Monday, December 22, 2014

For Cat Lovers Everywhere

In honor of Bleubeard, one half of the duo behind the T is for Tuesday link party, my post for today is all about cats!

 
 Bleubeard, what do you think of this idea?  Do you think you could learn to make Elizabeth's coffee for her?

   
 Actress Gates McFadden posted this series of six ultra-short videos (each less than a minute long) to her YouTube channel.  I think the T-Day crowd will enjoy it.

 
 I agree with Gates and Rudy here.  The smell of coffee is excellent.


Gates has performed in many TV shows and movies over the years, but you may remember her best as Doctor Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I don't know why these T Tuesday posts seem to be bringing out my inner geek lately...

 
 This seems like a very complicated way to make coffee.  Perhaps she should have taught Rudy to make tea, instead.


Hope you liked that video series.  Now, moving on to the scrapbooking part of this post...

Though I no longer have pet cats of my own, I am a big cat lover.  Over the years I have owned three cats (all female and known collectively as "the girls"), and I've gradually been making a tribute album about them.  Just recently, I completed the last page in the album.  I'd love to share it with you.  Here it is.

Supplies: pink/peach dotted paper from Carta Bella; title paper from Paper House; stickers & all other paper from October Afternoon; upcycled greeting card clippings and jewelry charm; gifted clock face & resin swirl; corner punch from Creative Memories; tulle from Wyla; paint from Ranger; doily handmade by Irina Rakovets.  Спасибо, Ирина!

There is a kind of pressure that comes with making the last page in an album.  I find myself wondering, what kind of mood do I want the reader to feel when she finishes looking at the album?  What kind of impressions do I want to impart?  It's an important decision.  I considered many different "looks" for the last page of my kitty tribute album, and the look I finally chose is a "lovey-dovey" look, almost like a Valentine (out of season) to my kitties.


As usual, I upcycled some items on this page.  The glittery floral image is from a birthday card that I got this year.  It was too pretty to throw away.  The 3D paper medallion with three dancing figures (representing my three departed cats) is also from an old greeting card.


I also upcycled a kitty charm from an old charm bracelet.  The charm embellishes the simple journaling on the page, which reads: "All three girls are always in our hearts."





With the Valentine-like look of this page, I could not resist adding touches of pink--pink glitter, pink paint, pink tulle, etc.



Thanks for stopping by, dear readers, to view this very special scrapbook page.  For those of you celebrating T Tuesday, I wish you a happy T-Day!

20 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Those videos are sooo very funny :D Thanks very much for sharing them. I think if I had some other bieng making my cofffee, I would drink waay too much than is good for me, so I'm in no hurry to let go my laziness yet, lol
Your scrapbook pages are wonderful How sweet to make this tribute to your beloved pets. Many people just don'tunderstand how our pets quickly become important members of our families. Thanks for sharing.
Happy T Day & Happy Christmas :o))

Robyn said...

Meow!!!!

Robyn said...

Meow!!!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! What a fun post this is, thank you. I couldn't watch the videos since the tv and kids in the room talking will make it hard to hear. Will come back for it.

LOVE the way you recycle and make things beautiful.
Nice of you to dedicate this post to Bluebeard, I think he will be pleased.

Merry early Christmas!

Linda Kunsman said...

oh what a kick those vids are! I LOVE your de to kitties page- so full of love. Happy T day!

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

What is interesting, with many details, the page Denise !!! love it! I am glad that napkins handy !!! Thanks for the video, the mood has risen, too, and wanted to have a cup of coffee)))

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just fab!

Verry Merry Christmas!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely lovely pages - doesn't matter what the season when choosing a look for your pages - and I think it's perfect that you chose the love theme..after all, that's what the girls gave you!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'd leave out the milk, so this would be an easy coffee-making method for me :)

I enjoyed the ST-related videos ;)

Rita said...

OMG! the videos are so funny! But she really does have a complicated way of making coffee--LOL!
Nice tribute to the girls. Happy T-Day and Merry Christmas! :)

~*~Patty S said...

Someone had fun making those videos and it is a true cat lover that puts them up on the counter.
The last page for your book is lovely... Meow and Happy T Day
oxo

loveofcollage said...

ha ha ha haha just loved watching those videos and listening to your accent..great page too. Happy Christmas

Denise Price said...

^ I'm glad you enjoyed the videos. Just to be clear, that is NOT me. I liked Gates McFadden's videos and decided to share them.

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely album remembering your girls, such a nice tribute to the times you enjoyed together. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Annette

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to laugh when someone thought you were Gates McFadden. Bet you would gladly take her royalties (grin). They are adorable, but I agree this would be a complicated way to make coffee, although I grind all my beans each time before I make a pot. Bleubeard is finally used to the grinder. I think he would say "I'll pass" when it came to the coffee making, though.

Your lovely scrapbook page is warm and heartfelt. I really enjoyed seeing your thought process when you finished an album. I would never have thought of that. And the feminine way you treated the page is endearing, too.

I had to laugh at the comment you left me about your son. I think I was born a scientist, because I never believed in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and all those other mythical creatures kids are taught to believe in.

Thanks for sharing your videos, which Bleubeard loved, and the lovely scrapbook page with us for T this Tuesday,

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention, have a lovely Christmas and safe new year.

Patricia said...

happy Christmas to you and I love cats too !!!

Dianne said...

Love upcycled embellishments for scrapbook pages! well done, and Happy
T Day!

Heather McMahon said...

This is very clever. I love all the upcycled items!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a sweet page! Love that ribbon and charm! ;-)