Saturday, June 12, 2010

Meet Tucker...And A Thank You


The boy and his grandpa walked side by side, the sun shining so that their figures where silhouetted against the vast cornfield. One was a rookie, the other a veteran. One asked question upon question, the other answered kindly and shared his knowledge of all things past. They were a good team, the boy and his grandpa.

Meet Tucker Rocket Ready, the red boned coon hound puppy given to my oldest boy by my husband's father. I personally didn't want the expense of another puppy and I didn't think my son was old enough to take on the responsibility. That is, until I recognized the importance this one puppy held for my father-in-law. He wanted to share everything he knew of his favorite past-time of coon hunting with his grandson that has the drive to be the next Wilson Rawls. I gave in and he arrived home today. Wiggly little fella, and oh so darned cute.

I don't have any cards to share with you today...I am making a few keepers and tossing a few rejects for the next round in the Papercraft's Gallery Idol Contest. Thank you to everyone who supported me during the first round, it was so very much appreciated! I will treasure your comments and this experience for a lifetime. Little did I know that less than a year ago when I stared this blog (ironically when my husband and son where out coon hunting with the father-in-law) that I would have met so many wonderful people. Thank you.

24 comments:

  1. Woohoo on the Top 15! And your new pup is SO cute!

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  2. Exciting adventures for all... congrats again, the creative cards will come, don't stress.

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  3. PUPPIES ARE A HANDFUL!!! :) Yours is a doll. I love those big floppy ears. I wish I had someone who could help us train ours. I'm afraid we're running blind....I can't believe you've only had your blog up for a year. Surely you were crafting long before that, though.

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  4. tucker is just adorable, karen:) have fun with the next idol round!

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  5. his is sooooooo adorable!!! look at those cute doggy eyes! =) congrats on your new family member!

    i don't think i had a chance to say Congratulations to you for making it to the second round of the Gallery Idol!!! so well deserved and i LOVE your beautiful modern card! can't wait to see what you made for the next round! =) have a happy weekend!

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  6. I'm not surprised about your success with the Gallery Idol - your art is amazing!

    Tucker is so CUTE! What a doll - he looks very young - that will be a lot to handle! Are coon hounds easy to train? I don't know a thing about them!

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  7. oh these photos are so so cute!!! adorable!!!

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  8. Tucker is a doll! Congrats on the top 15! I will be voting for you and good luck!

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  9. okay, you MUST heard me "woot woot" when I read your name....seriously karen...I was thrilled to see you in the top 15...your style is shining through my friend and I couldn't be happier for you.

    Tucker Rocket Ready...soooo cute!!!

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  10. oh he's adorable... good luck in the 2nd round! Can't wait to see what u make!

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  11. SO CUTEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    I love puppies! :)

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  12. Thanks for the "shout-out" on my blog! What an adorable puppy! I just kept staring at his picture for about 15 minutes!!!!
    Absolutely love all of your amazing cards! You are one talented lady!!! Very inspiring!

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  13. I'm so glad you made it into the next round of Gallery Idol! I can't wait to see your next card. Good Luck!

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  14. Sweet, dear Karen- that is one adorable puppy. I don't envy the work he will be, but I do, with all my heart, appreciate the reasons you welcomed him! I'm sure Tucker Rocket Ready (so great!) will be a great fit! :)
    When I read the next card subject for idol I just about squealed- SO up your alley!! You will rock this round too!!! :)
    Thank you for your sweet comments- I enjoy them more than you can imagine!
    Have fun creating!

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  15. Awwww, isn't Tucker the cutest! Good luck with the puppy stage...so much work, but so worth it!

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  16. He is the cutest thing EVER!! Congrats on your continued success. The art you share with everyone deserves a big thank you to you!

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  17. Tucker is such a sweetie! Puppies are the best!

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  18. What a darling puppy! I hope he brings your son and the rest of your family many fond memories for you all to treasure.

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  19. Just had to stop by and say CONGRATS on making the Top 15!!!!! I'm SO EXCITED for you! That new puppy is so stinkin' cute!!! Who could resist a sweet little face like that?!?!

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  20. Oh Karen, you are weak! In all fairness though he is too cute and no reasonable mama would have been able to resist! Best of luck on the next round.

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  21. He is so cute! I wouldn't be able to resist this face, either!

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