Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my example for my Pet Challenge I host each month over at A Cherry On Top. My idea for this challenge came from a sweet photo I took of Miss Penny a month ago.
This month’s challenge involves journaling. And lots of it. At least 5 sentences. And here is my layout:
My journaling is as follows:
Penny is one of the sweetest girls we have ever had. She’s goofy and quirky in her own way, but we love her so much. Rob and I joke that if she was human, she’d be our little drama queen. She gives stink eye when she is mad. she whines and moans when doesn’t get her way. She also isn’t a morning person and loves to sleep in. This one evening, she sat in front of us, moaning and groaning and wagging her tail when I asked “What is it Penny?” She did that for a few minutes, then left. She came back and did it again. That’s when I noticed the time. 9:15PM. It was past her bedtime. She wanted to be tucked in. I asked her “Do you want your blankie?”. Sure enough, she walked down the hallway and into our bedroom. She led me towards her bed and laid down, waiting for me to put her blanket on her. That’s all she wanted.
The products I used on this layout are Echo Park pattern papers, 7 Gypsies ruled paper, Eyelet Outlet washi tape, The Paper Studio glittered paw prints, Moxxie alphas in tan, Thickers in black, Simple Stories dog house sticker, KaiserCraft work art and doggie stickers. The button, twine, and corrugated paper are all from my stash.
TFL and Hope you can check out all the other challenges over ACOT.
Hello everyone! Last weekend I had my scrapbooking friends over. I managed to get 7 layouts done. All are more current photos – July thru Sept.
Birthday Kitty: Mr. Jackson celebrating his 4th birthday with kitty treats and a tuna and cheese kitty cupcake. I used quite a few products on this page including papers from Bazzill, DCWV, Jillibean Soup and CTMH; Mrs Grossman’s stickers and Thickers alphas.
You are officially on IGNORE: Photos are of Jackson giving me the stink eye during Hurrican Hanna in July. He was mad because I had shut the doggie door down and he was stuck in the house. He even pawed at the radar (smaller photo). I used PhotoPlay for this layout.
Love My Dog: My sweet Jazzy with a bone. That head tilt just melts your heart, doesn’t it?! I used Bazzill cardstock for the background; Doodlebug doily and washi tape with papers, ephemera and stickers from Bella Blvd.
Cutest Face: Another Jazzy layout. Just look at that face! Cut file is from Cricut (just search for ‘paw’), Tattered Angels mist and papers, stickers and chipboard from Bella Blvd.
So Proud of You: Photos are of Miss Penny off to her vet visit last month. We have had to be proactive vs reactive to help her feel safe and after giving her CBD Oil, Calming Chews, and a Heavenly Hounds Bar, she was cool as a cucumber! I was one proud momma!
For this layout, I used Eyelet Outlet Washi tape, Bo Bunny alphas and papers, stickers and chipboard from Bella Blvd.
Cat Scrap Fever: The title was coined by my husband and the pics are of Mr Jackson attacking some dog pattern paper. What had happened was was on that day, I was scrapping the pups and that piece of pattern paper fell and Jackson caught it and went to town. LOL. I just love his expressions. So instead of cutting off what he tore, I saved it and decided to use it with these photos.
The “puppy love” pattern paper is Simple Stories. I also used Echo Park alphas and Bella Blvd pattern papers and chipboard.
If I SITS, I FITS: These photos are of the Shelbster sitting in one of the chairs in my scrap room. LOL. She barely fits. The mini alphas are Bo Bunny while everything else is Bella Blvd.
Good morning everyone! When you hear “social distancing”, you think of the 6 feet apart rule during the pandemic. Well, you know what? Dogs are GREAT at social distancing, and for this month’s Pet Challenge at A Cherry On Top, the topic is Pets during the Pandemic. Whether it be your furbaby becomes your “new coworker” because you work from home now, or you utilize the curbside pickup for their food/supplies. Whatever that “new normal” is with your pet(s), we’re scrapping about it this month!
