A Cherry On Top has a brand new Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge this week:


I really love the patchwork/grid design of papers, with the one photo. Here is what I came up with:


Its a photo of me and my Papa at Thanksgiving this past year. We’ve taken a photo together each year for the past 4. Great memories that we both cherish!

I used DCWV solid cardstock, The Paper Studio pattern papers and title (I’m trying to kill off a Family Heirloom Collection Kit that I’ve had FOREVER!), border sticker from MAMBI, bling from Zva Creative, rub-on tree from SEI, “Harvest” sticker from Photoplay and banner from Basic Grey.

TFL! 🙂

Never Be Afraid to Give Up The Good to Go for the GREAT

This next layout, I went a little crazy on the layers. But I’m really knocking out my stash of flowers, brads, and bling!

Never be afraid to give up the good for the great

The little envelope has some journaling in it. Its actually a list of things I love about my hubby. 🙂 That part of this layout was inspired by ACOT’s GD Challenge #4. Here is a close-up of that:


And other close-ups:



The layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch Week 3 for June:


I really loved the design of this sketch. From the rings and layers, to the flowers and the smaller title in the upper right hand corner.

My list of products are as follows:
cardstock: Bazzill
stickers, pp, brads, tag, cork flower: Teresa Collins
vneer heart: Studio Calico
veneer chevron: Heidi Swapp
flowers: Recollection
bling: Zva Creatives, Prima
envelope: DCWV

TFL! 🙂


I got majority of this next layout done on Friday night, but by 2am, I was just running out of steam. So after having coffee and breakfast, this layout came together quite nicely Saturday morning.


Its for ACOT’s 3 in a Row challenge, which I chose the center column (5 or more hearts, stitching, and a date).

Its also based on Becky Fleck Sketch #96, also being hosted by ACOT:


I rotated it 90 degrees clockwise to better suit my needs. I used just one photo instead of 2 smaller ones.

Here are some close-ups:



My products are as follows:
brads, stickers, pp, chipboard buttons, cork heart, tag: Teresa Collins
SewEasy: WRMKs
veneer arrow, Mister Huey white mist: Studio Calico
flowers, cardstock: Recollection

TFL! 🙂

NSD 2015 Layouts

National Scrapbooking Day was Saturday, May 2nd. Over at A Cherry On Top, the festivities started the last week of April and went thru until last weekend.

To start off with, I had a Recipe Challenge that people selected “ingredients” a week before my challenge was revealed. Based on the “ingredients”, you had to use certain scrapbooking items. Here is my layout:


Here are other layouts I did, based on NSD Challenges over at ACOT:

Monochromatic/Ombre Challenge

Dogs Leave Paw Prints On Our Hearts

Scraplift with a Twist Challenge

Hot Diggity Dog

Dinner Challenge


Traditions Challenge

Looking Out

Class: 5 Details to make your pages/cards POP!

Tail Waggin

Birthday Boy

Its been 3 months since I’ve done any scrapping, and guess what I got to do this past Sunday afternoon? SCRAP! In my NEW scraproom in my NEW house! 🙂 I’m a happy camper, that’s for sure!

To jump start my mojo, I used a Becky Fleck Sketch that ACOT posted, which is due tonight. Its what I needed to get me started again!


Birthday Boy

I stayed pretty true to sketch in the sense that its a one photo layout, with circles and “white space”. But I swapped out the tag with a dog house die cut and a swirl; and the butterfly for a paw print. I had ordered new pictures AND new scrappy goodies from Anna Griffin, so if you think about it, I had TO SCRAP! 🙂


Layout: Sisters

Usually I struggle with heritage photos, especially when they are over 50 years old, as I want to make sure I do them justice. But with the right papers/embellishments and sketch, this particular layout worked out alot better than most heritage layouts.

This layout features Theresa and Louis Soeton in 1912. Theresa was my husband’s great-grandmother. It is for A Cherry On Top’s Heritage Challenge – scrap siblings at least two generations older than you.


Here is a close up of the cluster of embellishments:

Sisters 2

I based the layout on Sketchabilities Sketch #107


I chose the color palette – pink, green and yellow – to fit the A Cherry On Top CHA Color Palette Challenge. I had to use at least 3 of the following colors – Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon, and Honeydew. I can use other colors as well, but the majority of the layout had to be based on those colors. I chose to use papers and embellishments from Basic Grey’s “Hello Luscious” collection. Mist is from Tattered Angels; Washi Tape is from Love My Tapes; and Ribbon is from Pink Paislee. The butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart.

TFL! 🙂