Oh So Lucky

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Do you ever create a layout, card, or project, and after you're done and you really get the chance to look at it, you're thinking "Wow, I made that!"  (Cue the crazy, happy dancing, and weird looks from your husband).  Well, yep, that's pretty much me with this layout.

This is a layout I've been dreaming up for a while: the story of how lucky we are to still have our little Maria in our lives.  You can read the (just a bit) longer story here, but basically here's the short version:

We adopted Maria in November of 2010.  In April of 2011, shortly after Alex and I were married, we took Maria to the vet and found out she had a cancerous growth inside her stomach.  Although the vet gave her 2 weeks to live, we decided to spend lots of money to have her spayed anyways.  And, its a good thing we did!  It's been 1 1/2 years since we had her spayed, and the growth has not grown at all since we spaying.  We feel so extremely lucky and are always counting our blessings that we have gotten to spend so much time with her.

Oh So Lucky.

Journaling reads: Alex and I have been "oh so lucky" to have this little lady in our lives for as long as we have.  From the day we brought her home, she has been riddled with health problems.  It's hard to believe that this little bunny has cost us near $2,000 in medical bills!  But, looking at these photos, and cuddling with her each day, reminds us every penny was worth it.  She's no longer the feisty little thing she used to be.  She may be a Daddy's girl, but she loves Mommy too.  We are so thankful each day for the time we get to spend with her.  I am so happy we were able to give her a healthy and stress-free life and a loving home.  9/30/12
Products used: background paper: Cloud 9 Design; patterned paper (dotted) and fabric paper (flowers): Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; cardstock (white and pink): Recollections; alphabet stickers (mini and glitter): Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; punches: Martha Stewart Crafts (bunny), Fiskars (small heart), and other (ribbon); die cut (Daddy's Little Girl): Echo Park; spray mist: Tattered Angels; other: scalloped circle punch, sanding block, acrylic paint.
Can I just say how much more fun it is to create girly, pretty layouts?  I just love being able to use pink and Dear Lizzy products on layouts like this.  (And I've been saving all my Dear Lizzy products specifically for memories of this little one).  Here is the sketch I used for this layout (this layout participated in a Chinese Whispers challenge over at Club CK):

Thanks for taking the time to look, as always, and hope you're having a great Saturday!

Kelster Jean   

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