Thursday, February 11, 2016

Whimsical Musings Guest Designer!!

I was so excited to have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at the Whimsical Musings Challenge blog this week! I have always loved the prompts over at "WM"- they're good for starting up my thinking process when it comes to telling a story with pictures, words and paper. (FUN!!)

I was asked to find a favourite WM prompt and create a layout  to share with other scrapbookers. It was my pleasure to create this layout, based on WM prompt #3- "Making Connections." When I really thought about it, I realized that so much of my scrapbooking is based on making the connections in our daily lives come to life, enabling us to remember them and understand a little more of their meaning and significance. I am struck at how often the "Making Connections" prompt is behind the pages I create, and that's why I chose it as the Whimsical Musings prompt that is most important to me as a SB'er. 

I was also excited to use a new paper collection from Close To My Heart for this layout! It's called "Urban" and is so perfect for a layout about a boy and his dog! 

 "You Two: In the Moment"
 Layout created
using WM prompt #3 "Making Connections"

 Embellishment clusters
  "You Two: In the Moment"
Title and sub-title, including embellishments

We were absolutely thrilled with how well this "at home photo session"  went.  Pete and I needed new pictures of this happy duo and Noah obliged with camera-worthy smiles; he and Argo snuggling up beside one another as though a photo shoot was an everyday occurrence. 

Pete snapped so many beautiful photos that it was difficult to choose just a couple to use on a scrapbook page. These were my choices.

We so value the teamwork between our son and his Autism Assistance Dog Guide, Argo. Our family is forever indebted to the incomparable Lions Foundation of Canada and the work they do in the Autism Assistance Dog Guide program.

Bravo Noah and Argo!

Photo by Daddy, Mar. 2015
Journaling by Mom, Jan. 6 2016


Peacock cardstock: Close To My Heart (CTMH)
Saffron cardstock: CTMH
Patterned papers- "Urban" Collection: CTMH
Slate water-based dye ink: CTMH 
Honey water-based dye ink: CTMH
Twilight water-based dye ink: CTMH (retired)
Natural hemp: CTMH (retired) 
"In the moment" wording: cut from zip-strip- "Urban " paper collection: CTMH
Enamel Dots: CTMH
Pearls: CTMH (retired) 
Chipboard embellies: Urban Collection  Complements
"Guaranteed Quality" badge button- "Urban" Collection Assortment: CTMH
Metal brads: from my stash
Wood Veneer star and heart shapes: CTMH (retired) 
Chevron border punch: CTMH 
Pop Dots: Forever in Time

Again, huge thanks so much for popping in. Be sure to check out the Whimsical Musings Challenge Blog. OH-- and there is even an AWESOME PRIZE for participation this week! It's well worth visiting the WM Blog... for the inspiration and camaraderie, especially...

We also have a WM FB page now, which you can find HERE. There is a celebration going on, and you'll want to check it out!  

See you there! 


Monday, February 1, 2016

A masculine card using sketch #145 at AHSC

I am sooooo excited to be designing for a sketch challenge blog again!! 

Here is Sketch #145,  created by Michelle Stewart over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.
AHSC Sketch #145

I created a  card for this wonderful sketch- which was my DT assignment for this week! :) 

Here it is... A masculine card that I need for an upcoming birthday! I think it's a hit, 'cause two of my sons told me they liked the colours!  My Air Force hubby liked the plane, and so do I :) 

Masculine Birthday Card
based on a
Sketch by Michelle Stewart of AHSC
Stamped image: My Hero B1448 (retired) 
Birthday stamp: my stash
Peacock Cardstock: CTMH
Saffron Cardstock: CTMH
Patterned paper- "Urban" paper collection: CTMH
Yellow circle of textured paper- " Saffron" from Enchantment Paper Fundamentals 
Slate dye ink: CTMH
Indian Corn Blue dye ink: CTMH (retired) 
Grey Flannel dye ink: CTMH (retired)
Outdoor Denim dye ink: CTMH (retired)
Pop Dots: Forever in Time

Thanks so much for coming by and peeking. Would love to hear what you think of this card. Your comments always mean a lot. :) 

Hope to see you over at AHSC. We love visiting your blogs, and commenting on your creations! Chat soon!!


