Friday, May 18, 2018

051818 CKC May Challenge #2

(Anyone else think it's wrong that he his prettier than she his???)
May Challenge #2 - 2017 Trends:
No one has ever accused me of being a trendsetter, but I hadn’t heard or noticed many of the scrapbook trends mentioned on the Scrap Gals Podcast 2017 in Review with Tracy Fox - listen HERE.

 Now I see them everywhere!
You can take a look HERE.
Half & Half
Yippee Strippy!
Emoji Love
Ink, Stamp, Repeat
Get Angular
Tropical Leaves
Embedded Embellishments
Decorated Seams
Put a Ring On It
Giant Titles
Triangle Time
Scribble It!

I chose the Half & Half trend plus a splash of Decorated Seams...

I used the more playful side of my counterfeit kit for this fun photo.

(I love how her little arms are out, as if "It was this big!")

 Time for you to choose one of the trends to inspire you!
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Friday, May 4, 2018

050418 CKC May Forgeries

Here is a reminder of the inspiration kit:

Mind the Scrap April scrapbooking kit
The first possible counterfeit I spied:
Shimelle Box of Crayons On a Roll
Light pink cardstock for the background & a circle punch with this striped paper.
I added stitching through the middle of the circles.

Next I'm using Jenni Bowlin alpha stamps with copper glitter to fake these Thickers:

Both sides of this paper are fair game, but the top one will wait for a page later this month...
I gathered up all of my grunge-style stamps & had a blast!

There you have it!

Find your fave piece of the kit & give it a crafty whirl!
Make sure you give us a look at it on the Linky, Facebook group or IG.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

050118 CKC May Kit Reveal

This month I am so excited to be the Master Forger hosting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

I chose a very faithful follower for our Guest Designer, Emma Clark,
who also happens to run the Mind the Scrap monthly kit club.

Our May inspiration is her Mind the Scrap April scrapbooking kit.
If you sign up for a subscription, mention CKC & you get a free gift! 

I wanted a closer look at the papers...

Let's check out the Magic Blue Box!

First, my version of the papers:

1st row: 2018 Kaisercraft Misty Mountains Light Leaks B; 2013 October Afternoon Public Library Card Catalog; unknown; textured cardstock; 2011 Authentique Genuine Natural B; 2016 Felicity Jane Felicity.
2nd Row: 2011 We R Memory Keepers Peep Easter Sunday; 2010 MME Alphabet Soup Girl Accessory Sheet; unknown; 2015 Jillibean Soup Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup Sliced Yellow Peppers; 2013 Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Delightful Display; 2016 Felicity Jane Susie.

Some of these papers just may become forgeries... stay tuned for Forgery on the Fourth!
Here is my full Funky Monkey kit:

I've also made an Add-On kit - I needed more toys to play with!

Keep hopping over to check out Lisa's kit reveal, always a fave of mine.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
Guest Designer - Emma Clark -  
Tina -

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Monday, April 30, 2018

050118 Archi-scraps May Challenge

Archi-scraps May 2018 Challenge: CORK
The month of April for us was mostly taken up with making maple syrup for the first time. 
No, we had no intention of doing this. We noticed that one of our trees that lost a limb last winter looked wet... hmmmm. This was the original set up:  

Did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup?!?
After we committed to finding a few more trees it got a little more professional!

Once we got three gallons of sap we did a big boil...

Then a little boil to finish... 

All to get this...

Doled out sparingly!

So! Let's get started with the layout. 
I figured out a really cool way to preview a page with a lot of stickers.

I slipped a piece of cardstock into a heavy duty zippered bag, cut some printer paper up into 3x3" squares to help with photo placement, and gently placed the sticker embellishments until I was generally happy. Tweaked my photos in Photoshop then digitally added them to the mockup!

I had a piece of white embossed card stock that looks like woodgrain & thought I would ink it - could I find it??? Nope. What is great about the plastic bag trick is that I can preview a bunch of papers! Don't know how to explain the process from here on out, but my stash dive produced the perfect paper. 

Head on over to Archi-scraps May Challenge & link up! 

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Friday, March 30, 2018

040118 Archi-scraps April Challenge

April Archi-scraps challenge: lots of lace!
I recently returned from what we fondly call our annual Spring Break,
a pilgrimage from the frozen north in search of warmer weather.
This year things are running a little behind schedule everywhere!

I had marked the following layout as inspiration for this challenge.
I wanted to use a colorful background & flowers. 

I picked out some possible goodies to play with.
That "Water Colored Memories" paper pack by Ken Oliver is so gorgeous!
Each pattern has two options - a fully saturated color & a softer faded version.

My final choices: 

I had hoped to use the stencils but chickened out.
I did spritz over the butterfly & then flipped it & stamped with the leftover ink.

Did I do the inspiration justice?

I hope you will create a little piece of lovely from the April challenge!
Make sure to link up so we can leave you a little love.

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