Thursday, September 2, 2010


Ruff-ly (pun intended) translated "Woof!" means "nice hat!"  This little poochie image is "Domino Amused" and if you'd like to bring him home, you can find him  here at Shirley's 2 Girls.  He reminds me of Riley.  A very friendly Airedale (how the heck do you spell that breed?) doggie who I used to run into from time to time.  He was just as cute as Domino but he didn't have the hat. 

This month the theme for the S2G challenges is going to be all about our furry friends, 4 legged critters.  The girls have created some wonderful new images for us.  Were you one of the people who made a suggestion for a stamp?  Then you should see if your idea is there.  Do you love a furbaby, then you should go look, you will definitely relate.

This week the twist is to use flock or feathers.   I used some green flock to make his hat look like felt.  There are lots of other ways you can use flock.  At last year's CKC me and my crafting buddies (I miss you guys!) took a class on flock and they did a few things I never would have come up with, the one thing that comes to mind is they put glue on a  brad and covered it with yellow flock and used it as a flower center, the flock made the once metal brad look nice and velvety (is that a word?).  If you haven't worked with flock before may I recommend that you take it out of the bottle, put it in a larger container and fluff it up before you glue it down. 

For my project I altered a tea tin.  I was given this tin by someone who didn't want to toss it out and knew I'd make it into something.  You probably got a tin of tea or coffee or candy ( or something unspeakable) as a holiday gift from someone.  If you haven't eaten whatever's in it by now you probably won't so toss the stuff out and get cracking on making one of these.  Then you can regift without feeling guilty, I hear that's a new "green" cool thing to do.  In my day it was considered gauche and tacky to regift but I knew these people who were purposefully gauche and tacky, in a hysterical way.  Someone was always  regifting the same thrashy present to another one of them and that was pretty funny because no one knew when they were going to receive the plaster of paris wall ornaments from hell.  They had rules about how it could be done.  Fortunately I wasn't part of the inner circle, they were all school chums, I knew a couple of them, so I could never be the recipient, but I was fortunate enough to see how lovely they didn't look in a couple apartments.  Oh, they were fish, (ICK - fish, get it , fish - ICK- didn't you ever have tropical fish?) probably made in the sixties or fifties and they didn't go with any decor evah!  Maybe now they'd be fun in a kitchy kind of way, nah, who am I kidding, they'll always be butt ugly.  I'm sure these guys all still live in dread of receiving them - cause one of the rules was they had to be displayed for some period of time before they could be sent to someone else, and believe me, these guys checked to make sure they were up. 

I started to peel off the label off the tin and this is what it looked like after several painstaking minutes and then the light came on.  Besides I got a manicure today and there was no way I was going to ruin it when the label would get covered anyway, DUH.  Just cut out a piece of dp, slap the glue on it and wrap it around the tin,  easy peasy if you don't over think it like some idiot who shall remain nameless.  After you put your dp on it, you can put this cute poochie or which ever critter you like on it.  I put a piece of ribbon between the image and the mat and tied it around the tin so that I could hang the paw charm. 
I think you could fill this up with some doggie treats and give it to anyone doggie owner.
Need some more inspiration?  Head over to the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team has created.  They always have something worth seeing.  After you've made a card or project link it up on the challenge blog for your chance to win a digital image from S2G. 

Here's the deets:
Stamp - "Domino Amused" digi image from Shirley's 2 Girls
Ink - printed on my HP
Paper -  dp DCWV "Pet Stack" and a scrap of maroon card stock DCWV neutrals
Miscellaneous - green flock; ribbon, twine, charm; copics; white craft glue for flock

Here's the Challenges:
Shirley's Two Girls - theme is four legged critters, the twist is use flock or feathers.
Crafty Ho's - Use your school supplies (I used my trusty ruler and white craft glue - and no I didn't cover my hand with it and peel it off - at least not tonight - just got that manicure you know)
Cupcake Craft Challenge #106 - Let's Get Digital (does anyone else hear that little Aussie girl Olivia Newton John singing "Let's get digital, digital, I wanna get digital..." Oh that was "physical, physical", never mind - I really am old!)
ABC Challenge - C is for charms -  paw charm
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - Living in a Material World (love that song - cause I am a material girl) the ribbon

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Before you leave, take the time to click on the pink ribbon - it's such a little thing to do, but if we all do it everyday, it'll be a great big thing.


  1. This is darling--perfect for dog treats. :) I'm glad you're finding some time to craft!

  2. I love how you altered your tea tin! This is adorable!

  3. Great altered tin!!! Love the charm and the image too! The flock idea is definitely a keeper that I forgot about - thanks for reminding me! Miss you!!!

  4. The tin is fabulous-I'm a huge Domino fan! The write up is fantastic! Love it all, Chris!

  5. You funny!! :) What a great idea!! Glad you didn't wreck your mani!! ;) Love the charm!!


  6. WOW Chris, this is too cool!! You are so creative!

  7. Super-duper-pooper-scooper pet treat project! I love the little gold paw print charm! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  8. This is a wonderful project with a gorgeously coloured image. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  9. very cute thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Ho!

  10. This is BRILLIANT Chris!! Thanks so much for joining us again this week at CRAFTY HOs'!!

  11. I love your project. I just love containers and re-purposing almost everything. Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes.

  12. Love your story about the fish, I had a group of friends that would do something similar and it was so much fun. I love the re-purposed tin!

  13. Very cool, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky!

  14. I love your altered tin! Too cute!

  15. sooo cute, Chris. Way to be green and repurose that great tin. love what you did with it. hope all is well.


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