Katie chose a most beautiful layout from Uly (maruma) for this week's SSL and I was keen to lift it! I followed Uly's vertical composition, but only used one photo and moved my "column" off to the side. I used minimal elements and a couple of brushes and that's it! I tried layering more elements, but just couldn't quite pull it off like Uly! Thanks for the inspirations, Katie and Uly!

And yes, our beautiful girl recently turned 13! Shannon bought her this cute "Birthday Girl" bandana and she was sitting so pretty, patiently waiting for her special doggie 'cake'! We're so thankful that she's in good health... just a bit creaky, as is her 'mom'... we share senior-itis aches sometimes! LOL


Country Christmas Dots and Stripes Paper Pack
(background paper... and look, I used a pattern! LOL)
Dated December Journalers Brushes and Stamps No. 03
(date brush)
Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 18
(subtitle words... I "cut" the brush to just fit above the photo and highlighted one word)
Paw Print Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 01
(paw print brush)
Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01
(photo frame)
Light Strings No. 03: Red
(light string... I recolored them pink to match!)
Birthday Candles
(candle... I recolored it to match the pink, too!)
Fastener Basics No. 01

Thanks for looking! Debi