Count Your Blessings

Good afternoon everyone! This next layout was inspired by Bo Bunny’s awesome July sketch:


And here is my take on it:

Count Your Blessings

I used mostly Bo Bunny “Country Garden” papers, fussy cutting the sayings, the butterfly and frames. The chipboard frame and flourishes and bling are all Bo Bunny. The small bluish pattern paper, torn, is Bo Bunny “Etc”.  The bling is from my Use It or Lose It Challenge.

Photos are of Lady Lou, Jeffrey James, and Lady Bear back in May 2013. Sadly, the girls have both passed away – Lady Lou in 2014 and Bear last year. I felt the title fit really well.

I’m combining this layout with ACOT’s 3 in a Row Challenge. I chose the Middle Row: chipboard (the flourishes and frames); lined paper (photo mats and background paper); double matted photo (the large one at the top).

TFL! 🙂

Puppy Kisses

Good evening all! This next layout uses up quite a bit of my stash – buttons, Basic Grey, buttons, washi tape and did I say buttons?

Buttons are the subject for ACOT’s Use Your Stash Challenge. And its not to just use a few here and there. We are supposed to use LOTS of buttons. And I used 30!

Puppy Kisses

The pics are from October 2011 featuring selfies of Kandie and I. She ended up giving me kisses that day!


The buttons are from my stash, as well as the wide washi tape. The pattern paper, stickers, and alphas are from Basic Grey “Paper Cottage”; “noted” washi tape is from The Paper Studio and the “xoxo” stamp is from my stash. All of these items are from my April Use It or Lose It Challenge.

The design for this layout is based on the sketch that Sara M posted for the Smash Up Challenge.

I rotated it 90 degrees to better suit my needs.

TFL! 🙂

Keep Calm & Carry On

The next layout is based on Bo Bunny’s March Sketch, which is awesome in itself

Bo bunny

And my layout:

Keep Calm and Carry On

I followed it pretty well, using tons of layers. I used Bo Bunny’s “Family Is…” collection, and washi tape by Bella Blvd. All the little pieces – die cuts and layers – are from the die cut package that I challenged myself to use from February’s Use It or Lose It Challenge.

TFL! 🙂

More new homeowner layouts!

Still sharing my layouts from the weekend that I did. Since its been a while that I’ve scrapped, I got lots of inspiration (and help!) from ACOT challenges. 🙂


This layout is based on a scraplift challenge over at ACOT. Each month there is a Guest Designer and not only does she offer challenges, but we have a Scraplift the GD Challenge. Last month, Sara was the GD. I am a HUGE fan of her work, so I decided to scraplift her “Adorbs” layout.

Adorbs by Sara M

I might continue to do more work on my layout – I think I should put something in the upper right hand corner. Mine looks empty.

My next 2 layouts are based on the Seems Sketchy Challenge. They are 2 separate sketches – they can be 2 one page layouts, or a 2 page spread. I went the first route and created 2 separate pages.



This Life

Again, I used Teresa Collins “Nine & Co.” collection for everything, with the exception of solid cardstock (Bazzill) and the glittered floss (WRMKs).

TFL! 🙂

Happy Birthday To You

Another doggie birthday page! This one features Ruby and Bear, taken March 6th of this year.

Happy Birthday to You

Its based on a sketch for the This Seems Sketchy Challenge at ACOT. Its for March, but each month, we have a Rewind Challenge, where we are able to go back and do a challenge we missed out on.  The sketch was really fun to use!


I opted to skip the banner and moved my title more to the left. I layered/clustered my die cuts, and instead of ribbon or ric rac or even washi, I used a stamped quote instead, with a few sequins. The papers/die cuts/sticker title is all Anna Griffin.

TFL! 🙂

Layout: This is the Life

Oh, yes, the life of our dogs. They spend most of their days just relaxing, especially my parents’ dog Kandie. But when you’ve reached 14 1/2 yrs old as a dog, you can relax as much as you want!

So this layout is about Kandie, which was inspired by Bo Bunny’s November Sketch Challenge!

This is the Life


As you can tell, I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I used all Bo Bunny papers and bling, with the alphas coming from Basic Grey and my tag is out of my stash.

This is being combined with ACOT’s Supply List Challenge. I chose to use Gray color (alphas); jewels; tag; circles (3); words printed on your background paper (woof, bark, and howl).

TFL! 🙂

Now THAT’S a family with NAS #342

Nuts About Sketch’s newest sketch is a very unique one. It uses just one, large circle photo with a few embellies here and there. When I saw it, it took me about 45 mins to find the PERFECT photo. Once I did, I literally went to town on this layout and thought OUTSIDE the box, which is very unlike me. But because this sketch was so different and unique, it was perfect to get outside my comfort zone a bit.

342 - Due 11-2-14 (2)

342 - Brandy

The photo I found was from Thanksgiving 2009. Thanksgiving is more important to my family than any other holiday. Since about 1997, my mom’s side of the family has gotten together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Its usually the ONLY time (sometimes) we get to see each other in this crazy, busy world we all live in. This photo is extra special because we are all there. Plus each generation wore a particular color. My grandparents are in the rocking chairs, wearing white shirts. Their children and their children’s significant others are all in red. Me, my brother and my cousins are in green. Then the great grand kids are all in blue, with the only girl in pink.

My list of supplies include:

background paper, plaid paper, scalloped paper, dotted paper, “thats” sticker, date tag: SEI
bling, small brown alphas: Bo Bunny
Burlap: DCWV
teal paper, white small alphs: Authentique
SewEasy: WRMKs
floral spray, yellow rose: Prima
teal flower: KaiserCraft
white flower: Recollections

TFL! 🙂

Ouch! using NAS #341

When we first got Penny Lane in early November, 2 years ago, she was about 4-6 months old. So when you’ve got a young pup like that, they keep you on your toes, that’s for sure!  After we had Penny for about 3 wks, I woke up to see her little cheeks swollen. I paniced! I checked for any issues in her mouth, and other symptoms, but she had none. She ate her breakfast and drank water just fine. So after talking to my vet and seeing chicken feathers scattered throughout the yard (we used to have a neighbor that had free range chickens), we figured out she was allergic to chicken feathers. Poor baby! Thankfully, the swelling only lasted 24 hours.

341 - Brandy

And the wonderful Nuts About Sketches sketch I used (#341):

341 - Due 10-26-14

As you can see, I pretty much stuck to the sketch, placing paw print stickers and veneer hearts in place of the “circles”, and adding the small banner cluster at top. I layered my title on top of washi tape:


TFL! 🙂

Layout: Friends

Bo Bunny has done it again! This months’ sketch challenge is a great one!


I stayed pretty true with it, using Bo Bunny’s Alora collection for papers and flowers, and Vicki B’s alphas.


Photos are of a friend that I originally met in August 2010 at She happened to be meeting with a client in my neck of the woods in July 2011 and we decided to meet up. Since then, we’ve been on a 7-day Caribbean Cruise and we did CKC in Houston this past August! 🙂


Layout: Meow

My husband is an animal lover and animal magnet, especially the animals that do not belong to us. My brothers’ dogs love him. My BFF’s dog adore him. Even when my brother and sister in law had CATS – they loved him.

This next layout features Athena, a sweet kitty that belonged to my brother, who unfortunetly went missing 6 months after these photos were taken.


The layout is based on Bo Bunny’s September Sketch:

BoBunny_September_Sketch_ 2014

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch, as I loved the large and small off-center circles. The design was GREAT!

All papers/embellies are from Bo Bunny’s “Happy Tails” collection.

TFL! 🙂