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Hello King Kong!

Hello King Kong!

Presenting my first paper project featuring my newest fur-baby, the marvelous Mr. Islington! We're calling him Iz or Izzy for short. But that wasn't the name he had when we met him. The shelter named him King Kong which we thought was fitting! For starters, his first interaction with us was via Matt's shoulders. As in he jumped on his shoulders while we were in the cat room at the shelter. Also, I think he looks like a little ape. More monkey than gorilla but still.

I thought the new Dear Lizzy Saturday collection would be perfect for this page about our King Kong, who's namesake was infamous for climbing the Empire State Building. I used the Seventh Avenue pattern (buildings) and made it narrow, which makes it feel taller on the page. I also wanted to use the Lincoln Tunnel pattern (taxi) for fun and to add to the NYC feel.

I love pairing layouts with pocket pages. I think it's so dynamic and exciting to mix it up a bit. I trimmed down patterns from the paper collection and did just a bit of embellishing with puffy stickers (swoon) and washi tape

The photos are ones I grabbed from the Friends4Life website. They got some great bright photos of my difficult to photograph little man. And I wanted to capture everything they had to say about him, the story of how he got to them and maybe most importantly, that he was noted as being good with dogs! We picked him for his personality but the deal was solidified when we found out about his experience with dogs.

The Saturday collection is so versatile! There's just such an awesome mix of icons and patterns. I ended up using buildings, taxis and hearts to make a page about a cat! On Thursday, I'll be sharing how I used the collection for a travel page.

Cheers & Besos,

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