Thursday, December 8, 2016

December Daily - Day 1

Introduction pages for the December Daily.

For the first page I used the shelf liner cut to the size of the full sheet protector. I wanted a page I could see through but still had a little bit of interest. I added a DIY Felt flower that I received in a swap.
I put the two larger flowers on the guy's pages.

the green flower looks black in the photos.

I printed out the Twas the Night Before Christmas on to white cardstock and cut it fit the 6x8 Sheet protector. The reindeer is die cut from fun foam, a doily, stamped date and a hand made tag finish the page off.
On the back I want to include a calendar for the month of December for me.

For the guy's album I have not made up my mind about including the same reindeer, doily and tag so I have left theirs blank for now.

On the back of their page I have white cardstock with a Snowflake wood veneer cut in half. Their book is for 2017 so I'll leave it like this for now.

Day 1:
I made a door out of white cardstock and inked the edges. The wreath is punched using the Martha Stewart branch punch.  I used one of the journaling cards from Snap Cards. My journaling is written out then cut out and glued to the card.

The top pocket has a tag with journaling about the wreath on the deck.

For the guys I used a piece of white cardstock that I've painted around with a paint pen for a border and tied a piece of red and white twine around the left edge.

Thanks for stopping by.

December Counterfeit Kit:
3 - December Daily Albums

Paper: Cardstock - Black, Green, Kraft and White
Printable - Twas the Night Before Christmas from Altered Artifacts;  December Calendar from Stitch In Time
Wood Veneer - snowflakesD
Journal Cards: Snap Cards - Cozy Christmas
Punch: Martha Stewart branch punch; Fiskars 1/4" hole punch: Stampin Up - mini circle punch
Ink: Distress Ink vintage photo and Brushed corduroy
Stamps: Heidi Swapp date stamp; unknown date stamp
Misc. Adhesive, Crop-a-dile, Doily, Gold paint pen, Ribbon, Shelf Liner, Twine and Zots

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - My December Daily

This year the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is doing things differently.  They didn't choose a kit for us to get our inspiration from like they have in previous months, they are instead having A Counterfeit Kit Challenge Christmas Carol! The three parts will be The Memories of Christmas Past, The followers of A Christmas Present and The Expectation of Christmas Future.  (This is a really long post)

The last several months I have been making page kits within my Counterfeit Kit.  This  month I did not do that. Last year I purchased Nicole Jones' Let's Document December class and followed it the whole month. I gathered my supplies, made a few die cuts, cut apart some paper and that was about as far as I got. I wanted to complete a December Daily for the three of us. The guy's books were suppose to be done before December so that they could snap their pictures and add them as the month went by.   So this year I pulled out my the three Iris containers of Christmas goodies - I haven't even looked at it all year - to work on a December Daily for me for this year and the guy's binders for next year. Yes I do mean I will give it to in 2017 which means no stress for me.

In the first Iris Container I store most of the Christmas paper. DCWV - The Christmas Stack, Holiday Collection - The Christmas Stack and Holiday Collection The Christmas Stack Foiled and Glittered double sided card stock ; Recollections - Bright and Jolly paper pad;

 K and I Memories - Winter collection.

The second Iris container is a combination of what doesn't fit in the other two Iris containers. I had purchased a couple of Christmas Card and Paper kits years ago - like 2012 from Paper Wishes. So last year I spent most of my time cutting these apart while watching everyone making their December Daily. The Shaped Christmas Card kit is now is 6x8 sheet protectors for me to pull out the one I want and add to my scrapbook page or December Daily since I will not use them as cards. The other purchase from Paper Wishes is The 8x8 Christmas paper pad. It contains Christmas paper a then sheets of embellishments. These are in snack bag ready to use. There are two Page Kits one from Doodle Bug and the other is from The Paper Studio.

The Doodles Bugs is Let's Kit Together Christmas Kit is from 2005.

 The Paper Studio is Christmas Basic Page Kit from 2013.

The embellishments from both page kits were added to my third Iris container.

