Tuesday, July 5, 2022

2022 Congrats card for Sketch N Scrap card sketch challenge

  Hello and welcome to the 1st card sketch of July over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. I love this card sketch that Lisa created just a fun one that can be used in so many ways, here's the sketch:

This is what I created from this sketch:

The grandson's Graduation card, I'm blessed to have had a local scrapbooking shop here years ago and was able to get some local school papers and been hoarding it for special projects. This one I fussy cut out one of the patterns on the overall paper for that flower spot on the sketch. Found the quote on a school reference sticker sheet. Using the school colors as I have my on memories of attending that school too. We certainly wish him well off to college and playing football too.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.




 

 

 

Friday, July 1, 2022

CKC - July 2022 Kit Reveal - The Getaway

 Good Morning and welcome! July it is and I'm here with a new kit for the month. This month I'm the host, but 1st you should have arrived here from Misty's blog

As the summer months come into being so does vacations so I thought that this would be a great kit to inspire us to get out those vacation theme scrapbook items and those vacation pictures to be scrapped.

May 2022 ROUND TRIP 12 x 12 Add-On Kit from Citrus Twist

Capture your travel stories with this kit that features alot of Maggie Holmes Round Trip Collection (American Crafts) plus products from Pinkfresh Studio, 49 and Market, and Citrus Twist. This kit contains 12 x 12 patterned paper and embellishments 

I love an awesome travel kit so was drawn to this and loved the color pallet too, mine did stray a bit from the color pallet but I did stay with in the theme and I have lots of vacation photos I want to get scrapped this month. 

The Getaway

the papers:
Close Ups:
Puffy stickers, cork stickers, enamel stickers and the chalkboard style stickers
chipboard words, die cuts, sticker sheet
more word phrases, wood veneer, gems, die cuts
doilies, tickets
I brought in 2 paper pads in 6x6 and 4x6 for layering and matting.
My mists, inks and any other mixed media supplies I'll pull in as needed.
Thanks for stopping by today. I need to see what the other girls have pulled together and a good place to start is over at Tara's blog  I'm excited to see how the inspiration moved her for her kit :) and if you get lost here is the full list:





Saturday, June 18, 2022

Family Memories Happy Easter LO for Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good Morning, June has went by way to quickly this month! We had some great weather, this past week it's been a bit hot but I'll take it!  Welcome to the 2nd challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Kate is the host this month and she has this to say: This time it's a photo challenge!  For Challenge #2, I want you to use black and white photos on your layout, I feel that they make such a HUGE visual impact.   And while some people may find it hard to scrap b/w photos, here are some tips she supplied about using black and white photos:

1.  Don't use too many embellishments otherwise you'll drown out the photos.  Keep it simple.

2.  Make your papers and embellishments accent the photo. Pretend you can see the colors in the pictures and then use those colors.

3.  Clusters are your friend!  Keep some white space!

4.  When I'm photographing events or things, I purposely change my camera settings and take a few b/w shots so I don't have to convert them.

I used a sketch to help me with my layout inspiration and my lovely Family Picnic kit too:

My siblings pictures, looks like it's my brother Steve's 1st Easter. Patty, Charlie and Steve is in the group picture. I've had these hanging around my scrap room for quite a while and I'm glad I had a challenge to help me use them. Grab some Easter embellishments for the layout but the rest came from my kit.
Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I hope you join us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for this fun challenge.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Go Somewhere Lovely LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Summer has arrived in PA the weather has been beautiful lately.

We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. A wonderful sketch from Lori this is her 1st sketch and man did she do great!
The background for the sketch got me, just so creatively different. This is the layout I created with it:
I used black cardstock for the base and added these fun patterns to the layout :) It was fun to be scrapping again, work has been interfering quite a bit with my scrappy time :) 29 years married you see there in that picture a day early and a path we both enjoy taking daily through the trail around our house.
I used my current counterfeit kit : Family Picnic for the layout and love how it all came together. Thanks for stopping by my little corner today and seeing what I'm creating.
So now it's your turn let's see what you can do with the sketch.Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.  
 
