Warm & Cozy

Good morning everyone! Today Sketch N Scrap has a brand new sketch, designed by the talented Heather Hall!


OMGoodness, there is sooo many possibilities for this sketch! And here is my take on it:


The pics are of my brother’s kitten, Athena. She just had a bath and looked so cute being wrapped up in a warm towel. Hence the title, Warm & Cozy. I added stitching to go for ACOT’s Title Challenge (Deanna is allowing us to go back and do as many Title Challenges from 2016 as we want!). The papers are from Best Creative, the little brad is Basic Grey, and the ric rac is from stash (which, btw, I used up!). The little cork ampersand is from Studio Calico.

I used my Cricut to cut out my title. Its the pre-loaded cart, Cricut Alphabet (I chose that to be my digi cart for January). I usually weld my letters together, but things didn’t look right this time, so I kept them as single letters.

Make sure you stop by Sketch N Scrap’s blog to check out the rest of the DT’s fabulous work with this sketch. Hope you can come and join us!

TFL! 🙂

Cute & Cuddly

This next layout came together so quickly, even with all the little details:

Cute & Cuddly

The picture is of my parents’ dog, Little Bit, doing what he does best – snuggling under the blanket.


I misted my background with a yellow mist (Tattered Angels). After it was dried, I used my “My Favorite Things” paw print stencil to add textured paws sporadictly (using spackling paste from home depot). The pattern papers, stickers, and die cuts are from Jillibean Soup “Fur Fusion” collection.


I stitched around the arrows to not only emphasize them, but for ACOT’s Title Challenge, stitching was a requirement. I almost (gasp!) forgot about the stitching until I was almost done with the layout. I didn’t want to re-do anything, so stitching around the arrows seemed to be a good way to go, and I loved how it turned out. The “title” had to be any form of the following words: HUGS, KISSES, COZY, CUDDLE, and/or SNUGGLE. I was going to use “Nice & Cozy” as my title, but as I was digging thru the die cuts, I found the “Cute & Cuddly” instead! Perfect! 🙂

The design is based on Let’s Get Sketchy, February Week 3 Sketch:

LGS Week 3 Feb

I loved the background work – that is where I got inspired to use my mist and just kind of spray it on, not really caring about exactly where it goes. Instead of triangles, I fussy-cut the diamonds out of pattern paper.

TFL! 🙂

Sketch-N-Scrap Card Reveal #61: Thanks

Good afternoon all! Sketch-n-Scrap’s first card reveal for November is very versatile! Check out Kelly’s cute card sketch:

November 5th card

I strayed a little from the sketch, removing the bow, and layering the skinnier piece right over the larger piece.

Brandy - Nov 5th Card

I stitched around the edges, and used my Cricut to cut out the sentiment. The papers are from SEI’s “Homestead” collection. An oldie but a goodie! 😉

Make sure you stop by Sketch-n-Scrap and join in on the fun!

TFL! 🙂

Layout: All you need is love….and a dog!

I had alot of fun pulling out all sorts of papers, ribbon, and embellishments for this next layout. Its based on a PageMaps sketch as well as an ACOT Challenge.

Here is my layout…featuring my sweet Lady Bear:

All you need is love...

And its based on this PageMaps sketch, which is part of a contest that PageMaps is hosting:


Here are some close-ups:


The black droplets are made from black paint and water, mixed in a little mister, and I used an eye dropper to get the droplets. It is very economically and convenient..especially when you run out of black mist (like I did). 😉


I used Bazzill’s stencil dog collection to stitch the word “Ruff” on the journaling spot.

The challenge at ACOT that I’m combining this layout with is for the Disney Challenge.  What I like about the Disney Challenges at ACOT is that the hostess makes them to where they do NOT need to be a Disney Layout. Very fun. For the month of July, the hostess chose the following digi kit for us to use as inspiration:


We had to use ALL of the colors on our project – Red/Yellow/Black/White, along with metallics and another color. I chose to use a bit of orange (found in my title). We also have to use two or more patterns or elements that are found in the this kit. It can be the polka dot paper with the flowers; mickey ears and the bows. I chose to use polka dot pattern paper (Basic Grey “RSVP” collection) and ric rak (found in my stash).

My complete product listing:
Chipboard pieces, brad, black paw print paper, yellow tag paper, journaling spot: Bo Bunny
washi, tag: Queen & Co
red polka dot paper: Basic Grey
stitching: template by Bazzill
ric rac, misting: from stash

TFL! 🙂



Layout: Treasured Memories

This layout of my mom, aunt, and cousin literally just fell into place so smoothly. Its based on a sketch, and the One Word Challenge over at ACOT.

Treasured Memories

The papers are by The Paper Studio, and so is the word art stickers (The Family Heirloom Kit). The flowers are by K & Company; bling flourish is by Zva Creative; arrows are by Fancy Pants; and I used my SewEasy for the stitching. Here are some close-ups:


The layout is based on Sketchabilities Sketch #111:

sketchabilities #111

I loved the misting, which I used in “Coffee Bean” by Inkadinkado; and the large circle.

I also used this layout for the One Word Challenge at ACOT. The word is “TREASURE”, and you have to use it as your title, but in any format. The Paper Studio kit had these word art stickers, which in my opinion, would be perfect for a title!

TFL! 🙂