Saturday, August 1, 2020

CKC - August Kit Reveal - Sparkle In Purple

Good Morning and welcome to my little corner of the world :) Hey it's the 1st day of August and that means it's time for a new inspirational kit over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and this month I'm your host. But 1st you should have arrived her from Tara's blog. We like to welcome our guest Forger this month: the creative crafty Gina McLeod, she's quite creative with the things she does and she's one of the administrators of a fantastic facebook group Bash Your Scrapbook Stash and you can find Gina at her Instagram and she shows off most of her creations in the BYSS FB group. Now that the particulars are done on to the good stuff!
The August Inspirational kit is the Hip Kit Aug 2019 Main Kit  

A pretty purple, blue, pink and yellow kit, which seems like the colors are still a hit with the current kits too other than the added purple. Myself the 1st thing that comes to mind is Sparkle City from Shimelle :) 

But that is me :) I look forward to seeing how you all are inspired by this kit 

So many fun choices going on in this kit and they said in the details that this was a fall kit, myself I can see this in the spring too with those pretty colors. 

If you need some add on kits this may help:

The Embellishment kit is here

This is the Pocket Page Kit how fun is that you can find that here Unboxing video here if you want a closer look.

 My kit was inspired by a little bit of each and it's a huge kit this month, with the covid going on I have more time to scrap than I would other summers, harvesting is a hit and miss thing this year too. 

  Sparkle in Purple!

 Purple just brings me joy :) I probably don't use it as much as I should in scrapping but when the inspiration hits I go big! and so do my kits!
 The papers I was inspired by the colors and the patterns in the original kit. I hit the purple hard, found some older paper and some newer paper too for my kit for a nice mix. This is a nod to Shimelle and Pink Fresh in my kit my favorites lately and a nod to the card icons and the mushrooms in the kit too adding those specialty papers. 1 cut apart, a few scraps and the rest is full size papers (45)
 My alphas I brought in all used alphas in a variety of colors that is in the kit and a variety of sizes
 Lots of butterflies I found in the sticker books so tore a few of those pages out, a good bag of stuff I found too so that will be fun to sort out to see what is in there
 Lots of textures wiht wood veneer, enamels, washi tape, frames, paper clips and ephemera to layer with
 More textures with ribbons, chipboard, puffy stickers (both the chipboard and the puffy stickers were the same that was in the embellishment add on kit of the original inspiration) buttons, those 3 flairs I want to use up and the 3d butterflies
Last of the texture with cork, wood veneer bows and the hummingbirds enamels (got hummingbird photos to scrap)
The also had a mix media add on kit and I added my own mix media to my kit plus some frame stamps to round it out
That's it! That's my scrappy kit for August and I recently got 80 pictures developed so there is plenty to scrap with this kit :) For me this is the fastest way to scrap cause I have all the supplies I need.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll join us and create your own version of this inspiration. Now off you go and see what Tracey has curated on her blog

Now, let's see everyone's take on the kit! I'm so excited!

 Now for the monthly blog list and the reveal enjoy hopping around and seeing what everyone has been inspired by the kit :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Demolition Derby LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) This is the 2nd layout sketch for the month over at Sketch N Scrap. We have a fantastic sketch from Heather Hall this month to play with here:
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 This is what I created with it :
Went to the local fair in July 2018 and this is the 2nd Heat as they call it :) The 4X6 cylinders are a cool looking car and they last a long time too in the Derby but it was exciting too.
Used both my current counterfeit kit and last month's kit for the orange background paper. Got 4 more pictures from this heat so will be making this into a double page layout.
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my corner of the world. I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Happy Birthday AJ card

Good morning :) I unexpectedly forgot to create a card for the grandson's birthday Friday :) But Sketch n Scrap to the rescue with the newest card sketch this month I was able to make the card fairly quickly.
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Got to use Stacy's sketch for this cool card I made for AJ:
Love how it came and other than the base card it all come from scraps
Look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch :) over at Sketch n Scrap

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CKC - July Kit Reveal - Playing in the Dirt

Good Morning and welcome to a new month, a new day and a new kit inspiration. You should have arrived her from Tara's blog. We like to welcome our guest Forger this month: the lovely Jess Claire and you can find Jess at Jess Claire Creates, Instagram and YouTube.
Claire is our host this month and she has provide a different type of inspiration this month: the truly beautiful 'Garden Party' Kit from Sahin Designs, as the inspiration kit. It's a wonderful mix of neutrals and it feels so different to the colorful 'summer' kits that are often released for July.

