Sometimes we get caught up in documenting only the fun and happy things in life. I think it makes sense because we often try to forget things that were sad and stressful. But every so often there is a sad story that I want to document. Last weekend while I was minding my grand kitty, Mo, I had a very frightful 1.5 hours where I thought that he was lost. I had left the back door opened while I let Lady out. I thought that Mo had snuck out. Needless to say I was freaking out. I love that little guy. We searched the neighbourhood and I cried lots. In the end, Diane came to look for him and found him hiding in the basement ceiling rafters of our storage room. I was never so relieved to see that little head poke out of the ceiling. Eric used his best fireman skills to finally get him down. (Yes, he has a few cat rescues on his resume.)
The "Baxter" collection from Studio Calico was great for this page. I like the dark background paper. I didn't want this to have a cheery happy feeling. I didn't use a sketch. I just worked around the envelop that holds my story of the saga.
Next up is a cute little photo of Lady at the dog park last year. I used the "Baxter" collection again. It is so great that there are papers for dogs and cats in this collection.
Here's the sketch from Page Maps.
Lastly, I wanted to document my love of Dr. Seuss and how I have been collecting it for years. I used the the "365" collection from Chickaniddy.
Here's another sketch from Page Maps.
I am really enjoying the smaller pages. So much so, that I picked up another 8.5 x 11 album at HomeSense last week for $7. It was a steal! It is funny how I seem to be heading back to my earlier scrappy days with smaller pages and cleaner scrapping. There has definitely been a shift.