Friday, January 24, 2020

Many Snowflakes . . .

Today I'm using the Sketch from Scrap our Stash for January but I did not follow any of the other rules so it is not entered into the challenge.

 What's in the Bickie Tin I am entering this layout in as their January challenge is - the color blue, add some sequins or confetti and use at least 3 layers. I have done all of this so I'm good on this one.

I pulled the large snowflake paper from DCWV - The Christmas Stack and the embossed 12x12 piece of paper from my January 2020 - CKC Snowman Kisses Counterfeit Kit and trimmed them down to layer on my white cardstock. I really liked how the sketch's background paper was layered onto the cardstock.

I used a bottle of white gesso as my circle template and cut my circle out of the white embossed cardstock and two out of the blue snowflake paper. I tucked a partial punched snowflake out of white cardstock and tucked him behind then added sequins.

I actually made a title. Most of my layouts do not have a title but I put a long one on this one. I used three different alphabets and added sequins to a few of the letters

I added sequins to the center of the snowflakes. I used white and clear sequins on this layout as my blue ones were a light baby blue and just didn't work with this darker blue.

My pictures are on matted onto blue cardstock then I used craft foam behind them. I realize you can't really see the embossed white cardstock but in real life it looks so nice.

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Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC January 2020 - Snowman Kisses
13 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 12x12 Pocket Pages
3 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Pocket Page
10 - Cards

Scrap Our Stash - Sketch only for January did not use the correct elements so not entered into challenge
What's in the Bickie Tin? - January Challenge: the color blue, added sequins or confetti and use at least 3 layer.

Recipe Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC January 2020 - Snowman Kisses
Paper: DCWV - The Christmas Stack; Unknow Embossed 12x12 Cardstock; Dark blue and White cardstock and shinny blue cardstock
Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane - Fairy Sparkle
Alphabets: Doodlebug Letters from paper set #2, Sticko Stickers Navy blue;  American Crafts thickers - Rockabye
Misc. : adhesive, zots and foam.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Christmas Ornaments

I always make or buy a Christmas ornament for my guys each year for their Christmas trees. I pulled out my January Counterfeit Kit - Snowman Kisses for these layouts.

I wasn't planning on using the Merry Christmas paper that was in the Paper Studio pack, but it worked for my annual Christmas Tree Ornament page. I only have two of these 12x12 papers but I had the sticker sheet that had the same Santa Clause on the sticker sheet. I figured I could make the 8 1/2 x 11 using that, green cardstock and the red and white strip paper for my youngest son's layout.

I love the way this turned out. I trimmed the red and white stripe paper then made my border on the green cardstock added the stickers and it is similar to the 12x12 paper.

Now for my oldest son's layout. I again used scraps of Christmas paper that was included in my Counterfeit Kit to make the banners. They are scraps so they do not go all the way behind the photo's.

For the second layout, the 12x12 sheet I'm using for my grandson. He was born the 22nd of December and I wasn't planning on buying an ornament for him for 2019, but he came to us early. I found this adorable mailbox for him.

I normally make a similar page for my scrapbook of their ornaments. I have not at this time so there will be one more to come. I have some of the red and white stripe paper left on of course scraps and alpha stickers but no more Santa stickers. It will be similar but not necessarily the same as these pages.

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Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC January 2020 - Snowman Kisses
12 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 12x12 Pocket Page
3 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Pocket Page
10 - Cards

Recipe: CKC January 2020 - Snowman Kisses
Paper: The Paper Studio Merry Christmas paper and Red and White Strip paper, Green and White Cardstock, Christmas Paper Scraps
Stickers: The Paper Studio - Santa Claus and Christmas Tree
Alphabet StickersL The Paper Studio (white) and Doodle Bug (Red) page sets; Jillibean Soup - Mini alpha
Misc.: Adhesive, foam tape.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - Moving Day

I'm up today with Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - Use a sketch. Lisa picked this Page Maps Sketch

for us to use.  From my January Counterfeit Kit - Snowman Kisses, I pulled out the sheet protector of scraps of Christmas Paper.  The hardest part was trying to decide what pictures to use, after that I pulled the papers to kind of match the photos; red snowflake paper as it was snowing when we loaded the trailer and the truck is red, blue and white snowflakes as it was almost a blizzard as we were driving, the holly paper represents the trees - even though they were all iced over and the house paper as we pulled up to their new home.

