Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sweet Little Angel and HELP!

Is it really Tuesday?  
Goodness, does anyone know who stole Monday from me?
Well, hello there, and Happy Tuesday!

Have you been over to Inspired Stamps yet to look around?
Well...if you like love adorable images with ginormous, beautiful eyes, you're going to like it there!
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in one of their blog hops,
and was the lucky winner of the Grand Prize, which included this darling stamp set.  
(If any of the Inspired Stamps folks are reading, thanks again!!!)
This little guy is called Choirboy/Angel, as you have the choice of using the wings and halo.
Well, I decided that for today, he'd be an angel, so here he is, in all of his glitter!

Front of card

Side view (hopefully you can see the 3-d wings too)
All coloring with Copic markers, CS=Bazzill, DecoArt Glamour Dust, irridescent twine from my stash, Tombow Mono-Glue, and Scor-Tape.

I hope that you will hop over to Inspired Stamps and take a look around.  
They have the cutest little soldiers, a nativity set, and many more. 

Thanks for looking :)


So, are you curious about the plea for HELP in my title?
Recently, our No-Kill Animal Shelter was nearly shut down, due to non-compliance of their sewage system.  DH and I decided that we couldn't let that happen.  DH's job there is nearly finished.  After 5 months of working every weekend, he's built them a new plant, which became operational last week.  

On the flip side of this, I have become active with the shelter itself.  
I've worked some on the pet side, gathering photos and data for PetFinder, etc., 
and was just asked to coordinate a pet themed craft corner on the Thrift Shop side.  
Here's where I hope you can help...I have very few pet-themed craft items.  

Here are some of the things that would be helpful:
  • Pet themed stamps that you no longer use, including sentiments
  • Stamped images of cats and/or dogs that I could create with, including sentiments
  • Pet themed ribbon
  • Pet themed Designer Papers or Cardstock
  • Pet themed brads or other embellishments
  • IDEAS!!!!!   If you have any wonderful ideas for a pet related item, PLEASE feel free to share!

I hope this helps give you an understanding. Basically, we need to be able to create a variety of pet themed items, so any items or ideas, would be appreciated.  

Also, if you happen to LOVE to sew and have idle time, we'd love to have pet sweaters, jackets, hair bows, etc., as well.

It is our goal to have enough inventory to open up the corner at the annual Open House to be held at the shelter on December 3rd.

If you think you might be able to help with any of these items, please email me at:
mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Hugs and blessings...
Patti J. 

Food for thought:  The longer we carry a grudge, the heavier it gets.


Dawnll said...

Love the big eyed angel- he is so cute! Congrats on that win.
Now you know if animals are involved I have to help!
Tell me what Pippie and I can do and we will help!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Patti!! You did such an AMAZING JOB with our little choirboy/angel set!! Your coloring is fabulous, too!! Thank you so much for all of your support of Inspired Stamps!! Be sure to link this up on our October Challenge tab at the top of the blog...he is just precious on your very clever card!! Hugs and many blessings!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh your one busy lady! I'll see what I can come up with (0= Your card is just as cute as can be and those eyes... OH MY!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So commendable Patti. Shall share a pet themed idea of mine- a small token appreciating of your work:http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/2011/06/puppy-interactive-card.html

craftieodmae said...

such as adorable card, I'll check when I get home, think I have some ribbon for sure and maybe some dog stamps..........

Rushd Lady said...

So this is what you've been doing with yourself all summer! LOL! I'll take a look and see what I've got that you can have. By the way, congrats on getting your tag published! Have a great week! :)

Chelsea said...

Love this 3D card!

Dana said...

Adorable choir boy card!! And you and hubby are to be commended on all of your efforts! I know Tiddly Inks has an adorable digi of a dog in their freebies =)

Crystal said...

AWWWWW this is sooooo SWEET Patti, absolutely darling, and I LOVE the card design, so creative and fabulous!

Rufus said...

