Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lapbook/Journal: Dogs and Pups

Time for a new challenge over at Digi Choosday!  The DT were challenged to create a project with the following criteria!  The challenge is always Anything Goes for your projects!

1. Theme:   Just Because/Friend  (Created for my Friends at 2B Rescue)

2. Use: Any image NOT a person (Bowl and collar)
3. Make: Anything including more than one fold, ie a concertina card, gatefold etc  (Lots of fold here!!)

So, I decided to create a Lapbook/Journal and include lots of videos and pictures for you!  All materials are listed in the information boxes on the videos; so, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the videos!

Yesterday was National Rescue Dog Day!  In celebration of that, this book is being donated to 2B Rescue where I found my dog, Luther, who is shown in one of the videos or you can see him HERE!  

Here is a Video Flip-Through of the book

Foundation Book Tutorial.


here are the 2 Video Tutorials
Part 1

Part 2

My book is off to the following challenges:

A Place to Start:  Showcase your fav technique(s) (Mine are Distressing, Inking and Bookmaking)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with critter (no actual critter, but a book for a critter!)
A Vintage Journey:  Book It  
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media
Mix it Up:  Mixed Media AG
Mini Album Makers Challenge:  Finished Album/book
Stinkin' Inkers:  All Tied Up ~ Use Ribbon, Twine, Fibers
We Love to Create:  AG Mixed Media
Crafty Calendar:  Distress It
Crafter's Castle:  AG
Papercraft:  Ribbons
Sweet Stampers:  Animals
Crafting from the Heart:  AG
Friendship Challenge:  Animals
Classic DT:  AG
Creative Craft Cottage:  Use Ink
Festive Friday:  Creativity Day and/or Fun Fold
As You Like It:  Favourite non-card project (Journals are so fun to create!  So much opportunity to embellish, personalize, and "get creative.")
Cutie Pie:  Bingo (Buttons, Stripes, Spots or Buttons, Twine, Flowers or Stripes, Dies, Lace or Flowers, Dies, Spots)
Corrosive Challenge:  AG
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  1. Absolutely gorgeous project ! Love all the details and very inspiring as well !
    Hugs Rose

  2. This. Is wonderful and so are the videos. So much time taken over this project, just lovely. X

  3. Beautiful card with great images...Thank you for joining us at sweet stampers,
    hugs Anke

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. I just love all the color and pattern put together. Glad to have found you through the Crafter's Castle Challenge.

  6. Lots of interesting vision in this post . thanks for sharing with us here at http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
    Good luck with your entry

  7. thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge with this wonderful project, great papers and beautiful embellishments

  8. Absolutely gorgeous work, I love your project.

  9. Wonderful card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  10. Sorry for the late comment, I have a rescue dog too - this is a fabulous make
    Thanks for joining in with the AYLI challenge

    Anne x

  11. What a super creation, I especially love those pockets. A fabulous theme throughout and a lovely way to support a worthy cause by donating your album. Thanks for sharing over at Mini Album makers. Creative wishes Tracey.

  12. Just love this Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  13. Beautifully done! I love the colors and your choice of embellishments. Your inking and distressing techniques are spot on and just subtle enough to add extra interest to your journal. Your journal is well made and very functional! Great techniques all around. Thanks for playing along in our Techniques challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  14. Gorgeous work on this! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I really love your lap books....you are just amazingly creative! I need to watch more of your videos for inspiration. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  16. Wow Katrina this is so gorgeous.....love the creativity you put into this creation....

  17. Your journal book is incredible! Such a stunning project to create and will be so wonderful to donate to such a worthy cause! Someone will be very pleased! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  18. in one word: GORGEOUS! What work you have put in to this project. I love everything about it! Hugs, Cindy

  19. This is so beautiful. So many details and things to look at.
    Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  20. Fantastic journal book...love your colors ...hugs Zelly xx

  21. Wow! The attention to detail in your lapbook is amazing. Whoever gets the book you're donating will be so pleased. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday. Please come back and participate again. Blessings, Beth :)

  22. What a nice journal book. Love the design and the papers you used. My Gracie is a rescue dog and she's a sweety. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start :)

  23. Katrina, this is adorable! All three of pups are rescues as well, so big hugs to you and your sweet Luther. Thanks so much for joining us over at Festive Friday!

  24. Hi Katrina!
    I had/have dogs+cats from a shelter too. Thanks for saving your dogs life! ♥
    Back to your album: Great work on your project! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog, and have a great day! Hugs Marlene

  25. What a wonderful idea for the Rescue center. I have 2 rescues so I know how much they must have loved this. Your mini is delightful and will hold many memories of a grateful dog. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

  26. Such a cute card!!!
    I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  27. Congratulations! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Whoo hoo! As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winners badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

  28. Your creation is amazing
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship an Sweet Stampers, hope I see you again.
    Hugs Anja

  29. What a wonderful creation this is! As a dog-lover it warms my heart, and that metal quote is so perfect! So glad you joined us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this month!

  30. Fantastic journal book! This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

  31. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

  32. What a great folding book and fun pooch theme! So many fun details on the pages! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey!

  33. Congratulations on being one of our Pinworthy winners at A Vintage Journey! So well deserved! Hugs!