Puppy layouts

Good afternoon everyone! Hope everybody kept afloat during our heavy rains over the weekend. If you were located on the Central East Coast, hope you stayed safe during the Hurricane.

With all the heavy rain, we stayed home. What’s a girl to do? Scrap, of course! And here is what I worked on:

Good Dog: I just recently got the Kiwi Lane “Pet” collection, which includes papers and templates. I really enjoyed using this kit to create this two pager of Bear

Good Dog

The die cut title and doggie were from my stash. The title was even already colored that way. It matches perfectly! Here are close-ups:



A Home without a cat is just House: I mixed and matched Echo Park dog and cat collections to create this fun layout featuring Penny and Jackson playing together. Twine is from Doodlebug and journal spot is from my stash.

A Home without a Cat is just a House

Cute Puppy: Since I had all my Echo Park dog stash out, I used it to create this two pager of sweet Penny Lane, back in Feb 2014. I had gotten a new camera and she was posing for me!

Cute Puppy

The left page includes washi tape from Queen & Co and the “beg” sticker from Karen Foster. The little white word stickers are from 7 Paper

Cute Puppy - left

The second page includes more of those 7 Paper stickers, and a Karen Foster fire hydrant sticker. The washi tape is unknown manufacturer.

Cute Puppy - right

The chipboard house has been in my stash FOREVER. Its from Maya Road and I covered it with yellow Bo Bunny cardstock. The little doggie is fussy cut from one of the cut apart sheets in the Echo Park “BARK” collection.

Cute Puppy - close up

Jeffrey: I used up an old 6×6 MME paper pad to create my background, layers behind the photos, the photo mats and even fussy cut the arrows! The puffy stickers are from Bob’s by Sketchers — yes, you read right! Sketchers!  A little story about those stickers. I went to the Sketchers at our local outlet Mall back in June and got some really cute sneakers that had doggies all over them! I love them! Anyways, inside the shoe box was a small package of stickers! Cute, huh?


The blue alphas are from Cloud 9 Design.

TFL! 🙂

May Fashion Challenge

This morning I posted my May Fashion Challenge over at A Cherry On Top. Its based on this really cool Pinterest Image:

May Fashion Challenge

Isn’t that the coolest?!?!? Who doesn’t love crayons!

My challenge is this:
There are 2 approaches you can go with. ONE, go monochromatic. Choose ONE color and ONE neutral/metallic. Or TWO, use all the colors of the rainbow (red, green, yellow, blue, purple, orange, and so forth) with neutrals/metallics.

Here is my example:

Hello Card

I chose to go with a monochromatic look. I went with PINK, using different shades of pink and chose gold as my neutral/metallic. My papers, the die cut “Hello”, enamel heart and the chipboard butterfly are from MME “My Story” collection. The washi tape is from American Crafts and sequins are by Teresa Collins. The banner at the top is from Crate Paper, and I colored it using a gold gelato and topping it with gold glitter paste by Bo Bunny.

And here are my rules for my challenge, if you want to play along:

1. Please post here with your work (ACOT Fashion Challenge thread)
2. All is welcome! Paper, digi, card-making, projects, whatever floats your boat!
3. You may combine with any other May challenge but NO NSD CHALLENGES.
4. Due June 12th, at 11:59PM
5. One lucky random winner will receive a $5 ACOT gc from me!
6. You may enter this challenge more than once, but please limit yourself to separate THREE entries.

If you want to join in on this fun challenge, please head over to A Cherry On Top! You have until June 12th!!

TFL! 🙂


Good morning and Happy Saturday scrappers!

I’ve been playing with stencils and some new glitter paste from Bo Bunny. With anything new, I WANT every color, but always buy just one or two “basic” colors. So I bought black and gold. The black I used on a previous layout (One in a Million) and it spread evenly using a heart stencil by Heidi Swapp. So when I opened it up to use the gold, I expected the same results. But that didn’t happen. It came out clumpy and uneven. Ugh…it was UGLY. So I thought it was my paint brush and the size of it, so I went with a smaller one and nope, that wasn’t working either. It spread thinly….but not even. It was see-through! NOT the effect I wanted! So then I grabbed my gold gelato and used that first with the heart stencil. Then came back and “painted” on the gold glitter paste. And THAT, my scrappy friends, is the result I wanted!


I let it dry overnight and came back to it, layering my papers, my photo and other embellies and OMG….LOVE how it turned out!


I used MME “My Story” collection. I usually don’t buy all of a collection by MME, but this one spoke to me. The bold patterns. The flowers. The GOLD. LOVE it!



