My husband had a dog (Gruffy) for almost 12 years. I only knew Gruffy for about 3 years. It was very difficult for me to adjust to having a dog in the house, but in the end he grew on me. He was sweet. When Gruffy passed away last year, I wanted to gather photos and make a mini book about him.
I used a cardboard 6x6 mini book and 3" rings. I found a paw print scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby and used that as the basis for my color scheme. I mostly used papers that look like burlap, wood, and plain colors.
I covered a chipboard 'G' and inked around the edges for the front cover of the book.
I kept most pages pretty simple and let the photos tell the story. I used word stickers, borders, washi tape, embellishments, punches, brads, cutouts from several scrapbooking lines, and banners.
I used some of my favorite Thickers on this page.
I created a word cloud here.
Here's one of my favorite Instagram shots of Gruffy.
Here he is at Joe's parents house... he wasn't allowed on furniture but he was always sneaking onto the couch when no one was around!
Gruffy had just been to Pet Smart that day and got prettied up.
Here's Gruffy when we moved him to our house after our honeymoon.
Here he is coming up the back steps at Joe's parents house.
Cutest picture ever taken of Gruffy, in my opinion - look at that face! :)
I used a punch from Stampin' Up to create this banner.
Washi tape looks great on simple pages.
Here's Gruffy all loaded up in the front seat of the truck.
The veterinarian made a paw print of Gruffy. It's the sweetest little momento. His paw was so big!
Have you ever made a book about your pet?
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