Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sophie Forever in my heart

Today I am posting a layout I made of my precious Sophie, who is now in Heaven.  Sophie's eyes were actually amber in color, but sometimes they took on a green tone, as this photo shows.  In 2005, Hurricane Rita hit the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.  Flooding from the storm surge occurred many miles inland, causing coyotes to move north.  This caused a huge surge of coyote population into our city that no one was aware of until our precious pets, namely cats, went missing without a trace.  My innocent Sophie was a victim of the coyote's survival for food.  Sophie died at age 14 years old in June 2008.  She loved sitting on our driveway in the early morning hours (4-5 a.m.) when my husband was reading the newspaper before leaving for work.  She was taken right off our driveway.  I became an advocate in the newspaper and local news to stop these wild animals and make people aware.  Coyotes were being seen throughout our city.  Our neighborhood used to have cats in so many driveways, but they all disappeared.  Cats are now making a strong comeback six years later in 2014 since things have cooled down and coyotes are back where they belong.  There have been no more sightings in our city - thank GOD!  This was the most heartbreaking loss I have ever been through in my life.  Sophie was my baby and I deeply loved her and always 'protected' her.  There is a place in my heart that not even a human being can invade - it is ALL Sophie's spot.  I miss her so much, even today.  No cat will ever take her place.  She was my world.  She taught me that loving cats was just plain right and felt fabulously great.  I love you Sophie. 

Close up of The Dusty Attic Heart Flourish and custom title by Want2Scrap:

Products used:
DCWV "The Luxury Stack"
The Paper Studio "Affinity" textured card stock
K&Company "Scrap Pad"
DCWV Neutrals Cardstock Stack
DCWV "The Corrugate Neutrals"
Recollections stick on pearls & bling - rose gold color
Custom Title by Want2Scrap
    -embossed with Stampendous 'Garnet' & Tim Holtz Distress 'Shabby Shutters'
The Dusty Attic "Heart Flourish"
    -embossed with Stampendous 'Garnet', Tim Holtz Distress 'Shabby Shutters' & Lindy's 'Dandelion Yellow Green'
EK Success punches:  "Deco Scallop" & "Scroll & Hearts"
Pigment inks: Chestnut, Creamy Brown, Hint of Pesto, Charcoal, Pink Sky
Fabscraps butterflies -
    -fussy cut butterflies in various sizes
    -decorated with Tim Holtz Andironack Alcohol Ink "Mountain Rose" colored diamond dust & Tim Holtz Distress Stickles "Black Soot" & "Frosted Lace"
White cheesecloth recolored with Lindy's Starburst Spray "Cosmopolitan Pink"
Flowers:  Prima Troika "Fossil" & Wild Orchid Crafts
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Wild Orchid Crafts link:


  1. Awe...I adore this layout. Very detailed and complimentary of Sophie. So talented and enjoy looking at your work. Amazing!

  2. Oh my gosh, Lisa! I lost my 20 year old cat to kidney failure and was with her when she went to sleep...but I CANNOT imagine how devastating this must have been for you...from a fellow cat heart goes out to you. The poor sweet girl. She is most definitely in Heaven!


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