A few layouts

Good morning everyone. This weekend was quite rainy, so I stayed in yesterday and did some scrappin’. Used up some old stash too! 😉

I’m on a short leash: Cardstock is Bazzill, pattern paper is DCWV

I'm on a short leash

Finding the perfect bone: Alphas are My Little Shoebox and pattern papers/stickers are Echo Park “BARK” collection

Finding the Perfect Toy

Friends Furever: The ribbons are from Oriental Trading, Bazzill, and Offray and the stickers are all from stash. I got the idea from a process video by Jen Schow. She has a complete series of “Use it or Lose it” and I only watched a couple of videos but now I’m hooked. She has one video dedicated to ribbon that I highly suggest you watch.

Friends Furever

TFL! 🙂

February Use it or Lose it Challenge

Good morning everyone!!! This month, its really not going to be a “use it or lose it”, as now I’m working on using my Cricut more often. But I do have 2 items that I never used in December that ended up being a “second chance” item for January. The Pebbles gold glittered chipboard words got used twice; however the Reminisce “Its a dogs life” stickers never got used. So in the bin it goes!

As for my January items – I used the All Sports cartridge once and the Cricut Alphabet five times. Not too bad to start off the new year.

As for February, I have chosen the “Freshly Picked” physical cartridge and the pre-loaded CCR Basics cartridge. I’m looking forward to using these 2 carts this month!


As always, wish me luck!

I will always love you

Hi everyone! Today is a gorgeous day and not as humid here too. I’d like to share with you a page about Ruby and Bear. I believe its my first one since Ruby passed away last month.


Its based on the latest sketch by Let’s Get Sketchy:


I chose the title from the movie “The Bodyguard” for ACOT’s Musci Challenge:


That large “LOVE” is from my Januay Use it or Lose It (second chance item). I’m so glad I’m still trying to use these. They are very large, one worded titles, so they don’t fit EVERY layout..but hey, two so far this month!

My papers are also by Pebbles, die cuts/chipboard are from MME, and the little clear stickers are Simple Stories.

TFL! 🙂

January Use It or Lose It Challenge

Good morning and Happy New Year! Hope you all have had a wonderful time spending it with loved ones. We will be having our Christmas get-together with my family today because my BFF was on call during Christmas. Really didn’t want to have two separate parties.

Last month, despite it being a very busy Holiday-month, I did pretty darn good using my stash. Here is what was used up last month:

  • Cloud 9 Design Rain Dots
  • Basic Grey Christmas brads
  • Basic Grey Fact or Fiction banners
  • Heidi Swapp paper pack
  • Making Memories metal words
  • Bella Blvd “Just add color”
  • CTMH collection pack

What I didn’t get a chance to use but will try it ONE more time this month are:

  • Pebbles gold glittered chipboard words
  • Reminisce “Its a dogs life” stickers

There was a couple of items from November that I got to use up as well:

  • Bling – different shades of purple
  • pre-made white bow

What I didn’t use and will be put in the bin is the LYB pocket with strips.

Okay..so new month AND new year. I have decided to pull my Cricut Carts out and challenge myself to use them. Now…I won’t “lose them”, but I do want to try my best at using each cart at least 3 times.

I counted and I have 12 physical cricut cartridges! Perfect! One for each month!

My physical Cricut carts are as follows:

  1. All Sports
  2. Freshly Picked
  3. Paper Doll Dress Up
  4. Storybook
  5. Opposites Attract
  6. Printing 101
  7. Picturesque
  8. Phrases
  9. Pink Journey
  10. My Quiet Book
  11. Creative Holiday Cards
  12. Bridal & Baby Soirees

I also have digital cartridges available via the Cricut Craft Room (CCR). Those are as follows:

  1. Cricut Alphabet **
  2. CCR Basics **
  3. Cricut Font/Basic Shapes **
  4. Formal Occasion
  5. H2O
  6. Life’s a Party
  7. Mustaches/Glasses
  8. Paper Pups

The digital carts marked with ** are the ones that automatically come available with CCR. I didn’t buy them. Also, Cricut will offer a free cartridge digitally for a week or so. Those are listed as they differ all the time.

So for this month, I’m pulling the “All Sports” cartridge and will use the Cricut Alphabet also.

