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10/25/2016

Pet Sympathy

Good afternoon, and welcome. We've had a beautifully cool & sunny day, and it's definite that Fall has arrived at our South Carolina area. Life is going on as usual here at our house, and matters on the health front have improved, for which I'm thankful. Mr. still has some medical tests to finish, waiting on results of some previous tests, but he's feeling much better.  I am still regaining energy and struggling with Mo-Jo. I expect some of that is due to a bad habit of lazy as well.

Some weeks ago, DD had to make a decision to put down one of her greyhounds. Reilly had not been eating well, and after some extensive tests at several vets, she was diagnosed with liver cancer which had spread other places. She came home for a few days, and then went to the Rainbow Bridge. DD says the other dogs were quite lost for some days, as Reilly was the 'organizer' of the trio. A bit of time has passed, & finally completed the image that was colored right after we got the news. The ODBD set we  bought years ago. Thought the image would be a snap to color, but it was more fiddly to color well than I expected. Have yet to find any good greyhound stamps to add to the stash, so this puppy will have to serve.

 
ODBD Dog Sympathy Cling set (E340)...has some nice sentiments in it too. Colored with Copics, diecut with a Sizzix oval.
 
- Darice oval die used for mat. Used the spaces in the die to stencil on a darker color.
 
- border is a snippet from a brusho session, and the DP covering the white cardbase was embossed with a S/B Mbossability folder. Got the debossed side by mistake but that's ok, as each side is pretty. I had to remember to only use one plate for the sandwich. I have broken a C/Bug in the past using these Mbossability folders, and some of the new embossing folders are quite thick too. If you're using them, pay attention to your die cutting machine when doing so!
 
- leaf frond from the snippet box and the die sentiment was cut from the same piece as the border strip.
 
Added some new cards to the Cards by Friends page, so hope you'll have time to enjoy them with us.  There is a link to the card maker's blog under each, so you can visit the blogger and see  their other lovely work. It's a joy to see these sweet thoughts up on the mantel as we come into the room & know that someone thought of us.
 
Hope you've had a good day. Thanks for visiting. Hugs
 
 
 


38 comments:

Mrs A. said...

So sorry to hear the news about Reilly. Never easy to come to terms with the loss of a beloved pet. The card is very special and has been lovingly made. The colors and design are just right. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

How sad for your DD having to lose one of her lovely dogs but right to do it before the dog got to suffer too much. This is a lovely dog image and you have coloured it so prettily Mary. I love the yellow die and then the green embossing in the background and the Brusho strip. It all goes together beautifully. Glad to hear you are on the mend and hope the Mr finishes all his tests soon. x

Donna Ellis said...

It's a lovely, sweet card, Mary, and will be much appreciated by your daughter. When our fur children pass away, a very large hole is left in our lives. They are ever faithful and loving, and so innocent. Their death affects the whole family, including the other furry members. Hope they are soon feeling less bereft. Hugs, de

Birgit said...

It is so hard to lose a fur baby and to see the others lost. I remember this feeling well. Your card is one made of thoughtfulness and caring and she will cherish this card. It is very sweet.

Dr Sonia S V said...

So sad and what a beautiful card. I just struggled with our own dog who is 10 yrs but fortunately he has come out of the ordeal

Anita in France said...

It's good to hear things are better for you and DH, Mary ... hope and pray the positive progress continues! Sorry about Reilly ... your daughter will have so appreciated your sweet, beautifully coloured card. Hugs, Anita :)

Maxine D said...

What a sad thing for Reilly and the family - I am sure this thoughtful card will be much appreciated Mary. I think you did a wonderful job on the colouring of the pup.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, So glad you and your hubby are doing much better.

Your daughter will love the card. I actually had some Greyhound wood mounted stamps made, as I couldn't find any. I tend to use a photo of the animal that has gone to The Bridge on a card.

Well you take care and I hope you have a nice day. Sue

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card for a sad occasion Mary. My thoughts are with your daughter and family after losing a beloved pet, I know how hard it is having gone through the same a couple of weeks ago with our beautiful cat.
Lorraine

dutchess said...

A.lways sad to loose a pet and a card is a lovely way to say you understand the emotions that the owners feel....a kind thought is always appreciated.Its a lovely image and you have coloured it beautifully Mary....xxxxx

Marilyn said...

Sorry to hear the sad news about your DD dog!! Love your card!

Barb said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter had to let Reilly go. It is so sad when our dear pets leave us. The card you have made is lovely. It's a really sweet image and beautifully coloured. I'm pleased that health issues for you and your hubby are beginning to improve. Hugs, Barbxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a sweet card for this sad situation. I'm sure it will be appreciated. You've colored it beautifully Mary, and the embossed layers are so pretty. Funny you should mention about EF's, I had to change my sandwich when using a Spellbinders one yesterday. They are really thick!

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful and sweet card Mary! I am so sorry about the sad news...
xoxo Olga

Bonnie said...

I'm so sorry that Reilly had to be put down. That's so hard to do. This is such a sweet card. You've done a wonderful job of coloring! Love that embossed background!

Team Clark said...

I'm sorry your mojo has gone sweet Mary. I have felt a bit of the same, must be the change of seasons with a swift wind blowing our thoughts in new directions... This is a precious card for a very sad occasion, so hard to go through something like this. Very kind of you to be so thoughtful. Hugs, Autumn

Veerle said...

