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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Side Step Card for Neighbor...Can You Believe This?

Welcome Back for Day 3!
I am glad you have joined us this weekend for this amazing hop. Yvette has been celebrating her first blogoversary and we are all making "first" projects in her honor.
Today's card is a quick one because it has been hectic the past two days. First, (yes there is that word again) we thought our dog ran away on Friday. We went school shopping and when we came home she was gone. Now there is a story behind this, so I will keep it short. My daughter taught our dog to jump (She thought she could be on one of those dog shows for competition.). I know you are probably thinking there is nothing wrong with that. Well, she learned how to jump over our 4 foot gate in the backyard, so we (actually my husband and son) installed a 6 foot privacy fence last weekend. We thought problem solved. Wouldn't you?

As I was saying...we went school shopping for a few hours and when we returned she was gone! HOW?!?! After roaming the neighborhood for hours, calling animal service, knocking on neighbor's doors, doing lost dog tours...the next door neighbor came over with her. She caught her and she was in their kitchen. Yes, my daughter knocked on all the neighbor's doors except for that one. PHEW! The neighbor would not accept anything for "pet sitting", so...

I made a side step card (another new card I tried for the first time) for her and I am going to include a gift card for being so kind. This is the first time our dog has escaped from a 6 foot fence.  Can you just imagine?!?!
I used The Pet Pad from Recollections for the paper and images.

I found a template that was very helpful; therefore, I want to share. It is from Julie's Stamping Spot. She has written instructions at the top too.
If you are looking for a variety of folds that you are interested in trying, I found another site called Card Making Magic. There are about 4 or 5 new folds that I need to explore...the diamond top card, the springfold, the waterfall, and twisted easel. There are videos and pictures available. I am still going to make the tent card, but it will have to be later this afternoon. I will definitely post the first one I make.
Just a Reminder: There is Blog Candy.

I selected this embossing folder because it was the first time that I bought one that I already owned. Ooops! Please remember to leave your e-mail and blog address (if you have one). The winner will be announced Monday evening, Aug. 8th.
Be sure to visit Sherri now. She ALWAYS has amazing projects.
Thank you again for joining us this weekend. We hope you have found some new ideas to try. Be sure to come back and share what you have tried for the first time.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

42 comments:

  1. Sorry you had a hectic day. Not able to tell from your cute cards. I love the dog! Thanks CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
    callyannc@live.com

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  2. thank you so much for the instructions ..
    lovely work ..
    i have been following since a while
    hugs
    mallika
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  3. what a cute card. i've never tried a side step card. thanks for the instructions.

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  4. Whew! So glad you found your dog!! I know the feeling! We had a Boxer that used to jump our fence as well - it became a game (to her!)
    Your card is great! Thanks for sharing your firsts with us.

    http://msscrappycreations.blogspot.com/

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  5. Fun stair step card and great instructions! :)Amy

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  6. Adorable card! I have been wanting to make a stair step card so thank you for the instructions. :) Also thank you for celebrating with my sister this weekend ~ It has been so much fun!

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  7. Love the card! Thanks for the easy explanation. Can't wait to see how you will inspire us next. Hope your day is blessed

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  8. Whew -- glad you found your dog. Very cute card!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  9. So glad you were able to find your dog! What now, an 8 ft fence? LOL. Great card for your neighbor and thanks for the website for other cards! Great embossing folder giveaway...thank you!
    JenE, blossom93 at yahoo dot com

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  10. So glad you found your jumping dog AND for sharing this great card! It was great hoping with you this weekend. Doris :)

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  11. I can't even imagine how a dog could jump that high. Your card is so adorable, I know your neighbor will love it. Thank you for joining me in this hop and for the wonderful resource for making many more firsts. See you over at DCD. -Yvette

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  12. Yikes, so many kinds of cards I can't keep up with them. Thanks for sharing. So glad you found your dog. Our daughter's family lost their dog and never found him. So much sadness!! Thanks for the chance to win. Pam

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  13. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing how to make it.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  14. Wow! Very cool! You did great with the firsts :) Thank you for sharing the template as well!

