National Dog Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Dog Day Blog Hop!

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I am excited to have you hop with us in celebration of National Dog Day which is tomorrow, August 26th!  We’re coming to you a day early to remind you to hug your pooch, give extra treats, go for an extra long walk, etc all day long.  Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a crafty project involving, you guessed it, a DOG, so you’ll find lots of unique ideas having to do with dogs. We hope you’ll enjoy each project along the way.

Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some blog love and to qualify to win a prize.  It would be nice if you would follow the blogs as well, but it’s not a must.  The prize, offered by our host, Haidee, is a $15.00 gift card to your choice of Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann.  Pretty nice, right?


If you came from the talented Robin’s blog, you are in right spot. But you want to start the fun at Haidee’s blog if you happened to arrive at my blog first!  Now on with the hop!

With a blog named after my dog, how could I not participate in this blog hop?  I’ve got a couple of projects to share with you today:

My first card, an accordion fold, involves dogs in a round-about way.  I made it for a woman who teaches and competes in dog agility.


The card uses the various obstacles on the agility course as the inspiration for the birthday poem.  I couldn’t find the proper embellishments, so I down-loaded clip art and converted them to cut files.  I’d love for you to see the inside of the card, so if you click on the image, it’ll take you to the gallery.

Next is a card I made previously, but I wanted to share it with you because it’s a little different and might give you some inspiration to try a similar project.  I was asked to make a card to say thanks to a professional photographer for using my friend’s dogs in a photo shoot for a dog tricks book.  Click on the card and it will take you to the gallery.  See if you can guess what the trick was.


Did you guess the trick?  I’ll tell you just in case…it was a small dog walking a big dog on a leash.

This is one of the few times I dusted off my Cricut and used it.  I’m not sure why I don’t use it more because I love the cards I can make with it.  Is it me or does it seem to you Cricut users that their cards are “meatier”, having more layers and dimension?

I’m a big dog lover, so I have lots of cards involving dogs.  Do you want to see one more card?  I’m going to hope you said, “yes” because here’s another.


This was a real simple card to put together, but I just smile every time I look at it…it reminds me of my dog, Katy (did you see her at the top of the page?)  Katy takes her food very seriously.  This was created as a note card, so the inside was left blank for my hand-written message.

There are many more dog themed card in the gallery if you have the time and the desire to visit.  Oh and check out my scrapbook pages as well as they feature all my dogs, past and present.

Your next stop is my blog hopping buddy, Alicia.

Here is a list of the line up just in case if you get lost:

Come back to Haidee’s blog, Thursday August 27 to see IF you are the WINNER.



35 Responses to “National Dog Day Blog Hop”

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  1. all 3 cards are great! the pop up is phenomenal! great job! I can see how Katy inspires you!


  2. Okay, your 1st card blew me away.. then I thought wait!! I just bought a die this weekend from Scrapbook Expo like that, LOL I love it!! Thanks for all the details
    then your 2nd card is super adorable
    plus, you 3rd card was like this girl is rocking lol TFS your talent with us and all your creative ideas!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks Haidee! I have all those patterns for cut files for the accordion card, so if you want them I’m happy to share them. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

  3. Nancy says:

    I too am a dog lover, and these cards are awesome! I especially like the 911 card!

  4. Iva says:

    Great projects!

  5. All three of your cards are so cute! I love the first one with the obstacle course!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Sarah. That card was a challenge to put together but now that I have it all saved, it’ll be a snap to make another should the need arise.

  6. Theresa says:

    Great projects.

  7. Shawn says:

    Great cards

  8. karenladd says:

    Love all your fun projects but the 911 call card really tickles my funny bone!

  9. Robin says:

    Wow, these are wonderful projects. Such a cute and unique blog you have here. .Love it.

  10. love all of your cards!!

  11. All your cards are great! Loved the trick, too.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks! I never got the opportunity to actually see the book I mentioned in my post. I would love to have seen the actual picture of the trick!

  12. Dianna D. says:

    Your cards are awesome! I’m sure the recipients loved them!

  13. I was laughing my head off at the second card! My cats can be the same way! They don’t bark, but will follow you until they’re fed and then eat like they’ve never ate before. lol Cute cards!

  14. connie says:

    What a great bunch of cards!! Love the gallery pics!!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Connie! I’m glad you went to the gallery as well so you could appreciate the “innards” of the cards as well.

  15. Cute cards! What an inventive idea for the trainer card! CUTE 🙂

  16. Claire says:

    TOTALLY PAWsome projects ! LOVE your sweet fur baby and the design and posts on your blog. Thanks for sharing your love of our babies.So glad I clicked on the card to see the awesome detail inside!
    Please stop by & PAW the likely button for our Peaches @ Yorkie Peachy Girl on FB.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks Claire! I’m so happy you stopped by and I will definitely check out your FB page. I’m going there now!

  17. Debbie says:

    Absolutely adorable

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