Saturday, October 22, 2011

Adopt A Shelter Pet Hop

Hello, and welcome to A Little Bit of  Detail and the Cooking With Cricut "Adopt A Shelter Pet Hop"!  October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, but we wanted to celebrate and honor all of our furry friends!  If you've come from visiting Adrian you are in the right place.  If you just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to Cooking With Cricut and start at the beginning.

I am so thrilled to be a part of this blog hop because it means so much to me.  Last May, after the tornadoes tore through Alabama, I adopted a shelter dog. Her name is Ruby and she is a 3 lb. 4 year old, Maltese. She is the sweetest little dog ever! You can see a photo of Ruby on the right of my blog.  She is joined there by Jack and Magnolia, my two other little dogs.  I decided to make a Halloween card to take to the shelter and thank them for taking such good care of my sweet Ruby while she was in their care.  My class at school is collecting items for me to take to "treat" the animals at the shelter next weekend.  So here is my card.

I created the card using the Nate's ABC's cartridge.  The little dog, bowl, and the words Doggy Treats are all from the Nate's ABCs.  The "Trick or" stamp is from K Andrew Designs

I added a couple of puffy pumpkin stickers to the sentiment.  And I also added some puffy stickers to the dog bowl.

All of the paper I used to create the card is from K&Co.  The crinkle ribbon is from My Craft Spot.  And here is the inside of my card.

Isn't this just the perfect sentiment.  All of our furry friends are our best friends for eternity.  This stamp is from Joy's Life.  And I added a few more pumpkins to complete the look.  


  I will be giving away a Halloween Puns set of stamps from Joy's Life.  This is the set that includes the
 "Best Friends for Eternity" stamp.

If you would like the chance to win the stamp set, just follow my blog and tell me something about your favorite pet.  The winner will be randomly picked on Wednesday.  

Now it is your turn!  Link up your pur-fectly wonderful pet themed project at Cooking With Cricut.  Here are a few guidelines.

   Must follow the challenge topic
   Must be a new project for the challenge.  No back dated post please.
   Must have a link back to the post on your blog.
   Must link your project post through inlinkz and not just post your blog
   Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
   You may gladly combine challenges...we love to pile it on TOO!

The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop.  There is also a prize package for just leaving us some love (a comment on the CWC blog).  One catch, those leaving comment s must be a CWC follower.  Each prize winner will receive  a $20 gift voucher from  The Design Team's top three will each receive $5.00 gift voucher download

Thanks for dropping by.  Now head on over to the wonderful  Madison and see what she has cooked up for you.  



  1. love your card and the dog from Nates's ABC's is perfect.

    One of the many things I love about my dogs are, they are snugglers - they love to jump up in the chair, couch, bed and just snuggle up as tight as they can against me.


  2. Love your sweet puppy card, Bama Girl! Your Ruby is just precious -- as are your other fur babies. And what an awesome way to thank the Shelter Staff.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  3. I love the dogs dish its shaped so well.
    Wonderful stamp set
    Well my fav pet is our pet dog cocker spaniel and he is so enthusiastic and loving and his only mission in life is "PLAY"!! I love his spirit and enthusiasm!


  4. this!!!! I don't have any favorites when it comes to my fur babies. Past rescue yorky "Kodi" and "Harley" were my answer to more children when my boys went into the I have added Rascal, Trixie, Biscuit and Baby Bear (who is expecting in 3 weeks.) My mom had a maltese which died shortly after she passed away...they were just inseperable.

    Patti Ross

  5. Adorable card, and it is sweet for you to give it to the shelter.

    My favorite pet? I can't choose between my kitties. We have 2 sweet kitties, Friday Night and Prince Phillip. They are both special in different ways.

  6. Ok, how many adorable puppies can I see in one day? Ruby is the cutest. I love how you went to the shelter to get her. And the card you made is so clever and adorable. I am sure they will appreciate it!! One thing I love about my Chuck is that when it is time to eat, he brings me his bowl and then when I say, "Chuck, what about Rocky? he runs all over the yard and fund Rock's bowl and brings it to me too! Great hopping with you!
    ~Madison CWC DT

  7. What a great thing you did by adopting Ruby. And your card is precious. How fun for the kids to gather treats - what a wonderful gesture. I also have a recued dog. He was my retirement gift to myself and he is just goofy - a dachshund/jack russell cross - can you imagage? So much joy. I've had your blog on my sidebar and now I'm a follower.

  8. Charlotte, your babies are just too cute! I love getting this chance to see evryones fur kids! Sweet card and thought behind it as well!
    CWC DT

  9. What a sweet story and perfect card to go along with it! That is nice of you to bring in treats for them! They will love it! Jill♥

  10. charlotte! omgoodness... girl... after you go "shelter" you do not go back... dogs there know that you are SAVING their lives.. because they are the sweetest dogs ever! congrats on your new bundle of furry joy! And let's just say... that a dog bowl is not a dog bowl until it's blinged!!! LOL!!!

    Something about one of my dogs... Kramer my older one... as soon as he sees us open the coat closet he grabs his and sits in front of the door just waiting for his turn! smart pants!

    -- dalis
    PS. I tried to find the google follow block to follow you but can't find it.

  11. I love the the card. The saying is too cute.

  12. I love your card! Thank you for sharing. My favorite pet was my blue and gold macaw I had. He brought us hours of entertainment at a time just by watching him! He's no long with us but I think of him all the time!

  13. Love - Love - Love your card....
    I had (she is with Jesus now) Miss Puppy America. A little black Cocker that I miss so. Her names was Samantha. I used to call her Miss Puppy America and she was always at my side. Yup I miss her. Thanks for brining back wonderful memories.

  14. Whata cute card, Charlotte!! I LOve the bling on it and think it is so sweet to bring this to the your furry friends pictures too!!!


  15. such a pretty card.

  16. Great card and love your babies!
    I recently adopted Lucy and have Tiny (maltipoo) and Moto (Shar-pei) ~CWC DT Gaby

  17. Adorable card, those puffy stickers are a nice touch. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

  18. What a great idea! How thoughtful to send a card to the shelter that your own puppy came from :) the card is super cute too :)

  19. What a great idea to to thank the shelter. I adopted a a small mix from the shelter, she was a "foreclosure dog" Now she is always by my side.

  20. The card is so cute. I love that play on works trick or doggy treat! What a great idea. You are a wonderful pet owner and your pups are blessed to have you!

  21. Just adorable!!! So sweet. My favorite pet right now is my fat cat Butters. I am a big animal lover. I sit at my window and watch foxes deer chipmunks raccoons. Sometimes I think I'm Ellie Mae LOL
    I am new follower #340
    Thanks for the chance to win,
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  22. Oh so sweet of you to give a dog a home! :) And what a fantastic idea to give back to the shelter just a little of what they gave you in your Ruby. She is just a little doll. :)

  23. Super cute cards! I adore my lab, she is just like one of the kids. She lays at my feet when I craft. She weighs just over 90 lbs... I have tripped over her many times! Already a follower! TFS!

  24. Cute cards, love your sayings. I'm a follower. I'm not saying that Cookie is my favorite (covering my other dogs ears) but she is always at my side, if not trying to claw her way inside my shirt if it gets chilly out. LOL She looks a lot like your little Magnolia.

  25. OH WOW!! Your card is so adorable!!! Fantastic job!!

  26. Oh my gosh, this is so adorable, Charlotte!! I love how you blinged the dog bowl!! Awesome card!! The favorite thing about my cat is that I never was a cat person before...strictly dogs...but she has made me a cat lover :) She and her two sisters were born here to a feral momma who abandoned them and they have been our pets ever since :)


  27. The dogs are awesome. My favorite pet is mine..he is a 5 year old golden lab...named Budweiser and he is just the biggest baby. He is very gentle and so loveable. It's too bad he doesn't realize he is not a lap dog as he weights a

  28. Oh Charlotte, you always make such incredible projects... and this is no exception. Both the card and especially the purpose for it are so sweet. It gives me warm fuzzies. :o) What a blessing you are! The sparkling dog bowl is amazing and I *love* that puppy and the happy papers you used. And the sentiment is PERFECT! Excellent work... it is going to be cherished. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!