Saturday, March 27, 2010

My heart aches and Card Patterns Sketch #57


Well this has been a REALLY tough week....we had to put our 9 year old Birman cat down due to kidney failure...oh man that was one of the hardest thing to do!...she was my crafting buddy, my bed mate, and reading companion. Telling my 17 year old daughter who the cat was like a sibling to her and her baby was the next hardest thing I have ever had to do :(


Luckily I had already made this card ahead of time.


This weeks sketch at Card Patterns is a "goodie" and this week is being sponsored by HERO ARTS!!!! My most favorite stamp company EVER!!!







One random participant who uploads their card to Mr. Linky HERE will win both of these stamps sets!!!! Lucky duck!!!


Here is the wonderful and versatile sketch:





I almost always follow the sketch for I find it much easier...I am not that creative , but this week is probably the furthest I have stretched it LOL! I really enjoyed colouring the Say Hello set CL378 with my Copics!!! I also tried the "masking" technique which I think I have ever only done once before....looking at the picture now I think I should have made the mask smaller!! Oh well live and learn, I just have to remember it the next time....that is the hard part LOL!




Supplies:
Hero Arts stamps: CL378 Say Hello, S5215 Clouds, and CG119 Flourish Background.
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress inks in colours tumbled glass for the clouds, peeled paint and crushed olive for the grass.
Copics.


Thanks for stopping by.....
TRace

30 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

so sorry to hear about your cat, Tracey. We love our cats to death and couldn't imagine one day we will have to make similar decisions... we just hope that day will never come... oh.. this tears me up... I am sending you lots and lots of big hugs, girl.

beautiful take on the sketch! i am hoping to play this time! =)

Nancy said...

Oh Tracey, I am so sorry to hear about your cat. What a beautiful photo too. YOU know I understand the love of a pet. It just seems so unfair, but I guess the fond memories just keep us going. Hope your heart doesn't ache for too long. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dee said...

sorry to hear about your cat Tracey. A few years ago we had to do the same with our Siamese. We was just old and getting really cranky with the kids.

love the card. that tree is beautiful, you did a great job on it.

Lin said...

It is so hard to say goodbye to our pets; they add so much to our lives. So sorry to hear about your kitty - she was a beauty. Sending hugs, Trace.

AnitaRex said...

Tracey I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved cat! What a beauitful cat! Hope that your daughter is doing well! It's a tough time to say goodbye to a pet who was so specail to you.

Love your card, isn't it fun to mask?

Pegg S said...

Oh what terrible news. I'm so sorry!!

Your card is beautiful !

Sue McRae said...

So sorry to hear about your beautiful cat Tracey! It's very hard to lose a pet, they are one of the family!

Jill said...

So sorry to hear about your cat Tracey. I am a BIG animal lover and my heart aches for you and your family. I'll be praying for you all.

Love your card--great coloring!

Tiffany said...

So sorry for your loss, hugs to you!! Hoping the days ahead will heal your heart! I love your beautifully designed card here, lovely mix of colors on the tree!

And a huge congrats on your Blog Day!! Wonderful projects, hope you're having tons of fun right now!!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Trace! Take a look at www.petloss.com . It's a site that Karen P. directed me to when we lost our bunnies. Hope it helps you heal...
Your CPS card is a loving tribute to your kitty, and congrats on an awesome WAD! You rock big time!

dustypenny said...

That is so sad, Tracey. Hugs.

~amy~ said...

so sorry tracey...hope that you are doing okay...your card turned out soo fun.

Amy said...

So sorry to hear about your cat. I can't even imagine the pain since I know how they become a part of the family. Sending hugs your way! Love the card!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a fun and cute card! :)

I am so sorry to hear aobut your sweet girl. I have a sweet girl kitty to. She is so loving and I couldn't imagine losing her. Our pets have become like our children. It is very hard to loose one of our family. I will think happy thoughts of what a wonderful life I am sure she had with you.

xxx

dstandard said...

So sorry to hear about your cat - we had to do that with one of ours recently who got into my thread and got the thread wrapped around her intestines - IT IS HARD! Love your adorable card!

Courtney Baker said...

So sorry to hear about your cat. I can't imagine how hard that would be.
Your card is great!

Diana said...

So sorry to hear that Tracey! Beautiful cat! Love your card. Happy Easter!

Smita said...

Sorry to hear about your cat.

This card is super cute and so are the colors. Lovely take on the sketch.

whoistracy said...

Awww Tracey, I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. *hugs*

Kathy said...

TRAce this card is stunning and perfection. I am so sorry that your had to put your companion and your DD's sibling down. Loosing a pet is loosing a loved one. Sending hugs to you all,Love ,Kathy

Joy said...

Oh Tracey I am so sorry to hear such sad news, my heart goes out to you, they become such parts of our family that when the time comes it is as heart wrenching as physically loosing a human being. I feel your pain, know that we are all here for you.

Hugs to you and your family.

Joy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a pretty, colorful creation Tracey! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! My daughter had to put her best friend Josie dog down last fall and still is so sad & lost without her!! I hope for your family and her's that time will lessen the loss.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I hope you'll come back again some time!! Have a good day!

Lynnette said...

Tracey, Please accept my condolences about your cat. Pets are family members. My heart aches for you, I know how hard it is. Your card is fabulous as always. I hope you and your family are adjusting without your beloved friend.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely works dear.
Thanku for visiting my blog.

ivy said...

sorry to hear about your cat.hugs to you!

Paperzilla said...

I'm sorry about your cat, she was absolutely beautiful! We had a cat that passed from cancer so I know what you must be going through. Maybe you can make a scrapbook about your cat and keep the memories alive, that's what I did! :)

Oh the silver lining side, the card is amazing.

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your pet. That is always hard.

Beautiful card. It made me smile when I saw it.

Ruby said...

Ah I am SO sorry to hear about your cat. Pets become such a big part of your life, I really do empathise, I know how hard it is.

Your card is gorgeous, so bright and colourful! :o)

StampDancer said...

So very sorry to hear - my heart aches for you and your daughter. I have 4 cats and two are my crafting buddies. I know my heart will break when they get older and pass on.

Sue Lelli said...

Trace, I just read this post about your kitty. I have done that twice and I KNOW how it makes your entire being ache. I am so sorry! I KNEW I liked you- must be because we are both cat people. So So Sorry!

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