Sunday, February 15, 2015


The challenge this week at   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is Paradise.  I took this inspiration and created a layout for our older dog Harry who left us this summer to move onto his own paradise.  He was slowly declining over a long time and it was tough losing him this summer and wanted to do a layout in remembrance of him. 

 I started with kraft 12 x 12 cardstock.

I just received two sets from Simon Says Stamp which focus on our pets.  One is a stamp set remembering our lost pets and the other was a stencil set of paw prints.

I decided to sponge on paw prints in the background which I decided to make like clouds by pairing them up.  I used a white chalk ink to try to get a soft cloud like effect.

I then mixed up and dripped blue spray over the back.  I cut strips of pattern paper to use behind the picture and gave them the same spray mix treatment.

To offset the kraft and the blue I stamped the sentiments all in brown on white and created banners to place around the layout.   I finished with a whimsical piece of twine.

Here is Harry and our other puppy basking in the sun last summer.

Products: Kraft Cardstock, Ranger Distress Stain Spary - Salty Oceant, Hero Arts - White Ink, White Acrylic Paint, Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, Twine, Simon Says Stamp - Pawprints in our Hearts, Simon Says Stamp Stencil - Pawprints, Simon Says Stamp Sketched Alphabet, Ranger - Tim Holtz Wallflower Pattern Paper

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  1. Such a beautiful layout, love that paw print stencil! I'm so sad to hear about your loss Suzz, this is such a wonderful way to honour sweet Harry. hugs :)

  2. Awe, what a beautiful tribute to your sweet dog Suzanne! Love the beautiful inky background that you created! Surely your dog Harry is running in dog Heaven with my sweet girl Gretchen :)

  3. Wonderful tribute to doggie Harry! What a sweety he is! Beautiful layout! I'm sure he's in his paradise having a great time. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Aaahhh......what a loving memory you made for Harry. This is beautiful.

  5. What a sweet tribute to Harry :) This is a lovely layout!

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  6. Such a lovely and beautiful layout, Suzz. Harry surely is in his paradise. I hope he met my girl Ding Dong there. :)

  7. Lovely layout, great way to remember your lovely Harry! Barbarayaya

  8. Harry was such a sweet dog Sue and your page is a beautiful tribute to him. Love the background you created.

  9. Aww,'ve created such a wonderful tribute to Harry and your page is so beautiful!

  10. What a tender tribute to an adorable dog! You've honored his memory with a stunning page. I love, love, LOVE those smudges of blue spray and I thought the winding piece of twine was so perfect- it reminded me of a leash or of a happy doggie toy. Thanks for not only a beautiful piece, but a precious insight into your own life. Great "paradise" interpretation!


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