Friday, January 25, 2008
Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #32
Wow... it's Friday again! Another crazy week! Can you believe that January is almost over?
It's time again for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge!! I did not follow the sketch exactly.. but I think it's close enough to pass, you think?
Have you seen the spring stamps from Stampendous? Oh my.... talk about adorable!! I don't have these, but a sweet friend stamped me some images... now I think I *NEED* them. I'm thinking I could ink up just that flower and the happy for other cards.... yah, that's it.
The pretty pearls on the egg are Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls. I got some for my birthday along with some new Copics too. LOVE those liquid pearls. The ribbon is the new striped ribbon from Stampin'Up! along with the designer paper.
Here's Beate's sketch! Hope you will play along this weekend. If you upload to SCS, remember to put the keyword WSC32 into the keyword section so we can all see your creation!
Stamps : Blossom Egg, Spring Flower (Stampendous)
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Spring Fling Designer Series Paper (Stampin'Up!)
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Copics
Other: Liquid Pearls (Pastel Raspberry), Baby Blue Stickles, White Uniball Gel Pen, Sakura Glitter Pen, Striped Bashful Blue Ribbon, Crafter's Tool Kit, Dimensionals, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.
Don't forget to check out all the the other weekend sketch bloggers!!!
Again, on a personal note, I can't thank you all enough for your support and emails this week. I'm very behind on my email, so please forgive me if I haven't responded to you yet. Oregon has a one bite law. Which means for me, since the owners of the dog rent, that the owner of the property has to be aware that the dog is vicious in order for me to turn in any expenses to landlord's home owner's insurance. I have notified the owner of the house, along with all my neighbors, about the attack and that the dog is back in our neighborhood. One time that dog is seen off a leash and I'm sure they will be charged again. I also heard other stories of more bite attempts by this dog. I cannot believe she screamed at me that their dog is not violent.
On a positive note, I got a phone call yesterday from a very brave woman in my area who actually fought to get all dog owners to be responsible for medical expenses in OR, despite the one bite law. She had her lips bitten off by a dog when she leaned in to give a friend a hug and didn't know there was a dog in the vehicle. She continues to have many surgeries ahead of her. Because of her dedication, I am, by OR law, entitled to my medical expenses and can take them to small claims court. At this point, my main concern is to get the dog out of our neighborhood so that my kids can feel safe again. She also gave me some other steps I can take to do that. Sara Weidenhaft is my hero.
Baylor had his stitches removed yesterday. He he is healing up very nicely. I am seeing my guy return too. :) I've learned a lot through this ordeal, and I tell you, I am feeling incredibly blessed that it wasn't worse and that his brother was there to help get the dog off. I also learned that if I had reported the other bite attempts to animal control, that the dog would not have been returned to them. I feel very guilty about that. I was trying to keep peace and be a good neighbor and made the assumption that they would be responsible after seeing their dog attempt to bite. From now on, I will insist that people keep their dogs on leashes and you can bet if EVER I see a dog even so much as growl at my kids, I am reporting it. I realize most dog owners are very responsible and I know we love our dog like part of our family, but attacking children (or anyone) cannot be tolerated.... even if it's chasing them on their bikes or nipping at pant cuffs.
Boy am I ready for the weekend! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you have some stampin time! After all, that makes a good weekend right? Thanks for stopping by!