Thursday, May 7, 2015

forever friends

Hi everyone!  This is a layout of my favorite photos of Greta and Marcy - together as 'sisters'. This isn't a layout that I tried to be artistic with fancy techniques.  It is just for my memory - to enjoy looking at it in the years to come.  To remember these moments.  I wrote a caption under each photo with a date.  Close ups of each are below.
The very most saddest part of this story is that Greta passed away.  Marcy lost the only sister that she ever knew.  Poor Marcy!  After a bout with depression, Marcy is now happy to have Harvey (her kitty brother) in her life.   
 
I chose to use this beautiful, dainty page by Maja Design in the Crea Diem collection because the translation to English of 'Verae amicitae sempiternae sunt' is "True friendships last forever".  This is definitely the case with Marcy & Greta.  If Greta walked through the door today, Marcy would be overjoyed!
The pink paper under each photo is from a very old collection by My Mind's Eye named "Totally Girl" that I have had since I started scrapping in 2010.  It is a perfect match to the pink on the main page! : )
The metal title by Momenta is exactly what Greta & Marcy still are today - "forever friends", even though Greta isn't here.  This was a bond unlike any I've ever seen with a dog and cat.  Marcy would grab Greta's muzzle with her little paws and Greta being SO SWEET and patient as she always was with Marcy, would allow to be 'cleaned' and licked to death! 
They even played chase in the house!  We have a ranch style home with a very long main hallway. Picture this: an 85 lb. German Shepherd chasing a tee tiny Calico cat; then the tiny cat turning and chasing the huge dog!  OMG!  It was HILARIOUS and gave us the best, most WONDERFUL memories!
Here is the title close up:
 
I used Want2Scrap stick-on pearls, cutting and dividing the pieces; placing them where I wanted them.  I had the perfect color pink flowers that I bought from Hobby Lobby in the wedding section!  I formed two little hearts in the center of the layout with the extra stick-on pearls.
Finally, here are close ups of each photo on the layout:


 
Thanks so much for stopping by for a quick view  : )
I hope that you have a beautiful day!  Lisa : )
 
 
Products used:

Maja Design - Crea Diem collection
My Mind's Eye - Totally Girl collection
Momenta metal - title words
Martha Stewart punches - Cherish & Doily Lace
Want2Scrap - stick on pearls
Hobby Lobby - pink wedding flowers

5 comments:

  1. I love the story of them chasing each other! I wish I could have seen that. They had a great time together it sounds like.
    Beautiful design, colors, love the pearl hearts. The little pink flowers are so dainty and fit so well on the page.

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  2. And I am so sorry for your loss.

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  3. So precious! I'm sorry for your loss Lisa. I lost my German Shepherd girl a few months back. She loved my cats, and thought they were hers to take care of. She would often have them pinned down gently while grooming them. Memories are all we have left of the joy they brought to our lives, and you have scrapped this beautifully!

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  4. So precious! I'm sorry for your loss Lisa. I lost my German Shepherd girl a few months back. She loved my cats, and thought they were hers to take care of. She would often have them pinned down gently while grooming them. Memories are all we have left of the joy they brought to our lives, and you have scrapped this beautifully!

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  5. I love the bond that can develop between dogs and cats..."outsiders" believe in the stereotypical cat hates dog scenario, but so often there is a strong bond there! (as evidenced by poor Marcy's bout of depression--glad she's back to being a happy grand-kitty!)

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