THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

Woof there it is...  

Monday, May 16, 2011

A bunch of us love our cuddly canines right?  Or our Other furry little friends I bet! There are many organizations out there to dedicated to helping out our lap dogs, cuddly cats, and so on. One is that I can think of is called "The Animal Rescue Site".  This is taken directly from their site: "The Animal Rescue Site provides simple, effective, feel-good ways to address an urgent, specific need: providing food and vital care for some of the eight million unwanted animals given to shelters every year in the U.S., as well as animals in desperate need around the world". What I really like about their site is that with one click of your mouse you can help feed an animal in need for free and no obligation.  The sponsors of their website will do the rest and you can visit the site daily.  So think about bookmarking their page!
Bree, Illyse and I all are dog lovers and all of our dogs are rescue dogs.  That is they have not come from pet stores but from pet rescue organizations. We are all animal lovers. So we thought that the next challenge should be something that was personal to all of us.  But before I go into our next challenge, Bree even has something a bit more to share:

Recently while watching a TV special I heard about Tara the Elephant and Bella the Labrador mix who had became best friends at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee ( At about the same time I had started making cards for friends who had lost a pet - and they were always asking where I got them from. The idea suddenly came about - how could I help both people who lost pets and the elephants? That is how "Wipe Your Paws" then came into being. I make and sell a variety of cards and pet related gifts and ALL the money made is donated to the Elephant Sanctuary and the Humane Society - where our little dog Jackson came from. Both these groups are doing amazing work and no matter how small the donation - every little bit helps.
Wipe Your Paws -

Elephant Sanctuary -

Humane Society -
Okay so now on to the challenge is it quite an easy one, just show us your layout with your cat or dog and tell us something special about him/her.  Make sure to please link the layout in your post! This challenge will begin today, May, 16th and end Wednesday, June 1st. A winner will be announced on Thursday, June 2nd.    Now let us share our cuddly little loves with you!

Bree's Layout about.... Jackson

Illyse's Layout about.... Naomi

Christine's layout about.... Leila
 And lastly, here is the fun prize for one lucky and random winner!

  So hurry and get those layouts in!!! Link us up, share your layouts with us, post them on your blog and share with us in your post what makes them so special!  We can't wait to see your cuties!!!


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10 comments: to “ Woof there it is...

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    May 16, 2011 at 9:16 PM  

    Tooooooo cute!! And I have followed the elephant sanctuary for years... I am happy you highlighted them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Luisa
    May 18, 2011 at 9:42 AM  

    Great layouts ladies!
    How I link my layout up?

  • Erin R
    May 19, 2011 at 12:50 AM  

    here is mine

  • Karen Y
    May 19, 2011 at 6:38 PM  

    Here is the latest LO of my puppy, named Fenway whom we rescued last January and less then a week after we picked him up he was diagnosed with Parvo.

  • Jean
    May 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

    I saw that about the dog and elephant! We have a 10 year old, 80 pound golden retriever who thinks he is a lap dog. We cannot sit on the couch without him being right there with us. He still loves his frisbee too! Here is a link to my blog with some layouts of Bandit!

  • Karen Y
    May 22, 2011 at 4:02 PM  

    Sorry I didn't realize my link wasn't working. You can find my LO here

  • Kali
    May 23, 2011 at 8:54 AM  

    here is my cat cassy :D

  • Joelle
    May 25, 2011 at 8:46 AM  

    Here is mine

  • Jasmine
    May 27, 2011 at 2:01 PM  

    Just posted mine on my blog...hope you'll check it out! Sassie is a Westie, which means she is all WHITE,unless there is mud...which she always seems to find. She is my constant companion and has a great listening ear!
    A {Little} Dab of Glue

  • Nicolle Kramer
    May 30, 2011 at 7:19 PM  

    Awww..all sweet layouts of your furry friends...heres mine...


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