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Challenge 20 - Furry Companions - Tuesday Alchemy

This weeks challenge "Furry Friends" with Tuesday Alchemy is going to be so much fun.  For those of you that know me - know just how special Hercules is and has been to me.  I have taken countless photos of him and made numerous albums through the years.  For this challenge I wanted to take a variety of photos from different stages of his life and make a simple 4" x 4" chipboard album.  

Have you seen the movie Benjamin Buttons?  Ironically Hercules seems to look younger the older he gets.  Sounds odd doesn't it??  To me he is the doggie version of Benjamin Buttons.  True?  I think so - take a look at the last photo and decide for yourself.    

So sit back and check out all the creations made by our design team.  And I hope after checking out all the blogs - you will decide to jump in and join us in this weeks challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create and share with us.  

Our spotlight artist this week is Nicole Chen from The Stardust Studio on Etsy. I must confess when I first came across her shop I was blown away by her talent and spent a lot of time checking out her artwork.  Amazing - isn't even a strong enough word to me.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  You can read all about The Stardust Studio on the Tuesday Alchemy blog.

"H" is for Hercules......

My best furry friend

I bought Hercules from a breeder in Northern Washington State.  It was love before first sight and he has been my companion for over 12 years now.  The night I brought him home he only weighed 1.5 pounds.  Now he weighs almost 5 pounds however his heart is so full of love the scale must be telling a lie.

My little Hercules has fans all over the world.  He has stolen the heart of countless people and made them smile.  He still melts my heart every day.  He has been a huge blessing in my life and I always say God made Hercules especially for me.  

This photo was taken about three months ago.  Some of the other photos in this album were taken over 7 years ago.  


  1. How adorable your baby is! I need to add some photos of my own furry children. I adore them & there is nothing liking having that unconditional love look up at you :)

    Thanks for sharing your Hercules, Laine!

  2. FABULOUS mini album, Laine! Your fur baby is absolutely adorable!!! They certainly do hold our hearts don't they? Give Hercules a hugs and a scratch behind the ear for me, k?

    Thank you for stopping by my blog during The Outlawz celebration :) I appreciate the follow and am now following you as well. I hope to see you in the party challenges ;) Hugs!

  3. Oh, my gracious! This is beautiful and such a treasure, Laine! Your darling Hercules absolutely steals the show!

  4. It's so wonderful that you have such a lovable companion by your side each and every day! What a nice thing to make for your little pooch!

  5. Laine, Hercules is adorable!!! And so tiny :-).
    Love your bright and colorful album!

  6. awwwww how cute is he, I know what you mean about them being full of love and stealing out hearts, our little chevy is a god send as well, my heart melts when I look at her :) Your book is really nice, the pics a great, wow he really does look younger in the last photo LOL hugs
    ty for popping by my blog and leaving me some love on my tutorial for the Outlawz blog hop, appreciate it, and am now following you as well, :) have a fab day

  7. oooh! qu'il est craquant ce toutou et si chou ton mini album, super, biz

  8. this is so precious laine!! i love everything! your hercules is just too cute!! you've inspired me to make a doggie book!!

  9. Oh my gosh...he looks like a fluffy puppy in his most current picture! Great album and I can see why you fell in love with him at first sight.


  10. Your mini album is just fantastic with many great details and funny quotes! And your companion is a little heartbreaker, simply! I can understand your love for him! Hercules just so beautiful!:)

  11. your album is fantastic hunnie, your littl dog is fantstic tooo I want him lol I have three yorkies, I love my little dogs but would one day hope to get a chihauah, they are gorgeous, thank you for being mynwest follower that is so kind of you huggies June xxx

  12. love it and your dog is soooo cute

  13. your creation is fabulous ,you make great things, I'm stuck in card mode at the mo.
    Your little baby is so gorgeous, I love dogs and have 2 toy poodles they are 11 but still love walks and climbed a Welsh mountain yesterday.
    My son's girlfriend has a dog just like yours called Oliver, he is very cute but not very friendly ,he growls a lot and hates other dogs.But her Mum has MS and he is a constant and loving companion to her.


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