Layout: My Sweet Penny

Its the first of the month and that means a NEW Fashion Challenge over at ACOT! Trending in December is pairing spring-like florals with black. In the scrappy world, that translates to a black background with any floral print – pattern paper, washi tape, ribbon, etc. So here is my layout, featuring my sweetie Penny.

My Sweet Penny

I used Webster’s Pages pattern paper and ribbon and alphas and twine. Washi tapes by Queen & Co and Love My Tapes. Mist is by Studio Calico.

I also used Sketchabilities newest sketch – #104

#104 Sketchabilities

Make sure you check out the December Challenges that the gals at ACOT are hosting!

And thanks for looking! 🙂

Layout: No bone is too BIG

Sketch-N-Scrap has a new sketch this month. I love the placement of the photos and the large circle so much that I pretty much stuck to the sketch and didn’t stray too far.

Here’s the sketch —  #44


And here’s my layout, featuring Little Bit chewing on a bone larger than he is.

No Bone is TOO Big

I chose to use Queen & Co’s papers and washi tape. The heart is by AdornIt, and sprayed it with coffee bean mist by Inkadinkadoo. I added the bling and twine for a more custom look.

This layout also fulfills the 3 in a Row Challenge at ACOT. The hostess gave us a grid, with 9 elements and you play it like tic-tac-toe. I chose “brown”, “buttons”, and “washi tape”.


Layout: Capistrano Mission

Good morning! The final layout I did over the weekend features my husband’s grandmother, at Capistrano Mission in California, 1940. She’s about 8 or 9 years old. Its based on a PageMaps Sketch, and the Take 2 Challenge over at ACOT.

Capistrano Mission

Other than the washi tape, all products used are Basic Grey’s “Serenade” collection. The Take 2 Challenge was to use birds and/or owls, and stickers. I don’t have many photos of either of those subjects, so I felt this one of my hubby’s grandmother was PERFECT! And the “Serenade” collection really helped tie it all together.

TFL! 🙂

Layouts: Hello & 5

Here are two more layouts I did over the Scrap Weekend with my friends. Both feature my furbabies and both are for challenges over at A Cherry On Top.


This is Ruby Mae, rolling around in the grass, smiling. I love that goofy grin. The layout is for the Pet Challenge at ACOT, which also uses a sketch. I used a mixture of some older Basic Grey papers, Studio Calico veneer doggie embellishments and washi tape. The title is cut using Cricut Cartridge “Opposites Attract”.

The second layout is also for a challenge over at ACOT, the Imagination Challenge. I had use only a number for the title, and it couldn’t represent an age or anniversary. So I decided to use “5” to represent my furbaby crew.


Layouts: Such a Sweet Girl & Doggie Lover

During my scrappy weekend with my friends, I managed to do five layouts. For two of them, I used Nuts About Sketches Weeks 281 & 282, combining them with challenges from A Cherry On Top.

My first layout features my parents’ dog, Kandie. I used mostly Basic Grey’s “Max & Whiskers” collection, along with washi tape by Queen & Co, and my SewEasy:

Such a Sweet Girl

Its based on NAS -Week 281, as well as ACOT’s “What’s on TV Challenge?” where our subject had to be during two or more different days. The top photo of Kandie is from Sept 2012 and the bottom two were taken in Dec 2012:

281 - 1 Due September 1

My second layout features me with my brother’s dog, Max, and my dog Ruby Mae. Other than cardstock and washi tape, all products are from Basic Grey’s “Konnichiwa” collection.

Doggie Lover

This one is based on NAS – Week 282 and ACOT – “What is old is new again” Challenge, where we had to use a paper that we usually bypass. I’m a big Basic Grey fan, and I usually love all papers/embellishments that they come out with. But with the “Konnichiwa” collection, I only loved half of it. I kept by-passing the papers, trying to figure out what to do with them. So I figured I’d sit down and USE those papers and I think the layout came out quite nicely.  The sketch helped alot too!

282 - 1 Due September 8