It's so sad they lost Reilly. They are part of the family aren't they ? It is a little bit of a comfort knowing you have given your pet a good life. Your card is so pretty Mary. Hugs Veerle

Lisa said...

Oh, I am so sorry about Reilly, Mary. It is so hard to lose a loved fur baby. I hope your DD and the other dogs are doing okay. Your card is absolutely beautiful. What a sweet image. Glad you are feeling better my friend. Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

So sorry for your doughter's doggie, Mary! Our furryfriends have a special place in our hearts and their lost is very sad. Also for the others doggie I think this lost is sad...
Your simpathy card is very beautiful, sweet image and love the debossed background, your mistake has produced a very unique look!
The leaf frond is a perfect embellishment!
Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm very sorry to hear that DD lost one of her beloved dogs. Your lovely card will bring her some comfort, Mary. On the other hand, I'm pleased to hear that you and Joe are doing better. I hope his tests all turn out well and that you find that perfect balance between La-Zee and Mo-Jo, haha!! Hugs, Darnell

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, pleased to hear that that you both are on the mend, hope all goes well with the test results for your hubby.
How sad to loose a pet, they are so much part of the family, but you card for your daughter is just lovely, beautifully designed and a lovely image.
It's certainly true that if there are other pets around they feel the loss too.
You take care, Kate x

Pam said...

So sorry to hear about your DD's dog Reilly. It is so hard when a cherished pet passes away after having them for so long. I know first hand, my beloved cat Cricket passed away in February. I had her for 14 years and she was my baby, I miss her so much even now!
Your card is beautiful and I know it will be much appreciated!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Nancy Stislow said...

I am so sorry to hear about Reilly but I'm sure this beautiful card will be a comfort to her, Mary! What a wonderful layout for your beautifully colored image.

Sarah said...

I am so very sorry to hear that Really has crossed the rainbow bridge. I am sure the card was well received as it's so lovely xx

Redanne said...

Oh Mary, I am so very sad to hear about Reilly but I guess they would not have wanted Reilly to suffer. Still, I am very sorry.

Your card is beautiful and I am sure it will bring comfort to your Daughter. On a more positive note, pleased to hear that hubby is feeling better. I am not surprised your mojo has gone 'walkies', you have had a lot to contend with my friend! Hopefully when hubby has got his results, things will improve - i hope. Hugs, Anne xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You can't do this to me, Mary. I'm so confused already. My friend recently made a pet sympathy card with this exact stamp so I found myself wondering if I just imagined that? The card is quite a beaut and I'm sorry that it is for such a sad occasion. Our fur babies mean the world to us. PJ

PS.. What's OBDB?

crafty-stamper said...

Sorry to hear about your daughters dog been there done that- they sooo get to your heart-the best dog we had died about 24 years ago and it still has me in tears when I think about him,said I would never have another and we have had cats since -but when my son and partner split up she threw the dog out too and who has she latched onto ??? me and is slowly getting to me even sleeps next to me on our bed at night lol-love the card and image and have you thought od googling images-https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=greyhounds-images&safe=off&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0j-aOtPnPAhWGWRoKHQWIClAQsAQIHQ&biw=1920&bih=922
Carol x

Carol L said...

That's a shame your daughter had to put down her beloved dog, but hopefully she found comfort in the pretty card you made for her! The dog looks comfortable lying in his bed made of grass and flowers, and the embossing is just beautiful. I'm glad to hear you and the Mister are feeling better these days though, because being sick is the pits!! Take good care and hopefully better and much healthier days are coming! (hugs)

coldwaters2 said...

Such sad news about Reilly but your card is such a wonderful tribute to him, the image, colours and card design are so lovely
hugs
lorraine x

Sheila H said...

What a nice card, Mary. Your coloring is beautiful as always. I'm so sorry you all lost your doggie. It's wonderful that you and your hubby are better. Blessings to you all.

*Vicki* said...

AWE! I'm so sorry for the loss of a beloved pet! So sad to hear, but I'm sure with your adorable and sweet card this will help add to your comfort for being there for her. Love the sweet image and your wonderful colors too! The texture in the background is stunning.

Glad to hear that your hubby is doing better and here's hoping you can catch some mojo soon! Sending hugs!

pam said...

Sorry to hear such sad new regarding your DD dog, my heart goes out to the family, been their a few times and it`s heartbreaking.
Sure they will appreciate this beautiful card you have made Mary.
Hugs Pam x

Donna said...

What a darling card that will bring your daughter comfort! Such a precious image and great design.

cotnob said...

Such a lovely card Mary, I'm sure it was much appreciated.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

Such a sad time This image is sweet and gentle.........Lis

Loll said...

I'm sure DD appreciate your lovely card in honour of Reilly. So sad to lose a member of the family. It's good to hear that the other two dogs are adjusting to life as a duo. xx

Liz said...

Sad news that your DD had to put Reilly down. I'm sure your beautiful card was really appreciated. xx

Kim Heggins said...

So sorry to hear about your daughters dog...never an easy thing to deal with and go through. Your card is so sweet and I am sure your daughter will appreciate that you made this for her.