Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Magic of Christmas LO for CKC Advent Calendar

I am so glad to join in the fun over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge for Day 11 in our Advent countdown! If you want some great ideas for Christmas scrapping/crafting you need to go and check this out we have a post for each day in December leading up till Christmas

The pictures go left to right across the double page layout. A Christmas gift that I had gotten my husband hmmm mid 1990s I would say, need to investigate this a bit better with comparing other photos. But I had fun getting this gift together with a bit of help from the delivery guys and getting them to stack the chairs to make 1 tall box. My husband is 6'4" so that gives an idea of how tall it was. As it was buy one get one free I also had a nice Christmas gift too :) But his reaction was priceless that day and a memory of a fantastic gift that I've never forgotten. Did find out that negatives just don't hold up well and these are with a bunch of negatives that I better get printed before they get any worst, will be looking into a local place that does this type of printing.

 I used Christmas pattern paper and also some gift paper. I like to try to use a variety of fonts for my title and was able to achieve using 3 of them. using a variety of Christmas die cuts and a couple of project life cards too. 
This layout was prompted during LOAD217 Greek Mythology for Day 16
DAY 16: Gifts
What is the best gift you’ve ever given or received?
This story of this gift is one of my favorite memories at Christmas time. So it was fun to finally get it documented :) 

It's always great to dig into some old stash to do my Christmas layouts and I've got quite the stash of Christmas Scrappy items :) So maybe next year consider joining us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge as we use up our stash in fun unique ways.....

Friday, December 7, 2018

Merry Doggy Christmas

Hello and welcome to this Funday Friday Anything Goes challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack . Our Sponsor this week is  Digital Delights by Louby Lou!
 A cool digital stamp file was given to us to use this week and it made for the perfect card to give to the Hubby from our pooch Buddy :) I colored it with my bic markers and used a gold and clear Wink of Stella pens for some glitter :) Finished it with my snowflake corner punch :)
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to link your creation up over at Jo's Scrap Shack.


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 So make sure to play along this week~

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa & Deer card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning :) and welcome to the 1st card sketch of the month over at Sketch N Scrap. Heather Hall provide this Christmasy sketch:
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Working through some of my scraps from my layouts last month and added a fun digital stamp for this card:
 Even grabbed my stickles and added some to the snowflakes on the digi stamp :)
Added a few punched snowflakes for some extra glitter :) I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun card challenge over at Sketch N Scrap

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hooray! layout for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and Wow! It's December already! Where did that year fly off to! Are you getting busy? Any scrappy plans for December? December is usually a busy month for me, luckily I'm almost done shopping so that should take out some of the stress of the holiday and to enjoy the festivities of the month besides celebrating a special birth.
This is the 1st sketch of the month over at Sketch N Scrap and it's a good one! so many layers to play with:
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and the layout I created with it :)

Avery is our grandson and one that is so determined at anything that he does, he amazes me for his young age what he has accomplished :) A bit behind on scrappy of his achievements this is the picture that spoke to me when I did this layout :) I was able to include a 2nd picture with a close up of the medal he received as one of the circles in the sketch. Williamsport Area School district colors are Cherry, White and Black so incorporated the colors within the layout.
Close ups photos:
 Using papers from my November counterfeit kit: Just Bloomin' Lovely, with adding various stars in my stash.
 Metal received. Whimsical Musings Challenge #287 be inspired by awards
The fun title created with that gold lettering in the kit :) Finally used one of the Hoorays up now to decide how to use the other one :)
Thanks for stopping by today and check back later for another posting of a double page layout I did :) Looking forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge, it's an awesome sketch if your like to layer :) over at Sketch N Scrap

Monday, November 19, 2018

Holiday Magic layout for a Use Your Stuff challenge

Hello and welcome to today's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. We are having a collaboration with a pair of women with a fun challenge and a newer blog on the block :)
We have something super special going on for the next two weeks!

We are pairing up with Double Trouble Paper Crafting for a 2 week challenge!  This challenge will go from November 19th until December 2nd.

Here's a bit about our friends Double Trouble!

