Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #3

Challenge #3 with Scrapbookaholic by Abby is to use an animal and the color orange to create your project with. The ASPCA ( has an important annual event in April, it is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Each year, the ASPCA urges supporters across the country to support their efforts and "Go Orange for Animals". If you would would like to participate in the Challenge please go to Scrapbookaholic by Abby to get the details to see how to link your project up. I did a "mini" album using chipboard pieces from GCD Studio Chip Art, they were actually banners that I turned into a book. My project is about a kitten that my husband men watched as it was getting run over by a coal train in the rail yards where he works. All they were able to do was stand and watch as this little kitten got tossed to and fro under the train. When it had passed one of the men ran to see if it was still alive - anticipating his sure death or at least him being maul pretty seriously. When he got to the kitten he was just meowing and because of the heat of the rail and railroad ties his paws were burnt and he wasn't able to stand. His left eye was swollen from being knocked around from being under the train. The guys brought the kitten to my husbands office and tried to take care of his needs, at the end of the day though someone had to take the kitten home and guess where he went... When my husband came in he was carrying a box, of course I asked him what is in, he just looked at me and I knew right then that it was some kind of animal, I looked in the box and here was this littlest kitten that I had ever seen with a Cup Of Chicken Noodle Soup. (he said that is all he had in his office). I laughed so hard, so you guessed it we became the proud caregivers to Gracie

So we named him "Gracie" because we felt like he was saved by God's Grace, a co-worker added on the "Coal Train" when we discovered the girl kitten was a boy kitten. Gracie was so small our remote control was bigger than he was.

I did some journaling in the little pamphlet I made on the left side of the book At the time we also had a 5month old Yorkie "Charlie" that we had just got. For what ever reason Gracie has always thought of Charlie as his mommy. They are so funny to watch togethey have become inseparable friends

They are so funny to watch togethey have become inseparable friends. When Gracie would get tired he wouldther and lay imy wooden bowl to rest and I think at times to hide from Charlie. I never knew how busy a kitten could be, he played and played and then he would just sleep for hours at a time.

SUPPLIES: My Minds Eye Stella Rose Mabel Collection American Crafts Catnip Phrase and Accent Stickers Basic Grey Dog/Cat Clips Deja View Wonderful Words Alphabets Chestnut Roan Ink


  1. What a great story:) Loved the part about the chicken noodle soup:) Love your mini it is great!

  2. How sweet of you to share such a wonderful story and a fabulous mini album. It's beautiful. Good luck in the challenge!

  3. :'( bawaaawaawaa I am crying my eyes out!!!!!!!!! What a story Pam!! and that cute album is just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to confess......... I am not a cat lover..... but this just might have changed that!!!

    Love all of it!!!!!!!!

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  5. what a WONDERFUL story and that album turned out just darling! thanks for sharing it! Our kitten came to us in a traumatic way too (fell down a well for 3-4 days until we rescued him). I must do "Lucky" an album like this too!!!

  6. OK, it's official. I'm crying. What a wonderful mini album - and a great story about your kitty.

  7. what an awesome album!!! I love everything about it! TFS!