Monday, June 4, 2012

Update on Gabby's Birthday Gift.....

Thought I'd give you an update on Gabby's birthday.  I did go to Pet Smart for a toy and my, my, did she realize it was new and for her!! She met me at the door and was SO DELIGHTED with the new toy.  (Do dogs really KNOW things like they appear to??)  I gave her this green "gator" that squeaks two ways--one tone when she bites down on it and another different tone when she lets it go.  Well, let me tell you, she has not let this toy out of her sight nor out of her mouth.  We have just had to put up with all the squeaking!  I bought it Thursday and she's brought it to bed with her every night, she has it with her on the couch, and will go get it if it's left in the bedroom.  My husband keeps trying to take it from her and she will not let it go.  I'm thrilled she is so happy with it.  Believe me, I won't let another birthday go by without a new toy!! Ha!

Gabby sends her thanks to her Schnauzer friends like Mr. Darcy and Emmitt who sent well wishes to her via their "moms".   Wish they could have a play day!!

How can we be so silly about our dogs, but then I guess we just are!!  Just had to "close the loop" on this birthday thing since I dropped the ball so badly with no gift this year!!!
Smiles, Laura

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dimensional Card....

Today I'm sharing a card with a neat fold.  My friend Judy brought this one over to our "play day" so I'm not sure where she got the instructions, to give credit.  But I think we modified them a bit anyway. 
Here is the card front:
When you open the card, it is three-dimensional,  See here:

I'm sure you will want to try one of these, so I'm going to give you the directions.   Start with a piece of CS that is 5.5" x 12" (or designer paper).  Score at 4", 7.5", 8", and 11.5"
 Put sticky tape on the 1/2" side.
 Layer a 5.25" x 3.25" piece of contrasting cardstock on the inside of the card.  Using a die, cut out the shape you want on the designer paper.  I also traced around the outside of the die and using scissors cut that out, so that I had a larger opening.
 I sponged around the opening I cut out and used the piece I cut from there inside my card.
 Pull the cover off the sticky tape and glue the 1/2" edge down to the inside of the front of the card, making sure your edge in right up next to the score/fold line.
I'm sure you will want to try one of these, so I'm going to give you the directions.

I hope by scrolling back through the pictures, you can tell how this goes together.  When you fold it up, it collapses to the right as a flat card.

Try one and see how it works for you!! I hope you like this new dimensional card.
Thanks for stopping in!! Smiles, Laura