Monday, March 1, 2010

Scrappy: December Daily

I know! I know! It's almost March- why am I just now posting my finished December Daily? Because I JUST finished it! Every couple of weeks I make a Scrappy To-Do list of sketches I want to work on, DT assignments, and new ideas. Scrappy time is not very frequent with grad school, so I try to make the time I do have effective by knowing what I want to work on! I've been meaning to finish my December Daily, but needed to heal from our Christmas loss. On Christmas Eve our dear dog Pepper went to the vet and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. She spent two days in an emergency vet's office 45 minutes away. We saw her on Christmas and then she took a turn for the worse the next day. We were able to see her right before she died and it was one of the worst things I've ever seen in my life. I just put Christmas away for a while, but this week I felt inspired to finish the album.
Pages 1 & 2
Pages 4, 5, 6 & 7
Pages 7 & 8







This last page is what inspired me to finish the album. The Starbucks coffee sleeve will always remind me of the trips to see Pepper. On Christmas after seeing Pepper, the only thing open was Starbucks, so we stopped for some White Chocolate Mochas. This week's challenge at Handmade Love was to incorporate something non-scrapbooking related on a layout. I knew that I had this sleeve and wanted to use it as a pocket. I put a well-worn copy of the song I sang on Christmas Eve in the pocket.


Please join us for this week's challenge and stop by to see the other DT members take on the challenge!!

13 comments:

Mary said...

Hi Rachel, I am sorry for your loss. Our pets become such a part of our lives, and they give such unconditional love.

I am glad you posted your finished pages. They are wonderful!

Hugs,
Mary

Tracy said...

Love your December Daily. I noticed we used some of the same papers. Actually they are similar.
If you havent seen it you can check it out here http://tracystreasures-tracy.blogspot.com/2010/01/picture-overload.html
Tracy

Marlene said...

This is beautiful. I actually had tears in my eyes reading your post. I so know what it's like to lose a treasured pet. My heart goes out to you.

j.leija said...

so sorry to hear about your loss. they really do become part of the family! and your album turned out beautifully! you've inspired me to finish mine this week!

Jingle said...

That looks really great! I love what you did with the album!

NancyJones said...

ohhhhh IM sooo very sorry about your dog. That is so sad. Our Fur babies are so much a part of our families. It is hard to lose them. (((hugs)))

I really love your December Daily. Don't feel bad Mine is still not finished. I got ill and have yet to complete it. So you are ahead of me lol. (I have the photos printed though whewwhew!) maybe before next Christmas.

melissac said...

Rachel--your album is beautiful!! Definitely a treasure!! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself in your scrapping!! HUGS!!

DebW said...

I am so glad I am not the only one who did not finish by Dec 31st!! Thank you for making me feel less guilty! LOL!
Nice work!

DebW said...

and I wanted to add, I'm so sorry you lost Pepper :(

Michele Brooks said...

This is a beautiful project and it was very touching to read about your pet. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Vicki said...

So sorry for the loss of your sweet doggie.
Holy cow, that's an awesome album you made!

Lydia said...

I love this book, especially the use of the cup holder, that is pure awesome!!

allyson joy said...

what a perfect little christmas mini!!! love all the work you put into this!!! its beautiful!!!
{xoxo}