Great thing that you and your hubby are doing! I'll look and see if I've got anything. In the meantime Operation Write Home (sends blank handmade cards to soldiers overseas to use to write home) has some truly great free digis of our mascot, Ciara. http://operationwritehome.org/digis.html Also www.dulemba.com has some great free digis of cute animals. Click on color to access them. Would you be interested in finished cards of animals? Or just supplies?

Lorie said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I think I have a couple of things I can send to ya. I'll look soon!

Gail said...

Love the sweet image and how you did this card..awesome.
now..wow and just wow..how special are you and hubby..having had dogs all my life..down to 2 now..and all pet rescues..i commend you and hubby..i will for sure see what i can get together for you..as i have been putting together some cards for our pet shelters here for them to sell and use the money any way they can to help these beautiful fur babies..
Liberty (shep/rottie/husky..9mos ) and harley 3/4 shih tzu/1/4 terrier 6 yrs. old) ty from the bottom of their heart....loves ya

Curt in Indy said...

OK, first the card. . .I laughed out loud because I swear, that is the exact look Gunther gives me when I'm pissed at him! Love the design of this card. Very cool. OK, now for the shelter. . .I have a couple of ideas I want to pass by you, so I'll be emailing you after this comment. Love that you guys are helping the shelter. Hugs, Curt

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love the big eyes on that little angel ... looks like he is singing from his heart! You certainly did him justice with your creative card, Patti.

Warms my soul to hear about people like you and your hubby, for going the extra mile and taking care of business so that the abandoned and forgotten animals have a place to rest until they find their forever homes. It would be a waste of money to send you a parcel of items since the postage would be a fortune but rather I would be happy to send you a donation that you can spend getting whatever supplies you would like to create with. (private email me)

Amanda Mertz said...

Patti- What a cute card...LOVE the 3d glittery wings...perfect! TFS!

I'll check through my stash of retired stuff to see if there is any appropriate to send you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! Look at those eyes!!! What a gorgeous creation and I love your pop-up style creation!! Just gorgeous sweetie!! HUGS

Pat (mspfd) said...

How adorable, Patti! This is such a fantastic design and loving all the neat details you added to your design.

Shirley Hotop said...

Cuteness is all over this card - and IRL the little choir boy is so much cuter!!! You know I have cat and dog stuff out the wazoo and you are welcome to anything I have as well as my help!!!

redwasher1 said...

Adorable card Patti!!!! What great idea and so helpful!!! I'll look and see what i can come up with.!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Patti, omg if this isn't the cutest card!!! I absolute just love the design of it -- so different!

Now I'm off to see if I can find anything pet-themed! I'll let you know!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

P.S. Got so focused on your plea for help that I forgot to thank you for dropping in to check on me. I so very much appreciate your prayers and support -- it must have worked!!! I'm feeling fabulous, and so happy to be back crafting and blogging!!! LOL!!!

Iris said...

Lovely card Patti!

Here's an idea: You could get some frames and such and decorate them {pet themed of course!} and use them as frames to hod pictures of their pets!!

I hope it all goes well!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey dear friend!! Time sure does fly anymore!! I just love your card. Those images remind me of Precious Moments. I just love the blue, the design and your stunning coloring! Gorgeous fold Patti!!

Beate said...

Patti, that's the cutest tent card! Darling!
Hugs and smiles

Lynne in NI said...

What a cute little angel!
Sounds like you're going to be pretty busy with your animal shelter ... I make cards for my local one too! Thre's some good free printables at this site, I always have a stash of the pawprints, just change the colour to suit!:

Shirley said...

What truly adorable card and fun fold! I love everything you did with and for your little angel!

AmethystCat said...

super duper cute! love the design and love the 3-d effect! You're amazing, Patti!

Kary said...

What a gorgeous card, Patti!! Love how you coloured the little boy and it's such a lovely lovely project. Well done!

Kary said...

Congrats, Patti, for the winning the challenge at Inspired Stamps!! Your card is so adorable!! So happy for you.