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Crafting is the BEST Medicine!

Good morning everyone! Today I will be sharing with you the newest card sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap.

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It has so many possibilities! And here’s my take on it:

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I used Bo Bunny “Pincushion” collection and moved the hearts over to the other corner. I turned the longer, skinnier piece into a banner and because the banner has “faux stitching” on it, I did the same around the light black cardstock.

Hope you can play along with us over at Sketch N Scrap! You have until the end of the month to submit your card. Make sure you check out the rest of the DT’s awesome work.

TFL! 🙂

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Adorable Furbabies – February 2017, Week 2

Good afternoon everyone! I have several adorable pics of the furbabies to share with you.

Penny and Jeffrey thought I should stop working. It was already after 4pm.

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Here’s Penny playing with Jackson ❤

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I told Jeffrey and Penny “Say cheese for the camera” and here are the cute results!

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And last but not least, I told Miss Penny to spit out a bug earlier today. I even threw it in the trash. This is the look I got. LOL. Can you say she was a bit peeved? LOL

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Until next time, bark and meow on!

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Love Your Smile

Good morning everyone!!! I have a new Sketch N Scrap sketch to show you:

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And here is my take on it:

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Its super girly, isn’t it? LOL!! These are some of my fave pics of sweet Lady Lou. She didn’t like the camera majority of the time, but when she did, just look at that face! ❤ ❤ Makes your heart melt!

I used Authentique pattern paper “Fabulous” collection. The colors reminded me of the Anna Griffin doggie collection from a couple of years ago. Too bad I can’t find anymore, it would be great to mix/match! The washi tapes are American Crafts & Little B; and the bling strands are Zva Creative. The journaling stickers are layered and are by MAMBI. The gems were given to me by my mother in law and the flowers are Recollections.

The title is cut using “Paper Lace” Cricut cart, which happened to be free the week of Feb 4th! I used a foiled speciality paper by DCWV, with gives the title some dimension, without using foam adhesive/pop dots.

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT’s fabulous creations at Sketch N Scrap and hope you can join us this month and play along!

TFL! 🙂

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Adorable Furbabies – late January/early February

Good morning everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA with my furbabies posts. I’ve been swamped with work, then my hubby and I were in California for a week for his grandfather’s “Celebration of Life”. It was great seeing everyone, despite the circumstances. But overall, we had a wonderful time. So with this past week, just playing catch up with work related stuff. Just busy, busy!

Anyways…lets get started.

Jackson is hanging out with “his puppies” more and more. During the day, at night. Its so sweet! ❤

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Jackson also likes to pull down towels and hide. LOL!

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Its been a very warm winter and Penny just LOVES to roll around and play in the grass!

While sissy was playing, Mr Jeffrey was all smiles!

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While we were in California, I got to spend some time with my mother in law’s doggie, Peanut. Ain’t he cute?!?!!

When we got home, we had li’l Jackson VERY happy to see us!

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Not even 2 days later, hubby was off again for business trips (Houston, TX & Gallup, NM). Mr. Jeffrey wasn’t very happy. Poor guy, and neither was Miss Penny, sweet girl.

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Within a couple of days, the “boys” became really good friends.

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And on Wednesday, I caught li’l Jackson in mid-yawn. LOL

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While I was making breakfast on Thursday morning, Mr Jeffrey wanted to see what I was doing.

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By the afternoon, the babies were in chill-mode

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Until next time, bark and meow on!

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Little Gamer

Good morning everyone! Today I have a fabulous sketch to share with you, designed by the uber-talented Sara!

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And here is my take on it:

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Pictures are of li’l Jackson with my husband. When Jackson was little (like 3 months old little), he would hang out and literaly lie right on top of Rob’s hand while he was playing video games. LOL. What a silly kitty!

Other than the Kraft cardstock, all other products are Echo Park “That’s my boy!” collection. I felt it was PURRFECT for these adorable pics!

TFL and make sure you stop by Sketches in Thyme to play along with us!

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Happy Birthday

Good morning everyone! Today I have a wonderful and fun card sketch designed by the very talented Heather Hall at Sketch N Scrap!

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How fun are those tags, huh?

And here is my take on it:

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I’ve had all of these items in my stash for at least a few years so it was great to use them! The “Party Animal” sticker is from Karen Foster and that is what I started with while making this card. I then pulled the colors from that sticker – orange, purple, green and white – to use for tags and layering. The twine is from Doodlebug and the small “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Carta Bella.

TFL and make sure you stop by the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out the rest of the amazing cards created by the DT. Hope you can play along with us this month!

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!

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As always, wish me luck!

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Christmas Traditions

Good morning everyone! Today I have a brand new sketch to share with by Lisa Hidy

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Isn’t it cute? I Love the multi-photo placement with all the hearts!

And here is my take on it:

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I chose stars to represent “cutting out cookies”. I used my CCR Basics and my CCR software to make some of the “frames” by layering a smaller star inside the larger ones. I also used my CCR Basics to cut out my title.

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I used Basic Grey “25th & Pine” papers/stickers with Bazzill cardstock and American Crafts Zazz! glitter glue in gold and crimson.

You can also head over to A Cherry On Top to check out my February Die Cut Challenge. My challenge to you is to use frames on your page. But not just any frames. No – not the common square/rectangle frames. I want you to make circles, hearts, stars – whatever you can come up with.

Hope you can come join us at both ACOT and Sketch N Scrap! Make sure you also check out the rest of the DT’s work with this fabulous sketch!

TFL! 🙂

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A dog and her kitty

Hi everyone!! I have a super cute layout to show you, featuring li’l Jackson and Miss Penny

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Its based on the newest sketch by Let’s Get Sketchy

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I used PhotoPlay’s newest papers/die cuts, with enamel dots by Freckled Fawn. The see-thru arrows are by Studio Calico and mini alphas/numbers are Basic Grey.

This layout is also being submitted to ACOT’s Supply List Challenge w/ a Twist. Out of 10 items, we have to use at least 5 of them. Mine are pp, cardstock, arrows, enamel dots, die cuts and numbers. The “twist” is to either use another item from her LIST OR choose one of your own, that you HOARD. I hoard ALOT…but…I needed a title and what best to use are mini alphas. I bought them in each and every color – Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, My Little Shoebox..I went nuts when they were popular. I’m sure they still are. So that was my 6th item.

TFL! 🙂