A few layouts

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! Here’s some layouts I’ve worked on this month using up my stash from both June & July Use It or Lose It posts.

Enjoying Their Indepence: Studio Calico kit, Bo Bunny Bling (July)

Enjoying their Independence

You Make Me Smile: Studio Calico kit (July)

You Make Me Smile

Miss Diva: Studio Calico kit (July)

Miss Diva

Proud to be an American Dog: chipboard alphas (July)

Proud to be an American Dog

Bonez, 24/7: Scrapbooker’s Painted Page (June)

Bonez 24-7

I’ve got 8 more days in July and I still haven’t used HALF of what I pulled out for July’s Use it or Lose It Challenge! Time to step it up!

TFL! πŸ™‚


Puppy Kisses

Good evening all! This next layout uses up quite a bit of my stash – buttons, Basic Grey, buttons, washi tape and did I say buttons?

Buttons are the subject for ACOT’s Use Your Stash Challenge. And its not to just use a few here and there. We are supposed to use LOTS of buttons. And I used 30!

Puppy Kisses

The pics are from October 2011 featuring selfies of Kandie and I. She ended up giving me kisses that day!


The buttons are from my stash, as well as the wide washi tape. The pattern paper, stickers, and alphas are from Basic Grey “Paper Cottage”; “noted” washi tape is from The Paper Studio and the “xoxo” stamp is from my stash. All of these items are from my April Use It or Lose It Challenge.

The design for this layout is based on the sketch that Sara M posted for the Smash Up Challenge.

I rotated it 90 degrees to better suit my needs.

TFL! πŸ™‚


I LOVE recipe challenges, don’t you? They get you thinking outside the box, digging deep in your stash. And that’s always good!

So this layout is based on a Recipe Challenge hosted by Laura over at ACOT. During the summer, every 2 weeks, she does MMC (Mini Monday Crop). She offers 3-4 challenges, some chit chat, a few games. It really gets the board hopping.

Here’s my layout:

Adorable (2)

The items were chosen from a list, to create the perfect “Picnic“. Mine choices are as follows:
Choose 1:
b. large cooler with ice = cardstock and patterned paper

Choose at least 3, but not more than 6
a. sandwiches = photo mats
c. fresh fruit = flowers
f. pretzels = shaped clips/paper clips
g. cupcakes = a special treat (choose something that isn’t on your list..and tell us) — I used veneer stars
h. cheese tray = stickers
i. crackers = buttons

Choose your beverage:
e. iced tea = add enamel dots, bling, or acrylics in a cluster (at least 3)

Choose your comfort (pick 1):
b. lawn chairs = 2 photos

For the stickers, I really dug deep in my stash, using up some My Little Shoebox, MAMBI, Authentique, Teresa Collins. But they all went really well with my papers (Anna Griffin):






My layout is based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s Sketch #82:

sketch #82

This sketch was really up my alley, with all the layers and clusters of embellies. I was able to add buttons, veneer stars, stickers, bling and flowers!

TFL! πŸ™‚

Chewing….and Nuts About Sketches Sketch #320

Nuts About Sketches latest sketch is another two pager. I had so much fun with this one. It always helps when you’ve got a cute furbaby to scrap too! πŸ˜‰

Here’s my layout – featuring Jeffrey James 2 years ago. He had taken a rawhide outside and started chewing on it. A second later, he got bored with that and ended up chewing on a piece of dead grass. He did that for a few minutes. So if Jeffrey could talk and give someone advice, its that “Chewing on dead grass is more FUN than chewing on rawhide”. LOL!

320 - Brandy

Here’s close ups of the two pages


Since I went with a long title, I used Cricut cartridge “Opposites Attract” to cut it out.

And here’s the awesome two page sketch:

320 - Due 6-2-14

I absolutely fell in LOVE with the banner! And since I used about 90% of the Bo Bunny “Happy Tails”, the chipboard pieces were perfect to make a banner!


Using more chipboard pieces, I decorated the polaroid frame with stars:


“Lazy Days” sticker with the little heart is from Simple Stories SN@P “Dog” collection and the washi at the bottom of the pages is by Queen & Co.

TFL! πŸ™‚