Sunday, March 15, 2020

Soiree LO for Sketch N Scrap Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the middle of the month! Where I live your starting to see peeks of Spring here and there, it's nice to see nature blossoming. I've been busy revamping my scrapbook room, get so far and then hit a snag here and there, as the month progresses hopefully the room will too.
We have a fantastic sketch from Heather Hall this month to play with here at Sketch N Scrap
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This is what I created with the sketch: 
So sorry for the bad lighting, the only light I have in my room working is the ceiling light so it's casting shadows well. This is the companion layout to the one I created earlier in the month for Sketh N Scrap's facebook page. 
Used my February Counterfeit kit: Pretty Purple Flutter, also there are elements on the layout for this year's Calvinball too. Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Sky is the Limit Card for SNS card challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st card challenge of the month over at Sketch N Scrap
This fun sketch was created Heather :
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 I needed a card for Bradley our grandson, so I thought this was a fun sketch to create him a Birthday card:
 Masculine cards can be a hard to make at times :) But I think this one turned out okay.
 The inside of the card with sentiment :)
I used my Feb Counterfeit Kit: Pretty Purple Flutter scraps for my card creation too. Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap



Sunday, March 1, 2020

CKC - March Kit Reveal - Backyard Oasis


There it is! March is here! Thank goodness to warmer weather too :) March is a month I enjoy cause I know Spring is on it's way and that means Bird migration is on it's way too and I do enjoy to see the more colorful birds of Spring this time of the year.

“Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.” 

 The beginning of the new month brings also a new monthly kit to play with from Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. You should have arrived to my blog from Tara's blog, if not there is a complete blog hop list at the end on this post. Our hostess this month is Lori and she chose a wonderful inspirational this kit this month for us to be inspired by:
"I have picked Citrus Twist's February 2020 Scrapbooking Add-on kit for our inspiration kit. We have had a string of cloudy, dreary, rainy, snowy days around here, and that paired with the fact that the first day of spring is in March here in the Northern Hemisphere had me looking for a bright and springy kit.

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Citrus Twist Kits also has a Life Crafted kit. I know I will be drawing inspiration from it, as well.
https://citrustwistkits.com/collections/current-kit-subscriptions/products/life-crafted-possibilities-kit-february-2020

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I have asked the wonderfully talented Julie Jeavons to be our guest designer and she has accepted. I always love to see her beautiful work when she shares with us in our Facebook community. 
 
My kit I affectionately call it Backyard Oasis 
When I think Spring I think of time out back relaxing and taking in the new growth of the year, we're seeing geese coming back to the area, deer coming in eating fresh winter cover crop in the garden and the crocus are peeking out with daffodils about ready to burst
 I was mostly inspired by the scrapbooking add-on kit for my layout, but wanted to add project life cards in too. My paper choices:
 I really like the florals in thei inspirationa and love the salmon and coral in the mix together so brought in some CTMH Charlotte that I want to get use up and out of my stash. So the project life cards came from there and from PL Midnight edition too wanting more of that mustardy yellow that was in the kit. Found the one bird paper I liked that went well with the rest of the papers and the night sky papers for the fun of looking up at the stars at night. 
The Alphas I added to the kit:
There is the one in the front I would like to get used up this month :) Lots of titles coming from the gold sticker sheet. That is it for me a small kit this time around, but I'm bring over what I have left from last month's kit too. Now off you got to see what the fabulous Tracey has been inspired by this kit. 

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop


 




Saturday, February 15, 2020

Smile LO for Sketch N Scrap Sketch Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the middle of the month! Wow where did that go, it's moving way to fast. We have a fantastic sketch from Heather Hall this month to play with here at Sketch N Scrap
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This is what I created:
Watching birds makes me smile, I do enjoy the hobby. I used part of a border paper for my edging and then that scrap of green diagonal, plus a pretty floral for the background paper. They all came from my current counterfeit kit: Pretty Purple Flutter. I even fussy cut some of the elements on the layout from the paper I got the border strip from :)
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Grandma layout for Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

Good Morning and welcome :) The 1st challenge for Counterfeit Kit Challenge is here! for this month and Julene has challenged us for the 1st challenge of the month with:

The patterns and colours in this kit made me immediately think of my great grandmother, who always wore small dark floral dresses.
I’ve added some Liberty floral prints to the Pinterest page to maybe inspire you.

Your challenge is to scrap a page about a matriarch, past or present, in your family using a floral paper/theme.
Interesting challenge it is :) The 1st thing that came to mind was my Gram :) I remember here in floral house-dresses. She took care of us when we were young, while my parents worked. I remember being there during the week and I was blessed to have a cousin there too. Someone to play with :) So I found one photo of us together and use that to scrap and also the house that I remember Gram had before they moved in the trailer. Got a picture of the house thinking maybe 2013.
 
 Started with the overall floral print I had in my kit and used the CTMH kit with it. Added the doily and used a doily punch too. The butterflies and buttons were in the kit but not liking the florals that I had in the kit I brought in ones that matched more with the paper.
 Close up photos :) There is me with Gram I had to be about 4 years old.
The house she once had, I remember it well as my Aunt Marie lived there when Gram moved to the trailer.
Thanks for stopping by today and Can't wait to see what you create for this fun challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Stars Happy Birthday Card for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st card challenge of the month over at Sketch N Scrap
This fun sketch was created Heather :
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I needed a card for Albert so I thought this was a fun sketch to create him a Birthday card:
 Using stars for the border instead of the flowers :)
The inside of the card brought in the brown pattern paper and the stars too. I used my Sept Counterfeit Kit: Quite Brawny for my card creation too. Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap


Monday, February 3, 2020

Good Dog LO for a Use Your Stuff challenge-Critters

Yay for an Early Spring! He has spoken and didn't see he's shadow :) Love this now to see if it happens :)
In honor of this critter's answer we at Use Your Stuff challenge blog are in a collaboration with Double Trouble:
Our theme for you this week in honor of Groundhog Day on the 2nd is to create a project that has CRITTERS....it could be something that highlights a pet, or a stamped image with some animals on it, maybe it's the PP that you use with those birds, ducks, moose!  Whatever tickles your fancy!

Now for an added twist, we are partnering in this challenge with Double Trouble Challenges!

Double Trouble Paper Crafting

You want to make sure to head over to their blog as well and incorporate their challenge themes into your project for a chance to win...just click on this link .
Easy enough for me :) with Buddy in our life I have the critter challenge under control :)
My layout is of my Buddy :) my favorite critter. Using an older paper pad I got years ago in a swap for my layout of Buddy. Lucky enough to get the right picture while he had his tongue out making it extra special. I had fun creating this layout and really love how it turned out too.
Now it's your turn! I look forward to see what you create for this fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog