Monday, September 8, 2014

CCC: First Day of School 2012

Good Morning you all and welcome to the 1st of this season's Creative Cutting Challenge post. the theme is Anything Goes. I used the freebie die-cut that was offered on the CCC last post for my layout The School House file:
This is the file I chose to use:

I resized it down to fit the area I wanted to to fit on the layout. This cut can also be made into a card very easily with your cutting software and welding it.
 This is the sized down die cut and it worked out perfectly for this part of the layout. The diecut is actually cut with light red paper for some reason picasa is making it look pink sorry about the bad coloring on the pictures.
Alphas is from last month's kit Simple Stories Awesome sticker sheet. The tag journal card is from a Recollections Journal Card Pad: Laugh and the side cut piece about recess is from the Basic Grey Kneehighs & Bowties snippets pad.
 A picture of Elias and Avery. I found a package of Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers (1st Day of School) in my stash under the theme of school and knew it was perfect for the layout and now it's out of my stash. So I used the largest one for the title of the layout and the others to make a border in between the pictures
 A picture of Isabelle heading off to Kindergarten :) She's growing up so fast. these are a few of my grandkids heading to school on the 1st Day in 2012. I'm awaiting on this year's pictures to come in the mail from Snapfish. Most of the papers are from this month's Counterfeit Kit and all came from my stash. The blue polka dot border is washi tape.
I used a sketch from pinterest for the layout
scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @ (photos could be 3 square or 3 landscape-oriented rectangles)
Off you go and give a try to the challenge we hope you all play along with us:
Rules are simple the project must be new works and  Each project must contain at least one SVG (SCUT, MTC or similar) file die cut and that file must be clearly apparent or you must state what piece of the project is the SVG (or similar electronic) file.  A file name or creator link would be helpful to those viewing your project. NOTE:  A project using only a Cricut Cartridge file is not eligible.  SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF AN ELECTRONIC CUTTING FILE WILL BE DELETED.  Blog owner reserves the right to delete any submission deemed ineligible without notice to entrant.
For more details about the rules you can go here

I will be submitting this layout to these challenges:
Stuck on U Sketches die cut challenge: Class is in!
Scrap & Play: Challenge #9/School Supplies
Scrap Our Stash: Challenge: Stash Challenge #18 Back to School

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Using a Chipboard Frame: CKC Challenge #1

Hi you all, over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, they have a twist for the 1st Challenge: Challenge #1:  Create a challenge for US!  Post it on your blog and create something based on your challenge using your kit for this month.
So this is what I choose for the 1st Challenge which I had found over at October Afternoon's website in the tutorials section: Using a Chipboard Frame
Here is what I did with it:
Isn't this a cool way to use up a chipboard frame. I used a CTMH Irresistibles Make it count chipboard die cuts chipboard grid for mine, I cut it down to 10" for a background piece
I added washi tape to 3 sides, took the measurement of the individual windows and cut up vary pieces of papers for it
 I also added tape to the backside for the cut pieces to be attached to the frame
 I got the pieces where I wanted them and attached it to the frame. The sticker on the background paper was attached after deciding what I was doing with the frame. Added some foam tape to certain spaces that needed to keep the height of the frame.
I added a cluster of papers and washi tape to that top open spot to frame it off and give a nice little title for the layout. The arrow and heart is from the white bling sticker sheet of words.
 I decided to do flowers from 2013 as a 2nd though cause of my choices of small prints for the windows of the frame. So my 2 favorite flowers in 2013 were highlighted on the layout.
 The 2013 are some of the chipboard tiles from the actual sheet. Now this stuff is pretty cool. It comes white and you rub ink on it and you get this resistant look.
 Added a few chipboard birds
 These 2 flowers are in our yard so I get to enjoy them each summer, one thing I do enjoy is spending time in our yard walking about and enjoying the peacefulness and the beauty of summer.

I was so glad to stumble across this tutorial and gave it a try this has to be one of my favorite layouts this year, just might have to frame this one and hang it in my craft-room. It's nice to do something different with your craft . I hope you give this challenge a try :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Up Down All Around

Hi you all, hope you had a fabulous day yesterday :) I couldn't wait to get into my new Sept. Counterfeit kit and do some scrappin so I check out a few sketch challenge sites and came across Let's Get Sketchy post and used that for the basis of my layout. I had more photos that I want to use than that in the layout so I made the large one a collage and it worked perfectly for the chosen title.
the sketch: Team A September week 1

