Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Barton House

Hi you all and welcome to my 2nd post of the day. While I was sorting photos that I had gotten developed over the last 2 weeks, I come across these and wanted to get them scraped since I just did the Jeff Dunham one and that was the same fair. I did some research on the Barton House for my journaling, by what I read the Barton House was the origin of the Bloomsburg Fair, Caleb Barton leased 12 Acres to the Bloomsburg Fair and those grounds are incorporated into today's fairgrounds.
 I used a sketch over at Sketch N Scrap sketch #60 for the layout:

When we go to the fair we love to see the exhibits and somehow we have passed this one by, but not this time:
 I was able to add 8 photos to the layout the sketch made a nice backdrop to it making it look like pages out of an old scrapbook. The colors came by the way of an inspirational challenge on a Yahoo group I'm in.
 The fashions back then were absolutely gorgeous, I included a word sticker in the place of the title and the large Rhinestones in place of the stars. All the papers are from my current counterfeit kit
 The flower cameo was a nice touch and so glad to have it in my current counterfeit kit. I can't imagine washing clothes in that washer :) My husband still hangs herbs that way to dry so some methods do hang around for quite some time
  The computer generated jouranling I got off the interenet, lots of good information about the house and the owner here is just a bit:
The Barton House was the original house on the property, through research on the internet I came to find out that the owner, leased 12 Acres to the fair and now those are incorporated into today's fairgrounds. The farm house built by the owner is the last remaining farm house to sit on any state fairgrounds. This story reminds me of my own family and my Dad's Mother side of the family donated or sold (not totally sure about that part of the story) grounds to the now Clinton County fair. It was nice to tour the place, the fashion and the way things were done back then, we have really been blessed with the modern technologies we have today :)
Have a fantastic day! I'm off to do some more scrappin while I can, August gets awful busy, so I want to take as much time in July as I can to get what I want done :)

Capture The Moment

Hello, how are you all today ? Stuck On U Sketches had a fun sketch on July 18 and I had these few pictures that I wanted to scrap and thought this sketch would be a fun way to do the layout:
This was a special moment with my husband and our grandson Zachary last summer, Dave was explaining the sunflowers to Zach and I was lucky enough to catch the moment. The sketch:

The top section of the layout:
 I used Dazzles: Cross Stitch stickers in silver (this was for a challenge on a yahoo group I'm on to use silver) Also used silver pennants from a punch. The title comes from a cut up card from basic gray: Mint Julep pad and the Coolville for the basic gray: Hipster pad
 So I used the picture of all the sunflowers and my husband in the back and then the 2 pics with Zachary.
 The Hello today is from CTMH Reel Life Everyday Life stamp set stamped in Memento London Fog. The sunflowers last year were in abundance and so pretty. It was a joy to see the gold finches eating the seeds.
 I added a few pieces from a kit that I'm working on to get rid of it's bits and pieces for the kit. I also added SU candy dots (like enamel dots) throughout the layout
 I punched out the circle piece and put my journaling on
 One thing I like about the counterfeit kit challenge and the kit I made I got a good mix of colors to use for the layout
Thank you all and I will be including this in Tiffany O'Grady's giveaway on youtube
What I have used is: layering, the dots and the stamping

Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world.....

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hi you all, 2nd post today, lots of challenges I'm trying to get in before the end of the month. This layout is specifically about Jake our older blue heeler. I used a sketch from Stuck?! their July 1st sketch challenge and this is also for Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog's 1st challenge to use triangles.
I came across these 2 pictures of Jake while trying to decide what I wanted to do with the challenge:
here is the sketch:

Jake entered into our life when he was 7 months old:
 The upper right corner has the very first picture that we took of Jake we got him Feb 13, 2002. I used my current counterfeit kit for the background paper and the scattered papers used for triangles. Also the chipboard that I included in the kit that I found going through a box. The rub-on splotches are from an old kit and I can actually say it's out of my stashed used it up here for 3 spots and the wrapper is in the trash. The dog pieces came from my dog specific drawer. (Pebbles tag with ribbon, MM mini metal circle tab and a sticker with label made from my brother labeler)
 The 2nd picture in the lower left side of the sketch is Jake some time after the surgery, his hair hasn't fully come in yet and you can see the stitches. Oh Jack did not like the cone collar (the collar that they give them to keep them from licking the area) So when we were home we would take it off as much as we possible could and still keep and eye in him.
The Journal spot is from We R Memory Keeper 4X6 pad: Friends Furever cut in half tells of when we got Jake and of the accident, providing the dates. This triangle sketch was perfect for out tripod dog :) Jake now:
at 12 years old, he's not as active as he used to be but he still gets along fine, just takes him a bit longer.
Do you have a pet? Do you ever scrap about the pet?
Thanks for stopping by a 2nd time today :)

I Honestly Love Every Second

Hello how are you this fine day :) This layout I figured out actually works for the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy :) So I will be linking it up to the challenge so here is my take on it:
here is the sketch:
I used the Recollections The Neapolitian Collection for my entire layout other than the Gold Lame Smooch:
 This layout is about the night at the Bloomsburg Fair seeing Jeff Dunham, this was on our bucket list we've tried for 3 years prior to this one and something has come up and for him also something happen that it didn't happen. So we thought this would be a great birthday gift to each other, so the 3rd time was the charm :)
 Lots of various elements scattered about the page, cut outs and stickers and layers.
 Some of the pictures I got off the internet, we were to far away to get pictures like this so it was nice to find them.
 I fussy cut the Jar for (Jar of Fun) and used that for my journaling. We had a fantastic time and lucked out to sit with another couple that enjoyed seeing Jeff as much as we did. Even with an incident in the crowd Jeff was easily to come off the cuff with out sounding crude and that was fun, he's very good of the impromptu if needed.
I'm also linking this layout to Lasting Memories challenge: My Country Tis of Thee :) "Do a layout of something you like to visit in your country!" We do like to visit the local fairs, to see the exhibits as well as the shows, Then there are times you get to see the big show like this one, I had seen Joan Jett and the Blackhearts here at Bloomsburg Fair years and years ago, so it's a place I do like to visit.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Catching Up

Hi you all, I've had a busy weekend how about you? But first lets get to the scrapbook layout I did:
This layout was actually created with the sketch from Stuck On U Sketches July 4th Sketch but with the busyness of the month I actually never posted it in time for the challenge, here is the sketch:

So today I seen that Lasting Memories has an Anything Goes Challenge so I will enter this in their challenge. This was also a layout I did for an old Big Picture Class :Stashbusters Anonymous it is the ribbon challenge. I have one more challenge to do to complete the class and I would like to do it before the next class starts this Thursday :)
 This layout was made from a kit that I had in my current Counterfeit Kit. I think I got 3 maybe 4 layouts out of the kit and I'm still working the extra pieces that came with it in other layouts. I used 2 different fonts for the title the large circle letters came with the kit and the other is from another kit but matched up pretty darn good with it.
 This is a piece I fussy cut a while back and found it in the box of goodies that I have from the CKC, I also found the glittery chipboard star in there too and added that. I used 2 PL cards and you can see the one sticking out here and I used 3 different ribbons on the layout.
 Here you see the other PL card, a die cut I found in the box of goodies, and a sticker I think from the Amy Tangerine remarks:Good Times sticker book.
Added the time well spent sticker too that is from me&my Big ideas:Family Sticker pack. It was a nice day for the adults catching up with each other, this is in our back yard.

