Now That’s a Burger!

My husband got a sourdough starter started a couple of months ago and he’s been keeping up with it by making sourdough bread, sourdough rolls/buns and waffles. Last month, his buns came out so good, we decided to make some burgers. But not just ANY burgers. Applewood smoked bacon infused brisket burgers. They were sooooooo delicious! We just had to take a picture of it!

Now that's a burger!



Oh yeah, “yum” is right! I used a stencil by Crafter’s Workshop and gelatos. Papers, alphas, tag, and frame are from Fancy Pants. Still working on my “kit” for the “Kill a Kit” Challenge. And I usually don’t scrap about food, so its also for ACOT’s Guest Designer Challenge #4 – FOOD!

Layout is also based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s July Week 1 Sketch:


I basically followed the sketch but rotated 180 degrees to better suit my needs.

TFL! 🙂

The Windjammer

I am really slow at scrapping my pics that I took when I went on that cruise last April. So usually when I do scrap those photos, its for a challenge. And sure enough, ACOT’s Guest Designer has chosen a Travel Challenge!

Here’s my layout, featuring Laurie and I getting our first meal:

The Windjammer

I ended up using gelatos for half my layout. Created my background with metallic melon, sealing with some Faber-Castell Glaze. Then just went crazy with the layers! All papers are from Fancy Pants “Collecting Memories” collection. This whole collection, along with some washi tape and other small embellishments, is my homemade “kit” I created for ACOT’s “Kill a Kit” Challenge. So far this month, I’ve created 8 layouts so far! Woo-hoo!

I then layered some fun washi tape (stamps and arrows). One is from Love My Tapes, the other is The Paper Studio.

I then added some spackling paste to my coffee stains stencil. Yes, you read right. Spackling Paste. What you would find in the Hardware store (Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc). Everytime I think about picking up modeling paste or whipped spackle, whereever I go, they are out, or don’t carry it. So I figured I’d try out spackling paste. And OMG! I just love the results!



The chipboard pieces are from Cloud 9 Design. Just fun little accents – thought they went quite well on a layout about a cruise!

The layout is based on Sketches in Thyme Sketch #155


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With my latest order from A Cherry On Top filled with gelatos, I am having a blast with them as there are so many different techniques out there.

This latest layout features gelatos mixed with gesso, which I painted on the dark brown pattern paper.


I used the Lemon gelato from Faber-Castell and it really brightens up that dark paper, making the pattern paper strips and photos POP!

I even use a little bit of the gelato and rubbed it into the Studio Calico veneer arrow I used:



This layout is based on a sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy – Week 3 May:

lets get sketchy

I changed my layout a bit by rotating the photos, and not putting anything in the upper right hand corner.

This layout was also inspired by ACOT’s 3 in a Row Challenge, where I used the 1st column – something brown, burlap, and painting.

My list of supplies are as follows:
Papers, “fun” chipboard piece: Echo Park
Burlap: DCWV
“documented” sticker: MAMBI
doily: Doodlebug
veneers: Studio Calico
painted background: Gesso mixed with Faber-Castell Gelato in Lemon
“hello” title, sequins, tabbed folder: from stash

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Layout: Making the Cut

This layout is all about taking risks – from the topic to the techniques I used. I used a Sketchabilities sketch and paired it with the ACOT Book of Me Challenge – Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone.

Making the Cut

The topic:  Getting my hair cut. I have always, ALWAYS have had medium length hair. But I wanted something different. Two weeks ago I decided to cut it short. Very very short. This is the shortest it has ever been. My hair is extremely thick and wavy, so I had asked the hair dresser if she could thin it out a bit. A straightening iron helps too. I journaled on the tag that is behind my photos.

There’s a twist to the BOM Challenge. While we are scrapping about something outside of our comfort zone, we should do something on our layout that really isn’t our usual style or technique.  I chose to use gesso, and mist and stamping, with layers – and not just layering of papers (which is what I do alot), but layering with washi tape, and embellies and bling, and photos. I have never used gesso before, so looking thru pinterest and other blogs  really helped me figure it out. And I LOVE the end result.


And Sketchabilities Sketch #99 really helped me figure out the gesso, mist, stamping, etc – this sketch just screams mixed media!

#99 sketchabilities

Thanks for looking! 🙂