Journaling and Stash Busting!

Hello everyone! This past weekend was a scrappy weekend for me. We were HOT and HUMID and what better way to stay cool than to inside and scrap! I dug out old products and journaled quite a bit too.

Momma Opossum and Her Babies. A story about a opossum who moved from the neighbor’s yard to our tree, to underneath a tarp. Found out she had TWO little babies! But all is well. They went on their merry little way.

Products used was 7 Gypsies lined pattern paper (remember them??!!); Amy Tangerine Thickers; Zva Creative bling; Tim Holtz ink in “aged mahogany” and cardstock was from stash.

Hey You! Jackson had brought in this beautiful blue bird. Luckily it was not injured and we took it outside so it could fly away.

Products used are My Mind’s Eye papers and chipboard; Recollections washi tape; Dylusions mist; Jane Davenport ink and a Simon Says stamp for the title.

Design is based on the A Cherry On Top Becky Fleck Sketch #228.

Happy Easter. The girls with their new toys from their Easter Basket.

I used Echo Park “Welcome Easter” papers and stickers.

Design is based on the A Cherry On Top June Sketch with a Twist Challenge. The twist: use stitching

Oh Happy Day! Toys and treats the girls’ got on their 4th Adoption Day.

I used Simple Stories “Oh Happy Days” for this two page layout.

The design is based on A Cherry On Top Double Page Challenge.

TFL! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, June 15th

Hello everyone! Hope y’all are staying cool where you are. Its been hot, Hot, HOT here in Texas. The furkids are staying cool by lying in the shade or just staying inside!

Mr. Jackson likes to “keep cool” under the wheelbarrow.

Jackson LOVES to watch the birds and now he does it inside too!

Miss Penny looks like she is in deep thought.

I wonder if she was just debating on whether to lie down or not?

Last but not least, my sweet Jasmine posing beautifully with a bone.

Until next time, bark and meow on! 🙂

June Layouts

Hi everyone! Last weekend I managed to get a few layouts completed.

Woof Woof – You Kitten Me Right Meow: Everything is DCWV except the collar sticker (Basic Grey). Penny and Jackson hanging out in the yard together. Penny is cool with it. Jackson..well, not so much. His look tells you all about how he feels! Haha!

Its based on the Becky Fleck Sketch #227 at A Cherry On Top:

Life of a Big Sister: Papers, stickers and ephemera are from DCWV while the alphas are Simple Stories (Red) and My Little Shoebox (Yellow).

Penny was only 4 yrs old when we adopted Jasmine and Shelby. We thought she would struggle with 2 new pups, but she embraced them and has been the best big sister to both of them. 6/22/017

Valentines’s Day Fun: The Paper Studio papers, puffy stickers; Sticko alphas and Royal Lace doily.

The girls on Valentines Day this year with treats from the Dog Bakery and Conversation Heart Toys.

Best Friend: Most papers, stickers and ephemera is KaiserCraft. #CatLover and My Cat stickers are Authentique.

Photos are of Jackson being super sweet to Shelby, just hanging out. 2018

TFL! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, June 6th

Hello everyone! I know its been while since I’ve shared pics of the furkids. Not a whole lot of outside pics since its been raining ALOT.

Jasmine sure looks sweet when she poses, especially with a toy

Shelby loves her Daddy!

Isn’t this the SWEETEST??!!

Shelby loves her “chicky”

This is Shelby’s Friday Face!

Either super sweet or they are plotting something! LOL

The Shelbster is kind of tired of the rain

Hello again to the sweet girls!

Hola Miss Penny!

The girls decided to play quietly with a toy, with big sissy not too far away.

Until next time, bark on!

May Kitty Pages

Hello everyone! In between doggie layouts, I was also working on Jackson pages. The photos are of when he was younger – about age 1 or so.

Can my friend come inside? Jackson made a friend!
I used Bazzill cardstock; Basic Grey alphas; Recollections cat pattern paper and Kaisercraft stickers, die cuts, paw print pattern paper and journal spot.

Carefree. I used Dear Lizzy title, stickers, pattern papers; Recollections washi tape and various manuf. for my mists and paints (Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz and Shimmerz)

Paw Prints On My Heart. I used Doodlebug twine and Echo Park pattern papers, stickers and ephemera.

TFL! 🙂

May Doggie Layouts

Hello everyone! After NSD, I hosted our quarterly crop two weeks later. I was exhausted and only did 3 layouts.

Dog Days. Used DCWV paper pack and a Sticko doggie sticker.

Muttkins. Bazzill cardstock; Inkadinkdo Coffee Bean mist; Bo Bunny alphas; and Bella Blvd papers, stickers, and ephemera.

Bet You Can’t Eat Just One. The Paper Studio Paw Prints; Bo Bunny alphas and Echo Park papers, frames & tags and ephemera.

The rest of May was filled with lots of rainy weekends and the best way to stay in is Scrap!

