Cards & Layouts using Basic Grey

Hello everyone! Today I’ve got 3 layouts and 2 cards that I have created this weekend. And as you can tell by the title, they all use Basic Grey!

Awesome: Basic Grey “Highline”, Prima “Say it with Pearls”, AC washi tape and flags


Submitted this layout for Rewind Challenge at ACOT (Washi Challenge – ruffled washi). The “ruffling” process took alot of time and patience!


The pearls and flags were from last mont’s Use it or Lose it Challenge:


June Bugs are Tasty: Basic Grey “Second City” (September Use it or Lose it)

June Bugs are Tasty

I submitted it for ACOT’s rewind challenge – Pet Challenge (bugs!). Very fun to do! I also submitted it for What’s on TV? Challenge (using a black background)


Smile & Laugh: Basic Grey “Second City” and Fancy Pants “Park Bench” (September Use it or Lose it)

Smile & Laugh

I submitted this for ACOT’s Becky Fleck sketch and Ever Changing Challenge (color combo – goldenrod and eggplant purple)


Today is your Day: Basic Grey “Second City”

Today is your Day

Happy Birthday: Basic Grey “Persimmon”, Prima flowers and The Paper Studio “Family Heirloom” collection (September Use it or Lose it)


Submitted both cards for ACOT’s Holiday Challenge (FAll Bday cards)

TFL! 🙂

Happy Girl

I kind of needed a break from the new homeowner’s layouts I’ve been working on, so I immediately grabbed photos that I had printed from my phone earlier in the year. And today, those pictures are about Miss Penny Lane!

Happy Girl

This layout is based on Bo Bunny’s June Sketch Challenge. I used Bo Bunny “Hello Sunshine” collection (pattern papers, chipboard pieces, alphas, and bling). Cardstock is DCWV, “Be You” sticker is from MAMBI. Here is the sketch:


I pretty much stuck to the sketch pretty well, minus the title area. I skipped the layered banner strips and opted for a larger title and the chipboard pieces. Isn’t that bee adorable?


This layout is also for MMC #1 6/22 at ACOT. We were to use washi tape and create our own stickers! Fun little tutorial, which you can find right here (Thanks Laura for the challenge!). Here is a close-up of one of those washi punch-outs:


And before picture:


I used a 2″ scalloped punch from The Paper Studio and the blue mesh washi tape is from Love My Tapes!

TFL! 🙂

Where the Green Grass Grows with Becky Fleck Sketch

I’m loving the Teresa Collins “Nine & Co” collection more and more. Not only is it great for the new homeowner pics of me and my hubby, but it works great for doggie layouts too! See!!


Miss Penny just chilling in the yard! So this layout took alot of turns. First, I wanted to use the Becky Fleck sketch that ACOT was posting for their weekly sketch challenge.


Then…saw the floral pattern paper I was using, pairing it with the orange cardstock and I decided to submit it to ACOT’s Supply List Challenge. Joannie listed 10 items and I chose orange (cardstock); torn edge (on pattern paper); floral pp; burlap (used as photo mat for 2nd photo); and sequins (scattered on floral paper).

By this time, all I needed was a title. And nothing fit. No pre-made title (tag, die cut, word art). Stamps weren’t going to work. I just couldn’t think. As I looked over ACOT challenges I remembered the Music Challenge! Barb wanted us to use a song that mentioned nature – from grass to flowers to trees to the sky. Something outdoorsy! First song that came to mind was Tim McGraw’s “Where the Green Grass Grows”. Ha! Perfect! So I looked thru my stash of alphas and decided to emphasize “green” in the title with some larger green alphas.

My complete list of items includes:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper, sequins, chipboard, folder (opened up and used as a tag), button, die cuts: Teresa Collins
Burlap: DCWV
small alphas: Authentique
larger alphas: Webster’s pages
Paw Print sticker: Sticko
Ric Rac: Genevieve Gail

TFL! 🙂

More new homeowner layouts!

Still sharing my layouts from the weekend that I did. Since its been a while that I’ve scrapped, I got lots of inspiration (and help!) from ACOT challenges. 🙂


This layout is based on a scraplift challenge over at ACOT. Each month there is a Guest Designer and not only does she offer challenges, but we have a Scraplift the GD Challenge. Last month, Sara was the GD. I am a HUGE fan of her work, so I decided to scraplift her “Adorbs” layout.

Adorbs by Sara M

I might continue to do more work on my layout – I think I should put something in the upper right hand corner. Mine looks empty.

My next 2 layouts are based on the Seems Sketchy Challenge. They are 2 separate sketches – they can be 2 one page layouts, or a 2 page spread. I went the first route and created 2 separate pages.



This Life

Again, I used Teresa Collins “Nine & Co.” collection for everything, with the exception of solid cardstock (Bazzill) and the glittered floss (WRMKs).

TFL! 🙂

Love Life with Sketch-N-Scrap #78

This past weekend, my girls and I finally got together after 7 long months to get our scrap on! It was great! I managed to get 6 layouts done. New pics (homeowner photos). New scrappy papers/embellies (Teresa Collins ‘Nine & Co.’ collection). New scrappy room in my new house.

My first layout was inspired by the What’s On TV? Challenge hosted by Joannie over at ACOT. She had chosen “One Tree Hill” as the show, and the challenge was one photo must show a tree.

And with me going so long without scrapping, I knew I needed a sketch! And Sketch-n-Scrap’s sketch #78 was what I needed to help me jump start my mojo!

Sketch #78

Love Life

The layout features pics taken by my very awesome photographer friend Misty who took our photos outside and inside of our new home 2 days after we got the keys! I stayed pretty true to the sketch, moving the sequins over to the right, and the word art I had added to the left, right on top of the larger photo.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Peek-A-Boo!

This next layout features my brother’s dog, Max, who likes to get under comforters and blankets (even if its not even cold!).

Peek a Boo!

Its based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s Week One sketch for March:


I just LOVE all the white space and with that said, it was perfect for ACOT’s Guest Designer Challenge “White Space”! The GD wants us to either concentrate on the top half or bottom half only.

The layout is also for my Fashion Challenge that I host at ACOT. For March, sheer, thin fabric (think spaghetti strapped slinky dresses or silk camisoles) is what’s in fashion. So basically we’re starting to show some skin! I’m having scrappers use a neutral background (white, cream, black, brown, or tan); along with something that would be consider almost see- through. You can use transparency, vellum, a sheer washi or ribbon. AND…if you use ribbon or washi or borders on your project, make them skinny (to represent spaghetti straps)!

Here’s a close up:


The pattern paper strips are by Reminisce, and the transparency and the dog bone paper clip is by Creative Imaginations. The “Love is a four-legged Word” is by Bo Bunny.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Auto Mechanic

I’ve had these pics for a couple of years now and finally got around to scrapping them. They are of my brother fixing up his car in 2011.

Auto Mechanic

I used Colobok’s “Masculine” line for the papers, and Karen Foster for the stickers. Its for ACOT’s “What’s on TV?” Challenge.  And for January, the show the hostess picked was “My Classic Car”, where the layout must have at least one photo of automobile.

The layout is based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s Sketch #49:


I really like the 3 photos and how they are in a row, but tiered. Really works with my photos.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: A Christmas Tradition

We all have Christmas traditions that we feel like we “must do” each year or it wouldn’t be Christmas. For as long as I can remember, my mother baked Christmas cookies and let my brother and I decorate them on Christmas Eve. When I was 15 years old, she handed the sugar cookie recipe down to me, which was my great grandmother’s recipe. I have been baking and decorating the cookies each Christmas for the past 18 years; and I will continue for many more to come.

A Christmas Tradition

The layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy – December Week 4 Sketch:


I really enjoyed using this sketch as it lets the scrapper put their own twist on it. I used mostly SEI products – pattern paper and die cuts.

I am also submitting this layout to two challenges over at ACOT. First is the December Photography Challenge, where the hostess gives you several prompts to choose from. I went with the preparations of the Holidays (baking). The other challenge is the Journaling Challenge – where you had to scrap/journal about any Christmas Memory.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: What’s in your Future?

This layout was a lot of fun to work on and create. Its more of a “whimsical” style, which is something I hardly do, but still had fun with. Its always nice to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while.

What's in your future

I used Let’s Get Sketchy’s December Week 2 Sketch for the design:


This layout is also for ACOT’s Ad Challenge, which was supposed to be whimsical/animated. I strugged a bit with it, until I ran across those goofy pictures of Ruby Mae wearing a doggie blanket over her head (reminded me of a fortune teller). So with the sketch’s above help, and the goofy pictures – the “whimsical” part came a little easier. I misted the background with Tattered Angels mist and painted little gold stars using a stencil. The papers are from Basic Grey and Little Yellow Bicycle and the washi tape is Queen & Co. The cute doggie stickers were a gift from my sister in law – which I think helped in the overall finishing touches, as the doggie sticker is definetly “whimsical”.

Thanks for looking! 🙂


Layout: Man’s Best Friend

This next layout features my hubby giving Rascal some attention. Rascal belongs to one of my uncles on my mom’s side, and this was at my grandparents birthday party from last year (August 2012).

Man's Best Friend

Its based on Sketch-n-Scrap’s #47 sketch:


They also added a twist to the sketch – to use two different border punches and another type of punch. Both of my border punches are from EK Success. My “other” punch is a small paw print punch from Recollections. I also paired this layout with ACOT’s Manufacturer Challenge – to use either Carta Bella or Little Yellow Bicycle. I chose to use LYB’s “Elizabeth Park” collection – the “be happy” tag and the pattern paper. Brads and “bow wow” sticker are from stash; alphas are by Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking! 🙂