Adorable Furbabies, April Week 4

Good afternoon everyone! Its spring here in south Texas and that means the pups have been enjoying the great outdoors!

Miss Penny looking pretty in the sun


Shelby munching out on some grass

Yesterday, the girls were enjoying hanging out together in the shade, with Penny chewing on a Nylabone.

THIS is my FAVE picture! ❤ ❤ ❤


Some doggie selfies

When they aren’t outside, they are usually sleeping – especially Jazzy!

Shelby LOVES to pose!

And so does Penny!


Jackson loves to chill out and pose for me too!


He always loves to help me install ink for my printer

Last but not least, check out Jasmine. My husband and I were outside and she passed out right by the door. That face, squished up against the window. PRICELESS!

Until next time, bark and meow on! 😉

Adorable Furbabies, April Week 3

Good afternoon everyone! Last week it was all about the babies (Jasmine and Shelby) and this week, its all about Mr. Jackson, with one photo of Miss Penny Lane!

Jackson loves the girls so much, he will sleep next to them.

Miss Penny wasn’t happy about the cooler weather nor the thunder last weekend.


Sunday, Mr. Jackson was being super adorable!

By Monday morning, he was perched on the fence, looking towards the neighbor’s backyard. LOL


On Monday, I ran errands and came home to THIS:

Yes, that’s a gecko and yes, its alive. LOL. It almost looks like he’s telling Jackson off! But I took care of it. Off it went back outside, unharmed.

Until next time, bark and meow on! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, April Week One

Good morning everyone! This will be a short post, as I was very busy last week and the weekend, so not a lot of pics of the furbabies. Actually, the babies stole the show! LOL!

For Easter, the girls got a large rope ring and they LOVE That thing! They are already playing tug of war with it

On Sunday, they were hogging the couch together!

It was a little cooler than usual Monday afternoon and Shelby wanted to play with the x-large tennis ball!

And last but not least, after playtime yesterday, they “tried” to share a doggie bed together. LOL. The key word is “tried”.


Until next time, bark on!

April Challenges

Good afternoon everyone! I usually host the Pet Challenge and the Guest Designer Challenge over at A Cherry On Top, but for April, we switch it up! As an “April Fool’s” prank, we were given another hostess’s challenge. This year, I received the Pattern Paper Challenge and Stamping Challenge.

For Pattern Paper Challenge, I want you to se those scraps and/or 6×6 paper pads to punch out/die cut shapes.

Furever Friends

This layout uses mostly the Bo Bunny “Happy Tails” collection. I don’t have anymore of the 12×12 sheets, but do have (now did) a few 6×6 sheets. I also had a few little die cut shapes from the ephemera pack. I used my 2 inch scalloped punch to punch out the shapes and make a grid like design on my background.

Since I’m not a huge stamper, for the Stamping Challenge, I did a search for stamping techniques and found one that I could do and thought it would be really neat. I chose a technique called “Mirror Stamping”. I even found a great step-by-step tutorial for guidance.

Not Liking The Sweater

My “mirrored” image is the doggie wearing the sweater.

Hope you can head over to A Cherry On Top and check out the rest of April’s challenges!

TFL! 🙂

A few more doggie layouts

I managed to get a few more doggie layouts done last week, ending the month with a total of 23 completed. And my goal was 10! I say March was a good month! 😀

Tickled Pink: ACOT Use Your Stash and Die Cut Challenges
Products used:
paper: Webster’s Pages
cardstock: Bazzill
bling: Zva Creative
butterflies: Prima
alphas: Teresa Collins
washi tape: American Crafts

Tickled Pink

Sweet: ACOT Color & Shape Challenge
Everything is Jillibean Soup


Rub My Belly: ACOT Washi Tape Challenge
Products used:
washi tapes: Love My Tapes, Queen & Co, The Paper Studio, Recollections
paw print edge punch: EK Success
cardstock: Bazzill
paw print stickers: MAMBI
alphas: Teresa Collins

Rub My Belly

Springtime Pups: ACOT Motivation Challenge
Products used:
paper clip: Freckled Fawn
alphas: Webster’s Pages and Basic Grey
doily, papers, washi tape: Recollections

Springtime Pups

TFL! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, March Week 4

Good morning everyone!

Check out that smile on Shelby!


Miss Jasmine telling me all about it!

Shelby loves to play with her kitty!

She also loves to play in the tub. LOL….

Mr. Jackson struttin’ his stuff….


Miss Penny sees you!


Jackson looking very handsome!

Shelby, spit that out! LOL! A mouthful of stuffing!


More selfies by Shelby

I’m always buying the girls new treats and picked up these things called “whimzees”. They loved them!

Shelby says HI!


Last but not least, Jackson. He was squirrely watching!

