such a demanding job... and I much more time and mental energy to devote to projects like this. I regularly buy Kristina's Virtual Card Club.

This is the first time I have actually completed one of the projects. I made one for myself, and then I proceeded to make 3 more to give away. I am so happy with the completed project, I am thinking about making them with different color families every year. I really am thinking about powder blue and brown for next year!

December Stamp Camp

I loved this one. That little medallion in the middle is made with the border punch. It is going to be so much fun to make. I can't wait!

This one is so precious. A dainty little tree made from one scallop punch, and then layered. The white is torn to make for a landscape, and the snowflakes are stamped in the background. The sentiment is: Be Merry. LOVE IT!!

This is the same card.... Such a cute idea. We "swirled" a circle and then glued little circle on them.... such a cute idea!! Would it make a good baby card? I think so.

This one was done with a stamp pad and a sponge, and a stencil. That was a whole new technique for me! The back is embossed except for an oval for the design. Then, the hooks were just purchased from the drug store.

November Stamp Camp

I am going to start posting pics of the cards that I make at Stamp Camp.
I love all of them. I want to give them away... but, I don't want to forget them!
Here they are:

I think this one was my favorite. I am going to try and do some birthday cards with the same pattern!

This one had embossed red paper for the background. Then, we stamped little ornaments, cut them out, and then embellished them. I thought it turned out GREAT.

Left: cute, cute, cute, little poinsettias. The center of them had HUGE glue dots with little seed beads attached.
Right:This one was very different with a clear panel to show the sentiment on the inside. The center tree on the outside is stamped, and folded. Very cute!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cindy's Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for my sister for her birthday. I have found in the last few years how much I miss her and how much I love her. She is home for her birthday this year. I am so happy. We are having a family party on Sunday. I can't wait to give this card to her.

I have had these supplies for quite some time. I searched for a "sister card" last night.... this is nothing like the one I found... but, it inspired me... I used the supplies I had on hand... and this is what I came up with!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Personalized Birthday Cards

I am taking on a project this year....
Birthday cards for all my daughter's preschool class.
This is the first batch... .November and December.
I think they turned out well....
I will finish the rest around the end of the year...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dog Sympathy Cards

I have some very close friends that both lost their precious little dogs.
One friend had a dachshund, and the other lost a Pomeranian.

So, I tried to personalize them for their pets.
The outside says:
Friend.... Confidante..... Faithful Friend....
The inside says:
Giver of unconditional love...

And when I make one or two cards, I always like to make more to make the most of my creative juices.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Birthday Card for Kaylee

I made this card for my neice, Kaylee. She is turning 19. This is the first birthday since she has been married.
I bought this calendar stamp from Stampin Up. I love it. I can't wait to make more personalized birthday cards.
I am going to a birthday celebration for friends, and I am thinking about doing one for each of them.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Tink & Pink Saga

These are pictures of Pink (the piglet) and Tink (the mommy doxie)

Tink lives on a farm where pigs are raised. A sow delivered 12 pigs and several were very small. Pink was the smallest and he was born with his eyes sealed shut.

Piglets are born with their eyes open and are very active and ready to nurse within a few minutes. He didn't have any suck reflex. He was too weak to stand up and nurse.

Tink had had puppies a few days before and had only one puppy (the other was stillborn). One of Tink's sisters had a litter of pups a few days earlier. Tink fostered a few of them. The piglet was brought to the house to see if Tink would nurse him since she accepted the other puppies so well. She is a very loving, sweet dog. She immediately loved on him and began licking him and let him nurse.



His owners took him to the vet for a check up Pink weighed in at 2 1/2 lbs. His doxie siblings weighed between 2 and 3lbs. His pig siblings weighed about 20 to 30+lbs.




Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Doxies at the circus

I found this video of the dachshund act from the Ringling Bros. Circus.
It is so cute. Towards the middle of the video all 5 of the doxies start to follow the woman around...I WANT 5 DOXIES...... This is just WAY too cute!!!

Another reason to move to Simi Valley!!

Dog Park in Simi Valley. That city is getting more and more inviting......

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meet Heidi and Gracie, the "Weiner Wonder Dogs"
This was such a cute picture, I had to share it!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hey, check out this site for more doxie quilts and beautiful animal quilts.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

And the winner is.... Chickie

West Palm Beach, Florida, had a doggie fashion show. And the winner was a disabled doxie named Chickie.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dorothy and Otto??

History of the Dachshund

The Dachshund, meaning "badger dog" in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work.

A Look Back
Dachshunds were first bred in the early 1600s in Germany. The goal was to create a fearless, elongated dog that could dig the earth from a badger burrow and fight to the death with the vicious badgers.

The breed became popular in the U.S. during the early 1900's, but fell out of favor during World War I. After the war, a few U.S. breeders slowly rebuilt the gene pool by importing German stock, and the breed began to increase in popularity again.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Training for WHAT???

Found these pictures while I was "doxie surfing". They are LIFE magazine pictures. The title for them is: Dachshunds in Training. Exactly WHAT are these dogs training for??

Small, Medium, and Large

I went to my friend's house. They have 3 doxies. All red, short hair. I love them!!!
One is a standard... the cutest ever. She is so big... I love her. Her hair was as soft as velvet! Her name is salchicha (spanish for sausage). The next one was Pepper. He is the brother of the tiny one, Chili. Chili is only 8 pounds. I LOVE VISITING MY DOXIE FRIENDS!!!
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