Sunday, April 21, 2013

Layout⎪ Out Of Sight.... *Citrus Twist Kits*

I have always loved this quote, out of sight, never out of mind. There are so many dogs that came into my life and left after weeks or months of fostering. And there are even some left us after days of fostering because of sickness or better still, being adopted. While I was fairly active in running a non-profit dog shelter with a bunch of fellow rescuers back in Kuala Lumpur, I even helped fostering 4 dogs at one time. Okay, fast forward this is a layout dedicated for my number 21 foster doggies - Sasha who came into our lives before Christmas last year. The rescue group in Singapore spent a few nights capturing her as they found her to have a really huge maggot wound around her neck. Thank god she was still surviving although she was in deep pain. 

Sasha is the sweetest girl ever as I have always fond of having a girl dog more than a boy dog. She is young, playful and energetic. She is always very very protective as she knows that I have spent all day at my craft table, she never allow my weekly helper to get stuff from my table. How sweet she is right? I have fostered her for almost 3 months and even thought of adopting her. Talk about *foster failures* here. I have no choice but to send her back to the rescue group (that's where she came from) when my gynae wanted me to bed rest for 3 weeks to avoid having a premmies. 

So I didn't really get to say goodbye to her before I went back to KL for bed rest. God knows I was all weepy and teary all the way from Singapore back to KL. I decided to dedicate a layout for this sweet girl who brought 3-months sunshine to my life. 

I made a layout follow by a Citrus Twist Kits sketch. I hope this pretty sketch would inspire you to play with papers and glue, and even some mist or splatters.

I love this sketch so much and decided to flip in vertically. So I placed strips of papers and die cut vertically on a piece of white card stock, and the arrows are now moved to the bottom right of the layout. Loving those cute splatters too, so I use my Inktense black pencils to add some water and splatter with a big wet brush.

Using Citrus Twist Kit April Main Kit, PL Kit and Embellies Kit. I  didn't use a lot of patterned papers here, and instead I use a lot of die cuts from the Maggie Holmes ephemera pack. Again, you will never believe that I made this layout before I went into labour ward. Scrapping or crafting really helps me in easing the awful contraction pain. This girly layout does look perfect for a sweet girl like Sasha. But the  photo looks a little sad. That was her napping near the front door to protect us and making everything is fine.

In love with this thickers and gosh, finally I got to stitch over thickers and chipboard. Mum's sewing machine is way durable n heavy duty than my mini portable machine.

The day by day stamp is from the PL kit. I stamped from Monday to Sunday to indicate I actually miss her everyday.

Ribbons and pink are a girly layout's best elements.

Cut out the fabric polaroid frame and layer over the photos.

Thanks for looking and reading story about Sasha. I hope this post inspire you to do something with the sketch too. XoXo. 


  1. Beautiful work! Love all the layering :)

  2. I thought I already left a comment on this one for you but I guess it did not save :( all the same it's a great layout, I love your work more and more with each one I see. You're awesome Sam :)

  3. love the layering in this layout and love the way you use day by day stamp sam! already put your blog link to my blog

  4. She was lucky to have been loved by you ... Such a gorgeous layout to showcase this special visitor

  5. your layouts are always totally fab !

  6. This is too sweet! She's one lucky dog to have been fostered by you.
    And your work is splendid!


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