How to scrapbook about your dog? This is part 2 of a blog post series about creating beautiful dog-themed scrapbook pages! Curious about the first part in this blog post series about scrapbooking about your dog? Click THIS LINK! There is so much inspiration available on the world wide web: what a wonderfully creative bunch us scrapbookers are! I’ve tried to collect pages to admire and inspire. Let’s scroll together to see if there are some dog scrapbooking ideas we can “borrow”!
Orange Puppy Layout
Cute pup and cute girl, you can’t make an ugly scrapbook page using a photo like that! The color scheme of the scrapbook layout is inspired by the colors of the photo. I never realized how beautifully orange and grey mixed together! What a glorious color combo! The photo is stacked on top of several square pattern paper pieces and embellished with all different kinds of flowers. The background is cut in half using a triangle piece of lovely small flower card stock. This is a great idea and gives the page a more interesting look almost instantly. It is important to keep the focus on the main photo, however, so don’t go overboard!
Good Dog Layout
Just look at this smiling “Good Dog Ginger”! Such a sweet dog! Her large photo is put on a simple layout – no need to improve on perfection! The photo is placed left of center with a strip of patterned paper and cute fire hydrant embellishment (love that little button!!) balancing out the right side. Both sides are pulled together by the title, part of which runs down the middle vertically and part of which is enlarged and runs across both page halves. I love the playful font of the title and the different letter sizes used in the word “Ginger”.
Elegant Dog Layout
This layout features a proper portrait of a dog! It’s like she sat down and actually posed for the photo! So cute. The photo is round and framed with an elegant wire-type photo frame. The layout has a color scheme using dark pink, green and yellow with a grey/brown background. Notice that the pattern of the background “fades” in the middle where all the action is. This way it isn’t too busy in the middle and doesn’t distract from the main focus of the page. I love the way the pattern paper strips are
Dog Days Layout
This layout features a lovely closeup of a sweet-looking dog. The journaling says “I love you from your wet nose to your wagging tail” and that is not difficult to believe! The embellishments used on this page are very cute dog-themed pieces. I love the little paw prints running towards the “Dog Days” title! The red dog house, the balls
Colorful Pug Layout
This layout has a lot of very awesome parts. First of all, the title is brilliant! “If Frank ruled the world”, what a great way to prompt journaling about this “fiercesome” looking pug! I wish the resolution of the page was large enough to actually read the journaling, but I suspect that a lot of cuddles and snacks would be amongst the first of emperor Frank’s demands.
The second awesome part, of course, is the photo of Frank itself. It is such a bright and crisp photo that captures Frank’s character and lovely face beautifully.
And the third part is the layout itself: the photo and journaling rightly take pride of place on the page, but a close second is that gorgeous colorful banner horizontally running across the bottom of the page. Those colors are amazing!
My Best Friend Dog Layout
When you have such a great photo of your best friend, there really is no need to add a lot to create a great layout. I love the idea of the little tags with the beautiful characteristics of this gorgeous and sweet dog. It is such a refreshing take on traditional scrapbooking pages! And it really says it all about your best friend: the love, loyalty and, of course, the wet-nosed kisses! Sometimes, simple is the best way to go. Excellent layout!
Monster Puppy Layout
Meet “Bear the Monster Puppy”. This enthusiastic looking dog clearly hasn’t lost his active puppy ways! What a wonderful “action shot” of this running dog. I always love the way the ears just flap around when a dog runs.
The layout is very sweet: the apple tree with the tire swing and the little dog embellishment are just the cutest! I love the lacey pattern paper mat behind the photo. The orange color is repeated in the “Bear” title and in the “Beware of DOG” tag.
Cute Puppy Layout
This cute puppy looks like he has a busy day ahead. I mean, there’s even a “to do” list included in this layout. It is indeed a dog’s life! I love the featured photo: how can you resist a furry face like that? And those big puppy dog feet are always so adorable! The doggy to-do list is a brilliant idea for capturing the activities of your young pup and the items on the list can be illustrated with the small photo banner on top of the page. From the look of things “napping” is on top of the list! I’m sorry that the resolution of this picture isn’t better, that makes it very difficult to read the journaling. It is a sweet layout featuring a sweet puppy!
Vintage Looking Dog Layout
Another sweetly snoozing dog! Hence the title “Snooze all day”. This layout has a bit of a vintage look with the muted color choice and grungy looking patterned papers and embellishments. The photo is stacked on top of several page elements that all cluster very well together. Notice the little sun peeking out from behind the cluster. I also love the dark colored swirls that are added to both sides of the cluster. They give the page a bit more playfulness. But the start of the page remains the photo. This is clearly a pup that you could just snuggle all day! Such a sweet furry face!
