Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ST 5.5 - Furry Friend

I've been trying to figure out what photos I wanted to use for this week's sketch, and yesterday I got two cute shots of the girls meeting the newest, baby Possum at our local nature center.  Her name is Emmy Lou (they are naming all of their Possums after Country Music singers...the older one is named Loretta!!).  She has been at the center for three days and was orphaned.  The girls loved petting her and letting her wrap her tail around their fingers.

I used the yummy Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe papers for this lo.  There were some great tutorials I saw this week and I used a couple of the techniques I saw.  The first, is the heart flower that I saw on October Afternoon's blog here.  And the second was a tutorial on making your own fabric covered buttons at Counterfit Kit Challenge.  This was a great revelation for me, because I love the big, fabric covered brads but can't always find colors or patterns that I'm looking for.  This is a great way to customize and really easy.  Of course I had to make a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday and purchase some of the button kits.  The one I made for this lo, is the yellow button in the center of the heart flower.  There are several different tutorials, so head over and check them out here.

Products Used:

Paper:  Crate Paper, American Crafts
Thickers:  American Crafts
Buttons:  Crate Paper
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Trim:  The Paper Studio
Butterflies & Doilies:  Cosmo Cricket
Pen:  Marvy
Other:  Baker's Twine


  1. Super cute LO! I love the flowers!

  2. :O Wow! :O Such an ADORABLE layout, Ashley!! I love the dimension of this page! :)

  3. I LOVE this one!! I wondered how you did that flower..its awesome!! I love the fabric brads too...I might have to look into that tutorial!! Great take on the sketch!!! =)

  4. Love the frame and how you did all your various circles! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

  5. Ooh, love the embellishments you used in your layout and your pictures look great on the left side too!

  6. Soooooooo sweet! I love love love the photos, the stitching and loving the twine! Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. This is so cute! And I love the variety with your embellies for the circles. Amazing!! :)

  8. WOW! I love the details in each circle! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketchy Thursdays!