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Chloe's Excellent Adventure

Told from her point of view:

Chloe-outsideLast Wednesday, I decided to skip work and spend the day at home sleeping on my fluffy blanket, playing with my toys, and occasionally walking around the backyard – you know when “nature” calls!  But little did I know that Wednesday would be a different kind of day.  Late in the afternoon as I lay on the couch sound asleep, a big gust of wind blew the front door open.  Suddenly I could see the front yard and beyond.  I was a little wary and looked around for Mom, but she wasn’t there.  So I jumped off the couch, walked to the front door and sniffed.  Was it really standing open?  Yes, it was and the outside looked so inviting that I warily stepped off across the threshold and onto the front porch.  So far so good, I thought, as I took a few more steps.  I knew it was wrong to be outside without Mom, but so many delightful smells and fun sights beckoned me that all thought of her left my mind.

I spent some time sniffing around the front yard.  It’s not very large but it’s filled with smells from other dogs and I needed to identify find every one.  Eventually other smells wafted over from next door so I walked down the sidewalk to the neighbor’s house.  I was deep in thought and discovery when 2 young boys suddenly appeared and started talking to me.  I don’t really understand “human” but they were very nice and made me feel special.  They seemed really interested in the tag hanging off my collar.  One boy left then reappeared with a dog leach which he hooked onto my collar.  I was happy to continue my adventure as I walked along with the boys to a very large house around the corner and across the street from my house.

At the boys’ house I played with them and their very large, rambunctious German Shepherd.  Their Dad, Rick, made a phone call and soon my Mom appeared at the house.  She seemed particularly happy to see me and after a little conversation, we left and returned to our house.  The front door was still standing open, but Mom quickly closed it, latching the locks and telling me it wouldn’t open again in the wind. Too bad!

Mom said we needed to make a card to thank Rick and his sons for rescuing me (I didn’t know I needed rescuing!) so she made this card.  I like the “lucky dog” sentiment because I did feel lucky to have such an excellent adventure on windy April day.

Lucky-Dog-Outside  Lucky-Dog-Inside








All products from Paper Smooches: stamp sets Woofers & Tweeters, Lucky Dog and Paws for a Cause; dies: Dog Icons and Woofers.  The alphabet die is Impression Obsession’s plain alphabet lower case.

Mom’s Comments:

Chloe is fine and I am recovering from my shock of getting a phone call from a stranger asking if I had a dog named Chloe.  I am so thankful for wonderful neighbors!  I had to make him a special card which led me to playing with all the dog sets I have in stock from Paper Smooches.  Here are some other samples.  Other products I used: Paper Smooches die Word Bubbles; sentiment stamps from my stash; Penny Black die heart string; Bo Bunny Happy Tails 6” paper pad.  Here are some other samples made with the same supplies:

  Birthday-Wishes Ruff-Day








Word-Bubble-Bday-1 Word-Bubble-Bday-2













Ice-cream-cone-outsideI am still making 3” x 3” notecards and the newest die I am using is called “Tuck and Close” from Taylored Expressions.  It’s great fun and the good thing about this notecard is that it needs no envelope.  You can barely see the little tab under the knot of the ribbon.  Here's the inside of this note:

Ice-cream-cone-insideFor these samples I used   Penny Black’s “Summer Fun” stamp set to decorate these little notes.  The ice cream cone is a die from Impression Obsession and the flourish is the Memory Box “Elegant Scrollwork” die. 





Happy-Birthday Sunny-hello Sweet-friend

Another set of notes I made features the Treat Topper Birthday die set from Taylored Expressions.  The bracket notecard was made with Taylored Expressions Bracket Notecard die and the scalloped notecard was made with a Spellbinders Mega Scalloped Rectangles die.  The mats for these notes were made with Spellbinders Blossom 1 die.

  Bday-Treat-Top-1 Bday-Treat-Top-2 Bday-Treat-Top-3

One more set – these are made with the Taylored Expressions Totally Tags Spring stamp set and the coordinating dies.  This stamp set is still in stock if you need last minute Easter cards.

  Sheep Spring-is-in-the-air





Bunnies Bunny-in-Carrot Chick-cracked-egg Chickie-with-egg Chickie-with-egg


















Toulouse-FloralHere's another sample (A2 size) – Memory Box die Toulouse background; Memory Box stencil honeycomb; stickles glitter glue lime green and cinnamon





Lighthouse-ShipThanks to Harriet Head I have a delightful set of cards to share with you.  These are sooooo cute!!!  The background for the cars and houses card is the Memory Box “Wave” stencil inked with Distress inks.  I love the way Harriet always keeps the scale of her images in line – that’s quite a talent!  Thanks for sharing Harriet!!!

Lighthouse – Cheery Lynn die lighthouse; Memory Box die mini clouds; Savvy die Summer Fun (sailboat); IO die seagull and IO sentiment stamp

Birthday-Candles Cars-Village-StencilCandles – Poppystamps die birthday candles; sentiment unknown. Cars – Memory Box stencil wave; Memory Box dies auto parts, mini clouds, calm countryside (trees), tiny village; IO die sun and moon

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A note about classes:  I am so sorry that I have not been able to develop the samples for the announced classes.  I have been so busy with customers, custom classes, Chloe and creating new samples that I just haven’t had time to make the samples that are in my head! I appreciate your business and interest in stamping and paper crafting – please keep it up so I can continue to bring you lots and lots of exciting new products.  I will really, really try to create and post the class samples soon!

Stop in soon and please know I greatly appreciate your business and friendship!


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