Saturday, August 28, 2010

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

I have a dear friend who refers to the passing of a beloved pet as their "crossing of the rainbow bridge".  Now I don't know if that is true but I'd like to think that it is. Especially since I just lost a sweet little pup who has held my heart for the last 12 years. My sweet Bruno was a dear little formerly homeless dog who found me on the street one day and I couldn't help but take him home and do my best to fill his life with love. He returned the favor by being a sweet little companion who was perfect until he breathed his last.
Losing my little buddy gave me some inspiration to do a tag for Tag Tuesday,  the theme is a scrapbook style tag using a photo.

I have also done my very first all paper and real photo scrapbook layout inspired by my little pack of ruffians. I made it with the help of a new friend who gave me some wonderful advice and a lovely sketch to work with. We will both be posting our pages soon so make sure you come back for this "Nancy's First Scrapbook Page" unveiling.

Even though my tag today is a more lighthearted interpretation of heaven, I do believe in heaven and I do believe we will be meeting God face to face one day. Greg Laurie's devotion for today is a wonderful look at Romans 8:26-29, putting into perspective our daily struggles and hope for the future. I would encourage you to check it out, even if devotions aren't really your interest. Truth sometimes can sneak up on you, and bless your heart. After you read Greg's devotion please come back and leave me your thoughts, I'd love to hear what you think!

Stamps: Hero Arts-K5209 Butterfly Garden, S5317 Starburst Lace (on ticket). Penny Black-2025M Music Background.
Inks: Distress Inks- Mustard Seed, Broken China, Blue Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage. Ranger Alcohol Ink- Lettuce. Memories- ArtBrown ink.
Copic Sketch Markers: BG45,YG25, Y38
PrismaColor Water Color Pencils
Ranger- Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Stickles- Frosted Lace, Orange Peel.
Tickets- courtesy of Ivy
Tag- Eclectic Paperie
Punch- EK Success
Adhesive-Therm-o-Web, tape runner xl
Ribbon- Michael's Dashes, Dots & Checks collection.


  1. Wonderful post today, Nancy! First let me say that I know the void there is from losing your little Bruno. And secondly, thanks for the link...I've signed up also for the daily devotionals; this one really touched me.

    Love your tribute to Bruno in this tag, and look so forward to your first scrapbook page! Have a great weekend, my friend!

  2. Well I really enjoyed the devotional, especially the last paragraph from Randy A! So sorry that your little companion is no more - you just showed us pictures of your dogs on the beach and all of a sudden one of them dies. Good job on the tag - love the admit one ticket :)

  3. Nancy, you really have my sympathy in the loss of your little Bruno. I received that poem when I lost my labrador retriever a few years ago. Like you, I believe in heaven for people. I have also heard that if when you get to heaven amidst all its glory and still long for your pet, you will probably have it. Anyway, I know that the poem meant so much to my friend that I passed it on to.

    Your tag is so beautiful and a fitting tribute to one you loved.

  4. Nancy, my heart breaks for you! I know you take comfort knowing that you gave Bruno the best years of his life! All of my dogs have been rescued and they give so much in return! Your tag is a most beautiful tribute to your little guy! I need to believe that I will someday be reunited with my loved ones, both human and animal! Thinking of you!

  5. What a perfect tribute to your little Bruno. I know you're missing him. I love the tag. Especially the way you've used the Butterfly Garden, along with the pretty rainbow!

    Thank you for the link to the devotion. It's comforting to know that the Holy Spirit takes those big sighs of ours and turns them into prayers, when we are unable to do so. Have a good weekend, Nancy!

  6. So sorry for your loss, Nancy. Sending big hugs.

  7. such a warm and sweet post, Nancy. so sorry for you loss... wonderful tag dedicated to sweet Bruno. sending you big hugs. =)

  8. This is so beautiful Nancy in thought and how it looks. What a sweet memento of your beloved companion.

  9. Oh Nancy I'm so sorry for your loss of your beloved Bruno- I still miss my dog that has been gone for 5 years now. Your tag is a wonderful tribute to your little buddy.

    Sending hugs to you, Anne

  10. Nancy i'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what it would be like if I lost my precious kitty :( But this tag is absolutely gorgeous and such a beautiful idea :)

  11. i always love your tags but this one is especially meaningful! love the rainbow & the addition of the ticket!

  12. Nancy, this is gorgeous. So sorry for your loss & sending you love & hugs. xx

  13. Your tag is such a good way to help remember Bruno. It's beautiful Nancy. So sorry for the loss of your pet. I know how hard that can be. Thanks for the link to the devotion. I enjoy your daily thoughts. They are always such a helpful reminder of what we really should be focusing on each day. Sending you hugs.

  14. So sorry you lost your puppy. Love your sentiment and work. Have a blessed week. Please come by and visit. Debbie

  15. I was referred to your site from a friend, and I thank you for this post. Only just yesterday I had to send my kitty, Cornbread, across the rainbow bridge. It was so hard, but we couldn't allow him to suffer like he was. Thank you for the post and the devotion. Here are some of pics of my kitty...
    Thank you!

  16. Oh, sweet Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Bruno is adorable and I know how special our little four-legged friends are to us. You are in my prayers.

    Your tag is a lovely tribute. I love how it is a beautiful artistic expression. Perfect.

    Headed now to check out that devotional. Thanks for the link. HUGS!

  17. so sorry for the loss of your little bruno! he looked like a little sweetie and true blessing in your life!

  18. So sorry for your loss, Nancy! I'm sure Bruno held a very special place in your family and in your heart. I believe we'll all meet at the rainbow bridge and your tag is a perfect tribute to him. Hugs to you, friend!

  19. Such a cute tag Nancy, reading your post really makes me sad, it truely is horrible loosing someone so dear:-( I love my doggies too, cherishing every moment with them since they are the only ones who love me so much expecting just a hug and some petting from time to time:-)

  20. Oh... Nancy, I just knew this sad news. So sorry for your loss. Really, my heart aches. But he had thought he had a lovely place and enjoyed his life with your family members, I think. I love your tribute to your sweet Bruno in this tag.
    Hugs, Tomo


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