Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Always A Fun To Do the May Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to May Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. If you came from the creative Jemma's blog then your on the right track :) but if not you may want to start at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and get on board with the first stop on this month's blog hop. This is always a fun blog hop showing off the ladies creations from their current counterfeit kit. This month, you can choose to share any project you have made with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit which you have not shared on your blog yet. You project could be related to any of the three challenges or maybe just something you made with your kit. As a reminder, here are the three challenges this month: I chose to do Challenge #2 even though I want to give #3 a try yet this month:
 

This is the layout I did from this sketch, I always like to use a sketch to get my layouts done quickly and since the topic of the sketch was about Counterfeit Kit making then it deserved a sketch that day I created it from this month's challenge. So this was based upon a LOAD prompt theme was Daily Life and the prompt was On my list to do. So as I pondered most of the day about what to do for this prompt, I'm not much of a list maker, but I do make a list things I need for a counterfeit kit and I needed to do that day so there it was!
 My list, the name of the kit is also on there and the day I pulled most of the kit :)
Fun title I created for the layout from the prompt :) So glad to do something like this as it is part of my daily life.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the blog hop. Your next stop is over at Jane's blog
our guest designer :) I know it's gonna be cool! It's been great having here on the blog this month.  Check out what all the hop members are creating :) Have a fantastic day

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Music I Enjoy To Hear

Hi you all and welcome to a new week challenge for Lasting Memories Layout Challenge. This is the last challenge for this month's theme of All About Photos. This week were looking for How Many Can You Fit. I have a total of 7 photos on my layout and lots of journaling to cover the rest of this one page layout.
 This was a layout I made during LOAD515: Day 19: Top 40 Anyone else compulsively follow Casey Kasem’s Top 40 as a kid? I so remember that show and love to listen to it. I think I always have loved music:
An up close look at the journaling.
 Pictures of me through the years :)
What music do you enjoy? Would love to see your creation over at Lasting Memories this is the final challenge for this month and a cool prize to win too :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Fun Happy Day!

Good Morning :) It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania :) Wow the sun is out! Haven't seen that in a long time! Today I have my Stick It Down project for you to see, I hope we will see your creation this month over at the Stick It Down linky.
This layout is about a day we spent together in December .
Here is the May double page sketch from Stick it Down.
May double sketch
This one is so cool for the project life style scrap page as well as the traditional scrap page together, perfect for those event or vacation photos :)
I adapted the left side of the sketch to work with my photos and journaling. This layout was also made for LOAD516 Day 17: Theme is I feel and the prompt: What makes (or made) you feel excited or playful. Well the list of ideas when like this: Going to new places, Doing new things can make me excited, Being around younger folk can make me playful. So from this list I came up with this layout and it almost fits all that was on the list. Definitely was a new place to check out and we were doing new things for this December that we had not taken time to do before. Enjoying what the season had to offer :)
 The paper is the B side of some of the polka dot paper in my current Sunny Breeze counterfeit kit :) This shows that you can use any type of paper for a Christmas style layout :) The teal was still a good match for the teals in the inspirational kit. I used the map that came with the brochure for my layout and also another part of the brochure below the picture of the stage. I used the photo of going into the market for my title card, you can see just a bit of Dave on the edge of the picture.
The right side I added a red doily and the other half of a doily I had used on a previous layout this past month. couple more papers from my Sunny Breeze kit and stickers from 2 different sticker sheets.
 A picture of us on the school bus heading to the Market. They don't have enough parking so they bus people in from the small mall at the edge of town to the market. Wow those bus seats are tiny for full grown adults :) A picture of one of the food stands :)
 Picture of the map
 My journaling
A close up of the pictures on this layout. There was so much to see and more pictures yet of the day, some will go into my December Daily for last year. We had a blast, don't need to go again, but well worth the trip there for some unusual Christmas shopping. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world today and I hope to see you creation real soon :)





Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Turning the Big 50

Well this is the last one for tonight, that is the 1st week of LOAD layouts this month throughout the day today. This layout was Saturday Day 7: Theme Time Capsule. Prompt: What's your Hairstyle? I went with something a bit more current for me.
The year I turned 50, I decided I needed a big change! I wanted to look 50 not 60! So I got my first professional hair coloring done. My hair looks seemed to have stayed the same through the years, I like the long shag style of long ago. It has changed at times but I always seem to go back to this simple style. So I found the photo I tok n my birthday, one there in December right before I got it colored and the 1 after I got it colored.
I went with a fun sketch over at the Memory Nest for my layout inspiration :)
 http://thememorynest.blogspot.com/2016/05/make-it-monday-no-59.html
 I used a collage of photos for the photo block of the layout, went to my Birthday theme paper drawer for the background paper. I used a variety of papers to punch out the hexagons with my punch for the layout. Scattered them about after inking the edges and came up with a fun playful layout that took a bit to do. Thank goodness it was a Saturday :)
 My journaling I put on one of the 3X4 cards that was in the paper pad in my current counterfeit kit. I also used some of those cards to punch out some of the hexagons from on the layout.  I added some glittered birthday cupcake and star stickers around the layout.
 The photo collage
 My title, since taking this picture I have added Turning The above the Big on the layout seemed like I needed more for the title so I added smaller alpha letters and a word sticker to the title. Since turning 53 I have seemed to embrace my salt n pepper look and went back to my natural dark brown and gray locks of hair :)
Thanks for sticking it out with me today as I get caught up with challenges I have done this month :) Friday I bring another round of a week of LOAD posts for the 2nd week of May.



Acrophobia

LOAD516 Friday theme: Adventure is my Middle Name and the prompt for Day 6 was How have you challenged yourself? I have this thing called: Acrophobia is the Fear of Heights. I go on this ride at Knoebels, the skyline ride, challenging my fear of heights. It's an ongoing challenge of mine. From the research I did I came across that this often develops in later life (this is what is going on with me and I wasn't afraid of heights as a kid!)
I used the current sketch over at Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group for my layout. The triangle studs are part of this month's counterfeit kit Sunny Breeze.
 My personal journaling block
 The information I found on line about this phobia
 The title work
This is the picture of me bracing for the fear that is taking over! I'm more afraid of going down then up on the ride.

A Perfect Day

This layout was made for LOAD516 Day 5 Theme: What you love, what you really, really love and the prompt was What is your favorite place. This prompt seems to creep up often in the LOAD prompts one way or another. So I sat and thought about this prompt a bit while having my coffee that morning and thought about it throughout the day too. But I finally came up with what about my craftroom? it's one of my favorite places to be! So that was my layout. I went to search for some pictures and I knew the sketch I was going to use was from the Island Crop over at Scrapbook Generations FB group event.
I grabbed some pattern paper from my Crafty Pad for DCWV and used that with 6 PL cards I had in a past counterfeit kit. That's what was so cool about this sketch (April 2014 addition over at Scrapbook Generations) that it had the spots for the PL cards and it made a nice mat for the photos. I did some fussy cutting for the journaling strips and a cute strip I had gotten one time in a fortune cookie that was perfect for this layout. The flowers, pennants, sequin stars, glitter gold hearts, bakers twine and SU candy dots were the embellishments from last month's Shabby Gone Wild counterfeit kit I made up.
 My journaling block
 This fun top cluster
Up close shot of the photos, with a couple more flower clusters. An overall picture of my room, a selfie of me in my room (this was taken during a 10 day challenge of selfies), my craftdesk and a meme. The perfect day is usually spent in that room while creating.

24/7

This is from LOAD516 Day 4 theme is Life by the Numbers and the prompt is: Chores! Hmmmmm so I've done a layout about chores once before using my playlist for the theme. So I decided to focus on the actual chores for this layout. I also I would include about the new schedule I'm doing at that time that came with the new job.
I used a collage of photos for this layout this was a challenge over at Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group and I grabbed a piece of theme pattern paper from SU pattern pack for part of the layout and the 24/7 paper from my March's counterfeit kit Camera Crazy that I saved back to use this month as soon as I heard what LOAD would be about.
I used the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy week #1 sketch:
 This was such a fun sketch to play with and very easy to adapt a collage of photos to the layout. I used the monthly calendar pattern paper for half the layout and use that 24/7 for the title too.
 punched out some stars and doodled around them to give more umph!
The collage photo. A little bit of what I do in the name of chores. Refill the bird feeders, laundry, suppers and making sure the counter is cleaned of dishes each night is just some of what I do during the week.