Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Charlie - To Know Him is to Love Him

Hello and thank you for visiting with me today, I have a quick post to share with you, I have been enjoying some scrapbooking, something I love to do but seems to get very low on the list at times.

I printed twenty photos and sorted the papers to go with them and haven't touched them since - until now.  This layout is of one of our dogs - how could I resist this face?

I used the Spellbinders Banner Basic One as a feature for his name - and am loving the way it turned out.  The Dies have been used as masks, with Distressing Inks before popping the card out of them...and there is sponging...as always!  It goes without saying that I have used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur for Die Cutting - but I have said it anyway! LOL!

The sentiment is a RubOn from Kaiser and seemed so perfect - especially if you knew this dog - to 'know him is to love him!

I also used some divine Websters Pages DP, along with Stampin' Up DP from my stash, cutting out the dogs and popping them up on foam tape, slipping in some corrugated cardboard for texture.

I am working on another layout, that is very special to me and will be sharing it in the next few days!

This layout is for the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - The Colour Blue + 1 other colour
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes 
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Anything BUT a Card
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card
Allsorts - Brown and Blue
Marks Finest Papers - Anything goes
Wee memories - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today - I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas, we are enjoying the company of my BIG BROTHER who rode his motorbike across Australia to see us - the journey was EPIC and not without it's challenges - the excitement was  HUGE when he arrived, we have not seen him for eleven years and I am soaking up every minute.  Laurie is a talented musician and his music is filling our home and our hearts - it is wonderful, even moreso when I see him and our youngest sitting there jamming on their guitars or keyboard, their singing is music to my ears - moving me to tears at times - my kids laugh and say that I cry at everything! LOL!  At least these are tears of JOY!


  1. A reall great l/o Linda, lots of interest and I found I poppoed back again to take another look.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and have a Happy New Year.

    B x

  2. This is ADORABLE Linda.. Charlie is Sooo Handsome..Saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. A gorgeous layout Linda, so special.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. So lovely to see a scrapbook page in the ALLSORTS challenge. I love the layout and the photograph is gorgeous. Good luck and thank you for entering. Jo x

  5. How exciting that your brother is visiting! Eleven years, wow. This is an adorable pup and page. I love the crown on the dog cut out. Enjoy your family, you are blessed.

  6. Absolutely adorable! Charlie rocks! ;D
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Happy New Year!
    Rene :D

  7. Fabulous LO!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  8. Hi Linda, this is gorgeous, Charlie looks a lovely dog! I saw this on MIM.

    Happy New Year.

    Rose xx

  9. Awww Linda he is so sweet!! - and you have really made him the limelight of a gorgeous page. Love that sentiment too.

  10. Oh my word Linda this is fantastic the colours, design the dog images as well as the main picture look superb, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine
    Lorraine x

  11. He's a cutie for sure. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  12. wonderful scrapping page. Thank you for entering Speedy's the Cat's challenge this week. Good Luck to you. Happy New Year

  13. Hi Lovely Linda,

    Wishing you and your family a joyful year ahead!


  14. Awesome layout, Linda! Your work is always fantastic! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. Good luck and Happy New Year!
    p.s. Good luck to you on Spellbinders - you rock!

  15. beautiful layout!!! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!!!!

  16. So lovely. Great LO. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs


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