Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fun ~ The Countdown has begun!

Hi everyone!

Happy Happy Friday!

My mom and Auntie Melanie are on a plane to CA today to attend the San Diego Pug Party!

Our buddy Bogart is here helping Moe and I get ready for Partypalooza 2010 happening all next week on our blog!

Please come by anytime you want!

We have lots of food and fun all waiting for you!

Bogart cannot wait for the fun to begin!
Please tell all your friends that the countdown has begun...

Only one more sleep and the celebration will begin!



Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dog Sweater Vests ~ The Mmm Mmm Good Collection

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am so excited to release a new collection of Dog Sweater Vests!

The Mmm Mmm Good Collection!

Available in 4 delicious varieties...

Split Pea w/ Ham

Grandma's Chicken Soup

Beef Stew

I just love all of the new colors and flavors!
Our Sweater Vest Gallery is so colorful and festive.
It is so fun to see them being enjoyed by so many doggies.
All of our sweater vest are available in our Etsy Shop.
If you do not see the colors or sizes you are thinking of, please contact me. I am happy to make custom sweater vests for you.
Anything is possible!
m & e

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art Mart ~ Boulder, CO ~ Grand Re-Opening

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to announce that Art Mart has moved to its new location on Pearl Street and is now open for business.

After a 4 month closure, our Pug Notes Booth is now open too!

Emmitt and I are so excited for them!

The new Art Mart Store is fantastic!

If you visit Pearl Street in Boulder, CO stop in and check out all of the wonderful art created by local artists.

Melanie and I are so honored to have our art included in such a wonderful store!

We are off in a few days to San Diego and Seattle to show our bear and pug art together on the road!
We are so excited!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bobble Squares Published ~ Interweave Crochet Spring 2010

Hi everyone!

What a wonderful surprise!

I was speechless when I got a tweet last week from a friend that she recognized my bobble squares in an article in the Spring Issue 2010 of Interweave Crochet. :)

I ran right out and got a copy.

If you flip to page 25, a photograph of a completed blanket for KAS is there with some bobble squares that I made and donated to Knit-A-Square Charity last year.

If you did not see it, here is my original post about the blanket when it was first photographed last May. :)

It brough happy tears to my eyes to see the square then and again today!

It truly is amazing how we can touch people all over the world in as small a gesture as crocheting and sharing and 8 x 8 square to keep a child warm.
How magical!
m & e

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dog Sweater Vests ~ The Rise & Shine Collection

Happy Monday everyone!

It is me ... Emmitt!

I am so excited to show you the new Dog Sweater Vest Collection my mom just finished.

It is a celebration of our favorite part of the day... Morning!

Here I am modeling the Green Tea sweater vest!

The collection includes:
Scrambed Eggs & Bacon and Cup O' Coffee

Green Tea & Jelly Donut


They are all available in our Etsy shop.

As always if you cannot find your size, please just email us.

We would love to make you one!

Here I am singing my morning song to the birdies as they are so sweet to sing to me every morning too!

Have a wonderful day everyone!



Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun! ~ How to Make Favicons

Happy Friday everyone!

I had to share this fun thing I just learned how to do!

Have you ever wondered why some websites have cool little icons in the browser tabs and url bar when you visit them?

Well, it is as easy as copying and pasting a little string of code that refers to a picture you upload to your website.

I found a free service that allows you to generate and download a Favicon from any of your pictures and also gives you the string of code and directions to upload it to the root folder of your website.

Ta Da! It is like Magic!

I turned my two logo images for Pug Notes and Dog Art Studio into little Favicons!

Aren't they spiffy?

I know... the silliest things make me happy! :)

Speaking of happy...
I think Emmitt is preparing for a big event!
Two semi trucks just pulled up filled with mini meatloaf pans, ground beef, ketchup, balloons, a huge blow up swimming pool, slide, lounge chairs and a rock band!

Oh my gosh! My little puggy is up to something!
Do any of you know what this could be for?
Please leave me a note and let me know because all Emmitt does is smile when I ask him! :)

m & e

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Paws for Charity Book - A Look Inside!

I am so excited that my copy of The Paws for Charity Art Book just arrived!

