Happy Tuesday everyone! Kim here to share a heartfelt layout with you today! It has been ten months since our dear Java left us for “puppy fields in the sky” and I still am surprised to come home and not be greeted by her, 14 years of unconditional love forms routines!
My process for this page came together easily, I think because the subject is so dear to my heart. I had saved some of the thoughtful cards sent to us when we had to put Java down. I think originally I couldn’t throw them out because it made her passing so final and I was genuinely surprised that people had sent them, after all to some she was “just a dog”.
When I came across the Graphic 45 paper collection “Raining Cats & Dogs”, I knew it was time to pull the cards out to save forever! This paper collection was perfect for Java’s gentle, classic soul! I love the journal cards that come with the collection and used them on this page to frame words from my saved cards.
The little paw prints at the top, are replicas of Java’s paw prints sent to us along with a beautiful card by the wonderful team at our veterinary clinic. I don’t know if they appreciate how much they meant to us [my son keeps a copy of them in his wallet!]. I scanned them into Photoshop Elements to delete the background of the paper they came on and saved them as a PNG file. I imported into my electronic die cutting machine and resized them to fit the corner of the page – they cut beautifully and where the perfect final touch to my page!
I hope I have inspired you to save some of those cards you get [for any reason] and put them to use. Sometimes they are all the journaling you need! NOW GO HUG YOUR PETS!
*R.I.P. Sweet Java*