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: