Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WOYWW 165 - Canvas Reveal!!

I'm linking up to WOYWW hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground.  Creative people from all over the world link up every Wednesday to show their workdesks and sometimes what projects they are working on.   Make yourself comfortable, get a cup of coffee (or tea) and sit a while.  It's so much fun to see what everyone is working on. 

This is my first "baby announcement."  I had fun drawing the giraffes but I couldn't draw them small enough to get their whole body on the canvas.  I think it's pretty darn cute - what do you think?
Hello Mr. Giraffe
And a sad note.  My little conure, Tulip, passed away on Monday.  It was totally unexpected.  She was just a baby - less than a year old.  I miss her whistling for me in the morning and calling me sweetheart.  She had even started laughing like me.  Now it's just me and Katie dog.

It seems as though I've had one struggle after another - losing Daisy in March, health issues and now losing Tulip.  Sometimes life is just so dang rough.
My little Tulip taking a bath
As always I'll visit those that leave a comment and those that end in the same number as me.  I also visit others as I can.   



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Kay, big bloggy hugs coming your way from Downunder so sorry to hear of your wee birds passing...
My nephew had one he called Concorde (yes like the plane) and he accidentally trod on it and no no more Connie
Yes yes! your giraffes are very very cute - they are really are fun things to draw love them and elephants myself. Love your pancakes dwon below too - Shaz in oz.x #43

Neet said...

Oh Kay, I am so so sorry to hear of the passing of Tulip. Am sure you miss her tremendously, what a shame - so young.
Your canvas - sometimes I think it is better to have a partial image on something and I think it works fine on here. Lovely and bright - am sure it will be very very well received.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet xx #27

Danielle said...

I love your polka dotted giraffes. And I am so sorry to hear about your little Tulip. It is always difficult to lose a pet because they become so much a part of our families. Hugsxxx dani#26

sandra de said...

Oh that birdy is a treat as she has a bath.
Sandra @36

Terra said...

How sad you lost little Tulip; your giraffes turned out cute.

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, so sorry to hear about Tulip, you must miss her very much indeed, it is such a wrench when a beloved pet dies, I really feel for you.

On a happier note, I love the way the giraffes are not fully on the page, it gives a project a nice perspective, in my humble opinion. It really is a very cute canvas.

Happy WOYWW, and extra big crafty hugs, Anne x #58

Lynn Holland said...

Awh little tulip x x x x
Here's a hug from the Doodly birds.

Your canvas is so cute Kay, you clever thing xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Adorable canvas, and condolences on the loss of your little friend. Lovely to have picture - maybe you should commemorate her on a canvas for your next project? Then she can be there, looking own on your desk, still.

Mary Anne (8)

Annie said...

Sending you big hugs this morning. We had to have our daughter and son-in-law's dog put to sleep in the middle of the night last night whilst they are away on honeymoon so know just how you must be feeling :-(
A x #64

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Animals leave such an enormous gap when they die, don't they? Tulip must have given you great joy in her time with you... keep your chin up, Kay. Sending big hugs xxxx
LLJ #1 xx
PS I prefer the fact that the giraffes are off the page - it's funkier, really like it!

Eliza said...

Oh my I am so sorry for your loss, I do hope you can catch the huge cyber hug that is coming to you now. On a bright note that is now 3 bad things now everything can only get better. Your giraffes are great and so, so cute you have done an excellent job.

Thanksf or visiting me see you next time.
Eliza #16 again.

May said...

Sending you a big hug today.. sorry to hear about little Tulip.. It is so hard when we loose a pet.. take care x x x
love the canvas! well done it's fabulous.. x
Regarding how I stamp.. I normally stamp the whole of a A4 page, then I have a bunch ready if I need them...sometimes I will just stamp one image the cut out.. But as I normally get covered in ink.. I tend to do a lot in the one go..hugs may x x x#12

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw Kay, so sorry about Tulip...you'll miss her company.The canvas is great, bet Carson's mum was really pleased..I like the off the edge giraffes - much less contrived that way.

VonnyK said...

So sorry about Tulip, you get so attached to parrots. I don't know what I'd do if my Charlie passed away. Sending lots of hugs your way, so sad.
I love your cute little giraffes.
Keep smiling.
Von #35

Glenda said...

