|Supplies: floral paper & alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; heart tag from Fancy Pants Design; Candi dot from Craftwork; cardstock from Bazzill; pen from Foray; upcycled children's book page.|
I used this week's color scheme from SOC: aqua & yellow with a dash of bright pink.
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This page belongs to the scrapbook about the three cats that my family has owned. All three of the cats have passed away now, but they had long, happy lives with us, and they still mean so much to us. It's nice to get these old cat photos into the album, so that the whole family can look back on them fondly.
Our grey cat, Shadow, had a tough road during her "senior" years. She had two operations to remove skin cancer lesions. The photo above was taken after her second operation, and she's wearing a "cape" so that she won't lick her surgical wounds. Shadow later had a stroke that left her voiceless (feline aphasia) and with mild paralysis (a stumbling, stiff-legged gait). She also developed diabetes and had to be given insulin shots twice daily. And yet, even with all these medical needs, our tough little Shadow soldiered on and lived longer than any of our other cats! She was very brave, and also very sweet. In the photo above, Shadow is cuddling with Tina, one of our other cats.
The journaling on this scrapbook page reads: "As the little sister, Tina can sometimes be a bit pesky. After Shadow came home from her second surgery, she just wanted to be alone. But Tina insisted on cuddling." An illustration torn from an old book goes along with this journaling. My young son was a bit shocked that I ripped up a book, even though I explained to him that I'd bought this book second hand for a cheap price, specifically to use in art. Once I'd assured him that I was not going to rip up any of his books, he felt better.
Speaking of my son, he is going to play along with SOC this summer, too. He used the color scheme to make this rainbow loom bracelet. Thanks for stopping by today to see both our projects. :)