Emmitt and I are so honored to be a part of this wonderful project.

"The Paws For Charity Art Book Project is a unique fundraiser that celebrates our love of pets, and raises funds for a human cause.

The 2010 Art Book is a compilation of artwork and photography of dogs and cats submitted by 65 artists and photographers in 7 countries.

All funds raised from the sale of these books are donated to The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, a registered charity with programs in over 50 countries.
This charity also carries the Humane Charity Seal of Approval."

Details about Paws For Charity are available on their blog.

Emmitt and I are honored to have our work featured in this wonderful post.
The extra fun part is that our dear friends, Linda and Maisie are also featured artists in the book. Please check out her page here!

T-shirts, greeting cards, and wall calendars are available with all proceeds donated to breast cancer charity.

If you are on Facebook, please become a Fan of The 2010 Paws for Charity Art Book Project.

Emmitt and I contributed one of our favorite images for the book - The Kiss.

The Paws for Charity Art Book is available as a:
  • softcover,
  • hardcover w/dust jacket (shown) or
  • hardcover w/image wrap.

If you would like to see a preview of the first 15 pages or purchase your own copy, please click here.

I love connecting to others through the power of sharing art.

Simply Magical!


m & e

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fred's Photos!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the new art that my husband, Fred, is learning and creating!

A few months ago, he purchased a basic SLR camera to learn how to take the kinds of photos he has always wanted to capture.

Since then he has read several books on photography & composition, joined groups on Flickr and taken a variety of workshops.

I just love the images he is capturing! Here are a few he took in our backyard this weekend...

me crocheting :)

a bumble bee in the fountain :)

...and the first breathtaking photo is the sunrise this morning!
All of these shots were taken without editing them in photoshop!

I am so impressed!
I am always using Photoshop Elements to correct my photos that I take with my point and shoot camera. :)
In fact, we just upgraded from Photoshop Elements 4 to Photoshop Elements 8 and I signed up for a 6 week online class starting in May. Fred is signed up too, so I will show you what we learn!
Do you have any workshops or classes lined up for the Summer?
Please tell us all about them! We would love to hear!
m & e

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cupcakes with Sprinkles!

Smokey ~ Paisley ~ Bandit

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share the wonderful photos Paula sent of her fabulous puggies in their new Sweater Vests from The Cupcake Collection.

I just loved making them!

Paula is so creative. She picked out the perfect varigated yarn for the collars that looks just like sprinkles ontop!

Aren't they just simply delicious?

Emmitt says he would like one of each please!

He looks serious! I think I had better get to work!
Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!
m & e

Monday, April 19, 2010

Print It Yourself ~ Planners & To Do Lists

Happy Monday everyone!
I am so excited to announce 3 new monthly planners in our

Each Downloadable file is only $5 with no shipping charges!

Your Planner or To-Do list will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase for you to print and use whenever you want over and over again!

You will never run out of your organizing tools again!
Monthly ~ Weekly ~ Daily
All 3 versions come in Pug Collage, Pug Carvings and Dog Art.

Dog Art

Pug Carvings

Pug To Do List

Detail of Pug To Do List
All of the Planners and To Do Lists are available in our Etsy Shop.
There are now 13 documents for you to choose from!

Staying organized has never been so colorful or convenient.
Print only what you want, when you want, as much as you want!
How fun!
m & e

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Celebrating 2 Beautiful Souls : Elvis & Penny


Emmitt and I are sending all of our love to Mindy and Dana in loving memory of Elvis and Penny who both went to the rainbow bridge on Friday, April 16th.


We love you and feel so blessed to have had your special puggies touch our lives too.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
All of our love!
m & e

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Call for 2010 Partypalooza Photos :)

Hi Everyone!

Partypalooza 2010 is almost here!
(Partypalooza 2010 = Emmitt's Blog Party ~ May 1-8, 2010)

Please email us your photos if you would like us to make fun posters of you as Mother Bear Ambassador Graduates. :)

Your face here!

All dogs, kitties and birds are invited!
The party is 24/7 and you can come and go as you please all week!
Photos are not necessary to attend. It is just an extra event for added fun. :)
m & e