Monday, January 24, 2011

The Making of a Scrapbook Part #1

OOOOOoooooo it has been a hard week.
My brother & his family recently had to put their pet dog, Rousseau [RUSSO], 'down' due to a significant illness.
This remarkable dog has been with the family for 14 years.
He was literally 'one of the gang'.
Going on boatrides, snowmobile rides, visiting the neighbors in the city & at their cabin in the country.
If there EVER was the perfect pet, Rousseau was it.
My sister-in-law informed me that in 14 yrs they only heard Rousseau bark 3-4 times; and were in such shock when it happened, they swore it was another dog. lol
To commemorate him, I am putting together an 8X8 scrapbook for them.

I'm not sure what the layout for the scrapbook will be; what page number this will be, but rest assured I will show them as I compile them. This has a 'matching' page for the other side of the scrapbook, but will not be posted for a few more weeks! Sorry.

I got this amazing scrapbook sketch layout from Sketches in Thyme (see below) & can't wait to use more of their layouts.

Thanks for stopping by.
Remember to give your pet a big hug today!

Challenges for my scrapbook page:

Stamp Fairy- circles, circles, circles
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge- anything goes
Fab'n'Funky- animal magic
All Sorts- for a male
Paper Sundaes- distressing


Donna Mosley said...

Aww Corry, Sorry to hear about Russo, this is a lovely idea to remember him. Your brother and his family will love it. Fab LO.

Donna x

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful page and I'm sorry to hear about the dog. That is so sad.

Anonymous said...

Fabby Layout Corry! loving the pictures and all your embellishments, Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy Circles Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

li-bee-ti said...

It is so sad to say goodbye to a loved pet. I hope your borther's family will get a new dog real soon.
The lo is winderful and full of love.
Thank you for playing with us at Sketches In Thyme and I hope to see you on our next challenge too.

coldwaters2 said...

Awwww Corry I am in near tears here, I always feel so sad to hear about the loss of a family pet, my little Jack Russell is 15 and a half now and I love him so much. This is the most wonderful LO I love that picture and the colours, papers and design are just perfect thank you so much for joining us at Stamp fairy this week.
Lorraine x

Pine Stick Mama said...

The passing of a fur baby is hard on everyone, hugs to you and your family. I love your idea of putting together a scrapbook for them. It gives me inspiration.

Pinestick Mama aka Leila

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing your story & being compassionate & understanding what a dog means to a family & how hard it is to let them go. Your sister & her family will treasure the beautiful book forever & it is truly a gift from the heart.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

CraftyGirl said...

Oh... this is so sweet! It is difficult saying good bye but you are making a gorgeous album that will be treasured for years to come! I love your take on the sketch and the way you used the 3 squares with little doggy embellies! Thanks for playing along at Sketches in thyme this week!
barb :)

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous layout, what a class dog! Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely layout and such a sweet way to remember a beloved pet

Thanks for joining us on STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Suzanne said...

Such a gorgeous lo. Thanks for joining us at fnf this week x

isay said...

beautiful LO and what a wonderful way to remember your brother's dog. thank you for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme.
isay :D

Fern said...

I love your layout! Your story tugs at my heart!! For many of us, our pets are one of the family, and to some our only family... And it's so emotional when we lose them... Im sure this album will be treasured dearly by your brother and his family... What a wonderful thing you are doing!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme!! Can't wait to see more pages!!! Hugs!!!
BTW I love your blog background!!

Sharon Basel said...

What a wonderful heartfelt way to pay tribute to a loving member of the family. It is a beautiful scrapbook page and so meaningful - I am sorry for your family's loss. Thanks for sharing this special page in the Stamp Fairy challenge!
Sharon, SF-DT

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

sorry for your loss, I know how sad it is. I am so happy that you found a way to remember him in your wonderful art.

Thanks for joining us on STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE (

Hugs, Gerda

lizaveta said...

Great layout!) I love this color combo!)
Thanks for playing with us at Sketches In Thyme.

Dora said...

O so sorry to hear about your brother's dog. We also have a dog and my husband didn't want to get one at first because of this reason. Lovely layout and such beautiful papers. hugs xxx

Ingrid said...

So sorry for your loss. But you made a beautiful lo with his picture!
Thanks for joining our fuzzy wuzzy challenge this month.
Hugs Ingrid

Erin R said...

that is so sweet, love the LO....thanks for joining us as sketches in thyme!

Shana said...

Corry that is so beautiful! Always hard to lose a four-legged member of the family - what a wonderful way to remember him! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

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