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!

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


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

  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. . . .

  3. oh 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

  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!

  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

  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))))

  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. :)

  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.

  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

  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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