I haven’t done a scrapbook layout in about 2 years, and one of my new year’s resolutions was to create more layouts this year (to (re)new crafty beginnings!). So to commemorate my dear Biscuit’s sweet 16 (we’re so thankful to still have her with us), I decided to create a double page scrapbook layout of her (this will also double as an extra gift for Mr. CraftyPaws, whose birthday is coming up in 3 days — nothing like a two-fer! LOL).
Besides the adorable pictures of Biscuit, I was inspired by the wonderful new Recollections “C’est La Vie” collection. I used a few of the cut-aparts, the painterly striped background, blue and gold foil fleur de lis, and the whimsical poodle patterned papers.
After creating a ruffled border from crepe paper streamers (I love this inexpensive but totally fabulous technique), I used a pink poodle washi that I have been hoarding for 3+ years to cover the seam where the ruffle meets the poodle patterned paper. I cut out the title, “SWEET SIXTEEN” with Lawn Fawn’s Cole’s Alphas Lawn Cut Dies and colored the pink card stock to better match the poodle washi with Copic RV04 and RV55.
To balance the softness of the ruffles below, I layered a variety of paper doilies toward the tops and underneath each photos and journaling spot. Lastly, I added color coordinating embellishments from my stash: a few old wooden heart stickers from the Dollar Tree, a super cute resin Parisian poodle from NatashaScrapbooKorner on Etsy, and layered St. Valentine stickers from American Crafts 2014 collection.
The following video shares the process of creating these layouts:
These layouts are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Layer It Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Totally Technical Challenge
Not Just Cards New Beginnings Challenge
Crafty Purple Frogs New Beginnings Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Love your layout with Biscuit – beautiful and sweet. Congratulations Biscuit on your 16 years. Patrizia
Thank you so much Patrizia! You know all the trials and tribulations we have gone through and so understand how grateful and thankful I am to still have my sweet girl with me. 🙂 Much love and big tight hugs, Kristina
What a lovely layout of your dear Biscuit Kristina, your journaling shows how precious to you she is.Happy Birthday to Mr CraftyPaws too!
I need to get back into my scrapbooking again too,I tend to just do a double layout every now and then,but cards are my first love,lol.
Thanks so much Ann! Yep, the last few years with our sweet Biscuit haven’t been easy, but they have been wonderful and I am so thankful that she is doing so well. Scrapping was my first love (as I think it is with many of us), but I am now definitely more of a card maker. They are easier to share and spread the crafty love with, right?! Thanks for your well wishes for Mr. CraftyPaws too! xoxo, Kristina
Happy Birthday Biscuit!!! Beautiful layout! 🙂
Thanks so much Chris!
Happy sweet 16 to beautiful Biscuit! I love the layout.
Thanks oodles Cynthia! xoxo
what a great layout. Love that sweet dog of yours. Thanks for joining us for our Anything goes challenge this week at Through the Craft Room door. I hope you will join us again next week.
Linda TTCRD DT
Thank you so much Linda! I am so happy that I got back to a little scrap booking. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I started to work in these LOs. 🙂
WOW fabulous layout and love your adorable dog.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Awww thanks so much Debby! You are so kind! I’m very rusty, but I had a blast creating these to celebrate my sweet baby’s birthday. 🙂
Wonderful layout of Biscuit. Perfect way to save a memory of her 16th birthday!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT
Thanks so much Lena! Yes, I am so happy I got to get back to my scrapping roots for these special LOs of my sweet baby. 🙂
What a great layout 😀
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.
Awww thanks so much Amy!
Oh totally adorable scrapbook layouts! Thanks for playing along with ATSM Challenge 226
Thanks so much Helen! I love ATSM challenges!