The Muffy Chronicles…The Last Show

Stories do not always have happy endings…and so it is with Muffy’s quest for her Grand Champion title.  She showed like the rock star she is.  I could not have asked for her to show any better.  She was indeed pulled out for a look on Sunday, but did not get the nod from the judge.  Our goal was to earn the title before her first litter. We started our quest too late, and just ran out of time.

Muffy had a wonderful show career, garnering Best of Breeds and group placings, including a coveted Group 1 placement.  I was honored to see her vie for Best in Show. Not every owner gets to say that.

But now it is time to say good-by to the show ring.  She is entered in one more series of shows the first weekend in December, but whether she gets to show in them is up to Mother Nature.  My guess is that she will be carrying her first litter of puppies by then.  Muffy will make an excellent mother, and I can hardly wait for our batch of mini-Muffins.  Of course, you will be with her on every step of that journey.

Am I disappointed that she will forever be just one win away from being Grand Champion Cimarron’s Do You Know the Muffin Man? Of course I am.  But when all is said and done, she is still my best friend.  She still makes me laugh. 

She still reads my mind.  And her beauty still takes my breath away.  Just like clothes do not make the man, titles do not make the dog.

Until next time…

Weekly Deals and Specials…An Information Round-Up

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The Stamp Review Crew: Kinda Eclectic Version

Welcome back for another round of inspiration from the Stamp Review Crew This week we are featuring Kinda Eclectic. I am #8 on the hop. You may have just left stop #7: the talented Deb Courier. If so, you are in the right spot.  I hope you enjoy today’s hop!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Depth and dimension! I am always looking for ways to add interest, as well as depth and dimension to my cards.  In this case, the Always Artichoke leaves were snipped out and popped atop dimensionals, while the Cajun Craze butterfly was stamped twice, punched, and layered.  Burlap ribbon adds texture.  For a slightly different effect, I added two snipped banner ends.

    • Feeling sentimental!  After inking the sentiment which comes with this set, I snipped out the single word “kindness”.  I love how the script looks as part of this collage.

      • Accents! Venetian Crocheted Lace was added to the bottom of the image mat, as well as a Tea Lace Paper Doily.  Of course, just like Jello, there is always room for pearls!

        I received this set at Convention, and today marks the first time I inked it up.  What in the world was I thinking, waiting this long? It’s an awesome set! While I elected to dirty my card up and use every stamp in the set, I can’t wait to explore the cleaner side of this set’s personality.  What do you think of my attempt at a mini-collage? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment?  And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry along to #9 on the hop, Adriana Benitez. If you get lost along the way, visit The Stamp Review Crew for a list of all the hoppers.  Until next time…

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