August 2018 Layouts

Hello everyone! I have several layouts to share with you all, a mix of dog and kitty ones too!

One Hot Sizzlin’ Summer: Used gesso and gelatos for the mixed media background, along with various stamps from Basic Grey and KaiserCraft. The alphas a mix of Bo Bunny and AC (Remarks). Wash tape is from Recollections and Queen & Co.

One Hot Sizzin' Summer

Hot Hot Hot: Summer die cuts are from Miss Kate Cutables (title with clouds/sun, flip flops). Everything is Pink Paislee

Hot Hot Hot

Jackson: Everything for this layout is using up older stash.
Rub-ons: Sonman Designs
puffy alphas: Cloud 9 Design
border punch: EK Success
cat pattern paper: from stash


I would do anything for a tennis ball: I used quite a few products
pattern papers, border stickers, “live laugh wag” sticker: Reminisce
washi tapes: Queen & Co, Recollections
“play fetch” sticker: KaiserCraft
cardstock: Bazzill
paper clip: Freckled Fawn
paw print stickers: Sticko
liquid pearls: Ranger
twine: Doodlebug
puppy stickers: Mrs. Grossman’s
“furreal” sticker: MAMBI
die cut alphas/tennis balls: Cricut
mist: Tattered Angels

I would do anything for a tennis ball

Friends Forever. More stash busting mixed with some new stuff.
green cardstock, orange pattern paper, blue chipboard bird: Bo Bunny
blue pattern paper (photo mats): Amy Tangerine
paw print pattern paper and border: Karen Foster
journal spot: Cloud 9 Design
clear word art stickers: SRM Press
orange bird, “friends” die cut, “forever” die cut, “curious” sticker, “adventure” sticker: from stash

Friends Forever

Kitty Cat
pattern papers: Best Creation
cardstock: Bazzill
stickers: Reminisce
paper clip: Freckled Fawn
fish button: from stash

Kitty Cat

TFL! 🙂

Sunshine & Daydreams

Hello everyone! Today I worked with the latest sketch by Let’s Get Sketchy


I was really drawn to the sketch but didn’t know what I was going do. Mixed media/stenciling or paper scraps. And this is what I came up with:


I chose this very happy photo of Penny and Bear from last spring. As I was going thru some papers, I found a super cute cascading hearts stencil and decided to use a Faber-Castell gelato in banana to get started. I sealed it with a glaze.


The various word art stickers are from Simple Stories (as well as the stencil and pattern papers). The sequins are MME and Darice; with the arrows by Studio Calico.


The pattern papers, stencil and stickers are from the Simple Stories “Good Day Sunshine”, which is also from my November Use It or Lose It Challenge.

TFL! 🙂

You’re my favorite!

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today, showcasing a sketch by Bev Code:


I was instantly drawn to this sketch because of the all the mixed media. I had so much going in my brain, I ended up using a gelato, 2 Shimmerz products and modeling paste using stencils, the packaging technique and even some stamping!



And here is what the completed layout looks like:


I used papers from “Wild @ Heart” by The Paper Studio, along with bits and pieces from various manufacturers – MAMBI, The Paper Studio, Heidi Swap, American Crafts. And sequins and bling too!


The lips were fussy cut from pattern paper.



The stamped quote reads: “Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.”

For a completed list of items used, please see below:

title, chipboard heart, “perf” sticker: MAMBI
pattenr papers, paper clip, chevron stickers: The Paper Studio
stamps: Inkadinkado
sequins: Teresa Collins, Darice
gold heart: American Crafts
“beautiful day”, “go for it” stickers: Heidi Swapp
washi tape: Little B
paw print stencil: My Favorite Things
gesso: Pro-Art
dot stencil: Studio Calico
modeling paste: Liquitex
gelato: Faber-Castell
Vibez, texturez: Shimmerz
watercolor brush: Zig
bling: from stash

The pattern papers and stamps are from my October use it or lose it challenge, and the bling is from the “second chance” pile from September.

Make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme’s blog and hope you can play along. This sketch will be featured all week.

TFL! 🙂

Another one bites the dust!

Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing with you the newest Sketches in Thyme Sketch.

Team 2

How fun is this? Love the hint of mixed media with the smaller photos and the white space.

Here is my take on it:

Another one bites the dust

Journaling reads: Penny went thru a phase where she’d pull stuffing out of old blankets and comforters. She’d find the smallest hole and have a field day. These blankets were really old – 15-20 years old. She sure had fun! May 24, 2013

For my mixed media, I chose to start with some gesso (painting it with quick strokes using an old toothbrush). After that dried, I used Shimmerz Vibez in Jeni B Blue for splatters and some misting. Came back with my Crafter’s Workshop stencil with black ink for the half circles. Polished it off with paw prints stamped in yellow ink.

After that dried, using the colors from my mixed media work (white, yellow and blue), I pulled papers/stickers from Fancy Pants “Park Bench” collection. I don’t have much left of it but tons of stickers. I even used a border strip (the floral pieces). That is from my September Use It or Lose It post, as well as the “today” PL card from Dear Lizzy and paw print stamps from Inkadinkado.

TFL! 🙂