Neutrals isn't something I'm usually drawn to, but when I seen the inspiration I knew that I wanted the My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm as my base to my kit :) From there I raided my color drawers Brown, Black and White/Creams to round out the kit. So here is my kit for July:
 Playing in the Dirt
I stayed pretty true to the colors of the inspirational kit, with the B&W, Browns and Greens
Here are the papers
 Chose to grab some of the red from the inspirational kit with in the paper and the embellishments. More die cuts in the kit but I do have texture with the wood veneer and the cork alphas.
I grabbed the acrylic paint I had on my desk along with the 6X6 paper pad which will bring in more of that red in the kit as well. Few washi tapes and some puffy stickers to complete my kit :) I see alot of garden pictures scrapped this month. I'm blessed to have a few leftovers from last month that I can bring right into this kit :) Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll join us and create your own version of this inspiration. Now off you go and see what Tracey has curated on her blog

Now, let's see everyone's take on the kit! I'm so excited!

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Our Wonderful World LO for CKC Challenge #1

Good Morning and welcome :) The 1st challenge for Counterfeit Kit Challenge is here! for this month and Tara has challenged us for the 1st challenge of the month with:
Wonderful World
Create a layout about the wonderful world that you live in.  This could be a layout about the beauty of the natural world.  You could create a layout about the world you created-home, work, etc.  Let your creative juices flow!!
Our inspirational kit featured  Paper and embellishments from Alexandra Renke of Germany my kit include two of her papers and those papers are beautiful, so I wanted the paper to shine besides the photo I chose and my story to add to it. 
 My base paper wiht those beautiful flowers and all those words about Hope and Spring, things we needed at that time with the starting of the Covid-19 here in the states and we had a stay at home order in place too.
 The layout I created feature a picture of us walking in our world as we normally do, this was the Saturday after Good Friday. This is Our Wonderful World where we are most happiest and during our favorite season too :) To this layout I added the 3 rainbows I had for part of my embellishment cluster as well as some butterflies in various forms. A few word phrases too. I don't do single photo layouts to often, but this paper deserves all the attention.
Close up of my journaling, All the elements to this layout came from my kit Rain or Shine and if you created a kit we would love to have you join in for this fun challenge. Check out Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for what the other forgers created for this fun challenge

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Let's Wander You & Me LO for Stick It Down Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to Stick It Down challenge, their Double page challenge for the month of June is real interesting and should be fun to play with. But 1st our sponsor for June sponsor is Love to Scrap 2
Here is the Double Page Sketch:
And this is what I created with it:
I used some memorabilia on the layout with my photos as I print in 4x6 it was tricky to get them all to work but I did :) I shifted the title down and the journaling too. Added punched stars with fussy cut tickets for my embellishments.
The Left Hand side of the layout:
I used my current counterfeit kit: Rain or Shine for this layout, plus items I had chosen to use for this trip :) The Right side of the layout:
 A little peek from the hubby too :) Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge over at Stick It Down challenge,

Friday, June 5, 2020

Happy 60 Birthday card for Sketch n Scrap Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st challenge of the month over at Sketch N Scrap blog. Stacy has started doing sketches for us and this is her 1st one :) and it's a good one.

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 This is the card I created with it:
 I needed a birthday card for my Brother-In-Law and this what I created for him. I also included what I did on the inside too. I used my counterfeit kit from Sept 2019 Quite Brawny
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my corner of the world. I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap.