Hello Hello! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout to share, and a slightly different subject to scrapbook than the usual continuous layout shares of Leila. The past few days my fellow DT Members have been sharing some really awesome ways to add journalling to their layouts in a creative way, and today its my turn to share. I’ve used a mix of our more recent collections These Days and Sunkissed, plus one paper from the Boys Rule collection.

As you can see, a new addition to our family is on its way. This one is of the furry kind and she’s oh so cute! We’ve named her Daisy and cant wait to welcome her into our home. I wanted to document the first time we met this sweet little pup, and I think this layout was a perfect way to do so.

To begin the layout I found an awesome 3D cut file design on Etsy and cut it out using the Happy Go Lucky paper from the Boys Rule collection. The perfect shade of textured black to use for a 3D style cut file. Each individual piece is adhered together using foam tape to give it the dimensional 3D look. I added a couple of fussy cut flowers in place of a collar from the Home Grown paper (These Days Collection)

Now we can’t have a cute puppy on a page without a sweet little dog house can we?

Using the woodgrain pattern side of the Pretty Posies paper I’ve constructed a dog house using a concertina fold for the main structure. This gives it a more dimensional look, similar to what a real dog house might look like. I added a rainbow pattern dog bed (Family Ties paper), some flowers (Home Grown Paper) out the front and a name plate using a label tag from the Good Life paper along with some puffy alphabet stickers.

Heres some close ups of that sweet puppy face. She’s grown and changed a lot since these photos were taken, and I cant wait to document the next visit.

I printed the photos at around 2x3inch size and adhered them to the layout using some foam. Underneath these I’ve added the sweet heart paper from the back of the Good Life paper and sewn around the edges for a little extra detail. Tucked into this cluster are more mini flowers growing out of the “grass” (Family Ties paper) a cute puffy gold glitter heart, accessory sticker and cut apart ticket from the Good Life paper. Theres also a mini Butterly (Take Flight A5 paper) to match the 2 above the dog house and a strip of hearts which is another cut apart piece from the Good Life Paper.

In regards to journalling, I’ve kept it pretty simple. It’s not often that I add journalling to my layouts these days and when I do its not very substantial. So I thought I would share a way to get creative, when you don’t have a lot to write.

I’ve used one of the frames from the Wall of Fame paper to create a thought bubble, hovering over the dog in amongst the clouds to add a couple sentences about our time with her the other week. These are all adhered using foam tape to give them all a little dimension in the top corner. The clouds and sun can be found in the Sunkissed Collection Ephemera pack.

Lastly I added a sprinkling of gold ink around the layout and a couple of hand drawn bubble dots to connect the thought bubble to the sweet little dog.

Well thats all from me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on creative journalling. Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see what the next DT member has in store for you.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x











2 thoughts on “Sweet Daisy | These Days | Michelle Stokes

  1. Dana Benedict says:

    OMG what a great layout. Daisy is adorable 🥰

    Can I ask what Etsy shop you purchased the cut file from? Looks just like my fiends dog.

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