"I feel a card coming" is what Mr. Chocolate said the minute we got an email about the loss of a friend's beloved canine companion Freddie. Being married to a card maker, he knew that went without saying.
For so many people their four legged friends are so much more than pets. I know our little girl is. She's been my constant companion for the last 15 years and I dread the inevitable day . Like our friend's dog, ours knows when someone's sick or hurt or just having a bad day and knows when we need her to just sit w/us. The increase in therapy animals and hospitals bringing pets in to see patients suggests that there's some science behind this. When my son was in undergrad, his college brought puppies in during finals to reduce stress.
Naturally I wanted to acknowledge this loss and send some small comfort to our friend.
I save all of my scraps so I went to my scrap bin and pulled out some coordinating pieces along with some angel wings from my embellishments stash. When working w/ scraps they sometimes dictate the design.
Layered the pieces as shown and punched a heart from a scrap of black glitter cardstock. I wanted to show that Freddie's heart will always be w/our friend even now that he's a guardian angel.
Here's my little baby. She's old, she's toothless, she can barely see and she has our heart!