My favorite part of this collection has got to be the die cuts. I had bought the paper pack, stickers, chipboard, brads, veneers and enamel dots at a local scrapstore called Wooten’s in southern California back in January. While I was at Hobby Lobby earlier this week, I saw that they had MME die cuts too! And lo and behold, “My Story” was one of them! I just LOVED them. And that banner at the top is from that package. I thought it was the PERFECT touch!


This layout is based on this week’s Let’s Get Sketchy sketch:

Team B Week 2

I LOVED the cascading stars with little sprinkles and all the layers! The design is awesome too!

This layout is also for ACOT’s Guest Designer Challenge #4 – “Happy Place”. The challenge was to scrap about your happy place, whatever it is. For me, its my scrap room. And since I just had a crop at my house last month, and we took a group picture, I thought it was perfect!

TFL! 🙂

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #188 Reveal

Good morning! Today I’m showing off Shawn Lahr’s fabulous sketch!

March Team 2

I chose to use 2 4 X 3.5 photos in place of the large one, then used a Teresa Collins cork frame in place of the smaller photo.

March 9the Reveal - Brandy

The journaling reads:
Whenever Rob wore this brown shirt while holding Bella, we’d call them twins!!

Instead of a banner, I used ribbon from Webster’s Pages. The brown pattern papers are from KaiserCraft, and the fuschia papers are from MME Lush 2 collection.


The ribbon is being “held up” by 2 doggie brads from Eyelet Outlet, which is the same brand of the washi tape.


I backed the cork frame with the MME pattern paper, and stamped a large paw print in the center. The alphas are from Basic Grey, as well as the small brown flower. Those items are all from my Use It or Lose It post from earlier in the month.

Make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme and check out the other sketches this month. Hope you can play along with us.

TFL! 🙂


This next layout is based on ACOT’s Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #109 and ACOT’s Graphic Design Challenge (to use triangles). Here is the sketch:


I decided to make my own background with this one, misting black droplets, sequins and adding triangles (which I fussy cut out of paper from Pebbles “Cottage Living” collection):


As you can probably guess it, the papers are from Pebbles, an the die cuts, sequins, enamel dots and title is from MME “Fancy That” collection.

TFL! 🙂

Jeffrey’s Girls

This weekend I’ve been scrapping pictures that me and my scrappy friends took 3 months ago during the last crop. I love how “free” I can be sometimes with them. Like this newest layout, featuring all of us with Mr. Jeffrey!

Jeffrey's Girls

Its based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s Sketch 1 for September:


I love all the layers and mist droplets!



I also submitted this layout for ACOT’s Supply List Challenge. Shannon has given us a list of 10 items to use and I chose I used the color gold, misting, cardboard (corrugated navy paper), brads, and photo mat.

My papers and embellies are all MME – a mix of Lush 2 (navy blue and fuschia prints) and Necessities (gold anything!). Mist is by Tattered Angels and flower is by Prima.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Best Day Ever

This next layout started with a sketch, then it got a mind of its own!

The Best Day Ever

I used Let’s Get Sketchy’s Week 4 sketch:


And I combined it with using ACOT’s Technique Challenge – to use 3 or more sheets from a 6X6 paper pad, and a punch. I chose to use MME’s “Remarkable” collection.

I fussy cut the small doily circles, and the banners out of the paper, while matting the smaller photos with two sheets. The punch I used was the Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page by Martha Stewart

Here is a close up:


TFL! 🙂

Layout: Happy Tails

When my ACOT order filled with the new Queen & Co “Dog Days” collection came in yesterday, I was so thrilled to just forget about work and get to scrapping. Well, I had to wait until later on in the day, but I didn’t wait much longer. OMG I love the papers and the stickers and the flairs are adorable. As I was looking thru the challenges and sketches I’ve printed out so far this month, I knew when I grabbed the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge that ACOT is offering, that I’d do a doggie page using my new goodies!

Here’s my layout with my sweet Lady Bear enjoying the great outdoors!


The pattern paper and the “You had me at woof” sticker, along with the “My dog” flair and the border sticker is by Queen & Co. The colors work so well with other pet lines – including the Bo Bunny “Happy Tails” collection – which I used a 3X4 journaling card, a 4X6 journaling card and the “Happy Tails” title.


The layout is based on this wonderful sketch:


I was debating on whether I was going to use a light background with dark mist; or a dark background with a white mist. But then I saw the veneer stars in my stash by Studio Calico and I just thought it was the PERFECT touch to the title, leaving the misting or anything else out of the layout on the bottom half (the pattern paper is bold enough IMO). The heart is cut out using MME 6X6 paper pad “Remarkable” and the cork arrow is by Fancy Pants.

This layout is also for the ACOT 3 in a Row Challenge. The hostess gave us 9 items and we choose 3 in a row. Mine are “free choice” (the veneers); color green; and the arrow.

TFL! 🙂