Day In The Life Dog Layout
What a great closeup of this dog. His long snout gives the photo such a cool perspective! A pie chart shows us what this dog’s day looks like, a very cool idea. You get to scrapbook about your dog and do some stash busting as well! Again, too bad the resolution of the picture isn’t better, but the idea still stands firm. What does your dog do all day? Snooze on the couch? Beg for treats? Run around in the dog park? So many things to do in a doggie day! The rest of the layout is kept minimal. Great idea, great layout!
Paw Print Dog Layout
Aw! Such a cute photo! And such a cute paw print layout! What a great idea to use a cut-out paw print (filled with even more paw prints!) as the background for your photo! “Some best friends have paws”, indeed! The cute embellishments are clustered around the page. The torn “bark/woof” patterned paper running vertically on the left side of the page gives the page a whimsical look. The sweet gingham banner on a string pulls the page elements together.
Dog House Layout
There is so much goodness in this layout, let’s get started right away! First of all: the colorful dog house, cut from dog-themed patterned paper: what a great idea! It provides the color pop for this page. Second: the photo of the dog saying “I’m in the dog house”. He’s a bit muddy, but still very cute! And how brilliant is the idea to cut out his paw and let it stick out? This way you create instant “movement” on your page. Thirdly, the green grass “mountain” the dog house stands on. It looks brightly colorful and anchors the dog house cluster to the bottom of the page. And finally: let’s talk about that embroidered sun and clouds. I mean, how perfect are they? If they had been cut from
Hiking In Nature Dog Layout
I love a simple photo grid, especially if the photos are all just stunning. Such great light and nature! And a wonderful dog, of course! Each of these photos would have been great enlarged main photos, what a great photo session! The photo grid is put on the top of the page, keeping the rest of the page quite simple is a journaling banner and some patterned paper. The photo grid therefore completely draws the eye, particularly the stunning portrait of this beautiful dog!
Royal Puppy Layout
Please bow, we’re in the presence of royalty. Little Prince Harry is a very fluffy and very cute dog. And this photoshoot has delivered many very sweet photos! I love the photo grid of the smaller photos showing both close-ups and full body shots. And I love the way the larger photo is presented: half cut off in the bottom right corner of the page. This leaves some white space in the right upper corner whilst focussing our eyes on the close up of the furry ear and snout of this cute dog. The swirly “Up Close & Personal” words and, of course, the little red heart providing a color pop, are the perfect finishing touches.
Blossom Dog Layout
I love these “tongue-out-of-mouth” photos! And the little black doggy nose! This brilliant photo is put on a beautiful scrapbook layout. There is ample journaling and cute flower embellishments provide the page with a pop of color. Notice how the orange flowers, the picket fence (embellished with orange flowers) and the orange toadstool create a design triangle. Blue is also masterfully repeated throughout the layout in the title with the polka dot ribbon underneath, the blue mushroom cap and the blue first letter of the journaling. The vertical row of little enamel dots in the upper left corner next to the journaling is a cute finishing touch.
Interview Dog Layout
The low resolution of this image makes it quite difficult to read the journaling. It is an interview with the little girl about the dog, hence the title “What She Said”. This is such a cute idea! It is very clear from the added photos that these two are the best of friends. When asked “What is her (the dog’s) favorite chew toy?” the girls giggles and answers: “Me”. So cute! The layout is as lighthearted as the subject and the bright colored photos. I love the title letters, not sure if they are stamped or some other technique was used, but the result is excellent!
Grunge Pup Layout
This dog simply is too cute to not have his (or her) own scrapbook page. What an adorable photo! I love the grunge-type layering style and paint splattering with the green stamped color pop. I wouldn’t have minded if the photo had been a little bigger, just to see the cuteness that is this dog a little better, but as it is, the page element proportions are just perfect! Well done, creator of this page! The little green butterfly is the perfect finishing touch.
Circle Grid Layout
“Little Miss Dita” is one cute pup! Just look at that face! Adorable! The three photos are arranged grid-like with the title taking the place of a possible fourth photo. The grid is framed by a large dog-colored scalloped circle, adding a little playfulness to the page. Notice that the photos stick out over this circle frame, as does the big letter “D” from the title. This adds some extra dimension to the layout. I love the contrasting light blue polka dot patterned paper mat. And the pink flower with the rhinestone heart in the center of the photo grid is a cute finishing touch!
