Photo Love using Sketches in Thyme Week 1 (April)

One good thing about not being able to do certain ACOT challenges in the time frame given is that you can always do the Rewind Challenge and go back to previous month and do as many as you want.

My next layout is based on the Guest Designer’s 1st Challenge – use one photo; and the title must be “Photo Love”.

Photo Love

I used embellishments and papers by Teresa Collins “Nine & Co.”, with mist from Tattered Angels, alphas by Basic Grey, and butterflies are from Jillibean Soup.

Layout is based on a gorgeous sketch at Sketches in Thyme (Week 1 – April).

Bev sketch

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Cherished Memories

As much as I love sketch challenges, I also love color challenges. They force the scrapper to think outside the box and use colors that you usually don’t use. For the ACOT February Color Challenge, the hostess gave us a color swatch – with taupe, 2 shades of purples and grays, and a blue:


I ended up using all the colors except the dark gray. Here is what I came up with:

Cherished Memories

I used  a variety of products –

Background paper: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Coredinations
Stars: STudio Calico
Washi Tape: Love My Tapes
Butterfly PUnch: Martha Stewart
Floss: WRMKs
Pearls: Zva Creative
Mini Alphas: My Little Shoebox
Fabric Ribbon: Webster’s pages
3D paper flower: Basic Grey
Buttons, paint (to paint the stars): from stash

The layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy Week 2 – February:

LGS Team B, Week 1 Feb-1

I really loved the little details, especially the banner and butterflies, which I used, and also swapped out some of the butterflies for stars.

I also did this layout for ACOT’s 3 in a Row – pearls; 3D embellishment; and a journaling spot.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: In My Heart

My first layout of the new year features my aunt and uncle at my grandparents’ birthday party from 2012. It is based on several challenges, including a sketch!

In my Heart


First, Let’s Get Sketchy offered a very fun challenge for Week 5 – BINGO! I chose the last row across – Butterflies (3 stickers); Chipboard (title and heart); Frame; Stitching; and Doily. I also used Sketchabilities sketch #106 for my design:


This layout is also my example for the January 2014 Fashion Challenge at ACOT that I host each month. This month, scarves are in fashion, and not just ordinary scarves. But scarves with fun details – polka dots, ribbon, sequins, etc. And you have to have at least 3 layers. There are more details about the challenge over at A Cherry On Top.

I used mostly Basic Grey “Hopscotch” products – papers, chipboard, 3D stickers – which I thought was perfect with this happy photo of my aunt and uncle. The mist is by Tattered Angels; border punch is Martha Stewart; ribbon is Pink Paislee and the doily and bling are from my stash.

TFL! 🙂