Friday, October 18, 2019

3rd Place WMSPT Red C layout for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 2nd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Laura our hostess this month has challenged us to use that kraft piece that was in the inspiration kit: Our inspiration kit this month features a piece of Kraft cardstock, so my challenge to you is to create a layout or project featuring this forgotten favourite. It doesn't have to be cardstock or paper, it could be a tag, label or sticker.
I had already cut into the one I had in my kit for another project :) But I had enough left over to punch a border for my layout and I also added a kraft journaling card that was in my kit too.
 Our grandboys, OMgosh from 2012 (7 years ago!) Kraft worked perfect with that green and brown paper that I used for the layout. Added a banner (from the LOAD17 prompt which was a prompt to tell a story of an award too) I've had these pictures sitting what it seems like a long time in my photo box and so glad I finally got them on scrapbook paper :) Their 1st year playing and their team took 3rd place not to bad. I had fun using other elements from my Counterfeit Kit: Groovy Chic.
 Avery :) Being a goof ball has excelled in football, now playing for Wmspt Area High School
 Elias has now take an interest back in football and will be playing on JV level of the Wmspt Area High School
My journaling and a few buttons from my kit :) Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun sketch :) over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Repairing layout for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the midmonth layout sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. Today's sketch is from Heather Hall and it's a fun one:
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Got my new printer working finally and got these fun pictures from the summer to use for this sketch a process of getting my tractor ready for the show, Dave wanted to use the cultivator attachment for me to have an easy way to get up on the tractor, plus I would also be able to help out with the garden too.
 Using a Bo Bunny collection that was in my July 2018 counterfeit kit Dash of This and Dash of That. Always fun to go back and use a kit :)
 The alphas for the title did come from my current counterfeit kit  Groovy Chic, yep it helped having the red alpha this month :)
 Loved adding the journaling block to the side of my pictures a way to extend the photo mat.
Fun small picture, nod to the sketch, of me with my tractor after I washed it :) It's ready for showing now :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap



Monday, October 14, 2019

Boo to You LO - Use Your Stuff Challenge

Good morning and welcome to this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. Mayo is our hostess this week and has challenged us to Use a Pumpkin on our project, Either on a photo, if you make layouts, a die cut, a stamp, whatever, as long as it's a pumpkin. 
Here is my take on that challenge:
 This was made from another challenge too, using chalks, for Nicole Jones Scrap-A-Thon 4 and also for LOAD1019 Day 1 prompt. Basically I went with being dressed up as the prompt was Drag for Tom Hanks series Bossum Buddies, yes we are doing a month of Tom Hanks inspiration, this girl could really having the blahs about it but a trooper and making sure the prompt works for me :)
So this picture has been hanging around for a while and finally thought I should scrap that one :) My 2 youngest kids Kevin and Jill, 1994, thinking this may have been the last time they went out trick or treating :) I even made Jill's costume :) As you can see I use a variety of pumpkins on the layout, even the ones that are in my counterfeit kit Groovy Chic this month in that box of chipboard.
Close up of the middle section, had fun creating the chalked background and will definitely be doing that again :) I finished up the purple Halloween dazzles I had and got that out of my stash :) plus some phrase stickers too.  Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Happy Birthday card - Sketch N Scrap challenge



Good Morning and welcome :) Yes it's World Card Making Day, do you have aany plans to make any cards :) I have plans but I'll be scrapping instead of cardmaking. But I wanted to share this card I did make with you all. Over at Sketch N Scrap were celebrating World Cardmaking Day all month. So check out what they are doing each Saturday this month for a new sketch. This is our regular sketch for the month:
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I just love this sketch from Heather. This is the card I created with this sketch
 I made this fun card from my grandson for his birthday at the end of the month, just love that huge star for his day :) I used some of my counterfeit kit: Quite Brawny from last month to make the card
This is what I did on the inside of the card.
As I said earlier check out what Sketch N Scrap is doing this month :) today you get 2 sketches our regular on and our 1st one for the World Card Making Day. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create :)




