Wednesday, September 18, 2019

RSG First Love

It's the third Wednesday of September, which means it's the day that Kelly, Barb, and I share our Ready, Set, Go creations. Not sure what that is? Well, it's a lot of fun! And a bit of creativity. And an extreme challenge theme.

Ready, Set, Go is an idea that Kelly came up with over two years ago and she invited Barb and I to join her on the adventure. We take turns choosing the theme, but the idea is for it to be a bit more challenging than just the average theme. Ready? Set? Go!

This month it was Barb's turn to choose the theme. Here's what she told us...

I looked at the wacky holidays for September and thought a few sounded fun.  Then, I checked another site and saw that September 18th, our posting date, is National First Love Day!  Who Knew there was such a day?!   This is what the website says:  Ah, young romance! The springtime of life, when our fullest fancies first turn to thoughts of love (to paraphrase Alfred, Lord Tennyson). September 18 is National First Love Day, and we welcome the holiday with open arms — much like we welcomed our first boyfriend or girlfriend.
Do you remember your first love? Most people do, even if — or perhaps especially if — that love was unrequited, and the memory carries with it a sort of sweet melancholy. National First Love Day is a time to celebrate the youthful vigor and boundless energy that carried us through our early romances, setting the stage for all that followed. Who was your first love? Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
So-here is the challenge.  Pick a first love-it might be the person you have married, or your first child, a movie you just love to watch, or your first trip abroad, the book you love to read, or your first kiss, etc.  Pick something that you remember as a “first love”.  Design a card or another project that showcases your first love.  

Ready?  Set.  Go!

I went with a different idea for my first love - his name was Rascal. Well, that was what I called him. His full name was Jamie Rascal. I met him when I was just a 5th grader. He was so tiny and adorable and sweet. He was a five-week old toy poodle and I got to take him home. 

At the time my parents had decided they wanted to raise/sell registered toy poodles... I'm not really sure why. I guess they thought it would bring in some added income. Anyway, when Rascal entered our family (as my official dog) we already had two other poodles - Tina and Corky... so Rascal became Three's Company, not to be confused with a television show. 

Rascal was such a fun addition - he just seemed to ooze personality, unlike the two girls that were already in the family. 

I sure loved that dog! He was indeed my first love.

I'm pretty sure you've noticed the dog on my card is not a poodle... and no, it doesn't look a bit like Rascal. Truth be told, I've never seen a poodle stamp that I like. So this adorable dog will have to do. 

Be sure to check out Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they did with this Ready Set Go theme!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp: Dare 2B Artzy Puppy Talk stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Cherry Cobber CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Heart-shaped Brads from an unknown vendor


kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet looking dog too - even is he does not look like Rascel - I am sure he had personality plus with a name like that! A gorgeous card Jeanette

Lynn McAuley said...

You know I love pups of every kind!! This one is adorable!!!