Sunday, December 23, 2018

Happy Tails Ornaments--#tgifc191

This week's TGIF Challenge is an inspiration challenge.  It inspired me to make a last minute stocking stuffer for my daughter.  The gift is also a sneak peek at a wonderful new stamp set in the Occasions Catalog--Happy Tails.

We are a dog family.  Each of our dogs has an ornament on our tree and I love putting each one on the tree--it brings back some great memories.  So I thought I would make Katharine some ornaments for her three dogs. All of them are rescue dogs and lab mixes--like the dog image in the new Happy Tails stamp set.  
 Two of them she shared with us.



Freckles came to our house during a storm one night.  He became Katharine's fast buddy and was sad when she left for college.  I'll never forget when she came home for the first time and Freckles was literally jumping for joy as she arrived.  He has an ornament on our tree and now he will have one on Katharine's:

When Katharine moved to Texas and had a home of her own she adopted Jake and Luke.  Jake reminded her of Freckles and Luke was Jake's brother.  They were never separated until Luke died earlier this year.  Jake is now living with us because he can no longer navigate all the steps at Katharine's house in Charleston.  He has a new buddy in Roxie, has fattened up and regained some of his youthful playfulness.  He's even regained his "squirrel killa" moniker since catching two squirrels.  Life with a new buddy, a big yard to run in and only one or two steps to navigate has reinvigorated him!

Luke is the one with black ears and Jake has the brown ears--it is the only way I was able to tell them apart.  The saying with the paw print die cut in a heart shape are on the back of each ornament. 

If you need some last minute gift inspiration, head over to the TGIF Challenges Blog and see all the projects submitted for this challenge:


Here's my supply list:
Happy Tails Bundle, #150631 (Available in the Occasions Catalog on 1/3/2019); includes at 10% off:
    Happy Tails stamp set, photopolymer, #148682
    Dog Builder Punch, #148543
Card stock:  Whisper White Thick, #; Early Espresso, #119686; Cherry Cobbler, #119685; Gray Granite, #146983
Festive Farmhouse designer series paper, #147820
Ink:  Soft Suede, #147115; Gray Granite, #147188; Crumb Cake, #147116
Stampin' Blends Combo Packs:  Soft Suede, #147273; Crumb Cake, #144601; Smoky Slate, #145058
Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, #147888
Linen Thread, #104199
Layering Circles Framelits, #141705
Sweet & Sassy Framelits, retired (oops!--there is a new heart framelits set coming in the Occasions Catalog.)





These are adorable!!! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Posted by Mercedes Weber on December 23, 2018 at 11:30 PM #

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