Friday, November 18, 2022

 Good morning and welcome :) Here's the 2nd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Lisa is the host this month and she has this to say for this challenge:

At this time of year with the US holiday of Thanksgiving or more generally Harvest Festival in other parts of the world where we’ve moved from summer to autumn, November is often a time when people take the opportunity to count their blessings or think about gratitude. Find a way to reflect thanksgiving or gratitude on your project today.

 This was an easy challenge as our youngest son Brad has been sharing his knowledge of home construction with us, mainly Dave, since Dave has retired and been making changes to the house. We are very grateful for Brad and all the kids, but this layout is focused on him.


Using my current kit Keep It Real helped put this layout together and the current sketch over at Sketches in Thyme | Facebook certainly enjoying the grid sketches this month :)

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.



Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Heart & Soul LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

 Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of November already! This year has gone by way to fast.... This past weekend we got hit with the late fall colder blues! My husband and I both despise the winter months because of being inside the house so much I think we need to figure out something to do each week just to get out and about :) Speaking of my husband he is the center of attention on this layout.

We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori

Really great looking grid sketch for the midmonth challenge. This is the layout I created with this inspiration:
This was a fun day of camera shooting as I don't get the opportunities to take pictures of the hubby just having fun. I used my current counterfeit kit Keep it Real for my paper and embellishment selections :)

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, November 1, 2022

CKC - November 2022 Kit Reveal - Keeping It Real

 Good Morning and welcome :) November is starting out warm and sunny here in PA maybe a little Indian Summer this week. I'm looking forward to scraping this month as this kit has some of my favorites in it! But 1st you should have arrived here from Tara's blog. We are thrilled to have Michelle Willing as this month's Guest Designer you can find her Small Town Scrap, or follow her on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest.

Lisa is our host this month and

now, onto the kit I’ve picked out for us.

I like to have a look around and see if I can find an inspiration kit from outside the US and was rather taken with the Scrapbook Werkstatt October 2022 kit “Herbstzauber” (Autumn Magic) from here in Germany.

 I’m happy that this is a somewhat different kit for the autumn we find ourselves in in the northern hemisphere, but I think it has the option of being taken in different directions to fit where you are and how you feel about this time of year depending on where you put your focus. And of course, it’s a kit with “regular” products rather than kit exclusives so you might have a piece or two in your own stash which is sometimes a good place to start. Anyway, I think it’s bright and funky and full of energy, so I hope you enjoy making your own. Herbstzauber!

Scrapbook Werkstatt October 2022 kit “Herbstzauber” 
































 Here's my kit for November:

Keeping It Real

What did my eye see in that inspiration? PinkFresh Studio! Oh my heart, I love me some Pinkfresh Studio so I had fun looking through a new warehouse box I had gotten from them in June and this is the 1st I really dug into and most of my supplies came from that box. 

The papers, the top row is all Pinkfresh Studios paper from like 4 different collections and add in 2 more in the 2nd row that was from Out and About collection. 2 papers are from a paper pad and some from Kasier Craft and some scraps from Carta Bella.

The wood buttons in the inspiration had me looking through my wood veneer and I came across some chipboard florals too
My stickers are ranging from flat, chipboard, enamels too. Pulled in a pack of ephemera and the prima flowers too
I brought in this 6X6 paper pad too thinking I can use it for layering and photo mats

Finishing it off with the alphas in gold and some multicolor smaller alphas that Pinkfresh Studios always have in their collection. That's my kit :) I would like to scrap as much as I did in October, but with the holidays fast approaching that just may not happen. Now off you go and check out what Anna pulled from this inspiration and while your there give her a warm welcome as she is one of our newest master forger!

Here is the hop list so that you don’t miss out on any of the team’s inspiration:


 

 

 























Thursday, October 20, 2022

Happy Birthday 1 candle cupcake for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome to the 2nd card sketch of October over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori

This was a fun sketch to use to make this fun Birthday card for my Great Granddaughter's 1st 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.



 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Season of Change LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

 Good morning and welcome :) can you believe we are 1/2 way through October already! Time sure is flying lately. We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori

Isn't this a great layering sketch! This is what I created:
I decided to scrap some Fall photos with this sketch and chose my Winterberry Holly bush. Using my current counterfeit kit Harvest Happy I was able to show off the red berries on the green monochromatic layout that was the prompt for the LOAD that day that I made the layout. 

