Cat and Dog Layouts

Hello everyone! Last weekend I had my scrapbooking friends over. I managed to get 7 layouts done. All are more current photos – July thru Sept.

Birthday Kitty: Mr. Jackson celebrating his 4th birthday with kitty treats and a tuna and cheese kitty cupcake. I used quite a few products on this page including papers from Bazzill, DCWV, Jillibean Soup and CTMH; Mrs Grossman’s stickers and Thickers alphas.

You are officially on IGNORE: Photos are of Jackson giving me the stink eye during Hurrican Hanna in July. He was mad because I had shut the doggie door down and he was stuck in the house. He even pawed at the radar (smaller photo). I used PhotoPlay for this layout.

Love My Dog: My sweet Jazzy with a bone. That head tilt just melts your heart, doesn’t it?! I used Bazzill cardstock for the background; Doodlebug doily and washi tape with papers, ephemera and stickers from Bella Blvd.

Cutest Face: Another Jazzy layout. Just look at that face! Cut file is from Cricut (just search for ‘paw’), Tattered Angels mist and papers, stickers and chipboard from Bella Blvd.

So Proud of You: Photos are of Miss Penny off to her vet visit last month. We have had to be proactive vs reactive to help her feel safe and after giving her CBD Oil, Calming Chews, and a Heavenly Hounds Bar, she was cool as a cucumber! I was one proud momma!

For this layout, I used Eyelet Outlet Washi tape, Bo Bunny alphas and papers, stickers and chipboard from Bella Blvd.

Cat Scrap Fever: The title was coined by my husband and the pics are of Mr Jackson attacking some dog pattern paper. What had happened was was on that day, I was scrapping the pups and that piece of pattern paper fell and Jackson caught it and went to town. LOL. I just love his expressions. So instead of cutting off what he tore, I saved it and decided to use it with these photos.

The “puppy love” pattern paper is Simple Stories. I also used Echo Park alphas and Bella Blvd pattern papers and chipboard.

If I SITS, I FITS: These photos are of the Shelbster sitting in one of the chairs in my scrap room. LOL. She barely fits. The mini alphas are Bo Bunny while everything else is Bella Blvd.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Social Distancing

Good morning everyone! When you hear “social distancing”, you think of the 6 feet apart rule during the pandemic. Well, you know what? Dogs are GREAT at social distancing, and for this month’s Pet Challenge at A Cherry On Top, the topic is Pets during the Pandemic. Whether it be your furbaby becomes your “new coworker” because you work from home now, or you utilize the curbside pickup for their food/supplies. Whatever that “new normal” is with your pet(s), we’re scrapping about it this month!

My layout features my 3 girls literally social distancing outside. Isn’t that cute!?!? And you know I had to use PhotoPlay’s “The New Normal” collection! Washi tape is from Recollections; and the “Dogs are my favorite people” bubble sticker is Park Lane (Joann’s).

I based my design on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #192:

Hope you can join us in both challenges! My Pet Challenge goes until Nov 5th, and the BF Sketch Challenge ACOT is hosting runs thru Oct 7th.

TFL! 🙂

August Layouts

Hello everyone! I only did a handful of layouts last month – wrapping up Thanksgiving 2018 photos and even starting 2019! I even “killed” a collection too! Bo Bunny “Beautifully Brisk”.

Grateful: The embellishments on this layout are not mine – they were part of a challenge over at A Cherry On Top. The hostess sent us a handful of small embellishments in an envelope and she wanted us to create as many projects as possible. I received 5 buttons, a felt flower, and 3 pieces of washi tape including a card with instructions to also use at least two elements from that card. I really love how things turned out.

Hello Autumn: This layout ended up coming out better than I expected. I wanted to use that gold leaf background and was going through all the different shades of brown cardstock when I came across the tinted peach vellum and wholla! There goes the rest of my layout – using enamel dots and ephemera.

Its based on the Becky Fleck Sketch #178 at A Cherry On Top:

Autumn Leaves: This layout also came together rather quickly with a Aha! Moment. LOL. That background paper is from Cosmo Cricket, circa 2007!!!! It goes so well the Bo Bunny, I couldn’t resist using it!

Cool Breezes and Autumn Leaves: Another simple layout, using a grid design and that left over piece of vellum from earlier. It was the perfect layer for the bold chipboard title and that large deer. I’ve been wanting to use both of those, but they never quite fit right. Until now.

Hot Diggity Dog! Fuzz Happens!

This layout is for my September Pet Challenge – scrap either PLAYTIME or TROUBLE. If you do both, bonus entry.

