Sketch N Scrap Sketch #105

Hello everyone and good morning! Today we are showcasing Sketch #105 designed by the talented Kelly Holifield!

May 15th Layout

This sketch has so many possibilities! And here is what I came up with!

Selfies with Momma

I used some super cute selfies of me with Ruby and Jeffrey taken a few years ago. Those die cut hearts are from the Cricut cart “Edge to Edge”. They were free in the CCR the week of May 10th. I love that cartridge so much, I think I’m going to have to buy it!


The pattern papers are from Basic Grey, Hey Girl! collection, with washi tape by American Crafts. The chipboard pieces are all from Bo Bunny (see May Use It or Lose It Challenge). I thought the addition of the paw prints inside the heart-shape word bubble was a great idea!


I just LOVE that banner! And get this! I cut those hearts FIRST…before realizing to pick up those chipboard pieces from Bo Bunny. And the greatest thing is is the banner fits PERFECTLY across that one heart! Win-win!


My title is a mixture of My Little Shoebox and Thickers from Amy Tangerine. I colored the banner using 3 different shades of gelatos from Faber-Castell. I did that to submit this layout for the Title Challenge over at ACOT this month. We are to paint under our title. I really love the look of this technique!

I also combined it with the Cherryland Challenge. This month, I went with the painting for Princess Maraschino as inspiration. I went with pics of me and the pups, using a cherry red cardstock for the die cuts. The rest of the layout is quite soft in colors.

As always, check out the other layouts by the very talented Sketch N Scrap DT!

TFL! 🙂

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #193

Good morning everyone! Today is my turn to showcase the newest SIT sketch, created by the very talented Sara Mishler!

Team 2

Just check out all those rings! And layers! You could totally use stamping, mixed media, die cuts, doilies, the possibilities are endless!

And here is my take on it:

Brandy - April 9th

I chose Simple Stories “I {heart} Summer” collection for this sweet photo of Bella and Max, just “sittin’ on a porch swing”! This collection is one of my absolute faves, and so I’ve got lots of little bits and pieces. Those scraps came in handy as I was able to make different size/width rings and even through in a circle!


I fussy cut the tag out of pattern paper, and same with that heart. Then I just used little stickers and that puffy arrow is from CTMH, which I pulled for my April Use It Or Lose It Challenge.


Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out Sketches in Thyme! Hope you can join us this month!

Photo Bomb

Miss Penny Lane is FAMOUS for photo bombing others, whether it be Jeffrey, Ruby and Bear, or people. ACOT’s Title Challenge is about exactly that! Title must be “Photo Bomb” and we had to incorporate a camera element.

Photo Bomb

I used some super old camera pattern paper from Provo Craft and stamped a camera onto white cardstock, fussy cutting it and adhering it using pop dots.


My title is some old Basic Grey chipboard alphas. They were actually a pale blue, and I used some new Bo Bunny glitter paste in Licorice to color them.


I added this star die cut using my Cricut machine.

The layout is based on the following Let’s Get Sketchy sketch:


I loved the overall design of the sketch, swapping out the two small pics for one.

And speaking of “photo bombing”, guess who decided “bomb” my picture taking of this layout?


LOL! If you guessed Miss Penny, you were right! What a silly girl!

TFL! 🙂

My Boy

This next layout features my sweet boy, Mr Jeffrey! Just look at this face:

My Boy

The design of this layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch, Week 2, March:


I was going to use triangles, but I saw all these word bubbles and thought I’d repeat that shape instead.

This layout is also based on 2 ACOT challenges. The first one is the Spelling Challenge. We are supposed to spell out the word SHAMROCK. Here is what I used:

S = sketch by Let’s Get Sketchy
H = Heidi Swapp “Hello”
A = Alphas (Bella Blvd)
M = MAMBI washi tag stickers
R = red ink
O = October Afternoon die cuts
C = cloud pattern paper
K = KaiserCraft Paw print stamp

The second one is for the Disney Challenge. Melissa is allowing non-Disney submissions and this month, its based on a color scheme. She gave us several choices, but I went with the golden yellow, light blue, red, and neutrals for my color scheme.

TFL! 🙂

Using up more Imaginisce die cuts

I’m really making a dent in those large die cuts I bought 4 years ago from Imaginisce. I think I have 3 more.

This first layout doesn’t use the die cuts as a title, as I decided to use the collar as an embellishment.

Those Eyes

I pulled the colors from the collar to create the title (the red ones have been misted over; the yellow ones used a gelato in Mango).


I also used my bones stencil to add texture with spackling paste. I then misted it over in several areas.

The second layout uses “Fluff & Stuff” die cut title to describe my BFF’s little dog Trouble:

Fluff & Stuff

Again, I started with the title and pulled those colors to use throughout the layout. My papers are from Basic Grey “Hey Girl” collection and the other small die cuts (dog house, hearts, star, paw prints) as well as small alphas are from Jillibean Soup.

TFL! 🙂

Pooch & Puppy Dreams

Good afternoon! I tried my hand at using up my stash last night, creating 2 layouts using up about half of the items that I posted for my February Use It or Lost It Challenge.

Layout #1 used that cute, but SUPER OLD doggie pattern paper. That pattern paper is so old, there is no company name in the back nor there is a strip at the bottom. I also used 2 flags from Basic Grey and the die cut title from Imaginesce.


I used washi tape for my border and just random doggie stickers from my stash (Sticko, Reminisce, Creative Imaginations).

Layout #2 used the Fancy Pants “Park Bench” word art stickers and alphas, as well as the large title from Imaginesce.

Puppy Dreams

I went with the colors from that large title, using the papers from Fancy Pants “Park Bench” as well.

Starting this month out using up my stash! Hope the month continues like this!

TFL! 🙂

Sketches in Thyme #164 Reveal

The first sketch I got to work with for Sketches in Thyme is from Rochelle Spears. It has tons of possibilities!

Team 2 Sketch

And here is my take on it:

Team 2 September 9th

Miss Penny Lane at about 9 months old. Just check out that cute little face! Love her!


The papers are from 7 Papers and the little flair is from Pink Paislee. The “love you” die cut is from Anna Griffin.


The title is cut from a siloutte, and by my friend Sara. She made die cuts for each of my furbabies! ❤

The little paper clip arrow is by Freckled Fawn.

Make sure you check out Sketches in Thyme all month long as Kim posts daily, allowing each Maven a day in the spotlight! 🙂

TFL! 🙂

Layout: We moustache you a question!

There is a never a dull moment with my family. Boy do I love ’em! And everyone is doing the whole “moustache” you a question thing, and now you can include my cousin and I in that group too!

We moustache you a question

Its based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s Week 2 Sketch for July:


I ended up rotatng it and love how it came out!

Here’s a few close ups:



This layout is also for ACOT’s July 3 in a Row Challenge where I went with the 1st column – tags, die cut, and cardstock!

The transparency die cuts, chipboard alphas and vellum tape is Basic Grey (Knee Highs & Bow Ties). Pattern paper is MME. Teal washi tape is Love My Tapes, and the veneer frame and camera paper clip is Prima. The sequins are from my stash and the little mustache is cut using my Cricut (cartridge “Moustaches & Glasses”).

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Captain Hook

I have been wanting to scrap this photo of my step-son as Captain Hook for a while, ever since I got the Cricut Cartridge “Paper Doll Dress Up”. It had a pirate in there, along with the accessories – mustache, hook, knife, and skull with crossbones. I tend to struggle with die cuts as I’m still new to using the Cricut Expression 2 machine. But with the help of Sketch-N-Scrap’s #50 sketch, I am quite pleased in how my layout turned out.

Captain Hook

I used Bo Bunny for the background, and the rest of the paper is from Basic Grey, along with the chipboard title. I used cardstock to cut out all the die cuts – pirate boy, skulls with cross bones in the corner and the “arrgh!” statement.

Here is the sketch:

sketch #50

TFL! 🙂