Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Best Friend

In among the outdoor chores of the weekend I did manage to get one layout done on iNSD!   I am also working on a couple of other projects, which will be posted in the near future.  With the nice weather and immediacy of needing to get the irrigation up and running to water the fields so the steer will have something to eat in a few weeks required my attention on Saturday.  So glad that the pump and irrigation folks are working overtime this time of year!  Plus the poults (young turkeys), chicks, ducklings needed to be moved to the outdoor chicken pen . . . yes, just snippets of time to get some crafting in this weekend.  Fast forward another few days and still working on irrigation issues, working a sub job, and working on stuff for the business.  Finally have time to write a blog post! 

Found this nice little sketch (which I tweaked to use for two photos) from Stick It Down.

These photos are taken just two days after my son came home from Russia, and depicts the close bond he had already developed with our two German Shepherds.  (Gotta love his hair cut, short all over with bangs in front, very popular in Russia at the time even with the adults!)  

I used papers and scraps from the Die Cuts With a View Pet Stack.  The bones and hearts die cut is by KI Memories.  It is the reverse side with a bit of creative sniping to shape the die cut to following the diagonal shape in the sketch.  The front side is a brown (see this post and layout), and the reverse is white.  To help it match the color scheme of the papers I inked it up with a bit of Colorbox Dune.  
Spellbinders Lacey Circles die cut the scalloped circle.  From the Queen and Company Dog themed Chip board a set I have had for years and qualifies as NBUS (never before used schtuff) I found my title, Best Friend plus the cute heart.  A bit of Ranger Sunset Orange on the heart and Pantone Tria (alcohol inks available before Ranger's) in Teal (320Ti) were used to color the chipboard.  The paw print die cuts are from my stash.  

The journaling stripes are white card stock that has been inked with Colorbox Dune and the edges are inked with Colorbox Terra Cotta.  The journaling is done in Zig Ocean.  I think it all matches and ties the layout together!  The vellum quote is from Flair Designs and fits the theme of layout very well.

Glad I got at least one layout done on iNSD!  

This layout is entered in the following challenges:

The Paper Girls Challenge  #79 Cute Critters

Challenge Winner at:
Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges Pet Pages


  1. LOVE IT!...I couldnt get past the hexagons myself , they were so prominent I couldnt even think past them!
    That being said because i just LOVE the dog bone cut...just terrific and creatively done! Thanks for joining us at STICK IT DOWN!

  2. This is a lovely layout! I love the doggy themed embellishments you used and the thoughtful story behind the layout! Thanks for joining us at Bimini Moose! DT Karla

  3. The doggy bones are fabulous. What a great idea. I love all the paw prints and doggy themed papers. Such a great job. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.

  4. Love the doggy bones, what an awesome idea. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  5. Fabulous page! Thank you for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  6. This is awesome! Thank you so much for linking up at Bimini Moose Scrapbooking Challenges! ~DT Janis

  7. Great page. Thanks for playing at SID.

  8. Love that bones background! Fantastic! Thanks for joining in at Stick it Down!

  9. Wow, fabulous layout! Love the design and all the elements you added! Hugs, Karen

  10. This is such an awesome layout! I love the bones die cuts-so fun! Thank you so much for joining us at Stick It Down! :)


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