 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Happy Birthday Owl card for Sketch N Scrap Challenge

 Hello and welcome to the 1st card sketch of June over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. I love this card sketch that Lisa created just a fun one that can be used in so many ways, here's the sketch: 

Love that you can create a super cool card with this sketch as I did here:

One to have handy for the next child's birthday :) Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.



Thursday, June 2, 2022

CKC - June 2022 Kit Reveal - Family Picnic

 Hey Hey! A day late but I got it together :) Sometimes life just gives you a bunch of lemons and you have to make the lemonade sooner or later :) Well this is just a little later. Whew! We hit summer in my part of the world like over night during the holiday :) I'm not complaining I'll take this over that one stuff any day of the week. You should have arrived from Lisa's blog I bet she's got an amazing kit! 

Kate has hostess duties this month and this is the kit she chose:

She says: Ahh, summer is here! Well, not "officially" according to the official date on the calendar but to me, it's here! This month, I wanted to pick a versatile kit to counterfeit that made me think of summer here in the US but also a kit that could still work in other places where it's not summer.

The kit I chose is called NOVEMBERKIT 2021 from DaniPeuss.de and I love that it is full of various shades of pink, blues and yellows all inspired by Paige Evans' Bungalow Lane collection:

Well I knew I had a couple pieces from the Bungalow Lane Collection and the die cuts so that is where I started my kit and then it took off on it's own:

 Family Picnic

With a graduation this month I knew I had some picnic photos to scrap so lots of embellishments pointed towards family. The papers:
The Alphas and Word Phrases:
The embellishments:
and I included this cut file kit it has that same quilt pattern and thought it would be a good time to use that and that cute picnic type tissue paper too :) should be a nice addition to the rest of the kit this month.
My mists, inks and any other mixed media supplies I'll pull in as needed.
Thanks for stopping by today. I need to see what the other girls have pulled together and a good place to start is over at Tara's blog  I'm excited to see how the inspiration moved her for her kit :) and if you get lost here is the full list 

 







 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Cozy Days Together LO

  Playing along with Pinkfresh Studio celebrating iNSD with their challenge of ANYTHING GOES while using their "the best day" collection I created this layout and it's the 2nd layout I made that day. Loved using just one collection for creating a fast layout! 

Everything on this layout is from that collection except for the pictures :) Just about got the papers from this kit kicked! Love me some Pinkfresh Studio :)
 

This is My Favorite Time of the Year LO

 Playing along with Pinkfresh Studio celebrating iNSD with their challenge of ANYTHING GOES while using their "the best day" collection I created this layout 1st. Loved using just one collection for creating a fast layout!

Everything on this layout is from that collection except for the pictures :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

3 Things I Love About Scrapbooking

   Good Morning, May has been a whirl of all kinds of scrappy goodness!  Welcome to the 2nd challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Kate is the host this month and she has this to say: 

this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge # 2 is going to be ALL ABOUT YOU!  

We want you to use your kit and scrapbook a photo of YOU and tell the reason(s) WHY you create your memories!

I took on this challenge by combinging it with my LOAD layout of the day too

Using my Butterfly Zone kit and 3 photos of my scrapbook room, including a selfie in my room to tell 3 things I love about scrapbooking. 

Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I hope you join us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for this fun challenge.
 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Extra! Extra! LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome to the blog again :) I'm out and about this weekend working on transplanting flowers that I started in February. The weather is cooperating enough to get it done. But I have another layout for you:
We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. A wonderful sketch from Heather to play with today. 
This is a very interesting sketch and this is my creation:
I come across a kit I put together that had this fun newspaper print and it had sticker sheets that had the triangles so I cut up some pattern paper for more triangles for that edge of the sketch. A little history from my home town that I'm still creating with the photos that I took that day during my walk. I kept the embellishments minimal so the focus is on the story. Thanks for stopping bu my little corner today and seeing what I'm creating.
So now it's your turn let's see what you can do with the sketch.Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.  

