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Still trucking along with Thanksgiving 2014 photos, lol. After posting this next layout, I’ll have 2 more to do. Yay! LOL!

So me and my cousin Katharine are goofy when we get together, and naturally, there are photos to show off our goofiness.

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I used products from Webster’s Page – love the colors, patterns and the PL card was PERFECT (“Our Quirky Traditions”). Just had to use it!


The brads are MME, and they are from my April 2016 Use It or Lose It Challenge. I used about half the package!


The enamel dots are from Doodlebug and veneers are Freckled Fawn. I colored the title with a gelato, submitting this layout for

Giving Thanks

Good afternoon! I had my scrappy friends over this weekend, and it was alot of fun (as always!) I worked on Thanksgiving 2014 pics and managed to get 5 layouts done. I only have just a few more pics to go, and by the looks at it, I think I get this album done in about 3 layouts! 🙂

The first one is based on the Scraplift the Guest Designer Challenge I’m hosting over at ACOT. Here is Nancy’s original layout:


And here is my take on it:

Give Thanks (3)

I used Basic Grey “Persimmon” collection (papers, stickers), with cork embellishments from CTMH and Elle’s Studio.

giving thanks pl card

I created my own Project Life card based on this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

project life sketch

I rotated it counter clockwise to better suite my needs.

With the creation of that PL card, this layout also fits the Guest Designer’s Challenge #4 – Using Project Life cards! Win-win-win!

TFL! 🙂

Now THAT’S a family with NAS #342

Nuts About Sketch’s newest sketch is a very unique one. It uses just one, large circle photo with a few embellies here and there. When I saw it, it took me about 45 mins to find the PERFECT photo. Once I did, I literally went to town on this layout and thought OUTSIDE the box, which is very unlike me. But because this sketch was so different and unique, it was perfect to get outside my comfort zone a bit.

342 - Due 11-2-14 (2)

342 - Brandy

The photo I found was from Thanksgiving 2009. Thanksgiving is more important to my family than any other holiday. Since about 1997, my mom’s side of the family has gotten together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Its usually the ONLY time (sometimes) we get to see each other in this crazy, busy world we all live in. This photo is extra special because we are all there. Plus each generation wore a particular color. My grandparents are in the rocking chairs, wearing white shirts. Their children and their children’s significant others are all in red. Me, my brother and my cousins are in green. Then the great grand kids are all in blue, with the only girl in pink.

My list of supplies include:

background paper, plaid paper, scalloped paper, dotted paper, “thats” sticker, date tag: SEI
bling, small brown alphas: Bo Bunny
Burlap: DCWV
teal paper, white small alphs: Authentique
SewEasy: WRMKs
floral spray, yellow rose: Prima
teal flower: KaiserCraft
white flower: Recollections

TFL! 🙂

Thankful….. with NAS Sketch #331

I am happy to say this is the last set of Thanksgiving 2013 photos! Don’t you just love it when you complete a project? 🙂

With that said, the latest Nuts About Sketches sketch was MADE for these pics, as its a two pager, allowing me to finish the album.

Brandy - 331

331 - Due 8-17-14

As you can tell, instead of using 7X5’s, I used 2 6X4’s, but matting them on a 7X10 piece of pattern paper. I then continued on to use four more 6X4 photos.



With this being my last page for the Thanksgiving 2013 album, here is a close-up of my journaling:


It reads: Thanksgiving is more than just having lots of food, including fried turkey and plenty of pumpkin pie. Its more than having a day off from work. Its even more than watching a football game. Thanksgiving is about making memories with the ones you love. Thanksgiving IS Family! And family is what I’m thankful for each and every Thanksgiving.

My pattern papers are from an SEI kit, along with the rub-on and two circle stickers. The banner is made from scraps of Bo Bunny’s “Forever Fall” collection, along with the chipboard pieces. My title and the small “Things I Love” epoxy sticker is by Basic Grey. The rain dots are from Cloud 9 Design.

TFL! 🙂