Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Howl-idays...with Sketches in Thyme!

Well hey again, y'all! I'm back again to share with you another LO for Sketches in Thyme...yay! I am so having so much fun being one of their guest Mavens for December and getting to play with their sketches in advance. And speaking of sketches, the one for this week was super fun, as you can see below! I also want to take a moment to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. It means so very much to me and I am so grateful to you!!

As I've said before, I love sketches because they are so versatile. They are a great starting point and can be tweaked and reworked in so many ways. Even better is the fact that SIT provides so many fabulous sketches, as well as awesome inspiration from their DT. Check it all out HERE and plan to play along with us! ;0)

So obviously I'm feeling the holiday spirit, at least where my crafting is concerned. This fun LO was inspired by that gorgeous fur baby in the photo, our Boxer baby Sid. For those that have followed me awhile, you know just how much we love our rescued family member. He's been with us for nearly 6 years now and is completely spoiled rotten! I made sure to journal about how he loves to pose in front of the Christmas tree each year and that this is one of his 2 'signature poses'!

Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Canvas Corp.
Thickers - American Crafts
Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Ribbon - Offray
Chipboard Buttons - WalMart
White Pen - Sakura Jelly Roll
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

I also want to talk about those 2 large, chipboard buttons I used. Know what they are? Stocking embellies! I picked them up last year after Christmas and got a package of 4 for about 25 cents. They come with a safety pin on the back, but I just popped that right off and adhered them to my LO with some Aileen's glue. Can't wait to use the other 2 on a future project! Now, hop on over to Sketches in Thyme to not only check out the other takes on this week's sketch, but to play along for a chance to win a great prize! And don't forget the fabulous holiday linking party going on right now at Paper Issues. I am so blessed to be a part of the PI Creative Team and let me tell you, those gals are so talented I get scared! LOL! So check it out to play along and be majorly inspired. So now I'm off to craft and bake some more, but I'll be back soon...until then, Happy Christmas Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
Sketches in Thyme - Sketch #63
Paper Issues - Holiday Link Party
ScrapFit - Chipboard & Distressing (distressed with my ink!)
Inspire Me Fridays - Inspiration Link Party
True XoXo - Inspired by Andrea's Christmas themed LO!
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's Get Together for the Holidays
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Southern Girls - Let's Celebrate
Party Time Tuesday - Red and Green Christmas
PaperCrafting Journey - Christmas
PaperPlay - Christmas


Missy Whidden said...

Aw, this is so cute!! Love the catchy title...haha! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT!

lisa said...

adorable! but um... did you forget to mention that you're a PAPER HOARDER, too? lol! love the layout!!!

Brenda said...

awww love this layout and the photo is priceless!!!

Boni said...

love this poochey one to cute

bradsmom06 said...

What a fab layout!! Awesome job with the challenge :) Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!!

Zeni said...

Great layout Crystal. The title is just adorable!

alethea said...

Fabulous layout!! Cute dog!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

Karen said...

WOW What a great Christmas LO, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafts and me this week:-)

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is a lovely LO and he looks so cute. Love the ruffled ribbon and the white text on the reds. Those buttons and the red thickers. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Happy New year!! Bettina L xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh now this could not be any more adorable!!! Super sweet! Love that kraft paper too. Happy New Year and thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Christmas challenge.


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