Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Do You Scrapbook Your Pet? I do!


How many of us out there scrapbook our pets? I've been wanting to make a mini album for some time now and have finally completed it and wanted to share a walk-through today. I'm a big fan of Graphic 45's Mixed Media Album because it's the perfect size and it's fun to alter. In the video I share several different Mixed Media Albums I've made with different paper collections, and I show you my favorite scrapbooking "tool" which is Flip Flap Page Protectors! Hope you can check it out...




I think it would be difficult to make this album if Suki was no longer with us. The emotions and grief would make it very hard for me. I could do it, but I think it would have to be several years after her passing. I'm happy I did it now, while she's still here. What do you think? Have you scrapbooked your pet during their lifetime or afterwards? How was that experience? I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for popping in today and checking it out. It was a true pleasure to make.

16 comments:

  1. I love your album. I will have to make one for my Tinkerbell, but she passed 12/31/18, so it may be a while yet. Your Suki is so sweet and obviously well-loved! Rocco is adorable too. Looks like a Shitzu. Raining Cats and Dogs has always been one of my top favorites. I made two of the boxes that you made a tutorial for (you tube) for gifts. I missed out on the Home Sweet Home. Great paper. It's difficult to choose among G45 collections! I really like the G45 mixed media albums. Im happy you work with Graphic 45. I cant imagine a better pairing! It was wonderful meeting you in Melbourne at the most recent class.

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    1. Hi Nancy! Thanks for popping in and thanks for your sweet words. I'm sorry about Tinkerbell. It's so hard losing a pet. Hopefully someday you'll feel ready to scrapbook her photos. You'll know it when you're ready. It was great meeting you too. Hope to see you again soon!

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  2. This is absolutely adorable, as is Suki! Gives me some great ideas for my cat, Ringo. Thank you for sharing your lovely work!

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks! Ringo deserves an album, do go for it!

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  3. I LOVE your doggy album. I made one, too. And it was for my Sheltie, Mickey Mouse, and out kitties. Your dog resembles my sweet Mickey. My album is in the album contest, too. I used Raining Cata & Dogs, too. You are going to love having this album for years and years to come. I miss my pets, and my album is just wonderful to look at, and show others.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I love that your Sheltie's name was Mickey Mouse! I'm so glad you made scrapbooks and layouts of your pets, especially now that they're no longer with you. What a wonderful memory you've preserved.

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  4. I Love this album Annette! What a wonderful tribute to Suki & family. I've done rescue for more than 25 yrs and over the last 3 yrs. have had 4 of our beloved furkids pass. I started a pup journal of them. Now with the inspiration you've shared I hope to get up the courage to finish. Thank you so much for sharing this sweet post. Such a beautiful album filled with love. Its wonderful! You wouldn't happen to have instruction on the beautiful waterfalls you created? And love the idea you came up with to altering the punch holes to fit the album! Genius! TFS! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Roxanne. How wonderful that you've done rescue for so long. Thank you! I'm sorry you've lost so many in such a short time. It's going to be hard to start, but once you do you'll be glad you did. I can tell you have much love in your heard for those lost babies. As for the waterfall, if you use those flip flaps, you just peel and stick them one right under the other. Otherwise, I'm sure there's tons of YouTube videos showing how to make a waterfall. Good luck to you, and thank you for such a sweet comment today. It warmed my heart.

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  5. DOG MOM HERE! <3 I think I take more pics of my dog than I do of my kids. LOL She's at least more cooperative ! LOL Beautiful job

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  6. question about the calendar -- were those pages INTENDED to be folded down or are you just super awesome and made them into folded pages? Never would have thought of that

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    1. I just folded them so they fit. I guess that makes me super awesome. LOL!

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  7. another question -- do you have a tried and true method for making your pockets?

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    1. It’s pretty simple. The main thing to factor in is the thickness of the item you want to go into the pocket. Then determine the size of your paper as follows:
      Width of item going inside + 1/4” more + thickness of item going inside(x2) + 1”. That’s the wide dimension. Then you decide how tall you want your pocket and add the thickness of your item again and 1/2”. (Hmmm, maybe I need to do a quick TouTube video on this soon).

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  8. I am in love with your pet album! I have so many pictures of my schnauzers through the years & now I'm inspired to scrap them all! What is your recommended adhesive to cover the plastic edges of pocket pages? I really like the strip of paper put there, it dresses the look up so much!

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    1. Hi Pam, thank you! I’m happy to have inspired. I would suggest scor-tape or any super sticky double-sided adhesive.

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