I started by picking the very first two pictures of my cat James Otis, aka Patriot. He is named after my favorite American revolutionary. James Otis was revolutionary before revolutionary was cool. He's the original. Samuel Adams called him The Patriot, so thus, my cat's nickname.
There was so much cute paper it was hard not to use it all on the one page.
My younger sister had passed away after a long illness, and that first year was pretty brutal for me. I missed her terribly. Her birthday rolled around in April and I had an incredibly hard week. I had always done something fun and special for her. I found myself in tears more often than not that week just because I missed her so much.
I knew I couldn't keep him, so I worked to socialize him and find him a good home...but oh, I didn't realize the extent to which God had answered that prayer for comfort. That morning He gave me a little tangible gift to show His comfort for me, and when God gives a gift, He makes what seems impossible for us, possible.
My husband didn't have any allergy problems with the kitten. He could even hold him and pet him and no sneezing, wheezing or red eyes. God had made it possible for us to keep him. And in the infinite wisdom and humor of God, James Otis was just the beginning of His amazing answer to my prayer that April morning. But more on that at another time. ;-D
The cat on the large heart is one I detail cut out of the cat silhouette paper. Then I covered it in Glossy Accents and Vintage Photo Distress Glitter.
For the top I did much the same as I did for the St. Patrick's frame a few posts back, I cut some of the paper up with Tim Holtz / Sizzix Banner die and attached it to twine. I added a few rhinestones to cover the glue dots where I adhered it.