Sketch N Scrap Throwback Thursday #5

Good morning and welcome to Sketch N Scrap‘s 5th and final Throwback Thursday sketch! I volunteered as a hostess for this one and I selected Sketch #39 by Kelly. It premiered back in August 2013:

March 31st - Brandy as Hostess

I chose it because it had the “Rule of Three”. Three areas of where your eyes would tend to wonder, with circles! So here is my take on it:

March 31st Layout

I used all Authentique “Devoted” Collection, Doodlebug Doilies and Freckled Fawn enamel dots. Here are some close-ups:


My sweet boy, Jeffrey James!



Make sure you stop by Sketch N Scrap to check out the rest of the DT’s work. Hope you can play along with us too!

As always, TFL! 🙂

Sketch-N-Scrap: Wonderful Day

The mid-month sketch at Sketch-n-Scrap for October is by Mandy Reedyk and I had a BLAST using it! Lots of fussy cutting! 🙂

Take a look:

Oct 15th Layout

Here’s the sketch:

October 15th Sketch

A few close-ups:



Like I had mentioned earlier, I had done a lot of fussy-cutting. The triangles and flowers are from Pebbles Inc “Cottage Living” collection. I pop-dotted 2 of the flowers and all the darker pink colored triangles, to give the layout some dimension. I even pop-dotted the outer photos.

The “wonderful” part of the title and the heart is from MME “Fancy That” collection. I loved the gold glitter so much, I used my Zazz! gold glitter glue to color in the centers of the larger flowers. The alphas are Thickers.

TFL and hope you can join us at Sketch-N-Scrap! 🙂

Throwback Thursday with Sketch n Scrap

Sketch-n-Scrap has a Throwback Thursday Challenge on every 2nd Thursday of the month. They select a sketch from the past, and then add a TWIST. This month, we are to use Sketch #44, and the twist is to use a specific shape as your background and embellishments.

Throwback Thursday August 13th

I chose to use Hexagons. Not a common shape, but I do have a Cricut machine! 🙂

August 13th Throwback Thursday Layout

The pics were taken about a month after we moved into our new home. My little dog Jeffrey loves to “help”. He posed in this chair near my Mixed Media and small embellishment center. Like HE did all of that! 🙂

Here are a few close-ups. I cut a 2-inch hexagon out of some pattern paper and stamped a paw print on it.


All the veneer hexagons are by Heidi Swapp. My papers are Fancy Pants “Park Bench”.


Hope you join us over at Sketch-N-Scrap and play along!

TFL! 🙂

Today our dreams came true

Gold, it goes with anything and everything. And not only is it in the Fashion world, but our scrappy world has picked up gold too! You see it in washi tape, sequins, pattern papers. The list just goes on and on. And that is what I based my next layout on. Lots of gold embellishments. Take a look!

Today our dreams came true



My gold items are sequins, washi tape, brad, pattern paper, and transparency. And that is what my Fashion Challenge (that starts today and runs thru July 17th) is based on. And its inspired by this image I found on Pinterest:


My design is based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s Throwback Thursday Sketch #6

Twist Challenge 6 from Aug 2012

The twist this month was to use washi. I love washi! 🙂

The complete list of items/manufactures are below:
Pattern papers, white alphas, green brad, w/b brad, transparency: Teresa Collins
washi tapes: Queen & Co
gold brad: MME
“Today” Thickers: Amy Tangerine


TFL! 🙂


Live, Laugh, Love

Live, Laugh, Love! The perfect title for this layout, featuring fun pictures of a friend’s birthday party back in November.

Live Laugh Love

I used Echo Park papers, MAMBI and Blue Fern Studios chipboard, and washi tape by Bella Blvd. I placed the title on top of the washi to fulfill ACOT’s Washi Challenge.

Layout is based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s Sketch #81, which I stuck pretty well to:

sketch n scrap

TFL! 🙂

Love Life with Sketch-N-Scrap #78

This past weekend, my girls and I finally got together after 7 long months to get our scrap on! It was great! I managed to get 6 layouts done. New pics (homeowner photos). New scrappy papers/embellies (Teresa Collins ‘Nine & Co.’ collection). New scrappy room in my new house.

My first layout was inspired by the What’s On TV? Challenge hosted by Joannie over at ACOT. She had chosen “One Tree Hill” as the show, and the challenge was one photo must show a tree.

And with me going so long without scrapping, I knew I needed a sketch! And Sketch-n-Scrap’s sketch #78 was what I needed to help me jump start my mojo!

Sketch #78

Love Life

The layout features pics taken by my very awesome photographer friend Misty who took our photos outside and inside of our new home 2 days after we got the keys! I stayed pretty true to the sketch, moving the sequins over to the right, and the word art I had added to the left, right on top of the larger photo.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: My Girls

It is nice to go back, and look thru pictures, especially of the doggies, since, in my mind, I’m behind. LOL. Its December 2014 and I’m up to February 2013 in the doggie department.

This layout is very dear to me, as the photos are technically “one of a kind” now. Its back when I had FOUR girls – Ruby, Bear, Lady Lou, and Penny Lane. They were all hanging out together in my scrap room. So sweet!

My Girls

The layout is based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s sketch #70. I love how simple it is, allowing the scrapper to show off those pictures!

sketch #70

I pretty much stuck to the sketch, and didn’t stray too far. I really loved the design, allowing me to pair the layout with ACOT’s Washi Challenge – “frame your layout using washi”!

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Scrappy Friends

With the holidays just around the corner, I am finding less and less time to scrap. Which sometimes, especially after a rough work-week, frustrates me a bit. But there are those moments in a busy week that sometimes all I have is 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there. And you know what? I’ll take it!

So my next layout was inspired by Sketch-N-Scrap’s “Inspired by…” #11, which uses hexagons.


Scrappy Friends

I pretty much stayed true with the sketch, especially the hexagons part.

I ended up submitting this layout to ACOT’s Rewind Challenge, which allows us to go back to the previous month and do a challenge we missed due to running out of time. The challenge I chose was the Washi Challenge, where the hostess wanted us to put our washi on solid cardstock, then cut it out into a shape. I missed out doing that challenge, and with the hexagons, I thought it was perfect!

My washi is by Queen & Co; paper and journal card is by Webster’s Pages; and veneer bits and pieces are from Studio Calico.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Adorable

Sketch-N-Scrap’s latest sketch – #66 – inspired me to scrap these “adorable” photos of Penny from November 2012.



I really loved how it used four photos and the large circle.

I chose this color scheme for my October Fashion Challenge I’m hosting at ACOT. Since its Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was inspired to use some pink in my layout. I also chose a couple of embellies with the word “LOVE” in them to show how much I really love Miss Penny Lane.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: Built with his own 2 hands

My hubby has always been good with his hands, taking things apart just to put them back together. He loves to make things BETTER!

This next layout is about just that – with him building steps for the back porch.

Built with his own 2 hands

Its based on Sketch-N-Scrap’s Sketch #65:


I pretty much stuck to the sketch, moving some papers down a bit and swapping the stars for large brads.



I also combined with ACOT’s washi challenge, where we had to use washi like ribbon – including snipping it at the ends like ribbon too!

Here is the list of products I used:
Background paper: KaiserCraft
teal paper, alphas, light green paper: Authentique
measuring tape paper: Creative Imaginations
brads: WRMKs
chevrons: cut from Cricut; paper is My Little Shoebox
washi tape: Glitz design
blue pattern paper: Karen Foster

TFL! 🙂