Stay Warm

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Its dreary out here and so I’m staying in, scrapping!

This next layout, surprisingly, came together rather quickly. In 30 mins, I had a completed layout! That usually doesn’t happen. I think its because I didn’t overthink it. I really want to use up this Basic Grey “Paper Cottage” collection. I had stickers, alphas and good size scraps. With the help of a LGS sketch, this is what I came up with:

Stay Warm

Ruby, Penny and LB staying warm in their little doggie coats (Jan 2015). Since there was alot of red and pink, with a hint of blue, I chose a light bluish teal cardstock for my background. Added the stencil/mist, with washi tape and just started piling on the layers. Here is the sketch:

Team A Week 2

Kind of stayed true to the sketch – in particular of placement of elements/photos/borders.



The circular photos are for ACOT’s Cherryland Challenge. I chose Maraschino cherry. I also combined with ACOT’s 3 in a Row Challenge. Its BINGO style this month and I went with 1st Row: cardstock; frame; inking; color blue; and stencil.

I knocked out quite a few items off my April 2016 Use It or Lose It Challenge. I have no more paper from the BG collection. Used the xoxo stamp again and the die cut heart frame, along with 2 more of those puffy stickers from CTMH.

TFL! 🙂

Spookytown Cemetary

I’m way behind on Halloween layouts. Like 6 years behind. LOL. So here is graveyard cake I made for a friend’s Halloween Party back in 2010, using the latest sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy:

Spookytown Cemetary

Team A Week 1

I rotated the sketch, and used wide washi tape for the diagnol pieces. I just used layers and lots of little stickers from Echo Park’s “Chillingsworth Manor” to embellish my layout.


I used some spackling paste and a Studio Calico stencil to make the little dots.

TFL! 🙂

Using up more Imaginisce die cuts

I’m really making a dent in those large die cuts I bought 4 years ago from Imaginisce. I think I have 3 more.

This first layout doesn’t use the die cuts as a title, as I decided to use the collar as an embellishment.

Those Eyes

I pulled the colors from the collar to create the title (the red ones have been misted over; the yellow ones used a gelato in Mango).


I also used my bones stencil to add texture with spackling paste. I then misted it over in several areas.

The second layout uses “Fluff & Stuff” die cut title to describe my BFF’s little dog Trouble:

Fluff & Stuff

Again, I started with the title and pulled those colors to use throughout the layout. My papers are from Basic Grey “Hey Girl” collection and the other small die cuts (dog house, hearts, star, paw prints) as well as small alphas are from Jillibean Soup.

TFL! 🙂

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! 🙂