Tuesday, November 26, 2013

frosty paws

hey there! thanksgiving is almost here! and it's so exciting to spend the day (or weekend, if you're lucky enough) with family! 
today i'm over on the newton's nook blog today sharing a layout i made of my own little furry friend - phoenix! :)

it's hard to tell on a layout, but i acutally used 4 different stamp sets on it! of course the newton with a scarf is from the newton's holiday mischief stamp set! i paper pieced that cute little, bundled up cat and then popped him on an white enamel covered snowflake! :)

i used two different sentiments too. the one stamped directly on the photo is from frozen friends (LOVE stamping on photos - it's like physically making your own instagram, lol!) and the one on the side is from snow day! i also used the paw image from newton's antics! :)

i started the layout by splattering some white mr heuy's on the page and then adding a border strip of navy paper and then strips of washi. 
both photos are popped up, and under the paw print one is a little bag with my journaling! :)

this layout is all about when we moved to washington state (in 2007!! i don't scrapbook in order, i scrap on the pictures i'm inspired by at that time. it's totally unorganized and i don't even have a BOOK i keep my pages in, but it helps me keep the creative juices flowing! i get to scrap what i want, when i want! no pressure, because it's just for me, right?! lol) anyway, it was the first time little phoenix had ever experienced snow and he was both curious (duh - cat) and timid. it was so funny to watch him! 

so that's it! 
hopefully you have a long weekend coming up and you can sneak in some crafy time! if you do, get your newton's nook stamps (or grab the amazing freebies here) and play along in the inky paws challenge! it's fun, easy, and you could win some stamps! score!



  1. This is a PURRfect layout for your Phoenix and his first snowy experience! I love how you used different snowy sentiments on the photos. Super cute! Thanks so much!

  2. Oh, your cat and kitty page are PRECIOUS!!!! And the sentiment is so spot on!!!!!!!

  3. This is beautiful, Sam! You are so talented and just as amazing with layouts as you are with cards!! That is the cutest photo of Phoenix in the snow. Teehee!

  4. I looooooove when crafters can use stamps on pages and layouts! LOOOOOOVE that little kitty! And look at the pics-- I just want to hug and kiss your little furry Phoenix! SOOOOOOO cute:) LOVE the paw prints in the snow!!!!!! Hope you had a fab Thanksgiving <3

    ps...THANK YOU soooooo much for all of your love on the Virtual Smooches blog! Your comments make my day!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are a Virtual FAN!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  5. This is the SWEETEST layout I've EVER seen, Sam!! :D Love little Phoenix!!! He just melts my heart. :o) Love how you captured a picture of his paw prints in the snow! Aawww! Give him a big squishy hug from us!! :o)


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