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Project Life: Pet Memory Book

When my sister’s dog passed away, it genuinely felt like a family member had died.

I know that sounds crazy, considering my sister lives literally across the country from us in Los Angeles, but it’s true!

Taylor (my sister) ‘inherited’ Jill (a Jack Russell Terrier), from a family member when she passed away. She was only 3 or 4 at the time and was already very loved by our family.

My sister was barely out of high school at the time and still lived with my parents, so we spent a lot of time with both her and Jill. It wasn’t until years later that she moved out west.

Scrapbook for pet that has died.

Jill lived a long happy life with my sister until she passed away at the age of 13 or 14.

We were all sad when she called to tell us the news, but my sister was devastated. She felt like she had lost a child. (And since she doesn’t have any human children, in a way, she had.)

Pet Memory Book Idea

I decided to make her a pet memory book for Jill. After going through ALL of my pictures, I discovered that I only had a few pictures of Jill. (Which is understandable considering she wasn’t my dog.) But I didn’t want to ask my sister for more pictures because I wanted the book to be a surprise.

So, instead of doing a traditional 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 scrapbook, I decided to put together a 6 x 8 Project Life pet memory book. This way, it wouldn’t look so empty, seeing as I only had a few pictures.

I am also sending her empty pages and extra cards, so that she can add her own pictures and memories to the book. All of the Project Life supplies used in this album are from the September Skies kit.

I thought I would share how the book turned out here on the blog!

Project Life Pet Memory Book
(The first page.)
(I left blank cards so that Taylor could write down her own memories of Jill!)
Pet memory scrapbook put together using Project Life supplies.
(Jill liked coming back to visit my parents after her & Taylor moved across the country.)
Doggy scrapbook
(Along with the Project Life cards, I used pet-themed sticker packs that I found at my local craft store.)
Halloween puppy scrapbook page.
(My sister is a dog groomer, so Jill was usually pretty ready for the holidays!)
Pet memory book for dog that passed away.
(As she got older, Jill had more of an attitude and didn’t always like me taking her picture!)
Dog scrapbook
(Together was their favorite place to be!)

Jill may be gone, but she has definitely not been forgotten by anyone in our family! She was very much loved and I hope that she’s happy in doggy heaven now.

This definitely wasn’t the largest or most elaborate scrapbook that I’ve ever put together. I’m hoping that the simplicity of it allows my sister to add more to it even though she’s not into scrapbooking or crafting.

Regardless, I’m glad that I put together this pet memory book with the few pictures that I had. Taylor definitely deserves something to remember Jill by, since she was one of the best dogs you could ever hope for!

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