Puppy Love


How could you not want to place this photo front and center on a Halloween-themed scrapbook layout?

I don’t even have a dog and I would seriously consider sneaking that photo on a trick-or-treat page design.

My friend does not have any two-legged children, but she is a mom to four fur babies. All five of them hit the streets on Halloween night dressed up in various costumes. It was a sight to see.

I snapped a photo of the entire clan and told her to use it next to a journaling block recalling the hilarious holiday moment. I also suggested she add a lock of fur from each of the dogs and a piece of their getups to document the day.

As for embellishments and other decorations, there is no shortage of dog-related goodies to use in your pet’s scrapbook. In fact, you can even find complete dog scrapbook kits, which include albums, page protectors, paper, stickers and other embellishments in the craft aisle at big box discount stores. K & Company has a super cute Top Dog scrap kit that comes with dozens of embellishments to fill a puppy love book.

If you are not a fan of kits, then consider spicing up your page designs with dog-inspired brads. These days the sky is the limit as far as shapes go. You can choose from bones, paw prints, dog houses, fire hydrants, even adorable puppy faces. In addition, dog tags are another popular option to add some puppy pizzazz to your spread. Jolee’s sells 3D stickers that look like dog fashion tags, including a heart, paw and medallion. Making Memories also sells affordable self-adhesive charms in a variety of dog-inspired shapes.

Finally, don’t neglect your base. Dog-themed scrapbook paper is extremely popular and widely available at specialty supply shops and some discount retailers. I love Sandylion Dog Phrases paper. It features a pretty crimson color that includes well-known sayings, such as “roll over,” “sit,” and “good dog.”

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.