Puppy Paws

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors,

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.

Here is my take on the sketch.

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:

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!



  1. What a sweet and beautiful layout of Duncan this is!! The pictures are adorable!! I love the embossing and the design!! It looks amazing my friend!! And how fun it will be to look back at when he is older!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This is adorable!! I love the cute die cuts and photos of him. I love this idea!! Great take on the sketch!
    Have a wonderful day,

  3. Aaaw, this is such a sweet layout of your special little Duncan!The pic's are adorable! I love the embossing and fun little details! Great take on the sketch Chriss!
    Sherrie k

  4. Love your layout. The photos are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Lets Scrap.

  5. Love what you did with the sketch Chriss and it is so great to have you playing with us!! Hugs to you girlie!!

    Let's Scrap Sketches

  6. Such a cute layout. Love the variance in photo's that you have used. Great use of embossing too. Thanks for playing at Let's Scrap Sketches.

  7. Nice page Chriss. I love the embossing of the paws and the title on it. Cute "puppy". Thanks for playing along at L. S.

  8. Perfect sketch for you and Duncan! love the letter to Duncan, what a sweet idea and great way to record aspects of his personality and how he's changed your life too <3


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