Layout: This is what CUTE looks like

I’m really enjoying scrapping Penny’s puppy pictures and this next layout is about just that!

Here is my little sweet girl, after we had her for only a week!

This is what CUTE looks like

I used Sketch-N-Scrap’s sketch #64:

Sketch #64

I really loved the design of this sketch, from the placement of photos to the tags/embellies.

I also submitted this layout to ACOT’s Manufacturer Challenge. The hostess chose the letter “E” this month and my first thought – Echo Park! I have bought the EP Woof! collection so many times, I am practically hoarding it!

I also used some cute veneer doggies from Studio Calico, washi tape from Queen & Co and alphas from both Simple Stories and Basic Grey.

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Let Them Eat Cake using NAS Sketch #333

The newest sketch byΒ Nuts About Sketches was so much fun to work with. I’ll definetly be saving this one to reuse again and again!

333 - Due 8-31-14 copy

Brandy - 333

As you can tell, I stuck to the sketch pretty well. I loved that the photos were already 4X6 and 6X4 and that means no cropping! I replaced the tearing at the top with a banner and added more washi tape.

The banner, stickers, and papers are from Basic Grey’s “RSVP” collection. Brads are WRMKs and washi tape is by Queen & Co.

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Layout: Not too tired to Smile

Sketch-n-Scrap’s sketch #62 was so much fun to work with.

Sketch #62

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.

Not too tired to Smile

Funny story with these photos. My husband, my brother (not pictured), my sister in law, and I ended up helping my BFF move from a house to an apt on a very hot South Texas day. June 5th to be exact, in 2010. Well, that is also my brother’s birthday. So after we were done, we all went home to shower and then ended up celebrating his birthday with pizza and cake. A black cake with blue icing to be exact. That explains why I’m showing off my teeth in the bottom photo (just to be silly!). So, knowing the story behind the photos, yes, we look exhausted, but we’re not too tired to smile! LOL!

I chose the color scheme – greens, blues, and purples with a hint of neutrals (black, cream, brown) – for ACOT’s August color challenge. I think the pictures go well with the colors and the sketch definetly helped!

Products used in this layout:

Background paper, flower, friendship tag, journaling spot: Basic Grey
green square paper: Fancy Pants
purple chevron paper: Pink Paislee
purple cardstock: Coredinations
blue cardstock: Bazzill
Chevrons: Studio Calico
small blue alphas: My Little Shoebox
brown alphas: Bo Bunny
purple chevron washi tape: Queen & Co
blue mesh washi tape, solid purple washi tape: Love My tapes

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A Day in the Life of Kandie using NAS sketch #328

I had alot of fun working with this new sketch by Nuts About Sketches. Here is the awesome two-page sketch:

328 - Due 7-27-14

And here is my take on it:

328 - Brandy



As you can see, I swapped out one of the 4X6 picture for a 4X6 journaling spot, and made a 7X5 photo mat for the other photo on the 2nd page.

Here are some close-ups:

I used banners for my title, and added the chipboard flourish with some bling to fill the empty space:





My list of supplies include:

Cardstock: DCWV
Orange dotted paper, fabric brads: Basic Grey
Mini Alphas: My Little Shoebox
chipboard pieces, yellow pp, bling, “I love my dog” die cut: Bo Bunny
“Couch: Mine; Floor: You” sticker, “The Doggie Diary” sticker, “Wanna Play?” sticker: Reminisce
Washi Tape: Queen & Co
white brads, orange brads: WRMKs
“Hot Diggity Dog!” sticker: Echo Park

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All Wrapped Up using NAS Sketch #325

I had so much fun with Nuts About Sketches sketch #325 as it is so versatile and allows the scrapper to go any which way!

First, here is the awesome sketch. Usually I post my layout first, but you guys have got to see the sketch I got to work with!

325 - Due 7-6-14

This sketch is all about the hexagons. Its quite trendy right now, but unfortunetly, I don’t have hexagon template or die cut or punch. So…with that said, I went with circles!

325 - Brandy

This little guy is named Little Bit, and he belongs to my mother. He is “her baby” and just LOVES being wrapped up in this baby blanket. Here are some close-ups:



The papers are all Bo Bunny, including the small chipboard stars. The die cuts and stickers are by Simple Stories and the alphas are Webster’s Pages.

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Sliding Down Big Bear using NAS Sketch #322

Nuts About Sketches newest sketch was sure a fun one! I immediately fell in love with the design and the torn papers.

I used the sketch to show off my step-son sliding down a mountain in Southern California in 2000. He was about 6 years old here.

322 - Brandy

And here’s the sketch:

322 - Due 6-15-14

With me living in South Texas, I do not own alot of “wintery” scrappy things, but did have a couple of sheets of Bo Bunny “Blitzen”. The colors were perfect for the photos!


The veneer chevrons are by Studio Calico and the die cut snowflakes are from the Cricut cartridge “Cricut Essentials”.


The alphas are by Webster’s Pages. I loved the “fancy” font it used and the colors matched my papers quite well too!


And the washi tape is My Mind’s Eye. The only washi I have with snowflakes on them. LOL.

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Layout: Happy Birthday

Sketch-n-Scrap’s latest sketch was so fun to work with, I’ll be saving it to use again. It helped me with ACOT’s “Old is New Again” Challenge.

Here is my layout – featuring my mother with my aunts and grandmother in August 2012. We all got together to celebrate my grandparents’ birthdays.

Happy Birthday

Here is the sketch, which I flipped over to better suit my needs:

sketch #58

Not only did this sketch get these pictures scrapped, I combined it with A Cherry On Top’s “What is Old is New Again” Challenge.Β  The challenge was to use the following photo as inspiration.


Its from a book back in 1955, and we could use it anyway we like. I was going to go with garden-like theme or pictures of my doggies playing outside, but when I saw that it also featured FAMILY, I had a great idea! The photos I used scream FAMILY time and togetherness. The flowers were just an added bonus!

Here is a close up of the flower die cut, which I backed with foam adhesive:


All products used was Basic Grey “RSVP” collection.

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