Doggie Bag *Mini Book Monday*

Monday, May 17, 2010

Welcome to this week's installment of *Mini Book Monday* I'm so excited about not one, but two, mini's I made this weekend!

I came across the pet themed Basic Grey Max and Whisker's line by accident one day at Archiver's. It's such a beautiful line that can be used in the theme and outside of it. I initially purchased it without my pets in mind, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to create mini's honoring my favorite animals.

Today I'm going to share just one of the mini's, the one of my number one girl, Maddie. Maddie and I go way back. Think more than a decade. She's my baby, my sweet little angel and my best friend. I don't know what I'm ever going to do without her, and honestly, just thinking about it makes me emotional so I'll stop now.

I knew I wanted to create a mini of some of her latest photos and I wanted to include a lot of journaling and tidbits about my old girl. Somehow along the way, my punny self got the best of me and making a paper "doggie" bag book seemed like a good idea. And I. love. it. It was so easy to assemble and put together.

This features that lovely Basic Grey Max and Whisker's line. I love the line and it's vibrant offbeat colors. I couldn't afford all of it, so instead I choose a few versatile sheets -- stripes, grid, a floral -- only two actual theme patterned papers, the matching brads, and my splurge, the gorgeous bloomers.

The majority of the decor is journaling with a few brads and strips of patterned paper thrown in for good measure. And since the base is actual bags, I had handy little ready made pockets to include a few tags. That's where a few extra photos and some fun Maddie tidbits were included. I love the finished result!

Thanks for stopping by this *Mini Book Monday* Don't forget to leave a comment for the chance to be entered into the running for a fun *Mini* RAK! Happy Scrapping :)



  1. This is FABULOUS! I love the bag idea and the journaling is very cute!

  2. What a great way to honor Maddie. I love it!

  3. These minis are great! The brads on the journaling pages are a great idea and I love the tag shape of the pages of the other one!

  4. This is adorable. I love making mini books!!

  5. You have amazing ideas! Love the mini book!