Thursday, February 7, 2013

Once Upon A Time

Did you ever have something or someone in your life that would just make you smile every time you saw them? This is how I feel about my two little fur-boys. It was like I was in a happily ever after fairy tale every time they were around.

In the past few months there has been a lot of ups and downs. I have not spent too much time looking at my favorite blogs, but when I saw Annette's version of Tim's January Tag, I just knew I wanted to create an art journal page.

To better explain the purpose behind my pages, let me just give you the condensed version of the past several months. Like I said, my 2 cats , who we have had for almost 13 years, were one of my favorite things about my life. No words can describe how I feel about these furry family members, other than a deep unconditional love. Unfortunately we lost one of them suddenly a few weeks before Christmas. This took us by surprise and I was devastated. I decided to try to focus on our other cat. He has been quite sick since last September. Lots of vet visits, tests, and 2 trips to a specialist and we received an answer last week. He has Pancreatic Cancer with maybe a month to live. After the shock has worn off I have decided to make the most out of everyday we have left with him. He is sitting here crafting away with me as I type.

Now that you have the back story you can understand that when I saw the saying on Tim's Tag I really thought it was just too perfect not to try to create a page around. I typed the saying out rather than stamping it so it would fit better on the two pages.

I added small pictures of the both cats behind the film strip.

I thought the Winged Heart Die was more appropriate to use rather than the gears that Tim used.

A few added touches like the crowns on top of my princes and the Once Upon a Time stamped at the bottom completed my fairy tale pages. I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Ever After.

Thank you very much for stopping by. I am off to have some cuddle time with my little fur-ball. I hope you have a happily ever after kind of day!


  1. So sad Stacy. My thoughts are with you.
    Sandy Y.
    P.S., I love your journal pages.

  2. So sorry about your cats. I know what you are going through. I love your journal pages, though.

  3. So sorry about your fur fun. Very cool way to interpret the tags the journal entry way! These are wonderful and beautifully done! Love the theme. Thank you for showing us your magic at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

  4. Stacy-What a wonderful, beautiful moving tribute to your furbabies. Both cats are so handsome. Love the tiny personal photos in the strip-so creative and the beautiful composition of the pages. The tiny crowns throughout are precious.So much to study and take in.As you know I just had to put my Sweetheart cat to sleep in January. Had tears in my eyes as I read your post. Inspired me to make something to remember Rocky. Will share when I complete. Take care...