Hello everyone! I promise, last post for the day! LOL! This is another layout that I did over the weekend. It started a little different than the way it ended, but I really love how it turned out!


Its based on Lets Get Sketchy Sketch Week 3.

Week 3

I actually started following the sketch…with the chicken wire template concentrated on the left of the photo. I made some rings in a darker ink and I didn’t let the ink from the stencil dry, so it got all ugly and smeared. 😦 I decided to move the photo up and layer the papers a bit more. I ended up hiding the chicken wire design, so I added it to the bottom of the papers/photos.

Next were the Heidi Swapp veneer arrows. They were all different sizes and when I saw the short one, with the circle, I first had the arrow pointing up. My friend Amanda suggested I have the arrow pointing at Penny, since Penny is watching Squirrely from the window. It was the PERFECT idea!

I also did this layout for ACOT’s Spelling Challenge and Manufacturer Challenge. This month’s Manufacturer must start with R so I chose Reminisce’s “Its a dog’s life”. And the word of the month was BIRTHDAY. Here is what is on my layout that spells out BIRTHDAY:

B = Blue background
I = Inking using stencils
R = Reminisce pattern papers
T = Tattered Angels misting
H = Heidi Swapp Veneers arrows
D = Doodlebug orange pattern paper
A = Adhesive
Y = Yellow word bubble

TFL! 🙂


Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with their Family and Friends this past Christmas weekend!

Today, I want to share with you a mixed media layout, featuring Miss Penny chewing on a bone. I used some new Heidi Swapp chipboard pieces I had gotten thru an envie earlier this month, as well as using my new heat tool to dry the gesso, gelatos, and mist quicker (thanks to my BFF for my Hobby Lobby GC!)

Love (5)

I used clear gesso to prime the paper. Still kind of warped, since I used Reminisce pattern papers (a little thinner than most). I used various stickers from Heidi Swapp, MAMBI, and Teresa Collins. Washi tape is by Little B. Title is from Anna Griffin


I used Let’s Get Sketchy December Week 3 sketch. I just loved the single photo and the splatterings.


I’m also submitting this layout for ACOT’s Spelling Challenge. I could spell out CHRISTMAS or HOLIDAYS. I chose CHRISTMAS:
C = clear gesso
H = Heidi Swapp Chipboard pieces
R = Reminisce pattern papers
I = ink (pink)
S = Spearmint gelato
T = Tattered Angels mist (yellow)
M = MAMBI chipboard piece
A = Anna Griffin word title
S = stickers (Wonderful, Love This by Teresa Collins)

TFL! 🙂

Playtime. All The Time. using NAS #343

When we first got Penny in November 2012, her and Jeffrey played ALL the time, all day long. Naturally, I took pics of them running and playing. I took so many of them, Nuts About Sketches latest sketch (which happens to be a two pager) was perfect to get these pics scrapped!

343 - Brandy

343 - Due 11-9-14

As you can tell, I stuck to the sketch pretty well. My title goes across both pages, using the larger chipboard alphas for the 1st page, and the mini alphas on the large ring on the second. The photos are pretty much self-explanatory, so I really didn’t need a space for journaling. I’ve had these Reminisce word bubbles for a while and thought they’d be a nice addition to the layout:


The large ring is chipboard, and I used Mod Podge to glue down the pattern paper:


The cluster at top is just scalloped circles punched using scraps, with a clear sticker and paper clip:


TFL! 🙂

Waiting for Squirrely using NAS Sketch #314

Yes, the “y” at the end of the title is on purpose. That is what we say to get the dogs (especially Penny) excited about a squirrel. We call it “squirrely”. With that said, I’ve got a fun two pager using Shawn’s latest sketch:


Here is the sketch:

Due 4-20-14

I loved all the photos going across, with a spot for journaling. Here are some close-ups:



These photos were taken back in September 2013. Prior to that, we had the tree within the yard, fenced in. Penny loved that because she could watch “squirrely” all day long, bark at it, etc. Well, in September of last year, we decided to put up a new fence and at the same time, move the fence in by 5 feet. That means, the tree would be OUTSIDE of the fence. And, as you can tell, Penny wasn’t very pleased with that.


I used my Cricut to cut out the alphas and the statement:



The pattern paper and “Squirrel!” sticker is by Reminisce; Arrows are Fancy Pants; and veneer chevrons are by Studio Calico. I used mist by Maya Road to color the arrows and chevron pieces.

TFL! 🙂


Layout: Peek-A-Boo!

This next layout features my brother’s dog, Max, who likes to get under comforters and blankets (even if its not even cold!).

Peek a Boo!

Its based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s Week One sketch for March:


I just LOVE all the white space and with that said, it was perfect for ACOT’s Guest Designer Challenge “White Space”! The GD wants us to either concentrate on the top half or bottom half only.

The layout is also for my Fashion Challenge that I host at ACOT. For March, sheer, thin fabric (think spaghetti strapped slinky dresses or silk camisoles) is what’s in fashion. So basically we’re starting to show some skin! I’m having scrappers use a neutral background (white, cream, black, brown, or tan); along with something that would be consider almost see- through. You can use transparency, vellum, a sheer washi or ribbon. AND…if you use ribbon or washi or borders on your project, make them skinny (to represent spaghetti straps)!

Here’s a close up:


The pattern paper strips are by Reminisce, and the transparency and the dog bone paper clip is by Creative Imaginations. The “Love is a four-legged Word” is by Bo Bunny.

TFL! 🙂