Sunday, February 18, 2018

Scrapping fun to Share

Well, I think I have finally broken through my slump. I have gotten several pages made, and I am feeling a bit of an urge to craft. The first page I am sharing today is the one that I made for the Master Forger's  2nd challenge on the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog; 
How do you like to spend your weekend? 

Challenge #2 is "Weekend time"
Interpret that however you like. 
I must admit, I was a bit stumped with this one (it's always the easy ones that get us, right?) I finally just started flipping through my pictures, and came up with some pictures from a few years ago of the twins at the playground. It was a little bittersweet to scrap these, as they are now "too old" to play on the playground like they used to, but it was something that I did every year with them when it would first start to get warm outside. These photos may actually be from the last time I took them to a playground, now that I think about it. I almost dreaded it back then, because it would be so hard to get them to leave. It's a good lesson to slow down and appreciate those moments...because they are so fleeting, and I surely miss them. So here is the layout that I did to commemorate those sweet moments at the park:

a look at the embellishments:

I also made a layout for the first challenge on the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog:
Challenge #1 is I LOVE PARIS
  • WE all love Paris. capture the mood of Paris in your layout/card/tags. Use iconic buildings from Paris (need I list them?).Add love hearts, lace, whatever you want.
  • I’ve added some ideas to the Pinterest page.
  • They don’t have to feature photos of Paris!

My answer to to this challenge was Epcot France photos: it was the perfect excuse to use some OOOLD Eiffel Tower paper in my stash , which I cut up and used pieces of to embellish my layout:

a closer look:

I love that I have been able to use lots of bits and pieces from this month's kit on these two layouts:

Thanks for stopping by today! I have more scrappy pages that I've done, and can't wait to share them with you! See you back here tomorrow with more scrappy fun!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 Counterfeit Kit, "Forever Fairytales"

Good morning all! And welcome, February! This month, we were tasked with counterfeiting the the gorgeous (and HUGE) Weekend In Paris Daily Diary kit from Noel Mignon. I have been a fan of these kits for a long time, since before Two Peas went out of business. I made a little bigger kit than I have been making, as I actually got a little scrapping done this past month! I made several page bases, and I ordered a huge batch of pictures from Persnickety Prints, so I will have "fresh" pictures to scrap (finally-that may have contributed to my slump last year. I realized that I hadn't ordered new prints all year). So, on to my February kit. While not quite as large as the Noel Mignon kit, I did manage to pull together a pretty full selection from my stash. I have to say that Valentines papers are some of my favorite to scrap with-I just love the pinks and reds, and the gorgeous patterns-florals and lace. Here is a look at the kit we were given to counterfeit:

What I see, that I want in my kit-

  • Gold Glitter letters
  • Pink, Light blue, Gold, Yellow, with a touch of black
  • Resin shapes
  • Enamel dots
  • Stickers/dimensional Stickers
  • Journaling Cards
After I make a mental list like this, I start pulling papers from my stash, and  usually kind of let the papers guide me. I usually come across one that has a bolder pattern than the rest, and make the kit coordinate around that paper. Here is the kit that I came up with:

My kit, "Forever Fairytales":

Papers only:

A Closer Look At the Details:

I hope the peek into my kit inspires you to make your own! For more inspiration, hop around to all of the other lovely designers:

Monday, January 1, 2018

Counterfeiting in the New Year...2018's First Kit

The kit that we were given to be inspired by for our January kit was the rather beautiful kit from Cocoa Daisy,

I may have a few forgeries if I feel froggy over the next few days, but for now, my main kit is this:

It is rather timely for me, since I haven't done much of anything in my December Daily, and I have the next couple of days off. My family has had these terrible colds this December (me included), and I just haven't felt like pulling out my scrappy supplies at all this month. The dreary weather has not helped my motivation level at all, either. So... Here's to a fresh start and some new scrappy motivation. Welcome to our new team members! Now, grab a cup of coffee and have a look around at their inspiring kits before you head off to make your own:

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, "The Road Less Traveled"

Good morning! When you are reading this,my son will be 16 years old (his birthday is October 1). Can't believe two of my kid are driving now! Anyway, you are here to see a kit! This month, Julene chose the gorgeous St. Tropez collection by Prima to inspire our kits. Here's a peek at St Tropez:

It reminded me of the Lori Whitlock collection for Echo Park that I had, Reflections, with its warm sand, woodgrain, blues, soft greens, and lovely  florals and map prints,so that is what I started with as I began to pull my kit together. I replaced the florals with leaf prints to make it a bit more "fall-ish". I came across Shimelle's Go Now Go collection, which I felt was  a lovely compliment, and carried the feeling of fall travel that I wanted for this month's kit.

Here are the papers that I chose:

Instead of adding a bunch of flowers, gems, and ephemera to my kit, I selected a handful of colorful leaves, a few small flowers, and a few die cuts from my scrap bin. I added a partially used sheet of puffy stickers, some sequins, and two rolls of golden washi tape:

I have so many kits sitting unused in my raskog cart-this kit is making me really want to dive back into my pretty papers! My plan is to order a batch of fresh photos- that and this kit should be a great jumpstart to my mojo!

