Welcome to Raleigh - North Carolina's capital city - the site of today's teapot party! We're having a race, a dog race to be exact, and it's headed by none other than one of my favorite doggies, Brodie Layne! At last count there were about 42,000 dogs entered in the race...
Today we are having tea in honor of my long-time friend, Rachel Layne. We've known each other for more than 45 years. We both worked for NC State Government... back then we were young, thin, had dark hair, and were very mischievous! Well, we're still mischievous!
Brodie is Rachel's dog, a beautiful sheltie and one of the sweetest, gentlest dogs I know. Rachel is well known in the community for her great love of dogs and always has treats for any dog she encounters. Rachel has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had to give Brodie to another loving family as she is no longer able to care for him. But Brodie understands and still loves Rachel and that's why he's having this race in her honor. I do hope you'll make a card and send to Rachel as she could use some encouragement. I know of no group who could better accomplish this than Cindy's Teapot Tuesday Tea Partiers! Read about it here http://mothermark.blogspot.com
A regular sized card just wouldn't do today so I ended up with a 9 x 8 1/2 card! I had so much fun making this card for my special friend...
Date: Monday, September 13, 2010 GMT Views: 964
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 @ 7:41 PM
OMG! And I thought I made big cards! Snort! This is such a precious little scene you created in honor of your friend! Thanks so much for making a wonderful sample card for this challenge. And thank you for bringing Rachel to our attention so that we can honor her and brighten her days ahead! You did good......And you are a wonderful friend for Rachel!
I hope that mean ole Doberman did'nt give your little doggie a black eye!
Registered: October 11, 2009 Location: Cape Cod, MA Posts: 1393
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
What a sweet card for your friend. I love your magnolia image and your sentiment to go with it. Prayers for your friend, she has very difficult days ahead - I hope we manage to brighten her days as she starts receiving these crazy cards from us crazy women!
Registered: February 24, 2008 Location: MN Posts: 11484
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 @ 8:40 PM
This is just the cutest card...I love your darling dogs, and flowers...and the cutest sun. I'm sure this card will put a smile on your friends face. My prayers are with you and your friend...it's hard..I know..I just lost a long time friend from cancer.