Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pug Show Tidbits ~ A Blast from the Past!



I wanted to show you my new banner I made for my shows this month. Vistaprint.com has new vinyl banners in 3 sizes and indoor and outdoor weights.
Since I already have a large outdoor weight banner, I chose the smaller 3' x 1.6' indoor weight as I thought it would be lighter and easier to hang off of my table.

I am so happy with it, and it was practically free! Vistaprint.com is amazing! Their quality, prices and service cannot be beat!

Another fun thing happened at the show. I got to meet alot of customers that have been with me for over 10 years. Sue S. came to say hello with her 17 year old pug, Mario, and her 12.5 year old baby Mimi. She bought one of my decoupage pictures frames on Ebay that I made in 1998! I have not made them in over a decade. How fun to get this wonderful picture and a note from Sue when I got home telling me that this is her favorite photo of her first pug BB that she keeps in the frame.
BB

Sue with Mimi

Mario


Mimi


I cannot tell you how happy this made me feel. All of the wonderful friends I have made on this journey mean more to me than I can say. Emmitt has opened so many magical doors for me in my life.
I am so lucky to have him. :)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

17 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Love the banner! I had Vista Print make my daughter's graduation postcards and they turned out great!

Chrispea said...

The banner turned out well!! And Mario looks like my Louie. Two little old fellows. ;)

Tere said...

I loved the pics! Great display and cute cute puggies! Isn't it funny how many ways our puggies affect our lives? I tell my Pugsley everyday that I'm so lucky that he came to live with me :)

Hug Emmitt for me!!! I love him so much :)

Pearl said...

Awww Melissa, what a nice story! There really is nothing better than connecting with kind people through our pups.

Hi Emmy Pie!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom says the furry same things about ME!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Wow--what a great story!

wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Nevis said...

Great banner and love the story!! :)

GAIL said...

What a wonderful story and that is just the cutest picture frame.

Liss said...

Awww, that's so sweet. Pugs are great in so many ways.

Fannie said...

You have brought joy to many through your wonderful products. thanks for sharing your photos and inspiring stories.

you're great!

The OP Pack said...

What would we all do without our sweet pups?

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa!!! these are wonderful....

Whenever I need a smile I know I can get one right away by stopping here....

Hugs
Diana

Pearl and Daisy said...

The banner is adorable. And I agree - VistaPrint is great!

And awwwwwww!!! I just want to squeeze Mario & Mimi!!!

Also - thanks for asking about my class. I'm going to be teaching Personality Psychology! I'm really excited!

Sue

Liz said...

How wonderful to meet your customers and fellow pug lovers like that. I want to hold Mario and Mimi and kiss their little pug faces!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Melissa
What a neat banner! And what a cool story you wrote about. That must have brought back a lot of memories of when you made that photo frame. And it is so cherrished.
Mimi and Mario are precious sweethearts!
We are so glad that Emmitt has inspired you to put the love of art in your heart to share with all of us.
love
tweedles

Joan said...

Your new banner is awesome! I love it. That is so neat....we have met Sue from a Pug Group that she attends in Issaquah, WA!! She is a very nice person. Both my husband - Tony & I enjoy talking with her. Her pug Mimi is one extremely precious little puggie - that's for sure!
Have a wonderful weekend Melissa & Emmitt.
Pug Hugs,
Joan & Skippy

ocmist said...

I've seen your posted comments on many of the blogs I follow and visit regularly and after seeing the new post with your cards on Dozer and Cooper's Blog, I thought I'd come on over and visit.

I love your new banner and the shot of your sale setup. The story was great and the frame was fantastic. I might try something like that for some of my Corgi pics.

I checked out several of your posts and think I'm going to join your followers. I love needlework, and also draw with graphite or pastels, myself, so love to see other people's artwork.

Linda (OC's Mom - Country Corgis)
http://countrycorgis.blogspot.com/