Thursday, July 20, 2023

Making Spirits Bright card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

 Hello and welcome, it's been a bit warm and humid here in PA the warmth I'll take :) Welcome to the 2nd card sketch of July over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori 

This is the Christmas card I created from the sketch
Using a Christmas collection for the card :) This is a great sketch if your doing a bunch of cards.
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, July 12, 2023

Extraordinary LO for Counterfeit Kit challenge

  Good morning and welcome :) Here's the 1st challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Leslie is our host this month and her challenge is:

 With a fun way to get creative with your photos! Scrap a group photo & find an innovative way to point out a significant person. Make your story about them - it could even by YOU!

Some techniques might be using sandpaper to blur everyone else, a vellum overlay with an oval cutout that reveals that person, paint/markers to draw attention by outlining or drawing something attention-getting, dress the person in clothing cut out of patterned paper, add a hat (sticker?), frame them, or give them a sign to hold. 

I chose to use an arrow to point out our grandson. Found this picture of Brandon during his college days. Used a cut file with minimal embellishments from my current kit Goovy Cool. Used some embellishments that referred to school and the glass dish reminds me of a cake dish.

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, July 1, 2023

CKC - July 2023 Kit Reveal - Groovy Cool!

Welcome to my blog and happy July, let the Summer begin! We're to see 90s come in after the 4th of July. I'm just glad to have a few days off from work and play with my kit :) It's the 1st of the month and that means a new inspiration kit over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, you should have arrived here from Tara's blog I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her.

Master Forger of Ceremonies Leslie here, your Counterfeit Kit Challenge host for the month of July. 

Welcome to our Guest Designer this month - a familiar face in our community! Dawn is a wonderfully prolific creative & an active member of the CKC family DawnLyn Litz:

 I love the CKC community because they are friendly and supportive of goals. I came to the group at the end of January and loved the idea of making a kit that I jumped into kit making in February. Last month I created 33 layouts with my kit.

Leslie chose for our inspiration kit because it is a BRAND NEW KIT CLUB! Mercy Tiara is likely a familiar name to scrapbookers & May was her first kit offer. It is a bright, playful & funky kit thanks to a focus on Jen Hadfield's Flower Child collection. Vicki Boutin's Where To Next?, Maggie Holmes' Woodland Grove, and Pink Fresh Studio's Spring Vibes all play supporting roles.

Premiering Mercy Tiara Kits with the Feeling Groovy Kit!   

Here is my kit for July:

Groovy Cool!

Here are my choice of papers:

I was drawn to alot of Pinkfresh Studio, Cocoa Vanilla coming in with a few things that I didn't have but looked similiar. Lot of fun papers I purchased early in my scrapbooking. I've got a goal to do some travel layouts this month too so brought in some travel papers.

Add on kits:

I was drawn into the colors of the Simple Stories to match with the other papers and the cassette tape stamp drew me in to add this collection to the mix.

Here's the cutfiles I chose, just a few and thought these would work for me for my plans this month of scrapping

Here are the close ups:
I could not find any cassette paper (if I coe across some while unpacking this weekend I'll add it to the kit) But I knew I had some from some old October Afternoon doo-dads packs.
Diecuts, Frames, Stickers, Chipboard all the things needed to create some fun layouts
Puffies! Lot of those in the kit
Enamels in more forms than just dots to sprinkle about the layouts
And my alphas, I found just the one alpha that had gold foil so brought that into the kit with some cork, woodgrain, acetate, coppery glitter and some with color. 

Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. Your next stop on the blog hop is Laura, if you need to see any of the others the list is below

Don't miss a stop on the hop!