Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Meals on Wheels...for pets too

On Wednesdays, I DRAG my teenaged son with me to deliver meals to seniors in our city who are unable, for one reason or another, to grocery shop/cook for themselves.  For some, the lunch we bring is the only meal they will eat all day.  It's a wonderful program, one which is mutually beneficial to the recipiant and myself and son.  Although he grumbles every week, I know he "gets it" and feels  good about making a difference in someone's life.  I especially love when an older gentleman tells him to take care of his momma because I won't always be there to clean up his messes.  Of course Jacob just smiles and mumbles a "yes sir" and rolls his eyes when I high-five the man. 

Anyway, one of the men on our route has a "vicious" weenie dog that growls and barks at us every week.  I thought he must feel left out so this week I made him his own "Meals On Wheels."  It's a simple dog house treat box that I found in the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cricut cartridge.  I filled it with little bone treats that match the paper perfectly.  If I had known his name, I would have made a nameplate for the front (I'm pretty sure "Little Shit" is not his official name).   My own 2 dogs were a little put out that I was giving away their treats until I explained, in great detail, that they were taking part in a worthy cause and they should feel proud.  Yeah, that's didn't go over too well and I had to give them a few of the treats.  Here's the box:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tricked out Treat Boxes

I was recently asked to teach a Spotted Canary class called, "Tricked out Treat Boxes."  I picked up the instructions today and went right to work.  There are a total of 5 projects that utilizes a few pieces of cardstock, a Die-Cut mat pad and various stickers.  I was very limited in the papers and embellishments, but after the class I can bling them up to my style.  Here is the Treat/Gift bag:

Next is the Slide Cover Box.  I put a wrapper on a few chocolate Nuggat bars and put them inside:

The last project that I took pictures of was the "Halloween Book."  The circle in the center flips aroung and on the back side is a skull sticker. 

There are 2 other projects, a Pyramid Box and a "J-Card" which is a matchbook card on steroids.  I'm still working on those and will post pictures when they are ready.  Hopefully people will like them and sign up for the classes.