13 June 2010

I found my muse ....

and her name is Pippi! Say hello to the nice people Pippi!

She is a twelve month old black and tan Terrier X and she is the tiniest little thing, not a heck of a lot bigger than a chihuahua.

She is a Best Friends Rescue dog and has been fostered after being neglected and starved. We adopted her yesterday and we already love her to bits. It is taking her a remarkably short time to settle in, she was on the couch last night with the girls watching TV,

she slept on a little bed in Tasha's room (where both girls slept) and stayed there all night, no wandering around whimpering.

She waited until this morning to do her business which was a pleasant surprise as we were not expecting her to be house trained! It is hard to tell with adopted dogs where they are at with their training. Right now she is sitting in her bed having a nice grooming session at my feet after running around the backyard with Bella like a crazy dog until her toes got cold :).

I really want to thank you Carol for your lovely and supportive comment and helpful email - you are quite right in everything you said and it really doesn't matter if you are the only person in the world to read my blog because I do it for me (and you and Deb lol). I guess I was having a moment but I'm better now. And you are also right in that I have at least one photo each week and I can very easily scale down my ambitions with regard to P365 and settle (happily and less stressfully) with a P52! So thank you my friend, for being ... well ... my friend.

And now I guess I should catch you up with some scrapping news ... I have been guesting this month with the fabulously talented Kaye Winiecki ... and I have to tell you this woman is a talented and productive designing machine! So far I have had the privilege of working with her BYOC pieces and a fabulous collaboration with Sandra Edwards aka FruitLoOp Sally called Summer Skies and Fire Flies. its been a ball and here are a couple of pages from me using these wonderful goodies!

This is my page Touch Tank Fun Day - using Kaye's yummy BYOC pieces

credits here

and my page Water Park using the Collab - its so much fun to be doing Summery pages when you are wearing fluffy socks on your feet to keep your tootsies warm lol

Credits here

And I just had to use Kaye's fabulous scrap kit - Click 2 Scrap for this page the mamarrazzi!

Credits here

On the subject of scrapping my friend and scrapping cohort Deb badgered me into doing a digidare this week umm I think it was #182 a lift and flip challenge so I did my first dare page and lifted one of her fabulous pages (of course lol).

So here is my first ever digi dare page - My girls using Kaye's Spring Promenade Collab with Jena Desai

Credits here

and here is Deb's page that I lifted - Mexican Standoff

Well I think I have rambled on for long enough one day so I will go and pat the dog and do some other things before the day gets too advanced - bye for now :)


Carol said...

Oh my gosh, Pippi you are adorable, did you hear that? A-DOR-A-BLE !!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness Amanda, that face. (she reminds me of Lucy, the mother of the puppies I've been scrapping, trying so hard to fit in and not wanting to be a bother). Oh Pippi what a lucky girl you are to be picked by this family. Or ... hmmm ... did YOU pick them? Probably looking all adorable at the refuge.

Amanda I hope you have the most wonderful years ahead with Pippi and I'm looking forward to seeing many MANY pages.

Oh and by the way, you're welcome! :-)

amson said...

I love Pippi. She is absolutely gorgeous and just look at that silky coat. She seems to be settling in well. I have also fallen out of 365 - just too many issues and sickness at home so impossible to keep motivated. Keep going on the posts as I also pop in and need your layout inspiration. Where are you in Brisbane anyway?? We should catch up.