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Let It Snow for Sketch N Scrap challenge

   Good Morning and welcome :) We are starting to see some warmer weather here where I live and lots of Spring flowers popping up here and there. We are celebrating the 10th Birthday of  Sketch N Scrap with a big sketch party over at the Facebook community page. Here is 10th Birthday Bash Sketch #1  A wonderful sketch from Lisa to play with today.
Such a fun sketch! Here is what I created with it:
 
I recently got my March and April 2022 photos printed and we got quite a bit of snow in March so lots of snowing layouts coming to the blog :) I looked through some of my Christmas/ Winter paper and found this 3 pattern papers that were perfect to use with this sketch for my layout, adding 2 more photos to I have 3 for my layout :) See how easy it is to add more photos to a layout when the sketch asks for 1 photo as I take more pictures than that! LOL

We hope this layout has inspired you & that you will find time to play along with us this month!  ***Please note our throwback birthday bash challenges will only be posted in our private Facebook group, so make sure you have joined this fun group so you can play along!!***  You can ask to join HERE

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Happy Birthday Balloons and Stars for a Sketch n Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome to the 1st card sketch of May over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. I love this card sketch that Lisa created just a fun one that can be used in so many ways, here's the sketch: 

This is the card I created for my Great Grandson:
Thought is was perfect for his 8th Birthday. I come across the star paper when I was looking for something else and thought oh yeah this would be great for a card. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.


Sunday, May 1, 2022

CKC - May 2022 Kit Reveal - Butterfly Zone

Hey it's May! May is one of my favorite month's as it's our Anniversary month, it has (I)National Scrapbooking Day, a month full of LOAD, Sketch N Scrap having their 10th Birthday and it's the 1st of May so that means it's a new counterfeit kit too. So many reasons to be scrapping this month and I need a great kit to make it happen. So let's check out the inspiration for the month. First you should have arrived here from our Guest Designer's spot Dawn  https://www.instagram.com/dawn.cervo/ I'm excited to see what she has put together this month. Kate is our host this month and she chose the kit is called "Sweet Life" from Scrapbook Doodle and their kit mainly focused on Bo Bunny's Sweet Life Collection:

Kate says: I came across this kit quite by accident, I was looking at the various kit sites we have linked in our blog area and this kit caught my eye because ya'll know I love butterflies! 

A sunny collection full of bright buttercup yellow, pinks and a striking navy blue. I feel like navy blue needs a major comeback; it's so versatile and a great neutral, she said and I have to agree I feel Navy needs to make a major comeback and great to see it in so many of the newer kits.

This is the kit I pulled together

Butterfly Zone

I was drawn the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden in my stash for the Navy, yellow and pink in the inspiration kit had the colors and the butterflies, adding Pinkfresh The Best Day and some Cocoa Vanilla These Days. Then I added some old stash: K&Company, Foof-a-La, My Mind's Eye, Cloud 9 Design, Amy Tangerine, Authentique and Pink Paislee, plus some odd ball ones that had no info. The papers:

The close ups of the embellishments
Brought in the 8x8 paper pad, planning to bash this one before the end of the month
The embellishments for Simple Vintage Indigo Garden
Embellishments for Pinkfresh Studios The Best Day, brought in the navy with the alphas, white ribbon and the only polka dot one I have and that's in purple, Prima flowers and a variety of enamel dots. My mists, inks and any other mixed media supplies I'll pull in as needed.
Thanks for stopping by today. First I need to see what the other girls have pulled together and a good place to start is over at Tracey's blog  I'm excited to see how the inspiration moved her for her kit :) and if you get lost here is the full list


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Star Birthday Card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

  Good morning and welcome to the 2nd card sketch of April over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. I love this card sketch that Heather created, here's the sketch: 

This is the card I made for the Grandson, made a masculine card and no flowers were involved just stars.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.



Friday, April 15, 2022

Explore & Enjoy LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) The middle of April and we're enjoying some warm weather in PA this week. Starting to see more green and all the lovely Spring flowers popping out as well as cherry blossoms.  

