Making Gifts for Life

Monday, August 26, 2013

You're such an Amazing Friend

You're such an Amazing Friend

Happy Monday everyone. I wanted to share this layout I did yesterday with yet another pic of my puppy Roo. Are you sick of her yet? I can promise that the next one will not have Roo on it, well maybe. I came across this little cardstock die cut by Fancy Pants Designs, it suited the way I feel about Roo so perfectly.

Dogs have a tendency to know when we need them, when we just need someone to give us love, without asking for anything in return. Roo is a special girl. She is always at my side, there if I need her. She spends most of her days chewing a bone underneath my desk, sitting on my lap, taking walks with me or just plain old goofing around on the floor with me. We spend a lot of time together, and I wouldn't change that for the world. 

I started this layout, looking at the photos I took on the puppy photo shoot, and selecting one that I liked. After that I decided on a color scheme that worked with the photo and of course, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two papers were the ones I picked. (Yes I do have other paper lines, but MME is my favorite!)

After selecting the six papers that worked well together, I picked one that would work as the base for the layout. Then the other five papers were layered until I found a order that I liked. The mustard yellow envelope I made myself, with one of the papers in the MME line. I used my Crop-A-Dile corner chomper to round the flaps two corners and give it a more envelope look. Then I took a 3/4 inch circle of gray/brown paper and punched a hole in it and set a eyelet so that it really looks like that envelope I was gunning for.

The yellow striped strip was ripped at the bottom to give the page some texture and diversity. Amazingly enough, at least I think so, I didn't ink a thing on this layout. Normally I ink at least one thing on a layout.

The paper strips underneath the photo reads:
You greet me, every day, with kisses. You are always there when I need a hug.
You are so loving and kind. Thank you for being my Roo.

It's nice that there are different manufacturers out there, but their lines will sometimes mess perfectly together.

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Have a wonderful day, and count your blessings, because they are many.

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