How to scrapbook about your dog? This blog post is full of fun, cute, adorable and beautiful examples of how you can scrapbook about your dog. After all, when scrapbooking about the favorite people in your life you don’t want to leave out your wet-nosed furry best friend, do you? So let’s get inspired and come up with some awesome ideas to use on your own scrapbook pages about your dog!
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Pastel Colored Dog Layout
The photo of this cute dog has pride of place in the middle of the page. The color scheme is mainly pastel greens and oranges with some dark purple thrown in for contrast. The layout is very well put together, balancing both the colors and “weight” of the elements of the title, journaling and flower cluster on the left with the flower cluster and the orange strip of pattern paper background on the right. The title is the cue for the journaling: I’m sure it is not hard to come up with reasons to love this adorable pouch!
Minimalistic Dog Layout
It doesn’t get much more minimalistic than this! A photo, a title and very little embellishing. The minimal simplicity works great for this layout. The photo gets all the attention that it deserves and the color pops of the large title letters and the pink pattern paper are the perfect additions to the page. All the elements used are very crisp and color-coordinated, making this layout a pleasure to behold. My personal favorite details on this page are the title letters that are filled up with patterned paper and small hearts. I love that the “G” is only half filled up with paper, giving a little edge to the title.
Plaid Dog Layout
I love the darker feel of this page. It starts with the photo where the dog is the brightest spot against a very dark background. This dark color is mirrored in the cute cluster of paw prints around the photo. What a great idea! The bone and title are again very dark, with the red letter color pop resembling the colors of the photo. This also goes for the flannel plaid photo frame and the little dark red hearts scattered throughout the layout. Those are such great finishing touches! The whole page has an instant outdoorsy feel because of the wooden plank background and the added jute string and bow. This layout shows that you can take
Circle Grid Dog Layout
Such a cute dog! And such a cute layout! The color scheme is kept simple: pink, black and white. Using pink in the layout is undoubtedly inspired by the pink dog leash featured in one of the photos. The main color pop comes from the large pink title. Two smaller photos of the dog are added in the center, framed by cute cartoon photo frames. The photos are layered on top of a white cut-out circle background. The circles are filled with different patterned papers and little embellishments. It’s such a simple but effective setup! A layout like this can be easily scraplifted and adapted to suit your own favorite colors and style.
Artsy Dog Layout
What a lovely colorful layout! Those background colors really pop of the page! The colors beautifully contrast with the black and white of the dogs in the photos. This layout can really inspire you to be a little bit more “artsy” with your pages. Try dabbling with some watercolor combinations and just see what happens! The three photos are clustered together with the title and some small word tags. The genius of this layout lies in the stamped hexagons, words, phrases, grids, arrows etc that are layered on top of the watercolors and that pull the whole cluster and page together. What a great idea! The paint splatters and little stars are the perfect whimsical finishing touch.
Snow Dog Layout
Not only is Chena ten years old she also is an adorable dog that loves snow! Just look at her snow-covered snout, so cute! The layout is kept very simple, the photos are the main focus. The journaling is beautifully edged around the main photo. This way they form a unity. Three small photos are added to the bottom of the page. These are more “action” oriented and tell us a little bit more about the Chena. The yellowish background fits great with the light color of the dog and the title is the perfect contrast color. This layout is a great tribute to a lovely ten-year-old dog!
Creative Writing Dog Layout
Let’s write the story of your dog! This layout shows us one way of doing just that. It is titled “A Dog Story” (how fitting!) and the journaling start with “Once upon a time”. Allow your creative writing talent to take over from there! The creator of this page has added delightful little drawings in the journaling taking the place of some of the words. Such a great idea! I’m willing to bet that you could tell a lot of stories about your own dog! I love the setup of this page: clearly, the color photo and the journaling are the stars of the show. The layout is embellished with some lovely pattern paper (polka dots really are my favorite!), a title, small black and white photo and a big “S” letter. S for Susie the Dog! So cute!
Royal Dog Layout
Such a big page for such a small dog! But we all know that those little cuties often have the biggest personalities! And the title of this layout shows us that this might certainly be the case with this adorable dog! Notice that the dog only takes up about half the photo. This emphasizes the small size of the dog as well as her prominent place in the household. She is the queen after all! The man reading his book is clearly relegated to the background. I love the bright blue of the background paper contrasting with the red swirls. The black color of the journaling (the handwriting is a great personal touch) is mirrored in the paper strips framing the photo. And the white color of the title is repeated in the zigzag stitching of those paper strips.
Green-eyed Dog Layout
What a beautiful dog! And what a great idea to match the colors of the layout to her gorgeous green eyes! You really can’t take your eyes away from that adorable furry face! The layout around the photo is very playful and sweet. The swirl, embellished with flowers, is an ingenious way of adding interest to the page. Love that stitching alongside it! And don’t forget the stitching in the title letters! The journaling fits beautifully underneath the swirl. The white ornate flowers on the left side of the photo are the perfect finishing touch.
Friends Forever Dog Layout
Meet Lauren and Harry, the most adorable couple ever! The whole layout oozes joy and happiness. This is helped by the use of the happy colors pink and light green. If your photo is as awesome as this one you don’t really need a lot more on your page. The creator of this layout, however, has managed to make the page even cuter by adding a large pink flower and a cuddly pink felt title. How incrediblyHow to scrapbook about your dog cool is that flower? And it is so easy to make yourself! I love the patterns cut out from the leaves: each leaf a different one. And the petals of the flower are quite square, such a great idea! The pink felt title is definitely the perfect finishing touch. It is as cuddly as the photo. Perfection!
Circle Puppy Layout
“Must Love Dogs” is the title of this layout. And how could you possibly not fall in love with this cute little pup? The page is quite simple. The large title is stamped in a circle around the round photo. The circle theme is carried on with three green circles, forming that famous design triangle whilst also providing the color pop. When you read the journaling that is cleverly printed in a circle around the title, you’ll find out where the inspiration for all these circles comes from! I love the color scheme with the blue and green!
Pint Sized Dog Layout
This little pup is beyond adorable. I mean, it really doesn’t get any cuter than this! I love the photo of the little dog between the legs. It is a great way of showing how tiny the little puppy is! Since the photo is undoubtedly the star of the show, the rest of the layout is kept fairly simple. The title (such a great title!!) takes up most of the remaining space. The muted brown and green color scheme allows the colors of the photo (the blue jeans and the red of the pug’s little kerchief) to pop and draw attention. The finishing touch is the cute paw print ribbon across the page. Looking at the little pug those paw prints are probably life size!
Close up Dog Layout
I love the simplicity and color scheme of this layout. The main photo is a gorgeous close up of “Ozzie, anointed official attack dog”, probably looking a little bit more innocent than he actually is. The black and white of the dog is beautifully offset by the red heart embellishment and red color blocking behind the second photo close up. The journaling about Ozzie is precious. Don’t be afraid to tell all about your dog! And don’t hold back from going in very close when doing a photo session with your pet. The results may astound you and inspire you to create wonderful layouts like this one.
