Monday, October 24, 2016

1st Halloween for an October Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to October Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop.I'm following the very inspiring Julene and if you are coming from her blog then your on the right track :) but if not you may want to start at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and get on board with the first stop on this month's blog hop. This is always a fun blog hop showing off the ladies creations from their current counterfeit kit. This month, you can choose to share any project you have made with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit which you have not shared on your blog yet. Your project could be related to any of the three challenges or maybe just something you made with your kit. As a reminder, here are the three challenges this month:
I chose to do Challenge #2 : I have 1 gallon of Orange, 1 quart of White and a pint of Red, White and Black. Emily's 1st Halloween was last year and I'm excited to see pictures posted of her and her little sister Ava's Halloween. Sure did have fun using my current counterfeit kit: Flower Power for my layout.
I scattered about the layout some black star dazzles, some enamel dots and some word stickers. Still have some personal journaling to add yet, but added some word strips for some fun instant journaling. I used the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy:
   Their Week 3 sketch, packed on alot of layering :) So I was able to use up 3 pieces of my 100 Patterned Paper Challenge and a few scraps :)
Thank you for stopping by and do continue on with the blog hop and see what Kelly has created she does so magnificent creations :) and you can see what she did create at her blog.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2015

Hi you all :) Sorry the blog has been so quiet, between work and LOAD the few extra minutes I have is usually doing something around the house. I do have some big news, the temporary job that I have been working at since June became a permanent job this week as I was hired on full-time :) Will be working the same hours I do now, just now I'll get the company benefits :) God is good :)
This is the last challenge for this month's theme- All About Fall over at Lasting Memories. LM - 316 - Fall Celebrations
Yep I'm one those persons that seem to scrap the events way later than when it's happening :) but 1 good thing is I got it scrapped before this year's Thanksgiving takes place:
These are 2 seperate layout that focus on Thanksgiving Day 2015 that I did add elements that they could work together side by side, since I have taken the picture I have decided to switch the layouts around and the day layout will be on the left and the dinner on the right. I used my current counterfeit kit Flower Power for this layout, with knowing I will be doing a few layouts like this I included 2 fall lines and I got last year I was able to finish up the paper with this layout. The sticker sheets I'm still working through :)
This layout came about from LOAD1016 Day 19: Tell a story about Holiday Food, any holiday. Something specific whose absence would totally spoil the day. I've done a few of these layouts about Holiday foods and when I came across these pictures from last year of Thanksgiving when I was looking for something else another day prior to this day, I made sure to have them handy and wouldn't you know that they ended up being needed after all. Thanksgiving dinner is very traditional at our house with the bird, the gravy, the mash potatoes and cranberry sauce. We also have stuffing and not any out of the box stuffing, I used a bread stuffing recipe very similiar to my Mother's recipe growing up. To me Thanksgiving wouldn't be much of anything is we didn't have that stuffing (it was always my favorite part of the meal besides dessert). I used the sketch over at our yahoo group Scrappin N Chattin for this layout:
And the papers used were a mix of 2 fall lines from Echo Park: Lori Whitlock collections. 1 is very neutral based and the other is a bit more colorful of the colors of Fall. a few closeup photos:
The journaling tells the storuy of our traditional Thanksgiving since my husband and I have been together. We were blessed to have my Mother and Brother over for the first few ones and when Mom passed on, we have made sure that my Brother has always been over and if possible his wife Daleane if she is not working.
The other side of the 2 pg LO comes from LOAD1016 Day 21:Today we are going to tell a story, rebus-style. with some of our fun stash. Using just a few elements to break up  the journaling punctuates it with a little fun! Choose your story & then hunt & gather. Hmmmm now this was an interesting way to take on a scrapbook layout and not one I do in this style very often but a fun way to use up lots of stickers.
Thanksgiving Day 2015 was very unusually warm and sunny, Buddy sure enjoyed the weather and these flowers just hung on and Dave called them Thanksgiving day flowers so the had to be in the layout too. I was able to use up quite a few of the stickers from the one sheet of Fall stickers but have a few more to get used up hopefully before the month is over :)
 This sure is a fun way to do the journaling, by adding your own writing or you could add typing and then add playful icons that will go with the story for me I found lots of fun stickers from I (heart) Summer line.
 I added pops of color here and there for the sunny warm day we were having, to enhance the memory of that day.
 I actually just created the layout from layering the papers and pictures on the layout till it look pretty darn good to my eyes, not something I normally do, but didin't have time that day to hunt up a sketch to use.
The pretty flower and pretty flower stickers to match. So for the 100 Patterned Paper Challenge I've been doing I pulled 6 papers to use on this layout and the acorn paper I found while looking for some pictures and knew I could fit it into a layout this month :) Stash Busting at it's best! I also used up the pack of enamil dots that I had in my Flower Kit and found more to use when I found a baggy of Halloween style paper in my crop bag from a crop in March. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world. If you would be interested is knowing more about or doing the 100 Patterned Paper.100 (something scrapbook related) challenge we have started a Facebook Group for it here: 100 Pattern Paper Challenge
You have until October 28 to enter any of our October challenges over at Lasting Memories! We can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Embrace the Selfie