Wish me luck and as always, I’ll try to stop by periodically throughout the month to showcase how I used those carts.

Last set of layouts for 2016

Hello everyone! I’m a little behind with my blog and updating as I go along this month, but its been a crazy busy one! I’ve done really well using up my stash and used a few items up from both November AND December Use it or Lose it!

Card: pre-made bow (November Use it or Lose it)


Layout: bling (different shades of purple); Heidi Swapp pattern papers; Making Memories metal words (November and December)


Layout: Making Memories metal words; green brad (December); b/w stickers  from Bella Blvd (December)


Layout: Cloud 9 Design Rain Dots and pattern papers/stickers from Bella Blvd (December)


Layout: papers from Heidi Swapp (December)


I have just a few hours to use up 2 more items. Don’t think its going to happen, but still…wish me luck!

TFL! 🙂

Here We Go!

Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing with you a fabulous sketch by Mandy over at Sketch N Scrap:


And here is my take on it:


I used Bella Blvd “Just Add Color” collection – everything from the paper to the stickers and alphas. The solid grey piece is cardstock from my stash. I am still working on our girls’ photo shoot from October 2011! When I came across this photo….I was inspired to SLICE it.

The mixed media products I used was Tattered Angels (Twinkle Yellow) and Shimmerz (Jeni B Bleu and Paradise Punch). The bling is Bazzill.

The BB collection is from my Use It or Lose It challenge this month. I’m making quite the dent in it. 🙂

Make sure you stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to take a look at the other DT’s creations. Hope you can play along.

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! 🙂

December Use it or Lose it Challenge

Good morning everyone and welcome to my monthly challenge “Use or Lose It!” November was a slower month, with the holiday. But I did get to use my 2nd chance items as well.

Here are the items I used up from November:

  • green brads
  • kitty and doggie ribbon
  • 7 Paper pet stamps
  • Jillibean Soup – Chit Chat Chowder
  • Simple Stories “Good Day Sunshine”
  • Basic Grey “Sultry” collection
  • Elle’s Studio “Thankful” cork embellies
  • The corner punch and with border

These are the items that I didn’t use so they will receive a “second chance”

  • Bling – different shades of purple
  • LYB pocket with strips
  • pre-made white bow

I only used one item from the October “second chance” pile – Basic Grey “Evergreen” chipboard alphas. So the following items are going into a bin!

  • Basic Grey fabric brads
  • Burgundy bling
  • Simple Stories Flair

Now let’s get this month started!

Remember Cloud 9 Design? LOVED them! And these yellow bubbles are rain dots! Pre-enamel dots era!
Basic Grey Christmas brads
Basic Grey Fact or Fiction banners.

Pebbles gold glittered chipboard words. These things fit an entire 12×12 page. Maybe home decor project?
Reminisce “Its a dogs life” collection. I have just a few papers and only 3 little lonely stickers

Heidi Swapp paper pack. Unopened. Clearance for $7! Would love to open it and create!
The white metal words on that fuschia part of the photo above? Making Memories. I bet the sticky doesn’t even work anymore. LOL

Bella Blvd “Just add color”. I’ve only used it 3 times and it has so much potential!!
CTMH collection pack. Havent’ opened it.

As always scrappy friends, wish me luck and I’ll try to come back periodically thru the month and show you what I use up!😉


Several layouts to share

Hello everyone! Hope ya’ll are looking forward to some family time this Thursday for Thanksgiving! This month has almost ran away from me, but here are some that I’ve done, using items from my Use It or Lose It challenge.

Hello: pink pattern paper from Basic Grey and green WRMKs mini brads


Its a cat’s life: ribbon from TPC and brads from WRMKs


Woof: papers from Jillibean, heart stamp from 7 Paper


Me & You: stamp by 7 Paper


Forever Sisters: red alphas/green pattern paper from Simple Stories; green alphas by Basic Grey (2nd chance item)


Blessed: alphas/wood grain pattern paper from Simple Stories


Circle of Fun: red pattern paper from Simple Stories


Every Summer Has A Story: heart stamp by 7 Paper, yellow pattern paper and die cuts by Jillibean Soup, stencil by Simple Stories


I have just a few more items and a few more days….thank goodness I’m off from work on Friday!

Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving!

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! 🙂