Layout: Woof

I’m really enjoying using gesso on my layouts, and adding layers. A Cherry On Top has a “What’s Old is New Again” challenge and the hostess created it as a “recipe”.

This is what I picked/had to use:

werewolf = mostly brown
more than 1 pumpkin = pp only
pumpkins carved = distressing
seeds roasted = 2 or more photos
guts tossed = ribbon
going to an adult party = lots of embellishments

With those items in mind, this is what I came up with:

WOOF (2)

I used the gesso to tone down that houndstooth pattern paper and I really love the effect.

By the way, those pictures are of Little Bit – my parents’ little doggie. Isn’t he cute?

Layout: The Griddler

Funny story, this layout. My husband is an amazing cook, and one of the things is hamburgers. We used to have a grill, but it doesn’t work anymore. So when we do burgers, he uses the griddle on the stove. We have friends who have coined him “The Griddler”. lol…:)

The Griddler

I used Sketchabilities #101 Sketch to help me in the design

#101 Sketchabilities

I also submitted it for the 4X4 Challenge over at ACOT. Papers and stickers are Pink Paislee. Mists are Tattered Angels.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Just The Girls

Sketch-N-Scrap has another amazing sketch this month and paired with My Mind’s Eye “Happy Haunting” collection, finally got some Halloween pics from 2008 scrapped!

Here’s the sketch – #43:

october 15th

And here’s my layout:

Just the Girls

I also combined this layout with a challenge over at ACOT. The Guest Designer has a “Witches Brew” recipe and these are the items I picked (and what they mean):

Have or go to a Halloween Party = pattern paper/cardstock
Scavenger Hunt = 2 pics
Pumpkin = use orange
Witch = brads
Frankenstein = use mist
Zombie = use a b/w photo


TFL! 🙂

Layout: The Same Bone

I take alot of pictures of my doggies, and capturing them chewing on a bone is no different. For Christmas last year, me and my husband bought 3 large 36″ rawhide candy cane shaped bone for our three big girls – Ruby, Bear, and Penny. Even the little ones wanted to chew on it! Here is a layout that has my parents’ two small dogs and four of my five chewing on the same bone.

The Same Bone

Its based on the mid-week mojo sketch challenge over at

Citrine Sketch 5

I rotated the sketch and instead of paper/embellies, I swapped them out and used photos instead. I also scrapped this layout with a challenge in mind from the Guest Designer over at ACOT. She has a spelling challenge and you must use something on your layout for each letter she gives you. She used the word MONSTER and mine stands for:

M = Max & Whiskers collection from Basic Grey
O = Oval shaped photos
N = Numbers
S = Stickers
T = Twine
E = Echo Park Journaling Spot
R = Rectangle pattern paper strips

TFL! 🙂

Layout: 92?!?!

PageMaps is offering a sketch contest and I felt these pics of my brother’s 29th bday last year were perfect!

Here’s my layout:


Now, why does my title say 92 if my brother was turning 29??  Well, as a joke, my mom reversed the candles on his cake. Everyone got a good laugh, including my brother.

Here is the sketch:


I also submitted this layout to ACOT’s Use Your Stash Challenge. I had to use 6 papers, 2 labels/tags with journaling on them, a number, and the date. And talk about using up my stash. This layout (with the exception of the numbers, punctiation marks, and foam brackets) uses what is left over from My Mind’s Eye “Hip Hooray” Boy collection. I think I have a few small pieces of scraps and a couple of die cuts, but that’s it! I love using up my stash!!

Layout: I Love Bones

Its October 1st and its the day that ACOT is bouncing with new challenges, hosted by members of the MB. I host a monthly Fashion Findings Challenge and for October, the challenge is to use a small amount of reddish-orange. Anything will suffice – alphas in your title, a small strip of paper, bling, flowers, stamping, etc.

Here is my layout, featuring Jeffrey with his favorite thing in the world – a doggie bone!

I Love Bones

I used Basic Grey’s “Max & Whiskers” collection. And as you can tell, I only used just a hint of reddish-orange (in my small alphas). Layout is based on a Becky Fleck sketch, which ACOT is hosting the challenge:


Hope you will join us over at ACOT to see what all the fun is about it!

Layout: A Summer Pool Party

Sketch-N-Scrap has a new sketch and I felt it was perfect with some summer doggie pool pictures paired with the die cut challenge over at ACOT.

Here’s the sketch:


And here is my layout:

A Summer Pool Party

Little Bit is cooling off his feet (he’s not too fond of the water) and Ruby likes to ‘bite’ the water. LOL. I struggled getting these photos scrapped because I didn’t want all my doggie summer pics to look the same. Sketch-N-Scrap sketch #41 helped me in the design, and ACOT’s Die Cut Challenge helped me tie it all together. The challenge was to use 3 summer-related die cuts, including the word “Summer” somewhere’s. With receiving a Cricut Expression 2 for Christmas just last year, I do not have very many cartridges. I came across “H2O”, and when I saw there was a pool die cut, I knew I had to have it! I was able to get it digitally thru the CCR. I also used the cartridge to cut out the sun. The butterflies are from the Paper Pups cartridge; and the title is using “Opposites Attract” cartridge.

At first I thought it was done, but decided to use a small paw print stamp to stamp across the white band of the die cut pool, and added little Twinkle Drops from Queen & Co. I think that all helped tie the layout together.

Thanks for looking! 🙂



Layout: Capistrano Mission

Good morning! The final layout I did over the weekend features my husband’s grandmother, at Capistrano Mission in California, 1940. She’s about 8 or 9 years old. Its based on a PageMaps Sketch, and the Take 2 Challenge over at ACOT.

Capistrano Mission

Other than the washi tape, all products used are Basic Grey’s “Serenade” collection. The Take 2 Challenge was to use birds and/or owls, and stickers. I don’t have many photos of either of those subjects, so I felt this one of my hubby’s grandmother was PERFECT! And the “Serenade” collection really helped tie it all together.

TFL! 🙂

Layouts: Hello & 5

Here are two more layouts I did over the Scrap Weekend with my friends. Both feature my furbabies and both are for challenges over at A Cherry On Top.


This is Ruby Mae, rolling around in the grass, smiling. I love that goofy grin. The layout is for the Pet Challenge at ACOT, which also uses a sketch. I used a mixture of some older Basic Grey papers, Studio Calico veneer doggie embellishments and washi tape. The title is cut using Cricut Cartridge “Opposites Attract”.

The second layout is also for a challenge over at ACOT, the Imagination Challenge. I had use only a number for the title, and it couldn’t represent an age or anniversary. So I decided to use “5” to represent my furbaby crew.


Layouts: Such a Sweet Girl & Doggie Lover

During my scrappy weekend with my friends, I managed to do five layouts. For two of them, I used Nuts About Sketches Weeks 281 & 282, combining them with challenges from A Cherry On Top.

My first layout features my parents’ dog, Kandie. I used mostly Basic Grey’s “Max & Whiskers” collection, along with washi tape by Queen & Co, and my SewEasy:

Such a Sweet Girl

Its based on NAS -Week 281, as well as ACOT’s “What’s on TV Challenge?” where our subject had to be during two or more different days. The top photo of Kandie is from Sept 2012 and the bottom two were taken in Dec 2012:

281 - 1 Due September 1

My second layout features me with my brother’s dog, Max, and my dog Ruby Mae. Other than cardstock and washi tape, all products are from Basic Grey’s “Konnichiwa” collection.

Doggie Lover

This one is based on NAS – Week 282 and ACOT – “What is old is new again” Challenge, where we had to use a paper that we usually bypass. I’m a big Basic Grey fan, and I usually love all papers/embellishments that they come out with. But with the “Konnichiwa” collection, I only loved half of it. I kept by-passing the papers, trying to figure out what to do with them. So I figured I’d sit down and USE those papers and I think the layout came out quite nicely.  The sketch helped alot too!

282 - 1 Due September 8