Live, Laugh, Play!

The temps are heating up and one of the NSD hostesses over at ACOT is having a “Warming Up” Challenge. And here is what I came up with:

Live Laugh Play!

Pics of sweet Bear, playing and splashing in her pink pool from about 3 yrs ago. I’ve been hoarding the Simple Stories “I {heart} Summer” collection! Other than the sequins (MME, Fancy That Collection – from my original May Use It or Lose It Challenge), and the arrows (Studio Calico), everything else is SS.

Here is a close up of the sprinkles:


The design is based on Let’s Get Sketchy May, Week One Sketch.

LGS May Week One

I almost stayed true to the sketch, losing the banner on the right side, moving the border to the left side and not tilting my photos.

TFL! 🙂

A Boy & his Cat using NAS Sketch #317

Nuts About Sketches latest sketch is an amazing one! It allows the scrapper to go “wild”!

I decided to scrap some older photos of my step-son with his cat Mischa. These are dated February 2000.

317 - Brandy

And here the sketch:

317 - Due 5-11-14

I only had these two photos, so I went with replacing the smaller 2×2 photos on the right side with pattern paper squares from DCWV. I pulled out (okay, dusted off!) my deco scissors and made them pretty. I then continued to use the scraps and make a couple of arrows. I didn’t have alot of journaling (as I didn’t know him or his daddy at that time), so I went with a large title – using my Cricut and the CCR to weld some of the letters together.


And I loved the hanging tags that was supposed to be the title, so I kept that and instead use my Cricut cartridge “Opposites Attract” to cut out the alpha tags. I loved that they were both circle and oval in shape. The thread is by WRMKs.



I was going to put one last arrow, pointing up, but instead fussy cut a cute little kitty from a sticker sheet by Pebbles.

The “pretty kitty” chipboard piece is by Bella Blvd. My cardstock is Bazzill. The large ring is from my stash, and I used Tattered Angels Mist in “It’s Red!” to go with my layout.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Treasured Memories

This layout of my mom, aunt, and cousin literally just fell into place so smoothly. Its based on a sketch, and the One Word Challenge over at ACOT.

Treasured Memories

The papers are by The Paper Studio, and so is the word art stickers (The Family Heirloom Kit). The flowers are by K & Company; bling flourish is by Zva Creative; arrows are by Fancy Pants; and I used my SewEasy for the stitching. Here are some close-ups:


The layout is based on Sketchabilities Sketch #111:

sketchabilities #111

I loved the misting, which I used in “Coffee Bean” by Inkadinkado; and the large circle.

I also used this layout for the One Word Challenge at ACOT. The word is “TREASURE”, and you have to use it as your title, but in any format. The Paper Studio kit had these word art stickers, which in my opinion, would be perfect for a title!

TFL! 🙂