Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Memory Makers Magazine May Blog Bounce

Hello and welcome to another Memory Makers Magazine Blog Bounce!

This month our blog bounce is all about the people/things/events that shape us and make us who we are today.  If you have been following in order, you should have hopped on over from Wendy's blog.  If not, don't worry!  You can go to the Memory Makers Magazine blog and begin the blog bounce, or you can continue on and find your way back around.  Hope you enjoy the bounce!

So as some of you may be able to guess, one of the biggest "things" to impact my life is my furbaby, Fluffy.  She came into our lives when she was just a few months old, in 2004.  I definitely cannot imagine my life without her!

I drew inspiration from this PageMaps blog sketch - I love this sketch and see myself using it again, changing it up even just a little bit!

There's a bit of punching and stitching going on here. :)  The journaling reads:  "As soon as we brought you home (really as soon as I looked into those sweet little eyes), my life forever changed.  My sweet puppy Fluff. :)" I don't know what I'd do without her!  And this picture.. well.. this picture always makes me smile!  She looks so funny in it. :)

The flower in the corner of the photo was created by ripping a strip of Designer Fabric, then twisting it and rolling it around in a circle.  I used Crystal Effects to hold it together, and to attach it to the layout itself.

My flags were created by first cutting a rectangle of Designer Series Paper, then inserting the edge into the corner of the Curly Label Punch.  Doesn't it make such a cool edge?  Love it!

Your next stop on the blog bounce is Lisa's blog.  Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the bounce!

Because of you page supplies:
Stamps:  Nature Walk
Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper:  Newsprint, Botanical Gazette, and Green Tea Designer Series Paper, shipping tags (office supply)
Accessories/Tools:  Curly Label, Scallop Edge and Spiral Punches, Old Olive Designer Button, Very Vanilla Designer Button, Victoria Crochet Trim, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Alphabet Soup On Board Chipboard Letters, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, Billboard Decorative Strip Die, Big Shot, sewing machine and vanilla thread


  1. Great LO, Melissa!!! Love that furbaby!!! Isn't that how it is. Once we look into those eyes, it is all over!!!

    Love the LO so much, especially the tag and tie and pretty little flower.

  2. Oh, yes! I do love what you did with the tag punch on your flags :-) Must copy ;-)

  3. I love this photo! You two are beyond words adorable. Great LO showcasing her impact on your life.

  4. Great pic, wonderful memories!
    Love the textured cardstock and those hand-made banners are fabulous!

  5. I love ALL of your scrapbook layouts! My daughter has a Boxer Furbaby and she is her best friend so I know how you feel about yours!

  6. What a sweet layout! Love this!

  7. Great photo and layout, Melissa!

    So happy to "see" you over at the Scraps & More forum.

  8. Fantastic! Love your little furbaby!

  9. Diggin' that flower! Clever use of a tag too!

  10. Feeling much love for this layout!! The flower...and your little flags...ummmm, am sure we'll be seeing those turn up on a layout or two of mine! This sketch is really great too! I love what you've done with it!


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