My layout features my 3 girls literally social distancing outside. Isn’t that cute!?!? And you know I had to use PhotoPlay’s “The New Normal” collection! Washi tape is from Recollections; and the “Dogs are my favorite people” bubble sticker is Park Lane (Joann’s).
Hello everyone! I only did a handful of layouts last month – wrapping up Thanksgiving 2018 photos and even starting 2019! I even “killed” a collection too! Bo Bunny “Beautifully Brisk”.
Grateful: The embellishments on this layout are not mine – they were part of a challenge over at A Cherry On Top. The hostess sent us a handful of small embellishments in an envelope and she wanted us to create as many projects as possible. I received 5 buttons, a felt flower, and 3 pieces of washi tape including a card with instructions to also use at least two elements from that card. I really love how things turned out.
Hello Autumn: This layout ended up coming out better than I expected. I wanted to use that gold leaf background and was going through all the different shades of brown cardstock when I came across the tinted peach vellum and wholla! There goes the rest of my layout – using enamel dots and ephemera.
Its based on the Becky Fleck Sketch #178 at A Cherry On Top:
Autumn Leaves: This layout also came together rather quickly with a Aha! Moment. LOL. That background paper is from Cosmo Cricket, circa 2007!!!! It goes so well the Bo Bunny, I couldn’t resist using it!
Cool Breezes and Autumn Leaves: Another simple layout, using a grid design and that left over piece of vellum from earlier. It was the perfect layer for the bold chipboard title and that large deer. I’ve been wanting to use both of those, but they never quite fit right. Until now.
Journaling reads: Journaling: I bought some cute toys at PetCo for 75% off. Hot dog, Cherry Pie, Onion Rings and Cotton Candy. I gave them to the girls on the 4th of the July and within minutes, they had that extra large hot dog’s insides all over the place. Boy, did they have fun! July 4, 2020
Good evening everyone! This month’s Pet Challenge is about scrapping what your furbaby LOVES so much that they probably couldn’t live with out it. I chose to scrap about Shelby and her love of the tennis ball.
Good afternoon everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I had a few of my scrappy friends over for our quarterly crop that got pushed back by 2 months. I was working on puppy layouts – BABY puppy layouts! Back when Shelby and Jasmine were only 4 – 5 months old! OMGoodness they were ADORABLE! Here they are!
Play Dirty: Used mostly PhotoPlay papers/stickers
Shelby: Used Authentique papers/stickers with Heidi Grace chipboard alphas (don’t those match the papers perfectly?!)
Friends: I used lots of scraps, and a mix of doggie papers with other papers. Pulled the purple from the photo.
The next ones use Simple Stories “Life is Ruff” collection.
Last but not least, one that uses a mix of 2 Bella Blvd collections. Shelby discovering a BUG!
Good afternoon everyone! With the heat index over 105 each weekend, I’ve been staying inside and scrapping!
I used my Collection Bash Kit (combination of 2 bits/pieces of KaiserCraft Dog Collections) on 3 layouts.
In Memory Of: I had come across these photos a few weeks ago but didn’t know how to scrap them or what I wanted to say. Until now.
Journaling: A month after Bear passed away, I put a few photos of her in a tri-fold frame. One of her at 9 months, one at 6 years old and one of her at 10 years old. I showed her sister Ruby Mae the photos and its almost like she knew who she was looking at. It was very sweet and amazing to watch.
Love Your Selfie: Selfies of Ruby Mae and I. She loved taking pictures! 2015
I used Tim Holtz “Stormy Sky” distressed ink; Bo Bunny pattern paper; Paper House Productions cork stickers; Freckled Fawn chipboard and Fancy Pants Flair button.
This is also for my Pet Challenge I’m hosting over at A Cherry On Top. I had been hosting it for a couple of years, but had to take an 18 month hiatus due to some personal obligations. But now, I’m ready and BACK! Click on the link to join in!
