Thursday, January 26, 2017


So, completing two layouts in one month is probably not all that impressive for most, but, kind of a big deal for me considering my long hiatus!!   Although, I've actually scrapped more than you might think, just didn't post.  Anyway, this layout was so much fun and went together so fast, that never happens for me!

I combined several challenges for this one which I hope is o.k.!  First and foremost, the sketch came from Let's Get Sketchy.  Such a fun site and they do a new sketch challenge weekly, so amazing and so much great inspiration on their blog!!  

The second challenge that I used for inspiration was the Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge from Scrap Our Stash.  For their challenge you had to dig through your stash and use three items in a line from their tic-tac-toe board.  This challenge blog is new to me, but, I LOVE it because I have SO much stuff to use and they encourage you to add more to your layouts...I may not have been a prolific scrapper during my time away from my blog, but, I was definitely still a good shopper! 😜 I chose Paint/Mist, Winter Theme, and The Color Blue.  I've had this picture of my son and pup for a year now and just think it's too cute.  Max is getting older and not doing well, Owen will be devastated when we have to say goodbye, they've been inseparable since the day we brought Owen home from the hospital.

The final challenge that I came across when looking for new inspiration was on the challenge forums.  MarciLB challenged us to scrap a pet using a winter theme....I live in Alaska and have plenty of pets, so, maybe not much of a "challenge" after all, haha!!  The forum has quite a few challenges and I am looking forward to playing along with more soon!

Patterned Paper and Stickers:  Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig
Cardstock:  CTMH Sky and Twighlight
Stamp Sets:  CTMH Snow Flurries and All Decked Out
Accessories:  Paint and Dauber from CTMH distressing kit, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Comic Markers, Versa Mark and CTMH embossing powder, Fiskars border punch, Maya Road Mini Chipboard Snowflakes, Martha Stewart Glitter (used on snow flakes...hard to see in pic), Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge, and Zig pen.


  1. Adorable photo and beautiful page! Love your paper and embellishment choices. Thanks for linking up at Scrap Our Stash :)

  2. Great layout. Love your paper choices, how you added the white paint and cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  3. Totally heartwarming layout. Love the creativity and stash use. Thank you for challenge entry at Scrap Our Stash!

  4. Very "cool" page in more ways than one. Sorry to hear your fur-baby isn't doing too well, but good that you have a nice page already with the two of them. Thanks for Tic Tac Toe-ing with Scrap Our Stash!

  5. i love your winterlayout! It's a great take on the Tic Tac Toe challenge. It's really hard to see our furbabies getting old...mine is 13...
    Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash this month!

  6. Beautiful page and take on the sketch. Love your photo so much. Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy.