As a lot of you who visit my blog regularly know, we lost our sweet dog Louie the day after Valentine's day this year. Soon after, a rescue group got in touch with us and asked us to take on this ball of energy that we call Duncan.
I sat down the other day and looked at Louie's baby book (yes, I keep a baby book for my puppies, of course I do). Two things stood out to me. The first was that I had taken pictures of Louie's paws and they were there for me to look at again. The second thing I noticed was that I had "tucked away" little notes in that album. Just things that I could tell no one else but my big sweet dog Louie. The album did not make me cry. It filled me with JOY that I had this dog, that we had all of these adventures together and I had given him such a good life.
So when Let's Scrap Sketches came out with this new sketch. I knew it needed to go into Duncan's Baby Book.
It has a little fold over flap for messages.
I embossed it with my Darcie Puppy Paws folder.
For the flap side, I put together some ephemera. I am new at doing this (I know I am so behind everyone else) It seems counter-intuitive to me to take things and cover them with other things. I want everything to show and be pretty. Here is a Youtube video that was helpful to me. YouTube Video.
I also stamped on this layout.
Inside the flap.
Recipe for this layout:
Bazzill Basic Paper
Deja Views - dog days
Ephemera - Doodle Bug Designs and stash
Chalked edges with Quick Quote Powder Puff Paint
Embossing - Darice boarder embossing folder
2 Dog stamps from stash
Tim Holtz Staplers
Dog paw ribbon from stash
I am entering this layout into the following challenges:
Let's Scrap 8-15-16 - Sketch
Crafting Musketeers - #40 Anything But A Card
Not Just Cards - #35 August Challenge
DL.Art - August Linky Challenge
Thank you so much for stopping by today!