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Exciting news!

Guess what? :) 

I am a new Design Team Member at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog!
 I am so excited!! Photobucket

 My term as a Design Team Member starts in February. :)


Saturday, January 23, 2016

"Expect Miracles"

As many of you know, my daughter Kate and her partner Nathan are expecting a baby girl in March. So exciting! I have a baby shower planned for her and even figured out a fun game we can play. LOL! I found it on Etsy.  Have a look if you're curious! :)  

Anyway, I had to have a card and gift for Kate that day... and here is the wonderful, challenging Atlantic Hearts Sketch that I used for my card. 

AHSC Sketch #143
created by Michelle Stewart
Here is the card I created. I took two photos so you can see the sparkles on the butterflies, and their dimensional look!
 Baby Shower Card
created by Ali MacDonald
with AHSC Sketch #143 
Here's a different view: 
View 2
Baby Shower card

"Brushed" paper collection: CTMH
Pixie CS: CTMH
Colonial white CS: CTMH
Petal dye ink: CTMH
Thistle dye ink: CTMH
Blush dye ink: CTMH
Bitty sparkles (these are clear "diamond" sparkles): CTMH
Pink Shimmer Trim: CTMH
"Lamb" wooden block stamp: Anita's Sugarloaf Designs (2002)
"Expect Miracles" wooden stamp: Unkn. manufacturer, purchased in a "bin" at local store
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Butterfly punch: Regal Greetings
Adhesives- Liquid Glass: CTMH

Thanks so much for coming along to see my card looks like! I admit, I was a little daunted by the sketch initially, but a quick scan of my stamps and supplies gave me some ideas! I also have an idea for a Sympathy card made with this sketch. 

Have a wonderful day!!  Love to see you over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


Sunday, January 17, 2016

AHSC Sketch #142

Over at Atlantic Hearts Challenge Blog, there is a brand new sketch that I decided to use for to make cards for upcoming birthdays. 

Here's that beautiful sketch, created by Michelle Stewart over at AHSC.

AHSC Sketch #142 by Michelle Stewart

I made 2 cards Sketch #142, 'cause it really inspired me. 


"Zoe" patterned paper collection- Close To My Heart (CTMH)
Cork alphabet (numbers 4 & 6)- CTMH
Slate water-based dye ink- CTMH
Crystal Blue dye ink- CTMH
Grey Flannel dye ink- CTMH
Sweet Leaf dye ink-CTMH
Dark Grey Cardstock- CTMH
Sparkly aliens and assorted cardstock embellishments- my stash (Crate Paper??) 
Computer font- Arial bold
Adhesive- Ad-Tech
Pop dots- Forever in Time
Fine tipped scissors for trimming and fussy cutting- CTMH

The cards I made are for my nephews, Will and Zach, who live in NB. I need the cards for both February and March, so decided I'd better get them done.
This sketch made it easy!  I made the cards while watching a REALLY scary movie- and making them helped keep me grounded!  (As I said- it was SCARY! Good heavens!)

The images on the cards are dimensional, just to add some "interest".  It may be a little hard to tell, but the diecuts I used on these cards are sparkly.

Will's card:

Front of Will's birthday card,
 created  using Sketch #142 AHSC

A more dimensional view of Will's birthday card 
Zac's card:

 Front of Zac's birthday card
created using Sketch #142 AHSC
 A more dimensional view of Zac's birthday card

Hope you like the cards! Please join us over at AHSC- you'll like the friendly folks and the inspiration provided by great sketches! 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

You came back!! (Happy Birthday, Kate)

Three years ago today, you came back to be with our daughter, Kate. Who came back? YOU DID, Grace!

This layout tells the story of that very special day. It's one all of us will always remember.

Happy 22nd birthday, Kate. :) Love you.  ~ Mama

"You came back" 

Kate’s Hanoverian-thoroughbred mare, Grace, came back to us in January 2013 after she’d been away, living on PEI, for nine months. She arrived “home” the day Kate turned 19 yrs old.  What a birthday milestone THAT was! Kate was able to continue working with Grace at Rohan Wood Stables. She rode under the guidance of her long-time coach, Alissa Cue.
Grace was still “a project” but was a wonderful horse and had beautiful barn manners and behaviour. She lived in one of the paddocks with her friend Amigo (among others), and had a shelter where the “gang” could get in out of rain or snow when bad weather hit the Annapolis Valley.  Kate helped pay for her horse’s board by working as a stable hand at RWS in the mornings. She studied in the afternoons toward her Health Information Management diploma through the Centre for Distance Education (CD-Ed).
It was amazing for this girl of ours to have her horse back! 