Tuesday, October 1, 2019

CKC - October 2019 Kit Reveal - Groovy Chic

Good morning and welcome in October! September was crazy busy with lots of overtime and a tractor show in the middle of it :) But I did get lots of scrapping done and hope to post some of those this month, but 1st.......
Laura is giving this month a try of being a host for Counterfeit Kit Challenge. First you should have reached me from the creative Lori's blog so excited to see what she pulled together for this inspiration. So Laura pick for October is the ‘Summer of ‘69’ kit from Studio Calico and yes, it is from 7 years ago! However, she say that if they released this kit today I would totally want to buy it, and I feel it looks just as fresh and bright as it’s modern counterparts.
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 Wow isn't this just a Groovy kit! Love the vibrant colors and with the softer coolers. You can find the unpacking of the kit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZHQVaxabFw&fbclid=IwAR3DMwpc8LQG3f9DO83fTm1bzURdI1pRRtjp8SPUAOnqaDyRS6oX4RuSh10

So this is what I came up with for my kit: My counterfeit of this kit is:
Groovy Chic:


 My papers I choose both sides of the papers in the kit plus add a few more along the way:
 I raided my pattern paper drawers this month for most of my picking, but I also used some paper pads so bring in some old paper and some newer paper too. The dark grey paper is actually green and has embossed leaves on it that didn't come out so well for the camera. I added 2 6X6 paper pads that are similiar in patterns and colors.
My alphas for the month, no chipboard in this picture but the red and pink are there.
 This is something I got with a scrapbook box sale from a local girl and it was in the box with lots of scrapbooking stuff :) I noticed the pink chipboard with some other chipboard and thought it was a good time to sort through it :)
The 2 stamp sets I chose for the month :) something similar but quite different than what they had.
As you can see from the picture of the kit I've got buttons, doilies, diecuts, tags, chipboard, pearls and gems plus 3 things of washi :) in a different color than what Susan had used in her hint post in the facebook group :) but I knew when I seen I had some so I included that too.  Lots of bold colors, softer colors and neutrals too in this kit. I think it's gonna be a fun one to play with this month :)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join in with us for some fun this month with this fantastic inspirational kit over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, now off with you go and see what our hostess Laura came up with for a kit over on her Instagram page
 
The Blog Hop list just in case :)

Guest Designer, Ayaan - https://www.instagram.com/ayaan_scraps/
Cindy - http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/
Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com/
Tina - http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/

And of course, don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas and challenges as you put together and use your kit.





Sunday, September 15, 2019

Smile LO for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to today's sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. Heather gave us this cool sketch to play with:
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This is what I created with it :)
 3 of our Great-Grandkids, Waylon and the girls. I created the layout using my Quite Brawny counterfeit challenge kit. I think it was the right mix for this layout and enjoyed journaling around the block too something that I haven't done in a long time :)
Close up photos:
 Had fun adding words to the pictures and the cute enamels and puffy hearts
 Waylon, Quinn and Reyn
Used my creative memories circle cutters to cute out those circles :) Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog.



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Curated an Awesome Easter Egg Hunt LO Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st challenge this month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. Our inspiration kit for September courtesy of the Secret Not Secret Kit Club (Redefined Kreative) Lisa has challenge us to  "curate" our own project! we are working with a curated kit this month which is rather exciting, When you looked up the meaning of "to curate" in the dictionary, I found this definition.
               verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing.
to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit)
to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content
I love the idea of pulling together some sort of exhibit or collection - isn't that what we do with our memories all the time in this wonderful hobby of ours?

