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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Man's Best Friend Layout

Hi Cricut FANatics!  This is Rita with Rita's Paper Obsession.  February is the month to celebrate love and I wanted to remember the love of our pets with a layout.

Dogs are great examples of how to live life to it's fullest.  We can learn many life lessons from our four legged friends:
  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Using Paper Pups, I cut the following:  from black cardstock 3" Paw using circle feature and 4" Sundog; from white cardstock 2 5/8" Collar and Buckle; 1 3/4" "Best Friend"; 4" Sundog using the blackout feature.

I applied black and brown ink using a stiple brush to the photo mats, dog image and title.  Stickles were used to create a glittering collar and a clear gem was added to the dog cut.

I ran the dog collar through my Xyron sticker maker and applied red glitter.  On the title I applied red glitter to the heart.  For the buckle I used a Versamark ink pad to adhere silver embossing powder.

I used a paw stamp and Versamark ink to create a background of little paw prints.  Unfortunately I ran out of time to locate a picture to put on my layout so I stamped the mat with a few bones until I can get my picture printed.

Thank you for stopping by and may you run, romp and play daily.

Designed by:  Rita Poteat
Cartridges:  Paper Pups
Cricut Machines:  Expression
Other materials:  Black and brown ink, stiple brush, red glitter, Versamark ink, silver embossing powder, embossing heat gun, paw and bone stamps from a set I purchased a Michaels.


  1. What an adorable layout...Love the glittered collar. Reminds me of my little Snoopy Dog...thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a sweet layout. This pup is so so cute and your words made me smile.

  3. Adorable. I make layouts for my dog and cats so of course I love this one. The glitter collar is a nice touch.

  4. What a darling layout. I love all the different techniques you used to make it a special page. Thanks for sharing the creative ideas (especially the sparkly dog collar!)

  5. Such a cute layout! Great details on the collar!

  6. Super cute layout, Rita! I love the "Lessons Learned", they are so true :) HUGS!!

  7. Such a cute layout! Thanks for sharing the Lessons Learned. I may have to borrow that one!

  8. This super adorable! ! Since I have 3 furbabies, it really hits home. Love the journaling.

  9. You layout is super adorable! I love the Paper Pups cart :)

  10. Rita, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this! I have so many pics of my pups over the years, what a great layout idea for them. I will be scraplifting this one!

  11. Oh, how cute, Rita! Love that little dog! Love the life lessons!

  12. Even though I don't have dogs, I love this cartridge. Your layout is awesome!


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