 Photo by Kate: January 18, 2014

 Journaling by Mom: September 12, 2014

~ (AKA"Mama")

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog has a brand new sketch for this week:

Isn't this an awesome sketch!? It was created by Michelle and digitized by Brandi over at AHSC. Looks awesome to me.

I decided to create something fun to interpret the sketch. It's a birthday card for my daughter, Kate. 

 "Happy Birthday" card created for my daughter
 Sketch 141 AHSC

Canary CS: CTMH
CS used for embossed strip- "Flirty Yellow": CTMH
Background pp and pink strip-  "Flirty" patterned paper collection: CTMH 
Flowers all fussy cut from "Flirty" patterned paper collection: CTMH
Fussy cutting was done using CTMH micro-tip scissors.
'Happy Birthday' greeting- stamp set D1627 "Your Own Kind of Wonderful": CTMH 
Vine embossing folder: CTMH
Honey water-based dye ink: CTMH
Terracotta water-based dye ink: CTMH
Sparkles: CTMH
Pop-dots: Forever in Time

Inside of card is not shown, but I also used CTMH acrylic stamp set D1627 for the greeting "Always be your own kind of wonderful!" 
... and for the "Love you" portion of inner greeting I used CTMH acrylic stamp set A1169  "Well wishes."

Thanks so much for looking! Be sure to pop on over to AHSC and see what lovely creations everyone has posted for Sketch 141. 


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge LO

I have begun particpating  in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Challenges are weekly. :)

This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch  (#140) really sparked my imagination. Such a fun and useful sketch.  So excited to participate and share with ya'll!

I decided to use the AHSC Sketch as a jumping-off point from which to create a layout (LO).

Without further ado, here is my entry in this week's AHS Challenge:

"Too Cute? Yes!!!"

Pete helped me choose the title for this LO. He suggested I add "Too" to the tile, which was "Cute? Yes!!!" and I agree, the title sounds and looks better this way!
Especially since "Too cute" is an expression I hear around here a LOT at the moment. :) Thanks Pete!
The 'backstory' of this layout is that these cute Easter eggs were made at school by our son last spring. Noah has special needs and crafts are not one of his major interests. Well, when these darling eggs came home with him, I RAN for a camera. They are so cute, and I can see that he really did help create them. Adorable.

Noah created these Easter egg characters at school.  They're so bright and fun- I'm glad I took a photo when he brought them home! Every time I see them, they make me smile. Love their toothy grins and that fuzzy orange hair! 

Grade 5
March, 2015
Kingston and District School
Journaling by Mom/Ali

Twilight CS-  used for outer edge of LO & journaling block: Close To My Heart (CTMH)
Lagoon CS- main portion of LO: CTMH
Sunset CS- Title and mat for journaling block: CTMH 
Crystal Blue dye ink: CTMH
Glacier thick twine: CTMH
All patterned papers: CTMH ('Footloose' Collection & 'Just Dotty' Constant Campaign)
White enamel star: CTMH
Green-blue dot: CTMH
Orange dot: Simple Stories
Lettering: Sizzix "Nouveau" Font
Adhesive for thick twine- 'Liquid Glass': CTMH
Other adhesives: Ad Tech permanent glue runner & Forever in Time pop dots
Xyron 'Create a Sticker Max' used to adhere title lettering

Thanks so much for looking at my newest (and first!) LO for 2016.

Please also pop by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and participate in the fun! You'll be so happy you did!

Chat soon! :) 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Last puppy pages for today! :)

Here are two more 'pup pages' for today...

Here are pages of Skye, Argo and Viper.  Both black labs are Autism Assistance Dog Guides raised and trained by the incomparable Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides  (LFCDG) and also happen to be half-brothers. They trained together in Ontario before coming to live in Nova Scotia in 2 different towns with their "children," 2 kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
"Making memories" 

When Viper the Autism Assistance Dog Guide (AADG) and his girl Kate came from Yarmouth to stay with us for 7 days in March 2015, the three dogs had a blast together. They ran and played chase outside in the snow each day when Argo got home from school. It was so funny to see them all worn out after one of their play-sessions! They really used up oodles of energy. We managed to get quite a few good photos of the canine trio while Viper and Kate were visiting: treasures well worth keeping!

March 3, 2015
Photos by Dad/Pete
(L) - (R) foreground: Skye and Viper
Background: Argo 


Patterned paper "Seaside" collection: CTMH 
Sorbet water-based ink: CTMH
Desert Sand water based ink: CTMH
Chipboard 'Making memories' title- "Pathfinding" collection complements: CTMH
Title mat and journaling mat- Kraft CS: CTMH
Journaling block- Colonial white CS: CTMH
Wood veneer chevrons and heart: CTMH
Black & clear epoxy bubbles: CTMH 

Other supplies:
Simple stories enamel dots 
Dog-themed papers: from my scrappin' friend Helen Hollinger on the occasion of Argo's graduation from the LFC program in Dec 2010
"You are my happy" 
More photos of our gentle dogs: Argo & Skye,  after backyard playtime with visiting AADG, Viper (Argo's half- brother). 

March 3, 2013
Argo almost 6 yrs old (birthday @ end of May)
Skye 8 mos old

Photos by Dad/Pete 

"You are my Happy" title- Acrylic stamp: CTMH
Patterned paper- "Seaside" collection: CTMH 
Black water-based ink: CTMH
Sorbet water-based ink: CTMH
Desert Sand water-based ink: CTMH
Chipboard 'Making memories' title- "Pathfinding" collection complements: CTMH
Title mat and journaling mat- Kraft CS: CTMH
Journaling block- Colonial white CS: CTMH
Wood veneer bird & butterfly: CTMH
Golden epoxy bubble: CTMH 
Floral centres- epoxy bubbles: CTMH

Other supplies: 
Flowers: Basicgrey, Prima, etc...
Leaves: cut using Sizzlits dies
Hearts: cut using Sizzlits dies
Dog-themed papers: from my scrappin' friend Helen Hollinger on the occasion of Argo's graduation from the LFC program in Dec 2010.

Thanks so much for coming by to see the puppy pages. As you can tell, there are still 4 months' worth of pages to create 'til I reach Skye's "1 year old" mark! Guess I'd better get busy, since Skye is 18 months old now- LOL!

Catch ya'll later! 


And, yes, there are a couple more...


Such gentle, kind faces!  Here are close-up shots of Skye & Argo relaxing after playing and romping outside in the deep snow with Argo's half-brother, Viper.
Tired out-- and ready to rest!

March 3, 2015
Skye 8 months old
Photos by Dad/ Pete

Indian Corn Blue CS: CTMH
Remainder of items used are from my scrap-stash 

Skye sometimes WALKED up onto our bed... YES! Her legs were THAT long, even at only 8 months of age! She didn't have to JUMP up onto the bed... she WALKED up.  
The funny part was that she would  "call" us for help by whining when she wanted to get down!! Of course we always helped her, but it was just so giggle-worthy, seeing this big silly dog having marooned  herself on the bed! Our big gorgeous Leo-girl. Love her! 
Feb. 25, 2015
Skye 8 mos old
Photo by Dad/Pete

Smoothie CS: CTMH
Background Patterned Paper- Ivy Lane collection: CTMH  
Zip strip, journaling mat, photo mat & large pennant shape- Ariana Collection: CTMH 
Smoothie water-based ink: CTMH
Pink heart accent: CTMH

Other supplies: 
Large white heart- RAK from scrappy friend Lois S in BC. 

Thanks so much for coming by, everyone!! 

New 'Skye-pup' pages!