Did I mention that there was Journaling Cards?  Snap Cards - Cozy Christmas in 3z4 and 4x6; The Paper Studio Pocket Card  - Christmas in 3x4 and 4x6;

Becky Higgins Christmas Wishes value kit and lots of printable cards.

Stickers -Deja Views - "Christmas Wishes" and "Merry Christmas";K & I Memories - Winter collection, Making Memories -Christmas and Winter
Rub Ons: making Memories - Winter Holidays; My Minds Eye - Our Snowman; Kaiser Craft - Dash Away

 A new purchase last year was the 12x12 acetate pad from We R Memory Keepers which I thought would make great dividers. I also have a few pieces of shelf liner that I wanted to add as dividers.  I have a photo of my youngest hugging a snowman that I want to scrap with the "our snowman" rub on. His page will be the 8 1/2 x 11 while mine will be the 12x12. I'm hoping that they are still good rub ons.

Doilies - Celebrate It - Christmas Noel - snowflake and peppermint - these are in three different sizes; Dollar Store - Red, Green and Snowflake - in two sizes. This was actually a new purchase this year.

The third Iris container has nothing but embellishments in it. I have two of the divided trays and it is packed full. Most of the items are from Paper Wishes as part of the card and paper kits

Paper Wishes brads - snowflakes, Christmas trees, stockings, reindeers; Glitter Dome Stickers - white, blue, red, silver and pink from small to large; Chipboard Christmas Frames, Vinyl Tags, A pocket, ribbon and Felt shapes of gingerbread men, joy, trees and candy canes.
I cut apart card sticker sheets and three dimensional sheets that I've had for years, added Christmas ribbon from my stash, Tim Holtz Acrylic shapes that look like ornaments (they are buried under the red, white and green ribbon in tray #1), Washi Tape, die cuts, buttons, and the elements from the K and I Memories Winter Collection. I also added a mini alphabet from Cloud 9 Designs and sequin shapes. The wood veneers I bought last year when I thought I would be able to do the December Daily - Snowflakes and Trees.

For the December Daily Albums I purchased three of Simple Stories Albums to use. I thought I would try to  keep it simple this year.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 14, 2016

our dog

I'm actually starting with page set #1 from my October Counterfeit Kit.

I decided to use white cardstock and blue cardstock for the accents. I printed my photos at 3x4 and 4x6 and trimmed them down a bit so that the white mat shows. 

I did not want to cover up the circles and stars so I used the smaller photos on that paper.

I stamped the "our dog" on the Everyday Essentials paper, added the journaling, a pieces of the Dark Colors basic paper as a banner and the date.

I use my paper trimmer to cut the photo frame, then lined everything up in the Misti and stamped the Chihuahua with Versa Mark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped and punched the "man's best friend" and used some foam tape behind it.

I used the Misti to stamp the paw print three times on the 4x6 photo mat. I added a mini banner and wrapped the embroider yarn around it a couple of times.

The journaling reads: "Izzy is always so happy to see you, even though you tease her unmercifully. Then she looks to me to save her."

For my oldest I used the same layout but changed the Chihuahua to the star shaker card. I think I should have used more glitter in the card. I also punch a few stars out of white cardstock then used the circle punch.

For my youngest I cut down the size of the photos on the bottom row and took out the shaker card.

I added the shaker card to the left side and since I didn't like the way it turned out I left the glitter out.

Thanks for stopping by.

October Counterfeit Kit:

4 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts


Papers: DCWV The Stack 6, The Everyday Essentials; K and Company -Dark Colors basic paper pad.
Stamps: DMD Clear Stamps - Stars; Stamp Effects - Cats and Dogs;  Unknown - Chihuahua
Floss: white embroidery yarn
Ink: Distress Ink - black soot, Versa Mark ink
Punch: Recollections -  1 1/2" circle punch;  mini star
Misc.: adhesive, foam tape, glitter - silver; Misti for stamping, white embossing powder,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November Counterfeit Kit

This months inspiration from Counterfeit Kit Challenge bog is a Cocoa Daisy Kit called "City Park"

Normally I know what pictures I'm planning on scrapping, but this month I do not.  I did not pull any cardstock as I pulled my pattern papers or very many stamps these will be added as I go along.  My paper selections are based on the colors in the inspiration kit. I do not have one piece of paper that has all the colors in it like the tree or acorn paper, but I am using really old paper that I just want out of my stash so it's a use it or loose it situation.

