Like all pet moms, I take a lot of photos of my pets but, maybe not like most, I’m not great about scrapbooking them. But, after one of my cats passed away last year, it’s been a goal to get those photos documented and in my albums. I want to scrapbook photos of my pets while they are still here which is something I didn’t realize the importance of until Gus passed away. I want the memories to be happy ones when I’m scrapbooking them, not a reminder that they aren’t here anymore. So, that’s why I’m trying to do more pet pages, especially photos of Mac since he is 16 and has been sick for quite a while.

By this photo, I don’t think you would ever actually guess that he is 16 and sick, he looks like a kitten to me!

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After figuring out what I’d be using for the layout in Photoshop, I printed everything out and also grabbed a Kelly Purkey stamp set that I’ve been dying to use!
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To begin with, I stitched the top two papers to the background paper because as you now know, I’m obsessed with stitching. It is very simple but adds great texture to the page.

Creative Team Inspiration | One Little Bird

Once I did that, I worked on the actual photo. I the patterned paper layers behind the photo and I also added the embellishments on top. I thought the “relaxation is calling” tag was perfect because Mac was sunbathing in the hallway, which was one of his favorite things to do. I’d had Mac since I was 4 years old and this is something I always remember him doing.

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Now for the bottom of the page, I layered two pieces of paper and then worked on stamping “macintosh” which is what we sometimes call Mac. This was difficult because I had to stamp one layer at a time. I used something like the MISTI (a We Are Memory Keepers Letterpress plate) to stamp each layer but make sure they are all aligned – and while it was a bit tough, it was so worth it! I LOVE how it turned out.

After I did that, I attached the date label with my mini stapler.

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I decided to add a few embellishments from my stash. I had a look through my puffy stickers and added quite a few.

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I love this “favorite” puffy sticker by Felicity Jane! It didn’t work by itself so I added a couple of small hearts and then it was done.

Creative Team Inspiration | One Little Bird

So that’s it for today, I hope you like how this turned out, I know I do! I’ll talk to you next month!

Supplies: Elysian Paper, Elysian Elements, Chapters Papers,

About Alex

Hello, I am a 20 year old Scottish girl living in North Carolina. I scrapbook to remember the most important things in my life including my friends, family and my black lab, Clara. I also love lettering, card making and pretty stationary.