I am constantly on a mission to win "Mother of the Year". You know... the silent award that goes to Moms who go above and beyond the call of duty. The type of mother who sits in a NOISY place for hours so her kids can have fun with friends... the one who drives their kids all over the place and does so with a smile. Sometimes you "lose" Mother of the Year for the day. Maybe on a day when your patience is wearing thin and you lose your temper for a moment. No worries though... you get up the next day and move onward toward that award... Mother of the Year. The Mother we ALL strive to be, right?
That leads me to my "excuse" for being MIA for the past 2 weeks. Over the Christmas holiday, my family and I spent a couple days with my Mother in Law and SHE had won Mother of the Year that
Let me introduce you to Puffle:
She is a Shih Tzu puppy, born into this world on November 28th, 2009. She is now a member of our family. :) I sat her in my light box to photograph her. LOL
She sat still for this ONE picture. LOL It's hard for me to capture her adorable face because of her markings on her face, but let me assure you, she is C-U-T-E and has an awesome personality. Here is what the majority of the photos from the photo shoot looked like:
Puppy on the move! LOL
Being a new puppy-Mommy is like having a newborn in the house. I know you pet owners are nodding in agreement. ;) Being a FIRST-TIME puppy-Mommy, I have been a tad overwhelmed (under-statement). I should have read a book... or made a "plan" first, but I didn't... so I have been winging it... and wishing the Dog Whisperer would come pay me a visit and train ME. LOL Thank goodness for my friends, who helped me through it.
Oh, and for anyone who is curious about her name, Puffle, she is named after a "pet" from a game that my daughters play called Club Penguin. Want to see a Club Penguin Puffle?
After many nights of little sleep and feeling like a zombie... I adjusted enough to STAMP. YAY! :)
I used my MFT Chick Flick stamp set for this card. I ADORE this image! SO "me". I LOVE watching movies.
I used a Sakura clear Glaze Pen to make my popcorn bowl shiny.
I even finished the inside off! (LOVE doing that)
Here is one more card I made:
Stamps: MFT Chick Flick
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Black, My Mind's Eye Love Me Do
Accessories: May Arts ruffled ribbon, silver brads, Copic markers, Janome sew mini, Sakura clear Glaze Pen, Prima burlap flower, SU brad, word window punch, paper piercer