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! 🙂

Throwback Thursday with Sketch n Scrap

Sketch-n-Scrap has a Throwback Thursday Challenge on every 2nd Thursday of the month. They select a sketch from the past, and then add a TWIST. This month, we are to use Sketch #44, and the twist is to use a specific shape as your background and embellishments.

Throwback Thursday August 13th

I chose to use Hexagons. Not a common shape, but I do have a Cricut machine! 🙂

August 13th Throwback Thursday Layout

The pics were taken about a month after we moved into our new home. My little dog Jeffrey loves to “help”. He posed in this chair near my Mixed Media and small embellishment center. Like HE did all of that! 🙂

Here are a few close-ups. I cut a 2-inch hexagon out of some pattern paper and stamped a paw print on it.


All the veneer hexagons are by Heidi Swapp. My papers are Fancy Pants “Park Bench”.


Hope you join us over at Sketch-N-Scrap and play along!

TFL! 🙂

My Girl

This next layout came together quickly, using up some March 2013 pics, scraps leftover from my “kit”, and a Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch.

My Girl

My sweet girl – Ruby Mae. The tag, bag, alphas, corrugated paper is from Fancy Pants. The flowers are The Paper Studio. The tabbed folder and the veneer flower is from my stash. All of this is my own “kit” I created for Sara’s “Kill a Kit” Challenge. This is Layout #12!

And here’s the sketch:


Really loved how fun and simple this sketch was!

TFL! 🙂

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


TFL! 🙂

Love You!

This next layout features my hubby. This picture was the first one I took using my new phone back in January. We were still at the AT&T store!

Love You!

The design is based on Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch Week 2 – July:


I pretty much stuck to the sketch, with adding some chevron pattern paper that I had fussy-cut for my border and moving the title to the right side.


I doodled on the large alphas for ACOT’s Graphic Design Challenge. The products I used are part of a “kit” I created using Fancy Pants “Collecting Memories”, Basic Grey tabs, Pink Paislee flowers, Doodlebug Doilies and MME background paper. Sara at ACOT has challenged us to “Kill A Kit“. This is my 6th layout using my stash. I’ll be ready to place a HUGE order very soon! 🙂

TFL! 🙂

Sketch-N-Scrap Layout #85

Sketch-N-Scrap has an awesome sketch today! Check it out!

Sketch July 15th

And here is my take on it:

Brandy Layout July 15th

These pics are of Miss Penny at age 6 months. She apparently was giving me “attitude” with taking her pics. LOL! Here are some close ups:




I used Fancy Pants “Collecting Moments”  collection. The background paper is Basic Grey, and the corrugated banner strip is The Paper Studio.

Hope you take the time to check out Sketch-N-Scrap and play along!

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Not too tired to Smile

Sketch-n-Scrap’s sketch #62 was so much fun to work with.

Sketch #62

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.

Not too tired to Smile

Funny story with these photos. My husband, my brother (not pictured), my sister in law, and I ended up helping my BFF move from a house to an apt on a very hot South Texas day. June 5th to be exact, in 2010. Well, that is also my brother’s birthday. So after we were done, we all went home to shower and then ended up celebrating his birthday with pizza and cake. A black cake with blue icing to be exact. That explains why I’m showing off my teeth in the bottom photo (just to be silly!). So, knowing the story behind the photos, yes, we look exhausted, but we’re not too tired to smile! LOL!

I chose the color scheme – greens, blues, and purples with a hint of neutrals (black, cream, brown) – for ACOT’s August color challenge. I think the pictures go well with the colors and the sketch definetly helped!

Products used in this layout:

Background paper, flower, friendship tag, journaling spot: Basic Grey
green square paper: Fancy Pants
purple chevron paper: Pink Paislee
purple cardstock: Coredinations
blue cardstock: Bazzill
Chevrons: Studio Calico
small blue alphas: My Little Shoebox
brown alphas: Bo Bunny
purple chevron washi tape: Queen & Co
blue mesh washi tape, solid purple washi tape: Love My tapes

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Together and Nuts About Sketch’s sketch #311

I had SOO Much fun working with Nuts About Sketch’s sketch #311.

Here is my layout, featuring my mom with my aunt and cousin:

311 - Brandy

And here is the great sketch that Shawn created:

311 - Due Mar 30

I dug deep into my stash and used some older papers from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). The colors are rich and after adding layers, and foam adhesive, really livened up the papers. Here are some close ups:




The veneers are by Studio Calico, which I misted in three colors – “Its Red” and “Peacock” – both by Tattered Angels; and “Coffee Bean” which is by Inkadinkado. The cork arrows are by Fancy Pants.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Treasured Memories

This layout of my mom, aunt, and cousin literally just fell into place so smoothly. Its based on a sketch, and the One Word Challenge over at ACOT.

Treasured Memories

The papers are by The Paper Studio, and so is the word art stickers (The Family Heirloom Kit). The flowers are by K & Company; bling flourish is by Zva Creative; arrows are by Fancy Pants; and I used my SewEasy for the stitching. Here are some close-ups:


The layout is based on Sketchabilities Sketch #111:

sketchabilities #111

I loved the misting, which I used in “Coffee Bean” by Inkadinkado; and the large circle.

I also used this layout for the One Word Challenge at ACOT. The word is “TREASURE”, and you have to use it as your title, but in any format. The Paper Studio kit had these word art stickers, which in my opinion, would be perfect for a title!

TFL! 🙂