Saturday, February 17, 2018

So Happy Together!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

For those of you that live in the USA, happy President's Day weekend.

And happy Chinese New Year, too!  It's the year of the dog!

I am here today to share a layout that I made for the current challenge at Art Journal Journey!

This month's theme is "Animals from A to Z" and is hosted by Rike!  You can learn more about her and her beautiful art by checking out her blog!

As I started to think about which animal I would scrap about, I took my cue from the Year of the Dog.  I had a photo of my daughter, Katie, and our dog, Nutcracker taken way back in 1999!  The two of them were inseperable from the moment Katie was born.  I remember whenever we took a walk with baby Katie, Cracker would alway get between a new person walking up to her stroller and her before "letting" the person take a look.  

Here is my page:

And a close up:

With a different view:

I had a wonderful time making this layout for the AJJ challenge this month.  I want to thank Rike, Susi, and everyone there.  And I encourage you to check out their blog.  There are so many talented artists to get inspiration from!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Love and hugs to all.


  1. What a wonderful page to honour your dog! He is a beauty and your daughter too - and this is a lovely story how the dog protects Katie since her birth! HE is the dog of the year :)
    Thank you for your warm words about our challenge, much appreciated!
    And thanks so much for linking your heartwarming page to my theme at Art Journal Journey today!
    Wish you a happy weekend - together!
    Rike xx

  2. Oh Sharon! This layout is so beautiful - Katie and Cracker - I can imagine their love to each other and that cracker watched carefully over her!
    Thank you so much for sharing your memories and fabulous layout with Art Journal Journey! And thanks a lot for the shout out for our challenge blog!
    You are such a sweetheart!
    Happy weekend to you and the family!
    oxo Susi

  3. Wonderful layout, love the photos you used. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  4. Love love love this! LOVING the colors, the stitching and how you added the photo to the little house!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ohhh this is so sweet, I love the little city you got on your page love the photo looking through the window and happy feel.. love the story behind the photo too.. dogs are very precious family members...

  6. I always love seeing your scrapbook pages and wish I had time to visit more often than I do. This is a fabulous layout, the photos are fantastic, and the composition with the city in the middle of the page is both clever and unexpected. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, dear Sharon.

  7. It's a great photograph, as always, Sharon, and you're so inventive how you've used it with the fun colourful houses and flowers and the way Katie and Nutcracker are at the window of their own red house.

  8. A very sweet photo and LO Sharon x🌹

  9. Such a wonderful, bright and happy setting for that lovely photo Sharon!

  10. Oh my gosh - so sweet! I don't think I've seen a photo of Katie so young. And what a great way to use the Year of the Dog as inspiration!

  11. What a beautiful page full of happy memories - I love it! The bright colours and stitched burlap are perfect too 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊
    p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! J x

  12. Absolutely beautiful page, Sharon. And the photo is so cute! Kisses, my friend.

  13. Beautiful memory documented Sharon , such a sweet layout

  14. Ohhh I love the bright colours on this! They're so perfect for the page! Great story too <3

  15. Very awesome layout! I love the colors and textures and flowers, but I esp love the Happy Together theme. The photo of Katie and Cracker is wonderful!
    What a great way to save a memory forever.

  16. Oh my this is such a beautiful memory and love between dog and girl!! wonderful project with an awesome color combination !! Have a nice day. xoxo Heike

  17. So pretty and sweet, and always so inspiring!!!!


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