Wiener Dog Layout
This little couple is so cute! The photo session with the two dogs has been very successful. Notice that the photos are taken from above, with the dogs looking up. On the individual “portraits” the head is in focus and the rest of the body is kept blurry. This is a great way to draw immediate attention to their cute little faces. I love the minimalist set up of the page. The three equally sized photos are put in a vertical grid, leaving space on either side to add pattern paper, journaling and embellishments. The colors of the lettering are inspired by those lovely polka dots. I love the detail of the colored red and green lines running across the page. They provide a sort of frame for the photos, but also divide the left side of the page
Photo Grid Dog Layout
What a cute and colorful layout! The photos of the large hairy dog and the little girl are absolutely precious. The creator of this layout decided to include more than one and I’m glad she did! The main photo is featured in the top left corner of the page and is
You Melt My Heart Dog Layout
Simple, refined and super-cute: this layout has it all! The color pop mainly comes from the two photos of the adorable on the fuchsia couch pillows. The rest of the page is kept simple and refined. The muted colored hearts are a brilliant touch and I love the little staples! A fuchsia pink piece of ribbon is stitched under the left photo, mirroring the pop of color found in the photos. I also love the choice of typewriter font. It fits the sophisticated look of this layout perfectly. The grunge coloring around the edge of the page and the (mostly covered) stamping behind the photos give this layout a bit of playfulness.
Soccer Dog Layout
Some dogs can help themselves: they have to play with balls and love to fetch. And this handsome fellow is no exception! I just love the way dog’s cheeks look when they have something large in their mouths. Yes, I’m a little bit weird… Anyway, the photo is kept in black and white, leaving all the color to the surrounding patterned papers and embellishments. But there is absolutely not a shadow of a doubt that the photo is the star of the page! There is a sporty theme with the green stamped “all-stars”. Apart from the bright red color pop of the title and dotted ribbon the colors of the layout focus on green and blue. The three white circles vertically stacked in the top right corner of the page are the perfect finishing touch.
Learn From Dogs Layout.
The black eyes and nose of this all white dog just jump out at you! The muted color scheme includes a large block of adorable doggy specific patterned paper with all different circles. But what I love most about this page is the theme, title and journaling. “Things We Could Learn From Dogs”: what a great idea for a scrapbook layout! What those things are, according to the creator of this page, are very subtly written around the edge of the page. You really have to look for it if you don’t know what it is! I would not have minded one bit if those wonderful life lessons were given a little bit more prominence on the page. Perhaps this way, when you have to “work” for it, those doggy taught lessons will stick with you a little better. Let’s hope so! It will make this world a better place.
Pluto Dog Layout
What do you do when you don’t want to make a boring grid of those five cute Pluto photos you want to document? Right! You ask Pluto for his autograph and add your photos to that! Using a paw print template for your doggy photos is a very cute idea! And the paw print theme is enthusiastically continued throughout the rest of the page with lots and lots of bright yellow prints. Feature your main photo in the biggest cut-out and group the rest of your favorite photos around it. Simple and very effective!
Lots Of Hearts Dog Layout
There is no doubt that the creator of this scrapbook layout loves her two little dogs. She includes so many hearts! All the different patterned paper hearts are stitched to the page with a zigzag stitch. What a great stash busting idea! Keep the photo in black and white and don’t go overboard with the different colored papers. Don’t forget to make the hearts all different, this looks more playful. Also notice the little stars, arrows, brads and other cute embellishments added to the page. Such a fun look!
Paper Flower Dog Layout
This layout is very stylish and sophisticated. The different colored paper flowers cluster beautifully together in a horizontal band across the middle of the page. The black and white photo of the dog is lovingly surrounded by all these beautiful pastel color scheme. The title is white on white, a subtle touch that works well with the rest of the page. Notice the vertical stitching sticking out from the top of the cluster: all different lengths and colors. Further playfulness is added to the page by tiny colorful paint splatters on the white background. I absolutely love this layout. And I want to know how to make those paper flowers!
Are We Having Fun Dog Layout
“Are we havin fun yet?”, what a great idea for a title! This dog clearly got tired of waiting for the good times to begin. I mean, why does it take the human so long to get ready to take me outside? We’ll never know… The photo of the weary dog has pride of place. Notice how the photo is taken at eye level with the dog. This gives a certain perspective to the photo and you get a good look at the dog’s cute little snout. The page itself is kept simple. Some cute paper strips were added, some journaling and a couple of embellishments. The expression on the dog’s face is what draws you in. Let’s get ready for our walk already!