Mischieveous Puppy Layout
It is easy to see that this young pup is full of mischief. Not only has he actually caught a giraffe, he’s already looking around for the next victim to attack. Careful, it might be you and some serious snuggling will follow! It is such a cute photo. And it is matted on a piece of adorable doggy patterned paper. The title (and name of the dog) is spelled in dark brown letters, matching the dog’s color! The little dog embellishments framing the photo, together with the piece of string and the little dark brown bow are the perfect finishing touches.
Big Title Dog Layout
Meet Bert! Written in such big letters, there can be little doubt about this dog’s name! I love the idea of using scraps of patterned paper to fill out big cut-out letters. The papers chosen for this purpose are so cute and I love their matted color scheme. The colors are continued in the colorful journaling strips and the “Bark” letters in the bottom right corner of the page. The little cluster of embellishments with the doghouse and the little pup is so cute!
“Every Dog” Layout
“Every dog needs a boy”, don’t you just love the twist in the title? And these two seem made for each other. That is one impressive dog by the way! I love his big furry face. The photo is definitely the star of the page and the rest of the layout is kept relatively simple. The photo is matted on some strips of (very cute!) patterned paper. Some adorable dog embellishments are added and the little buttons that are added to different sites of the paper are the perfect finishing touches!
White Space Dog Layout
This layout is full of white space and is a feast for the eyes. The background is a lovely blue-ish color filled with very faint organic shapes. The photo is turned to black and white, except for the little dog, putting the emphasis right on the little nose-licking puppy. The title is added straight to the photo itself, as is some journaling. I, myself, love using white space on a photo to add some words. The page elements are all clustered together. I love the little pink heart. It provides a little pop of color. And I love the chevron arrows!
Colorful Grid Dog Layout
Another grid! Photo grids are so useful and handy! And this one is executed perfectly. Only two photos are added (and very cute ones at that!) and the rest of the grid is filled with different sized pattern paper pieces (don’t you just adore that pink flower paper?), some banners and some embellishments. The little strip of striped patterned paper on the left side of the page anchors the photo grid cluster to the layout. A little half circle of notepaper attached to the top of the page contains some journaling.
Summer Dog Layout
The bright and colorful title says it all: SUMMER! And this layout is indeed filled with summery goodness. The photo of the dog playing in the water (“Just Add H2O”), of course, and the fun and light cluster of patterned paper, banners, embellishments and other fun stuff that surround it. I love all the white space on this layout, it really makes the cluster and title stand out even more. The white cardstock is stitched (look carefully!) to a happy yellow background, framing the entire layout in brightness. I love that the yellow patterned paper is echoed in the photo matte and in the rest of the cluster elements. Some water and an enthusiastic dog, that’s all you really need for summer!
Puppy Pair Dog Layout
This adorable pair is documented on a very cute scrapbook layout. What an amazing portrait of the two little dogs! It is almost like they trained especially to have their photo taken! The photo itself is turned to black and white, leaving the color pops to the patterned papers and embellishments that surround it. Notice the thin white line framing the dogs inside of the photo. This adds a bit of dimension tot he page, as well as focuses your eyes even more to the two little pups. The rest of the layout is fairly straightforward. Cute embellishments and some journaling was added. The little red dog house surrounded by the heart is the perfect finishing touch.
Dog Tired Layout
Such a cute photo! I love big photos taking up most of the page, especially if they are as perfect as this one! It means you can keep the rest of the page simple as is the case here! The photo of the tired little pup (love those big puppy paws!) is rounded of at the bottom. This is more playful than just keeping that line straight, excellent choice! Even more movement is added by the darker strip of rounded paper in the middle. The color scheme of the used papers and embellishments fit the colors of the photo perfectly. Cute layout for an adorable pup!
Paper Triangles Dog Layout
The dog looks a little shy in the photo, but it is a very cute photo nonetheless. “Love Her” is the title of the page and the layout has clearly been created with a lot of love. The photo (could have been a bit bigger in my humble opinion…) is put on a background of stacked patterned paper triangle strips. This is a great way to use up those scraps! Notice the design “threesome” formed by the flower embellishments. The color of the flowers matches the color of the title. This way the page is nicely pulled together. I love the colorful polka dot paper! So cute!
Red Circle Dog Layout
This last layout is all about the bit red circle! The photos of the super-cute dog are arranged in a “messy” grid inside this big circle shape. Three flower embellishments form a design triangle, pulling the circle cluster and the background (hello grungy polka dots!) beautifully together. The journaling and title are added in white, which nicely contrasts with the red background. The little green heart is the perfect finishing touch.
Need More Inspiration?
Want even more cool, funny and inspiring ideas about how to scrapbook about your dog? Head over to PART 3 of this blog post series and find more awesome scrapbook page designs about your favorite furry friend!