Happy Friday to you and welcome! Its been quite a full and busy week and this weekend sees Paperific come to Melbourne. A paper crafters' dream exhibition with many different supply companies attending.
And whilst you are thinking about which exhibit you would like to see, its time to share our new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Rochelle has suggested we "Just Add....Project Life!" Our lovely and talented team have all used PL in beautiful and varied ways so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and be inspired to join us.
But then I remembered how a friend had challenged me long ago to tell the story of Sally the Lab. She was adopted coming up 6 years ago now and was a frightened, depressed and rather anxious 6yr old girl when she first came home as she had been abused and had at least one litter of puppies. It took close to 2 years for the full transformation to the relaxed, confident and happy girl to be complete - influenced by lovely friends along the way.
Once I got going....I made 6 double pages!! I couldn't believe how much easier it was than I had expected!! This spread is one of the latter ones and shows Sally (black Lab) in play with her best mate, Monty, a Golden Retriever - he is 6years her junior and 10kg heavier but she uses her greater agility to her advantage and they are easily equals at play.
The colours in the photos went so well with the colour of the cards in the pack - I tried to keep to greens and black and white. And decided on embellishing just one card per page - that kept it somewhat CAS. And I did save some pieces to use on cards at a later date :-)
So Sally and Monty "met" at the Park one February evening about 6 months after she came home from the Shelter. She immediately took to chasing Monty, encouraging him to play. He soon learned to love the rough stuff as much as she does. Often lying on his back and barking until she eventually heads over and pays him attention. She is quite a tease though - often ignoring him til he is getting rather wound up....there could be a human comparison there lol!
As owners, we of course love to watch their joyful play, but more so we have all noticed that both dogs are so much more relaxed and happy afterwards. And if they don't see each for a while - they both pine! When, a couple of years ago, Sally had surgery and couldn't come to the park for a few weeks, Monty went off his food and we were asked if we could take her around to say hello to him through the gate....which they did - lots of kisses thru the bars as we couldn't risk Sally being knocked over at the time...True love indeed :-)
Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
PL: Hello Lovely Card and Accessory Kit
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see the lovely projects the rest of the team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing how you will use Project Life in your creations this week. Keep an eye out for other pages in Sally's story in coming weeks too!!
Happy stamping until next time,