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! 🙂

Kitty Pages

Good afternoon everyone! I’d like to share with you some of the kitty layouts I did last week, featuring my handsome Jackson.

MEOW: Becky Fleck Sketch and 3 in a Row Challenge
Products used:
pattern papers, chipboard title, scalloped circle sticker: Bo Bunny
tab sticker, crazy cat sticker, fish sticker: WRMKs
just a perfect day sticker, here kitty sticker: Bella Blvd


Be Merry: Washi Tape Challenge
Products used:
sequins: Teresa Collins
washi tapes: Recollections
chipboard title: MAMBI

Be Merry

MEOW means “I love you” in kitty: Color & Shape Challenge
Products used:
papers, stickers: Echo Park
washi tape: Recollections

Meow means I love You in Kitty

You’re the Cat’s Pajamas: Cherrylift Challenge & Holiday Challenge
Products used:
papers, stickers: Anna Griffin
washi tape: Queen & Co
word art: Simple Stories, Authentique

You're the Cat's Pajamas

TFL! 🙂

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

A few kitty pages

I’ve been working on some Jackson pages the past week and I’d like to share those with you all. All are A Cherry On Top Challenges as well.

Life is purrrrfect: PhotoPlay pattern papers, Studio Calico arrow
Challenge: Rewind (Feb Title Challenge – use the title “Life is….”)

Life is purrrfect

Love is a four legged word: Creative Imaginations background paper. Other pattern papers and die cuts are Bella Blvd. Doodlebug doily and Little B washi tape
Challenge: Rewind (Feb Choose Your Elements) and March Guest Designer Challenge #1 (use dimension for clustered embellishments)

Love is a four-legged word

MEOW: Everything is Doodlebug
Challenges: Rewind (Feb Die Cut Challenge – use large title) and March Pattern Paper Challenge (use 5+ pattern papers. I used 6)


My name is Jackson…hear me RAWR! All papers, alphas, arrow/chevrons and “you’re awesome” sticker is from Basic Grey. Enamel dots (Doodlebug), kitty and fish stickers (WRMKs), kitty kibble sticker and washi tape (The Paper Studio)
Challenge: Rewind (Feb Manufacturer Challenge. Use a manufacturer that you LOVE. I LOVE Basic Grey!)

My name is Jackson

TFL! 🙂

No bones about it….

I Love You. Mr. Jefffrey, that is!

There's no bones about it...

Jeffrey loved his bones and loved being outside more. He also loved to hoard them, as you can see in the pictures. LOL…he was such a cute little guy.

I used mostly Doodlebug ‘Puppy Love’ collection, with alphas from Basic Grey and WRMKs Sew Easy Circle.


I used tags to fulfull the February “My Mood” challenge at ACOT (must use at least 3 tags and they must be different sizes).  This layout is an example for my March Pet challenge too. Scrap your pet outdoors and add a bit of green to your layout.

Its also based on the Becky Fleck Sketch challenge at ACOT, running until Feb 28th.


I rotated counter-clockwise to better suit my pics and just playing around with the layers.

TFL! 🙂