Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Royal Promenade LO for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good morning and welcome to the blog. Today is sketch day challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Laurie is in charge this month and this is her challenge:

 It's time for challenge #2. This month's Inspiration kit was full of bright summery colors. I want you to create a layout bursting with color, using vibrant hues and playful patterns to express joy and creativity. Try starting with a bold background paper, then add contrasting bright colors in various patterns. 


 I
used bright colors from my kit for my layout to emphasis the party atmosphere of boarding the ship. Definitely not my style so it certainly challenges me to use those types of colors and the bright ballons in the pictures helped me with the layout. Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I hope you join us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for this fun challenge.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Central Park Deck 8 LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of June, we have been having some wet weather, but now it's starting to warm up well for the 1st day of Summer coming soon. We got a fun challenge layout over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori 

 

This one is so cool and so easy to play with too :) This is the layout I created with the sketch:


This was my favorite deck on the ship I enjoyed walking through the park quite often, usually either getting a coffee in the afternoon or heading to the stateroom. This view is from deck 16 when I was headed to the Windjammer for breakfast I get pics of it. Used my current counterfeit kit for my layout and I pulled in some wood veneer from my stash for the my clusters.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.

 

Saturday, June 1, 2024

CKC - June 2024 Kit Reveal - Crusin'

Welcome to my blog and the 1st of June! 1st of the month means it's time for a new inspiration for us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit to challenge us to look through our own stash and choose a kit to play with. 1st you should have arrived here from Julene's Blog I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her. We are thrilled to have Mel Walkden join us as Guest Forger, I know her from her beautiful creations and being facebook friends 

Our host this month is Master Forger Laurie she says:I am really excited to be your host this month.

 For this month's inspiration kit, I have chosen 49 and Market's Vintage Artistry Sunburst!. I chose this kit because June marks the beginning of summer for us here in the States and it is bursting with color, which I love and hope you do too.

Here's a look at what we have to work with.

 




 I was blessed to hit a NSD sale and got this collection at a good price, but I choose not to add it to my kit and pull a kit from my stash. Here is my kit for June:

Crusin'

I did have a small collect of the Sunbrust collection so that is where I started my kit bringing in a bunch of Summer stuff too as well as beachy. I will be scrapping Cruise photos all month with the kit.

My papers:

 Close up 1:

Close up 2:
Close up 3:
Close up 4:

I had a blast curating this kit and plant to enjoy scrapping all throughout the month.

Thanks for stopping by today to my little corner of the world. off you go to JoJo's instagram to see the kit she has pulled, if you get lost along the way the blog list is below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your kit this month at the CKC

Also be sure you check out our social media hop! Many of our team members have Instagram, YouTube and/or blogs. Their links are listed below:

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

1st Christmas Decoration Up LO for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

 Good morning and welcome to the blog. Today is sketch day challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Misty is in charge this month and has provided us with a sketch that she created herself.

Master Forger Misty back with our monthly sketch challenge. I create sketches and offer them as freebies over on my blog. I chose this sketch from Feb '22 as our design to work with this month. I liked the patterns and shapes. I hope you can take this sketch in whatever direction works for you, from literal to very interpreted.


I enjoyed playing with the sketch and so glad to get a cut file used to from my kit:
I moved the title to the bottom of the layout to work better for me. As this is also a LOAD524 layout I used Reds and Greens for the technical prompt today of complimentary colors. Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I hope you join us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for this fun challenge.


Monday, May 20, 2024

Merry Christmas card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome :) We've had rain for so long this month that it's great to see the sun again, warmer temperatures too for this week ahead.

Welcome to the 2nd card sketch of March over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori

This is the card I created with it
I used some fun word paper for my card base and love this cute stamp image of Santa Claus for a Christmas card for this year's mailing.
A few scraps for this card love to save Christmas paper for cardmaking. Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Today's Adventure LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of May, we have been having some wet weather, lots of rain. Seasonal temps though. We got a fun challenge layout over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori 

Super fun sketch it is! This is what I created with it:
 
Some stenciling and I added 2 strips of paper vs the one on the sketch. This is one side of a double page layout that I'm creating about one of the highlights of a walking tour I took in Nassau, Bahamas during a cruise in February. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CKC - May 2024 Kit Reveal - Homebody

Welcome to my blog and the 1st of May! It's National Scrapping Month, woohoo! Perfect time for a new inspiration for us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit to challenge us to look through our own stash and choose a kit to play with. 1st you should have arrived here from Tara's Blog I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her. We are thrilled to have Alison Day join us as Guest Forger, I know her from association with LOAD so I see her creations atleast 3 times a year if not more.
You can find Alison on her social media: Blog: http://alisondaydesigns.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daydesigning/ or on her YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/@AlisonDayDesigning

Our host this month is Master Forger Misty here to bring you our activities for the month of May. Don't forget that May celebrates interNational Scrapbook Day (aka iNSD) as well. So there will be extra fun happening over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog! Stay tuned for that.

Now, let's go ahead and dive into this month's kit inspiration. I've chosen the Timeless kit from a company called DLS DesignIf this kit doesn't sound familiar, there is a good reason for that. This kit is offered by a kit company in the Netherlands. Since you are unlikely to have any of these items, you will really have to put those counterfeit skills to use this month!

 When I 1st saw the kit I thought right away of using PinkFresh Studios for my kit. Here is my kit for May:

Homebody

My Papers:
I chose a variety of PinkFresh Studio's papers and some from some paper pads too. 



Alphas, I brought in alot of choices this month
Some fun cutfiles if I don't bring them in I won't use them and that is a goal for me this year is to get ones I have cut used. Some sequins and flair too
The embellishments I tend to grab alot so I have choices there too. I'm playing with LOAD this month so it's best to have things on hand. That's it, that's my kit and I plan to have fun with it all month. 
Thanks for stopping by today to my little corner of the world. I'm the end of the hop this month, if you get lost along the way the blog list is below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your kit this month at the CKC