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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Nature Lover LO for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

 Good Morning and welcome :) Here's the 1st challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Leslie is the host this month and she has this to say for this 1st challenge:

 Somewhat Sketchy

ACOT Becky Fleck September 1 Weekly Sketch Challenge. Link: https://www.acherryontop.com/articles/Becky-Fleck-Sketch-Challenge-292-18805

Feel free to flip, flop, twist, turn, or otherwise make it your own! I see 2 cluster areas, lots of layering behind the photos, and 2 somewhat tiny photos.
This is the layout I created with the sketch

I enjoyed digging into my current kit Harvest Happy and choosing the papers for the layout. This layout is also my LOAD for Day 11 so the prompt was what things you baby or treat with extra attention and when I looked through my current prints and seen these I knew this was the story to tell :) the technique was to use pastel colors and I was able to bring those in through the fabric paper in my kit and used it for paper layers. 

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.


Saturday, October 1, 2022

CKC - October 2022 Kit Reveal - Harvest Happy

 Good Morning and welcome to a new month and a new inspiration kit to counterfeit! October brings LOAD so lots of scrapping and the beauty of Fall is starting to arrive. Leslie has taken up the duties to host this month and she chose a wonderful kit for us to counterfeit :) but 1st you should have arrived here from Tara's blog. We are thrilled to have  Nikki Ihus as this month's Guest Designer you can find her :  Instagram and her YouTube 

 

This month we are dipping into a different type of kit, The August Cherry Box from A Cherry on Top! 

 
 "A subscription box delivering paper crafting goodness right to your doorstep every month! Inside you’ll find paper crafting supplies hand-picked just for you from our ACOT team. Different brands and mediums are featured, giving you a wide variety of products to try. For example, a box may include 12"x12" patterned paper, embellishments, adhesive, mixed media, and more. It will be a surprise you'll love!"
 
The August kit is full of beautiful 49 & Market products, including a wide fabric washi tape, a stamp set, a mini Distress Ink in a vintage tone, washi-style stickers plus a full sheet washi, chipboard stickers, epoxy stickers, 2 sheets of laser cut embellishments, plus Golden Dream, Essence, Savor & Zealous double-sided patterned papers plus dark green & creamy white Bazzill cardstock.
 

 Here's my kit for October:

Harvest Happy

I was focused on the 49 and Market papers in the kit and I had just got the Curators Meadow kit and knew this would be the base of my kit and a good way to mellow down the papers for the beauty of the fall season in my photos.
The papers:
The 49 and Market papers are in the top row. I added CTMH papers to my kit to give a bit more color to the kit, a Simple Stories paper as well as a Vicki Boutin Fermwood paper too

My Fall accent came in from the stickers and the die cuts from the Simple Stories collection and I want to achieve finishing this collection off 
I brought in the fabric paper they had with some fabric paper I have
Finished it off with a gold alpha, word foam stickers and some laser cuts plus some die cuts. I've got lots to scrap from the summer so this should work out very well.
That's it I'm finishing off this month's blog hop and if you started with me 1st then here's the hop list so you can go start at the beginning

 
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mountain Happy Birthday Card for Sketch N Scrap challenge

 Hello and welcome to the 2nd card sketch of September over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Heather

It made for the perfect birthday card for the son. I turned the sketch towards the right 1 turn for my card:

Using a stamp set from Close to My Heart for the mountains and the raccoon, included a stamp of Happy Birthday and some fun leaves from a dazzles sheet to complete the 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.



Thursday, September 15, 2022

Take Time to Smell the Flowers LO Sketch n Scrap challenge

 Good Morning and welcome :) September came with lots of rain and cooler weather, I'm already missing the warmer sunny days!  We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Heather and it has a mixed media base to it:

Isn't this a fantastic sketch! I found a cut file in my stash of cut files that had the same thing happening as that circle did except mine had stars :) 

I wanted to try my new Brutus Monroe Periwinkle glitter glaze so went with a blue/yellow combo for the layout :) It was a nice way to add glitter to the layout with out the mess, Use 3 Spring flower photos I had in my printed pictures. Used some stickers from CTMH for my title and some labels too. From my current counterfeit kit: Pleasant, I used the glittery butterflies and photo mats were from scraps in the the same kit. I like the way it all came together.

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.
 


Monday, September 12, 2022

School Days LO for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

Good Morning and welcome :) Here's the 1st challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Juliet is the host this month and she has this to say for this 1st challenge:

 Your first challenge this month I'm calling it ABC's and 123's. 

It is “Back To School” time and that always makes me think of the ABC’s and 123’s so for this challenge I would like to see you use something that starts with an ‘A’ a ‘B’ and a ‘C’ on your layout (could be an ‘apple’, ‘brown twine’ and ‘cake’) OR 1 photo, 2 word title and 3 of the same embellishment – like 3 buttons, 3 hearts, 3 flowers…etc and if you are a rock star use both your ABC’s and 123’s! 

This is the layout I created:

I come across some old school photos of the grandkids so thought this would be a good challenge to get these pictures scrapped :) So have you figured out the ABC's of this challenge? Within my current kit Pleasant I was able to find an Arrow for the A, Books puffy sticker for the B and I used Cardstock in a few places on the layout for the C. My 3 like embellishment is those large stars :) I used the 1st sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for my layout design. 

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.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

CKC - September 2022 Kit Reveal - Pleasant

Good Morning and welcome to a new month and a new inspiration kit to counterfeit! The ber months begin! Not my favorite as the ber months bring the brrr cold and I rather stay with the warmer temps, the blue skies, green everywhere with lots of pops of color from the flowers, the fresh vegetables and the birds. Juliet has taken up the duties to host this month and she chose a wonderful kit for us to counterfeit :) but 1st you should have arrived here from Tara's blog. We are thrilled to have Christine Harden as this month's Guest Designer you can find her : My Instagram is @scrappingharden and My YouTube is Christine Harden

Now onto the kit: Juliet says: I don't digi scrap BUT if I did I would probably own all of this designer's kits that we are using as inspiration for everyone this month.  

Traci Reed's digi kit Wildflower just hit all the buttons for me!  Love the blues and greens with a touch of orange!  Reminds me of early fall colors and also a little bit of the 'back to school' vibe. Love those high top tennies and oh those papers!


To see more of this kit you can check out the blog for the extra pictures. 

 Here's my kit for September:

Pleasant

I really was drawn to the inspirational kit this month, just loving the combination of colors and the fun icons too. Why Pleasant for the name ? It means: giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment. This kit certainly gives me that kind of vibe :) so lets dig into the close ups to see what's all in this kit I pulled together:
The papers: When I first seen the kit I knew I'd be bringing in Gingham Foundry in for my base and adding SU Afternoon Picnic which has those beautiful colors and lots of the geometrics patterns too.
Chosen Alphas, Puffy words, Word stickers and a sticker book


I knew I had some converse in chipboard so pulled that in with the other chipboard left, lots of die cuts and punched stars added to the kit.
A tag, ric rac, hearts, butterfly flair, and sequins too

This close up shows more stickers, backers twine, wood veneer and more die cuts. I'm very happy with what I came up with for September for scrapping. Looks forward to seeing what you pull together too for a kit. That's it I'm finishing off this month's blog hop and if you started with me 1st then here's the hop list so you can go start at the beginning


 

 

 

 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Fresh Air and Sunshine LO for Sketch and Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) August came with lots of heat and humidity! But this passed weekend it's been nice, we even survived a yard sale at the house! Took the whole week to prepare for it but we got it done so now I'm ready for a vacation :)  We got a fun challenge over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Heather and love that she has sunflowers in place for us to add our clusters.

This is what I came up with from this sketch:
 
This is the 1st layout from our fun summer weekend up at Tammy's in 2019. She wanted to make sure we got to ride the Minne HaHa as we took her and the kids on our steamboat ride here at home. Waiting in line to get on the boat I was able to take some fun pictures and this starts off our adventure that day. I used my counterfeit kit Let's Go! for my layout and also a fun cutfile from the current 31 Days of Cutfiles 2 and I used some shimmerz on my cutfile this is a fun product I've been playing with since I got it :)

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, August 12, 2022

Love to Get Lost With You LO for Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

 Good Morning, been busy all week with a yardsale at the house, but I got in a few minutes to play with the 1st challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Julene is the host this month and she has this to say:

The road map paper made me think about getting lost.
When traveling this often happens and it sometimes leads to a new discovery. Document a page about either getting lost or finding a new discovery after getting lost.
 
For us it was a new discovery when we were in Ithaca and almost drove by it when I squealed with delight and said look there's some really cool trains over there! So we stopped in and explored what we could.
Using my Let's Go kit I had fun creating this double page layout about our adventure. Using a sketch from Week 4 from the Allison Davis class 4x6 photos only (I added a couple more photos) and using my Day #3 Cut File from the 31 days of Cut Files the layout went together pretty quickly.
 
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, August 5, 2022

Happy Birthday with Squares for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome to the 1st card sketch of July over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. This was a challenge for me not something I would think to do for a card, Lori created the sketch, here's the sketch:


 this is the card I created with it

The papers came from my current counterfeit kit Let's Go it's the paper in the Pretty Little Studios Bohemian Dreams paper pack a fun Birthday card for my Sister. Thanks Lori for this challenge! 

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.