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: