Friday, December 30, 2011

{Non-Sketch Challenge} How has an animal touched or changed your life?

"Until one has loved an animal,  a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France
Take time today or some day soon to create a tribute layout to your favorite fur ball whether it's a  cat, dog, horse, or any type of pet we just want to hear about it! Create a 12x12 layout expressing how an animal has touched or changed your life. Bella Blvd. Tail Waggers & Cat Naps is thepuuurfect choice for a fun loving themed layout. This line of double sided papers, and borders/blocks sheet have so many options that you'll be inspired as soon as you bring home the papers! Here's a layout I created of our family pet "LB" (beagle mix) using the Tail Waggers & Cat Naps line:
LB has been a big part of our lives for over 14 years. My husband and I adopted him from a shelter near Baraboo, WI about a year after we were married. He chewed his way through a lot of shoes & "unmentionables" and eventually into our hearts as well. We named him "LB" because he came from the pound and "LB" is an abbreviation for the word pound. His age is showing now and we continue to celebrate every day he is in our lives.

One way to warm up the layout is by using felt as a photo mat as shown in the above photo. I've also added wooden buttons that I inked and added twine to for an added masculine feel.
Here are some of my co-worker's furry friends. This layout will be going up in our staff restroom. Since I work at an elementary school during the day we sometime need a break from the children. It's really fun to see & guess which pet belongs to which employee. 
This will be a fun surprise for some folks at work.
I added some bling and dimension to the stars for additional interest. Bella Blvd.'s Tail Waggers & Cat Naps line of papers works great for these projects! Remember to take up this weeks challenges and create a 12x12 layout expressing how an animal has touched or changed your life. Post your creation in the Gallery!

Twine: Twinery
Adhesive: glue dots & pop dots

1 comment:

Robin Gibson said...

C-U-T-E, C-U-T-E, C-U-T-E Shelly! LOVE those pics and how you put it all together:) Makes me want to scrap some of my precious pups!! Happy New Year!!