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  15. This is my first time seeing this type of card. I will have to try for myself too. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. I am so glad the neighbor caught him for you! It's a funny story only because it has a happy ending -- I can just see the expression on his face when you pickedd him up -- almost like he wa say "What?" LOL!

    Such a cute card and I love the fold. Sure your neighbor was impressed!

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  17. love this card I have not seen one before.

    Linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  18. oh my goodness I know how you feel. We just moved to a new house and our dog gets out ALL the time. It is very frustrating and heartbreaking at the same time. I am happy you found your dog :) I love the card and the fold thank you for showing up a new technique :)

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  19. You did a fantastic job on your card!! I am SO glad you found your pooch:) It was fun being in the hop with you:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  20. Happy to hear your doggy got home safe. Terrific card, another one I haven't made before! :) I'll have to give it a try.

    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

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  21. I am so glad your puppy is safe! The card is just adorable and she will love it:-) I am on my way to meet a new granddog today - Boston named Molly, she has older sister, Lulu! Thanks for the fun hop...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  22. So glad to hear your dog is ok. Your neighbor will love this pretty and thoughtful card you made. I don't worry about my dog going over the fence, she digs and goes under.

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  23. Very cute side-step card! Awesome first time! TFS!
    ash2jay@aol.com

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  24. This is such a cute and adorable card, I know your neighbor will love it! Glad you found your fur-baby safe & sound! Thanks for the instructions on this side step card, will have to try it :0)
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this card Georgiana!! I've never made one of this and now with your measurements i will give a try:) Thank you!!! TFS
    Hugs

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  26. Glad you found your dog, and what a cute card came out of the situation!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

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  27. What a great card, I'm glad you found your dog!!

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  28. Great card, glad u found your dog! I know I
    feel when mine get out!

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  29. Hi Georgiana,

    I love your cute side step card!!! :) What a great idea!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  30. Hi Georgiana,
    You have made a great card as always!
    It was great to be on the Hop with you.
    I love jou're projects!!
    Hugs
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  31. Dog-gone cute card
    I have never made a side step card
    Thank you for the directions
    I am a follower
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
    perderg{at]q{dot}com

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  32. Love this card and the story behind it, Amazing dog!! Thanks for the link as well always interested in new ideas.
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  33. Your card is just adorable! You did a great job! Thanks for the link info for other card ideas. I am always looking for new things.

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  34. Oh wow, that's at neat design. Very creative.

    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  35. Georgiana, so glad your dog was safe and sound! It's a darling card that I'm sure your neighbor will enjoy. It's been fun being in the hop with you!

    Chris (Craft e Mama)

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  36. Great card. Thanks so much for the and the other sites.

    lebpab21408@yahoo.com

    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

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  37. You did a wonderful job, it's adorable!
    And thanks for the web site!

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  38. First ;) I love this side step card, TFS I think your neighbor will adore it!...and second, I totally believe your dog skills; growing up I used to have 2 dogs that where not allowed inside the house and they use to jump trough the little tiny bathroom window when my mom was not home, he he it was hilarious to watch such big dogs jump every time my mom went out the door... your story just brought back awesome memories, thank you!
    Have an lovely week,
    Liz
    unikebyyes@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm so glad your dog is okay!! Don't you love having really sweet neighbors like that?

    As always, your card is spectacular!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  40. This is such a darling card! I love that little puppy! And the step card is such a fun idea!

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  41. G- this is terrific; I didn't see it before. Thanks for providing the directions on how to make the card. Now I'll have to try it!! Why can't I ever have enough time?! Glad you found your dog and that she was okay. I was looking back at some old posts and wondered if you ever got the Campin Critters cart? I kept looking at it too and finally bought it at Michael's. My Joann's didn't have it when carts were on sale at $29.99, and not even online! So I broke down and bought it at Michael's for $39.99 during their sale last week I think it was. Now Joann's has carts for 34.99 this week. But I can't! I have too many I haven't used, and oh yes, I think A Child's Year is going to be worth it. Looking to make more using that cart. I love the silhouette design anyway. And the shadows fit so nicely!--Pat

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