So sorry about your Tulip! We love our babies so and when we lose them it hurts so much. Love your canvas...very cute. Glenda 93

Shoshi said...

So sorry to hear about you losing your beloved Tulip. Our pets have a way of working their way into our hearts and completely stealing them away, don't they. We've lost several kitties and know how it tears you apart.

A wonderful birth announcement! I love the little giraffes - they are so sweet! Well done!

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment - hope you enjoy looking at last week's post about the 80th birthday card (the recipient loved it by the way!).

Happy WOYWW,

Debs Willis said...

Hi Kay, so sorry to hear about Tulip - somsetimes life does that though, throwing several horrid things our way in quick succession. Hope you pick up soon

Debs xx

kay said...

so sorry to hear about tulip,do hope this is the last of your sadness and some sunshine is due your way,and your giraffes are so cute
have a super woyww
kay #82

Victoria said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Tulip. Our pets have a special place in our hearts.
Make sure Katie gives you extra big hugs.
The canvas is marvellous - what a lovely way to announce a birth!
Victoria no.71

Francesca said...

So sorry to hear that your little birdie Tulip has died, it is never easy when one's pet departs. Love the canvas. Hugs Francesca #90

Helen said...

Hi Kay. Thanks for popping to see me. I am so sorry to hear about Tulip. She looks a cutie. Keep going Kay good times will come again soon I am sure. On a lighter note your canvas is fab you are right to be pleased with the very cute giraffes! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 19

Trish Latimer said...

Oh no, how sad about Tulip :( Hope things feel better soon xxxx Trish #10

Jaki Morris said...

Ah, always sad when we lose someone or something close to us.

Take care and who knows what might be around the corner?

Jakix #112

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So sorry to hear about Tulip. It is tough to lose a pet (AKA a loved one). You canvas is lovely and I like the giraffes holding the banner. It is very cute and they whole giraffe didn't need to be on the canvas to make it work. Take care, ya hear?!

butlersabroad said...

Oh Kay, what a sad loss for you, that makes two sad losses this year. Love the little giraffe birth announcement though.

Sending hugs
Brenda 3

Erika said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news Kay but love you canvas. Hugs Erika. #114

Danielle said...

Kay, to answer your question about the teething worms, they are filled stiffly with cotton batting. dani #26

Mrs F said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news Kay, Tulip was no age at all, you seem to be having a rough time of it. Sending hugs over the water :)

Great canvas, your giraffes are very cute. TFS

Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me xx

Anne said...

Sorry to read about Tulip and that you've not been well. I do hope things will grt better for you from now on. Love the giraffe canvas. Thanks for visiting me on yesterday's post. Take care. Anne x #129

Di said...

Oh Kay, a big tear just rolled down my cheek for you. So sad about Tulip :( Len just went 'Aw' as well 'cos I used to show him photos of her on your blog.

On a brighter note - love your canvas. Better days will be ahead but here's a huge {{HUG}} meanwhile.

Happy WOYWW, Di x #11

Ali H said...

Hi Kay - thanks for coming by earlier - sorry to hear about Tulip.
great canvas - maybe you could make a project to remember happy times with Tulip to cheer yourself up ? Hugs Ali

scrappymo! said...

I am so sorry about your little bird.
I will show her picture to Miss C. She will be sad for you too.
I have a cheery little bird story that might cheer you up a wee bit.

Little Miss C is having a bird rescue group bring birds for her 6th birthday in October. She has asked for "no presents" just a possible donation for the bird rescue people when they arrive.
She had great fun listening to us read to her about different animal rescue groups...It was a toss up between the Donkey Rescue near our RV resort or the parrots...the birds won out:)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Looove the canvas Kay, the giraffes are so cute! Heart-breaking news about Tulip though ;((

Ps. Thank you so much for the congratulations wishes! Mwah! x

sandee said...

This is my second try, internet went out and wiped out my post! :( i am so very sorry to hear about Tulip, that really tough, especially sonce she was so young! ((((((((((big hugs ))))))))))

Barb King said...

Those are cute giraffes, Kay, very nice keepsake. So sorry about your bird, she sounded like a sweetie. Thanks for visiting me.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Kay, I'm so very sorry about Tulip, and about all the other onions you've had to peel of late. Sending blesses that you have easier travels for the next very long while!!

In spite of that, you came to visit me and I appreciate that! Your handmade giraffe baby card is just adorable!! Darnell #34

Craftychris said...

