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:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The First Few Pages of My Steamtown Mini Album

Good Morning you all :) I had a very fun filled week of visiting various members of our family at many occasions. We were lucky enough to spend time with our Granddaughter and our Great grandson, was able to get a 4th generation photo too. So I got all the photos printed and will be doing many layouts in the days ahead of the experience while it's still fresh in the memory bank.
This is a photo heavy post, wanted to warn you ahead of time. I've set up my schedule of crafty goals for this week and last night I actually got started :) So I pulled out my Summer Travel Kit and I got started on the Steamtown Mini Album, I had previously sorted the photos in the order that I want the album to flow and got an outline of the album too.
So my title page came together from some inspiration that I seen in the current magazine at Scrapbook & Cards Today you can download the digital magazine for free and they have some really cool ideas and a very readable magazine for digital copy.
The album is 8.5 X 6.25 so the first few pages are that size too. I cut the title page background paper from a 12X12 sheet. I grabbed the happiness bingo card and a road trip die cut I found while cleaning up my room that was perfect for this album. Backed it with the cardstock I included in the kit and used gold smooch to outline a couple of letters and add the missing spots to the letters.
 I also did some flax stitching to the a so it wouldn't get lost .
I added the border of washi tape to give the title of the album a subtle place to rest. I strategically added the arrow to be next to the word (to) and to surround the word (destination) to draw those words into the whole of the page. I used a variety of alphas and my dymo for the destination title and date. The National was an actual cut up piece from a cut off sheet that you will see a few more cuts as we go along.
 Pg 1 and 2 is our driving journey part of the trip:
I had kept every thing from that trip so when I found this Google driving directions among the stuff I knew I had to use it for the driving journey page, it seem to fit right into the page for a fun detail element. I used a piece of the 8X8 paper from the travel pad for the background of this page.
 For page 2 I also took a page from that same paper pad and fussy cut it to be able to keep that wording on the top of the page and added the pictures in a way to be able to keep that one building showing .
 The Central Scranton Expressway was a fun drive and you really needed to be quick with a camera to get pictures of all the murals they had this one turned out the best and was just perfect for the day too. I added the Steamtown directional sign to the park.
I also got a picture of one of the signs for one of our turns to get to the park, a cut out piece from one of the journal pads and a fun die cut from one of the sticker packs
 page 2 includes 2 pictures of the arch crossing over the street it was fun to see all the different buildings in the city of Scranton
The up-close picture shows the signage to the Steamtown Mall, a squeal came out cause I knew we were getting closer to our destination. Another fun sticker from that pack that had an airplane on it, pulled that off and covered the spot with star and added a piece of tape that came in the SN@P sticker pack I got that drew in the reds really well together to form a design triangle.
Pg 3 and 4 is us arriving at the park:
These 2 pages are like the index of the site (gives a description of each of the points of interest at the park) with a few added elements. I printed the map that we received onto the photo paper cut in half and spread across 2 pages. Both of the side borders on both pages are actually the map received
and the safety brochure we received
 and they both pull out with the tabs (more of those cut out like from the title page for the tabs)  I attached so you have access to the map. I added the photo that my husband took of me
 as we were heading to the site, where we received our passes:
and our wrist bands for the shortline train ride we took (those will be on another page) at the ticket booth building (reminds me of an old building that you purchased your tickets for your train ride back in the day). It's a cool place to see that doesn't take alot of money to enjoy, just about as cheap as a movie other than the gas to get there.
The first  pages of the album done, it's fun to actually get started on a project that has a clear beginning and a clear end. It's a different size format than what I'm use to but I think it'll work out just fine and can see already that I will be very creative with some of the picture cutting.
Well you all have a great day and stop back tomorrow for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog hop...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Zachary

Hi you all today is my Grandson's 4th Birthday and this is the card I made for him and rather quickly too it seems my mind was elsewhere this weekend and I didn't get to that project and a note from my husband yesterday morning sparked the memory.
I apologize for the lousy picture, I gave the card to my husband to sign and enveloped it up and realized I never took a picture so I popped it out of the envelope and took a quick snap and back in the envelope it went.
I used the blue pattern paper (opposite side than what was originally pictured) from my current counterfeit kit and the letters spelling out Zach was from the kit too. This is a silhouette store file: Design ID #17319 and if I had more time I would have played around with it a bit, but I thought it turned out okay :) I used some heavy kraft cardstock not sure where I got it or what company it's from, for behind the cut out of the train and the happy birthday. I use blue stickles and black stickles and added black flock to the stickles to give it a look of coal. 

