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! 🙂

True beauty blossoms from within

I love sketches and one of my faves is Becky Fleck Sketches. ACOT posts a new one almost weekly and they are always so different and unique. Here is this week’s sketch:


I love the layers and the cluster and the single photo. Here is what I came up with:

True Beauty blossoms from Within

My husband and I celebrating our 8th Wedding Anniversary last year. I used mostly Bo Bunny “Serenity”, with CTMH puffy stickers, washi tape by Love My Tapes and a chipboard “8” by The Paper Studio. The puffies and the #8 are from my original April Use It or Lose It Challenge. So happy that I found a use for a number!


I also submitted this layout for ACOT’s Guest Designer Challenge #5 – Celebrations! We can be celebrating anything, so an anniversary photo was perfect! We also had to incorporate musical elements into our layout, so I chose musical washi tape. It was very subtl that didn’t take away from the overal layout.

TFL! 🙂

Love is you & me

This next layout started out a little differently. I was planning on doing the “Release Your Inner Child” challenge over at ACOT – where the hostess chose a cute book title “Love is you and me“. Its on youTube and has alot of “Love is…” quotes. We had to choose one and use it on our project. I was planning on using a photo of me and my hubby, but as I was searching thru pics, I came across these 2 pics of my girls – Ruby and Bear back in April 2015. 3 months before Bear got sick. These pics were just so cute, I couldn’t resist:

Love is you & Me

Journaling reads: Bear had been at the vet all day. When we brought her home, I gave the girls each a biscuit. They immediately laid next to each other to eat their snack. It was the sweetest moment to watch.

I used Bo Bunny “Love Letters” pattern papers, chipboard pieces, and stickers. I fussy cut the doily, and I saw it had faux stitching around it, so I re-inforced the stitching. The pink mini alphas are from My Little Shoebox, and the date is from a roller stamp by CTMH.

My layout is based on ACOT’s Becky Fleck Sketch #111


I was going to use my Cricut to cut out a very large, intricate heart, but when I pulled out the Bo Bunny “Love Letters” collection, I knew I was going to use a doily, which I fussy cut.

TFL! 🙂

Love and My Peeps

These next 2 layouts both use things I randomly selected for my January Use It or Lose It Challenge. I am using this month to use up whatever I didn’t use last month. Just to give things “one last chance”.

First up is the Bo Bunny “Alora” pattern paper.


I cut the sheet in half, and used a few of the chipboard pieces to showcase these cute pics of my husband holding Bella and Lola back in 2011.

With that said, all I have left from that collection is the other half of the pattern paper and some chipboard pieces. I went ahead and punched out the pieces and they are now considered my “go to embellishments” when a layout or card needs that “one more thing”. They were a bunch of starts, hearts and flowers. Perfect!

I also used ACOT’s Becky Fleck Sketch #110 to help my mojo:


The second layout is using up the Basic Grey “Fact or Fiction” sheet of paper. I kept looking at that sheet, but it just wasn’t doing much for me. LOL. So I flipped it over and saw that it was a very distressed yellow. Not my color, but when paired with the following pics of me posing with some PEEPS candy back in 2011, it was a perfect match!

My Peeps

I used other sheets from that collection (the 6X6 paper pad), along with chipboard stickers from a VERY OLD Creative Imaginations “PEEPS” collection.

I now have a bunch of scraps from the Basic Grey collection, quite a bit from 6X6 paper pad and a bunch of odds/ends from sticker sheets and embellishment packs. Time for me to sift thru and clean up that little bag too!

All I have left now is the MME Lush 2 fuschia pattern paper and the hot pink Webster’s Pages ribbon. Off to see what I can find to scrap with those 2 items!

TFL! 🙂


This next layout is based on ACOT’s Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #109 and ACOT’s Graphic Design Challenge (to use triangles). Here is the sketch:


I decided to make my own background with this one, misting black droplets, sequins and adding triangles (which I fussy cut out of paper from Pebbles “Cottage Living” collection):


As you can probably guess it, the papers are from Pebbles, an the die cuts, sequins, enamel dots and title is from MME “Fancy That” collection.

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

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: Man’s Best Friend

Its November 1st and that means NEW Challenges over at A Cherry on Top!

For my Fashion Challenge, you will have to tear/rip your paper (for the Fashion Trend – Ripped Jeans) .

In this layout of Bear and Jeffrey, I have tore the paper that separates the two larger pieces, along with the corner piece.

Mans' Best Friend

And I’ve combined it with the Becky Fleck Sketch #54 Challenge that ACOT is hosting as well.


I didn’t truly follow the sketch like I usually do. But with the large die cut title, the banner wouldn’t have worked how the sketch has it. So up at the top it goes!

TFL! And hope you can join us in all the fun at ACOT!

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!