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Monday, September 13, 2010

Looking forward with a faithful friend

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Tyler came home this weekend to celebrate his 20th birthday..... no longer a teen - now truly a young man. just any birthday card would not do. I struggled all week trying to come up with what would be just the right image to use, just the right thing to say. and kept putting off making the card because nothing seemed to be exactly 'it'. and I watched him this weekend, sitting on the couch with Mocha, one of our labs. She seems so much older than her sister from the same litter, Latte. (yes, I named them! and I get teased about it all the time!) I think it is because she was hit by a car when she was just a young pup. I have heard that really ages dogs. Tyler is usually more of a cat person, but I watched him with Mocha, giving her extra attention, cuddling with her on the couch, checking to see where she was at various times, and then I knew how to make his card.

I chose this beautiful, heart-string tugging image from Tammy at A Day For Daisies. this is one of the very first images I bought from her. it reminds me so much of all of the guys with our dogs. but this weekend it reminded me of Tyler with Mocha, and then with Riley, another lab of ours when she was older, too. He was so gentle with her as well then. it brought back memories.

I kept the card simple, using some Basic Grey Max & Whiskers papers, some fun SU! punches, a few buttons, and twine. nothing fancy. but the message was in the image and on the inside. it read, "as you look forward to the future, remember we will always be here for you. Happy Birthday!'

so give your pets a big hug today. and your children, too! awww, go ahead and give all of your loved ones big fat juicy kisses and hugs and everything else you can think of! they deserve it and so do you! :)


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet and lovely, I like the story behind this card, yes, we should hug our children more, and love ones too! Thanks for sharing this with us at CCCB, it is always good to have you here!

Holly said...

Sweet card jenn. Personally I love the names you've given your dogs!

HappyCrafter said...

What a wonderful birthday card for your son, and the words you are using on the inside match up really well with the boy gazing at the horizon. A very special creation.

Ros said...

Lovely card and your post touched me ... miss my beautiful dogs ... Thanks ever so much for joining us at CCCB

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful card and image made extra special by your lovely story and reflections about your son and pets.

TFS & hugs,

Linda Robinson said...

What a great card, I think your son is going to love.. Thanks for sharing your story.. Glad to see you at CCCB again.

Hugs, Lind

Cheryl Nelson said...

So darling! LOVE that image and story behind the card!

ThePurplePlace said...

I am also a huge fan of Tammy's fabulous images. I found her and her 'A Day for Daisies' Group over at the Crafter's Digital Arts Center and fell in love with her images the first time I saw them.

Her angels are my favorites, but I love the flowers and many others too.

This is another sweet image and you did a perfect job of coloring it.

Thanks for sharing...I think it's a very touching image.

Happy Crafting,