We had a wonderful visit and he seemed to like the card, but the 20.00 in the card seemed to be better and I heard that will be used to got to Clyde Reptile Land, yep he is now into the reptiles and dinos :) 

Have a fantastic day you all and thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my little corner of the world :) 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Steamtown Day Trip Mini Album...The Supplies

Hi you all and welcome to my blog, I picked out another Counterfeit Kit specifically for 2 travel getaways that we took in 2012 and for my this years traveling adventures. I'm taking the Big Picture Class: Going Places and these are inspired from those classes and this month's counterfeit kit my new counterfeit kit that will be a Summer Travel kit, hence the name: Summer Travel 
These are some of the papers that I have chosen that will be cut down to fit the mini album, also the Timeless Type Stack from DCWV that has some fun papers for travel
I also pulled a few paper pads in various sizes for the albums:
I pulled the 2 8X8pads that I've had, seems like since I first started scrappin and want to get them worked through and out of my stash. The travel stack covers alot of themes so some of that maybe saved for other summer layouts. I pulled 3 6X6 pads that have something with Traveling, Trains (that is what one of the albums is about) and some fun colors and the 1 black paper pad will work for at least one section of the one album. Had to get the old smash pads out to help with the journaling.
 The alphas and some fun pockets to hold all that memorabilia you seem to bring home from trips. I may pull in other alphas as I go, don't want to be limited to just this.
 Sorry for the lousy picture, my camera starts to lose battery power this is what happens and I usually don't know it till I get the pictures on the computer :) A specific travel stamp set and I have another one around here somewhere that I want to pull too. Lots of little die cuts and some specific 3X4 and 4X6 papers. I will be cutting more travel related die cuts with my cameo and cricut when needed.
 More 3X4 and 4X6 papers that I thought was cute and a fun addition to the kit
 Travel related stickers and some other stickers that are from past kits that I want to eliminate from my stash but should work really well with this.
 These are my 2 main Albums that I will be working on the Orange snap 6X8 album will house our Steamtown day trip, I got this album on a cool sale at Michaels and I got the little extra that day too that you see in the picture, got them on sale also. The red 8X8 Making Memories travel album will house our Canandaigua, NY vacation in 2012 that was The Pageant of Steam it is a huge antique steam engine show. I will be using a travel Creative Chaos album (Michaels brand) I got a few years ago for our summer adventures I think it's time to actually get it out and use it. We don't have big plans this year for vacation, but a few day trips to check out some of our surrounding area (there is a museum that I would love to check out and we got the 75th Anniversary of Little League so I expect big things in our area for the celebration)  and planned tractor shows.
These are the first ones to get scrapped. The whole stack is from our day trip to Steamtown National Park in PA it was just a day trip but so much fun and this isn't all the pictures that were taken but I think the best ones to show what we experienced. I know some of these will end up being in traditional layouts, but most will go into that orange album. I went through the pictures last night and got them organized by how we went about the complex that day and some of the memories that I remember from the trip. Excited to get started on this album :)

What are your plans for vacation this year? Will you be doing any past albums or any on going albums?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

game ON

Hi you all how are you this fine day? I got another challenge complete last night this one is from Scrap & Play Challenge #5 which entails this sketch and the letters in SPLASH to be represented by an item on your sketch
 Here is my Layout:
S-Sequins, P-Patterned paper, Pennants, Pointer, Photos L-Layers, A-Alphas, Arrows, S- Smooch (Gold), Sticker (die cut) & H-Heart
 This was an interesting way to do a layout, but alot of fun too. The pattern paper came from my current and older counterfeit kits, love the tray of scraps on the desk so I use them and the Echo Park sweet day papers worked just fine with the floral print.
 The die cut sticker is from My Mind's Eye indie chic and the sequins were a fun touch for the center of the flowers.
 The draped pennant came from the paper pad The Neapolitian Collection and the gold arrows came from my little cuts stash container, gold smooch scattered about
 These 2 pictures are from earlier in the day when we were having fun playing some badminton. Brandon was my partner I'm glad he's a good sport about taking over while I was getting pictures but then Dave missed the shot anyways. Gold heart came out of the same container as the arrows and there are 2 chipboard pointers pointing to the birdie in each picture.
While the boys and men were playing golf (a layout to come yet) the girls were playing a bit of Tennis or at least trying too, it made a good photo op and perfect for this sketch. The title was done in 2 different alphas and a little smooch was added to the white letters.

I'm going to also link this up to Paper Secrets too for their challenge

You all have a fantastic day :) Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little corner of the world....

Monday, July 7, 2014

Campbell Get Together 2013

Hello my blogger friends, for my American blogger friends I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I accomplished some scrapping in-between all the other fun festivities of the holiday weekend.
This layout is of the get together we had in 2013 when Tammy was down for a visit. We were lucky enough to plan a full day of fun with beautiful weather for the day with our local kids here too, the only ones that were able to make it was Katherine and Zach due to sickness. I will be putting this layout into the Scrap Our Stash July 1st challenge: Let's Go Shopping: Items from shopping list:
Washi Tape, Striped paper, I used Metal Dots, Dimensional Sticker, Journaling card (from the Basic Gray Hipster pad), Rub On (Date)

 A picture of  six of the grandkids together, the 2013 rub on is from my Summer Travel kit (revealed later) and the metal dots are from my current kit
 The purpose of the alphas page was from my Big Picture Classes Stashbuster Anonymous that I took in 2013. There were  challenges that I am still trying to catch up on from this class. I joined a FB group dedicated to this called BPLaggers for us that got behind on our classes or just never did them so we would have a cheering section to encourage through the classes that needed done. This class was the first that I purchased at Big Picture Classes and thought I had better finish it before the sequel comes around at the end of the month :)
 The tree is a felt dimensional sticker from my current counterfeit kit so is the journaling tag it was cut from the Basic Gray Hipster pad. The background paper is from the one paper kit that was in the current counterfeit kit, too.  I so far got 3 layouts out of that particular paper kit and enough paper for 1 more layout yet
A corner full of washi tape, rub on date and Alphas for a nice title block.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what's up in my little corner of the world....