The latest issue of Scrapbooker Magazine includes a layout that I just had to scrap-lift! I've been wanting to scrapbook pictures of various animals that I've fostered over the past year and the grid layout that Scrapbooker Mag presented is just right.
To create the grid, I used a digital photo mask by Carina Gardner. It was so easy to pop the photos & clipart I wanted to use inside the mask and then just print the entire thing out on photo paper. Every section holds a picture of a different dog, cat or litter of kittens that I fostered in 2011. To finish off the edges of the photo grid, I added a strip of orange polka-dot ribbon (very thin, on the right side) as well as brown polka-dot ribbon that I pleated and taped along the bottom.
By the way, have you ever thought about fostering for your local animal shelter? Many animal shelters need foster homes for pregnant dogs/cats, litters of puppies/kittens as well as for animals recovering from injury or illness. Fostering is a wonderful option if you don't want a permanent pet, can't afford the care (the animal shelter usually covers all the costs) or aren't sure if you 're ready for a pet. I have my own "forever" pets but I really enjoy the foster animals too - right now I have a mother cat and her 4 kittens playing at my feet! If you are interested in fostering just contact your local SPCA, Humane Society, or other animal shelter.
- Basic Grey papers (Max & Whiskers), scrap ribbon, flower & button from stash, animal tags (created by cutting details from a larger patterned paper).