Good Morning and welcome. Today or it may have been yesterday (I feel so confused!) was the reveal of the the Double Page layout for Stick It Down. This is the layout I did for that sketch:
and the sketch:
This is based on a 10 day challenge for cancer that a friend had tagged me on Facebook. I was to take a selfie each day and post and tag someone. Well these are the 10 selfies :) Up close and personal. I was just starting to get my feet wet with taking selfies that this really had me dive right in, I'm lucky to have a cool phone camera that will let me see myself before I take the picture. I used my current counterfeit kit Flower Power.
This was created for LOAD Day 8: Your Secret Sauce:
Write out your signature. No one else would make it look just like you do. No one else has the life & history that you do. Your perspective is highly personal.
Each one of us has a unique story to tell.
Some become a defining moment.
 That is what I did with this a unique story to tell of my days, definitely a defining moment when I was taking a selfie each day :) Some times I really had to be creative to come up with one :) What defines you? there is a story or two there :) Have a great day today :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Good Morning you and welcome :) I'm the Maven today for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style :) I had a blast with the sketch and some paper in my counterfeit kit: Flower Power that I could color, taking a cue from my Granddaughter's creation she made for school :) I loved Art Class and Jr High so I'm glad to see her creating too. My card:
 I had fun coloring the flowers on the card with my markers, added 3 scraps of the pattern papers I used on the layout :) so that is 5 papers I used from my 100 Pattern Paper challenge, that is also from my counterfeit kit Flower Power. I water colored the heart that was on the coloring paper and fussy cut it out for the card. I stayed pretty true to the sketch for the challenge this week:

 My layout that I created:
Our granddaughter Isa showing off the picture she created. This layout was also from the prompt from LOAD: Day10 prompt: Today you are going to grab either paint or watercolor and make a patterned paper. Use any style you wish. That is what I created my background pattern paper :) Now I used CTMH watercolor paint for my paper and I had it for quite awhile, but I had to first open it up before I could use it :) So I chose colors around what she used in her picture for my color scheme :) This was such a blast I don't know why I waited so long to use the paints. Water colored and fussy cut out the large flower and the pink hearts and flower for the 1st challenge over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

 Close ups of the layout

Hand written my title with Watercolor paints :) Felt like I was getting my Shimelle on :) doing this something I seen here do in her 20 project class. Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world and I hope to see your creation from this fun sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

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Christmas Ornament Card for Funday Friday

