Thursday, April 26, 2012

So Long, Famous Amos

I got bad news today.  My brother Billy’s 18-yr old dachshund Amos passed away yesterday.  Started thinking of all the cool pics I have of Amos and decided to share them as my tribute to one dam good dog.  First up, Amos and his Dad.


Amos fishing in his snazzy harness, custom-made by Uncle Russ.  He could back right out of any collar.


Amos in his beloved flight jacket.


Famous Amos, intrepid co-pilot.


Amos had many names:  Fearless, Famous, Brainless, Shameless and finally, Toofless.


The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.

May Amos be waiting on the other side of the rainbow bridge for Billy.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Going, Going, Gone!

Stampin’ Up has released their lists of retiring stamp sets and accessories.  I’ve done an e-mail to my customers with the changes and said I would post pics of cards I have made with the retiring sets here.  I was going to put them in the e-mail, but there are too many.  Breaking my heart, it is.  sniff   SU promises there will be lots of new stuff.  So here goes.

Autumn Days (masking on first one, fussy cutting on second)

Autumn Days 6 Autumn Days 8

Fifth Avenue (watercolored with reinkers on shimmer paper) and Sincere Salutations.

Fifth Ave 2 

Flower Fest (crayon resist)

Flower Fest 1

Friends Never Fade (easel card)

Friends Never Fade easel 2

Natures Silhouette (masking and mirror image)

Nature's Silhouette 2

Nature's Silhouette 3c

At least Lovely as a Tree is not retiring. I used it behind the deer.

Scenic Season

Scenic Season 2

Scenic Season 5

Something Sweet

Something Sweet 3

Sweet Centers

Sweet Halloween 1

Serene Snowflakes and Heard from the Heart

Serene Snowflakes 3

Upsy Daisy

Upsy Daisy sunset 2 Upsy Daisy M & T

Winter Post

Winter Post Winter Post Skaters

Say buh-bye!  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Creative Images April Meeting

We had our third meeting at Hobby Lobby and it looks like it might be working out all right.  We have had some shrinkage in our membership and several were unable to attend, but we got a new member, Shannon.  Jeannie invited her and she joined that night.  Woo hoo!

Our exchange card theme was “How Sweet It Is,” and we got six to trade.  First, side by side, Therese’s Brumble’s Bakery with fussy cutting and Helen’s die cut cupcake with lots of bling.

Therese's Helen's

Here is Jeannie’s lacey box of candies.  “Friends are the chocolate chips of life!”


Two oldies but goodies, my sweet treat hot air balloon from my stash, and Pam’s fudge sickle.  Sweet, indeed.

Kathy's Pam;s

Tange also used the sweet treat cups and the hot air balloon, filling hers with nonpareils.  Yumm.

Tange's sweet  

Ella had the project, making an elegant 4-petal card with rich black and gold papers.  I stuck the little scallop with the bow on the back, but that is supposed to be used to keep the card closed.

Elle's sample 2 

Here’s the four petals closed on the front.

Elle's sample 1

Here’s what the inside of my project looks like.

Elle's Project Inside

Thanks, Ella, for a very rich card with a different fold.

I promised to include some pictures of Jeannie’s new long-haired dachshund puppy, Coffee, so here’s a baby picture Jeannie got from the breeder.  Probably six weeks here.  So tiny!

 Coffe 6 wks

Coffee in his bed at home, I think.  Eight weeks.

Coffee 4-4-12

Sniffing in the yard at Jeannie’s.  Eight weeks.

Coffee 8 wks

Crashed at my house.  Doggy day care.


Russel playing with Coffee.  So cute!

Russel & Coffee 1

Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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