I am so very sorry about Tulip, she was such a little cutie. I hope things brighten up for you soon. Your canvas is adorable - I love your giraffes. Thank you for all your lovely comments. Take care. Christine xx

Morti said...

Oh bless, I'm so sorry to hear about Tulip! It doesn't take long for creatures to leave tracks across our hearts, does it? Sending you huge hugs and thanks for stopping by my blog...

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I love your canvas. I am also sorry to hear about Tulip. thanks for visiting me too


Caz said...

So sorry for little Tulip!!!
Absolutely love those giraffes! They are so cute
Thanks for visiting me!
Happy (late) WOYWW

Catie Cuddles said...

Such sad news honey. My heart goes out to you for your loss.

Your fab birth announcement is great though! Love the giraffes. Very very cute!

Thanks for sharing and for your visit to me earlier.

Catherine xxx

505whimsygirl said...

What a great birthday party idea!! Tell Miss C that I love that she thinks of animals that need help!


Queen Lightwell said...

Cute giraffes, I have that polka dot paper and have to restrain myself from using it on everything, it's so great! :)
On the sadder side of things, so sorry for your loss. Tulip looks and sounds like she was a sweetie. I wish I had more comforting words to offer but do take care of yourself dear and know you have crafty hearts all over the world thinking of you. :)
Deeyll #134

MaryH said...

Hi Kay. Surfed into your blog from Pixie's, and I'm so sorry to read about your little bird. I know you must miss her terribly. Hopefully life's issues will get better as time passes...There's a great post at http://www.djkardkreations.com/2012/06/one-layer-wednesday-92-on-edge.html with regard to life being like the layers of an onion. You may have to read thru some posts to find it, but it is a very apt description of how things can go in life at times. Hope to visit you again soon, and hope you will come see me too. Right now I'm recuperating from 'some onions' so not posting cards at the moment, but will again soon. Take care. Happy to have found your blog. Oh, yes, I DID enjoy the card too!

Amy E said...

I love the canvas...even with the giraffes not quite fitting on there, it looks like its supposed to be that way!

So sorry to hear about your little Tulip.

I'm having a giveaway, open worldwide this week. Come check it out if you get the chance!

Amy E. #30

RosC said...

Sad to hear you have lost another of your little family. Birds have such a sweet chatty presence, at least little birds do. I was thinking of my Aunt's sulphur crested cockatoo who was raucous, chatty and very funny. He was around for fifty years and great company. I do think it's good to find another little mate as soon as you can.
The giraffes are pretty cute, and the flags work well.
Take care,
Ros. #60

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Kay, thank you for visiting earlier in the week. Now that my big project is complete, I have time to visit. And it couldn't be a more perfect time because there is nothing worse than losing a loved one. Although words are difficult at a time like this, I assure you, the pain will eventually subside and only good memories will take their place. I didn't join WOYWW this week, so I have no number.

toni said...

Hi kay so sorry to hear about little Tulip It sounds like you've been having a rough time lately.i certainly hope things start to improve which I'm sure they will! Try to remain positive and keep your eyes peeled for those silver linings xxx

scrapwordsmom said...

Kay....so sorry to hear about your sweet little Tulip:( That is so sad. On a cheery note...your canvas is absolutely darling!!! You are soo crafty and talentd:)


Connie said...

Hi Kay, I'm am so sorry to heat about Tulip (what an adorable name). On a more cheery note your baby announcement is delightful . . . A+, great job! Have a wonderful weekend, Connie :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Kay, I am so sorry to hear about Tulip - she looks adorable. Sometimes life does seem to come at us a bit too much and just knock the ground from under our feet. You'll need to give yourself a lot of TLC over the next few weeks. Your giraffes are fab - they look perfect on the birth announcement. Take care. Elizabeth x #63

akilli melek said...

sorry to hear about tulip. hope you feel better soon. lovely announcement. those giraffes are so cute.
hope your week gets better. thanks for popping by earlier
caroline #51

Kezzy said...

So sorry to hear about tulip, how awful for you, hope you start to feel happier soon. Wow your canvas is gorgeous and those giraffes are amazing. Happy woyww :-) Kerry x

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh no... so sorry to hear about Tulip. ((hugs))

anna christensen crafts said...

Just sending you a big, big hug from over the pond xx

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