Kung Fu Kitty: Mr. Jackson playing with a dog toy. August 2017. His legs look like he’s Kung Fu Fighting! LOL
I used The Paper Studio washi tape; Doodlebug enamel dots; Crafty Works purple alphas; Paper House Productions puffy sticker; Jillibean Soup label stickers and everything is else Bella Blvd (Chloe Collection).
Life is Sweet: Jackson in his fave tree. Used Fancy Pants “The Bright Side” collection
Picture Perfect: A sweet photo of Mr. Jeffrey ❤ <3. Used a kit from the Paper Studio
A Place in the Sun. Miss Penny sunbathing. Used a mixture of OLD (LYB embellishments) and NEW (DCWV papers)
Just a Friend. Used mostly Best Creation and DCWV.
Journaling: One day I went outside to look for Jackson. I found him in his tree, along with this little girl. She would not let me pet her, only take pictures. After that day, I never saw her again. July 2017
Meow. I used 7 Paper word strip stickers; Best Creations pattern papers; WRMKs embossed stickers; Jillibean Soup date tag; Queen & Co beige enamel dots; and Simple Stories green enamel dots.
I have “bashed” collections before, but as I was deciding on which one to do, I came across leftover pieces I have from 2 KaiserCraft pet collections. I had 4 full sheets of pattern paper and lots of scraps but perfect for layering, fussy cutting and photo mats. LOTS of those branding strips and 2 sheets of stickers. One was full and the other one had just a few missing. PLUS half of a package of ephemera.
I added the brown dog bone paperclip because I figured with all the browns, it would match. I also grabbed alphas in various shades of brown/cream that I thought would go well.
My goal is to do at LEAST four layouts using this collection.
My first layout (so far, as this challenge goes on thru July 31st) is of older photos of my parents’ dog Little Bit who passed away a couple of years ago.
I started with the wood grain background and using the lines on the background, I lined up the branding strips (those are just HALF!). Then I matted the two photos and placed them down and saw the two large phrases I could fussy cut from pattern paper (All Great Friendships…..and Dogs leave paw prints….). I then found the cute quote “A dog is the only thing….” and tucked it underneath a photo while using the top portion of the “dogs leave paw prints” layered on top of the top photo. Then I scattered several word art stickers here and there where they would fit.
Hello everyone! I have a few layouts to share with you that I did over the weekend.
Happy Birthday to You: Photos of the girls on their 3rd birthday enjoying some doggie ice cream, pup cakes and plenty of fun toys. I used mostly The Paper Studio “Eat Cake” birthday stack and stickers. The circles are punched are using an EK Success Confetti Circle punch.
My Best Friend: An older photo of me with my parents’ dog LB (Little Bit). He passed away 2 years ago. He was a good sweet pup.
Anyways, I used Echo Park “I Love My Dog” with the “Best Friend” and “Doggie Days” stickers being from The Paper Studio. They are actually clear stickers and they’ve been sitting on my desk for a while – trying to remind myself to use them up. So I backed them with solid cardstock and fussy cut them out. Alot easier to use them that way!
Dog – Furry Friend: Penny and Jeffrey playing together about 6 years ago. Unfortunetly Jeffrey passed away almost 3 years ago. Despite being 10 years older than Penny, he sure enjoyed playing with her. It was very sweet.
Again, used the Echo Park “I Love My Dog” collection. I did the Make the Cut Challenge, which was to use FOUR 6×6 sheets of pattern paper. I couldn’t cut into them so naturally I put them in a grid design.
It was’t me: This was during Penny’s “tear everything up” phase. And when I say everything, she even tore up comforters and pillows. LOL! This time though, the victim was a plush toy. The look on her face is so priceless, like “It wasn’t me. It exploded on its own”. LOL.
I used mostly KaiserCraft pattern papers and stickers, with the light pink pattern paper from Elle’s Studio and Basic Grey pink brads. Really wanted a pop of pink in there from that toy.
The journaling is even a quote from Miss Penny:
Design is based on the sketch for Sketch with a Twist Challenge. The “twist” was to have a decorative border. I used an EK Success paw print edge punch in black.