Sunday, June 30, 2013

Puppy Love

Hello Everyone! Sorry I've been away for so long! I hope that you are all doing well and are having a wonderful summer!   Here on the Coast of Southern California, summer has started off with a big bang! We are having a heat wave with temperature in the high 80's, low 90's and it might even reach a 100 degrees today!

I want to share with you a little doghouse and tag that I created for a friend who just adopted a puppy! As you can tell from the pink design papers that I used that the puppy is a sweet little girl. To create the doghouse, I used a pattern from SVG Cutting Files. Since I don't have Sure Cuts A Lot for my Cricut, I just printed the pattern out on card stock and made a template. I glued a sheet of white card stock and the pink designer papers together using a Pioneer Photo Glue Stick to give the doghouse strength. I traced the pattern onto it and cut it out by hand. I put the doghouse together using ScorTape.  The digi design papers that I used are from MyGrafico,  Designs by Angie - Isabel Set 1 and 2.  I added a little bit of crocheted lace that I found at Hobby Lobby and some pink ribbon from Michaels. For the cute little puppy, I used a Quickutz Die that I bought a few years ago - Dog #KS-0550. The pearl heart is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little dog bone is from my stash. The "Puppy Love" is from Technique Tuesday - Dogs We Love Set #KDWL.

Well, I hope you like this little doghouse and tag! I know that I will be making them again. It was pretty easy to put together. I didn't take a picture of it, but the roof on the doghouse opens up so you can fill it with treats for a friend or their sweet dog . I filled the doghouse with some yummy Gourmet Cherry Heart Shaped Jelly Beans that I found at Target.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I always love hearing from you and appreciate all your comments. I hope to be back again soon with another project that I'm working on.

Until then, stay cool during the Dog Days of Summer!

I'm entering the doghouse and tag in the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Week 26 Challenge - Animals

Divas By Design - Pretty Pearls Challenge

Big Hugs,



Sandy said...

So very, very cute - huge smile on my face!!

Candy said...

Hi Suzan!!
How nice of you to make your friend this sweet little gift :o)
I am sure she is going to love it!!
I know I do.
Big Hugs, Candy

Janine said...

Such a cute gift and tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, that is way too HOT! I think I'll stick with our chilly summer in Northern Ireland!
Gorgeous little puppy goodies, your goody bag is absolutely adorable :)

Anonymous said...

This is so cute, I'm sure your friend will love it
Hugs Julie P

Eulanda said...

Aww that's just the cutest!! Hugs!

Jac said...

Oh this is just adorable, so cute, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Elise said...

Hi Suzan!!!!!! Oh my goodness, tell me about it! Here in Vegas, the temps went up to 117 degrees .. yuck!!! And it will be awful all week long. :( So gross. lol.

Anwyay, this project that you've made is soooo DARLING! Oh my gosh, you are always so creative in your projects and make the most PRECIOUS things! I love it! And I know your friend will too!

Stay cool! And sending big hugs,

Inky Angel said...

This is such a sweet gift for a friend/ puppy :^). It is simply adorable and creative Suzan. I love it!
We are having a little heat wave here in Vancouver too, but not as hot as California of course. So stay cool and happy crafting.

Kelly Neis said...

Wow Suzan, this is really cute! I love this and so would my youngest, only in blue! lol Simply adorable!
Hugs Kelly

Ellen said...

Hi Suzan! It has been a while, but lovely to see what you made this time. It's really cute: I love it!
Finally 'our' summer is coming too: this weekend I just have been lazy in our garden: so nice! I hope your summer will continue to be wonderful: enjoy it!

hugs, Ellen

alethea said...

This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

Cami said...

The cutest doggie set I have ever seen! I love this idea of yours and the papers you used to make the dog house. You always find the cutest things to make and I love them very much!

Doggie Hugs,

Linda said...

Oh my Suzan this is just too adorable!!!! What a gorgeous creation!!!!!! Wow my friend fabulous work!!!!!!