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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sending Paw Prints Challenge #1 - pet themed thank you with PAW PRINTS


Hello and welcome to Sending Paw Prints first challenge!!!  I’m really excited that you are joining Sending Paw Prints today and very grateful for your support!

Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

Please be sure to check the "Card Guidelines" tab on the top of the blog or in the getting started section in the sidebar before entering the challenge or donating cards.

Although it’s not required to enter the challenge… it’s hoped that you will send the cards entered in the challenge to Sending Paw Prints or to your local animal shelter or rescue group in support of our furry friends!

This first months challenge is PAW PRINTS in honor of the blog name, Sending Paw Prints!  To play along… make any blank pet themed thank you handmade card… with PAW PRINTS!

Then leave a link to your card using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post. Please leave a direct link to your card and not just a link your blog.

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Joining Sending Paw Prints this month is Ike's Art.

A HUGE thank you to Ike's Art for sponsoring Sending Paw Prints first challenge!  Thank you so much for your support!


Ike's Art is generously donating a $15.00 gift certificate
towards any digital art stamps.

You'll want to grab some FREE Ike's Art digital stamps 
at Ike's World Challenges

Play along with Ike's Art design team at Ike's World Challenges

And check out the cat lover's challenge at Show Us Your Pussies

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Let's take a look at these fabulous
blank pet themed thank you handmade cards... with PAW PRINTS!

Inspirational Cards by Ike
Sponsor and Artist of Ike's Art Digital Stamps
Ike's World


Inspirational Card by Karen Howard
Using Ike's Art digital stamp Kitty2


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This challenge ends at 11:55 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  
The winner will be announced on Thursday, January 12, 2017. 
The next challenge starts on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Thank you for supporting our furry friends!!
"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Animal Shelters / Rescue Groups


Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

Please be sure to check the "Animal Shelters / Rescue Groups" tab at the top of the blog and in the getting started section in the sidebar. 

Sending Paw Prints currently donates blank pet themed thank you handmade cards to the following animal shelters and rescue groups. 


There are lots more animal shelters and rescue groups also working hard to save our furry friends!  When more cards are received than these animal shelters and rescue groups are able to use Sending Paw Prints will start donating cards to other animal shelters and rescue groups.

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Tri-Country Humane Society

735 8th Street NE
St. Cloud MN 56304

Website:
http://tricountyhumanesociety.org

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Ruff Start Rescue
PO Box 129
Princeton MN 55371

Website:
http://www.ruffstartrescue.com


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Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!
"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cards Received / Donated


Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

Please be sure to check the "Cards Received / Donated" tab at the top of the blog or in the getting started section in the sidebar after donating cards. 

This is where you'll find the following information:
  • confirmation that your cards have been received
  • an activity log of cards received and donated
  • the total number of cards received to date
Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!
"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Card Guidelines


Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

Please be sure to check the "Card Guidelines" tab at the top of the blog or in the getting started section in the sidebar before entering the challenge or donating cards.  I'll continue to update the information there.

CARD GUIDELINES:

Sending Paw Prints accepts cards that meet the following guidelines:
  • any blank pet themed thank you handmade card
  • no holiday or all occasion cards please
  • only handmade cards please, no store bought or pre-printed cards
  • acceptable pet themed cards include cat, dog, rabbit and small critters such as mice, hamsters, ferrets and guinea pigs (no wild animals please)
  • please leave the inside of the cards blank for them to write thank you messages
  • if using a dark colored cardstock please include a light colored liner on the inside of the card
  • standard A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) size cards preferred
  • please include the appropriate size envelopes
  • multiples of the same card are welcome
  • no thick or lumpy embellishments please
  • no loose glitter please
  • please no smoking while making or packaging the cards
MAILING ADDRESS:
Please send your blank pet themed thank you handmade cards to:

Karen Howard
9088 Country Avenue
Monticello MN 55362
United States

Please feel free to contact me at howardkm@tds.net with any questions you may have.

Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!

"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"

Saturday, December 3, 2016

First Challenge Starts Next Saturday


Hello and a HUGE thank you for all the support and wonderful comments!!!

Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

I'm getting super excited... the first challenge is only a week away now!  Today I've a bunch of paw prints, coloring pages, images and clipart links to share with you. 

Unfortunately there are no watermarked images to show so it's a list of links but definitely worth checking out. Some of the links have several images so be sure to look around.

PAW PRINTS:
COLORING PAGES:
CLIPART:
SILHOUETTES:
IMAGES:
I hope you enjoy creating with these paw prints, coloring pages, images and clipart and will come back next Saturday, December 10, 2016 to play along in Sending Paw Prints first challenge. 

Although it's not required to enter the challenge it's hoped that you will send the cards entered in the challenge to Sending Paw Prints in support of our furry friends!!!

Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!

"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"

Friday, November 25, 2016

First Challenge Only 2 Weeks Away


Hello and a warm welcome to those who are visiting Sending Paw Prints for the first time!

Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

The first Sending Paw Prints challenge is only two weeks away now and coming quickly. Is the excitement building?!?... I know I'm really excited!!!

Whether you find yourself without a lot of pet themed card making supplies or are feeling in the mood for something new to create with I've a fun digital kit to share with you today! I think you'll find it has a little bit of something for everyone! It's the Must Love Pets Collection by Salt Town Studio.



There are separate links to download the various parts of the collection (alpha, paper, elements, word art and journaling cards) so be sure to keep an eye out for that. There are a few paw print papers in the collection as well. 

In support of our furry friends I hope you will help spread the word about Sending Paw Prints and the upcoming challenge. If you share the Must Love Pets Collection please remember to only share a link to the digital kit and not the downloaded files themselves. 

I hope you enjoy creating with the Must Love Pets Collection and will come back on Saturday, December 10, 2016 to play along in Sending Paw Prints first challenge.

Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!
"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"

Sunday, November 20, 2016

First Challenge Coming Soon


I'm really touched by all the support and thank you for joining me in supporting our furry friends!

Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

Sending Paw Prints challenges will begin the second Saturday of each month. I've included a list of upcoming challenges in the sidebar so be sure to check it out.

I'm super excited for the first challenge which starts on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The first challenge will be to make any blank pet themed thank you handmade card... with paw prints.

To help you get started I've some fun paw print digital paper to share by The Cottage Market and Free Pretty Things For You. One pack of paw print digital paper has a colored background with white paw prints and the other has a white background with colored paw prints.



I've been playing around with printing the paw print digital papers and thought to share these tips.
  • The digital paper as downloaded prints horizontal (long edge at the top) on 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
  • I made a copy of the file and when I changed the direction of the image the digital paper printed vertical (short edge at the top) on 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
  • In the print settings I was able to print the digital paper with no borders so the digital paper printed all the way to the edge of my cardstock.
In support of our furry friends I hope you will help spread the word about Sending Paw Prints and the upcoming challenge. If you share the paw print digital paper please remember to only share a link to the digital paper and not the downloaded files themselves. 

I hope you enjoy creating with the paw print digital paper and will come back on Saturday, December 10, 2016 to play along in Sending Paw Prints first challenge.

Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!
"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Welcome to Sending Paw Prints!


Sending Paw Prints supports our furry friends by collecting blank pet themed thank you handmade cards and donating them to animal shelters and rescue groups for them to write heartfelt thank you messages to donors, foster parents and volunteers.

What you’ll find here:
  • Information about the types of handmade cards needed.
  • Where to send your handmade cards.
  • Confirmation that your handmade cards have been received.
  • Animal shelters and rescue groups the handmade cards are donated to.
  • Links to free digital stamps, paper and sentiments for your personal use.
  • Challenges to inspire your creativity.
  • Appreciation for supporting our furry friends!
Ways to support Sending Paw Prints:
  • Spread the word.
  • Subscribe to posts.
  • Follow by email.
  • Become a follower.
  • Play along in the challenges.
  • Share your favorite links to free digital stamps, paper and sentiments.
  • Send blank pet themed thank you handmade cards to Sending Paw Prints!
Thanks for visiting Sending Paw Prints!
"Pets leave paw prints on our hearts!"
 
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