Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Counterfeit Kit - "Sunny Skies"

Well, February was pretty much a write off as far as scrapbooking went!  With two birthday blasts, and now the flu running through the house, it's been pretty hectic, but now I'm ready to get some serious work done!  What better way to get motivated than to put together a kit?

Here's the kit the scrappy ladies at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog have decided to copy:


Pretty, huh?  Here's mine:
I started with the papers, as usual, specifically the one in the back left.  (I apologize for the photo quality, but it's the best I could do with my dark living room!). The back row is all from Close to my Heart.  The next row down is all Simple Stories, except the last which is from Fancy Pants.  The third row has 1 Prima, 2 MME, 1 Echo Park, and one Carta Bella.  And the very front row is Amy Tan.  The last paper reminded me of the doilies in the original kit, so I chose it thinking I could fussy cut them or colour them.

Here's the rest of my kit, "Sunny Skies":
Bit of a hodgepodge, but basically I've got:

2 sheets of Echo Park Everyday Eclectic stickers and one partially cut up piece of patterned paper 

Some die cuts from MME 

Some die cut doilies, Polaroid frames, journaling cards and banners from the days when my computer was functional and I could use my Cameo

A stamp set, twine, wood veneer shapes, cork stickers, and washi tape from CTMH

Flair buttons from Studio Calico

Gelatos!  I don't have the exact colours of what was in the original kit, but close enough.

A little tin of orange buttons in lieu of sequins

Kraft tag stickers

Blue and clear gem stickers 

Two rolls of glitter tape from Michael's 

Whew, think that's it!  How about you, are you joining in this month?  You should, because I can't tell you how motivated I am to kill this kit, haha!  If you need a kick in the pants, you should give it a try, it's a fantastic stash buster!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Remember the Details" for Scrap Much?

Hey folks, hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.  I finished this page today and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!  I love the black background paper with all the brights - don't the photos pop?

All the supplies I used came from my January Counterfeit Kit.  I also used this sketch from Scrap Much?:

Here are a few close ups, first of the journaling:
And one of the embellishments:
I really love these photos of Brenna!  I know I used the Rhonna Designs app to get the beautiful frames, but I can't remember if I used anything else to mess with the colours and contrast.  I do love that Rhonna Designs app, though - I highly suggest you check it out!



Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Captured" with CKC and LGS

Yay, first page of the year, completed!  I used my January Counterfeit Kit to pull this one together, and a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

That's my boy, Nolan, before and after getting his braces on this summer.  Of course, when I asked him to smile, this is the reaction I got!

Closer shots of the journaling for your enjoyment:


I really like how the colours of the papers go with the photos!

Here's the sketch I used:
As you can probably tell, I didn't deviate much from the sketch - it seemed to go with my photos perfectly as is.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you here again soon!



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Counterfeit Kit

Hey everyone, hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  Ours was both good and bad, but maybe I'll get to that later.  First off, here is the beautiful kit the Design Team at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog chose for us to copy this month:
Wow, I really love the soft colours of this kit, so that's what I let inspire me.

And now let me introduce you to the products I've put together for my January Counterfeit Kit:

In the back row I've got some Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic", middle row is Basic Grey, Prima, Fancy Pants, and Kaisercraft, and the front row is all card stock from CTMH.

Then I have more paper!  (I seem to have gone a little overboard with the paper this month!)
Back row is MME, Carta Bella and Authentique.  Middle row is all Simple Stories.  Front row is CTMH.

I had a bit more trouble with embellishments this month.  Nothing I had in my stash really jumped out at me, so this is what I ended up with:


I've got some wood veneers that were lost for about a year and I finally found, some cork, washi, chipboard, a stamp set, tags and inks (the Distress Stain is "antiqued bronze" which is as close to gold as I had).  I also pulled together a bunch of previously die cut pieces that kind of go with a camera/captured moment theme. I reserve the right to pull various embellies from my stash as the month progresses, because I can't help but feel that this here is a rather sad assortment!

Well I think I'll leave my Christmas story for another time, as I really want to get this posted so I can play with my yummy kit!  Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Layout for Another Chilly Day

Yep, still cold here!  But I did manage to get this page finished just now using more of my November Counterfeit Kit and a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but you wouldn't believe how long I sat there, pushing those fussy cut flowers around my page!  Or maybe you would - I do realize my audience is other paper crafters, so I'm probably not the only one agonizing over the positioning of page elements. Right? (Please tell me I'm right?)

Not sure if you can really see the journaling, so here's the story: my second cousin had just arrived from Australia, so my parents brought her up for a little visit.  I had to bring Nolan to Prince George to get his braces on, so we made a little day trip out of it.  Here we all are at a restaurant for dinner - it was a really nice day!

Here's the sketch I used from Let's Get Sketchy:
Hopefully I can get this page linked up before the deadline, but dang I'm cutting it close!  Thanks for popping by!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap #69

Hey everyone, it is a beautiful, sunny day, but damn cold out there!  -25 degrees Celsius, brrrrrr!  Good day to stay in and get some scrapping done!

For this page, I used items from my November Counterfeit Kit and a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap for inspiration:
Really love how this one turned out!  I was a little stuck for a title, so I turned to a CTMH stamp set I had in my kit and it fit above the banner perfectly!  Not only that, but it also kick started my journaling!

Here is the sketch I used:
That's it for now! Hope you're getting in some crafty time this weekend too!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Get Serious!" For CKC and LGS


Whew finally finished this layout I've had sitting on my counter for about two weeks!  I'm not sure that I'm completely satisfied with it...I was going for more drippage (is that even a word?) with my dylusions spray, but maybe I needed to prep with gesso or something.  However, I did use a bunch of products from my 
Counterfeit Kit, including this cute CTMH stamp with the Dr. Seuss quote:


And as usual, I used a sketch.  This one is from
Let's Get Sketchy:
I really liked this sketch, and it seemed to suit my square, Instagram-style photos of Nolan goofing off!  Here's a bit of a close up of the journaling:



I haven't had a chance to bring my computer in anywhere, so still blogging by phone, ugh!  Now to see if I can link this project up...