I wasn't sure where to put these, but since most of the "crafting" part I did on them was paper related, I figured this might be a good place.
Our family dog, and everybody's favorite little princess, Bijou, passed away a few months ago after having canine degenerative myelopathy (which is like doggie ALS) for the past two or three years. Everyone in the family has taken it pretty hard, so I put together some memorial shadow boxes for the main six of us for Christmas.
I made a ton of paper carnations for inside the boxes (and then ended up only using about half of them). Aside from that I just chose and cut down decorative papers that kind of matched the colors/themes/personalities of each box. Everyone got a different photo that I tried to match to everything/everyone as well. The mini frames inside holding the photos are from the dollar store. Each box got one of her collars and another toy/item that she used or played with regularly.
This one went to my grandma:
This one went to my step-dad:
This one went to my mom:
This one went to my brother:
This one went to my great-uncle:
And this one is mine. I made the little heart the bear is holding as a toy for her a couple of years ago.
I also included metal name plates that I etched using my Silhouette.
It was hard to get a photo of them all together, but I tried.
And, just because, here is one of my favorite photos of her from when she was about one year old.
Thanks for looking! We love you, Bijou!