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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Great Escape Seashells

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Nut

hello my dear friends! sending our much love to each of you!

we are a bit melancholy here as our most precious kitty, Eliza, died yesterday. I had just returned from the grocery store to find her on her last breath. She spent 15 wonderful years with us, beginning as a stray we took in when she was a kitten. In fact, that is the reasoning behind her name. She was named after the character Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady. Hopefully her life was truly transformed, as she touched our lives in so many ways. Goofy to get this way over a cat I know, but our pets become such treasured family members. Every time Tyler came home from school, you would know to find Eliza cuddled up in his lap. She would join Ryan as he played video games on his bean bag chair. She followed me every where I went, inside & out. thank you for letting me share for a moment.

Now on to my card for today. Several nights ago, Paulette over at Create with TLC asked for a few people to help out as guest designers. I quickly volunteered since I so love everything she comes up with. Lo and behold she was needing people to print out some of her fabby new vintage labels, which happen to be in color. yep, I'm out of color ink. so she asked instead if I could make a project using a new free image she had just posted. well of course I was all over that! ;)

I printed out the shell 4 times on kraft cs, punched with the new SU! postage punch, lightly watercolored the shells & painted with opal shimmerz, and then inked the edges in white craft. papers are Making Memories Great Escape. in fact, everthing except the vintage trim is Making Memories. how's that for sticking with one company? I really do love their vintage products.

Please stop by Create with TLC and see Paulette. she posts at least one freebie if not lots more every day. sometimes a sentiment, sometimes a most amazing vintage image. and be sure to leave her some bloggy love in the comments section! :)

have a great one, my special friends! thanks again for letting me share a few memories with you! Jennifer

Lexi's Creations - at the beach
Everybody Art - marine
Scrap Creations - recipe: 2 dps, 2 embellies
Crafty Calendar - Under the Sea
Mami Doodles - at the beach
Totally Papercrafts - beach


Tracey said...

Sorry to hear about your Kitty Jen.
Your card is stunning & what a fab design :) Hope you're having a great week.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card Jen the shells look fantastic - I love that stamp punch x
The colours look fab especially the lace x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Mary C said...

So sorry to hear about your beloved cat. Sounds like she was definitly part of the family and will be missed.
Thour card is beautiful. I love the softness of it. Thanks for playing with us this week at going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Scrapping Julie said...

nice job jennifer.

Helen said...

So sorry to hear about little Eliza. I have two little furry bundles and know how much they mean to you. I've been enjoying reading your blog having found you through the MIMM! Hope you can find some comfort in that I'm sure Eliza loved being part of your family. x

Cat said...

So sorry to hear about dear Eliza. Pets truly are family members. Hugs to you.

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love then shell stamps and the lovely textures,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Lin said...

You're not goofy at all. Furry friends definitely touch our lives in such wonderful ways.

Love your creation, the shells are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

Lin xx

Stef H said...

oh i am so sorry to hear about the cat. they are just like children!

what a gorgeous card! gorgeous!

and i am NOT sittiing naked. i'm always cold - lol! but nice thought anyway - and funny!

hugs :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super card, Jennifer. I love that Island Hotel seal and that lace is perfectly divine!

So sorry to hear about your kitty cat. I definitely know how pets become treasured members of the family and how hard it is to lose one. Glad you have such fond memories of her!


Anita said...

Sending hugs! I know how hard it is to loose a family member even if it is just a pet. I love your card!

Melissa Czapor said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!! Hugs!!

Beautiful card as always!

Lisa said...

Hi Jennifer, Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

So sorry to hear about your cat.

Lisa x

Elisa said...

I am so sorry about Eliza, I am sure she had a great life with you as she was truly loved.

The card is gorgeous, I love postage stamps and I love how you incorporated them in your card. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Alex said...

Very nice card Jen!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards.

Ruth said...

Hi Jennifer...this is beautiful! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenge