Friday, December 17, 2010

{the paper variety challenge #14!}

Challenge #14 at the Paper Variety is a photo inspiration challenge.

{totally cute, right?}

I have a dog who honestly looked just like that when he was a pup!! His name is Filbert and he is now a 9 year old yellow labrador retriever.

Filbert is a happy, come on in - I'm so glad you're here - kind of dog.
Everyone who meets him loves him. (He is friendly with other dogs too.)
As for the naughty stuff - he can explain. ;) He only drops his metal bowl on the ceramic tile floor to get our attention when he is hungry. He takes your shoes from the foyer and carries them with him to who-knows-where because...well, because he can. :)

1. full of joy; elated
2. expressing or producing joy a joyful look a joyful occasion
joyfully adv
joyfulness n


{our JOYFUL boy.}
I used what I had left of one of my all time favorite Christmas pps. Scenic Route.
The SR chip piece is glued to the top of a punched snowflake. I punched two - and layered one on top of the other with pop dots.

The JOYFUL chip letters are by Pink Paislee (except for the "J" - I think that is an old chatterbox letter.) The PP chip letters were orginally blue. Using sand paper, I sanded all the blue off and then painted them with green MM paint. Once dry, I used red Staz On ink to stamp an Autum Leaves stamp on top of each letter. I then used an emery board to lightly sand their edges.

I do have a Santa hat for him - but he doesn't like it. So, for our Christmas photo shoot, I tied a scarf - made by momma - around his neck. Handsome, right? He would wear a scarf all day. LOL!
Thanks, Paper Variety girls, for this fun challenge!!

Thanks friends, for coming by my blog!!

Hope you enjoyed reading about my best buddy. :) :)

hugs, patti


Jamie Harder said...

Your dog is ADORABLE!!! And what a fantastic layout!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Oh I LOVE this LO!!! Your sweet boy looks alot like mine! :) Happy Holidays

~jan said...

OMGosh, Patti-Filbert looks so darn handsome in his scarf! :) Love the playfulness of this sweet layout!

Mara... said...

fabulous work with the title letters! What an amazing layout and such a cute doggie!!

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous.Filbert is just gorgeous!
I have not done any scrapbooking yet.. and I have 3 gorgeous dogs.. a 12.5 yrs old German Shepherd, 11 years mixed and a 1.5 yrs awfully beautiful and naughty Retriever.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Suzy said...

Beautiful pics!! What a precious doggie. I am digging the scarf!! I need to try that for next year on mine. ;) Thanks for sharing at TPV! :)

gottaluvboyz said...

Love that LO! I adore what you did with those letters:) Gorgeous!

mustangkayla said...

Adorable layout Patti! Filbert looks so sweet! Your making me miss my pups!

Mel said...

OMG, that's an adorable dog! And you did such a great job highlighting those photos with your layout. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

Sherri said...

this is simply adorable!! cute lo and cute photos