"Winsome face" 
Skye had the cutest facial expressions- she was an endearing  and very loveable pup. It seemed we were always snapping photos to capture  her sweet,  winsome Leonberger face with its' deep brown eyes and  beautiful black mask.  We never tired of it, and  Skye didn't seem  to mind a bit!  Good thing, 'cause we took a LOT of photos! Pretty nice to be able to create this puppy scrapbook album all about her first year with us-  we had lots of photos and lots of cuteness.  :)

Mid-December 2014
Skye- almost 6 mos old

Photos taken by Pete & Ali/ Mom & Dad 

Lagoon CS (journaling block and photo mats): CTMH
Clear green & blue glass gems: CTMH
Butterfly: CTMH
Small tan lettering: CTMH
Small flowers, each with leaf: CTMH
Wood veneer flowers: CTMH
Lagoon and Twilight water-based inks: CTMH 
Tiny cream coloured brads: CTMH

All other supplies: from my stash 

"Smiley Pup" 
*Skye "smiled big" on Christms day- So cute! 
*She was happy that Santa came! 
*Pictures Dec 25 and 27, 2014
*Skye's face in profile- more serious. 

Twilight CS ( background, journaling strips): CTMH
Clear green glass gems: CTMH
Small and large triangle studs: CTMH
Wood veneer stars: CTMH
Twilight water-based ink: CTMH 
Tiny cream coloured brads: CTMH

All other supplies: from my stash

"Snow Shoes" 
Skye sported a cool pair of "snowshoes" after a heavy snowfall in January 2015. It was the first big dump of snow we'd had that winter, and a harbinger of the MASSIVE amount of snow we were going to experience from January-April. It was unreal!
We soon learned that big furry puppy-feet collected a great deal of snow between the toes, and every time Skye came inside after playing, she needed to have her "snowshoes" removed!

January 2, 2015
Skye 5 1/2 mos old
Photos by Dad/Pete

White daisy CS: CTMH
Patterned papers: all "Zoe" collection from CTMH
Lettering cut from Zoe patterned paper using the 'Nouveau' font (Sizzix) 

*Waiting for Argo to come home on the school bus
*Snuggling with Argo on Saturday
*Hoping the homemade bread falls off the counter
*Having a snooze while Argo is at work 

January 1-11, 2015
Skye 5 1/2 mos old
Argo 5 1/2 yrs old
Photos by Mom/Ali


Smoothie CS (background): CTMH
Flaxen CS (journaling strips and lettering): CTMH
Circles fussy cut from hopscotch collection patterned paper: CTMH
Bracket, arrow (Hopscotch complements): CTMH
Wood veneer hearts: CTMHTiny cream coloured brads: CTMH
Lettering cut using the 'Nouveau' font (Sizzix) 

All other supplies: from my stash

"Kong Happiness" 

When Argo left for school with Noah every day, Skye seemed very "down," although she understood that Argo always came home at the school day's end.
After Skye watched Noah, Argo and their EA Debbie pull away on the bus and head off down the road, I always gave her a Kong stuffed with treats and peanut butter. It kept her busy for a little while and made Argo's departure less sad for her. Skye really liked her daily treat-time! That said, she loved seeing her buddy Argo after school most of all. LOVE how they are such good friends!  
Feb  24, 2015
Skye 8 months old
Photos by Mom/Ali 

Kraft CS used as photo and journaling mats: CTMH
Patterned papers all "Pathfinding" collection: CTMH 
Terracotta water based ink: CTMH 
Desert Sand water based ink: CTMH 
RAK items from friend Amy Paegel: Chipboard heart,  circles and word "Happiness"

All other supplies: from my stash
Thanks so much for coming by! More pages to come! :)

A few more Skye-pup pages to share!

As the year winds down, here are some new puppy pages to share! 

"Win-win: So happy here!" 
Skye was certainly relaxed and seemed "at home" with our family. We all loved her endearing, kind Leonberger personality. Pete took a lot of beautiful photographs that showcased her gorgeous puppy traits. We could tell from early on that she'd grow up to be a stunning girl. Most importantly, we could tell that Skye was gentle and smart, just the companion we'd hoped that she would be for Argo, Noah's Autism Assistance Dog Guide. Win-Win!

Photos by Dad/Pete
Skye 5 months old
November  2014

"Doggy Sleepover"
In December,  we decided to put a new doggy bed out to see what Skye thought of it. Argo climbed onto it right away, although he already had his own! Skye came for a "sleepover" and we did get lots of sweet photos of them together.
They really had become such good friends!
Despite her comfy new bed, Skye decided to take a few "bites" out of it.
Since it wasn't meant to be a "snack," we ended up taking it away. We decided that when she got a little older, we'd get a new one and try again.
Silly, silly girl!

