Monday, May 18, 2020

Little Man LO for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 2nd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Leslie has challenged us to:

For this second challenge let’s try something fun! If you’ve been using your kit this month you have already been cutting your papers. Choose 5-6 random papers & cut a few strips. Weave the strips together to create a background, accent, or element for your page!

I had fun creating my background for the layout :)  
 From my kit Country Picnic I've been creating to I took some of the scraps I had and cut them into various size strips for my weave. Added this cute photo of AJ my grandson and scattered some embellishments but not many were needed for this layout
 Close up of the background created with this technique. Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I have created today and I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun challenge.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Have A Zest For Life LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) This is the 2nd layout sketch for the month over at Sketch N Scrap. We have a fantastic sketch from Heather Hall this month to play with here
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 This is what I did with it and I used that lemon pattern paper too from my current counterfeit kit:
I started working on another trip and this is the last photo of this particular day and Dave wanted his picture taken so thought best to have it in the album :) 
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my corner of the world. I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch.
And if you would like to join the Birthday party 
We are celebrating 8 years of creativity and inspiration ALL MONTH long on the blog and also on Facebook with an online virtual crop!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Love You card for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st challenge of the month over at Sketch N Scrap blog style :) as there is also a birthday party going on over for Sketch N Scrap over on Facebook. But 1st let's talk about the sketch:
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Heather has provided a wonderful sketch this month and I used it with the scraps I made over the weekend to create an Anniversary Card for my hubby
I think that he will like it :) I added the blue plaid into the inside too, now to think about what to write in there for him :) Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my corner of the world. I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch.
And if you would like to join the Birthday party 
We are celebrating 8 years of creativity and inspiration ALL MONTH long on the blog and also on Facebook with an online virtual crop!!

Monday, May 4, 2020

Here We Go! LO for Stick it Down Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to Stick It Down challenge, their Double page challenge for the month of May. Our Sponsor this month is:
Angie's Digital Stamps is our sponsor for May!

 Here is the May sketch!
and this is what I created for this sketch:
 This is the base page for our fun train ride that we took while we were in Honesdale, PA. There were 24 pictures to this section of the road trip so decided that I would also add 2 Pocket pages to this too (at a later date this month)
The right side of the page, I used a CTMH collection as well as that circle paper that was in my April Counterfeit kit: Spring Cleaning. The pin I purchased at the last place we stopped at and knew that I could use it like a flair badge on the layout. Bits and pieces from my BASHket was added to the layout too
I used some bits and pieces on this side of the layout from my April CKC: Spring Cleaning and I just about got this trip wrapped up!
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge

Saturday, May 2, 2020

INSD Counterfeit Kit Challenge Style

Hello and Happy (I)NSD yes a holiday for us scrappers! Wish my workplace would see this as a national holiday too :) Over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog we have some fun challenges for you today. Starting off with a Fantasty Scrapbooking Kit. Each MF chose a paper, an embellishment and something fun for the kit and this is what we created
Fantasy Scrapbooking

Master Forger Laura gave the Master Forger DT this fabulous moodboard - from the Studio Calico blog back in May 2016 - and challenged us to be inspired by it.

It's full of bright colours, the "on-trend" rainbow colours and is upbeat and happy - something that many of us might need at this crazy time.

Studio Calico blog archive

Each of us picked out one (or some of us stretched it to 2!) pieces of patterned paper, one embellishment and a "must-have" item that no kit of theirs should be without!

MF Laura then brought it ALL together to make a CKC hand-curated {inter}National Scrapbook Day kit! 

And she decided to name our event 

Fantasy Scrapbooking 

because she said it reminded her of fantasy football or similar! 

The MF DT group was buzzing as we all presented our essential take-aways from the moodboard and I have to tell you that we ALL want to buy the resulting kit! We should set up a kit club according to several members of the team :-) 

What fun!

So I know that you all want to know what this fabulous kit looks like and here it is:

And because there were so many of us jumping in with ideas and items that "needed" to be included, MF Laura came up with an add-on kit too!
Are you up for the challenge? We hope you are because this isn't everything!

As well as curating our very own CKC Fantasy Scrapbooking kit, each member of the MF team also came up with a challenge which we will be posting on the hour, every hour through the day - so set your alarm and see you back here soon.

Here is the kit I put together for this weekend's scrapping:
 Just a fun sampling of what I could grab in about 30 mins.
 Here are the papers I chose to play with this weekend :)

I hope you will join us all day today :)

Friday, May 1, 2020

CKC - May Kit Reveal - Country Picnic

Hello May! So glad to see the burst of colors and to see the migration of the birds too. In the marvelous month of May when all the buds were bursting, then in my heart did love arise.
The beginning of the new month brings also a new kit to play with for Counterfeit Kit  Challenge blog. You should have arrived here from Tara's blog, if not there is a complete blog hop at the end of the post.
Master Forger Leslie is our host for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge month of May. We welcome our May Guest Designer, Ashley!
Leslie has chosen for our May inspiration kit a new kit club,  Club Echo Park! Not a new manufacturer, mind you, but a new club a bi-monthly kit club and it is just so pretty! The kit is built on the Echo Park/Carta Bella Oh Happy Day collection.

Club Echo Park March 2020 kit

19 designs on double-sided paper, including 36 ABC & 43 project life style cut apart cards

 33 die cut ephemera pieces, 69 stickers & 33 die cut frames & tags pieces

6X6 paper pad, 1-30 foot roll washi tape, 15 exclusive stamps

What an awesome way to start off May! I fell in love with the inspiration really quick and here is my version of this kit. I call it Country Picnic

My papers:
The rest of the kit :) Some old alphas in the florals like they have and I brought in the Simple Stories So Happy Together for the bits and pieces 
So excited to play with this kit this month and I hope you join us too and play along with us over at
Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Now off you got to see what the fabulous Tracey has been inspired by this kit. 

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Lock 31 layout for Counterfeit kit Challenge #2

Good Morning and welcome :) The 2nd challenge of the month for Counterfeit Kit Challenge
Clair is our host this month and she is having fun with some of the elements that we're in the original kit for our challenge

This is a journaling challenge. Use the sentiments from the stamp sets included in the inspiration kits as a starting point for your story. I've included the stamp sets above, so you don't need to head off and find them!
So I found 2 stamps from the stamp set I included that works with this challenge and included with the layout:
The background paper is the B side of one of the floral papers, seemed like the right color to go with the stickers I used in my clusters that included my stamping that includes the journaling challenge from Clair. Stamped in black ink it's hard to tell in the photograph.
 Using stickers from the kit and some glitter enamels for the clusters.
It's been fun working through this day trip using my current counterfeit kit: Spring Cleaning as the 2 middle papers are scraps from a layout I did the day before :) Love cleaning up scraps like that.
Thanks for stopping by today and Can't wait to see what you create for this fun challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge