Gone to the Dog . . . show (Dog Gone Hop day 2 AND Upcyle Blog Hop)

September 17, 2011

Do you agree that dogs love everybody? They are very welcoming and accepting. Oh, and they LOVE attention. Today my dog is so well-loved that he is in two shows hops. (Read carefully at the end to know where to go next.)

If you are a good tracker, you'll be able to follow this trail.
If you are on the trail of The Dog Gone Fun blog hopp, welcome back for day two. You should have arrived from LadyLuvBug. If not, head to Haidee's created2Bunique to start at the beginning.

If you are here for The Upcycle blog hop a warm and juicy welcome as well. I am very interested in re-using/re-purposing. I love to help the earth in that way. I so enjoy thrift stores, garage sales and the like. I am not much of an upcycler in the sense of crafting, but the "shopping" gives me ideas. I am not an artist, but many things can be re-purposed for paper crafting as well. Our top scavenger is Tanya from Scrappy Scavenger. Tanya's blog is where the the upcycling starts. However, if you arrived from Creativity is Only a State of Mind with Brenda, you are on the right path.

First I have to tell you about my great thrift store finds that I am using for this hop. I found a sweet little pup that is just a bit outdated. (I really wanted to use an old, old ceramic dog. But No luck.) Next I needed a book that I could cut up. I wasn't sure which direction I was headed with my paper plan. I let the bookshelves be my guide! I found a book that had thicker, glossy pages. Perfect for what I had loosely planned. Even better, the pages were blank and white on one side. As I discovered that, I knew exactly where my creation was headed.

Here's the best part: This creation cost me less than $2.00!
The pieces I chose to upcycle:
Stuffed Dog--99 cents
Book--69 cents
3 Buttons--on hand
Glue--on hand

I hand punched the flowers and grouped two together to look like a daisy.

puppy is checking out the daisy flowers

Then I glued the daisies on to the dog to resemble the fur. I think he looks like a Bichon. And if not, then he is his own breed of dog!


side view

cute little tail

Are you having fun on this hop? Are you itching to run to the thrift store so you too can get started on a modern-day piece of art?!

Today I have Blog Candy. I am giving a $10 gift certificate to my Etsy shop Krista's Paper Cafe. To be entered in the drawing, you must be a follower and . . . Make a Guess at how many daisies are on the pup that I upcycled. (I covered his underside as well.) Be sure to leave a way to contact you. I wold like to know which hop you are following (Dog or Upcycle). By the way, I am currently having a sale at my etsy shop. Enter code HOPADOG to receive 15% off your order.

"Which way did he go? Which way did he go?" (click this title for surprise)
I know you are all smart pups. Read carefully where to go next depending on the trail you are following.
Dog Gone hoppers, your next stop is Ashley's at The Scrappin' Pink Piglet.
Upcycle hoppers, your next stop is my dear friend Jennifer at In My Little Corner.

28 comments on “Gone to the Dog . . . show (Dog Gone Hop day 2 AND Upcyle Blog Hop)”

  1. Hi, I am back for day 2 and I REALLY, really hope you will go visit my blog and read about what happened to us within an hour of finishing your hop yesterday:-)

  2. 210 flowers is my guess! (for the Dog Gone Fun blog hop)
    That is one of the cutest projects I've ever seen and I would have never even thought to do that! I love it!
    Can't wait to go check out your Etsy shop!

    ~Vanessa W
    baboo7192 at gmail dot com

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