Skye and Argo
December 14, 2014
Photos by Dad/ Pete

"Sleep? Fun"
Photo Caption:  
More endearing "sleepover" pictures of Skye and Argo on the new bed we bought for Skye. 
December 14, 2014
Photos by Dad/Pete

Hope you've enjoyed these new pages... more to come! Have a great day everyone! :) 


Monday, October 19, 2015

Puppy Pictures and Layouts!

So happy you're here! I have some new pages to share with ya'll!

Since Skye, our Leonberger pup, is over a year old, I felt it was time to do some pages of her baby-days! 

Like animals? Especially puppies? Then- sit back and enjoy!

"Today was a Wonderful Day"


"Baby Skye"


Skye, our Leonberger pup, was twelve weeks old when she joined our family and became Argo's buddy. Leonbergers  originated in Germany. They are bred from Newfoundlands (Newfs), Saint Bernards and Grand Pyrenees. The Leonbergers  are intelligent, fast learners with a great temperament. They are good with children and other pets. "Leos" are a working dog and can work at mobility support, water rescue, cart pulling and are often used as therapy dogs at hospitals, for the elderly, etc...
Female "Leos" like Skye can  weigh up to 115lbs. Skye weighed 33 lbs when we first brought her home.  :) 
Love our "Leo"-- and so does Argo!
Photo: Sept 21, 2014
Journaling: July 6, 2015
'Skylark' paper collection- CTMH
'Seaside' paper collection- CTMH
'Timberline' paper collection- CTMH
Thick twine: Glacier- CTMH
Twine adhered with Liquid Glass- CTMH
Word strip- 'Seaside' collection- CTMH
Pinwheel punch- Fiskars
Basketweave border punch- EK Success
Floral shapes- Sizzlits
Tiny lettering: Glitz 'Tiny Type'
Flowers: from my stash
Pearls: Dollarama
 "Baby Dawg"
When Skye was little, she loved to lie on Noah's mini-trampoline in the living room. She had a cute way of relaxing in what Daniel had very affectionately dubbed "the pose."  It was adorable! :)
A lot of times when Skye was lying on the trampoline we'd see her busily chewing her 'Nylabone.' She loved giving her little puppy- teeth a workout on that thing!  
Photos- Sept 29,  2014
Journaling- July 10, 2015

ALL patterned paper: 'Hopscotch' paper collection- CTMH
Sunset cardstock- CTMH
Glacier cardstock-CTMH
Lagoon cardstock- CTMH
Floral sticker: 'Hopscotch' complements- CTMH
Turquoise resin flower- CTMH
Flair badge button- 'Hopscotch' complements- CTMH
Orange enamel dots- Simple Stories
Title lettering using CTMH Sunset cardstock- Sizzlits "Nouveau" collection font
Sunset and Crystal Blue inks- CTMH
Chevron accent strip: Chevron Border Punch- CTMH
Green chevron 1/4" ribbon- CTMH
Fine-tipped scissors for fussy-cutting- CTMH
Scalloped border punch- Fiskars
Pinwheel punch (for turquoise flower) - Fiskars


Journaling (done on strips): 
More fun on the mini-trampoline
New chewy toys to play with. :)
Skye- Sept 30, 2014
Cute as a button- 14 weeks old

ALL patterned paper and fussy-cut pieces: 'Hopscotch' paper collection- CTMH
"Hangin' out" word strip: 'L8tr Sk8tr' collection- CTMH
Number strip: 'Hopscotch' collection- CTMH
Tab: Hopscotch complements-CTMH
Turquoise enamel dots- CTMH
Smoothie Cardstock- CTMH
Title lettering using CTMH Smoothie cardstock- Sizzlits "Nouveau" collection font
Autumn Terracotta and Crystal Blue inks- CTMH
Birds: fussy-cut from 'Happy bird-day' collection patterned paper- 3 Bugs in a Rug 
Fine-tipped scissors for fussy-cutting- CTMH
Scalloped border punch- Fiskars

