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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 you will send the cards entered in the challenge to Sending Paw Prints 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
  • any blank pet themed birthday handmade card with a thank you sentiment or no sentiment (for when donations are made for a loved one, family member or friends birthday)
  • any blank pet themed memorial handmade card with a thank you sentiment or no sentiment (for when donations are made in memory of a beloved pet, loved one, family member or friend)
  • 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!"
 
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