Tuesday, February 19, 2013

No Ordinary Love Layout

Hello once again fellow scrappers!  Today I'm presenting my interpretation of Anupama's 'White Space' challenge going on over at Berry71Bleu.   'White Space' is defined as a portion of a page left unmarked in visual arts.

I decided to leave two sections of my page as white space--the upper right hand corner & lower left hand corner.

I've used papers & a few embellishments from Kaisercraft's Forget Me Not collection which coordinated quite well with Marivic's Berry71Bleu tag.

This would be me with my fur baby Toby.  I decided that Toby was due for a page.  Even though my first son has arrived to our home --I still see Toby as my eldest 'son'.  :-)  Yes, I know he's a dog--but to me he's simply a child trapped in a pup's body.  He taught me the meaning of unconditional love & he's still a very important member of the family.

It took Toby about 2 weeks for him to get used to this tiny little human in the house.  He's been an only child for five years & had never seen a baby.  So it was a big adjustment for him.  After 3 1/2 months, Toby has pretty much adopted his less furry younger brother & protects him as if he were his own.

What I have with Toby is 'No Ordinary Love'--hence the title.  It's the kind of unique love that can only be shared between man & his best friend or in this case, between a girl & her little fur baby.

I did much layering on this layout with foam dots & pop dots in between several of the layers in order to give my page a bit of dimension.

Of what has become a sort of tradition with my pages--here's my journaling stored in the form of a scroll.  As mentioned in previous posts--I love attaching lengthy journaling and/or story telling to my pages.  I used to always store them behind my pages because since they were so long--they would take up a lot of room on my layout.  However, ever since I started storing my journaling in the form of a scroll--it's become almost a habit of mine & a trademark on my pages.  Plus they also make for a really cute & unique type of embellishment!

If interested on how I go about making these scrolls--feel free to read up on a tutorial I made for them here.

I love this photo that my husband took of me & Toby.  As usual, he looks as if he's smiling at the camera!  Right next to my photo is a mini glass vial that I filled with seed beads from my stash.

This is my latest fave die!  I love, love, love this hot air balloon die by La-La Land Crafts!  Isn't it so very cute!  It adds a brilliant touch to my layouts.

Finally, here's a closeup of Marivic's Berry71Bleu tag.  These tags are like instant embellishments.  You don't have to dig around your stash for too many embellishments if you have one of these tags handy.  Just adhere them to your page & you're pretty much done!  You can find more of Marivic's tags in her Etsy shop here.

As always, a big thanks for those of you who stop by for a visit.  Make sure to play along with this month's Berry71Bleu WhiteSpace challenge if you can!  There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs by UHK Gallery & 7 Dots Studio!

Enjoy the rest of the week!


  1. awww this is so sweet kay! you know i always love your beautiful layering. such a sweet image of you and your furbaby too :)

  2. Your dog is so cute!

    Lovely fresh colors on this page--they really pop against the white space.

  3. Love the layout and the dimension. Our dog Missy would give us the "fang" when we first brought our newborn home, and after a week or so, she'd fang us if we didn't respond to the baby's cries at first............she became guardian of the little one!

  4. Hi Kay!! First of all I just want to thank you for the lovely, chatty comment you left for me on my blog :) It's always so nice to connect with another doggie-lover as we understand one another perfectly well when it comes to our fur-babies :) I have to tell you that I simply adore your work and the title of your page is "spot-on"!! Toby is adorable and the page you created around that beautiful photo takes my breath away. I totally love the way you do your journaling in the form of a scroll. It gives me a wonderful idea as often I have so much to say but no space in which to do it...lol! Definitely going to have a peek at your tutorial :) LOVE that little glass vial with the seed beads..what a beautiful touch and I just have to lay my hands on that gorgeous baloon die..lol! There are sooo many beautiful details on this page and I love every inch of it :)x

  5. Gorgeous page! So many wonderful details!


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