Sunday, January 31, 2016

Love and flowers-2 cards plus Lost & Found


This is a special card making event because I am adding my little story of  Love. This blog-hop is co-hosted by Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out and Guile Castillo-Oriard over at Quiet Laughter. You can join in also and write about love lost or found and it can be anything-fiction, poetry, a song. I combined my little story with a card (or 2).

Those beautiful brown eyes caught my heart the moment we met. I will never forget meeting one of the great loves of my life. There were no judgements, no arguments as we often lay together on the couch or in bed. Feeling the breath of my dear one on the back of my neck brought security to my heart and my soul.  The memory of long walks we had, enjoying the sun's rays on our faces and the sheer happiness we each had as long as we were together. How I miss this and long for the return of something that shall never be but I take heart in my memories of my loved one knowing we shall meet up once more. Who could this be? Who has captured part of my heart? My beautiful Katie-girl, That's who. She was my black lab and I miss her.....


Color Throwdown- Kraft, yellow, Grey.
Glitter and Sparkle- Embossing-dry or wet
Eclectic Ellapu-Pink Team-Love

This is for my Katie and I will place this card beside her box.  I used the sizzex machine to cut out the frame and the corners. I used my cuddlebug to emboss the yellow paper in this tartan design which I brushed a light brown on top. Katie (black lab) is stamped in black since she was black and beautiful.  The frame-I used alcohol inks for a kraft look-I hope I got it. This card was done in love so I hope it meets everything. I signed up for this blog-hop at the last minute:)


Colour Q-Chocolate Chip, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and white
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes

Nothing says love like flowers and so this card was done in honour of all of you bloggers out there who write fun stuff, movie stuff, history stuff, music stuff and, of course, card stuff. That's a lot of stuff! I stamped the flowers in basic black and coloured them with gamsol pencils. I took  some white bits of cardstock and sponged lavender and brown and adhered it to a card along with the brown cardstock. I got some yellow ribbon and coloured it with some moss green. I fussy cut the flowers and the butterflies and used pop up dots to stick them on the card. I used wet embossing (this could go with Glitter and Sparkle challenge)-silver embossing powder- and heated up the nice saying by Shelley (one of my favourite poets). I added the white pearls and the corner stickers.

 Have a beautiful week.


74 comments:

  1. Great cards indeed. I thought about using animals for lovey dovey, but I chose to make fun of it instead at my sea, go figure haha had a black lab too, she was a great dog as well. Used to pick a former cat up by putting her head in her mouth and walk around with her. The cat let her do it too, weird.

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    1. OMG! That is so weird. Usually it would be by the scruff the their neck. They had a bond for sure

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  2. I knew from the beginning you were writing about a dog and what a sweet dog :) They truly love us the best, don't they? What a great love story between the two of you and such beautiful cards :)

    betty

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    1. They do and it is my own love story...with my doggie

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  3. Love your tribute to Katie-Girl. A beautiful card.

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  4. So lovely Birgit....we miss our faithful friends so much...so many lovely memories of good fun with them....two beautiful cards xxxx

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  5. Hugs Birgit! What a lovely tribute! I know Katie-Girl is smiling right now! Thank you for sharing your story and the extra-special cards!

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    1. Thank you Vidya. I loved making this card for her

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  6. Your tribute to Katie is so touching and beautiful (hugs)

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  7. Aww Katie. I love love love the cards.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your tribute to Katie at GNS
    MaggieH

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  9. Hi,
    This is a beautiful tribute and you had a very loving friend.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. Thank you so much. She was so wonderful

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  10. Wow! These cards are beautiful. And you've honored your good friend so well.

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  11. Lovely Katie! As Kipling said -
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

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  12. Really like the first one. I had a black lab as a kid and she was my best friend.

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    1. Dogs are so great! Black labs especially:)

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  13. Aw! What a sweet tribute. The cards are way cute.

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  14. Your cards are beautiful and I think you for the second one as a tribute to us bloggers.

    I love your Lost and Found Love story. I don't know what I would do without my little Olaf, the miniature white Schnauzer who loves me unconditionally.

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    1. You are welcome! Glad you like my story

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  15. These are amazing, Birgit! I love your skill with crafts, and your creativity to dream them up. I totally get what you mean about Katie... I'm so sorry you lost her, but I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you (and you with her). Some dogs are just so lucky ;) It's hard to explain the bond that sometimes happens between certain humans & canines... As many dogs as I've had, and as much as I've loved them all, I've felt that extra-special connection only once or twice—and it's a world-rocking thing. So glad you experienced it with Katie, and may you experience it many, many more times :)

    Thanks for being part of the Lost & Found hop, Birgit! Loved your post :)
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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    1. Glad you loved my post! My Katie was a rescue and they just bring joy. I have found it a few times with dogs and it is just magical

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  16. Katie, so sweet! And your tribute lovely. I too miss my little girl Patches. She made my life whole, now part of it is missing!

