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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Roller Coaster of a Month

Hi, everyone.

Even though a posted an SAS4Kids card on Saturday, it seems like forever since I've blogged. That SAS4Kids card was done a while ago... and I've not spent much time in the menopause room lately.

Our sweet little Miles had not been well for a couple of weeks. Sadly, we had to say good-bye to our little guy on Saturday.

Miles came to us from a local shelter 12 years ago... and was a beloved member of our family. And, while this was a heart-wrenching decision, it was absolutely the right decision for him. So, why am I tearing up just looking at this pic?

Our broken hearts came home to an eerily quiet house filled with his things. As we started to collect some of his things for safe keeping -- things like that chewed-off-ear sock monkey of his -- an atypically emotional hubby turned to me and said, "You know it's Clear the Shelter Day"... to which I replied, "I was thinking the same thing. But, we can't, can we?"

We went... and didn't find our next furever friend, but shockingly found ourselves wanting to open up our home to another rescue pup. After reaching out to several rescues, a little one wiggled his way into our hearts.... and Little Brodie is arriving today!!! Look for a pic or two or three here tomorrow.  :)

So, I finally found the mojo to finish a My Favorite Things sketch-inspired card that had been started nearly a week ago.

Bazzill, Stampin' Up!, Recollections, and Neenah Soler white cardstock; Recollections burlap
MFT Farm-tastic images and sentiment, stamped with Versamark black onyx
images colored with Prismacolor pencils
MFT picket fence die; Stampin' Up! word bubble die
SU owl builder (heart) punch; circles: Spellbinders  die and Creative Memories cutting system
Wink of Stella embellishments
I'm also going to share this at the Cards in Envy Penny for Your Thoughts Challenge. It's been way too long since I've played over there. 

Parting Thoughts

My apologies for not making any comments this past week. I hope to be visiting some blogs, including the blogs of all of you who have played along with us at Words 2 Craft By, these next few days.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'! Stay tuned for pics of our new fur baby!!!!


  1. Hi Sybrina! So sorry for the loss of your sweet doggie! I know that day is coming sooner than I want for my old dog. Kudos for you for finding another dog that needs a fur-ever home. They can't replace the one you had before but will brighten your life in a new day. Love this cute little farm card! Have a great day!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your fur baby, Miles. A rescue pup sounds fun! My daughter fosters kitties pretty regular from the Humane Society and she loves it! I love your card. It's perfect for our challenge over at Cards in Envy. Thanks for entering!

  3. You certainly have had an emotional roller-coaster of a time, Sybrina. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye to Miles, but I know you gave him a wonderful 12 years when you rescued him and I cannot wait to meet Brodie! If you're dog people, you're dog people and you simply can't be without! I'm glad you were able to have some crafty time, too. Your card is so cute! You always know how to nail a sketch!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Sybrina, I'm so sorry for your loss.

  5. An udderly cute card, Sybrina! So glad you joined in The Cards in Envy Challenge...we miss your face :)

  6. Adorable card! I love that cow and the sentiment! Thanks for creating this cute card and sharing it with us at Cards in Envy. We do miss you! :)

  7. I am so sorry to hear your news dearie, so sad yet the right thing to do for Miles. Sending hugs to you all. Xxx

  8. I'm so sorry for your loss, Sybrina. I know he was the happiest and most loved pup. Hugs to you. Your card is simply adorable. I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy! We miss you!