Monday, February 4, 2013

I knew I liked you....




Happy New Tuesday Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Day!  Whoo Hooo Anything Goes!  My favorite! You rocked the have a heart challenge last week!  I cannot wait to see what you make for this challenge!!!

I knew I loved you before I met you..... This is so true for Joe and I.  We met through a mutual friend on line and we started out as email buddies and then our friend and I flew out to see him on vacation.  Then we emailed some more.  Then we did instant messaging, and then we got camera's for messaging.... then I flew back again, (lol) and we got engaged and then he flew out and then I flew out to move him across the country from Pennsylvania to California.  11 years ago, lol.   I definitely knew I was in love before I met him.  Isn't that bizarre?  If I would have heard this story prior to my experience I would have been perplexed, a non-believer.  You never know who you are going to meet and how it is going to change your life.  So I love this Sentiment from MFT Clearly Sentimental.

I used the new heart border die-namic and the fishtail stax's 1 and 2.  I also used NEW PAPER!  Yes I finally broke down my resolve and bought some of this yummy Echo Park Love Story.  Love it!  I inked up the words with Memento black and used the best glue ever.  check out the New Items, Laura has added this week!!!

Now for some bad news.  Friday night we lost our dear beloved pet Cocoa Puff.


This picture was taken 9 years ago with all three of my children and Cocoa Puff.  He was a chocolate lab, a wedding gift.  So in a way, he was our first child.  He had elbow dysplasia and the vet told us he probably would not be able to stand by the time he was two.  Well, it took a bit for him to get up in the cold and on bad days, but for the most part, he was running around like a puppy until last week.  We are fortunate he did not suffer and went quickly to join our beloved Charlie.  We are certain all good dogs go to Heaven and we will see him again. 

So if I lose my zing in next couple weeks, you all will know why.  It's hard to shake the grief. 

But being a part of this design team and making cards that remind me of better memories definitely helps. 

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments.

Holly

14 comments:

Tress said...

So sorry about Cocoa Puff! Hopefully you have tons of great memories and pictures. RIP Cocoa Puff!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh no Holly! I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Beautiful photo and such a pretty card! Love the heart trim! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

yyam said...

Such a sweet card!

So sorry for your loss Holly. I lose my dog last August while on vacation. The pain never quite goes away. :( Please take care. You need to scrapbook him...it does help with the healing. Take care!

Lydia said...

So sorry Holly xxx your in my thoughts honey xx beautiful card though sweetie and such a lovely story behind it xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Holly,
I am really sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog, thinking of you and sending you hugs.

Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours and special sentiment.
Take care
hugs Sue

CASTOWNE said...

Oh Holly, I'm so sorry to hear of Cocoa Puff's passing. Pets become family members, so I'm sure he will be sorely missed.

On a lighter note, I loved your card today. That saying is one of my favorites, and your story about how it applied to you and Joe made it even more special...love when you give little insights into your life.

Dangina Martinez said...

So sorry for your loss Holly. I love your card. This is such an amazing layout and the DP used is so pretty.
Hugs, Dangina

Marcy said...

Oh Holly, I'm so sorry for your loss! We also have a chocolate lab named Lucy and these pets are our children and such special parts of our families! I know you will keep those special memories close in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with your family my friend! As for your card, I love it as always! It's beautiful!

Tracey said...

So sorry to hear about Cocoa Puff Holly. Losing a pet is always tough!! My thoughts are with you!!! xx

Love your card! Fantastic take on the sketch!!

Athina said...

Oh Holly, I am so sorry for your loss. That is very tough, pets are truly a part of your family. But what a great story of how you met hubby! I love hearing those stories. Ok, the card is just beautiful, you have inspired me today! Thank you.

Nancy Thomas said...

First of all, your card is just super sweet and fun - perfect Valentine. And I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved pet Cocoa Puff. I can only say that I know how you are feeling - we lost our furbaby 6 years ago and we still cry about it sometimes. The pain will get better on a day by day basis but the sweet memories and the feeling that something is missing in your house will never go away.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card Holly, So Sorry to hear about Cocoa Puff, I have a yellow lab name Sarah that my husband gave me for Mother's day. My husband always wanted a yellow lab but he was going to wait until he retired. I told him to get a dog and sadly my husband passed away 11 months after we got the dog!

Laura Love said...

I am so sorry for your loss Holly! Losing a fur-baby is so hard and they do become like your children and are part of the family. What a beautiful picture of all your babies together, Cocoa Puff included. Lots of Hugs! Your card is so super cute too, and I loved reading your "how you met" story!

Shanna Shands said...

I am sorry for you loss... Loosing dogs are not fun! We put ours down this summer not fun! Anyways Love your card....