It seemed very appropriate to name this kit after one of my favorite poems:

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

From The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

Well, get yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and be sure to hop around and see how our designers were inspired by this gorgeous collection! Here's the list:

Guest Designer, Kate
Margie http://scrappinmargie. *YOU ARE HERE
Lisa http://lisahausmann.

Enjoy! Thank you for stopping in with me today!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit

I can't believe it is already August! It's time for back to school for my kids, and a new Counterfeit Kit challenge kit, as well!
This Month, we are counterfeiting the July Gossamer Blue Kit:

 My knock off version:

Yes, I did make a digital kit for this month-lately, digital/app scrapping is all I seem to be able to squeeze in, and I am trying feverishly to finish my Disney 2016 book before we go back at the end of the month. Not sure if I can complete it or not, but I will definitely "give it the old college try".

My kit is a mix of digi files from my computer, some Ali Edwards, some old digis from 2 Peas, etc. I am excited to incorporate this kit into my PL App scrapping this month!
Here's the list of CKC designers to visit and see all of their lovely kits.

  1. CKC http:// counterfeitkitchallenge.
  2. Guest Designer, Monica http://monicascraftcorner.
  3. Margie http://scrappinmargie.
  4. Kelly http://honeysucklehillcrafts. com 
  5. Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot. com 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July Mini Kit Madness

Good morning! This month, over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, we were given the June 2016 kit from Cocoa Daisy to be inspired by:

For my kit, since I was on mini kit duty, I knew that I wanted to use a lot of scraps and opened packages for my kit this month. Here is the kit that I pulled from my stash:
Papers only:

Full kit:

When I first started pulling papers for my kit, I started with bright colors, a large circle print, a small floral, and a lovely spring green and teal pattern. I then pulled out my scrap bin, and pulled out yellows, blues, pinks, and a bit of green, looking for some small pieces for layering, and for a few patterns that would work as cut-aparts. Now trust me, it was so tempting to pull out fresh embellishments, but for this mini kit, I was challenging myself to use scraps and open packages , so I found  lots of great opened/partially used supplies: several different types of Thickers, a couple of opened die cut packs that still have a bunch of lovely pieces inside (aren't those acetate pieces gorgeous?), puffy stickers that are almost gone, enamel bits that I have only used a few of, and some leftover gold glitter words. While the new stash is always tempting, I am actually looking forward to using up a bit of stash in this way...and I am determined to pitch it into the trash if I don't use it. And I have some really gorgeous papers in this kit that I can't wait to use, so it shouldn't be too hard.

For inspiration, I will be using the Scrap Your Scraps Series from Tori Bissell on Youtube:

And the newest issue of Scrapbooks and Cards Today:
Which is available for free online here.

These should be perfect to get my crafty mojo going!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2: Take 6

Welcome! After a bit of a crafty hiatus, I have had the chance to do a little crafting this month, and one of the first things that I did with my Counterfeit Kit for this month was to make a project for challenge #2/Take 6:
June is the sixth month of the year, so we're going to celebrate that by using six of something on a project.  It's your choice: you can try six patterned papers, six die-cuts, six buttons, etc.  Maybe you'd like to try adding six photos to your layout or even a six-letter title.  Just be sure to play along by including six of something!

I was excited to use this kit, since I love the pretty colors and patterns. I knew that the Crate Paper Craft Market wood veneer hoops would work perfectly with the story of this page, all about the kids on the 8th grade trip learning how to play some very simple games that the pilgrim children played when we visited Colonial Williamsburg. Ifollowed the challenge by using 6 wood veneer pieces, 6 stickers from the rose gold sticker sheet, and 6 pieces from the die cut pack. What a great way to use up some stash!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit...Summer Dreams

Good morning! It's so hard to believe that it's already June! These last couple of months have just whizzed by in a blur, with my oldest daughter's high school graduation, and all of the busyness that goes along with that. But I'm excited to do a little crafting, and our June kits will be the perfect little jumpstart to my mojo. This month, we are taking inspiration from the May Felicity Jane kits:
I love the colors and feminine feel to the Felicity Jane kits!  As I was pulling supplies for my kit, "Summer Dreams" from my stash, I took inspiration from the soft pinks and rose golds, swapping the soft blue for just a bit of mint green, and adding some bows and awesome paper clips into the mix.

If you haven't been by the other designers' blogs, here is the hop list:

Guest Designer Lea Rhea:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 2017 Counterfeit Kit challenge kit

Good morning! Our CKC inspiration for this month is :

 February 2017 “Ashton Court” Scrapbook Kit by Cocoa Daisy

I had a few of the items, and added in some similar items from older stash as well. Here is a look at my stash kit:

The kids are heavily involved in sports right now (I'm typing this post up late at night after a soccer game), so there's not a lot of free time for mama to blog at the moment, but I will get back to sharing more soon, I promise! 

Have cup of coffee and a quick hop around to get some more kit making inspiration!