Thursday, March 10, 2016

Such a Good Listener

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a simple layout I made with a 2007 photo of dear Greta (my daughter's German Shepherd) when she was only 2 months old.  Those big clunky paws and floppy ears sure bring back some great memories!  Greta was such a good listener all of her life...well, not so "perfectly" good when she was very young (LOL), which makes this photo extra special to have her sitting so still and attentive.  I have always absolutely ADORED this photo!!  Greta is listening to Gwamma (that would be me) talking to her.  God we all loved her so very dog ever!

The mauves, brown tones and subtle teal colors in this gorgeous Prima Timeless Memories paper seemed perfect for this photo.  Greta's 'baby tummy' looks a bit mauve colored (ha!). 
I punched some teal colored paper from the Prima collection to create a frame for the photo and to decorate the top corner of the layout.  I'm very happy with the way it looks!

The rest was simply arranging flowers with die cuts and cheesecloth.

This first close up of the large, cloth flower by Prima shows the mauve bead I glued in the center for a little extra elegance:

The flower arrangement by the photo consists of various flowers that are listed below. 

I really love the Cheery Lynn Designs die cut Fanciful Flourish.  It even has leaf veins in it.  I used foam pieces to pop up some of the leaves for dimension.  The rose was very lightly sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Bodacious Blush, which by the way is one of my most favorite colors!  It's an antique rose color.  The more you spray, the more the brown in it will show. 

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day, Lisa : )

Products used:

Prima - Timeless Memories paper collection - "Moments"


EK Success punch - Scroll Pattern

Cheery Lynn Designs die - Fanciful Flourish

Kaisercraft - Vintage Crochet Doilies

Prima Flowers - Tiara Aqua

Petaloo - Penny Lane - Antique Mauve
Mini Wild Roses
Forget Me Nots

The Paper Studio Spare Parts - Tan Petite Daisies

Wild Orchid Crafts
White Trellis Roses 35mm (MKX-682)
Mixed Open Roses 25mm (MKX-313)

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst spray Bodacious Blush
Recollections flowers
Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
ColorBox-Chalk ink - Chestnut Roan
Cheesecloth (lightly sprayed with LSG Bodacious Blush)



  1. Beautiful, Lisa! Love the punched frames!

  2. Lisa - what a wonderful page - it's so beautiful and elegant. And, I love, love your wonderful design and such a sweet photo. We had a German Shepherd when I was in my teens. the vet told us that we actually had to fry hamburger for her because it would help her one floppy ear stand up - and it worked. One day - both of her ears were standing straight up. Her name was Schatzi - she would always bury her toys in the yard (but only after she would tear the squeakers out of them). My Dad would stop and always buy new toys every couple of days!!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love that flower cluster and the pic is adorable!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love that flower cluster and the pic is adorable!


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