Be inspired by this definition in some way for your own project.
This is the layout that I created by the inspiration of this challenge:
 I pulled out 11 photos of the 1st part of the Easter Egg Hunt, using a Scrapbook Generations sketch created the layout using my Quite Brawny kit, used bit of things on the layout, lots of words and phrases and those 5 stars.
 My journaling
  My title with the addition of the word of the day Curate for this fun challenge :) Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Do It With A Smile Happy Birthday for Sketch N Scrap card challenge

Good Morning and welcome to today's challenge over at Sketch-N-Scrap card sketch challenge #153
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from Heather over at Sketch-N-Scrap to create this card:
 This card came together pretty quickly by using pieces of scraps on my desk, perfect for one of the girls in the family too.
So many cute ideas you can do with this sketch go and check out how the design team took on this sketch over at Sketch-N-Scrap and I look forward to seeing what you create with this sketch :)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

CKC - September 2019 Kit Reveal - Quite Brawny

Good Morning and Happy September to you all! Wow August just few by us guess harvesting and preparing for vacation will cause that :) I'm glad to September come as it's back to a routine and the garden is coming to an end for harvesting, I love the warm weather so appreciate the temps in September too, we've been surprised to see changing colors here already with the trees just seem's a bit early.
Today is also the beginning of a new kit creation with Counterfeit Kit Challenge. First you should have reached me from the creative Lori's blog so excited to see what she pulled together for this inspiration. This month Lisa our host approached it a bit different and approached the lovely Khristina Sorge from the Secret Not Secret Kit Club (you can find details about her club online here) for the kit :) I'm a big fan of Kristina's and belong to this club and her other club Kreative Cuts Club. For ease of getting the kit you want without actually going out and shopping for it than Khristina is your gal!

Khristina has been offering curated, personalized kits for some time now and I knew that this would be a great change to our usual approach for a month when I was organizing the kit.

I was delighted that she was on board right away and has actually created a unique, personalized kit JUST FOR US! 

I'm so excited to share this with you today for your own inspiration using your own products. :-) 

Here's the kit she's curated for us:




You can find Khristina at:

My counterfeit of this kit is:
Quite Brawny:
 I stuck with the masculine theme of the inspiration kit, digging into some Close to My Heart papers, Echo Park papers, older collection of papers and ones I got last month during my trip.
My chosen papers from a variety of kits and also some paper pads too. Tried to stay within a good masculine color scheme too when I was picking the papers. 
Lots of labels, stars, arrows in the kit and I had those viewmaster diecuts already on hand too so that was fun.
 I included 4 stamp sets to play with this month
 Lots of enamels to scratter around the finish layouts, fun word stickers, flairs and some brads too
 I came across 1 black foam alpha (I know I have another one! just not found it yet) word stickers and a fun chipboard stickers and alpha too.
Texture paste, some washi tape and a chalk pen. Some of the things in my kit I had gotten on a retreat I went to this past spring that Khristina was hosting. 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join in with us for some fun this month with this fantastic inspirational kit over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, now off with you go and see what fun kit Laura came up with over on her Instagram page

it's time to get hopping. Here's the full list for you:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Floatie Fun for a Sketch N Scrap FB challenge

Today I'm doing the August 1st layout sketch from Sketch N Scrap that will be posted on the facebook group.
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I only had 3 photos to use for this layout so I changed it up just a bit by adding a PL card to it for onw of the photos.
 Pure summer fun on this layout of the 2 granddaughters and the 3 Great grandaughters enjoying floating on the Lake. I captured all the colors from all those floaties that Amber is carrying.
My journaling :) Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Twins Time for Sketch N Scrap Challenge #183

Good Morning, I hope you are all well :) We're enjoying a little vacation in the southern half of PA this week but made sure to get this layout done for today's challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. Challenge #183 sketch is from the creative Heather Hall:
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This is the layout I created with this fun sketch:

 This layout was an awesome way to show the movement of the girls being passed around. We enjoyed our turn holding them while most were in the pool having fun.
My journaling for this layout. I created the layout using the scrap of that bold paper from my counterfeit kit mini kit this month and added the black stars paper that was sitting on my scrap desk. Thanks from stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch and link it up over at Sketch N Scrap.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Hilling Potatoes for Use Your Stuff


Good morning and welcome to this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. Our challenge this week is Summer Activities. I did alot of what our summer activities usually consist of and that is our garden, my husband's hobby.
 Using scraps to create this layout about my husband, this day he was hilling potatoes.
Close up of the journaling on the layout. I look forward to seeing your creation for this week's challenge challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.