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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Those of you who are cat lovers understand why this layout is so dear to me. This precious little kitty was just as beautiful on the inside as he was on the outside. Seven years ago we lost our precious Hercules. For a long time, I could not do any scrapbook pages about him, but I finally conquered my emotions and much to my surprise, found that doing layouts about "Herkie" actually helped me deal with our loss. 

The Merry Christmas Collection by BEST CREATIONS INC. was deligntful to work with. It gives a bit of a vintage look to any project using traditional Christmas colors. Other papers included are BASIC GREY'S Basic Manilla Paper Pack and BAZILL BASICS cardstock "Jade". Embellishments used are PRIMA's "Medley Spray" (Midas), MAYA ROAD "Organza Roses" ribbon, COSMO CRICKET's "Dear Mr. Claus" collection's cardstock stickers, canvas fabric from my "stash" and MAYA ROAD's "Snowflake Chipboard Set". 

Paints, inks and stencils used here are KRYLON 18kt. Gold Leaf Pen, MAYA ROAD'S Maya Mist, RANGER INK- INKSSENTIALS Crackle Accents, TATTERED ANGELS Glimmer Mist and  glimmer screen "Fanciful Stencils" and TIM HOLTZ mask "Seasonal". Other products used are MARTHA STEWART Punch Around The Page "Holly Leaves" and ZIG writer "Hunter Green". 

Thanks, everyone, for taking a peek at my latest creation!


  1. Awww sweet Hercules...I had nothing but cats growing up as a child. So yes, I understand where you're coming from. Such a sweet face...you paid him a wonderful tribute with this page.

    All your X-mas pages are slowly preparing me for the holiday itself which isn't that far away! Heartwarming page...

  2. Aww, Herkie...what a sweetheart! Love the sewing, masking, inking. The touches of dark green look so handsome next to Mr. H....I know what you mean~ I have not made any pages of Tess since she passed away, days before Christmas 2009.

  3. Oh Patty! This LO I have not seen and it is so sweet. Look at Herkie!!! Sweet kitty!!!

  4. How lovely that you can now create pages about your dear kitty! Beautiful cluster of elements framing the photo...love the touches of gold! And the masking looks awesome!