Thursday, January 14, 2010


I just finished my first accordion book layout. The accordion book was a gift from one of my former students. She had decorated the book with a cat stamp on the cover. I've been holding on to this book a couple of years, waiting for the right time to use it. Rosie, my husband's cat of 17 years passed away last year (she'd been with him a lot longer than I have). It hit him pretty hard. When I recently ran across photos of her, I remembered the accordion book and, well, the rest is history!

I purchased a little package of cat embellishments (stickers and ribbon) by Miss Elizabeth's Scrapbook Accessories at the Dollar Tree , used some coordinating scrap paper and finished it off with a little silver crown sticker atop Rosie's head. I think the book turned out cute, and my husband loves his little memory book.


  1. That is a cool album and a great gift for your DH! WTG!

  2. That is so cool! It is so hard to say goodbye to a cat that has been part of your family so long. I need to do the same for myself. My cat died when I was 19-he was 19. Sad! I have never wanted another pet since. Maybe a book like that would help me heal my broken heart? Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Love this memorial to your beloved cat! It's beautiful!! We lost our cat who was only 12yo and it hit my dh very hard as well. My dd did a tribute book and it does help in the grieving.