Monday, July 6, 2015

The Memory Nest's "MIM" #43 DOG GONE CUTE!

Happy JULY Everyone!   Can you believe how quickly this year is going??  I hope you are all enjoying your summer and have been able to get in some Scrappy Time!!

It is time for The Memory Nest's First Make it Monday Challenge for July!

I decided it was time to scrap some great photos of our youngest dog Valentino!  He is a 1 year and 8 month old, Portuguese Water Dog.  His registered name is "Turnabout is Fair Play" and we call him TINO! ( along with Goofball, Mr. Magoo, T-Man, and "T," just to name a few....)

We were on vacation last month and we were able to have him go stay with his wonderful breeder / his other "Mommy."  Lisa is a Wonderful Friend, and a super photographer too! ( especially since this boy doesn't stay still - he is ALWAYS on the move!)   FYI - a common clip for this breed is called a Lion Clip.  These dogs are swimmers and have webbed feet.  They don't shed, and have hair not fur.  The traditional Lion Clip, gives them short hair cut on their hind quarters that helps them to swim, and the "flag" at the end of their tail serves as a "rudder" when swimming too.  The hair is kept long on their chest and head, to act as insulation while swimming.

So - here is the first sketch for the month. I cropped my photos, to fit 3 across - I think the sketch would be GREAT for some "Instagram" pics too -don't you?!!

When I saw Crystal's Sketch, I thought it would be perfect for some of the photos that Lisa took.  I picked out 3 of my favorites and then sorted through all the papers and embellishments in my stash - and here is what I came up with:

Tino is our 3rd PWD, and a true "Working Dog." He is very busy and VERY Smart!  He always makes us smile too.  As you can tell by these photos, he is a bit of a "clown" and is ALWAYS on the move!!  Sometimes my husband and I just shake our heads around 10pm, and ask each other  - "How the heck is he still standing?!"  #LOVEHIM

Here are a few close ups for you:

I made a pocket to include a little note about who took the photos and when and where they were taken.

I decided to mix it up - and use different papers, from different collections and manufacturers for this layout. I also LOVE the Custom Diecut Title made by my friends at my Local Scrapbook Store Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

He is just so Silly!

Here are the items I used in this layout:
Bella Blvd : Tail Wagers and Cat Nips #176 Paws and Claws
Pink Pasilee : Prairehill #00592 Spool
Simple Stories : Take a Hike #2521 Bingo Cards/ Chevron
Graphic 45 : Le Cirque #4500311 Greatest Show on Earth
Bo Bunny Happy Tails - Jewels / Stickers / Chipboard
Queen and Co. - "Pet" Flair
Red Wink of Stella
Powder Puff Chalk Ink "Mango Mai Tai"
Ranger Distress Stains : Tarnished Brass, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers

So... what are you waiting for?? -  Go ahead, Print out the Sketch and Play along with us at The Memory Nest Blog - You could WIN a PRIZE!!   I can't wait to see what you come up with !!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri


  1. Just love love love love this! LOVING those photos, the colors, the title ... LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sherri, those photos are fabulous!!! And I LOVE the page you created with them! Amazing use of the fabulous products chosen!!! Thanks! xo

  3. Well you learn something every day - never knew there was a breed of dog with webbed feet! Super photos and page Sherri and I love that tucked in journalling tag, fabulous!

    1. Thanks Jane - I love to include journaling that way! Yes, this breed loves to swim! My other dog actually sprained her tail last summer from swimming too much!!

  4. Love to see my two passions combined - PWDs and Scrapbooking!

    1. Mine too Nancy!! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. PWDs RULE!! <3


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