Hello there! I wanted to share a some cards tonight that I recently sent off to a fellow blogger: Maria, from Crafty Cre8tions. Last week, she was kind enough to send me one of her fantastic cards, along with some adorable stamped images. Maria is also a big animal-lover (like me) and is very active in working with her local Humane Society to find new and loving homes for the animals at the shelter. I think that is pretty awesome!
I really wanted to send her a special Thank You for being so sweet. Nothing in the good ol' "card stash" seemed to work. So I busted out a favorite stamp set and got to work.
My inspiration in creating these cards, came from two of the best dogs I have ever met. If you have visited me before, you have probably been introduced to our "fur-clan" on a few occasions. (They are on the left-hand side-bar, if you want to see those furry faces!) I don't think I have ever shared the story of our "original" pups.
We said good-bye to our beloved Bailey just last year. We adopted him from the Humane Society when he was merely 7 weeks old. He was a Valentine's Day gift to my husband, which was so fitting because he stole our hearts for over 15 years. :)Then, 5 months after Bailey joined our family, we adopted his "sister" Nikki. She was almost 9 months, at the time, and came from a horribly, abusive background. Who hurts a 9 month old puppy?? After a LOT of patience and love, she adjusted perfectly with us and was became my big ol' "shadow". Nikki was almost 15 years old when we had to say good-bye in July of 2009. She was diagnosed with bone cancer earlier in the year and had just reached a point where it was getting to difficult for her to keep going with her illness. We still miss both of the them, every single day!
Yup, that was sure tough to share. *drying my eyes* But that's why I care so much about animal rescue and care organizations, like The Humane Society. I also think it is important to recognize the people who give so much to help the animals find loving, forever homes...people like Maria! Thank you Maria, hopefully you will get your cards tomorrow. :)
Thanks for visiting today! I really appreciate the time you take out of your day to stop by. Until next time...have a very HAPPY day! :)