Until next time, bark and meow on!

Doggie Layouts

Good afternoon everyone! I have a few dog layouts to share with you today. I got these done over the weekend.

Life is Fun with Mud: ACOT “3 in a Row” Challenge.
Products used:
papers, small alphas: Authentique
mist: Inkadinkado and Tattered Angels
veneers: Simple Stories
word bubble stickers: Reminisce
ribbon: The Paper Studio
“dig it” sticker: Echo Park
chipboard alphas (“Fun”, “Mud”): Basic Grey
doggie sticker: Karen Foster
punches: EK Success
paper clip: from stash

Life is Fun with Mud

Love This Face: ACOT “Mood Board” and “Title” Challenges
Products used:
papers, alphas, stickers: Fancy Pants
Doily: Bo Bunny
washi tapes: Recollection and Simple Stories
veneer ampersand: Simple Stories
enamel dots: Doodlebug

Love This Face

You are Paw-some!: ACOT “Manufacturer” Challenge
Products used
Simple Stories papers/stickers and Photoplay papers/stickers

You are Paw-some

TFL! 🙂

Old meets New

2 years ago, I did a monthly segment called “Use it or Lose it”, a challenge that forced me to pull out older stash – a variety of papers, embellishments, etc – and try to use them up. I even gave myself a “second chance” the following month. Lately, I gravitate towards anything “new” to use on my pages/cards. Over at A Cherry On Top, Melissa started a “Stash Kit” challenge. This month, we were to pull out 5 “OLD” items and 5 “NEW” items. This is definetly a challenge I needed!

For my “old” stash, I pulled
MME “lush” papers in orange and turquoise
Karen Foster “Summertime” pattern paper
The Paper STudio water droplet stickers
The Paper Studio summer ribbon pack
Reminisce water pattern paper


For my “new” stash, I pulled
Simple Stories heart washi tape
Simple Stories veneers
TH Distress Oxide ink pad
Queen & Co title sticker
Doodlebug turquoise washi tape


The goal for the month is to use up your items. Now, if you had a package of sequins, at least you used a few, that’s cool. Ditto on the washi tape and inks/paints/mists. Try to create as many projects as possible from your “kit”. Layouts, cards, crafts, etc.

So far, I’ve created 3 layouts using the products I pulled from my stash. They are:

Layout #1: Totally Fun
I used TH ink, SS washi tape/veneers and Doodlebug washi tape (NEW) and MME pp and Karen Foster pp (OLD)


Layout #2: This made me laugh
I used MME “lush” papers, Reminisce “ocean” paper, Karen Foster “Summertime” paper, The Paper Studio ribbon (OLD) and Simple Stories veneers (NEW)

This made me laugh

Layout #3: Splish Splash
I used Karen Foster paper, MME paper and The paper studio water stickers (OLD) and Queen & Co title sticker (NEW).

Splish splash

There’s still a few more days in the month and I really do hope I use more of those MME papers and ribbons! Wish me luck!

TFL! 🙂

Our First Vet Visit

Good morning everyone! I have a super cute layout to share with you today. Its based on a sketch from Deanna, who hosts the Sketch w/ a Twist Challenge over at A Cherry On Top.


I really love this sketch. The simple 4×4 pics/paper squares. The border. The huge title. Its awesome and one I’ll save for later!

I chose to scrap Jasmine & Shelby’s first vet visit, which occurred the day after we adopted them. I can’t believe how little they were!

Our First Vet Visit

I used bo bunny cardstock and pattern papers, and embellishments from various manufacturers:

“Save a Life” sticker: MAMBI
paw print stickers: Sticko
“Best Friend” word bubble sticker: Reminisce
“WOOF” sticker, dog die cut: The Paper Studio

Here’s a few close-ups



Journaling reads: We took Jasmine and Shelby to the vet the following day after we adopted them. They did so well, and were so brave. Shelby, though, clung to Rob’s neck for dear life. But Dr. Hoke checked them over and he said they were in good health! April 28, 2017


TFL! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, March 2018 Week3

Good afternoon everyone! My furbabies sure have been enjoying the spring-like temps, especially chewing on branches!

Mr. Jackson looks so regal by the Generator:


Missy Penny checking out the new (partial) back fence. She had scraped her nose earlier in the week from the older one, so we decided to replace it before any other furbaby could get hurt. I think she approves it!

Penny says HI!

Inside, Jazzy loves getting attention from her daddy!

Jackson loves to sleep cozily in his little bed


Shelby says HI!


Jazzy has alot to say! She wants you scratch her chest

Shelby wants to say HI again!


Jasmine and Shelby having some quiet time together.


And last but not least, Miss Shelby taking another selfie!


Until next time, bark and meow on!