Welcome to Double Trouble - We're two retired ladies bringing you a new challenge blog where we hope you find fun and inspiration! We're not affiliated with any companies and welcome all participants. Our challenge will include Thing 1-Trouble Maker the Basic Challenge, Thing 2-Double Dare being a surprise element in which you may or may not decide to participate and Thing 3-Twisted Sister, will appear with an optional twist to the Challenge.



When you enter our challenge this week, be sure to run over to the Double Trouble Challenge blog and see what their co-coordinating challenges are!  The more aspects of the challenge you do, the more entries you will receive to win their prize!

This is our part for the challenge, we have a fun mood board to draw your inspiration from! There are lots here, pine, snowflakes, cocoa, some lovely colors, candy canes, Christmas trees and so much more!
 
I love mood boards for inspiration for a layout. I used the colors, red, green and white with a hint of gold/yellow for my accents. December in our house when I got the time available is baking Christmas Cookies and in 2017 I baked on 3 different days, some sweets for my sweet (the hubby)
I chose to use all the challenges: Thing 1's challenge to make a sweet treat for the holidays, Thing 2's challenge to use our mood board and Thing 3's challenge of adding sprinkles too :) 
 Besides the color sheme I used some sparkly snowflakes that was also on the mood board. It was fun to use paper from my current counterfeit kit : Just Bloomin' Lovely: the red paper, the 6X6 papers that I layered with and the 4X6 paper that I made my strips with, also the tassle bows and the green buttons! a win-win for this layout. Brought in green doilies, the snowflakes, the ribbon and the stars from my Christmas stash for Dec. 2017. 
Using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap from Sept. 1, 2013 for my layout inspiration:
Close up photos
 December 24, 2017 baking our favorite Sandtart cookies
 Dec 17, 2019 Baking some newer cookie recipes something I try to do each year atleast one new recipe.
and finished it off with the Cookies I made for a Christmas style cookie party at work for us on 3rd shift, December 8, 2017.
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world.

Remember to head on over to the Double Trouble Blog and use our image as well as their challenge ideas to create your projects!  Link up to both blogs!  This challenge is going to run for 2 weeks and you can enter as often as you like, as long as you are creating new entries each time.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Love This Ride layout- Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2

Hello and welcome to the 2nd challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.
Challenge #2 - Getting Twisty and Sketchy

Continuing to use Citrus Twist Kits as our inspiration this time around, use this gorgeous Citrus Twist Sunday Sketch from 22nd April 2018 as inspiration for your project. 

Place your own "twist" on it by rotating it, reversing, mirroring, turning it upside down, making it smaller or just doing your own "thing" to it - just don't use it as is!

Credit: Citrus Twist Kits Sunday Sketch with Kira #22 

 I turned the sketch once counterclockwise
This is just about always the last ride we do at Knoebels and it was nice to see the Frick Steam Engine as I don't think I ever seen that there before so it's nice the change up the scenery just a wee bit each year. 

Using some of the softer nostalgia style paper that I had in my kit Just Bloomin' Lovely for the layout as the ride has been one we enjoy each time we go and a ride I remember riding as a kid too.
Plus the paper works well for the era of the steam tractor too. Next year well ned to investigate that steam tractor just a bit closer :) We hope you play along with us with this fun challenge this month :) Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm doing in my little corner of the world.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Lucky Dog layout - Sketch 114

Good Morning and welcome to the 2nd challenge sketch of the month over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and this is the sketch That Emma created for this month:
and this is what I created for my layout:
Using some old 4X6 pocket style cards and cutting them down just a wee bit to work for what I wanted for this layout:
 Going with a grid design for my layout thanks to RTS scarpbooking and Janet's new fun series about go to designs. I used that plaid pattern paper from my current counterfeit kit: Just Bloomin' Lovely  and the wood veneer arrows too that were in the kit. From just that one day shopping I thinks so far I got 4 layouts done and still got a few more to do from the pictures I took. Another grid layout will be coming from those pictures too but that is a story to tell another day.
 The close ups of the layout
 The card I created with additional wood veneer stars that I dressed up the layout with.
also added the enamel hearts that are in the kit too. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style.