Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Tribute to Sammy - for DigiStamps4Joy

When I made this card a couple weeks ago for the new "animal" challenge starting today on the DigiStamps4Joy challenge blog, I had no idea it would end as a tribute to my wonderful dog, Sammy.
My Golden Retriever, Sammy, age 9, died Oct 9, 2014, from 2 cancerous tumors.  He will be missed more than words can say.  This card sums up my feelings for him:
This was one of the first images I fell in love with when joining the DigiStamps4Joy design team.  It is so sweet, and takes me back to my childhood. 
This digi is called "best friends" and is drawn by Margy.  She is so good at animal images!
I colored the image with Copic markers. The sentiment is computer generated. 
Sammy  and I liked to sit on the front deck together, watching the world go by. I would usually sit with my arm around him, like this image.  Wherever I went, he was with me.  He often laid at my feet, keeping them warm.  I will miss my boy for a long, long time.
The designer paper is from Fancy Paper -- Summer's End. I used a Spellbinder's Label die in 2 sizes, and a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The heart chipboard is also from Fancy Pants.
I found a couple of my favorite pictures of my husband and Sammy. They are just finishing up a run together. It didn't matter the season or the weather -- they were out there together.

Come join the Animal Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy.  You have 2 weeks. 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG (1 of 5)
AUD Sentiments -- ATG (1 of 5)
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- Things that start with the Letter 'G' (Golden Retriever and green ribbon)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -- Animals (add DT)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- 'O' is for 'Old Paper' -- had it at least 2 years


  1. Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet boy passing. It's so hard to lose a loving, loyal pet. I know he was such a big part of your lives. You and DH are in my prayers.

  2. Julie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your card is wonderful and perfectly encompasses the love you have with your furbabies.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Lovely card! Hoping that you find comfort and peace.

  4. so sorry your card says it all. bless you. hugs

  5. So sorry for your loss. They are such lovely friends our pets and give us the comfort and calm we need in life.
    You have done your friend proud with your sweet looking card. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this time.
    Love n hugs

  6. Such a lovely image and great layout. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

  7. Beautiful tribute, Julie. I know you are all missing your beloved Sammy. Thank you for sharing this lovely card and the sweet photos. Big sorry for your loss. xo

  8. I'm so sorry for your loss. We have a yellow lab that is part of our family, not just our pet. Beautiful tribute to your furry family member.

  9. Julie, I'm so sorry to hear about Sammy. That is so hard, I hope you are doing ok. You sure picked the best image for a tribute to Sammy, how perfect with the little girl sure a darling card. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  10. Cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  11. So sorry about the loss of your wonderful dog Sammy. I feel for you and a lovely tribute to him. Thanks for sharing this with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  12. Oh this is so cute. Great design with the green ribbon and adorable image. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  13. great ictures and card thanks for sharing at crafty sentients

  14. A sweet card, great image and lovely bright colours. Glad you have wonderful memories of your "Sammy"
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.