Monday, December 31, 2012

Candy Cane Dog

Many thanks to Margaret for giving me a much needed break.  With nursing a dog who had an exploratory laparotomy and an unprecedented blizzard in Arkansas (never before has a blizzard occurred in all the years records have been kept), which left us without power (thank goodness for my boy scout husband who had the foresight to purchase a generator when we moved here a year ago), my plate has been more than full!

Tonight I am sharing the Christmas card that my husband received from the above-mentioned dog, Schmitzy, who expresses his gratitude for being rescued from the streets this summer and nursed back to health we're up to 5 days with no vomiting - I know, TMI, but this is big becuase he has been so sick for over a month.  He is especially grateful for the yummy meals his new daddy, who is from New Orleans, provides him (since everyone knows that in New Orleans you live to eat!  Schmitzy has now adopted that philosophy, as well!

It is not a perfect image of Schmitz, but similar enough that it fit the bill.  I used a manly b&w theme.  There is actually ribbon behind the fleur de lis.   The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #186.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges - Christmas
Allsorts - It's as plain as Black & White

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b


  1. This is VERY attractive, from the black and white to the design. I thought this was Schmitzy even before I read your post! I particularly like the three embellishments...what are they made with? They are stunning! Really makes the card pop!

  2. Beautiful card and I love the story behind it. I love the black and white color scheme. Always a striking combination. Thanks for sharing your card with us. Happy New Year!
    NAncy SSW-DT

  3. A very classy looking card and what a lovely story about your dog,I really hope he continues to prosper.

    Four years ago we took on a rescue St Bernard's so can totally identify with the ongoing problems they suffer from neglect.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Such a sweet card, hope your little dog continues to improve. Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Hope you can join us again for our next challenge and good luck in the draw. Best Wishes for 2013.
    Hugs Diane x

  5. Such a fantastic card! Love the black and white theme and adorable image that you used. What great fleur de lis. Happy you could join us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  6. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  7. Love the Black and White - great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you and your 4-legged friend!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  8. What a stunning card! Love the black and white, so striking. Hugs to Schmitzy too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  9. Wow what a gorgeous card - the black and white is so elegant :0)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Forever Friends Challange and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  10. Hi, lovely card in black and white and a very cute image. Thank you for joining us at Songbird Challenge thes time, good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Charlotte

  11. So gorgeous, Kathleen!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon blog.

  12. that is so cute! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts and good luck!