Daily Dog Diary Layout
As a dog, you can get quite busy. All those things that need to be sniffed, all those belly rubs that need to be received! No wonder that the owner of this cute dog decided to document her dog’s daily schedule. What a fun idea! The journaling is very funny and I think the dog much be absolutely exhausted at the end of each day. How do those dogs fit so many important things into only 24 hours? They are truly magical creatures. That love cuddles. Don’t forget to schedule those cuddles! Different patterned paper strokes make up the tasks at different times of the day and a few flowers are added as embellishments. This is a very cute layout and an excellent idea to use for your own dog pages!
Pastel Dog Layout
The dog on the photo is wrapped in a pastel pink blanket. The creator of the page used that pastel as inspiration for the color scheme of this layout. Different pastel watercolor stripes are painted on the left side of the page and the right side of the page is covered with a cute words pattern paper. The photo itself is clustered on top of pastel-colored flowers and fruits. The little butterfly is the perfect finishing touch.
Colorful Dog Layout
“Dogs add color to our lives”. This title firmly sets the theme for this page. The photo is kept in black and white. The background on the left side of the page is painted with bold rainbow colored stripes. These colors are mirrored in the word “color” of the title. White polka dots (painted using a stencil) overlay the painted colors adding depth to the page. The right side of the layout is predominantly kept black and white, with the striped border and the cute little silhouette of the sitting dog. Tiny paint splatters pull the two sides together and give the page a whimsical feel. Cute layout! Notice the “1” instead of an “i” in the title word “lives”. Don’t let your lack of supplies hold you back! Be creative with what you have!
Best Buddies Dog Layout
These two cuties are best buddies, that is clear for all to see! This adorable couple is documented in a fun heart-filled layout. The two main photos are put side by side of the bottom half of the page. the upper half is filled with colorful hearts filled with little paw prints. What a cute Idea! One bigger heart has some journaling in it and a handful of embellishments are added to the page. The title, together with the photos make the theme of the page very clear. All in all, this is a lovely layout celebrating these two best doggy buddies!
Red Dog Layout
The dog is black and the layout is red! I love the color scheme for this page. Red always pairs well with black. The two photos of the dog are adorable. That dog is ready for either some play time of some serious snuggling. The dominant red of the background paper is eased down by adding some other colors and the whole color scheme of the page is pulled together by the strip of striped patterned paper on the right side of the layout. The circle embellishments of the little polka dot heart, the little bone and paw print are adorable. The title is the right size and beautifully color-matches with the rest of the layout. Good dog, Copper!
Silhouette Dog Layout
This beautiful sunset silhouette beach photo is added to a very colorful layout. In my opinion, the colors could have been a little bit better chosen to mirror the serenity of the photo. The main reason I wanted to include this layout is to show the photo itself. It is a great idea to get some action shots of your dog. Or, you, know, at least try to get then, I know action photography is quite difficult. This almost “pre-action” beach shot is perfect. It clearly shows the anticipation of the dog waiting for the ball to be thrown. It is a great moment, captured in a beautiful way. Get out that camera when your dog is playing, or when you’re are going on a long hike together and get some cool nature action shots!
Beautiful Dog Layout
“Beautiful”, the title is very clear. But just to make sure, an arrow is added to the source of all that beauty! And yes, the dog is adorable. I love these big titles. They are very graphic, very versatile and a great stash busting opportunity! Those chosen patterned papers are very cute. I love those colorful tiny flower patterns! To give your eyes a little bit of rest, not all the letters are filled with those busy papers, a smart design touch! The added embellishments are very cute as well and fit the big title perfectly. Notice how the three clusters of embellishments form one of those “design triangles”!
Yes, There Is More!
Even more awesome page designs designs are awaiting you in PART 2 of this blog post series about scrapbooking your dog. So if you need a little bit more inspiration head over there to find cute, funny and gorgeous dog-themed scrapbook layouts!