Lunch at Chili’s

Still trying to get as many layouts done before the new year arrives! This layout features me and my hubby a few years ago at Chili’s. Its for ACOT’s “What’s on TV? Challenge” – which the hostess chose DINERS, DRIVE-INS, & DIVES and the challenge is that one photo must show a restaurant/cafe, inside or out.

Lunch at Chilis

The design for this layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy, December Week 2 sketch.


When I saw this sketch, I knew I was going to do some mixed media. Taking the colors from both our shirts, I chose to use gelatos in Snow Cone, Metallic Blueberry and Aqua Dolce and the red is mist from Tattered Angels. I used the packaging technique, which I’m so in love with!


I even tried stamping on top of all the gelatos/mist. I need to practice a bit more, but I still like the affect.


The “Please & Thank You” is a die cut piece from Basic Grey’s “Fact or Fiction” collection (all the papers, bits and pieces and brad came from that collection). I fussy cut the frame, and then trimmed a bit more, popping up the phrase, so it stands out, with the red mist in the background.

TFL! 🙂


Taking a break scrapping Thanksgiving and doggie pics, so I went back to working on my sister in law’s Bridal Photos. The layout is inspired by a sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy (November, Week 3) and the Music Challenge over at ACOT.

Hello, hello


When I saw LGS post this sketch on Monday, I just couldn’t wait to work on it. The white space. The watercolors. I just KNEW I’d be using my gelatos and the “packaging” technique.

My papers and stickers are from Pebbles, Inc.

The Music Challenge over at ACOT was to use MOTOWN as your inspiration. An artist. A song. A record. Album cover. ANYTHING. At first I was planning on using a Motown song from my time period – the 90s. But since I was scrapping my SIL’s bridal pics…and saw these fun photos…I said HELLO! And lo in behold…Lionel Richie has a song called “Hello”!

TFL! 🙂