Monday, January 23, 2012

Map To Your Heart on a sad day

I've been meaning to make a card for this map challenge since it was posted. I had gotten a map in the mail and knew it would be perfect for me to use. It was fun incorporating the map into the card and of course I used the area of Europe where I love to travel the most! Click here to join in all the fun at the Moxie Fab World.


Unfortunately I've had a rough few days. Last Thursday my oldest dog Callie was having issues that continued through the weekend and she passed away early this morning. She was 15 years old and I got her from a shelter 13 years and 2 months ago. She was definitely a family member and I am heart broken. I took the day off work and tried to stay busy cleaning up the house. I got caught up on laundry and finally felt like making this card. I think I'll go try to make another one now. I know this is something I'll just have to get through one day at a time. I added a picture of Callie under the card. 


Thanks for stopping by!




Materials
1. Card stock - Bashful Blue, More Mustard - Stampin' Up
2. Map
3. Stamps - Tack - Just My Type from Lawn Fawn, Sentiment - Essential Messages - Hero Arts
4. Ink - Black - Stampin' Up
5. Pearls - Hero Arts

Sweet Callie

10 comments:

  1. Losing a loved and cherished pet is so very hard. Thinking of you today, keep crafting. Your card is beautiful.

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  2. Oh, Donna, I'm so sorry you've lost Callie. I know how much your dogs mean to you, and that is always such a difficult thing. This hobby really can be therapeutic, so use that to help ease your feeling of loss - love your card. Thinking about you and sending hugs. . . .

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  3. oh no...my deepest sympathy Donna. the loss of a pet leaves such a big hole in our hearts...she gave a lot of love. big, warm hugs to you...

    your card is lovely. i hope cardmaking will provide a release for you in this difficult time. xx

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  4. SO sorry about your loss. Indeed, it's very sad to lose a family member. I'm glad that you did find strength to finish this card. I love the bright and cheery colors and added pearls! Sending you HUGS, Donna!

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  5. Oh, I'm so sad for you Donna, these fur-children become such a big part of our lives, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. You are right, there is no other way than one day at a time, and that's when all the good memories will surface to stay. Hugs, Therese x

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  6. I am so very sorry about Callie. I love all my little animals...from my little frog to my big dog. It's so hard when we have to say goodbye. My heart hurts for you (((((hugs))))

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  7. Hey Donna! Thanks for linking this up to the Map to Your Heart challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you "mapped" out some time to play along! :)

    ...and I'm so sorry to hear about Callie. Hugs to you as you grieve. :)

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  8. Hi Donna, I so know being heart broken. My sweet Darcie passed out of this world on Nov 3o, 2011. She was almost 13 years old. She was a beagle/labrador mix I rescued from the shelter as a pup. I so loved her and miss her terribly. She was the sweetest, loving soul I have ever known. Hugs to you.

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  9. Oh, Sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! I know you must be heart-broken but I'm sure your wonderful memories of her will help you through this hard time. You can rest easy knowing you gave her a wonderful life. Sending hugs, Deb

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  10. Shoot, forgot to mention that I LOVE the card! So bright and fun ... and one of my favorite color combinations!!

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