A few layouts

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! Here’s some layouts I’ve worked on this month using up my stash from both June & July Use It or Lose It posts.

Enjoying Their Indepence: Studio Calico kit, Bo Bunny Bling (July)

Enjoying their Independence

You Make Me Smile: Studio Calico kit (July)

You Make Me Smile

Miss Diva: Studio Calico kit (July)

Miss Diva

Proud to be an American Dog: chipboard alphas (July)

Proud to be an American Dog

Bonez, 24/7: Scrapbooker’s Painted Page (June)

Bonez 24-7

I’ve got 8 more days in July and I still haven’t used HALF of what I pulled out for July’s Use it or Lose It Challenge! Time to step it up!

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With the passing of Prince, there are quite a few tributes going on. Even in the scrappy world, there is a way to honor Prince. One is thru his music. And over at ACOT, Barb’s Music challenge for the month is to use Prince’s music – whether its album covers, or songs, or lyrics….to inspire us.

I chose to use his song “Adore”, from his 1987 album, as my title:


These pictures are of my sweet Bear whom we lost last August. The pictures were taken just a few months before she fell ill. Just look at that sweet face!

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in β€œNight B4 Christmas” (from my May 2016 Use It or Lose It Challenge as a “second chance” item) and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil. I then layered solid cardstock, MME vellum and Basic Grey pattern paper, using a clip from Heidi Grace to hold the pictures together (so to speak). I then layered on washi tape from Love My Tapes and Freckled Fawn. The embellishments are from Prima and Studio Calico (veneers) and Heidi Swapp (glittered).

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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!

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Sketches in Thyme #198

Good morning all! Sketches in Thyme this week is showcasing a sketch by the very talented Bev Code:

Team 2 Sketch

And here is my version of this sketch:

May 9th Layout

These pics are of Lady Lou, who some of ya might remember passed away a couple of years ago. These pics were perfect for this sketch. I have always scrapped Lady in pink and felt the yellow really popped.


I added washi to match my colors, pairing them with some chevron bling from my April Use It or Lose It Challenge, using it this month as a second chance item.


The veneers are from Crate Paper, which I colored using a Watermelon gelato. The yellow doily is from Doodlebug. The pink pattern paper and silver bone paper is by Anna Griffin.


My journaling reads:
When Lady Lou was younger, she used to never play with toys or chew on bones. But one day, when she was about 12 yrs old, she picked up a rawhide chip and started chewing!

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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.

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Who let the dogs out?

That is usual the question around here. That question made an excellent title for this layout – which happens to be perfect for ACOT’s Music Challenge (song or lyric must ask a question). The song is by Baha Men.

Who let the dogs out

The color scheme is based on ACOT’s Mood Board Challenge. The colors are just gorgeous!

I was inspired by the colors (green, pink, grey, yellow, orange, blue) and the water colors. We also had to use enamel dots.



The puffy stickers are from CTMH, and was listed in my April Use It or Lose It Challenge. The enamel dots are by Freckled Fawn, washi tape Little B, the watercolor by Faber-Castell and alphas are by Fancy Pants. Everything else is by 7 Papers.

The design is based in a Let’s Get Sketchy sketch from last month. I loved the design of it. Lots of possibilities.


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This layout wraps up my sister in law’s bridal photos. It just took me over 6 years to scrap them. LOL!


Papers are by Pebbles, with the large veneer title by Heidi swapp. The mini doily is Doodlebug.


The washi tape is by The Paper Studio and the butterflies are from Bo Bunny. Both are from my April Use it Or Lose It Challenge. Polished off those butterfly stickers. Yay!


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Sketches in Thyme Sketch #188 Reveal

Good morning! Today I’m showing off Shawn Lahr’s fabulous sketch!

March Team 2

I chose to use 2 4 X 3.5 photos in place of the large one, then used a Teresa Collins cork frame in place of the smaller photo.

March 9the Reveal - Brandy

The journaling reads:
Whenever Rob wore this brown shirt while holding Bella, we’d call them twins!!

Instead of a banner, I used ribbon from Webster’s Pages. The brown pattern papers are from KaiserCraft, and the fuschia papers are from MME Lush 2 collection.


The ribbon is being “held up” by 2 doggie brads from Eyelet Outlet, which is the same brand of the washi tape.


I backed the cork frame with the MME pattern paper, and stamped a large paw print in the center. The alphas are from Basic Grey, as well as the small brown flower. Those items are all from my Use It or Lose It post from earlier in the month.

Make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme and check out the other sketches this month. Hope you can play along with us.

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Born 2 Ride

Jeffrey is the only one of our dogs who just LOVES to ride with us! He perfers to be in my hubby’s lap, with the window rolled down, but he’ll settle sitting in the passenger side too. We were headed to the bank one day last March and you can just tell how much he enjoyed it!

Born to Ride

I used alot of Basic Grey collections here. Hey Girl!, Hey You!, Hey Boy!, Hello!, and Hipster. The only items that aren’t Basic Grey are the washi tapes (Bella Blvd & CTMH), word art stickers (Loving Life, Happiness, Joy – all Fancy Pants), and mini alphas (My Little Shoebox). Here are a few close ups:




I alternated the washi tapes to suit ACOT’s Washi Challenge, and the design came from using Let’s Get Sketchy, February Week 4 Sketch:

feb wk4

I LOVED the single photo sketch, with all the layers and clusters. It was the perfect fit for all the little embellishments I used! Speaking of embellishments, some of them are from my Use It Or Lose It February post! The Fancy Pants word art stickers, and the BG “Hey You!” flags. I removed the toothpicks and just used them as die cuts (So Awesome!; You & Me).

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Celebrate using Sketch N Scrap Card #67

Good morning all! I have a cute card to share with you, using a sketch by the very talented Mandy Reedyk:

Feb 5th

I went the “birthday” route with this card, using some of the die cuts from my “Use It Or Lose It” post I posted on the 1st of this month. I also used some of the washi tape too:

Brandy - Feb 5th Card

The punched circles are from various scraps of Bazzill cardstock.

One cute thing happened while I was taking a picture of this card. Mr Jeffrey decided to photo bomb my card!


What a silly boy!

TFL and as always, don’t forget to stop by Sketch N Scrap!