Happy Funday Friday to you! Jo over at Jo's Scrap Shack has a fun challenge this week of "Recycled Scraps"love when this is the challenge cause I can get into my scrap bucket and get a card done up fairly quickly :) From the card I did and the scraps I used I still have enough to make 1 more card yet :) Our sponsor for this challenge is  KennyK Stamps, using Happy Holidays this was a fun digi stamp to use for my card too:
 I used my bic markers to color the scene that was on the ornament, I also used flocking in both red and white for the hat. For the snow cover mountains I used Moonlight Smooch and used Wink of Stella glitter white for the white on the candy cane to give that some sparkle. From this month's counterfeit kit : Flower Power I used the sequin stars on both the outside and brought to the inside of the card too.
I brought both papers to the inside of the card also now it just need the greeting stamped when I decide what I want to use this year :) Thank you for stopping by today and can't wait to see what you create with recycle scraps.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016


Good Morning, been awhile since I posted :) LOAD has been taking place this month so quite busy staying on top of that with working too. I did a layout yesterday that I needed to get posted today for the sketch challenge I used for the layout. This is LOAD1016 Day 12: Use washi to cover an item and use it on the layout:
I used the washi tape on some Metallic Accents the letter plates on 3 spots of the layout. Our grandson Bradley helping his Pap out with his phone :) The picture is priceless and my husband was very attentive learning from Bradley, but if you ask him now about the same thing I doubt he'll know about it :) but it was a great moment in time.
I used the sketch for September (midmonth challenge) from My Creative Sketches:
Love the grid background that they have the photo laying on :) never thought to do that and it's a cool idea for a layout :) Love the layers on this sketch too.
I used my current Counterfeit Kit Flower Power, the metallic plates are from last month's kit :)
I used 4 papers from my 100 pattern paper challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world :) Should have some catch up posts this weekend :)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October Counterfeit Kit

Hello and good day to you :) Yesterday was the reveal of October's Kit for us to Counterfeit and Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. The chosen kit comes from Master Forger Susan and she chose Pinkfresh Studio, "Indigo Hills":
 I instantly fell in love with the blue/yellow combination and the dash of pink and gray was a nice addition. I also loved the mood board for the blog post's starting picture:
 and I used that too for inspiration for my kit for the month. This month is a LOAD month so the kit is a bit bigger than my normal big :) I also have joined in on a 100 pattern paper challenge from something I saw on my DT sister Lori's blog awhile back and thought it was a great idea. It really didn't make that much of a dent in my stash, but I'm good to go till the holidays.
The inspiration kit had so many florals and water color elements to it that I really focused in on that. Lots and lots of florals, I went to a bag of paper I got maybe 4 or 5 years ago for Christmas for my kit this month and pulled out almost all the floral papers in it. I see lots of girly layouts this month, but the one nice thing about these papers are they are double sided so if I don't like one side then the other is very neutral base and a perfect background for a layout. I also noticed lots of spots, splashes, lines and doodling on the papers. So with the picture of the kit handy on my computer screen I went looking for my kit. My October kit:

Flower Power:

I got papers, stickers, stamps, doilies, border strips, rubons, alphas, cutaparts, chipboard, washi tape, enamil dots, stars, hearts, tags and much more in this kit.
The papers:
 I pulled lots of blues, some yellows from my yellow drawer of paper, golds, oranges, pinks, black & white, and some browns. I added a dazzles kit and the last of a Fall kit I had last year that had 2 papers left in it and the alpha stickers sheet and a fall sticker sheet. The alphas are a variety of colors too
The embellishments: variety of stickers, puffy hearts (X&O too), rubons in blue, frame punchouts that I already used on a layout last night for LOAD, enamil dots, border strips and sticker sheets, hearts and stars paper clips, sticky notes, chipboard pieces and some odds and ends. I also have a few things that were on my desk that didn't make the picture caused I used them last night for the layout.
 ribbon, washi tapes and gold foil tape
 a few stamp sets, some PL cards and a generic dymo with tape I got at the flea market.
 I came across these 5X7 papers so added that to the mix to get used up some odds and ends, the doilies I got in the mail from a friend and some stickers. Well that is it for this robust kit :) Florals everywhere :) Now to go and do today's LOAD, have a great rest of your weekend.