This is how we roll!

Good morning everyone! I’m up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today, showcasing this amazing sketch by Shawn:

Team 2

And here is my take on it:

This is how we roll

Still working on the pics from the Photo Shoot my scrappy friends and I did 5 yrs ago! Enamel dots are Doodlebug; doilies are Recollections;  all other products are Basic Grey “Highline”.

Here are some close ups:





Make sure you stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog to play along!

TFL! 🙂

Best Friends

Good morning everyone! I’m up on the Sketches in Thyme Blog today, showcasing a sketch designed by Brenshevia:

Team 2

I fell in love with this sketch the moment I saw it. I just love the splatters, and all the layers and ring.  I wanted to do mixed media, but the papers/photos I chose, I didn’t want to over do it. So I chose Shimmerz Creameez in “Ride the Tide” and Inklingz in “Me & Blue” to make a subtle, watercolor background. From there, I used my brand new papers from Doodlebug’s “Puppy Love” collection. OMGosh I LOVE this collection so much! I love the bright, happy colors and the embellies are just too cute!

Best Friends

I mean, just look at that cute doggie die cut! And the cute stickers and papers. Even my pictures are cute – HA! They are of Jeffrey and Little Bit, from last April. I just love when I catch the doggies doing something natural as “watching”.

I finished off the layout with a few enamel dots here and there and popped up the die cuts – title, heart, doggie and “So Happy Together” banner.

Make sure you visit us at Sketches in Thyme! TFL! 🙂

Life is Good

Good morning everyone! Today is my turn to showcase a wonderful sketch by the very talented Janessa Franco on the Sketches in Thyme blog. Just look at all the layers!

Team 2

I was planning on using doilies when I first saw this sketch. But the colors/papers I pulled for my photos, doilies were just not gonna work. I almost went with cut files, but I just got my hands on some Shimmerz Texturez in “Gold Mine” and OMG…its my new fave! LOL. And the stencil I chose was a mini sunburst! I love this stuff!


And here is my final layout:

Life is Good

Ruby and Jeffrey hanging out under the Oak Tree in the backyard last summer. The papers and stickers are all Studio Calico “Sundrifter”, which is from my June 2016 Use it Or Lose It challenge.



That “My favorite place” journal card is from a really old K & Company pack. I stumbled upon that card and thought it’d make a great layering piece. 😉


The enamel dots/shapes are from October Afternoon.

Make sure you stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and hope you can play along.

TFL! 🙂

Cold Nose, Warm Heart using Sketches in Thyme Sketch

Good morning! Sketches in Thyme‘s newest sketch is very versatile. I love it!

Team 2

And here is my take on it:

Team 2 Layout by Brandy

This little doggie is my parents’ dog Little Bit. He looks so cute in his little “pajamas” that I bought him a few years ago.

My list of products are as follows:
doggie washi tape, doggie brads: Eyelet Outlet
red/white washi tape: Bella Blvd
glitter brads: Bo Bunny
pattern papers, title sticker, circle sticker: Echo Park
word art stickers: 7 Paper

I challenged myself to use that doggie washi tape and the glitter brads from my “Use It or Lose It” post from January 1st.

TFL and as always, hope you can join us over at Sketches in Thyme!

The Windjammer

I am really slow at scrapping my pics that I took when I went on that cruise last April. So usually when I do scrap those photos, its for a challenge. And sure enough, ACOT’s Guest Designer has chosen a Travel Challenge!

Here’s my layout, featuring Laurie and I getting our first meal:

The Windjammer

I ended up using gelatos for half my layout. Created my background with metallic melon, sealing with some Faber-Castell Glaze. Then just went crazy with the layers! All papers are from Fancy Pants “Collecting Memories” collection. This whole collection, along with some washi tape and other small embellishments, is my homemade “kit” I created for ACOT’s “Kill a Kit” Challenge. So far this month, I’ve created 8 layouts so far! Woo-hoo!

I then layered some fun washi tape (stamps and arrows). One is from Love My Tapes, the other is The Paper Studio.

I then added some spackling paste to my coffee stains stencil. Yes, you read right. Spackling Paste. What you would find in the Hardware store (Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc). Everytime I think about picking up modeling paste or whipped spackle, whereever I go, they are out, or don’t carry it. So I figured I’d try out spackling paste. And OMG! I just love the results!



The chipboard pieces are from Cloud 9 Design. Just fun little accents – thought they went quite well on a layout about a cruise!

The layout is based on Sketches in Thyme Sketch #155


TFL! 🙂

I Love The Way You Love Me

I had a wonderful weekend scrapping with my friends. Our Summer Crop was this past Friday and Saturday at my house. Great food, awesome convo, great time with friends. I managed to do 4 layouts and get started on another one. So each day this week, I’ll share with you one of the layouts.

The first one I did was for ACOT’s Music Challenge. Barb wanted us to select a song that makes us emotional. It could be happiness, sadness, excitement, etc. Since I’m still working on my New Home Owner Pictures, I chose the song “I Love The Way You Love Me” by John Michael Montgomery. Its my husband’s fave song and when it comes on the radio, he turns it up and will sing it to me.

I Love the way you love me

I used mostly Teresa Collections “Nine & Co.” (pattern papers, stickers, brads), with cardstock/flowers from Recollections and bling from Zva Creative.

The layout is based on Sketches in Thyme Sketch #153. And its by one of my fave designers Shawn Lahr! 🙂

Shawn June

Here are some close-ups:




TFL! 🙂

So Sweet

I’ve got a super simple, super sweet layout today.

So Sweet

Its for ACOT’s Washi Challenge, using washi tape and placing them on top of each other. I used 2 strips of the teal washi, and layered it with “Live, Laugh, Love” washi tape. Both are by Love My Tapes.

The layout is based on Sketches in Thyme’s Sketch #151

june 1

I swapped out the circles and instead used flower stickers by Bo Bunny “Alora” collection.

TFL! 🙂


This next layout started out looking like sketch #150 at Sketches in Thyme, but then it had a mind of its own!


And here is the sketch

Brenda may

I loved all the layering and the pieces at the top and bottom, followed by the smaller photos, matted, and with an embellishment in the middle.

I am continuing to use Teresa Collins “Nine & Co” for these pictures. I also used flowers from Hobby Lobby.

This layout is also for ACOT’s Supply List Challenge.  Shannon has picked up the challenge for Joannie and out of 10 items, we can use at least 5. Its spring oriented, so I chose flowers, ribbon, ink, plain cardstock and floral pattern paper.

TFL! 🙂

Today is the Day

I’m back to working on my New Home Owners photos! And when I saw Sketches in Thyme sketch #149, I knew which photo I was going to use:


And the sketch, brought to you by Shawn Lahr:

Shawn May

I fell in love with all the tearing, the single photo and lots of spots for small embellies. I used the Teresa Collins “Nine & Co.” collection, butterflies from Jillibean Soup and twine from The Twinery.

I also used this for ACOT’s Twist List Challenge – where we had to go to the ACOT gallery and find 5 layouts on one page and pick one element of each.

TFL! 🙂