So this is what I was busy with yesterday, I had received a free shelf unit from the people I do subcontract work for this is the unit:
 We added the backboard to it to get it sturdy up cause it couldn't go against the wall because of the one piece of the radiator in the way. It's in on a slant and that makes it nice to get at the shelves too
Last night and some today I got it all loaded up with the stuff that was there and then some more :) The drawers hold many things: Diecuts I had floating around, Foam Alphas, pictures, punched borders, mini glue gun and glue, dry embossed pieces, my geo dies and 2 empty drawers yet. I have my cuttlebug and embossing folders and cutting dies on the bottom row. Top row middle cube has my 6X6 and my 6X4 pads that I just may use so they are handy :) There are my rulers, my cardstock for digi stamps, little tools, pens, viva pearl pens pens, lots of scrap paper in various sizes, my brother labeler and my paper scrimper. Nice and neatly organized so I can grab it whenever I need to use it.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. We got to eat our first corn on the cob from our garden Saturday, so good having that 1st taste of the summer and it just maybe our only batch cause the birds and squirrels have been in it something awful this year and we lost most of the block. Today we had tomato sandwiches, sure was good! Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world.....

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Time Fun

At least it felt that way the day of the ride. How is your summer going WOW can you believe how fast July is flying right by us. So the challenge over at Lasting Memories challenge #200 WoW that is alot of challenges :) so the challenge is Buttons which my layout has on it
This layout was done with a sketch for July's challenge at a Yahoo group called Scrappin-n-Chattin Group, it's a fun little group with lots of fun challenges :)
So this layout came about cause of the need for a large picture and the one that I didn't find to tell that story, I found this one to tell this story :) This picture came from a calendar page from our club calendars and it was a picture of me on one of my hubby's tractors and this was the tractor that we got from a friend that had passed away, we got it at his auction of his tractors and we ride this in his memory :)
I added the buttons in all 3 corners that there were design elements on the sketch, plus it makes a nice design triangle :) The papers and the elements came from both of my current counterfeit kits this month and the rubons were in a previous kit.
The title came from a circle punch and a scallop punch plus a few of the words that were n the edge of one of the 12X12 papers from CTMH Jubilee pack the yellow doily pattern is from that line too.
 I added a few more pictures from the ride some PA scenery and my husband on his Z
 I found this brad in with the buttons that was the same color going on with the blues and added it where the design element on the sketch would have come all the way down the page in that area.
My journaling actually came from the write up on the calendar page and worked out perfect for it to be lined up there from the sketch. The only thing I added after the pictures were taken was the date and I used my Dymo for that.
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing my view of what I do love of PA :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The July CKC Blog Hop with a LOL layout

 Hi you all and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge July Blog Hop :) With a Laugh Out Loud scrapbook LO.
If you are coming from the amazing Lisa's blog then your right on track. The challenges this month are:

Challenge #1 - Triangles: Use at least 5 triangles on your project
Challenge #2 - 3 Techniques: Combine 3 techniques (or more)
Challenge #3 - Create a Panel Card: Try a unique card on a panel design

I chose to do Challenge #2 Combine 3 techniques (or more) How many do you count from the layout ?
 First I forged the tag that was in the original kit and added some faux stitching (that's the 1st technique) then I layered with many different papers, chipboard pieces, journal cut out pieces, a journaling tag, and some vellum all down the diagonal of the LO (Layering that's the 2nd technique) and I hope you can see the torn edges of the flower paper on the LO (Tearing that's the 3rd technique)
and in the left hand corner of the page:
 I had a cluster of both vellum and a word sticker which I included some silver stickles here on the swirl they had printed and also on the tag for some bling (Adding bling that's the 4th technique)
 So now about the layout this is my grandson AJ and while everyone was busy doing their own thing (this was from the Campbell get together pictures I've been scrappin) I caught out of my eye this box running around and it had legs! So I took the picture and another of AJ sitting on the bench. This is one gremlin (that is a nickname he got from his Mom) that can find fun in just about anything and every single word on the layout refers to his beautiful personality :)
The kit that I used had fun frames so I framed the picture of AJ running :) I'm thinking framing maybe another technique not sure on that one and this lovely quote was in the kit and it fit perfectly for the layout. The journaling on the tag reads: We Cherish AJ OMGosh I saw AJ running with the empty box of potato chips, I had to take a couple of pictures :) 6/29/13. Also added are the 3 triangle silver studs from CTMH pointing to AJ's picture. 

Now off you go and enjoy the hop your next stop is at Leslie's blog Out of the Mire to see what challenge she chose. If you get lost along the way here is the list of all who are in the hop: