PetCo – where the pets go!

Good afternoon on this very hot Summer day! Perfect day to stay inside and scrap!

This next layout is based on Let’s Get Sketchy’s June Week 2 sketch:

LGS Week 2 June

And here is what I came up with:

PetCo where the pets go

Photo was taken about a year ago, when I took Ruby and Bear for their yearly checkup. After a vet visit, the pups go to PetCo to pick out a treat (or two). I used the receipt as a layering piece to fulfill the MMC #3 challenge over at ACOT. I had chosen craft supplies, memorabilia, and recipes. We also had to add one item that we kind of “hoard”. I’m not much of a hoarder, but I am guilty of buying my dogs brand new toys almost every time we go to a Pet’s store. So I had incorporate dog toys in my layout some how, along with glimmer mist (to represent the craft supplies); memorabilia (to represent the memorabilia, of course) and a sketch (for the recipes). Dog toys don’t fit on any other kind of page EXCEPT a dog page. And memorabilia…it had me thinking. So that is why I included the receipt, goes extremely well with the photo!

So I fussy cut a few toys from pattern paper, along with stickers and rub-ons of tennis balls, frisbee and rope toys! Alphas are from SEI and My Little Shoebox.

I also managed to use a portion of the dog biscuit paper from last month’s Use it or Lose It Challenge, which was given a second chance for this month’s Use it Or Lose it Challenge!

TFL! 🙂

Oh Hello!

Good morning everyone! Today there is a new card sketch that the very talented Mandy Reedyk drew up and its FANTASTIC!

June 5th

This sketch is so amazing and versatile, there are so many possibilities! And this is what I came up with:

Oh Hello

Cute, huh!?! I’ve had these stickers in my stash for a while. They are sooo adorable, but I always forget about them. So I pulled these and the Studio Calico collection “Sundrifter” from my June Use It or Lose It Challenge. The washi is from my stash and the veneer sentiment is also Studio Calico. I colored the words with Clearsnap pigment ink in Celadon. Amazing how well it matches with the owl!

Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous work by the Sketch N Scrap DT! And as always, TFL! 🙂

June 2016 Use It or Lose It Challenge

Good morning everyone and welcome to my monthly challenge “Use or Lose It!”. I did pretty good using up my stash last month. I used the following from my original May Use It or Lose It post:

  • Wooden buttons
  • Red rose ribbon
  • Kimberly Polsen Mat stack by Fiskars
  • MME “My Story” flair
  • Sequins by MME “Fancy That”
  • Thin washi tape that says “To Do”
  • Bo Bunny “Head over Heels” chipboard
  • Basic Grey “Urban Prairie” papers
  • Butterfly/flourish stamp by Inkadinkado

These are the items that are getting a second chance this month:

  • Basic Grey “Curio” stickers
  • scratchy stamp
  • dog biscuit pattern paper

I used both of the Chevron bling from Want2Scrap and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in “Night B4 christmas” from my “second chance” stash from April.

So here are the items I pulled for this month:

Stamping Gear from Inkadinkado. Do you remember how they made such a big deal about this a few years ago. I think I used it once or twice.


CTMH Hexagon Stamps. I JUST bought these, but haven’t used them. Would LOVE to!
Fine glitter. Why do I have this in my stash?
Prima crystal bling. They are really pretty, aren’t they?
Bo Bunny “Key Lime” charms. They are sooo cool!


Studio Calico “Sundrifter” collection pack. ACOT was selling them at $5/pkg during Black Friday. I was soo drawn to the colors, but I haven’t opened it yet!


Basic Grey “Lime Rickey” collection. Really bright, funky designs. Would love to use it up!


Heidi Grace Chipboard alphas
Spring stickers. Look how cute they are!?! Perfect for doggie pics!


Imaginisce chipboard pieces. Just have a few left!
K & Company journal pad. Its very old. Alot of times I skip over it.


Scrapbooker’s Painted Page paper. Look how bright this is! Wow


Wish me luck and I’ll be back periodically this month when I use something up!

TFL! 🙂




Sketch N Scrap Sketch #105

Hello everyone and good morning! Today we are showcasing Sketch #105 designed by the talented Kelly Holifield!

May 15th Layout

This sketch has so many possibilities! And here is what I came up with!

Selfies with Momma

I used some super cute selfies of me with Ruby and Jeffrey taken a few years ago. Those die cut hearts are from the Cricut cart “Edge to Edge”. They were free in the CCR the week of May 10th. I love that cartridge so much, I think I’m going to have to buy it!


The pattern papers are from Basic Grey, Hey Girl! collection, with washi tape by American Crafts. The chipboard pieces are all from Bo Bunny (see May Use It or Lose It Challenge). I thought the addition of the paw prints inside the heart-shape word bubble was a great idea!


I just LOVE that banner! And get this! I cut those hearts FIRST…before realizing to pick up those chipboard pieces from Bo Bunny. And the greatest thing is is the banner fits PERFECTLY across that one heart! Win-win!


My title is a mixture of My Little Shoebox and Thickers from Amy Tangerine. I colored the banner using 3 different shades of gelatos from Faber-Castell. I did that to submit this layout for the Title Challenge over at ACOT this month. We are to paint under our title. I really love the look of this technique!

I also combined it with the Cherryland Challenge. This month, I went with the painting for Princess Maraschino as inspiration. I went with pics of me and the pups, using a cherry red cardstock for the die cuts. The rest of the layout is quite soft in colors.