We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. A wonderful sketch from Heather to play with today.

I love a fantastic multi-photo sketch and this is perfect. The little border at the top brings in some interest too. This is what I created by being inspired by the sketch
I've started scrapping 2022 photos, so I can stay current while finishing up last years photos too. So these 4 photos tells a great story with this sketch :) I used my current counterfeit kit: Happy Days for my layout as well as some fun ribbon for that top border and I did the title with

Day 52 of #100dayproject2022 for my #100daysofcutfiles I used the explore from one of my Kreative Cuts kit. The journaling strips are from a project life card. I love the sketch and see myself using it again and again. 

So now it's your turn let's see what you can do with the sketch.Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created and can't wait to see what you create from this cool sketch over at Sketch N Scrap blog.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Silly Fun LO for Counterfeit Kit Challenge

  Good Morning, wow April is just moving right along! We're still trying to figure out if we're in Spring or Winter lol the weather's been a bit weird lately :)  Welcome to the 1st challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Lisa is the host this month and she has this to say:

Who loves Mickey and Minnie?

I love looking up "on this day in history" to see what comes up and on this day, 12th April 1992, Disneyland Paris (called Euro Disney when at first) opened its doors to the public.

Now I know that there are many of you out there with Disney stories and memories so you might well be doing the happy dance right now. But for those of you who have not got the Disney bug, I'd like you to take inspiration from the land of fantasy in general to find your stories!

So, the challenge today is to be inspired by Disney or cartoons!

 

I went with some cute Halloween photos of our Granddaughter and her 2 girls playing Mary and her little lambs from the Toy Story. So my Happy Days kit had that Orange paper in it and thought it would be perfect for a representation of Halloween. Brought in the cut file, the glittery black cats and some sequins but the rest is from my kit. 


I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap for my layout inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I hope you join us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for this fun challenge.
 

 

Friday, April 1, 2022

CKC - April 2022 Kit Reveal - Happy Days

Happy April! April brings Happy Days for me as I get to see the bird migration in full action waiting with anticipation for a new bird to come to our feeders :) ! The weather starts to get warmer and more time is spent outside :) So let's check out the inspiration for the month. First you should have arrived here from Tara's blog  I'm excited to see what she has put together this month. Lisa is our host this month and she chose (new to me) kit club Papers & Beyond from Canada. 

I fell in love with their "Follow Your Bliss" kit with the bright colours and gorgeous mix of florals, watercolours and happy vibe. April is such a bright month with the lengthening days, spring is in full flow and of course, we have Easter at the end which is such a pretty occasion. Even if the weather is somewhat unpredictable, I think it's a great month to just happy with pretty papers and blow away the softer shades of winter.

Follow Your Bliss by Papers & Beyond

You can find out more at their website here - photos and content list

We're delighted to welcome Helen (DeRam) to our team this month as our guest forger. Lisa says:  She is a fellow Simple Scrapper Creative Team member and we have bonded over a love of vintage BasicGrey papers! I'm so excited to see where she takes the inspiration in April.

This is the kit I pulled together

Happy Days


 Here are the papers I chose:
I went with the colors and the theme of the papers in the kit besides pulling some from the same designers in the kit just different collections. A bit smaller than my usual, but I've got a few left from last month I want to get used up too.

The close ups:

Our home is where we spend lots of our Happy Days and this month is full of doing things around the house preparing the garden and other things so I got lots in my kit in reference to scrapping that sort of thing.
Pulling in the Jen Hadfield The Avenue collection I have has lots of similiar papers that are in the kit in a 6x8 form
Fun wood veneers to play along with
That stencil you will see a forgery with that on the 4th
To finish off the kit I add some alphas and word phrases for titles.

Thanks for stopping by today. First I need to see what the other girls have pulled together and a good place to start is over at Tracey's blog  I'm excited to see how the inspiration moved her for her kit :) and if you get lost here is the full list 

 

Now, here is our full hop list in case you get lost along the way: