Scratch and Sniff Custom Dog Silhouette Giveaway!

Don’t forget to enter my etsy shop and ad spot giveaways in the previous post!


Are you a dog lover? Or do you know of a dog lover? And are you ready for ANOTHER giveaway? 🙂 If so, then read on, because you will just ADORE this shop! And as an added bonus, one of you lucky readers will WIN a custom dog silhouette print! Perfect for yourself or as a gift!

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I was ecstatic when my friend Mary Lou first shared her shop with me! Her prints are sooo unique and adorable, but I especially love the different cutouts she uses… from children’s books to vintage maps… and she has a variety of silhouettes to match your favorite doggie breed!

{Meet the Shop Owner}

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Lou, short for Mary Lou. I am a photographer, crafty person, love to design, wanna-be surfer, eat lots of desserts, kiss doggies, play basketball and I like experiment with random things daily.

2) What inspired you to start your etsy shop?
I have a huge love of animals ever since our dog scratch, who is named after my DJ husband, came into my life. I work for the humane society of southern arizona part time, volunteer as well as organize many pet events locally. My mission is to find animals their forever home one home at a time. Adoption is so important and it’s something that a lot of people don’t know much about. My dog silhouettes were an inspiration from my love for dogs and my collection of old vintage books. They are such great unique pieces and I love to do things that are custom so they are more meaningful to the owners. They cannot be replicated so it adds to the charm of the piece as well.

3) What’s the best trick you’ve taught a dog to do?
Our dog scratch can do about a dozen tricks, he’s so smart! Recently I was dog sitting my friends dachshund that is four years old and he just knew how to sit. I taught him down and rollover in the first day he was at our house! Dogs are so receptive, they always can surprise you! My favorite though is our dog scratch can do “bang”- you point your finger and say bang and he falls over, it’s always a show stopper.

4) What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Pretty much anything you can think of. I started my etsy shop because I had a lot of free time at home since I currently work part time. But I love to try new recipes, sew, go to the beach, play sports, and the list continues! My biggest thing is to be productive and stay positive and happy with my life.

5) So I hear you are quite the cupcake creator, what’s your favorite flavor that you’ve made?
I like to make unusual flavors of cupcakes, something you can’t buy in the store. Recently I made a smores cupcake and the marshmallow frosting was just amazing. It was so good! I think in another life I was meant to be a baker- maybe even this life…you never know what’s next!


One lucky winner will win a CUSTOM DOG SILHOUETTE – BREED & STYLE ARE THE WINNER’S CHOICE!  As in, you can choose any dog breed, even if it’s not one in her shop!

{To Enter}

1. (Mandatory entry) Visit scratch and sniff and leave a comment on this blog post with the name of your favorite print!

2. (For an additional entry) Twitter, facebook or blog about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with the link. If you Twitter, please use @sandyalamode in your tweet so I can track them. And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet:

    CALLING ALL DOG LOVERS! Win a custom dog silhouette from scratch and sniff on @sandyalamode! #GIVEAWAY

3. (For an additional entry) Heart (add to favorites) scratch and sniff on etsy and come back here and let me know you did so!

This giveaway is only open to U.S. readers and ends on Thursday, September 30 at 9:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by and will be announced on this blog on Friday, October 1. Thank you SO much Mary Lou and good luck everyone!

Entries for this giveaway have closed.  Thanks!



  1. September 23, 2010 / 7:49 am

    I also added to my favorites on etsy!

  2. September 23, 2010 / 8:12 am

    I grew up with dachshunds and my mother still has two, so I’d love a Dachshund print. My favorite is the mysterious mountains one. Reminds me of my first dachshund pup — she was just the absolute best.

  3. Ilene
    September 23, 2010 / 8:46 am

    Loooove this shop!!! I’d like a custom print or the Oceanside pug print. Sweet giveaway!!!!

  4. September 23, 2010 / 10:11 am

    love thus giveaway! I love the Oceanside pug print. 🙂

  5. September 23, 2010 / 10:42 am

    OMGOSH, everything is so stinkin’ cute! My favorite is the Perfect Fried Chicken- Dachshund Silhouette. How perfect is that name!

  6. September 23, 2010 / 10:54 am

    What a beautiful giveaway!!!
    She has the most enchanting shop!!
    My favorite little fella is the
    St. Louis-Dachshund Silhouette Vintage Page Cut Out
    P.S. I love that her pup is named Scratch after her DJ hubby!! 🙂

  7. September 23, 2010 / 10:56 am

    I love the Chihuahua! It’d be perfect for my daughter’s room.

  8. September 23, 2010 / 10:59 am

    I hearted her darling shoppe!!

  9. September 23, 2010 / 11:51 am

    I love the pitbull and the yorkie. I so wish she had poodles though. So super cute!

  10. September 23, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    it is darned near impossible for me to decide between the dachshund “fried chicken” print and the chihuahua… namely because i have two rescued dachshund-chihuahua mixes at home. but i think i’m gonna go with the “fried chicken” doxie, because that blue background is just lovely. what a fantastic giveaway! so exciting!

  11. September 23, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    My doggy isn’t on here (aussie shepherd) but I like the beagle. 🙂

  12. September 23, 2010 / 2:09 pm

    Wow, these are too fun!! It would be so fun to have one of a labrador retriever since that’s one of our dogs! But the daschund is awfully cute!!

    Just hearted her store 🙂

    Just tweeted!

  13. Cynthia
    September 23, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    Sad! No French bulldogs!!! But the pug one is super cute!

  14. September 23, 2010 / 4:35 pm

    I’d get the golden retriever print for my cousin and her husband.

  15. September 23, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    I have two dogs and I love this giveaway:) awww so so so sweet:)
    Kisses my dear
    Fingers crossed

  16. Jessica
    September 23, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    Yay! I love the pit bull one! Oh my gosh, I want it!
    Damn, I hope I win…

  17. Jessica
    September 23, 2010 / 8:09 pm

    AND, Scratch and Sniff is one of my etsy faves now, OF COURSE!

  18. September 23, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    omg. i love these. i want a chihuahua.

    ps. thanks for coming by my blog today and commenting.
    so sweet! xoxo

  19. September 23, 2010 / 11:20 pm

    love the berenstain bears + seasame street dogs as well as the hansel and gretel dachshund! these are adorable!

  20. Brooke
    September 24, 2010 / 7:29 am

    The doxies are cute and so recognizable. I liked the Japanese paper. Very cool idea – do you do border collies?

  21. September 24, 2010 / 11:20 am

    Hi everyone! Thanks for all the kind words on my shop- and thanks Sandy for posting this giveaway! Keep in mind I can do ANY dog breed silhouette. I just don’t have all breeds listing in the shop because I get a lot of custom orders and since I use vintage paper if I get a certain request I want to make sure I have it available. So if you don’t see you favorite breed in the shop, just send me a message and I sure can make it! Thanks again and good luck to you all 🙂

  22. Kimberly
    September 24, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    My favorite would have to be the golden retriever. So adorable! Thanks for the chance!

  23. sarah
    September 24, 2010 / 1:32 pm

    I love the Oceanside Cliff- Pug Silhouette Vintage Page one the best

  24. September 24, 2010 / 4:17 pm

    AH What an awesome shop!! I looooooooooove dogs! My dog is my favourite uh, “person” to hang out with! She’s got such an awesome personality.

    Those cupcake s’mores sound DELICIOUS! Mmm!

    Good luck to whoever wins! 🙂 It’s only open to Americans, so I can’t enter, but this is definitely a new favourite Etsy shop!

  25. Diana
    September 24, 2010 / 10:05 pm

    my fav print has to be Japanese Chiyogami so gorgeousss

  26. September 25, 2010 / 10:11 am

    What a cute shop! I think my favorite would be the Choose Your Breed-Japanese Chiyogami Paper with a cutout of a shih-tzu, which is the breed of my dog.

  27. September 25, 2010 / 10:12 am

    I added this shop to my favorites on Etsy.

