Wednesday, May 22, 2024

1st Christmas Decoration Up LO for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

 Good morning and welcome to the blog. Today is sketch day challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Misty is in charge this month and has provided us with a sketch that she created herself.

Master Forger Misty back with our monthly sketch challenge. I create sketches and offer them as freebies over on my blog. I chose this sketch from Feb '22 as our design to work with this month. I liked the patterns and shapes. I hope you can take this sketch in whatever direction works for you, from literal to very interpreted.


I enjoyed playing with the sketch and so glad to get a cut file used to from my kit:
I moved the title to the bottom of the layout to work better for me. As this is also a LOAD524 layout I used Reds and Greens for the technical prompt today of complimentary colors. 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.


Monday, May 20, 2024

Merry Christmas card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome :) We've had rain for so long this month that it's great to see the sun again, warmer temperatures too for this week ahead.

Welcome to the 2nd card sketch of March over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori

This is the card I created with it
I used some fun word paper for my card base and love this cute stamp image of Santa Claus for a Christmas card for this year's mailing.
A few scraps for this card love to save Christmas paper for cardmaking. 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, May 15, 2024

Today's Adventure LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of May, we have been having some wet weather, lots of rain. Seasonal temps though. We got a fun challenge layout over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori 

Super fun sketch it is! This is what I created with it:
 
Some stenciling and I added 2 strips of paper vs the one on the sketch. This is one side of a double page layout that I'm creating about one of the highlights of a walking tour I took in Nassau, Bahamas during a cruise in February. 

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, May 1, 2024

CKC - May 2024 Kit Reveal - Homebody

Welcome to my blog and the 1st of May! It's National Scrapping Month, woohoo! Perfect time for a new inspiration for us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit to challenge us to look through our own stash and choose a kit to play with. 1st you should have arrived here from Tara's Blog I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her. We are thrilled to have Alison Day join us as Guest Forger, I know her from association with LOAD so I see her creations atleast 3 times a year if not more.
You can find Alison on her social media: Blog: http://alisondaydesigns.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daydesigning/ or on her YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/@AlisonDayDesigning

Our host this month is Master Forger Misty here to bring you our activities for the month of May. Don't forget that May celebrates interNational Scrapbook Day (aka iNSD) as well. So there will be extra fun happening over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog! Stay tuned for that.

Now, let's go ahead and dive into this month's kit inspiration. I've chosen the Timeless kit from a company called DLS DesignIf this kit doesn't sound familiar, there is a good reason for that. This kit is offered by a kit company in the Netherlands. Since you are unlikely to have any of these items, you will really have to put those counterfeit skills to use this month!

 When I 1st saw the kit I thought right away of using PinkFresh Studios for my kit. Here is my kit for May:

Homebody

My Papers:
I chose a variety of PinkFresh Studio's papers and some from some paper pads too. 



Alphas, I brought in alot of choices this month
Some fun cutfiles if I don't bring them in I won't use them and that is a goal for me this year is to get ones I have cut used. Some sequins and flair too
The embellishments I tend to grab alot so I have choices there too. I'm playing with LOAD this month so it's best to have things on hand. That's it, that's my kit and I plan to have fun with it all month. 
Thanks for stopping by today to my little corner of the world. I'm the end of the hop this month, if you get lost along the way the blog list is below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your kit this month at the CKC



 

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Happy Retirement card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome :) It's the weekend and locally yardsale season has begun :) I plan to get out abit and look for a few things for the apartment.

Welcome to the 2nd card sketch of April over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori 

I decided to create a retirement card for a friend of mine that is lucky enough to retire. I've got a few years before I can, so looking forward to it though. This is the card I created:

With the move last year I'm now getting to the boxes of things that I don't use often or need. I found this old dazzles kit and the papers and stickers were perfect for the card. I had fun creating this card from that 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.


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Love This LO for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) 2nd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog Tara says:  I'd like to challenge you to use ABSOLUTELY NO PINK on your layouts! I know-the collection has lots of pink in it.  However, it also has blue, green, and kraft! Create a layout without using pink.

No problem!  Love this challenge as for me no pink means nature photos usually with all the green. So I focused on the greens in my kit

Chose a page maps sketch for my layout design. I had fun creating this layout with 5 photos too. The ribbon in the tag came from last month's kit that roll is still sitting on my desk.

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.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Seneca Falls LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of April, we have been having some wet weather, lots of rain. Seasonal temps though. We got a fun challenge layout over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori

This was a fun layout to play with and came together very quickly
Getting through the waterfalls at Ricketts Glen State Park is going smoothly with just a few left to do with fun sketches like this. I have a very nature/neutral kit I've been using to capture these pictures.

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, April 1, 2024

CKC - April 2024 Kit Reveal - Spirit of Spring

Welcome to my blog and the 1st of April that means it's a new inspiration for us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge kits to challenge us to look through our own stash and choose a kit to play with. 1st you should have arrived here from Julene's Blog I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her. We are thrilled to have Nikki Ihus join us as Guest Forger, she is a YouTuber you can find her at Nikki's Scrapbooking Adventures

Tara is our host this month and she says:

For this month's inspiration kit, I chose a digital kit from Traci Reed's Designs!  I chose this kit because it's a little different than what we've been doing.  I also see a few items that we can counterfeit for Forgeries on the Fourth!  This will a fun kit to recreate!

