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!


You & Me

I just got some new stencils from Crafter’s Workshop and a watercolor brush from Zig. Been playing with both this weekend and I just love how fun they are.

This next layout is for the ACOT Guest Designer Challenge #1 – Splatter Away! We are to use at least 2 inks/mists to splatter on a white background. Here is what I came up with:

You & Me

I used gelatos and watered them down to do the splatters and the stencil work. I chose the colors by using the triangle washi tape for inspiration, pulling in the orange, yellow and turquoise. Really love the colors together.


I tried a new technique this weekend too – using tangled thread to put underneath flair buttons. I’ve been seeing lots of people do that and I’ve been wanting to try it, just never really felt the need to. Until now. And I LOVE the LOOK of it too! Will definetly do it again!



I’m also submitting this layout to ACOT’s Title Challenge. We must use the title “You & Me” and at least one heart. Since I was using flair buttons already, I came across the & flair and thought it would be perfect to use for the title. Since the ampersand was so large, I went with turquoise small alphas from Basic Grey to finish off the title.

I also used embellishments from CTMH. Those are the flair buttons, the veneers (arrow, butterfly and heart) and the puffy stickers. The turquoise in the set was perfect little accents! And if you remember, those CTMH puffies are from my April Use It or Lose It Challenge.

The design for this layout is based on a sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy – April, Week 2.

Team B Week 1

I really love the design of this – the border on the left, the rings and the single photo.

TFL! 🙂


Like a Rockstar using NAS Sketch #338

My cousin’s son had a birthday party at the bowling alley last year and when I get together with family, we usually take some goofy pictures. And at a 7 year old’s birthday party was the perfect place to be goofy!

Here’s the layout:

338 - Brandy

Its based on Nuts About sketches #338:

338 - Due 10-5-14 copy

I pretty much stuck with the sketch photo wise and placement of papers and border sticker and title:




The small vellum envelope is DCWV and I put some blue and silver sequins inside it, layering the veneer frame and star on top of it. I thought it was a nice addition to the layout!

The rest of my supplies are as follows:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper, border sticker: Carta Bella
washi tape: Queen & Co
veneer stars: Studio Calico
chipboard stickers, clear word art stickers: Mambi
veneer camaera and frame: Prima
vellum envelope: DCWV
U rock tag, sequins, alphas: from stash

TFL! 🙂