Journaling reads: Journaling: I bought some cute toys at PetCo for 75% off. Hot dog, Cherry Pie, Onion Rings and Cotton Candy. I gave them to the girls on the 4th of the July and within minutes, they had that extra large hot dog’s insides all over the place. Boy, did they have fun! July 4, 2020

TFL! 🙂

Baby Puppy Layouts

Good afternoon everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I had a few of my scrappy friends over for our quarterly crop that got pushed back by 2 months. I was working on puppy layouts – BABY puppy layouts! Back when Shelby and Jasmine were only 4 – 5 months old! OMGoodness they were ADORABLE! Here they are!

Play Dirty: Used mostly PhotoPlay papers/stickers

Shelby: Used Authentique papers/stickers with Heidi Grace chipboard alphas (don’t those match the papers perfectly?!)

Friends: I used lots of scraps, and a mix of doggie papers with other papers. Pulled the purple from the photo.

The next ones use Simple Stories “Life is Ruff” collection.

Last but not least, one that uses a mix of 2 Bella Blvd collections. Shelby discovering a BUG!

Thanks for looking!

Dog and Cat Layouts

Good afternoon everyone! With the heat index over 105 each weekend, I’ve been staying inside and scrapping!

I used my Collection Bash Kit (combination of 2 bits/pieces of KaiserCraft Dog Collections) on 3 layouts.

In Memory Of: I had come across these photos a few weeks ago but didn’t know how to scrap them or what I wanted to say. Until now.

Journaling: A month after Bear passed away, I put a few photos of her in a tri-fold frame. One of her at 9 months, one at 6 years old and one of her at 10 years old. I showed her sister Ruby Mae the photos and its almost like she knew who she was looking at. It was very sweet and amazing to watch.

Love Your Selfie: Selfies of Ruby Mae and I. She loved taking pictures! 2015

I used Tim Holtz “Stormy Sky” distressed ink; Bo Bunny pattern paper; Paper House Productions cork stickers; Freckled Fawn chipboard and Fancy Pants Flair button.

This is also for my Pet Challenge I’m hosting over at A Cherry On Top. I had been hosting it for a couple of years, but had to take an 18 month hiatus due to some personal obligations. But now, I’m ready and BACK! Click on the link to join in!

Kung Fu Kitty: Mr. Jackson playing with a dog toy. August 2017. His legs look like he’s Kung Fu Fighting! LOL

I used The Paper Studio washi tape; Doodlebug enamel dots; Crafty Works purple alphas; Paper House Productions puffy sticker; Jillibean Soup label stickers and everything is else Bella Blvd (Chloe Collection).

Life is Sweet: Jackson in his fave tree. Used Fancy Pants “The Bright Side” collection

Picture Perfect: A sweet photo of Mr. Jeffrey ❤ <3. Used a kit from the Paper Studio

A Place in the Sun. Miss Penny sunbathing. Used a mixture of OLD (LYB embellishments) and NEW (DCWV papers)

Just a Friend. Used mostly Best Creation and DCWV.

Journaling: One day I went outside to look for Jackson. I found him in his tree, along with this little girl. She would not let me pet her, only take pictures. After that day, I never saw her again. July 2017

Meow. I used 7 Paper word strip stickers; Best Creations pattern papers; WRMKs embossed stickers; Jillibean Soup date tag; Queen & Co beige enamel dots; and Simple Stories green enamel dots.

TFL! 🙂

Dogs leave paw prints on your heart layout

Hello everyone! I managed to get one layout done last week. Its part of a “Collection Bashing” Challenge over at A Cherry On Top.

I have “bashed” collections before, but as I was deciding on which one to do, I came across leftover pieces I have from 2 KaiserCraft pet collections. I had 4 full sheets of pattern paper and lots of scraps but perfect for layering, fussy cutting and photo mats. LOTS of those branding strips and 2 sheets of stickers. One was full and the other one had just a few missing. PLUS half of a package of ephemera.

I added the brown dog bone paperclip because I figured with all the browns, it would match. I also grabbed alphas in various shades of brown/cream that I thought would go well.

My goal is to do at LEAST four layouts using this collection.

My first layout (so far, as this challenge goes on thru July 31st) is of older photos of my parents’ dog Little Bit who passed away a couple of years ago.

I started with the wood grain background and using the lines on the background, I lined up the branding strips (those are just HALF!). Then I matted the two photos and placed them down and saw the two large phrases I could fussy cut from pattern paper (All Great Friendships…..and Dogs leave paw prints….). I then found the cute quote “A dog is the only thing….” and tucked it underneath a photo while using the top portion of the “dogs leave paw prints” layered on top of the top photo. Then I scattered several word art stickers here and there where they would fit.

TFL! 🙂

Weekend Layouts

Hello everyone! I have a few layouts to share with you that I did over the weekend.

