Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lil' Miss Sunshine

The Reveal
I made this layout of my American Eskimo doggie who passed away on Saturday. After 14 years, how do you do say goodbye to a little bundle of sunshine? As a crafter, part of the process is to scrap my memories of her. This one's for you Lili. 


The Details
Sometimes the focus of a project is on the sentiment behind it rather than the design elements on it, but I will point out some features of my layout. 


The stamp set this month, "Hot, Hot, Hot," features coffee and tea themed images, but this can still be incorporated onto a pet layout. I stamped the tea cups onto the patterned paper and cut out just the cup base without the handle and saucer to create the food and water bowls. I used a smaller hole punch on a piece of brown scrap paper to make some dog food. I added Lili's pet tag as a final embellishment next to it. 


The coffee stirrer made an arrow to go along with the stamped sentiment which made a good caption for the photo. 


Since I was making a layout anyways, I looked for a challenge I could enter. I found this sketch challenge that is going on all month long at Sketches in Thyme. If you are going to make a project with your Fresh Baked Kit, why not enter it in some challenges at the same time? 



The Kit
All the components of the layout are created from this month's Fresh Baked Kit, Warms Your Heart, except for the 12 x 12" white cardstock background and Lili's pet tag which I added. The 8.5 x 11" cardstock included in the kit is a great size to group and showcase your photos on. 


Thanks so much for stoppin' by,
Michelle


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13 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle, sorry to hear Lili. Your layout is such a wonderful tribute to her. What a great use of the stamps!

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  2. So sorry to hear about your doggy :( big HUGE {{{hugs}}} to you!! I loveeeeeeeeee your tribute lo!! It is GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. This is a great layout, Michelle, and Lili was a beautiful doggie! Thanks for the great tips on changing up the stamps and entering our projects in challenges -- always multitasking! Fantastic job!

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  4. Amazing layout to celebrate your sweetie...I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
    - April W

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  5. Your LO is lovely Michelle and a touching way to memorialize your sweet pup. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  6. I'm so sorry about your Lili. You are so right though "part of the process is to scrap my memories of her" and you did an amazing job.

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  7. Adorable layout but so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful doggy!

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  8. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet doggie~this is a BEAUTIFUL tribute.

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  9. Sorry to hear of your loss. Nice tribute to your dear friend.

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  10. Such a beautiful tribute to your sweet doggie. So sorry for your loss.

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  11. Oh I'm sorry. What a sweet layout about your beautiful dog.

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  12. What a beautiful fur baby. I am so sorry for your loss. The layout is a wonderful tribute. The colors are gorgeous!

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  13. I would have never thought to cut off the handle of the tea cup. well aren't you clever! I have been slacking on my scrap pages, poo!

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