Let's take a look at the main kit!  Look at all that wood veneer!


 Here's a photo of the papers individually so you can get a better view of those.  Paper is always the basis of my kits and where I typically start!
 

Love the colors of this kit the navy blue, corals and kelly green is a great nod to Spring green and blues skies. Here is my kit for April:

Spirit of Spring

Here are the papers I chose using some from Simple Stores, Cocoa Vanilla, PinkFresh Studio and some from some paper pads too.
The wood I chose:
Close up #1 has the embellishments that I pulled from Simple Stories
Close up #2 some PinkFresh Studios and the 3 colors of mists I want to use with this kit
Close up #3 some diecuts, chipboard and buttons
Close up #4 Lots of embellishments from PinkFresh Studios Simple the Best
Good well rounded kit for my April scrapbooking. That's it, that's my kit for March I hope to get further along with it then I did my February kit ;) Thanks for stopping by today to my little corner of the world. Off you go to Jojo's Instagram if you get lost along the way the blog list is below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your kit this month at the CKC communly facebook group

1st April - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Hop



Friday, March 22, 2024

Kitting LO for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge

 Good Morning and welcome :) 3rd challenge of the month over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog Julene chose a Page Maps sketch for the challenge 

This is the layout I created with it 

Love this sketch for this story of me trying power sorting/scraping. This was a one day adventure that I wanted to scrap using sketches from Fast Feb and 30 Days of sketches. I had fun putting it together.

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, March 20, 2024

Warm & Cheery card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Hello and welcome :) For it being the 1st full day of Spring you wouldn't know it with the snow that keeps falling occasionally. Hopefully it'll be the last of the season.

Welcome to the 2nd card sketch of March over at Sketch N Scrap challenge blog. A fantastic sketch from Lori

This is the card I created with it
I even dressed up the inside of the card
I had fun creating this card from that sketch, one that could be used over and over. A few scraps for this card love to save Christmas paper for cardmaking. 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, March 15, 2024

Winter Beauty LO for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Here we are in the middle of March, we have been having some awesome warm weather sure feels like Spring is definitely in the air. Next week we'll be back to normal temps for this time of year.  We got a fun challenge layout over at Sketch N Scrap for the day. This sketch was created by Lori 

This is what I created with it:

I used January's counterfeit kit for my papers for this layout. Also some things from Some Assembly Required. This sketch certainly enhanced my photos.

 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, March 1, 2024

CKC - March 2024 Kit Reveal - Chase Your Dreams

Welcome to my blog and the 1st of March that means it's a new inspiration for us over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge kits to challenge us to look through our own stash and choose a kit to play with. 1st you should have arrived here from Ryann's Instagram I'm looking forward to checking out her kit and see what inspired her. We are thrilled to have Jessica Haab join us as Guest Forger, she posts regularly on our community page so check that out too. Make sure you leave her some love!!!
Julene is our host this month and she says:

The kit I have chosen for March is   Citrus Twist Kits "Parasol"    

  PARASOL 12 x 12 Kit – Citrus Twist Kits

It has a Spring vibe which should appeal, plus many different ideas for kit forgeries. There's a floral theme underlying the papers and cut aparts. Maggie Holmes papers appear. It is a pretty kit. 




The kit definitely has a Spring vibe to it, I went with oranges instead of the lemons in the kit. 

Here is my kit for March:

Chase Your Dreams

I love the inspirational kit, love the blues and yellows together in this kit and what I thought I was going to use before I left for vacation has since changed when I got back as this kit will work out well with any photos of the trip I scrap and still coordinate with the chosen papers from the album we were putting together on the ship. Yep, I took my very 1st Scrapbooking Cruise and have to say it was an AWESOME experience to enjoy my hobby while I'm on vacation too.

Papers: 

I chose a variety from my drawers of loose papers, Pinkfresh Studio Flower Market that had the Spring vibe going as well as some from Vicki Boutin's Printshop collection and some Prima Nature Lover collection to bring in the birds in the inspirational kit

Close ups:

I had no pompom ribbon so brought in some other ribbons, twine and fiber
Hit the Flower Market for most of my embellishments for my kit
made sure to bring in some wood buttons too and maybe get some of the packs onto pages, set of stamps that I thought might be fun to use too
I grabbed a Blue alpha from the Flower Market collection and the white words and the BoBunny candy dots from a Not Just for Boys kit, the stamps came from the kit too. The PL cards I keep handy in a tray so I always have them available to me and my mixed media I will use when it's needed. That's it, that's my kit for March I hope to get further along with it then I did my February kit ;) Thanks for stopping by today to my little corner of the world. Off you go to Vickki's Instagram if you get lost along the way the blog list is below. We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your kit this month at the CKC communly facebook group

 

Now on to our social media hop.