Saturday, January 31, 2009

Old-lady Bonnie

Isn't it wonderful when our four-legged friends completely capture our hearts and become part of our family? Our friend, Bonnie, is 10 years old this March, and she has been with us since she was 2 months old. Her mother was pure-bred bassett hound, and we think daddy was a lab. This combination produced quite a funny-looking Bonnie. Picture the Bassett body and legs, with a slightly longer-eared lab head perched on top, and the red-gold coloring. That's Bonnie.

My daughter Brandi and I decided to do some scrapbooking of our beloved old girl. Brandi snapped the photos we used (she's a delightfully talented photographer). This first one is a 5x7 photo that Brandi will take to work to post on the "pet-board" - she works in the radiology department at a local hospital, and they often have to "park" the patients while they wait for their tests - this pet board gives them something to look at to pass the time.

This second pic is of an 8x8 page. I wanted to do something that complimented the lovely color of Bonnie's coat, so I chose orange, brown and blue. I use an archival quality artist paper as my rubber stamping platform, so I often wind up with lovely colors and images from past projects (stamp-offs or color trials or just off-the edge images). I save these sheets for inspiration, and decided to use one for this page. The "dream" images and some of the "xoxox" border were there from previous projects, and I added the butterflies and more "xoxo" borders. Bonnie used to chase butterflies as a puppy, so I imagined as she lay there dozing in our front doorway that she was dreaming about that. What an inspiration this lovely pet has been, and we treasure every moment we have with her.


Anonymous said...

awww... it almost makes me like that dog! LOL j/k... remember how she used to nip at me all the time when I did NOTHING to her? I think Bonnie and I have moved past that in our relationship. Seriously, these are gorgeous scrap booking pages and they are great pictures of Bonnie to work with!

Jery said...

Those are beautiful pages! What a sweet doggie :) thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Fantastic layouts!! What a great tribute to the relationship you
have with Bonnie! Love the pictures too.

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Flo!
I just LOVE Old Lady Bonnie and the charming layouts you did of her . . . how precious, she is!!

Kathie McGuire said...

I am *IN LOVE* with Bonnie!! What a beautiful and gentle girl she is!! Your layouts are just beautiful and they showcase your loving and devoted friend. Love all the things on your blog; thank you for sharing them!! (please tell your Mom I said Hello!!).
Stamp Hugs,

Kathie McGuire

Brandy J. said...

Flo, I really enjoyed your comments on the Paper Crafts Connection blog (you should be a poet!) so I decided to pop over and check out your blog. 1. Your layouts are very cute. 2. Your daugter has a great name. :)