Happy Birthday to You: Photos of the girls on their 3rd birthday enjoying some doggie ice cream, pup cakes and plenty of fun toys. I used mostly The Paper Studio “Eat Cake” birthday stack and stickers. The circles are punched are using an EK Success Confetti Circle punch.

The design is based on the two page sketch for the Double Page challenge over at ACOT:

My Best Friend: An older photo of me with my parents’ dog LB (Little Bit). He passed away 2 years ago. He was a good sweet pup.

Anyways, I used Echo Park “I Love My Dog” with the “Best Friend” and “Doggie Days” stickers being from The Paper Studio. They are actually clear stickers and they’ve been sitting on my desk for a while – trying to remind myself to use them up. So I backed them with solid cardstock and fussy cut them out. Alot easier to use them that way!

Layout is based on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #176 over at ACOT:

Dog – Furry Friend: Penny and Jeffrey playing together about 6 years ago. Unfortunetly Jeffrey passed away almost 3 years ago. Despite being 10 years older than Penny, he sure enjoyed playing with her. It was very sweet.

Again, used the Echo Park “I Love My Dog” collection. I did the Make the Cut Challenge, which was to use FOUR 6×6 sheets of pattern paper. I couldn’t cut into them so naturally I put them in a grid design.

It was’t me: This was during Penny’s “tear everything up” phase. And when I say everything, she even tore up comforters and pillows. LOL! This time though, the victim was a plush toy. The look on her face is so priceless, like “It wasn’t me. It exploded on its own”. LOL.

I used mostly KaiserCraft pattern papers and stickers, with the light pink pattern paper from Elle’s Studio and Basic Grey pink brads. Really wanted a pop of pink in there from that toy.

The journaling is even a quote from Miss Penny:

Design is based on the sketch for Sketch with a Twist Challenge. The “twist” was to have a decorative border. I used an EK Success paw print edge punch in black.

TFL! 🙂

A few doggie layouts

Good afternoon everyone! I did a few layouts over the weekend – staying inside from the heat!

You are Pawesome: These cute photos are of Miss Penny Lane relaxing in Jackson’s kitty bed. LOL. Don’t ask!

Its based on a sketch for MMC #1 (Mini Monday Crop) over at ACOT.

I used mostly Echo Park “A Dog’s Tail” since it had the colors that matched well with the bed. I used Inkadinkado mist, and washi tapes from Doodlebug, Eyelet Outlet and Simple Stories.

Howl do you sleep? The Shelbster sleeping in a crazy and odd position! LOL.

It was for MMC #2 – recipe challenge. The hostess gave us a list of 10 items to choose from and we had to pick 5. I chose: something wood (veneer chevrons); ink (inked the edges of pp and chevrons); something metal (paw print brads); something that begins with the letter “B” (Bella Blvd pattern papers, stickers, ephemera); use twine

I had just received the Bella Blvd “Cooper” collection and had to use it! Those are the papers, stickers, and tags. Twine is Doodlebug; Alpahs are Echo Park and Bo Bunny and the brads are from Eyelet Outlet. The orange ink is from CTMH.

Hot Dog! Its your birthday! Photos of Shelby and Jasmine the morning of their 3rd birthday earlier this year.

Its based on the Becky Fleck Sketch #175 over at ACOT:

The title was a piece leftover from the Doodlebug Puppy Love collection and I based my layout around those two colors along with a neutral. I used my Cricut to cut out the cut file and used various word phrases in teal from Jillibean Soup, Freckled Fawn and MAMBI. The paw prints are from The Paper Studio.

TFL! 🙂

May 2020 Layouts

Hello everyone and no time long “see”! This month has been a busy one and I figured I’d share with you the layouts I’ve created this month by posting them all together.

To start with, Saturday, May 2nd, was National Scrapbooking Day (NSD). There were online crops, challenges, games and blog hops galore! A Cherry On Top hosted a FABULOUS NSD crop and it lasted THREE days! At last count, there were a total of 42 challenges! 42!! I only did about a handful since they were due within one week. But one of our regular members is hosting a REWIND NSD Challenge where you can complete the ones you didn’t get to do.

I’ll show you the ones I did for the actual NSD, then I’ll post the ones I’ve been working on lately for the REWIND challenge. We do have until the end of the month! So I might be able to squeeze in one or two! Who knows!

I did a variety of layouts too – my nephews, furbabies, nephew’s 1st birthday and meeting my bio father/family for the first time.

In no particular order….


After NSD festivities were over with, the girl in charge of the Rewind challenge created an NSD Rewind Challenge. So here are those layouts that I’ve been able to work on throughout the month.

We have until Sunday, so I’m hoping go get a few more done. Wish me luck!

TFL! 🙂