Tuesday, August 16, 2011

He's Our Best Friend...


Hi y'all! I'm back again today to share my usual Your Memories Here DT post, but this time the focus is on our gorgeous fur baby, Sidney! See, our Sid is a special Boxer boy. We rescued him 5 years ago from a local shelter & he has been such a joy, not to mention an adventure as well! We love him so very much...especially his sweet kisses & clowning around. When I found this Basic Grey paper from the Max & Whiskers collection at a super duper sale for 75% off I knew exactly what I wanted to do! Only problem is I needed some matching letters & ribbon, which is where my Tattered Angels mists from the Your Memories Here Store came in super handy!! You can grab the colors I used HERE!

The yellow ribbon is some fabulous Tim Holtz product (originally a beautiful shabby white) that dyes so easily. And although it looks like I only used one shade, it is actually two colors to get the just right shade of yellow to match the LO. I used Tattered Angels Chalboard Mists in Alaskan Salmon & Firefly for the ribbon, while I used Tattered Angels Chalboard Mist in Peacock & Glimmer Mist in Fall Breeze for the flocked letters. These flocked letters I snagged for a buck at my local Dollar Store take color so amazingly well. I just love that with Tattered Angels products I can customize anything to suit my needs...which is definitely cost effective too. Oh, and that fabulous orange ribbon? Prima Marketing, of course! I just love it so much! And while I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the photo like I always do, I used some new Jenny Bowlin ink in Spice Tin to edge everything else. And, by the way, it is some super fab stuff! Just loved the way the color saturated the paper & the felt pad is fantastic too. Plus, the whole line of inks has some super cute names like Spice Tin, Cough Syrup & Chicken Feed. Too adorable!


Supplies 
Cardstock - Cloud 9 Design
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey (max & whiskers collection)
Letters -  My Little Shoebox (yellow), Dollar Store (large flocked)
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress (walnut stain), Jenny Bowlin (spice tin )
Punches - Martha Stewart, Stampin' Up
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue


Thanks so very much for stopping by! I always love to read all of your comments cause they mean so much to me...you guys rock!! Make sure to check back soon to look at a fun card for our latest Paper Issues Creative Team linking party, Let's Ride. It's a such a fun challenge & every time you enter you have the opportunity to be a featured artist! Also, you'll definitely want to check out both the YMH Store & DT blogs. There are some great new products in at the store that you can check out by clicking HERE & there is always amazing inspiration HERE at the DT blog. Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO into the following awesome challenges!
ScrapFIT - Inspired by a Book (inspired by the colors!)
A True Friend - Pet Tales
Lasting Memories - Try Something New & DT Submission (dyed tim holtz ribbon & popped my journaling!)
EAD Designs - Good Company Color Challenge
Sketches in Thyme - Sketch #53
Inkspirations - Color Challenge
Clear It Out - Glitter It (used glimmer mists!)
Crafts and Me - Make It Count! (number on my journaling date!)
PaperCrafting Journey - Photo Inspiration (inspired by colors!)
CES - Mix & Match 2 different DP's (cloud 9 design & basic grey!)

23 comments:

Martha said...

oh just adorable, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Michele F. said...

DARLING!! Love all your layers with the ribbon and such. And POP-UP journaling! Another fab idea!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week. Great layout and good luck with the DT call. :-)
Michele
LMDT Member

Ashley said...

I LOVE the colors in this layout, ESPECIALLY the different kinds of ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

~Ashley
LM DT member

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love all the ribbons for you doggie (cute) You proved it's not only for girls. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

Rose said...

Crystal, this colorful layout helps to document an important time of your life when you rescued this wonderful dog who became your best friend. Adding numbered dates is so helpful for remembering such events. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

tiffany said...

wow- this is so colorful and fun. Love how you did the journal strips- super cool!! So glad to have you join in the challenges at Sketches In Thyme and Lasting Memories! Good luck on the DT call! =) Tiffany

Kylie said...

Like your use of colours...thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT

Karen Wilson said...

Hello! Well, isn't this awesome! What a sweetie pie too. Love how you popped all the sayings off your page. Always fun trying new things isn't it? Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and good luck!

Renée said...

Love your layout! The popped up journaling, the trim, everything is fab! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirations :)

Emily said...

What a cute furry Friend;) Love the LO. Thanks so much for playing along this month.

Doreen Vasquez said...

Ooooohhhhh love the rows of fabric and paper strips!
-Doreen
Sketches In Thyme DT Member

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a fantastic layout - LOVE IT x
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Tracy said...

such a cute LO! Thanks for playing along with us at ScrapFit!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Precious LO, Crystal. Each of our girls has a dog or two, and the are such great family friends!! I love to alter my stash to work with my pp/layout too, and you did such such fabulous altering work for this LO!! Thanks for sharing the details and for joining in the ScrapFIT Workout! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

lalapalooza said...

Such a nice layout...I love your journaling and the colors are wonderful! Thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT!

Kristin said...

Great layout. I love all the different ribbon!

Sarah said...

This is adorable! I love the colors you used and the trim is fab! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!!

Missy Whidden said...

What a great page! I love the trims & the pop-dotted journaling strips! That background paper is perfect for a doggie page :) Thank you for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Carrie said...

oh hun. This is lovely!! My doggies are my best friend too.... Thanks for sharing it at CRAFTY EMMA'S XX

wendipooh13 said...

what a great page and such a pretty dog!!! love all the fun added trim!! thanks sooo much for playing along at ScrapFIT!!!!

Tassie Deb said...

Wow, such a fun layout. Love the colours. Great work with the lace dyeing as well. thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme

Deb xox

Joni Parker said...

Such a great layout!! So many details!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!

~amy~ said...

Such a super fun layout!!! I'm so glad you played with us at EAD Designs!

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