Lets Fix it! Echo Park papers, stickers and ephemera and Bo Bunny alphas

Dog Day Afternoon. Fancy Pants papers, stickers and white alphas and American Craft Thickers (wood alphas)

Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Echo Park papers and stickers; Freckled Fawn enamel dots and Simple Stories and Echo Park alphas.

Leave a Little Sparkle Whereever You Go. The Paper Studio pink flowers, papers and stickers; Making Memories yellow flowers and enamel dots from various manuf. (MME, Simple Stories)

TFL! 🙂

NSD Layouts

Good morning everyone! I know it’s been awhile and the past month has been super busy.

May 1st was National Scrapbooking Day and I ended up playing at A Cherry On Top during the festivities. I was also honored to be a hostess for a two hour block on NSD too! I offered two challenges – a Fashion Challenge and a Pinterest Challenge with a Twist. My fashion challenge was based on a Mood Board that I supplied and scrapbookers had to choose at least 3 items that inspired them.

And here is how I was inspired by it:

1. True Friends as a title, with a hint of gold (washi tape, alphas, and the doggie paper clip).
2. The nails (middle photo) – browns and teal, bones (border sticker), paw prints (stickers) and “woof” (washi tapes).
3. lacy leggings (doily)

My second challenge was to choose a layout to scraplift or a sketch to use from Pinterest and the TWIST was to use ONLY products that are from manufacturers who are no longer in business. And for me, that means BASIC GREY! Freebies were any and all tools (punches, die cutting, etc) and inks.

I chose this layout to scraplift:

And this is my take on it:

For the twist, I used LOTS of Basic Grey – papers, rub ons and chipboard pieces, along with alphas and other stickers. I also used Zva Creative bling for the centers of the butterflies.

For the following week, I would do at least ONE layout per day (during the work week) with 3-4 layouts per weekend day. Here are my creations:

There were SO Many challenges that I didn’t even get to do, but I did 12! That’s a new record in my book!

TFL! 🙂

More April Layouts

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing with you some layouts I’ve worked on the last couple of weekends.

You don’t find the happy life, you make it: Everything is Echo Park “I’d rather be crafting”

Hey there: Everything is Simple Stories “Oh Happy Day”

The sweetest thing: I used DCWV papers; Kaisercraft border and ticket stickers; The Paper Studio paw prints and Bo Bunny alphas. Layout is based on a sketch (see below) and the ACOT Music Genre Challenge.

Some Assembly Required: I used Basic Grey “Acid Wash” papers, grey alphas, tags; Freckled Fawn enamel dots (orange and yellow); Doodlebug enamel dots (blue); Jillibean Soup ephemera die cuts; The paper Studio “Life is Ruff!” sticker; Sticko doggie sticker and bone stickers; and a die cut doggie from my stash. It was white and I used CTMH ink in Goldenrod to color it

I submitted the layout to two ACOT Challenges: My Mood Challenge (Used 6 tags, in various sizes/shapes) and the
2-4-6-8 Challenge. For that one I used 2 photos; 4 ephemera pieces; 6 tags; 8 enamel dots.

Life is Better with Dogs: I used Everyday Explorers stamp; Queen & Co pattern paper and polka dot washi tape; Doodlebug dog bone washi tape; Studio Calico veneer stars; Bella Blvd pattern paper; and Echo Park ephemera (I love my dog collection and My Dog collection)

This layout was submitted to the ACOT Grab 5 Challenge. There is a list of things to choose from and I chose I used stars (7 – 6 veneers and 1 die cut); TH distress ink (inked edges and stamped the “this is why I’m a dog person” element); ephemera; animal sticker (the doggie); and rounded corners (photos and papers).


Adorable Furbabies, April 23rd

Good afternoon everyone and TGIF! Today’s post should be called Adorable Jackson, as its all about him! With the exception of one photo of Miss Penny.

He LOVES sleeping on my blanket that I keep on the couch. *YAWN*

He brought in a bird Tuesday:

And when I took the bird outside (in the front yard), moments later, I walk into the backyard to see him peeping over the neighbor’s fence! LOL

Miss Penny was exhausted last night!

And last but not least, Jackson brought in a beautiful blue bird. Hubby was able to pick it up and let me take a picture of it before taking it outside. Luckily it flew it off immediately:

Moments later, Mr. Jackson is back outside. This time, he’s lounging in a chair, contemplating his next move.

Until next time, bark and meow on!

Adorable Furbabies, April 16th

Hello everyone and TGIF! The furkids sure have been hamming it up lately.

Jasmine and Shelby posing together

Later that day, Shelby was over it.

Jasmine was telling me all about it, then dramatically layed down

Shelby says HELLO

Shelby wanted to chew on a bone, but was too lazy to get it out of the basket. LOL

This belly ain’t gonna rub itself. Jazzy says will you rub my belly?

I was in the laundry room and Shelby poked her head out the doggie door

I had a horrible migraine on Tuesay and I had the most wonderful nurses

And last but not least, Jazzy wants her chest scratched too!

Until next time, bark and meow on!