International Art & Soul Challenge #49

Good Morning,

I hope that everyone had a marvelous Christmas!  Now on to the New Year and my favorite Design Team Group International Art & Soul.  The challenge this fortnight is #49 Cats and/or dogs.

I recently attended a crop that my sister-in-law hosted.  She is a Creative Memories Adviser.  If you would like to purchase Creative Memories and you don't have "a person" please consider buying from her.  Denise America.

Before I went to the crop, I vowed that I would work on my dog Duncan's baby book.  I completed two pages that I thought would be perfect for the challenge:

Here is the first page:

Here is the 2nd page:

Look how far he is leaning over the bow of the boat!  Thank goodness for dog life preservers.  He hasn't gone into the water yet, but I hold my breath hoping he won't slip!

The reason scrap-booking Duncan's life is so important to me is because when my dog Louie (thus the name Scrappin' with Chriss and Lou) passed away, having a scrapbook of all of the fun things we did together really helped our grief.  We could look at the scrapbook and say "there is when we went camping in Florida" or "there is where we stayed in the honeymoon cottage in Maine."  It helped to know that we had made every day of his life as fun as possible.  We took Louie everywhere with us and we are doing the same with Duncan.

I hope you will stop by International Art & Soul to see the projects my design team sisters have made.  Then play along with us!  It is always fun!

I am entering the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must Have Critters
DLART January 2019 Linky Challenge - ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft - #83 ATG
Love To Scrap - #117 ATG



  1. Happy New Year!
    Love your pages, Duncan seems a perfect sailer and surely also Louie was so... :)
    Big hugs!

  2. Cute pages and cute pictures too! Duncan looks like he's really enjoying himself.

  3. So wonderful of you to scrap Duncan's photos the way you are doing...oooh he does look as if he is having fun
    Dr Sonia

  4. Happy New Year, Chriss!! I hope 2019 is a fabulous one for you!! Your pages are gorgeous!! I love the sweet pictures of Duncan!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Happy New Year to you too. Your pages are perfect and a great idea to log all the magic moments spent with Duncan who looks like the perfect sailor. Hazel x

  6. Fabulous pages that you'll treasure later.

  7. Awww . . . what sweet pages to celebrate you fur baby! Love the wave along the bottom, it fits perfectly with the water theme. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  8. What beautiful pages. Love the colours and the cute photos. They fit so well with the other details.
    I hope you are having a wonderful holidays and wish you all the best for the new year.
    Valerija xx

  9. Your layout is so cute. That is a wonderful idea to make a scrapbook of all the fun things that you do. Maggie, DT Sister

  10. Fabulous photos and layout, Chriss, and looks like a lot of fun, too! Your colors are brilliant! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  11. Thank you for playing at the LTSCB #117 - Anything Goes- DT LeeAnn


“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

― Fred Rogers