Friday, September 2, 2011

I am addicted to a huge fan of Tumblr. One of the people I follow had to put her cat to sleep recently. Although I'm more of a dog person, photos of her cat is one of the things that drew me to her Tumblr in the first place. She has a unique way of looking at her subjects, and her cat was one of her favorites. She would have humorous conversations with her cat as well and let us all in on them. I couldn't help but get attached and a bit emotional when it came to an end.

I wanted to let her know I was sad for her loss, so I made her a sympathy card. Using photo-quality paper, I printed out a photograph she had taken of her cat and fancied up the corners with a pretty punch. She loves pink and green together, so I layered those colors onto a blank card I picked up at Michael's (one of a package of 8) and then glued a metal "remember" embellishment under the photo. My Tumblr friend was very touched by the gesture.

I hadn't made a greeting card in forever, and although it was a sad occasion, I very much enjoyed making it. With the price of cards these days, I'm looking forward to doing this more often.

And I'm happy to report, my Tumblr friend became a foster mom to a little dog through her local animal shelter. Within a week or so she made it official by adopting the little guy and has begun posting photos of him and his sweet self. I love happy endings!