Little Gamer

Good morning everyone! Today I have a fabulous sketch to share with you, designed by the uber-talented Sara!


And here is my take on it:


Pictures are of li’l Jackson with my husband. When Jackson was little (like 3 months old little), he would hang out and literaly lie right on top of Rob’s hand while he was playing video games. LOL. What a silly kitty!

Other than the Kraft cardstock, all other products are Echo Park “That’s my boy!” collection. I felt it was PURRFECT for these adorable pics!

TFL and make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme to play along with us!

We are ready to CREATE!

Good morning everyone! Today is my turn to share with you the newest sketch from Sketches in Thyme, designed by Shawn


I LOVE the placeholder for a larger photo and all those sprinkles! And here is my take on it:


The photo is of my scrap room, the morning after the first day of scrapping all night with my girlfriends. The large glittered title is from Pebbles, and it was one of my items from December that I never got to use from my Use It or Lose It challenge. Here’s a close up of that gorgoeus glittered title:


The papers are from The Paper Studio “Wild @ Heart” and the enamel dots are from various companies – Doodlebug, Freckled Fawn and Echo Park. The little black doily is also from Doodlebug and the pink alphas are from Basic Grey “Highline” collection. The washi tape is by Love My Tapes and the black heart paper clip and pink arrow paper clip are both Freckled Fawn.

Make sure you stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and hope you can play along with us!

TFL! 🙂

Oh Happy Day

Good morning everyone!! Today is my turn to share with you a layout featuring Sketches in Thyme Sketch designed by Brenshevia


And here is my take on it:


These pics are of sweet Lady Lou, on the way to the beach on Memorial Day 2013. I just love how she’d pose for pics! ❤

All the papers/stickers/die cuts are from Close To My Heart “Calypso” collection. The enamel dots (rain dots) are from Cloud 9 Design and the “Memories” metal embellishment is from Making Memories. All of these items are from this month’s Use It or Lose It Challenge. The twine is by Doodlebug.

Make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme’s blog and play along!

TFL! 🙂

Good Dog – Sketches in Thyme Sketch #228

Good morning everyone! I’m up on the Sketches in Thyme blog, showcasing a wonderful sketch by Cherie Averill:


And here is my take on it:


I opted to swap out one of the photo placeholders for a PL card, minimizing the banner, shifting the 2 embellishment spots and removing the title. My journaling is at the bottom, using the spot up at the top for the super cute words/phrases/quote.

Most of it is Bella Blvd “Rover” collection, but the PL card is from Simple Stories and the ribbon is from TPC Studio. The ribbon is from my November Use It or Lose It post, along with the “foundation” for this layout. I was going to use a solid white cardstock, but when I was getting the ribbon, I saw that one of those “Sultry” papers from Basic Grey – I had SIX of them! SIX! What am I going to do with SIX pink pattern papers? And this is a super duper old collection where everything was NOT double-sided. So I just flipped it over to use as my “base”. It worked out!

Make sure you stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and check out the other DT’s layouts and hope you can play along with us!

TLF! 🙂

You’re my favorite!

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today, showcasing a sketch by Bev Code:


I was instantly drawn to this sketch because of the all the mixed media. I had so much going in my brain, I ended up using a gelato, 2 Shimmerz products and modeling paste using stencils, the packaging technique and even some stamping!



And here is what the completed layout looks like:


I used papers from “Wild @ Heart” by The Paper Studio, along with bits and pieces from various manufacturers – MAMBI, The Paper Studio, Heidi Swap, American Crafts. And sequins and bling too!


The lips were fussy cut from pattern paper.



The stamped quote reads: “Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.”

For a completed list of items used, please see below:

title, chipboard heart, “perf” sticker: MAMBI
pattenr papers, paper clip, chevron stickers: The Paper Studio
stamps: Inkadinkado
sequins: Teresa Collins, Darice
gold heart: American Crafts
“beautiful day”, “go for it” stickers: Heidi Swapp
washi tape: Little B
paw print stencil: My Favorite Things
gesso: Pro-Art
dot stencil: Studio Calico
modeling paste: Liquitex
gelato: Faber-Castell
Vibez, texturez: Shimmerz
watercolor brush: Zig
bling: from stash

The pattern papers and stamps are from my October use it or lose it challenge, and the bling is from the “second chance” pile from September.

Make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme’s blog and hope you can play along. This sketch will be featured all week.

TFL! 🙂

Another one bites the dust!

Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing with you the newest Sketches in Thyme Sketch.

Team 2

How fun is this? Love the hint of mixed media with the smaller photos and the white space.

Here is my take on it:

Another one bites the dust

Journaling reads: Penny went thru a phase where she’d pull stuffing out of old blankets and comforters. She’d find the smallest hole and have a field day. These blankets were really old – 15-20 years old. She sure had fun! May 24, 2013

For my mixed media, I chose to start with some gesso (painting it with quick strokes using an old toothbrush). After that dried, I used Shimmerz Vibez in Jeni B Blue for splatters and some misting. Came back with my Crafter’s Workshop stencil with black ink for the half circles. Polished it off with paw prints stamped in yellow ink.

After that dried, using the colors from my mixed media work (white, yellow and blue), I pulled papers/stickers from Fancy Pants “Park Bench” collection. I don’t have much left of it but tons of stickers. I even used a border strip (the floral pieces). That is from my September Use It or Lose It post, as well as the “today” PL card from Dear Lizzy and paw print stamps from Inkadinkado.

TFL! 🙂