As always, check out the other layouts by the very talented Sketch N Scrap DT!

TFL! 🙂

Live, Laugh, Play!

The temps are heating up and one of the NSD hostesses over at ACOT is having a “Warming Up” Challenge. And here is what I came up with:

Live Laugh Play!

Pics of sweet Bear, playing and splashing in her pink pool from about 3 yrs ago. I’ve been hoarding the Simple Stories “I {heart} Summer” collection! Other than the sequins (MME, Fancy That Collection – from my original May Use It or Lose It Challenge), and the arrows (Studio Calico), everything else is SS.

Here is a close up of the sprinkles:


The design is based on Let’s Get Sketchy May, Week One Sketch.

LGS May Week One

I almost stayed true to the sketch, losing the banner on the right side, moving the border to the left side and not tilting my photos.

TFL! 🙂

May 2016 Use It or Lose It Challenge

Good morning everyone and welcome to my monthly challenge “Use or Lose It!”. I did pretty good using up my stash last month. I used the following from my original April 2016 Use It or Lose It post:

  • ticket and heart die cut
  • XOXO and best wishes foam stamps
  • Gold thin washi tape with the word “noted” on it
  • CTMH little puffy stickers
  • Bo Bunny “Gabrielle” stickers
  • Canvas Corp “Dog Sampler” pattern paper
  • Basic Grey “Paper Cottage” collection
  • MME “Bare Necessities” brads in wood
  • Light pink brads from Basic Grey
  • Bo Bunny “Sister” stickers
  • Chipboard Numbers from The Paper Studio

These are the items that are getting a second chance this month:

  • Chevron bling from Want2Scrap
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in “Night B4 Christmas”

I even used my only item leftover from March – Glitz Design washi tape!

So here are my items I’d like to use up this month:

Basic Grey “Curio” stickers. They are very vintage looking. Have had them FOREVER!


Wooden buttons from Basic Grey
Red rose ribbon (remember when these were popular?)
scratchy stamp (lol…not sure what to call it…it has alot of scribble on it)
Kimberly Polsen Mat stack by Fiskars. THIS.IS.OLD!


MME “My Story” flair. I bought these 6 months ago. Haven’t opened them yet.
Sequins by MME “Fancy That”. I sometimes to forget to use sequins.
Thin washi tape that says “To Do”.
Butterfly/flourish stamp by Inkadinkado
Bo Bunny “Head over Heels” chipboard. Cute huh?


Basic Grey “Urban Prairie” papers. I already am down to just a little bit. I’m thinking cards…


And last but not least….dog biscuit pattern paper. No company name on the back. So this is OLD!


Wish me luck and I’ll be back periodically this month when I use something up!

TFL! 🙂

True beauty blossoms from within

I love sketches and one of my faves is Becky Fleck Sketches. ACOT posts a new one almost weekly and they are always so different and unique. Here is this week’s sketch:


I love the layers and the cluster and the single photo. Here is what I came up with:

True Beauty blossoms from Within

My husband and I celebrating our 8th Wedding Anniversary last year. I used mostly Bo Bunny “Serenity”, with CTMH puffy stickers, washi tape by Love My Tapes and a chipboard “8” by The Paper Studio. The puffies and the #8 are from my original April Use It or Lose It Challenge. So happy that I found a use for a number!


I also submitted this layout for ACOT’s Guest Designer Challenge #5 – Celebrations! We can be celebrating anything, so an anniversary photo was perfect! We also had to incorporate musical elements into our layout, so I chose musical washi tape. It was very subtl that didn’t take away from the overal layout.

TFL! 🙂

One in a Million

My family is definetly “One in a Million”. And this layout features a photo of my mom with her li’l sister, taken during Thanksgiving last year.

One in a Million

I submitted this layout for the ACOT “My Mom” Challenge. I used lots of Bo Bunny “Isabella” collection – stickers and papers, which one sticker sheet is from my original April Use It or Lose It challenge. I also used both the MME wooden brads and the Basic Grey pink brads for this layout.




The doilies are from Doodlebug. The black hearts are glitter paste by Bo Bunny, using a heart stencil from Heidi Swapp.


TFL! 🙂

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! 🙂


This next layout features a friend’s dog, River. When we first moved into our home last year, we had somebody visiting us each weekend, at least, so they could see the place. And that included doggies! My friend wanted to get her dog to socialize with others, and my 3 are pretty friendly.


Isn’t she gorgeous? Just look at that sweet doggie smile!

This layout is for ACOT’s Washi Challenge – to use washi tape to cover raw chipboard. I do not have very much “raw” chipboard, but I did find this medium size bone! So I covered it up with American Crafts washi tape. To add interest, I fussy cut the phrase “All you need is love…and a dog” from a sheet of Canvas Corp Kraft pattern paper.


The pattern papers (except the chevrons) are by Basic Grey “Paper Cottage”, which is part of my April Use It or Lose It Challenge (along with the Canvas Corp paper). I used a few stickers from the sticker sheet too (To Do Today tag; bow; border strip). The puffy stickers and special event tag are also from my April Challenge.


The teal pattern paper, word bubble and enamel dots are Echo Park; with veneers from CTMH (as well as puffies).

And with that said, all I have left from the Basic Grey “Paper Cottage” Collection are the alphas and half of the sticker sheet. But the paper is GONE!