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Mickey's Album

posted 8/21/2010 9:35:47 PM |
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When my Mom and Dad's beloved dog (Mickey) passed away after 10 years...they were completely devastated. To help ease their pain a little...I decided to take some pictures I had snapped of Mickey...and make a mini scrapbook album for them.

Since we have so many animal lovers residing in Pervia...I thought I would post a link to this album so you peeps could see an example of some of the work I do as an artist.

Thank goodness I'm getting better about scanning and photographing my work before it leaves my studio to go live permanently at a customer's house. It definitely helps grow my portfolio...and also enables me to share my art with others.

And although I get paid for some of my work...the gifts I make for loved ones remain my favorite pieces to this day…simply because I seem to give a bit of myself away with their creation.

This is one of those particular pieces. I hope you enjoy it…just as much as I enjoyed creating it.


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Aug 21 @ 9:44PM  
very good job kat, and i know your folks appreciated getting it.

Aug 21 @ 9:46PM  
Mickey looks like she was quite the lady. Pretty dog. I love the album...and the Dog Rules....OMG!!!! So true!

Aug 21 @ 9:47PM  
I love the album, Kat. You do such a great job! Kudos!

Aug 21 @ 9:47PM  
Beautiful dog...neat album. It this what is called 'scrapbooking'? You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

Aug 21 @ 10:02PM  
Loved the Show!! My Fav. was the Profile shot!!! (We Will Never Forget you!)
Good work!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Aug 21 @ 10:17PM  
Thanks everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

It this what is called 'scrapbooking'?

Yes Softie...this is traditional scrapbooking. It took me about 5 hours to cut, adhere, stamp, resize pictures, and place all the stickers and embellishments within it. I also had to bind the book and type out and resize all the dog sayings and captions...along with perform some hand lettering and ribbon and string tying in specific areas. It's all very time consuming...but very much a keepsake when it's all said and done. Since I only use acid free could feasibly hand the album down for many generations. If you're family or a good get something like this from me every 2 or 3 years.

The popular type of scrapbooking right now is digital scrapbooking. Most photo labs have this option available when you come in to have pictures made. You can do it from home as well (my preference) and it's quite easy to click and drag your pictures into the appropriate spaces. When you're wait a week and ta have a sleek picture book of all your cherished memories.

Aug 21 @ 10:37PM  

That was a very nice thing to do for them. And you did a good job.

Aug 21 @ 10:43PM  
Mickey sure was a beautiful dog, was she pure bred sheltie, she almost looks like a twin to the one i lost this spring, my jenny.....

Aug 21 @ 11:27PM  
was she pure bred sheltie?

Yes she was...100%.

I'm so glad that everyone is enjoying the album so much. I guess I'll have to post some more pictures of my work when I get a chance.

Aug 22 @ 2:00AM  
What a beautiful pup! Nice job on the gift.Very nice. I am sure they appreciated the care you took in honoring their beloved pet! Hugs, M

Aug 22 @ 7:24AM  
I am sure that they loved it. Anything you do personally is almost always a better gift than something purchased.

Aug 22 @ 12:33PM  
You are very creative, and thoughtful. What a lovely keepsake.

Aug 22 @ 3:54PM  
Very nicely done Kat! That was a very nice gesture on your part for your folks! It's something they can cherish for years to come! It doesn't get better than that!

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