Oh Hello!

Good morning everyone! Today there is a new card sketch that the very talented Mandy Reedyk drew up and its FANTASTIC!

June 5th

This sketch is so amazing and versatile, there are so many possibilities! And this is what I came up with:

Oh Hello

Cute, huh!?! I’ve had these stickers in my stash for a while. They are sooo adorable, but I always forget about them. So I pulled these and the Studio Calico collection “Sundrifter” from my June Use It or Lose It Challenge. The washi is from my stash and the veneer sentiment is also Studio Calico. I colored the words with Clearsnap pigment ink in Celadon. Amazing how well it matches with the owl!

Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous work by the Sketch N Scrap DT! And as always, TFL! 🙂

Live, Laugh, Play!

The temps are heating up and one of the NSD hostesses over at ACOT is having a “Warming Up” Challenge. And here is what I came up with:

Live Laugh Play!

Pics of sweet Bear, playing and splashing in her pink pool from about 3 yrs ago. I’ve been hoarding the Simple Stories “I {heart} Summer” collection! Other than the sequins (MME, Fancy That Collection – from my original May Use It or Lose It Challenge), and the arrows (Studio Calico), everything else is SS.

Here is a close up of the sprinkles:


The design is based on Let’s Get Sketchy May, Week One Sketch.

LGS May Week One

I almost stayed true to the sketch, losing the banner on the right side, moving the border to the left side and not tilting my photos.

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! 🙂


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! 🙂


With my latest order from A Cherry On Top filled with gelatos, I am having a blast with them as there are so many different techniques out there.

This latest layout features gelatos mixed with gesso, which I painted on the dark brown pattern paper.


I used the Lemon gelato from Faber-Castell and it really brightens up that dark paper, making the pattern paper strips and photos POP!

I even use a little bit of the gelato and rubbed it into the Studio Calico veneer arrow I used:



This layout is based on a sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy – Week 3 May:

lets get sketchy

I changed my layout a bit by rotating the photos, and not putting anything in the upper right hand corner.

This layout was also inspired by ACOT’s 3 in a Row Challenge, where I used the 1st column – something brown, burlap, and painting.

My list of supplies are as follows:
Papers, “fun” chipboard piece: Echo Park
Burlap: DCWV
“documented” sticker: MAMBI
doily: Doodlebug
veneers: Studio Calico
painted background: Gesso mixed with Faber-Castell Gelato in Lemon
“hello” title, sequins, tabbed folder: from stash

TFL! 🙂



Where the Green Grass Grows with Becky Fleck Sketch

I’m loving the Teresa Collins “Nine & Co” collection more and more. Not only is it great for the new homeowner pics of me and my hubby, but it works great for doggie layouts too! See!!


Miss Penny just chilling in the yard! So this layout took alot of turns. First, I wanted to use the Becky Fleck sketch that ACOT was posting for their weekly sketch challenge.


Then…saw the floral pattern paper I was using, pairing it with the orange cardstock and I decided to submit it to ACOT’s Supply List Challenge. Joannie listed 10 items and I chose orange (cardstock); torn edge (on pattern paper); floral pp; burlap (used as photo mat for 2nd photo); and sequins (scattered on floral paper).

By this time, all I needed was a title. And nothing fit. No pre-made title (tag, die cut, word art). Stamps weren’t going to work. I just couldn’t think. As I looked over ACOT challenges I remembered the Music Challenge! Barb wanted us to use a song that mentioned nature – from grass to flowers to trees to the sky. Something outdoorsy! First song that came to mind was Tim McGraw’s “Where the Green Grass Grows”. Ha! Perfect! So I looked thru my stash of alphas and decided to emphasize “green” in the title with some larger green alphas.

My complete list of items includes:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper, sequins, chipboard, folder (opened up and used as a tag), button, die cuts: Teresa Collins
Burlap: DCWV
small alphas: Authentique
larger alphas: Webster’s pages
Paw Print sticker: Sticko
Ric Rac: Genevieve Gail

TFL! 🙂

Layout: We moustache you a question!

There is a never a dull moment with my family. Boy do I love ’em! And everyone is doing the whole “moustache” you a question thing, and now you can include my cousin and I in that group too!

We moustache you a question

Its based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s Week 2 Sketch for July:


I ended up rotatng it and love how it came out!

Here’s a few close ups:



This layout is also for ACOT’s July 3 in a Row Challenge where I went with the 1st column – tags, die cut, and cardstock!

The transparency die cuts, chipboard alphas and vellum tape is Basic Grey (Knee Highs & Bow Ties). Pattern paper is MME. Teal washi tape is Love My Tapes, and the veneer frame and camera paper clip is Prima. The sequins are from my stash and the little mustache is cut using my Cricut (cartridge “Moustaches & Glasses”).

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Summer —> This Way!

When Let’s Get Sketchy posted their June Sketch – Week 1, I KNEW I had to use it almost immediately. It inspired me to scrap some of these doggies pics.

Summer, this way

The pictures are of my aunt’s dog, Booger, and Rascal. Booger is the little Jack Russel and he jumped in the small wading pool while she filled it up for the kids. Rascal is the larger dog, who just wanted to get a drink of water.

Here’s the amazing sketch:

june week 1 lGS

All papers and stickers are Simple Stories. The camera paper clip is by Prima, and the cork arrows are from Fancy Pants. The ribbon and sequins are from my stash.

TFL! 🙂