Friday, August 24, 2012

Snow Cat?

Busy "garden" day today.  Freezing rhubarb and broccoli and searching through my recipe books to 
find something to make with cabbage and zucchini.

The cement for our addition has been completed today.  
Looks so good.  I can't wait to actually walk on it but that won't be for a couple days yet.
Now we wait for the carpenter to begin working on the enclosure.  :)

Well, today I have a layout that I submitted at Soul Scrappers
The challenge was creating a layout or card using the following "recipe" (CUCC6):

1.  A patterned background (no plain cardstock)
2.  Four small photos
3.  Embellishments inspired by nature (chipboard, die cut flowers, animals, trees, etc.)
4.  Two alphabets in the title

The sketch I chose is from Splitcoast Stampers (#154)

Here's my layout:
Tom was the cat who would venture into anything.  He was so curious!
He would keep our house free of mice.  He would crawl into the worse places.... Like when
we were putting in a new chimney, he decided to get into the 24-inch space between our
floors and the masonry guy or Scott didn't see him, and the chimney got built up through that 
space.  And Tom decided he wanted to come out and the hole was blocked!  So, poor
cat, must have panicked and tried to get out through a very small space between the chimney
and the wall... and he got stuck!  Scott heard meowing and couldn't find him anywhere but kept
looking and finally located him, upside down, hyperventilating and totally freaking out!
Whenever Scott tried to pull him out he would growl and try to bite him!  Now that Scott
was panicking, he went to get his Roto-Zip to cut a hole in our wall and by the time he
got back in the house, Tom had wiggled his way out, his fur left in chunks all along the
rough chimney!  Scott said he walked to the middle of our living room and lay there breathing
hard, almost panting, until he calmed down.  
What an ordeal!  Everyone was all freaked out.  Of course, this all happened when I was out and
returned only shortly after to quite the commotion!  
There are many other "events" but this is the one story that I always remember!

In this photo, Tom wanted to go outside and walk around, following Andrew (mainly because he
couldn't go anywhere else... and simply because he loved being with people).
And he also loved being outside, except in the winter months when it was too cold for
his little feet!  Seeing all the snow, he really didn't know where to go and whenever he
tried to go somewhere else, there was a huge snowbank there!  He was such a funny cat!

He was trained to be tied out on a leash.  But that didn't stop him from catching and eating
grasshoppers, butterflies and even mice!  We still can't figure out how he managed to catch
a mouse while on his leash!  He even "let us know" when there was a garter snake
under our porch, in which Andrew gathered and relocated it to a nearby field.

Sadly, our Tommer-cat passed away in December of 2011 at the age of 13.
This left quite the hole in our family dynamics.

Supplies used:
Paper: Momenta, White Textured Cardstock: Colorbok
Stampin' Up! Border Punch
Foam Die Cuts (unknown brand)
Fonts: Cricut Opposites Attract and Cricut Stamped
Diamond Stickles
Sharpie Marker (for journaling)

Here's the two different fonts I used and my journaling.

This is a much better photo, showing the Stickles. 

I also added some Stickles to the igloo, to liven it up a bit. 

The foam snowflakes were a little "blah" so I added Stickles to each of them. 

In this photo you can see the snowflakes, border punch and ribbon.

Have a wonderful day!
Libby  :)

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