Here is my page. I am so sad because Maggie, my sweet kitty on this page, died today. She was perfectly fine last weekend when I made my page. She all of a sudden got sick and in three days she was dead. :(
Clues I used... Evidence: Striped paper, floral paper, frames, gold metal, mesh, fabric; Testimony: Etiquette guide.
I used this sketch from Sketchbook 365 as a starting point for my page design.
Here are some details. My background paper is really old--by Fancy Pants. I've been trying to be a little more daring than usual by using stuff like gesso, and I swiped a bunch on my paper and then hated the way it looked, so I rotated the paper and covered up as much as I can. I kind of like the way just a little bit peeks out at the top.
The playing cards are cut from a Crate Paper Restoration paper. I tucked a little piece of mesh behind there that I had leftover from another layout. And I adore these BasicGrey chipboard letters. Love the polka dots and love the size, which is perfect for my 8 x 8 pages.
The flower is constructed of three flowers cut from a BasicGrey PB&J paper, and I separated each layer with pop dots. That gold brad is about ten years old--when brads started showing up on layouts in magazines, I bought a whole box of them at the office supply store. The striped paper is from Echo Park's Note to Self--that paper almost matches the palette exactly. The cream paper beneath it is by My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart--love that collection).
The polka dot below and the chipboard flowers are also from the BasicGrey PB&J collection. I found a little gold frame in my stash that I've had for eons. It's by Jest Charming. That tells you how old it is!
I cut the arrows from a PB&J chevron paper. That burlap is a little scrap I had leftover from another layout I made a while back, and I used it for the fabric clue.
I had planned to write my journaling today. I had it planned out in my head all week. I'm so sad writing it right now, remembering what a sweet, polite kitty Maggie was.
Miss Maggie's Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior
- Be social and friendly to guests, even if they're strangers.
- Don't go places you're not allowed. Even though you may want to come into the library, wait patiently outside and look longingly through the window.
- Greet your parents at the door every evening when they come home.
- Warm your dad's lap when he sits down to watch TV.
- Go exploring, but just on the deck. Go back inside when told to do so.
- Don't whine--just make sweet, soft little requests.
- Learn to look directly into your parent's eyes, even though it's hard for you.
- Fit neatly into boxes, bags, little spaces behind books on the shelf, or any other enclosed spot.
- Allow your younger brother and sister to eat first. Sit patiently behind them until they're done.
- Tiptoe quietly on click-clack kitty toes.
- Don't scratch the furniture on purpose, even if your sister does.
- Be ready to entertain your parents by running madly after the red dot from the laser pointer.
- Even if you're sick, don't complain.
There's going to be more, but I'm crying and having trouble seeing through my tears. :(
RIP, Sweet Maggie.
On a happier note, the reveal this week is fabulous, as always. Come see, and come play--lots of awesome prizes this month from three sponsors.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page.