That's pretty much been my day today! For those of you who don't already know, I have been thinking about adopting a second dog into our family and started looking into this and rescues a late in the Fall. That's when one of my followers, read a post about it and referred me to a Dachshund Rescue that I started working with to adopt. I've now contacted them again to finalize my application and hope that will have a new little dog coming to live with us soon! I think Spring and Summer will be the best time to house-train a dog and I can't wait to spend lots of time outside with Scout and his new sibling? I even visited my local shelter on Thursday and almost came home with a dog that night, but sadly he was too aggressive for me and Scout, so that was not a good match. But, I am now approved to adopt there and hope a new dog will soon be here!
I spend most of the day yesterday, looking again for available Dachshunds, and also worked on finalizing my paperwork withe the rescue I had been working with. That's what I also started to think more and more about adopting a Puppy and they happen to have a litter of Dachshund/Mix pups up for adoption and two of them reminded me of Scout (the same coloring), so I'm now determine to hopefully adopt one and HOPE it works out!! Wish me luck as I'm super happy and excited and these puppies are adorable and need a nice loving home, which I am very happy to share with them! I think Scout will do well with a puppy, as she seem to like them, while at the Shelter! Here are pictures of the two that I think would be so loveable and wonderful friends to Scout.
The first photo is a sweet little female and I just think she is adorable, but I also think that the little boy on the right, is also a handsome guy! Plus, like I said, they both remind me of Scout and have the same coloring and that seems to make them both jump out at me!!
Today, I can't seem to get them off my mind, but all I can do now is wait. The only thing left to do is complete a home visit and that is being planned. If that goes well, and I can't imagine it wouldn't, I'm then totally approved and can request ANY of the available dogs and begin the final process. I so HOPE it's sooner than later and I truly am so happy !! Yippee!!
Now, to keep myself from staring at these adorable pics all day long, I've tried to keep very busy and spend a great deal of time working on three new cards today, while Scout was napping. Scout, being almost 10 loves he Sleep and he likes to snugger up in any open bed he can find for his naps. Mostly in Alex's bed in the day time, because he can jump up on that bed along, but can't get on our bed without help! I love seeing him snuggled under the covers and also recently ordered him his very own "Puppy Pocket", which I think he'll LOVE. You can bet I'll order one for the new puppy too, if all goes as planned! I've already bought a new lease and collar and a toy for Scout and the new dog too!
And I actually finished up three different cards and all three were inspired and based on the current challenge at Cas(E) this Sketch. I am sharing a copy of the this week's Sketch below, followed by the three cards I came up with.
I put my Cameo to good use today and started on my cards, but cutting a variety of squares, scalloped squares and banners for Sentiments to use on my card. I also cut them in a variety of colors and picked out a cute layered Flower as an idea for a card center and picked a leafy background design as another option. I ended up cutting two full 12 X !2 mats full of all kinds of shapes and colors and that's when I quickly realized I could easily create at least three cards.
This was the first card I put together and it's simply the leafy background along with a pretty teal scalloped border. I also cut my sentiment banner to match the background and used one of Kristina's new Sentiment Stamp sets to add the fun little "We believe in you", which is actually her own handwriting that I greatly admire.
This pretty "Thank You" card is may favorite and it's because it used some of my favorite papers (Viola from Memory Box) and also has a Spring theme, which is the little layered flower I created on the Cameo.
And that brings me to the last card which is another cutie featuring a pre-colored image form Lily of the Valley. I had planed to color up a digi image but was unable to get my printer to work and have since learned that it's dead and so now I'm printer-less, and I never realized just HOW much I do use my printer, until today. On top of that it's the ONLY printer in our home and all our computers print to it using WiFi!!
The good news is that after I called Lexmark for assistance I quickly learned that it was NOT something they could repair, but that my printer was still under warranty and they are now sending me out a Brand New (upgraded version) of the one I have, since that model is not longer made. I sure HOPE it's at least the same or very comparable because I really love how well my printer prints on Cardstock and such, especially my digital images. It's coming via Fedex 2nd Day Air, so that's a plus too! They are even sending me extra inks, as I told them, I have inks that I just bought that will now be useless for me, and the will also take those back for a full credit toward the new cartridges I will need!
I had been planning to eventually upgrade to a 12" Wide Format Printer and there is one by Epson that I've had my eye on. I think in time, that will still be my goal, so that I can do Print and Cuts and be able to print on 12" cardstock, which would be especially useful with my Cameo.
So that's my day and now I'm ready to sign off and enjoy still seeing daylight and sunshine at 6:15 PM! I love have the longer days and that will also be a bonus, if we have our new puppy I sure hope this all works out and I'm very excited. Scout and I are back to having an after dinner walk, something we stopped, when it started getting dark and very cold at 4 PM. I'm sure happy that my dogs, don't like the cold any more than I do and that we all love to be out, when it's sunny and warm!
A Little About Me
- Northeastern, Massachusetts, United States
- Purple is my favorite color and ironically - Purple is the Awareness Ribbon color for Fibromyalgia, an illness I personally live with. I had to stop working in 2006 due to Fibro and Degenerative Disc Disease. It's been a tough road at times, but I have a wonderful family and fantastic friends. I am a Mom to two awesome sons (Ages 21 and 26) and a wife and friend to a wonderful Hubby. We live in a tiny coastal community in Massachusetts and have lived here all my life. My hubby and my boys are my whole world and mean every thing to me! I cherish all three of my guys!! I am very lucky to be blessed with wonderful friends. I adore and cherish each of my friends as much as my family! I am an avid card-maker and love all types and stamping, and also love coloring with my Copics. I'm very lucky to have this whole new world on online friends that I've met through my Craft Groups. HUGS TO YOU ALL!!