Friday, June 29, 2012

Miss Abby - PDEC 52 - Week 26

Happy Friday Bloggers,

It has been a HOT week here in North Texas.  Temps on Tuesday topped at 107 degrees!!  Hope you are staying cool wherever you are.

This week at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges we were challenged to make a project about someone or something that has left footprints on your life/heart.  Well in my case it is pawprints on my life.  I chose to make a tag commerating the life of Miss Abby the Tabby.  I adopted Abby from a pet store that had taken in an owner surrender cat.  She was already named Abby so I stuck with the name.  Abby was a black/gray tabby.  Her previous owner had Abby's front claws removed since they had small children.  Abby was a 'cushion and cream' kitty or in plain speak ... VERY SPOILED!!!  She and I did most everything together.  She was not one to go riding in a car though.  Other than that she was a real sport about everything.  I enjoy counted cross-stitching and Abby enjoyed sitting on my lap and chasing the thread.  She also thought that she was supposed to lay on the quilt that was in the frame being quilted.  Abby soon got her own perch at the quilting frame as well.

After I got married and moved to an apartment Abby got very curious about the outdoors.  I would open the front door to a crack and Abby would poke her face through the crack and 'peek' at the world.  Since our front door was a ways from the street we did not get a lot of foot traffic.  Abby would jump back from the door every time there was an unfamiliar noise.  One day a little kitty popped in on Abby.  She panicked and started hissing up a storm.  The poor little kitty had no clue what was wrong with that strange Tabby.  They soon became fast friends and I made a fast friend of the kitty's mom across the way.  There are tons more stories I could tell about Miss Abby.  Don, my husband, had never had a pet before.  Abby and he were fast friends.  He was quite fanatical about Abby.  If Abby was out of canned food, he would go to the market for her at ANY time, day or night!  Lot's of wonderful memories.  Well, let's get on to the "Abby" project.

Miss Abby the Tabby
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow feature
Cat:  PAISLEY, pg 73, Cat cut @ 2.5"
Border:  MEOW, pg 5, Pawprint Border cut @ 1.5"
Cardstock:  The Paper Compnay and Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (Spring Fling and Summer Days Combo Stack)
Fibers:  Stash (Yellow ribbon)
Stickers:  Provo Craft (Alphabitties - Pixie Serif Black)
Accents:  Studio G (Yellow Self Adhesive Gem)

I was so excited when my new MEOW cart arrived.  Had to include it on this tag.  Can't wait to put this one to use again.  With three cats it won't be long before I have another page to add to the album.

PRIZES - This is the last week for the wonderful prizes from Lucy Kelleher (USA) and Darla Haverstock (Canada), so ... 1) make a project with Footprints, 2) stop by Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges (or add below) to add your link.  Please put USA or Canada behind your name since we will be giving away one prize in USA and one in Canada.  Also, stop by these sweet ladies blogs and websites to check out their goods.

A $17.95 value!!
SHOP USA with Lucy Kelleher

A $17.95 value!!
SHOP CANADA with Darla Haverstock
Toodles and Happy Crafting,


Arin said...

Pets leave the best prints on our hearts! It is great to check out your blog and meet you, since we now share space on a wonderful desing team, FCCB. I will be wonderful gettting to know you and "Abby". :-)

Janis said...

Beautiful kitty! So glad you are staying with the team another year. Thank you for all your positive posts and pretty creations. :) Janis

Expressions By Elaine said...

Your tag is adorable, love the cat & paw print cuts! And such a sweet story about Abby(:


Berni Cuttino said...

She is cute and adorable. Love cats. so independent. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs