Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm sure I can blame this on Cami

I've been busy tonight making Valentines.
I mentioned to Cami that I wanted to volunteer at our local humane society. I'm an animal lover. It made sense to me. She said, "Why on earth would you want to do that?" (those who know her, can't you just hear it?!) So I explained how I was an animal lover and I was looking for some worthy cause to which I could donate my time. It made sense to me. Well she had other ideas. Better ideas. ;) She said, "Why not call local nursing homes and see about taking your dog in as a visitor? I think your time would be much better spent working somewhere they aren't euthanizing animals." So I got on the horn and made a few phone calls.
How do we get from dog visits to Valentines you might ask. Here's where I'm blaming Cami. I went in for a volunteer orientation. Seems all they need to allow a dog to visit is their vaccination records. Good deal. Any of my dogs would be great for the job but I'm thinking Sadie, my Golden Retriever would be the best received. Back to Valentines. The director asks if I have any other talents I might like to share. So I went down the list:
singing, cooking, reading, paper crafting . . . he interrupts with a raised brow and a wiggle in his seat (he was a little gay) - paper crafts?
Here's where the Valentines come in. I said, "Well, I suppose I could come in with some simple card designs so the folks could make some greeting cards." He pounced.
So here's what I've come up with so far. The complicated parts of the cards will be pre-assembled. He only expects eight at the most (probably more like five) so it won't be too time consuming to do. What do you think? Cute? Simple enough?

And this is what it looks like when creative juices flow all over my desk. No wonder I don't craft too often! Somebody (me) has to clean up this mess!
oh yeah, inspiration from 2Peas, like always.
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Dragonfly said...

those are very cute and I love the idea of you bringing the dog to visit. I bet Sadie has a little "wiggle in the seat" too!

Not sure what is up, but since Miss Clementine is hoping you feel better, I do too!

Steph said...

Definitely a better way to spend your time.. and wow.. singing... I know you would make many an eye light up with your amazing voice. I am sure whoever shows up for card making will absolutely love it.

gaylen said...

Those are beautiful cards - good on ya for doing something to make others feel better. The dog will have a great time. I so wished my hounds behaved better . . . g

RedRhonda said...

I can soooooo hear her saying it! And your Valentines are super cute.