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...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November Counterfeit Kit

So I actually put this kit together a few days ago, but I'm just getting it posted now because my stupid computer died on me!  I'm using the Blogger app on my phone to write this, that's how dedicated I am to my blog, haha!  

Anyway, I don't know how to post a pic of the original kit on here, but you can go to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to see it.  (Dang, I tried to add a link but I don't think this app will let me do it, sorry!). They also have a YouTube link showing the entire kit, which was very helpful to my replication process.  I ended up having two of the exact papers in my stash already, so started with those and went from there:

These were the first papers I pulled. Back row is from Fancy Pants' Burlap and Bouquets line, and the front row is from CTMH's Free To Be Me line.

Next I chose some more papers that seemed to fit with the theme of the original kit:

As you can see, I've got quite a wide variety, including some Basic Grey, Kaiser Craft, Bo Bunny, Simple Stories, and MME.  Hoping to put a dent in that crazy amount of patterned paper I have built up.

Here's my tray of embellishments and stamps:
Lots of goodies here!

And finally a little basket of printables and die cuts:
That's it for now! Hoping to get a good start on a layout today, but also need to do some laundry, get groceries, go for a workout, maybe some baking...Why oh why can't the weekends be longer?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Final Layout with October Counterfeit Kit

Hey there, just a quick post to show another layout I completed last night with my Counterfeit Kit:
These photos were taken in the spring when I took Nolan and Ailis for a little holiday during their Spring Break.  Brenna stayed behind with Daddy, and he made sure to send me these photos via text to show me how they were doing.  So cute, I LOVE the sign he made for her!!!

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:
But alas I missed the deadline and wasn't able to submit it for the challenge.  Ah well, still have a layout I'm quite happy with as a result of my efforts. 

My computer just died!  What the heck?! I'm typing this on my blogger app, which is fine for the moment, but I hope nothing serious is going on with my computer, I have tons of stuff on there that I'm not too keen on losing!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Layout for "Sketches in Thyme"

Yet another layout completed using my October Couterfeit Kit. I was a little skeptical about how this would turn out, wasn't really liking my banner at first, but then I added those little tickets I found in my tickle trunk and everything seemed to come together.  

Just documenting a trip to Prince George we took one weekend in the spring.  We went to the outdoor show and played around in RVs and on dune buggies and such.  Brenna got her picture in the newspaper, too, playing on a pontoon boat with another little girl she made best friends with for the moment!  The other cool thing was that we ran into a bunch of people we knew from Burns Lake and hadn't seen for a while.  Fun, fun!

Here's the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:
Stuck to it quite closely.  My photos just seemed to fit this layout.  Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and looking!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

First Layout with My October Counterfeit Kit!

Wow, first layout in I don't know how long. I'm patting myself on the back right now! 
It features a photo of my two eldest, Nolan and Ailis, goofing off as per usual.

Seeing I haven't scrapped in so long, I needed to find a sketch to use for inspiration. I used this one from Let's Get Sketchy:
All supplies are from my October Counterfeit Kit.  I have CTMH background paper and gold polka dot vellum (wow, love that stuff, it's so gorgeous!  I had the rest of my piece laying out, and my husband put a frozen goat salami on the corner, and now it's warped - I was pretty mad!  Only a guy would put something wet on something paper, grrrrr!)  The yellow patterned paper is Crate Paper, and then there's a Prima flower and butterfly punched from some Simple Stories paper.  The doily is one I cut with my Silhouette some time ago from cream cardstock, then I just inked it with some CTMH Moonstruck ink.  The feather and button are from a dollar store.

One of the challenges from the folks at Counterfeit Kits was to use confetti on our project.  I found some sequins in my stash, but I didn't know how to do them all random.  So first I sprayed some Lindy's Stamp Gang spray in my two corners, then spilled a handful of sequins in those areas.  Then I glued each little sequin down by hand.  A little tedious, but I'm quite pleased with the results.  Unfortunately, my confetti effect doesn't show up that great in my photos.
So that's it for me for today, but I am motivated to get started on my second layout.  Wish me luck!