3 New pages & my stressful weekend

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3 New pages & my stressful weekend

Hi ladies! Sorry I wasn't around this weekend, it was crazy busy (I worked 12 hrs Sat. and then had to go in on Sunday for inventory, all while we had company Fri-Sun, and met up with other friends an hour away on Fri. afternoon.). It was also stressful because we gave away our dog Kasey, I've been pretty emotional about it but it needed to be done, we don't have the time to train him properly and it seemed like all we did with him was get mad and scream. I don't want Kaitlyn to grow up thinking that the only thing you do with pets is scream at them (which she had started to do - when he barked she would yell 'NO!' at him). So it was time to give him away - we found a family thru Kijiji that has a fenced acerage, 2 kids (3 + 8), she's a SAHM and wants to take the time to train him, so we felt comfortable giving him to them. I still bawled when they took him though. It's been a weird couple days without him, routines are out of whack and stuff, but I know we'll get used to it and he's with a family who will give him lots of love and attention.

Anyways - before I start crying again, I have a few new pages (I think - I can't remember if I shared the last one or not).

A friend of mine started designing and asked me to be on her CT, so I said sure (like I wasn't busy enough!)

I did this one over the weekend in 5 min. spurts. I don't usually use busy background paper so that was distracting me from thinking if it was finished or not.

And I can't remember if I shared this or not- it is for a template challenge at Scrap Orchard

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Ooh, Trina, I LOVE the first one! That's one of my favorites of yours! The colors all work so well together, and the picture is just gorgeous!!!

And I'm sorry about your doggie, although it sounds like you guys made a good (but tough, I'm sure) decision. :openarms:

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Sorry about your dog. Hugs. That is really hard. Andrea definately thinks that yelling at our cats is normal. We had to have them declawed just so we would stop yelling at them so much.

Love the first page. It is my favorite of the 3. If I can remember when I get home, I'm going to add it to my scraplift folder. Just love the twisted papers for the layering. The others are great too (as always).

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sorry about your dog Sad we have to give ours to my ILs for a while because we live in an apt and its just not fair to them to not have a backyard. but i lovee the pages!! those are great!

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Sorry to hear about your dog, but I'm sure his new family is having loads of fun with him! Biggrin

As always, I love your pages. You are making me wish I had a digi program!

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I'm sorry about your dog. But I totally relate - we had two kitties we got rid of when Andrew was 8-9 months old. It was hard, but it was for the best for them and for us. You definitely had good reasons and it sounds like you found him a good home.

I adore that first page!!!! And I actually like the busy-ness of the 2nd page. You did share the 3rd before, I remember because I was thinking I wanted to lift it. Wink

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:bigarmhug: Sorry about having to give Kasey away, but it sounds like he will have a great new home! I'm glad you got to do a page about him recently.

I am totally in love with your first page. Seriously! I love the curled/twisty papers that you layered with. And the colors are to die for on there!

I like your busy paper. It's a great contrast to "shy" actually. IYKWIM.

Btw, Kaitlyn's hair is getting so long! And you are a crazy woman for joining another CT! Smile

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So sorry to hear about your dog. :confused: Losing a pet is hard even if you know they are in good hands. I can't see your pages, but I am sure they are amazing!

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"auret" wrote:

Btw, Kaitlyn's hair is getting so long! And you are a crazy woman for joining another CT! Smile

I know! Geesh ... and it's actually a double CT- 1 CT for 2 designers ...

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aww i'm sorry about Kasey. It was for the best though. We are getting rid of our chinchillas once we find someone as well. They are WAAAAY more work than the daycare parent who gave them to us said they were :rolleyes: ...and with a baby hopefully on the way, there isn't room for them anyway.

I'm loving that first page of yours. It's perfect Biggrin

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I am so sorry you had to get rid of your dog. I actually know exactly how you feel as we went through the same thing where our dog deserved better than our family, it was very hard. You did a great job on the LOs, love all the colors you chose!

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Sorry to hear about your dog. But that is good you found a good family for him to go to.

Love the first page...now to see if I could make that work with paper scrapping. Hmmmm..

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It sounds like you are not alone in the act of rehoming your pet. I also have done that and know how hard that is. HUGS girl! I hope that the family loves and cares for him as much, if not more, than you did.

I LOVE that first LO. OMG Trina, it's awesome!! It just leaves me speechless seriously!! LOL But I must ask you how you get Kaitlyn's hair to look so nice. Lol I try to put Keeran's into a pony like that and she moves all around, hair falls out, it's just never that even looking. LOL Is there some hidden trick I'm missing?? Hers looks GREAT!!! Love everything about that page...it's stunning.

Oh and the other LOs are very nice as well. Smile

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"K9Trainer" wrote:

It sounds like you are not alone in the act of rehoming your pet. I also have done that and know how hard that is. HUGS girl! I hope that the family loves and cares for him as much, if not more, than you did.

I LOVE that first LO. OMG Trina, it's awesome!! It just leaves me speechless seriously!! LOL But I must ask you how you get Kaitlyn's hair to look so nice. Lol I try to put Keeran's into a pony like that and she moves all around, hair falls out, it's just never that even looking. LOL Is there some hidden trick I'm missing?? Hers looks GREAT!!! Love everything about that page...it's stunning.

Oh and the other LOs are very nice as well. Smile

LOL um ... no idea? I put her hair in ponytails when it's wet (I just wet the comb and then pull tight) ... She used to scream, but now I do it on the bathroom counter and give her something to play with - toothbrush works really well (since we brush her teeth right before I do her hair). I love that I don't have to curl it though, the back is naturally wavy. Smile

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So sorry about the dog. I also had to give my yorkie away when Damien was born Sad
s for the pages I love them! The first is my fave!!! I wish they had all that paper at a store!

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I'm sorry about you having to give away your dog, but it sounds like you made the best decision for your family. :bigarmhug:

The layouts are all wonderful! Actually I really love the 2nd one that you thought the paper was busy. Smile

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Carrie, have you tried those more rubber band type ponytails? Nothing stays in Anna's hair but those and I suppose they're bad for the hair, but honestly... keeping it up is more important at this time. You get a TON for really cheap, but they really only last one day's use. You can find them in the hair aisle.

Trina- I know it must have been difficult to give up your dog, but you did it for all the right reasons and everyone will be in a better place because of this. You can always try again when Kaitlyn's older.

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Aha!!! See I NEVER do it while Keeran's is wet, always dry. And her hair is so dry, and so fine, it is so hard to get it in there evenly. I never thought to wet it down. DUH!! LOL
See, that was the hidden trick.

And yes Michelle, I do use the ones you refer too. They do hold her hair up, I just have a hard time getting it to look so nice and straight. Smile