Page Set #1:
It's not quite the same blue tones in the "City Park" Kit but it does go from light blue to a dark blue.

Contains paper from DCWV's The Stack 6 - The three bold geometric papers, DCWV - The Everyday Essentials and K & Company -Dark Colors basic paper pad.
I included a couple of stamps sets DMD Clear Stamps - Stars; Stamp Effects - Cats and Dogs; Unknown - Chihuahua; some ribbon and labels.
I haven't decided what color of cardstock so I will add that later.

Page Set #2:

I had to add a few sheets of Halloween paper to my kit.  The majority is from DCWV - Ultimate Stack the Halloween Section. I've pulled all 5 papers and the cut apart sheet from the stack. I added a Graphic 45 "Happy Haunting Collection" - Word Play, a Sticker sheet from Reminisce and one from Karen Foster "Fright Night", a set of Recollections Witches Dust Halloween doilies and black and purple ribbon.

Page Set #3:

I pulled out some papers from the ATD Season Stack for this set. It's an old set that one of my guys picked up for me.  I pulled the Fall/Thanksgiving papers out.  I have no idea what embellishments to pull out as I don't know what I want to scrap so I'll pull them out as I make the layouts along with some cardstock.

Page Set #4:

A Fall Page kit from The Paper Studio that one of the guys picked up.  It has 5 different papers, alphabet stickers, sticker sheet, embellishment stickers and gems.  I'll be adding cardstock to this set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Papers: DCWV The Stack 6, The Everyday Essentials, Ultimate Stack - Halloween section; K and Company -Dark Colors basic paper pad; Graphic 45 "Happy Haunting Collection" - Word Play; ATD Season Stack; The Paper Studio - Fall Page Kit
Stamps: DMD Clear Stamps - Stars; Stamp Effects - Cats and Dogs;  Unknown - Chihuahua
Floss, Ribbon and Twine: Black Offray ribbon, Purple Offray Ribbon; Red and white variegated twine, red with white polka dots ribbon, white embroidery yarn,
Stickers: Reminisce sticker sheet; Karen Foster "Fright Night
Doilies: Recollections Witches Dust Halloween;

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

she Loves you more . . .

Just in case you were wondering I did scrap photos this month not just pages for the guys. I'm using
Page Set 1 from my August Counterfeit Kit which had the Stampin' Up Paper I've been hoarding.

I trimmed the paper down to mat on the Kraft cardstock, added the photos across the top.

The digital image is a Dearie Doll which I colored with sharpies.

I used the silhouette to cut out the sprinkler and have Zots behind to raise it up. The water drops are punched out with the Stampin' Up mini circle punch.

 Thanks for stopping by.

August Counterfeit Kit:
16 -12x12 Layouts
5 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
5 - Cards
2 - DIY Mini Album - finished including tag and card
1 - Mini Album - 6x6

August 2016 Counterfeit Kit:
Paper:  Stampin' Up - Botanical Gazette: The Paper Studio - Tattered and Worn; Recollections - Kraft and Tan Cardstock; Scrap of blue
Digital Stamp: Dearie Dolls
 Misc.: Adhesive, Mini circle punch, Distress Ink -gathered twigs,  ribbon,  Foam Tape, Sharies and zots

Page Set 1: I have old DPS from Stampin' Up - "Botanical Gazette" and a couple of sheets of " Love Letters" both of these sets I have been hoarding. I've pared it up with Prima's "Vintage Emporium" Wood  embellishments and Ephemera, some ribbon and lace.