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    1. Oh-it is sad when they leave us. I totally understand but I am happy that we still have furbabies

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  17. What a sweet puppy.
    Sorry for your loss, but so much love!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Heather

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  18. Always beautiful to see a tribute to man's and woman's best friend. What a lovely card to carefully craft for Katie-girl. Thank you for your post!

    Denise :-)

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    1. Glad you liked my post and my card

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  19. Those cards are so beautiful. You are quite crafty. :) And what a sweet pup. Reminds of my Quinny... *Hugs*

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    1. Thank you so much:) I have a friend who named her dog Quinn but we call her Quinnie

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  20. Great cards. And awesome using a card for the bloghop.

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    1. Thanks-I thought it was good to use this

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  21. Both of your cards are beautiful...I'm so sorry for your loss!!! Our furry friends become part of our family and it's so hard to loose them!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like the card and my story

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  22. Aaaaw! You sure know how to make me cry! Beautiful card, Birgit. She's there with André. His first (and only) love was our neighbours black lab. It's heart wrenching when they leave BUT we have shared love like no other!
    hugs Asha

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    1. I knew you would feel the same and how they touch our hearts

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  23. Thank you Birgit for creating these awesome memories. Your love resonates so heartily, its easy for everyone to see, amigo Katie lived life full of glee.

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    1. She did have a great life actually and I was enriched by hers

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  24. Aww, this made me tear up! What a beautiful card and tribute to a precious girl. I can imagine how much you miss her but I'm glad she had a great life with you.

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    1. So glad you like my little tribute and , yes, I miss her:)

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  25. Nothing says love like flowers, alright. You have a great week too, Birgit.

    Blue

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  26. hey, girl.....miss you on the dirt! I have pix of Benny the thief for your eyes to feast upon....Kathy lynch

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    1. I must go and visit-I am sorry! I will look for Benny

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  27. What a beautiful tribute to Katie.
    Hugs

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  28. Oh Birgit, I love your post! Your Katie was beautiful! You know I know all about the love of a dog and there's just nothing like it. Completely unconditional and unlike any other love. I'm so glad you had all that time with her and that she impacted your heart the way she did. Just think of all the people out there who have never experienced the love of a dog. How sad is that?!
    Love love love your cards. It's obvious that so much work, love, thought and creativity goes in to each of your creations.
    Thanks for sharing your story of Katie.
    XOXO

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you so much! They really are wonderful and I just don't understand not having an animal. Glad you like the cards

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  29. Really nice and thoughtful and a delightful post. Greetings!

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  30. I can't do serious stuff.
    I'm not that smart.
    And I can't make cards.
    I'm not that talented.

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    1. I've seen you do serious stuff and we all have talents somewhere. It takes talent to make a person laugh which you do

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  31. I can't do serious stuff.
    I'm not that smart.
    And I can't make cards.
    I'm not that talented.

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  32. Such a sweet remembrance of Katie. You had me going there for awhile :) I sometimes pine for a German Shepard I gave away (Dusty). I returned to check on her with a sack of bones (my guilt offering?) and those eyes, those beautiful eyes, just stared and stared. "Why did you leave me" they seemed to say.

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    1. Oh...that must have broken your heart to have to give her away and i know there was a good reason that you had to. I am certain she found a loving home

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  33. I think you made an awesome tribute to a wonderful friend. D

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  34. Awwww, dogs and cats have a way of setting up an eternal residence in our hearts, don't they? Your cards are beautiful, just like your memories of Katie.

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  35. Lovely dog. I am sure you miss her so much. Dogs and cats or whatever you have isn't just an animal. It's part of the family.

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  36. As always the cards are lovely. I've had a few dog friendships that I was sad to see end. Nothing like those long walks when they're just happy to be going and enjoying the companionship with their human friend.

    Arlee Bird
    Wrote By Rote

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  37. Aw. I am so sorry about your sweet Katie. Our furry friends leave such huge holes in our hearts and souls when they leave us. What beautiful cards, and what a beautiful tribute!

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  38. Thank you for the Valentine's card, Birgit. I love the colors. Katie-Girl looked like one lovely sweetie. I bet she would've happily licked the card you made her big time. Slurppp!

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  39. This post is beautiful... I feel every word you wrote about Katie-girl. she is your special angel now. That card is the perfect way to remember her.
    x Asha

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  40. Adorable! The best Valentine! Thanks for joining us at Ecledtic Ellapu, come back soon!
    xx

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