Tuesday, September 6, 2016

090616 CKC September Challenge #1

CKC Challenge #1 
"Sketches are a great way to speed up the scrapbook process, or at least take one decision out of the scrapbooking process. Margie's favorite sketches are by Shimelle, so the challenge is to use a Shimelle sketch for your project  http://www.shimelle.com/category/sketch-of-the-week/. You can use any sketch from this link, but please share which one you used with us!"

I chose Sketch 34. All that white space could possibly give me the option of a fun background paper.

Now what story do I want to tell?
Actually, I really loved the page by Corrie Jones shown in the post...

...and since my theme this month is counterfeit counterfeiting I've done a scraplift!

Addie was the perfect birthday princess :)

I fussy-cut "hello" from a card that came from Jeana in the kit. The background paper is the light pink solid (red on the reverse) & I left the scallop branding strip on as a border at the bottom. Three vellum circles help you eye move around the page. I tried my hole punch confetti again instead of mist splats, some tiny ones from the red on the back side.

 There are always really fun & cute stamp sets in the FJ kit! I've accented the vellum circle (above) plus the hello tag below & the cute column of tiny hearts. I substituted staples for the stitching. (You can see the pinkish hue of the darker red from the reverse side reflecting off of my backdrop around the edge.)

There will certainly be more birthday layouts this month as the kit is perfect for it!
Now get to work on Challenge #1 (wink-wink)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

090116 September CKC Kit Reveal

Over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month
we are using the August Felicity Jane "Maggie" kit for inspiration.

But first let me welcome our Guest Designer, Nicole Mackin!
Nicole is a member of the Get It Scrapped Creative Team & has
 a wonderful library of YouTube videos for your inspiration.

Here is the inspiration kit:

Now let's see what's in the Magic Blue Box!


Join me for a mystery...

*Click HERE to begin soundtrack in new tab,
then return to continue reading the blog post.
(I am sure there is a more tech-savvy way to do this but life is short...)


Leslie, a member of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger team, 
was eagerly awaiting the September inspiration kit assignment...

When the reveal email came, she gasped...
the exclusive kit WAS ONE THAT SHE SUBSCRIBES TO!!!

A dastardly plan began to form in her mind...

Within days, the kit arrived at the doorstep.

She furtively brought it inside & now presents it 
as her September counterfeit kit,named

"Incognito - The Counterfeit Counterfeit"

 Stay tuned, for there is MURDER afoot!

I don't believe I could go any rogue-er than this!
Now, all of you know that I absolutely delight in the counterfeiting aspect of CKC : )
BUT I make no apologies for my fake forgery!

Every month I get one of these lovely kits, but have yet to use more than an alpha set, 
embelli, or the occassional piece of patterned paper. This month I have set myself the
challenge of working exclusively with this kit. And in the end?



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You don't want to miss any of the fun, so be sure to visit every reveal on the hop!
Guest DT Nicole
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

090116 September Archi-scraps Challenge

Archi-scraps September inspiration
This had my little grey cells spinning (pun intended) for quite awhile.

Using pinwheels was mentioned amongst the Design Team, so I went in search of an origami pattern.
I made these from scrapbooking stock & the paper is quite thick for intricate folding.
They should have had one more fold - you are actually looking at 
the back side - which would have made a skinnier star.
I feel they look better this way for my purpose as I can imagine them on a stick, twirling...

Link for instructions HERE
I was searching through Shimelle's sketches, for an entirely different project, when I discovered this one. 
Design inspiration found!

Now the big question - what story do I want to tell?
I had made the stars in "boy" colors, thinking that I would feature 
the grandsons, as the girls have been featured a lot as of late.

The perfect event to scrap for this was the Tall Ships Celebration in Bay City last month.

I used some of October Afternoon's Treasure Map collection goodies on an Authentique paper base,
with a cut-apart strip from Shimelle's Starshine collection at the top. Some really old giant chipboard letters for the focal word, plus navy Jillibean Soup alphas & some rub-ons make up my title.

Here is the complete page. I love how perfect the pinwheels are with the wind theme!
The little quote at the top of the banner was from a cut-apart card paper in the OA collection,
added as an afterthought, but it could not have been better suited to the page.
This ship sails out of Seville, Spain, and is the only galleon left on the high seas today.

What comes to your mind with the Archi-scraps September inspiration?
Please post on the sight for a chance to win a prize or a chance to be our Guest Designer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

082416 CKC August Member's Blog Hop

 Welcome to my stop in the August Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop!

You will have arrived here from Julie's post of scrappy awesomeness.
If you lose your place just return to the CKC link above - don't miss a thing...

This month I completed all three of the CKC challenges but 
continued working with my Textur Deutsch counterfeit kit.

I am trying harder to use up more of my kit during the month.
  This page was created by having a troll through what was left in the Magic Blue Box...

 I was determined to use those small wooden spoons and serendipity led the way. 
Two crossed spoons were in the box right next to that little bundle of twine
looking just like an "X" and an "O" - suggesting love. 
Of course, the spoons are what you would use with ice cream... 
can you see where this is going?  

I rolled up Tim Holtz glassine paper - the perfect color for an ice cream cone - and flattened it. 
I debated about how to make the pattern of a sugar cone, and settled on a small 
polka-dot embossing folder - much quicker than tediously scoring it. 
Then I freehand cut a big "scoop" of chocolate ice cream...

I used my tiny attacher to staple the spoons together, but I still needed some 
dimensional adhesive under the ends of the top spoon to help it sit steadily in place. 
Aren't those Felicity Jane little stamped ice cream cones & sentiment just perfect? 
 I anchored the page with that strip of Paper Studio thin kraft colored washi.
The tiny Prima heart button, sewn on back side up, was perfect to fill in that big empty "O".

And who ever gets by in hot summertime without a few drips?
The woodgrain sequins in my kit are adhered with floss French knots.

Here's the full page.
My goal with this kit was to maximize the use of texture.
The distressed patterned background paper, shiny sequins, the embossed 
cone fashioned from waxy glassine, metal staples on the wooden spoons, 
wooden button, jute twine - even the kraft & puffy alphas do their part.

My journaling around the edges bemoans the fact that these days it is 
hard to find an ice cream flavor with a chocolate base.

Glad you hopped by!
Leave your comment below & next up is Karen
with even more scrappy goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!