This was super fun to put together and a great sketch for the pictures.
 Brandon was having such a good time on the ride :) I included washi tape for the bottom border and fun letters for the title
 I thought this tag was a good choice for the layout.
 My journaling included in the top right corner block with a cluster of words included and a fun cork star
 Yep this is definitely and interesting ride, not one I'm interested in riding. Have a great day you all :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

September CKC Guest Designer

Happy Labor Day!
Wow I can not believe I was chosen for Guest Designer over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog! Wow I am truely honored and excited for this, I have to thank Cindy of Cindy's Creations she is the one that introduced me to CKC last year and I have been enjoying the blog ever since. Where else can you go each month, make a fantastic kit each month from your stash, play with some fun challenges and get those memories scrapped....
Here is the fun inspiration for this month's kit:
 August Kit: Island Paradise
It's called Island Paradise, wow it is so cool! The first thing I notice is the geometric designs going on and the blues and yellows, gliiters, corkboard and blocks.

So this is what I came up with: Geometric Happy

The papers:
straight on shot didn't turn out so good:
I have a good mix geometric, florals and words going on.
They also have a cardstock add on and this is what I pulled:
The extras:
 Stamps I chosen this month, some clips, lots of tags and jute cord
 I also located a piece of cork  paper in my stash that I'm gonna try to forge the chipboard things in the original kit
 Some cute new tags and PL cards
 In this picture under the stamps on the right hand side there is a CTMH Irresistibles Make it Count chipboard die cuts. Found out recently these are pretty darn cool and I don't know why I haven't used them before. You will see this in an upcoming blog post.
 The alphas, stickers, washi tape and chipboard shapes
 I found some blue thickers like the thickers in the inspiration photo and I have the words but in white glitter.
Here is a CTMH Irresistibles Make it Count chipboard die cuts.

*I do have the option available to use whatever I need from my stash especially since I do alot of challenge sketches so just never know what I'm gonna need for those: Ink, enamel dots, rhinestones and so on

Thanks for stopping by today and please enjoy the hop, I plan too :)
Order of the Hop:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Campbell Reunion 2014

Back again with another layout. This one is using a sketch from My Scraps and More Sketches #89. I'm also working on a cousins challenge so combine the 2 and I have the starting page to this year's reunion:
and this is the sketch:
This was really fun to put together and using my current counterfeit kit for the layout it came together pretty quickly.
 I used the thickers that was in my kit and the chipboard letters that I colored with some really old crackle paint.
 Sprinkled around some seaside skittles
 The triangles were pieced together with 2 solid colors, journaling done along the edge.
History in the Making is a CM sticker from the reminisce title stickers

Was really fun to put together and excited to put together the rest of the pictures that I printed from this day to include in out family album. See you all tomorrow....

CUJO not quite

Hi you all! Hope your having a fabulous day. We canned up 28 quarts of sweet relish and had some time to scrap and got this one in before the time was up over at Sketch N Scrap, I used their sketch. This layout is of our oldest dog Jake, he is our groundhog killer :) He keeps our yard well maintained throughout the summer of these critters.
and the sketch:

I used some of my counterfeit kit and some of my dog theme supplies for the layout.
 I'm a big Stephen King fan so when I got challenge to do a layout with a book title, I knew that I had these pictures I could use and the book CUJO was perfect for the title.
 This was the first year we had Jake and in May we were training him to get this critters and he did so well.

Jake is our outdoor dog prefers to be outside and we let him, but he comes in every night. He's older now and not getting around as he used to but when he does see a groundhog he still tries to get them.
I hope you had a great holiday weekend, it's been relaxing around here.
Stop by tomorrow for something really special :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hi you all :) Having a fabulous weekend so far? I did this layout for a 24 hour challenge in the yahoo group I belong too. I used one paper collection for the layout and it actually came together pretty quickly using a chosen sketch.
The sketch:

I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I used the October Afternoon Midway collection for the layout, it's in my Counterfeit Kit this month with plans to do some fair layouts, this may have been the only one I got done this month :) Since it was a full collection it all came together fairly quickly.
 This collection is a really fun collection, the Tilt a Whirl background paper gave a nice backdrop to the pictures.
 Dave and the boys enjoying the Twister and the pictures really capture that joy
 I used the gray star paper to mat the photos and the mat the ticket pennants too
 The little cluster on the top right corner includes another row of tickets and the date. These are some pictures from a few years ago that I'm still scrapping, got some more to do yet to finish up the fun few days we had when Tammy and the Grandkids were in town in 2010. It's fun to do the now pictures and it's fun to do the then pictures too as I get a chance to enjoy the memories :)
Have a fabulous weekend...