Dec 5, 2010

The Holidays with Sandy Claws

The majority of our holiday cards and packages have been mailed, if you have not received yours yet it is on it's way, so we wanted to share the story behind our holiday card theme. My favorite reality show is Deadliest Catch. My favorite boats are the Northwestern and the Cornelia Marie. Last year for Halloween I built a crab boat fishing set complete with an actual crab pot for our annual Halloween picture in honor of my favorite show. I called our boat the Southeastern. I got one photo shoot completed, during which I usually complete my test run and adjust the set as needed, but then Lucie got sick right before Halloween and I lost all focus on finishing the photo. During the worst part of Lucie's illness, Captain Phil Harris from the Cornelia Marie had a stroke and we were heart broken when he lost his good fight in February.

Last month when I started thinking about my holiday picture for this year, my husband recommended that I dust off my crab boat pictures and use one of them. He said it was a shame to let all that hard work go to waste. He is my biggest supporter! Thank you Ron! I love you! Being the perfectionist that I am, it was hard to use a picture that is not 100% spot on, but I pushed those thoughts aside, worked a little magic in photo shop and picnik and our holiday picture was created.

37 Treats:

Emma Rose said...

That is fantastic! We do not have those special talents and skills for photoshop :( But we love to look at what others create!
Great, great job!!!

Emma Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

What a very cute idea :)


Lean said...

wauw cool cards you made lovely dogs and so funny....LOVE IT>

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Great! LOVE it!!! Looking forward getting your card in the mail. Our will be out late this week. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Samantha said...

We got your card and were fascinated by it and loved the pix of the girls, but now we have more insight as to its rhyme and reason! You have a furry talented Mommy! It's a wonderful card!
Huge Hugs xoxoxo and we'll stop over to Miss Kylie!
Sammie and Avalon

Sagira said...

I love it, that is so cute!

pam said...

Well shiver our timbers ye all make a right good crew!

Bobo and Meja

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We received your beautiful card yesterday - thank you so much. It was wonderful to hear the story behind it. Oh how the Momster wishes she could be so talented with photoshop.

Happy Holidays to all of you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Our arrived on Saturday as well!

Thanks FURRY much!

It is extra khool to see the story behind it too!


Amber and Nala said...

Adorable, creative, and clever card!!


KB said...

Those look like very cooooool cards! Way to go!

Love the paw prints. I'd like to make paw prints of my dogs - thanks for the idea!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, looks amazing! How fun ;)

Maggie and Mitch said...

What beautiful cards with so much meaning! We love them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh your card looks wonderful! I got it today, Mum has not let me open it yet, she says we need a piccur!
Well done on being Kylie's Angel's this year, what a very nice thing to do.
~lickies, Ludo

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

We got our card this morning. What a lovely design! Thanks so much!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

WE LOVE your card!! We has it hanging on the mantle!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Honey the Great Dane said...

What a gorgeous card! You're so creative! And thank you for mentioning Piknik - my human never knew about them and always wondered how people edited and made those beautiful holiday cards - now she's going to check it out!

Honey the Great Dane

Maggie and Mitch said...

We got your beautiful card in the mail while mom was gone! What a wonderful surprise to welcome mom home! Thank you so very much!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sally said...

What a cute idea. Adorable.

Nice woooh

Lacy said...

woofs, bute ti ful loves it...

b safe,

Sally said...

What a beautiful card.
You looks so cute.
Happy weekend.

Nice woooh

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

Wonderful creativity your and your pup share... and here all along I thought the human hand made the best turkey... ;)

Happy Happy Holidays pup and family!
-Carrie and Ben

Three Dogs Long said...

Well, this post brought sniffles to our Mama....see she is a huge Deadlies Catch fan too! The Northwestern and Time Bandit are her favourites....but we hope the Cornelia Marie will be taken over by the boys! RIP-Captain Phil!

And.....our Dad's name is Ron too!!

BTW - Have a Pawsome Christmas, your holiday cards are beautiful!

(((Hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Oskar said...

We knew it was Deadliest Catch & we love it. It's hanging on the wall.

Nubbin wiggles,

Stella said...

Thanks very much, Stacy, for answering my question. I am unfamiliar with the show you mentioned but your card was fun and the girls look wonderful!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and Stella, who says thanks for the hugs!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Girls!!! You are the sweetest, kindest and cutest pups ever... THANK YOU for that very boo-tiful Christmas card and for the lovely gifts for us and mom!! You have touched us deeply and we want you to know that we love you heaps...

Sending lots of love, warm wishes and cuddles to you and all at home.

Your friends,
Huskee & Hershey

Sam said...

Mom loved you card - her favorite show is the deadliest catch too!


Clive said...

What a brillant card and we loved the story behind it so much!

Wish we knew how to photoshop here!

Have a lovely Christmas.

best wishes
Clive and Murray

HoundDogMom said...

Just stopping by to say HI and THANKS so much for our christmas pressies. We will have our post published soon, as it has been busy around our house. And then Mom has to do a basset transport today (12/21). She is super excited because she is delivery this girl to her fur-ever home. Again, thanks for our pressies and we look forward to keep track of your journeys. Cleo, Winston and Amiee

Samantha said...

That is a very cool idea for a card.

Thank you again for the wonderful Christmas gifts and card.

Have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year to you all. :)

sophie...^5 said...

Happy Holidays to all of you!

Katie said...

Just dropping by to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Licks and wags
Katie the Border Collie, Libby the Golden Retriever and all the rest of the furries and two-leggeds in my household!

Emma Rose said...

Just stopping back by to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Emma Rose

HoundDogMom said...

Arooogh, we love you. Thanks so much for all the great gifts. We love Santa so much, but Winston killed the squeak in the ball already. We did a post on it so make sure you check out sometime. We know things are hectic but wanted to let you know about it. And again, thanks so much it was truly pawsome of you. The HoundDogs

the 4 Bs said...

wow! we think that card is the most amazing beautiful card! your mom is so creative and talented.


Southbaygirl said...

happy new year addie, lucie and hailey!!! i hope you had a pawesome new years eve..we had fireworks here!!!



Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy New Year efuryone!
We wish you a lovely good year filled with good health and good laugh.
Thanks so much for the beautiful Christmas card, special hugs to all of you, hooman and pups!

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