"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, August 30, 2014

a card... and a kitty...

Hello!!  A quick share of a card that I made using the Viva La Verve week 5 sketch.   I think I will pop this into the current Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge, too. 


When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use my Top Dog Isabella Fan die for the half circle portion of the sketch.    I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Now and Then Mildred 6x6 pad.  The stamps are from the Verve set "On Occasion".  After diecutting and stamping everything I inked up all the edges with Ranger Old Paper distress ink.   The edges of the main panel of patterned paper was distressed a bit more using my fingernail.   I layered everything up and finished off the flower by adding a BasicGrey enamel dot to the center of the flower.


Now... for the second part of my blog title... my kitty, Cleo.  Cleo is 18 years old (yes, 18!) and that means that time with her is more than likely quickly slipping away.   The average life span of a house cat is about 15 years, although indoor cats can live up to 20 years.  Like her mommy (me) Cleo has a thyroid problem (I had mine taken out about 12 years ago) and has to take thyroid medication.  I hate putting that pill down her throat every night, but it is helping to keep her healthy so that is a small price to pay.  Yesterday she took a little stroll outside and so I decided to take a few pictures of her and thought I would share one.  I'm biased, but I do think Cleo is a pretty little kitty and definitely doesn't show her age!   A fun fact:  By the time cats are 2 years old they have aged the equivalent of 24 human years!  (Some sources say it is 18 years.) 

Thanks for stopping by.... 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Sweet Blush, Soft Stone; Stamps:  Verve; Inks:  Stampin Up! Coastal Cabana, Memento Ladybug, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink; Dies:  Top Dog & My Favorite Things (fishtail flags); Enamel dot:  BasicGrey

14 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your vintage card Rosie and your oh so beautiful Cleo! She certainly doesn't look her age, cute face:)Both of my last two cats lived till 19 and it certainly leaves a hole in your life when they go:(
Val x

joy said...

Your card is very pretty; using the fan die cut for the half circle is so unique, Rosemary.
Cleo is beautiful and I love this picture of her. I hope she lives a few more years because I know how much joy cats give us. Thanks for sharing this photo!!

stampwithsandy said...

Oh, your cat Cleo is beautiful! I hope you have her for a long time to come. My cat Oreo went missing on August 1 and we are so upset. He was 12 but extremely healthy and we were hoping to have him 20 years. Treasure moments with your furry friend :)

Deepti said...

Your card is so beautiful, I big fan of ur pattern paper creations :) they are super amazing ! And Cleo is adorable :) my mom also has got her thyroid removed and I can understand ur situation

Lisa said...

What a pretty card Rosemary, so romantic! Of course you know i love the polka dots and that fan is just lovely. Cleo looks like a real sweetheart, cute photo!

Martha said...

What a lovely card, Rosemary! I love the pretty papers & design. You always inspire me!

Awww...what a sweet...sweet...photo of your precious kitty!! WOW...WOW...WOW!! I agree, she does not show her age. She is one beautiful kitty! ♥

Lisa Lara said...

Pretty Cleo Kitty. Happy to see you enjoying each day you have with her Rosi. What a beautiful die that fan is. I like it in the background and I think your pulled up edges work perfectly.

Greta said...

Gorgeous, classy card, Rosemary! I love how you used that fan die & the sponged & distressed edges & the papers! Cleo is indeed a beautiful girl & doesn't show her age! Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Rosemary! Your fan die cut is perfect for the sketch, and I love how you paired your patterned papers!

Cleo really is a beautiful kitty! She has such a sweet expression in this photo, too! God Bless Her, she looks great for her age! TFS!

Nat said...

love your style so much Rosemary! beautiful design :)
your Cleo is a beauty,great picture :) i have 2 cats and my older one Margie is 22 years old!!

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Rosemary, such a soft, feminine colour palette! Lovely cat, heard of one yesterday that was 28 years old! Anita :)

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! I love that doily! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

walchowDesign said...

Lovely vintage card! Cleo still looks young and healthy!

Brenda said...

That cat is just beautiful Rosemarie! I can't believe her age actually.
And a lovely vintage kind of card, I can never get those right so I just admire other peoples work instead!