  28. September 25, 2010 / 10:29 am

    My favorite print is the Japanese Chiyogami Paper- Dachshund Silhouette Cut Out. These are adorable!

  29. September 25, 2010 / 10:29 am

    I heart on etsy as lizziebees. 🙂
    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  30. Kristen
    September 25, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    My favorite is the Japanese Chiyogami Paper- Dachshund Silhouette Cut Out

  31. casey
    September 25, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    i love the Oceanside Cliff- Pug Silhouette Vintage Page Cut Out. but if i won i would have to get a rottie b/c i have 2 of them!! 🙂

  32. casey
    September 25, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    i heart scratch and sniff on etsy 🙂 misscaseyLee

  33. September 26, 2010 / 9:04 am

    I adore the “Floral Love-Dachshund Silhouette Vintage Page” I would probably want a Cairn Terrier with the floral paper. Oh this is too exciting. Great giveaway, amazing Etsy shop!

  34. September 26, 2010 / 9:06 am

    I added her to my favorites on Etsy

  35. September 26, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    The schnauzer one is cute … but, I’d love a Labrador Retriever one 🙂 – since I have a chocolate lab. 😉

  36. September 26, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    Added as a favorite on my etsy!!

  37. September 26, 2010 / 1:27 pm

    My favorite is the Washington Love English Bulldog print. Too cute!!

  38. September 27, 2010 / 11:14 am

    If I win, I would pick either the yorkie or chi print since I am a proud mama of both.

  39. September 27, 2010 / 10:50 pm

    THIS IS SO STINKING CUTE!! i love the Floral Love-Dachshund Silhouette Vintage Page Cut Out!!

    I want, i NEED <33

  40. September 28, 2010 / 5:27 pm

    I love the Little Red Riding Hood Yorkie. Adorable.

  41. September 29, 2010 / 5:34 am

    hi Sandy,

    thanks for visiting my blog:) Im glad i found your blog and in time for this giveaway too! I love the pug silhouette but it would be great to have a silhouette of Tobi as well, (he’s a 9 month old MInPin and we just got him this month).

    thanks for this great giveaway,

  42. September 29, 2010 / 5:35 am

    hearted Scratch & Sniff too:)

  43. September 29, 2010 / 8:17 am

    I added Scratch and Sniff to my favorites on Etsy.

  44. September 30, 2010 / 12:33 am

    These are adorable. Hands down my fav is the Oceanside pug.

  45. September 30, 2010 / 12:36 am

    Tweeted @boygirlpug

  46. September 30, 2010 / 7:24 am

    Oooo I love this! We have a jack russell and a pit. I’d have to say the pit is my fave of the prints!!!!

  47. September 30, 2010 / 7:26 am

    I hearted!!! 🙂

  48. September 30, 2010 / 7:43 am

    I just added scratch and sniff to my Etsy favorites…I really do love these prints!

  49. September 30, 2010 / 7:55 am

    The Oceanside Cliff Pug!!!!!! GAH! I love the pug silhouette!

  50. September 30, 2010 / 7:56 am

    I tweeted! (@kjpugs)

  51. September 30, 2010 / 8:07 am

    I hearted scratch & sniff (kelly11pugs)

  52. Windi
    September 30, 2010 / 8:11 am

    LOVE the “Neighborly Love” Beagle!!!

  53. Windi
    September 30, 2010 / 8:13 am

    Tweeted! @Windi H

  54. Windi
    September 30, 2010 / 8:16 am

    Favorited on etsy 🙂

  55. September 30, 2010 / 9:30 am

    We love the Neighborly love- Beagle Silhouette!

  56. September 30, 2010 / 12:59 pm

    Oh so many to choose from!!! I love this one Perfect Fried Chicken- Dachshund Silhouette Vintage Cut Out.

  57. September 30, 2010 / 3:07 pm

    Definitely the Yorkie, these are darling and I love the shop name! XX!

  58. September 30, 2010 / 6:37 pm

    My favorite is the Perfect Fried Chicken Dachshund. Love how the blue pops.

  59. September 30, 2010 / 6:38 pm

    I just hearted on etsy!