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 :)
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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...

Friday, August 29, 2014

life is GOOD........

Hi you all and it's Friday! A long weekend ahead, I'm so looking forward to this. I got some scrappin planned but we are also gonna be busy putting up tomatoes and tomato juice for the winter. We are seeing the harvest season and the garden coming to an end, a coolness in the air.
I have a layout that I made from a challenge in both my Big Picture Class SuperStashbusters and also the Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group. I love using Aly Dosdall's class sketches cause she does alot of layers and it's something I struggle with and so glad to do it with these sketches. This challenge is #5: Stamp It
The sketch that was used had all these extra layers so I used 5 different papers on this layout. I used all the pattern paper on one side and the cardstock on the other to ground the pictures.  Used a variety of stamps around the page and ink of choice was CTMH Goldrush for this layout. The stamps, ink and papers are from my current Counterfeit Kit.
 This layout was done with the 2 photos I had left from this day when our son came back from a tour of duty and Zach's 1st year event taking place. They had professional photos done, shows the beauty of family.
 I've sprinkled sunflower yellow pearls among the layout and in a nice design triangle for you eye to look throughout the layout
 I grabbed a this & that tags & things in Gold Toile the Shakespeare and butterflies on the page too that I had received in my early years of scrapping and the colors worked out perfect for this layout.
This was a fun challenge, I need to get into the stamping more.. It's a nice touch on the layout. Wasn't able to use up my kit this month but it was fun trying and I expect to use a few more papers yet this weekend before the month is over.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a joyful holiday weekend.....