Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beautiful Moments

I started making this tag on Monday. I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like and was happy to be creating, not knowing that life would be changing in just a few hours. I started by cutting a tag from corrugated cardboard that I painted with white and blue acrylic paint.

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show they are challenging you to use those small 6x6 paper pads. So I decided to use some paper from a 6x6 paper pack that I rarely use. I tore up random pieces and layered it onto the tag.

I then applied several layers of UTEE to a torn piece of black paper. I added several colors of Perfect Pearls to the UTEE. I then heated it up again and stamped into it with a stamp form the Tim Holtz Papillon Stamp set.
Next step was to add my butterflies. I stamped the butterflies onto a piece of canvas and then frayed the edges a bit. I fussy cut more butterflies out of that 6x6 paper and layered them on top of the tag.

Now like I said in the middle of all of this my little world got turned upside down. My wonderful fur-baby we have had for 13 years started getting sick. If you follow my blog you know that he had Pancreatic Cancer. Well, after a trip to the vet it was determined that the cancer had spread and there was nothing else we could do for him. So on Monday afternoon we had to let him go.

I was not sure I could create again or finish the tag, but then I found this saying:
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  ~Rabindranath Tagore
I decide to remember those happy moments he gave us and make that enough.

So I encourage all of you to take the time to cherish the moments today and forever. As always thank you so very much for stopping by.


  1. Awwww...I'm glad you finished your tag, and so sorry for your loss. Our pets become part of our families, that's for sure, and loss is always so difficult.

  2. Stacy, your tag is beautiful & that much special because of the quote & what you were going through with your fur baby!
    Big hugs to you & enjoy your tag, it has sentimental meaning to it & you!!


  3. So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times until you see him again, he'll be waiting over the rainbow bridge for you.

  4. Your tag is wonderful!

    I am sorry about your loss! What a beautiful kitty!

  5. I'm so sorry about your kitty having leave you. I've been through that several times and it's always so hard. Karen mentioned the Rainbow that comforting.

  6. So sorry about your fur baby...not fun.
    Your tag is super gorgeous...that background is amazing! I love the corrugated paper, and the embossing with the perfect pearls is just wonderful! Thanks for making a big impact with a little paper this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  7. Stacy, I am so sorry about losing your cat. It is so hard to say goodbye to beloved pets. =( I think this is a beautiful tag and I hope making it brought you some comfort.

  8. I'm so sorry for your loss...I am going through that now. Your tag is beautiful, and I hope it does help you remember the happy times.

  9. So very sorry for your loss. It is a heartbreak, Your tag is lovely, and the sentiment holds much comfort.

  10. Cats are jut so special! Wishing you lots of wonderful memories.
    A great tag too with fabulous use of paper. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.