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Monday, August 6, 2018

Simon dog days of summer & Daisy's 11th Bday

Used Simon Summer Cuddly Critters stamp/die for first time.

Today is my dog Daisy's 11th Birthday. I rescued/adopted her from local dog shelter in 2014 when she was 7. 

Celebrated her birthday this weekend when we took her to a restaurant, Lazy Dog, that allows dogs in the covered patio area. Daisy had beef & rice with vegs. I had a coupon for free dog meal. I enjoyed a delicious Bison burger. 

Sun 8/5 I made her cupcakes using Three Dog Bakery mix and added ingredients: honey, water, oil & unsweetened applesauce. Shared cupcakes with friends & neighbors that have dogs. Sun I gave her a present, Treat A Dog Rug. 

I put in request from Home Depot where I work part-time for day off for her birthday day and gave reason as 'family birthday' which was approved.

Today, on her birthday day, I took Daisy for a walk around the park this morning. Enjoyed relaxing in our pool wade-out area (we changed our pool spa to a wade-out area last month, we did not use/heat the spa much, 3 yrs ago the spa heating element stopped working  and it would have cost more to repair the spa's heating element). Daisy did not go into pool until we had change to wade-out area and only goes in when we are in the pool.

      Supplies List 

Crayola: pencil colors 

Glossy accents: used for wet look on background pool water scrapbook paper, dog with flamingo pool floatie & ball 

ink:   VersaFine Onyx Black

paper: cardstock - blue, white   scrapbook - pool water

stamp/die: Simon Summer Cuddly Critters

tape: Recollections Winter Frost glitter

tool: MISTI  

watercolor: Nija - white - used on dog's feet & Flamingo beak

Entering this into the following challenge(s):

8/7    Simon Says Stamp Wed   Ch Make Your Own Background     5E(#5)   8/1   
   Background - used Glossy accents on pool water scrapbook paper for pool look

8/12    Simon Says Stamp Mon       Tape It Up Ch       5E(#1)   8/6

8/16   Cardz TV   Anything Goes Des Ch#59   3E(#3)   8/3

8/19   Double Trouble Challenge #7 - Dog Days of Summer   4E(#1)   8/6

8/19   heARTful Stamping   Dog Days of Summer Ch + stamp   2Eperwk(#1)   8/5 
8/21   Simon Work It Wed   Watercolor          3E(#3)   7/25
   Watercolor - used white watercolor on dog's feet  

8/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Ch Patterned Paper    Aug 2018   UE  8/1
8/31   DLART   Aug Linky   1Eperday   no stack   8/1 


  1. Happy Birthday Daisy! Looks like your owner treated you nicely on your birthday and then made a Dog Days of Summer Card in Celebration at that - I hope you enjoyed the treats - I see you relaxing in that pool - hope you have many more birthdays! Woof Woof Woof Woof [Happy Birthday to you in dog woffing]

  2. So fun! Happy Birthday :) to Daisy. Walter is 11 too. He had lost so much weight his ribs were showing and I didn't know how much longer he'd be with us. Finally figured out he is going through some mental issues and wasn't eating from his bowl. I now lay the food on the floor and he gobbles it up - have to still hold the water bowl, ugh! - but he's gained so much weight it's incredible. Gotta love them, right?! Adorable card too - it's perfect with the ball inside!

  3. Oh my, what an amazing birthday for can tell she loved every minute of it and you as well. Your card is adorable and fun for Dog Days of Summer. Hope you share this with us at Double Trouble Challenges, link is on HeARTful Challenge's post as we are pairing up for the next two weeks. Come see what's up with Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister.

  4. Awww, Happy belated Birthday to Daisy!! She looks as happy as a clam. Especially in that top picture. You really take care of her on her special day! Well your card is adorable. That dog is so cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Misty

  5. Super card for our challenge at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge, xxxx

  6. Such a lovely card and great story that goes with it. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. Melissa, the drink or food in the challenge is optional, you do not need to add in your card to meet our Double Trouble Challenge. Twisted Sister is always an option and you can choose to use it or not. So hope you enter your card in DOUBLE TROUBLE.

  8. Sweet story of your K9 friends day! I like your dog in the flamingo floaty! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  9. Aren't pets wonderful? Love your story about Daisy and I can see she has the right idea for staying cool! Cute card - love that flamingo - LOL! Thank you for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge.

  10. Beautiful Daisy!! Rescued pets are the best.
    I love that you did the swim platform just for her!! :)
    Happy 11th Birthday, Daisy!! You're looking fine!