Thursday 12 July 2012

Scrapbook Layout - Lucy My Angel

Hello There

I would like to introduce you to Lucy.  My Angel!  

I am 16 here and this is the day we picked Lucy up from my sister's MIL Morwen who had bred Lucy.  Morwen also bred Old English Sheepdogs and had at least one Crufts winner and a few Dulux dogs to her credit!  Lord knows what we would have ended up with if the two  breeds had ever crossed!  

Lucy was bought to keep my Mum company as she had just retired, but in all honesty, she was MY dog.  Everywhere I was Lucy was sure to be there too!

I know this is an awful photograph (very grainy - not the subject thank you!) but it was scanned on my first scanner, from a 126 photograph (remember those films?  for those that don't remember they were about 3" square!) taken on an old camera, which photograph Mum and Dad cannot now find.  However, it is not the quality of the photo that matters but the memories it invokes. 
The layout itself is taken from the front cover of the  first copy of Scrap 365 I bought (it was the reason I bought it if truth be known) and I just had a great time putting it all together.
The background paper is Pink Paislee and you may just see that I have stamped it with my favourite Tim Holtz stamp.  And there are numerous elements taken from many different sources, including many snippets. Those pink flowers are Heidi Swapp and I bought them absolutely ages ago. 
This tag with "you found me" is actually from a top which I bought in The White Stuff to which I added a strip of spotty paper (cut from a snippet) to cover the shop's name, added the Love tab and a butterfly.  The pretty buttons were on the tag. (Expect to see another one at some point as I do have another tag Love that shop!!)
The Today is from the sheet of numbers which I used in my Christmas album and the word strips are taken from my Cosmo Collection set from QVC ages ago.  All in all I had a good rummage through my snippets box and the only things used that were not in there was the lace, flowers, wooden butterfly and the pins!  The whole layout has been sprayed with glimmer mist but I think I may have done that after the photos were taken as I cannot see it! 

So we all have snippets don't we?  So why don't you dig them out, make a card or layout or anything else and post on your blog and link them with our Playground Leader.

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Amanda said...

Fabulous photo, I had a Yorkie called Rusty when I was 12 and your photo reminded me of when he was a puppy. Happy, happy memories. Hugs, Amanda x

lisa said...

It's a gorgeous LO, Sam. I love Scrap 365, they have such different kinds of LO's to inspire. I think you've done a brilliant job and I love all the elements you've added. It's a great photo too, your little friend is so adorable. We always had dogs when I was little as well, it's funny how we've turned into a cat household now, I blame my hubby for that but I love them too, when they are not destroying my furniture!!
Well done on using all your snippets.
Hugs Lisax

Di said...

Wonderful layout Sam, the detail is so beautiful and Lucy is just adorable - no wonder you loved her so much. Super use of snippets, as always honey!

Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

AWWWWWWW . . . how cute do you both look? Adorable.
Not that I know ANYTHING about scrapping but this layout looks fantastic. I love all the different elements xxx

Victoria said...

Awww this is such a lovely memory! The details on this page are just gorgeous - love the flowers, the tags, the butterflies... a smashing layout!

Kate Yetter said...

Lovely layout, Sam! What a wonderful memory to have a photograph of! Lucy is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Aww what a little poppet! Beautiful LO too, and I remember that hairstyle, my older sister had hair like that at about that age too!!


Darnell said...

That's a beautiful layout, Sam, with so many loving details and touches all around!