Nueve’s Favorite “Holly Day” Card

(I hope you enjoy Nueve’s post today!  He worked really hard on it, with some “help” from his sister, Sixx.)

Nueve's Favorite Holly Day Card

It’s me! Nueve! Mom told me I needed to learn about the cards she makes so I can do a better job at being her helper.  She let me get on her ‘puter to look at some of the Kris Mouse cards she made.  Oh, wait! Sixx just barked at me…

Sixx:  It’s Christmas, Nueve! Not Kris Mouse.

Nueve:  Grrr! She thinks she is so smart just ’cause she is the alpha now that Great Aunt Muffy is gone.  Anyway, here is MY favorite holly day card from this year!

Nueve's Favorite "Holly day" card

Its got a Poisonous Etta flower on it. Poisonous Ettas can make puppies like me sick if we eat a lot of the leaves.   It could make us frow up, drool, and sometimes make us have the “bad potties”.  I haven’t had the “bad potties” ever, but I did frow up once. I swallowed a chew and … Oh, wait! Sixx just barked at me again. Grrr!

Sixx:  They are called poinsettias, Nueve.  The American Kennel Club says, “Due to the low level of toxicity seen with poinsettia ingestion, you are safe to use them in your house with caution. All reasonable precautions should be made such as keeping plants and decorations out of your dog’s reach and never leaving your dog unattended when decorations, plants and potentially hazardous foods are present.”

Little Miss Sixx Nueve's Favorite Holly Day card

Nueve:  Grrr! Sixx thinks she is so smart because she has obedience titles.  Anyway, I LIKE this card. It makes my stubby tail wag when I look at it.  It was my Mom’s favorite, too, and she sent it to my human brother who lives way out in a place called Washington with my Aunt Kia.  Mom made up directions in case you want to make one like it. She used to write up directions for her students when she teached science a long time ago before she got tired again. Oh, wait! Now what, Sixx?

Sixx:  She’s “retired” Nueve.  She didn’t get “tired again”.  And it’s “taught”, not teached.

Nueve:  MOM! MOM! Sixx won’t let me do my job! She keeps ‘rupting me when I’m trying to talk, and I’m being a good boy.

Sixx:  It’s “interrupting”, Nueve.  Just sayin’!

Nueve:  Anyway, here is where to go to get the directions:  Red Poinsettia Card Tutorial

Well, I’m off to wait for Santa Paws! I KNOW he will bring lots of toys and treats for me because I am a good boy! That’s my name!  Good Boy Nueve!

Nueve's Favorite Holly Day Card
Nueve's Favorite Holly Day Card


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Simply EMAIL ME ( to reserve your spot in a share. When your share fills (4 people), I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. I will begin sending out PayPal invoices December 29th. Please let me know which share you would like, and the email address you would like me to use for PayPal invoicing.

On January 4th, I will place the orders for all filled shares. Once I receive the products, my husband Kim and I will get to work, and cut, count, measure and package up your goodies pronto! Because I want to get your shares mailed out as quickly as possible, I will expedite my order to Stampin’ Up! Your papers will be lovingly wrapped and identified; ribbons will hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie; and embellishments will be placed into small bags. Once this task is completed, your shares will be sent out via the US Postal Service. (United States residents only, please!) If you wish to be included in the first round of shares, please email me by January 3, 2022.

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  1. As always, I love reading what Nueve and Sixx have to say. “Their” conversations are always a lot of fun! (But Ann, you really need to write a book!)

    That is a really beautiful card that “they” made! Thank them for giving us the directions to make one ourselves.

  2. Ann,
    That had to be the cutest and funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. I truly laughed out loud, so cute.

  3. I’m with Nueve, that’s a beautiful card. Although I think Nueve had it right–teachers get tired, and tired again, and again before they retire! Hope you had a Blessed Christmas one and all!

  4. I agree with Nueve, it is my favorite card too. Thanks for making me smile. Season’s Greetings to everyone.

  5. Lovely lady and great looking dogs. Thanks for sharing your story. Very enjoyable.

  6. Beautiful card, Ann, Nueve, and Sixx! (For any cat people out there, poinsettia plants are VERY poisonous to cats.) Keep them away from animals- Easter lilies, too.
    So happy we can make them on cards instead!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. Love your card and the dogs. Love seeing their pictures and writing. 🙂

  8. Oh my gosh, that post from Nueve was so cute and funny, “what a good boy, you are” sixx was cute too.
    this made me laugh. Sweet holidays to you and your families.
    Merry Christmas, oh the card was very pretty.

  9. Thank you for putting a grin on my face! Nueve has very good taste and I bet he likes tasting lots of things too!! This card is stunning.

  10. Merry Christmas to youall….wishing you a. Ery happy and healthy new year.

  11. Thank Good Boy Nueve for lighting up my early Christmas Eve morning. And I certainly agree – that card is a favorite of mine too. May you and your WHOLE family have a blessed and joyous Christmas.

  12. Oh, my, gosh, Ann… what a great read! Nueve should have a lot of fun working with the December Paper Pumpkin kit! There’s no way Sixx can correct him while he’s trying to be punny. Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for sharing your creative talents.

  13. Love these so much…you know you really should be a writer. Merry Christmas to all.

  14. I loved Nueve’s statements — ho!ho!ho! Merry Christmas to you Ann (and Kim).
    May the Lord grant you enough of everything.

  15. Besides being a wonderfully creative demonstrator, you are also a delightfully creative writer, Ann! I’m sorry to hear you “got tired again”! 😆

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