With a cloud at your feet

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 1, 2013

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Phil is holding Pierre on the left and his brother, Enzo, on the right.

The 16th sketch challenge has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch, which I’m proud to have designed, and play along. This 16th sketch came with the song “That’s amore” by Dean Martin.

Scrap & Music sketch #16

My layout

In October my brother lost his sweet cat, Willie, to cancer. The whole time during Willie’s diagnosis and decline were so difficult for Phil, and he was a wonderful daddy/caregiver to him throughout. After Willie’s passing Phil told me that he was going to wait until the new year to start looking for a new companion to adopt; he felt he needed a little time to be ready for it. I encouraged him to try to find two boys—ideally brothers—to adopt. The companionship they provide to each other, and the entertainment Phil would get out of their antics, would be worth the extra work involved.

Then one day about a week after he had told me these plans I got a call from Phil. He was at a pet supply store (remember that he didn’t need any pet supplies at this point) looking at kittens that a rescue organization had placed there. And he had found two brothers! I could hear the barking in the background and the excitement in Phil’s voice.

That night Phil completed the adoption application for the brothers, who were temporarily named Comet and Pluto. After another visit to the pet store to interact with them, a phone interview with the foster mother and then a home visit, Phil was granted the boys. It was a whirlwind process, but nothing compared to the whirlwind romance that happened among Phil and the brothers!

Now Phil has renamed Comet to Pierre (left photo) and Pluto to Enzo. He chose these names with a lot of thought based on his current study of and love for the French language. The brothers are beautiful and smart and growing fast under Phil’s care. He gushes about them on the phone to me and sends frequent photos and videos of their antics and sweet quiet moments. I love it all.

When I told Phil that I wanted to use this sketch and challenge song to do a page about his adoption of Pierre and Enzo, he asked me to use the line “with a cloud at your feet” for the title. That’s amore!

Product/technique notes

Most of the products on this page are from Authentique’s “Strong” collection, and the heart/people paper is from Carta Bella’s “Hello again” line (both from Artful Delight’s September scrapbook kit). I designed and cut the title using my Silhouette Cameo.

The challenge

The challenges on this blog involve following the sketch and using a title on your layout with a line from the provided music. Below I’ve included the video as well as the lyrics for this song:

“That’s amore” by Dean Martin

In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here’s what they say

When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you’ll sing “Vita bella”
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool
That’s amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You’re in love
When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That’s amore

(When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you’ll sing “Vita bella”
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool)
That’s amore
(When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You’re in love
When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli)
That’s amore
Lucky fella

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool)
That’s amore
(When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You’re in love
When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli)
That’s amore, (amore)
That’s amore

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carolec December 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Beautiful!!!

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Janice Daquila-Pardo December 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thank you, Carol!

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Tracey December 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Loving this page Janice! The colours are fabulous!!

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Janice Daquila-Pardo December 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thanks, Tracey! :-)

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Phillippe December 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

Ma chère Jani,
Scuzza me . . . mais tu es une conteuse fine ! Merci bien pour cette histoire charmante. En outre, la mise en page est magnifique. Mes deux beaux chatons me plaisent de plus en plus chaque jour.

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