"Sweet as Honey"
This is Daddy's favourite photo of Skye.
When I asked him why he loved it so much, he said "It's just so funny, she looks cute with her hair off in all different directions!!"
She also has a sales receipt in her mouth- Skye was mischievous and sneakily loved to steal papers out of the recycle-bin and chew on them!  
Plus, look at those HUGE paws!! 
Cutest picture-- and cutest puppy-- EVER.
Skye 15 weeks old
Photo by Daddy (Pete)- Oct 11, 2014
Glacier Cardstock- CTMH
'Hopscotch' paper collection
'Hopscotch ' complements- hexagon border
'Hopscotch' complements- "Love this" sticker
Tab: Hopscotch complements
Turquoise enamel dots- CTMH
Metal triangular studs- CTMH
Autumn Terracotta and Crystal Blue inks: CTMH
'Sweet as Honey' stamp w/ hexagons- C1537 "Honeycomb Flair"- CTMH
Fussy cutting done with CTMH fine-tipped scissors

"Nose, Ears Toes"
Skye has grass on her nose,  a winsome face, cute floppy ears, and HUGE puppy feet in these pictures. Sitting on the indoor trampoline in that sweet pose, she's adorable! Can't help but love her! 
Skye- 15 weeks
October 11, 2014
Photos by Mom/Dad- Pete/Ali

'Blossom' paper collection- CTMH
Inks: Autumn Terracotta and Crystal Blue- CTMH
Blue/turquoise enamel dots-  CTMH
Brads- CTMH
Flowers- old stash (MME)
"I love you"- old stash (MME)
Title lettering- Basic Grey (coloured with SHINHAN markers from CTMH) 

 This is the facing page for the "Nose, ears and toes" layout.

While Argo was at work, we'd find Skye lying on the cool floor, relaxing-- and if she was sleeping, she looked like a big ball of furry fluff! She also really loved the vantage point that sitting or lying on the mini trampoline gave her.
Skye- 15 weeks old
Oct 11, 2014
'Blossom' paper collection- CTMH
Baker's twine (Autumn Terracotta)-CTMH
Inks: Autumn Terracotta and Crystal Blue- CTMH

Tab and number strip from my scrappy stash

"Shining Thru"

The longer Skye was a part of our family, the more we could see her "personality" shining through. She was such a sweetheart! Skye was a super-fast learner, picking up commands and routines like nobody's business. Very quickly, she started to follow the same commands that we'd been taught to use with Argo. This made it easier for everyone!
Smarty-pants girl!
Skye- 16 weeks old
Photos- Oct 27, 2014


CTMH inks in Sorbet, Crystal Blue and Glacier
NEW Zoe collection patterned paper

Vellum camera: Zoe collection complements
Veneer butterflies coloured w/ CTMH's 'SHINHAN' markers
Flowers all from from my stash 
Floral centres: CTMH resin flowers
Title lettering-  BasicGrey from my stash also coloured w/ CTMH's SHINHAN markers

"What is it?"

Journaling: (on strips of cardstock)
What IS that thing? Hmmm... 
Just a little farther... STRETCHHHH!
GOT IT!!!  Darn... doesn't taste very good...
Late October 2014
Skye- 16 weeks old

'Skylark' paper collection- CTMH
'Rockin' Topcoats overlays- CTMH
Saddle and Crystal Blue pigment inks- CTMH
Brads- CTMH
Word strip- 'Skylark' paper collection- CTMH
Chevron strip- 'Skylark' paper collection- CTMH
Lettering: 'Nook and Pantry' collection- BasicGrey

 "Mellow Girl"


Skye, like many Leonbergers, liked to be up off the floor 'cause it gave her a better vantage point. The mini trampoline we kept in the living room for Noah's use was her chosen spot when she was small. She soon grew too big for it, but these photos of her relaxing there, playing with the 'Gator, are just more mellow puppy-cuteness!
Skye, 17 weeks old
November 1, 2014

'Pathfinder' paper collection- CTMH
Saddle and Kraft Cardstocks- CTMH
Olive and Saddle pigment inks- CTMH
Veneer heart- CTMH
Sparkles- CTMH
Enamel dots- Simple Stories

That's it for today!...I have more puppy pages though, and I'll share them really soon! Thanks for popping in!