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Remembering Jujubee

Hello, friends.  If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that we lost our sweet cat, Jujubee, last Christmas Eve, and that my husband and I were quite torn up about it.  After a few months, I can now talk about her and remember her without getting choked up.  But I still feel her absence, and I miss her terribly.  I crafted this layout of my sweet girl that is up on the Core’dinations blog today.

VivianKehCoredinationsJujubeeLayout_AI chose a photo of her when she was in her prime, during a period of my life in which I had a cozy little backyard with lots of grasshoppers for her to hunt.  She really was such a coquette – flirtatious, feminine, and with the prettiest markings.  So I chose pink as a major color, and played with sanding edges of the deeper colored die-cuts for a subtle, quiet, elegant result.

VivianKehCoredinationsJujubeeLayout_BI die-cut these pretty birds using Core’dinations Core Essentials in  Burgundy, sanding the edges.  For a bit of dimension, I propped the birds’ wings up on a small pop dot.

VivianKehCoredinationsJujubeeLayout_CThe pretty flourishes were crafted the same way, creating nice movement without being distracting.

VivianKehCoredinationsJujubeeLayout_DTo soften the horizontal lines of the composition, I added some Sizzix die-cut branches  in a  softer hue, “Concerto,” and paper punched some dainty blossoms in “Snowflake.”

VivianKehCoredinationsJujubeeLayout_EThis butterfly in the softest tint, “Rose Embroidery,” was dry embossed and sanded to further the natural theme of this layout.

Hope you’ll stop by the Core blog to see a card project as well!


Core’dinations – Core Essentials in Burgundy, Concerto, Rose Embroidery, and Snowflake, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Dies and Embossing Folders
Fiskars – Small Floral Punch
My Mind’s Eye – Patterned Paper
Prima – Self-adhesive Gems

21 thoughts on “Remembering Jujubee

  1. Oh Vivian… She is a cutie. And what a gorgeous layout you shared. Very pretty, feminine and full of love.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  2. Aww Jujubee, look at her sitting so proud & pretty surrounded by mummy’s beautiful layout!! You are so brave Vivian – of course you still feel her absence.. It’ll be 7 & 1/2 years since my precious boy went to ‘kitty forever garden! & I still miss him. Thinking of you & Jujubee. C :))

  3. a beautiful remembrance of a beautiful cat; it brought tears to my eyes. i would love to know which embossing folder you used for the butterfly, i have a mojor thing for butterflies. thanks

  4. What a wonderful page and so sweet….know she’ll always be in your heart and mind! It’s so difficult not to think of them often when they been such a sweet and loving part of life!! Hugs

    • thanks for the compliments, debbie! 15 years is a nice, long life. I think Jujubee was around 12 years old when she passed. Going to miss hangin’ with you and the gals on the forum!!!

  5. She is so sweet. I am so very sorry and think that you did such a great job of creating a “love layout” for her. PS – your projects are up on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog today. Thanks again for guesting!!!

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