Layout: First Haircut

Let’s Get Sketchy’s first sketch of the month is a fantastic one! It really allows the scrapper to make it their own.


And here’s my layout, featuring my step-son getting a haircut for the first time:

First Hairut

I used Basic Grey papers/alphas; and the haircut embellishments are by Jolee’s. Also submitting this layout for ACOT’s What’s on TV? Challenge. The hostess this month chose “Person of Interest” and the challenge was to use only one photo, and one person had to be in the photo.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: What’s Cooking?

ACOT has a new Becky Fleck sketch up and these Basic Grey papers I used were MADE for these pics/layouts!

What's Cooking

They are of my uncles taking a break from frying up some catfish to pose with their wives 2 summers ago. The Basic Grey papers, banner, and stickers are from “Fact & Fiction”. The Manufacturer Challenge this month is to use either Doodlebug or Basic Grey. I chose to use Basic Grey. Here is the sketch the layout is based on:


TFL! 🙂

Layout: Mr. & Mrs.

This layout of my brother and his wife at their wedding came together rather quickly with the help of a Basic Grey Page Kit. I like to mix and match on my own, but I decided to try out this page kit that I found in my stash and other than the title and sketch that I used, everything came from the kit. And I really do like how it turned out.

Mr. & Mrs

Based on the PageMaps Sketch for the Scraptastic Kit Club Contest:


I also used this layout for two challenges over at ACOT. The guest designer this month wanted us to create a layout without a title, per say. Instead of using the traditional alphas, she wanted us to use the journaling cards, word art, etc. I chose the Basic Grey Wedding Stickers that say “Mr.”, “&”, and “Mrs.” for my title. My sub title is the chipboard word art “so very lucky”. Pretty much those two items say it all.

The second challenge is for the Take 2 Challenge – using chipboard and/or flourishes. I took both – the chipboard being the ‘so very lucky’ word art, the flower, and the journaling tag; and the flourishes are at the corners, which happen to be rub-ons. All of those items were included in that kit I used.

TFL. 🙂

Card: A Celebration of Love

I have gotten on a “use up my Basic Grey stash” kick lately and I have actually started polishing off some collections. Like with this card I made for my parents’ Anniversary next month. I used up what I had left from the “Lucille” collection (the papers), and used stickers from the Capella and Curio collections. The little veneer pieces are from Studio Calico.

A Celebration of Love

It is based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s Card Sketch #14

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TFL! 🙂

Layout: Scrappy Friends 4 Life

For this layout, I used Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch 142 for the design inspiration followed by ACOT’s 4X4 Challenge.

Here is my layout:

Scrappy Friends 4-Life

And its based on the following sketch:

Nov Wk2

For the 4X4 Challenge, both of my papers and embellishments is Basic Grey “Soleil” collection. I cut a rectangle out of the background paper and flipped it over to reveal the purple polka dotted side. I taped it on the back to secure it. I used the other sheet of paper to make my envelope, and photo mat.


Card: Thanks a Bunch!

Sketch-N-Scrap has a fantastic card sketch this month – perfect for any occasion. Pairing it with ACOT’s Card Challenge (a thank you card or thanksgiving card), the design was perfect for a simple card that I can keep in my stash and use it when the need arises.

Card Sketch #13


And here is my take on it.

Thanks a Bunch!

I loved the different layers and the banner is cute. I used my 1″ circle punch and then just folded the circles in half to make my banner. With the exception of the buttons and the cardstock base, all the pattern papers and alphas are Basic Grey – Serenade Collection.


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: 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! 🙂

Layout: Congrats!

I love sketches and PageMaps has done it again! They are having a contest, based on the following sketch:


The following layout is of my husband and a picture of his AutoCad Certficate. In August 2010, he went up to San Antonio to take his exam. Not only did he pass it, he ACED the exam! I couldn’t be happier.


I used some vintage Basic Grey (Basics for the background paper; Marjolaine and Nook & Pantry for the scraps). Also used up some scraps from Fancy Pants (Happy Together). The stickers are Basic Grey “Oxford”. Thought they’d be perfect for the topic!

My journaling is on the tag, hidden:


This layout is the first page to my mother-in-law’s next album that I am working on.

Thanks for looking!