Hi there!

Well, I don't have a recent card to share with you today; instead, I would like to present my very first 12x12 layout!

I never jumped into the scrapbooking wagon before because my whole family and I are camera shy - finally, a contest finally pushed me to do it, so I grabbed a photo of a pup we used to have. Long story short, we thought the pup was going to grow to be a large black lab so the guys named him Ninja, only to find out a few months later he was part dachshund and was doomed to stay around 20 lbs. He was definitely not on the fierce side, which made his name very funny.

I'm not the best writer (though I am a grammar freak ;)), and I was in a hurry, so a few misspelled words here and there...oh well. ;)

So forgive the poor photos as this was my first time taking a picture of a layout - any photography tips from you scrapbookers out there?

Thanks for stopping in and for all the sweet, kind comments - they are SO appreciated! I hope to return the favor soon, but all is hectic at our house right now so I don't know when I'll have a chance....
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Layout recipe
Patterned paper: Crate, K&Company
Stamp: Martha Stewart
Ink: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: American Crafts
Half pearls: Remembrance (Michaels)
Stickers: Crate
Other: pen

Tools: trimmer, scissors, adhesive


  1. Oh this is beautiful! Wasn't sure what to expect with seeing just your 'title' at first...lol! Love the shape of the paper and the trimmings on the side. You should do layouts more often!

  2. This layout is perfect! What a cute pup! You are just as good at layouts as your cards!

  3. I wouldn't expect roses and butterflies to go with a dog layout, but this TOTALLY WORKS!!! And it's amazingly gorgeous Clare, really really!

  4. adorable first layout, Clare!!! so cute and i love the pretty design!!

  5. SOOO cute! I love the roses! What a fun layout!

  6. This is a gorgeous layout Clare. I would hate for you to see my first layout, it's pretty scary! I love the story behind Ninja's name :)

  7. Great first LO!! I love it!! :) :) :) :) :)

  8. This came out beautifully! What a great dedication to Ninja.


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