Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wet & Wild

Here's a page I made with my January Counterfeit Kit.  The original kit had some really cute confetti paper, but I was pretty much out of my polka dot piece, so I made this background paper with ink and a pencil eraser.  (Thanks to one of the lovely Master Forgers at Counterfeit Kits for giving me that idea!)

The sketch I based this page on comes from My Scraps & More:

Close-up of my banner (love those cork pieces from CTMH):
 And another close-up, this time of the journaling:
That's it!  Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Hello Life" and Some SMASH Pages

Still working with my Counterfeit Kit!  Here's a fun page I made about our last Canada Day experience:
I used this great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

Here's a close-up of the journaling and Brenna's face as she got hauled away from the party (she was hopping mad!): 
 Isn't that just priceless?

And I've been digging out the ol' SMASH books and getting some things smashed in there.  Here's a double page spread commemorating a trip to Vancouver in my red SMASH book:
I made a little pocket with a Starbucks sleeve by stapling the bottom.  It makes a great spot for clothing tags and receipts from my trip.  I've also got some inked up boarding passes, a card my friend Alison gave me when we met for the first time, and the ticket stub from the Metric concert I went to.

And here I've got another double page spread in my red SMASH book with mementos from some of the prizes I've been winning lately, mostly from book blogs:
I tried my hand at some form of collage.  I've got tissue paper Mod Podged on there with address labels and such.  Then I stenciled Distress Ink and Dylusions all over the place, and stamped with CTMH background stamps and Memento ink.  The envelope in the centre is held onto the binding with paperclips, and when you flip it, the spread looks like this:
I love how that chevron on the backside of the envelope turned out!

Anyway, that's it for me, hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

June 2012 Project 12

So I don't know if any of you recall, but I was following along with Project 12 for a whole year (!) in 2011, but then I missed a bunch of 2012.  I thought it would be a good idea to go back and catch up, so here is the double-pager I made for June: 
All the products I used came from my January Counterfeit Kit, and here's the Page Maps sketch I used (also from June 2012):
I was a little intimidated to leave that whole section on the upper right blank, but I guess with the busy paper, it works.  It's growing on me!

Here's the right side with the journaling:
And the left side with the doily title and cork speech bubble:

So have you given some thought to making your own counterfeit kit next month?  It is so much fun, and I've been able to get a ton of scrapping done!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"A Hunting We Will Go" for My Scraps and More

 Another page using my January Counterfeit Kit, this time with a sketch from My Scraps and More:
I really loved this recent pic of my husband and daughter that they took while Christmas tree hunting.  I thought it deserved a page all its own!

Here's a close-up of the journaling:

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hard @ Play

Wow, these pictures are old!  I had a hard time remembering if this was 2008 or 2009.  I finally settled on 2009, simply because Nolan's missing a front tooth!
All the supplies I used came from my Counterfeit Kit.  I had to cheat a bit with the paper, making it look like the layers go all the way across, when really they are cut in pieces.  Here's a close-up of the left side:
 And one of the right:
And here's the sketch I used from ScrapMuch?
I loved the stars and banner in this sketch - went perfectly with items I had in my kit!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a scrappy weekend!

Guest Designer at PPC

Hey guys, guess what?  I'm a guest designer today over at the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog!!!  The challenge this week is:
Well, as soon as I knew the prompt, I made my girls go outside with their little friend so I could take some pictures!  Here's what I came up with:
Gotta say, that colour combo is a little out there, even for me, but I really like how it turned out, orange snowflakes and all!

Little close-up of the journaling:
I hope you'll join in and make something "Frosty" this week!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

"Swingin' Good Time" with my Counterfeit Kit

Hey there, here's my first layout I completed using my Counterfeit Kit:
If you're looking at this page, thinking you don't remember these patterned papers from my kit, it's because I used the B-sides!  Gotta love B-sides!!!  

Here's a close-up of the journaling:

 And another of the little star cluster:
I just realized that I left the date sticker blank, oops!  I think these pictures were taken in June of 2009, but I'm going to have to look back at some of my other photos and layouts.  Sad, I'm getting so old all the years blend together!

I didn't use a sketch for this layout exactly, but I copied the page organization from a layout by Kelly Purkey in a CK Special Issue, "The Best of Scrapbooking with 4x6 Photos".  Really love that issue, I just know I'll be scraplifting tons of pages from it!

That's it from me for now.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Friday, January 3, 2014

January Counterfeit Kit

I'm so excited to be getting my Counterfeit Kit ready early in the month!  Let's hope I can kill this kit!!!

Here is the kit we're counterfeiting this month:
And here's what I managed to come up with:

Looks like my papers are a tad brighter than the originals, but I just had to add some new Bella Blvd. papers and stickers that I won from Scrapbooker's Paradise!  (They're the three on the top right.)  The top three on the left are Simple Stories, then the middle row has Echo Park and Studio Calico ledger paper, two pieces of vellum, a piece of Amy Tan (that's the one with all the frames) and some grey cardstock.  The bottom row has two pieces of paper I MADE!!!  The pink one I just painted some white lines freehand on, and the blue one was once plain white cardstock - I just inked and embossed some snowflakes, then brayered the whole thing with ink.  And finally, at the very bottom, another scrap of ledger paper and some pink glittery scraps.

Here's some of my embellishments:
 Let's see, speech bubbles seemed to be big in the original kit, so I pulled some cork shapes (new) and some die cuts (old, from another kit).  I've also got a cute stamp set from Close to My Heart that came with a mini album kit, and some leftover die cuts to go with.  Some Bella Blvd. stickers (also from that prize pack), Studio Calico flare buttons, an alpha stamp and star stamp set, heart pins (soooooooo old!), three mini clothespins, some doilies, gems, glittery buttons, washi, and ink.

The original kit had lots of stars, and since I didn't have any, I got busy cutting some with my Cameo:
And that's about it!  I'm really stoked to get busy and do some scrapping!  How 'bout you, are you counterfeiting this month?