Tuesday, September 7, 2010

You've heard When Life Hands You...

Lemons Make Lemonade.
But what do you do when...
the inside of your house looks like the tornado really did hit
because your darling puppy did not know what to do with himself
when said tornado was en route;
except for attack all of the pillows he could sink his teeth into???
MY creative answer...
after the deep breaths, and thankful thoughts
that he did not eat our entire bed...
capture the moment in a stamp!
Available now in the latest batch of Digital Stamps from the Pixie Cottage

Got Feathers? by ARTish

This week at
The Pixie Cottage our challenge for you, as always, gives you options...

go with our theme of FURRY FRIENDS or

create with our wonderful sketch...

or combine the two, as I did...

We're entering in the following challenges...

Twisted Thursday - Animals
Paper Romance - Furry Friends
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Animal Crackers
Cowgirl Sunday - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Cute
Moving Along With The Times - Stitching Paper Play - In Stitches

I Did It -Beige, Blue + one color

Paper Sundaes -Mixed medium (Copics + pencil overlay)

Stamptacular Sunday -Distress it

Upload your NEW creations to The Pixie Cottage CHALLENGE #35
for your chance to win Stamps from The Pixie Cottage


Want to meet the culprit?

(-good thing he's cute! )

Introducing with a capital "W"....


Yes, really, ALL 15 letters!

That's a whole other story...in short, imagine...

the pup with one ear up, one ear down comes for a trial weekend, by Sunday night things are going well, my fingers and toes are crossed, the kiddos are excited, Daddy says "o.k. he can continue to stay, but I get to name him." (not really thinking out the fact that he was leaving in the a.m. for a 2 week business trip) jokingly I asked the children, "So what are we supposed to holler out the door when we want his attention, "Hey, Whatchamacallit"?" They thought that was hysterical and fourteen days later that's all he had been called...Daddy was a wee bit perplexed, but the name could not suit this particular pup any better!

The night of the feathers has been memorable...

completely covering the dining room, bedroom, and hallways...

Good thing we were only gone an hour!
The scrapbooker in me shows, as I preserved authentic feathers in my creation...
(sewn up secure in a page protector)

recycled pillow coverings...
and played with my sewing machine dial while stitching..

Signing off with hugs and slobbery kisses :)
Here is a pic from his very first day with us 1 year and 3 weeks ago.

So, next time you find yourself staring at one of life's lemons

or a houseful of feathers find a little joy in it...

You'll be glad you did!


  1. ArTish, You are the best!! The image makes me laugh and your story sure shows how attitude is everything! Fabulous creation!!

  2. What a great piece of art. The card is amazing, and even more so when I see the story behind it. I just love the last picture though, your smile is contagious.


  3. Oh my - I love this card - love this story - love your dog! How cute and in hind sight, funny! I love that you saved the feathers and incorporated them too! Thanks for sharing all of this with us at Paper Sundaes this week. Hope to see you again next week!

  4. awww. how could you be cross with such a cutie... and love it when we can turn a negative into a huge positive!
    Your card is fabulous .. especially with the story behind it lol
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  5. AHhh He is such a sweetie, look Butter wouldn't melt in that mouth, he was just giving you craft supplies!!! Love how you worked it all in to the card, thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

  6. Love your post and your story, he looks a super doggie. I thnk your card is a fabulous reflection of what he did, you have created a super image and I love what you did with it.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
    Luv B xxx

  7. Great idea! And so many worse things he could have chewed on, right? Just like a child, you cannot stay mad at them.

  8. Awww I just love your story, he sounds about as mad as our dawgy!! lol
    Gorgeous card
    Thank you for joining us this week at MAWTT hugs Shell xx

  9. oh yes, it could have been much worse!
    he's quite a character~ couldn't love him any more! thank you all for the super nice words!!

  10. Love, love, love it.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  11. Bravo Tish! A truely wonderful creation. The way of preserving the feathers and the memory is inspired! I'm in love with your fantastic image.
    Sharon xx

  12. Tish, I know all to well about couch pillows. We only have 2 left from 2 different couches...Your pup is priceless and OH so cute and I love your lay-out TOO!!! My list of Digi's is growing.. KathyR.

  13. Haha.. i really like your card and the story!
    Everyone who had a puppy can recognize it.. Our dog (who's now well behaved... )had chewed three of our chairs away before we start thinking about giving him a bone....)
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  14. What a cute card and cute puppy It is an honor to have you play at Gingerloft. Great job

  15. stunning card...love what you have done here...thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  16. I LOVE the flying feathers on the image, and how incredibly clever to use the real feathers!!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  17. Dear Artish, I was touched by your story, especially how it ends: by a HUG! I salute the creator in yoy who immortalized a moment!On top of telling the story, you were even inspired by the colors of the destructe "object" up to including pieces on your project. Love the image, you put it to live extraordinarily! Love your sewing. Thanks for making me smile Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and hope to see you again soon.

  18. Oh that is just too funny! What an adorable puppy and your image is wonderful! (I just got a new puppy - I hope he doesn't do this -lol!) Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance this week. hugs, Angela

  19. This is so funny - but I am so pleased that he remained with you and he looks so cute.

    PS: Your card is brilliant - I love the recycling!

  20. Hehe - just like my card - "The Dog ate it!" LOL! Great card! Love the detail, coloring and of course, the inspiration!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  21. Hi Tish ~ This is a wonderful piece you've created! Such a delight to look at and your story so entertaining :D (I'm sure you didn't think so at the time!). We've enjoyed having you at Paper Romance!!!
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  22. Adorable card, adorable, adorable pup. Sounds like he found the perfect home. I love this image and your card. Thanks so much for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  23. I simply LOVE this card. Your image is so reminiscent of past pets that I have had too! What wonderful details!

  24. Lovely card and like how you put all the feathers in the card too. Nice to read the "behind the scene" story - fun and not so fun at the same time...
    Thanks for visiting and joining the challenge at IDIC!

  25. OMGosh this is too cute - everything! The story, the puppy & of course your creation! Nice use of thos feathers How clever of you...I love it! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  26. Oh sooo cute ! You the card and the woofer!

    Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations

  27. What a cute star you have there! Fabulous project and brilliant image - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week xx

  28. Too funny Tish! Being the animal lover that I am I totally loved your story! What a wonderful picture of you and your baby! Art comes out of life experiences. You must have one colorful life girl!LOL!

  29. Great story, great mess as well, and of course great card! Love the colour combination of brown and bleu and the image just made me smile! Thanks for playing along at SSC, hope you wil join again soon! Happy Crafting Gemma

  30. Absolutely awesome card. I love how you shared with us the pictures of the mess, and how you added parts of that poor pillow. Did puppy look guilty after this? It's perfect for our distressed challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  31. Absolutely awesome, great card. Love each detail and the image is fabulous.
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" and sorry for not being able to comment earlier.
    hugs Nana