Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Joy

One of my joys was taken away this past week. My little fur ball that we had for 12 years suddenly passed away. He was big part of our family and is greatly missed. This was very unexpected and I have not been in a creative or joyous mood. However, I am trying hard to find the Joy again and remember the good times.

The vet we were taking him to has been absolutely wonderful and I wanted to make a Christmas card to thank them. The theme over at Inspiration Emporium is Joy and I thought this was a perfect word for the card.

I wanted to make the card personal and decided to use the most recent picture we had of our cats. The other difficult thing about loosing him was he also left behind a brother who also misses him greatly. You can see both of them in the picture under our Christmas Tree.

I wanted to really highlight the picture so I used The Tim Holtz tissue tape technique found in the Compendium of Curiosities volume 2. This is this weeks Challenge over at L3 Studios. Go check it out for a chance to win a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

As my husband told me these memories of our little "boy" that make me so sad now will eventually be happy Joyous memories. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you find Joy in many things this Christmas season and the upcoming year!


  1. Stacy, I am so, so sorry for you and your husband's loss. I know exactly what you're going through and my thoughts are with you. What a beautiful card you have made. I know you will find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared together.

  2. So sorry for your loss Stacy. It's a pain that hits everyone who has a beloved pet. Remember the good times and hug your remaining kitty a little tighter.

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss Stacy. The card you've made is beautiful.

  4. I'm so sorry, Stacy - the furbabies that we love become so precious over the years; when they have to leave us to go to the Rainbow Bridge, it is devastating. You are right about your memories - they will be precious when the raw edges of your grief have rounded off. Blessings to you and those you love.
    Judy H.

  5. My heart goes out to you and your husband. Losing a beloved cat is very hard. Keep the memories alive. You may not be able to hold him, but the memories are his gift to you.
    I hope you will eventually adopt another kidden to love in his memory.
    Thanks for sharing the card. It is beautiful. The vet and his staff will appreciate it.

  6. Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your card came out beautiful (as always). Keep creating and keep yourself busy and do cry as much as you want.
    My heart goes out to you. I understand totally what you are going through. Create a book for your cat, it will be therapeutic and it will help you through your grieving. It helped me alot.

  7. Stacy, I'm sorry about the loss of your cat. Pets become such an important part of the family. You've created a beautiful card about them and I think your husband is right. Hang in there!

  8. Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved furkid. May the belief in Rainbow Bridge bring you some heartease. Hugs and tears from me and my herd of cats.

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, Stacy. Thinking of you.

  10. Being a cat lover myself, I am welling up as I write this comment. (especially as my 14 year old cat Matsa is looking at me) I'm so sorry for your loss, Stacy...I just love the card you created. I know how devastated I'll be when either of my 2 furry legged kids are no longer with us...so true, they are so much part of anyone's family.
    My thoughts are with you and your family!