My Furbaby

Hello everyone. This layout is based on the KaiserCraft challenge to use hexagons. I was going to use my Cricut to cut some out, but I re-discovered in my stash a stencil that has various shapes of hexagons. I used some brown mist to make my background and chose the “Pawfect” collection for my papers, die cuts and stickers.

My Fur Baby

Photo is of my sweet Ruby Mae back in the summer 2015.

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After layering die cuts behind my photo and a few on top, I felt the hexagons needed “something” and decided to add more stickers and die cuts to each of them!

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Sketch-n-Scrap Reveal #93

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you a wonderful sketch by the talented Kelly Holifield! Its set up for 2 photos and lots of fun little hexagons!

November 15th Sketch

I had so many ideas in my head when I saw this sketch. Then..it hit me. I have a 12×12 stencil with 5 different sizes of hexagons. I’m tinkering around with Mixed Media lately and wanted to add texture to my layouts. But sometimes I forget…or I don’t want to mess up. Which is my biggest worry. LOL. But I know that practice makes perfect and its okay to get messy. So here is what I came up with:

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The background paper already has texture – its like crushed velvet. But I thought using spackling paste (from Home Depot), would jazz it up a bit! I colored the 3 smaller ones in the upper left corner with a mixture of black gelato and water. But I left the others white as to “pop” off the paper!

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The flowers are by Prima and I thought the sequins added a pretty touch too.

And lets not forget about the journaling card.

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Funny story, that journaling card. So I hosted our last crop of 2015 Oct 17th/18th, so my girls were with me as I was working on it. I was almost done, but was at a lost at where I should add the journal card. First I wanted to place it to the right of the large photo. Nah…how about to the left of the smaller photo…mmm…Hhhhmm..not sure. So I asked my friend Amanda. She was like, “Well, yeah..you could..but…how about this?” and she mentioned placing it over the left corner of where the hexagons were, but with a tilt. I was like…”ooooOOOOO…” I then showed Misty and Laura and yep, they loved the idea too! I was going to place it there, but then it looked plain. So I wrapped some twine around it and tied a small bow and wholla! Perfection! Sometimes a second set of eyes (or 3 or 4) is what you need to polish off a layout! That’s what scrappy friends are for! πŸ™‚

Please make sure to stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out the rest of the fabulous layouts by the design team! Hope you play along!

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The Best Day Ever

ACOT’s Guest Designer’s next challenge was to USE ‘EM UP! LOL! As scrappers, we tend to buy, buy, buy and only use just a little. We all have that one (or two, or ten) collections that we are just hoarding. Mine is usually something from Basic Grey! And the “Persimmon” collection is what I decided to use with this sweet photo of me and my Papa from Thanksgiving, 2014.

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The papers/stickers are from BG, and I added some mixed media to the background to give the layout some interest. The hexagon stencil is from Crafter’s Workshop, and the mist is from Studio Calico.

Layout is inspired by Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch Week 2, October, by Laetitia. Isn’t it beautiful?

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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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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Layout: Scrappy Friends

With the holidays just around the corner, I am finding less and less time to scrap. Which sometimes, especially after a rough work-week, frustrates me a bit. But there are those moments in a busy week that sometimes all I have is 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there. And you know what? I’ll take it!

So my next layout was inspired by Sketch-N-Scrap’s “Inspired by…” #11, which uses hexagons.

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Scrappy Friends

I pretty much stayed true with the sketch, especially the hexagons part.

I ended up submitting this layout to ACOT’s Rewind Challenge, which allows us to go back to the previous month and do a challenge we missed due to running out of time. The challenge I chose was the Washi Challenge, where the hostess wanted us to put our washi on solid cardstock, then cut it out into a shape. I missed out doing that challenge, and with the hexagons, I thought it was perfect!

My washi is by Queen & Co; paper and journal card is by Webster’s Pages; and veneer bits and pieces are from Studio Calico.

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Layout: The Best Day Ever with NAS Sketch

Good afternoon! The newest sketch over at Nuts About Sketches uses an 8X10 photo and hexagons. Hexagons are very trendy right now, but with the paper that I chose to use, I ended up going with circles.

Here is my layout, featuring my parents and grandfather with my brother and sister in law after their wedding ceremony in 2010.

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And here is the sketch:

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I used Bo Bunny “Ad Lib” papers. The circles are actually from one of the sheets of pattern paper. I just used my circle cutter to cut out the circles (all are 1″). Here are some close ups:

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Layout: Being 3 is Great!

Another layout featuring my step-son at age 3 (riding his bike), and using some Basic Grey. These papers are from “Fact & Fiction” and they are perfect for this photo.

Being 3 is Great!

Layout is based on a PageMaps Sketch for the Gossamer Blue February Kit Contest. I turned the sketch on its side to make it work better with my photo:

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I swapped out the butterflies with hexagons, which better suits my layout. I also did this layout for ACOT’s Febuary Supply Challenge. The hostess listed 10 items, and I chose the following 5: 8 or more hexagons; chevrons (I used pattern paper); red; a frame; and a number (which is in my title).

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