I did wrap red twine around the three pattern papers as the sketch had but I had to add a bow as I couldn't get the twine tight, so I added cut it and added score tape under the button to hold the twine. I had the silver snowflake in my Christmas elements added the blue pom pom the center and an already stamped snowflake in bottom corner. 

To check out what lovely creations  Leslie, Laura and Shannon made for the challenge head on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

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5 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 12x12 Pocket Page
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2x11 Pocket Page
8 Cards

Paper: White Cardstock, Christmas scrap paper, 
Misc.: Adhesive, button, red twine, already stamped image, pom pom, score tape and zots.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ho Ho Ho and Merry and Bright

Using my January Counterfeit Kit - CKC Snowman Kisses I finished the set of pages for my oldest. I have 2 12x12 layouts.

Ho Ho Ho Layout:
I started with the Bella Blvd "Gifts Galore" paper cutting it down then layering a on top.  this paper has the cutest Christmas icons on it. This is on top of a DCWV - The Holiday Stack green polka dot paper and red cardstock.

The Ho Ho Ho was actually a tag, so used foam tape behind it and used the red yarn to wrap it a round the bottom layers. I added a "love" sticker on the journaling mat and sprinkled sequins around the page. . The red and white strip is another sticker that I just cut to fit behind the papers

Merry and Bright:
I started with the Holly and Berries paper layering it onto the same green polka dot paper from DCWV - The Holiday Stack. The red Christmas Gifts paper is the back side of the Bella BLVD "Gifts Galore" paper. I brought in the red and white strip paper for my photo mats. The "Merry and Bright" project life card is one I had printed off and was in my stack of cards. I added a snowman from the sticker pack. then sprinkled the snowflakes and sequins around the page.

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Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC January 2020 Snowman Kisses.

5 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 12x12 Pocket Pages
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Pocket Pages

Recipe: Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC January 2020 - Snowman Kisses
Paper: Bella BLVD -Christmas Wishes "Gifts Galore", DCWV - The Holiday Stack, The Paper Studio - Holly and Berry paper, White and Red and silver/green Cardstock and various scraps from Christmas paper.
Punches: Photo Corner Punch, Snowflake punch
Stickers: K and I Memories - Celebrate Life,  Doodle Bug Paper Pack and The Paper Studio Paper Pack,
Ink: Distress Ink - peeled paint
Adhesive,  Gold Star, Foam Tape Embroidery Yarn - Red, Sequins, and Zots

Thursday, January 9, 2020


I'm using the Scrap Our Stash Challenge - What's My Challenge - "Bingo" for today's layout.

I went straight down the list - Washi Tape, Layered Sticker, Sequin, 4 Patterned Paper, and Banner.

I started by trimming down the "Trees for Sale" paper then adding the background paper to it. I created a base from white card stock for my photos rest on as my paper is quite busy with all the trees and added the washi border to the top and bottom of it. The rest is just layering the pieces of pattern paper onto the white mat, even the green border behind white cardstock was from my Christmas paper scraps.

I pulled the red label, the photo corner and the hot chocolate circle from the sticker sheet I included in my kit. I fussy cut the smaller banners at the top of the layout.

I punch the red and white snowflake and pulled the gold snowflake sticker from my Christmas stash. It went perfectly with the gold sequins I included in my kit.

I used a punch for the banners at the bottom of the page layered with the snowflake and hot coco sticker.

For my layout I used the piece of the "Trees for Sale" paper to start my layout. I matted it onto white cardstock and layered the pieces from there. The gold snowflake is cut in half, the red one is tucked to the side and towards the bottom. I used a white one at the top with the banners, a red sticker and a sequin in the center. I sprinkled the gold sequins through the layout.

Enetered into Scrap Our Stash Challenge - What's My Challenge "Bingo"

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC January 2020 - Snowman Kisses
3 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layout
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Pocket Page
8 - Cards

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - CKC January 2020 Snowman Kisses
Paper: Bella BLVD - Christmas Wishes "Trees for Sale", DCWV - The Basics Stack; Scraps from my Christmas stash; White cardstock
Punch: EK Success - 2 Point Flag
Stickers: K and I Memories - Celebrate Life stickers
Die Cuts: Crate paper -Snow and Cocoa Gold Snowflakes
Misc.: Adhesive, Foam Adhesive, Sequins, and Zots