Rainbows and Butterflies

Best of Butterflies, Four Frames, Apothecary Art, Stampin' UpThis is one of the rainbow techniques we’ll be doing at Technique Class this week.  It’s so much fun – and I’ve found a really easy way to get great results every time!

This card uses Baja Breeze and Pretty in Pink (retiring colors) as well as Primrose Petals and Island Indigo.  The butterflies are from the “Best of Butterflies” set, as well as the “Four Frames” and “Apothecary Art” sets.

As I’m writing this, I hear lots of snoring.  I think this time it’s Walter.  Walter is Rachel’s little dog.  Walter has a Gulliver personality but a Lilliputian body.  Because he’s so small, Walter often gets stepped on, bumped into or tripped over by the bigger dogs, and, because he’s a little old and cranky, the stepping, bumping and tripping get old fast.  So he tends to snap at the offenders – who are much bigger than he is.  And for some crazy reason, he thinks he can take them on.

After his second losing battle, Rachel brought him to our house to de-stress and recuperate.  He seemed so comfortable here, and Mike & I really enjoy him, so I asked Rachel if she’d just like to leave him with us.  So now we have a Walter.  Walter has made himself quite at home, and he and Hoss get along fine.  They look so cute together – Hoss at 160+ pounds and Walter at 25 pounds.  Walter has learned about the “after dinner treat,” and has taught Hoss that if you stop eating halfway through dinner, you may get a treat then and after you finish.  (They are very, very good at training Mike.)

My parents find this story quite entertaining.  About 30 years ago, I had a little dog, a bit smaller than Walter.  Mike & I had to be out of town, so Dad & Mom agreed to keep “Budgie” for a few days.  My little dog loved being warm, and the old-fashioned radiator heaters we had just weren’t cutting it.  She loved the wood stove at the farm and the homemade dog food Mom made.  When we got home and went to pick her up, she decided she was staying with “the grands,” who proceeded to spoil her rotten.

So now history has repeated itself with the new generation.  I’ll post pictures of the newest member of the family if I can get him to sit still long enough.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy, and have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Rainbows and Butterflies

  1. kaeleed says:

    I love your Walter story 🙂 We had an elderly mixed-breed herder dog with very long hair and arthritis. After a weekend when we were away, we brought the young lab-mix home and left the older dog with my parents, because they had time to brush her, and she preferred evening strolls with them over walking with me and the energetic younger dog. I kept telling my folks they could send her home whenever they got tired of her, but their cat loved her, so when they headed back to Florida in the winter, she went with them. I told people she retired and moved to Florida until someone asked me if that was a euphemism.


    • buffycooper says:

      Sweet story, Kathe! Walter is settling in and feels very comfortable here. It took him less than a week to train Mike to give him extra treats and to fix him eggs for breakfast.


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