Sunday, September 17, 2017

Quiet Moment/Pit Stop

Day 7 of the 30 Days of Sketch used Creative Scrappers sketch # 260, you can find Christy's Pinterest board here.

I pulled out two sheets of the Lost and Found 3 paper that I included with my Counterfeit Kit for September and the Pearlized cardstock in the gray.  I started by matting my photos then building my base. 


I know the sketch called for a big title and journaling underneath, but I had these 3x4 journaling cards that went well with the colors of the paper so I combined them. Each of the Clips marks the day of the week the photo was taken.


The coffee cup had an orange holder on it, I pulled it off and recut a blue one for this layout. Instead of using stitching I used some rub on that were strategically cut to make them longer.



From my reject box  I pulled more of the white die cut hearts and colored them in gold, orange die cut hearts, the wood veneer camers and people, gold sequins, punched glittered hearts, 3x4 journaling tag, Tim Holtz clips, flowers, buttons, rub on and the die cut coffee cup.

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September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
11 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
4  - 12 x 12 Layouts
2  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure and Adventure redone
Sketch 6 - Tank


Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock; My Minds Eye - Lost & Found 3 "Multi Plaid and Yellow Honey Paper; Various scraps for the triangles, black and gray for photo matting
Ink: Versa Magic - Purple Hydrangea; ColorBox - chestnut.
Letter Stickers: Recollection
Misc.: Adhesive, Buttons, flowers, die cut coffee cup and hearts, Gelly Roll - white, Paint pen - gold, Rhinestones, ribbon, rub ons, Sequins, Sharpie - black, Tim Holtz clips, Wood Veneers - cameras and people and Zots

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Adventure redone

Here is the guys layouts for the Adventure - River Walk using sketch 5. I added a stamped bird tag at the top of the layouts.



A larger bird that is stamped on transparency sheet and clear embossed. I like these layouts a lot better than the first one.
I added a little heart die cut that was in my reject box to both of their layouts. I went back and stamped the same designs on my layout.

 Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
9 - 12x12 Layouts
3 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
4  - 12 x 12 Layouts
2  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure


Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: 7 Gypsies - Lille 6x6 paper pad; DCWV - Photo Reel Stack; The Slab 3 Stack: Black and blue cardstock
Ink: Versa Magic - Purple Hydrangea; ColorBox - chestnut.
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. -  KOTM's - July 2017 {it's going to be beautiful| butterfly with hearts;  September 2017 {flowers, foliage & fall} small butterfly; January 2014 {Be your own kind of beautiful} - little bird, November 2013 {Strength and Dignity} - large bird
Letter Stickers: Recollection
  Misc.: Adhesive, Buttons, Date Labels, Distressing tool,  Glittered wood clips, Lace, Enamel dots,  Sequins and Zots

Friday, September 15, 2017

Adventure

The sketch for day is Stuck Sketches February 15, 2015. You can find Christy's Pinterest board here. These layout were much easier to create. The Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 this month is to "choose any one of the cards as inspiration - and create a layout, card, or ... well, anything, using one of the phrases as a prompt for your storytelling".




When we were down in San Antonio this past spring Dale and I dragged the kids to the River Walk and made them take the guided boat ride. In my box of reject I have three purple punch birds. Purple in the lights and purple in the birds and some of moms old vellum light blue and purple stickers.

I added a little bit more purple with some pattern paper. I cut apart the 7 gypsies paper to get the "adventure" and added it to the side.

The sketch has some little hearts in the three embellishment clusters. I thought my butterfly with the hearts was perfect for this.


My tag is blue as there was only 2 purple tags. I added the punched bird to the tag. I added the other butterfly in the top by the photo.


Since I have the bird on here - I need to find a bird stamp to incorporate it in here also. I haven't completed the guys' layouts as I'm not quite sold with my layout.

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
8 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
3 - 12 x 12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good


 Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: 7 Gypsies - Lille 6x6 paper pad; DCWV - Photo Reel Stack; The Slab 3 Stack: Black and blue cardstock
Ink: Versa Magic - Purple Hydrangea; ColorBox - chestnut.
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. -  KOTM's - July 2017 {it's going to be beautiful| butterfly with hearts;  September 2017 {flowers, foliage & fall} small butterfly;
 Misc.: Adhesive, Buttons, Date Labels, Distressing tool,  Glittered wood clips, Lace, Enamel dots,  Sequins and Zots

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Life is Good

The sketch for day is Stuck Sketches May 15, 2015. You can find Christy's Pinterest board here. These layout were much easier to create.


I started this layout with the 6x6 paper pad from 7 gypsies. One of the sheets had the "Life is Good" on it and I thought it perfectly described my photo. I cut it out distressed the edges and inked the edges. I die cut a bunch of circles out of vellum and tan cardstock, then started layering my papers.


I pulled out the lace, glittered wood clips (I had one my box - so I went looking for two more) and the labels.



For my youngest page I just cut the pictures a little smaller and fussy cut the Amy Tangerine word strip paper so that "happy" shows at the top.


All of my edges are inked with block soot distress ink. The banner paper is from the backside of the "life is good"

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
8 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
2 - 12 x 12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip

 Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: 7 Gypsies - Lille 6x6 paper pad; Amy Tangerine Stitched; DCWV - Old World Stack and the Heirloom Stack; Basic Grey - Scarlet's Letter; Vellum
Die: Die-namics - Zig Zag stitched circle dies
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot
 Misc.: Adhesive, Buttons, Date Labels, Distressing tool,  Glittered wood clips, Lace, Enamel dots,  Sequins and Zots

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Boston Trip

Christy's Sketch #3 uses Struck Sketches, January 15, 2016. Christy's Pinterest board can be found here. When I saw this sketch I thought I would be able to whip this one out in no time at all.



In reality it took me forever. I couldn't get my pictures to print correctly, then I didn't like the how the paper was behind the photos. But my final layout I love!


I started with my pictures and trimmed them down to 3 1/8 x 2 1/2. I had originally printed them out at 3x3 not even thinking that I needed a smaller size otherwise they would go all the way up to the top. So I added a photo mat behind them as they were just blending into the background. I had a small skinny strip of the plaid paper that I cut and layered onto the top and bottom.


I pulled out the die cut stitched frames I had left over from making cards, the chipboard tags covered in a scrap piece of paper, three blue buttons,  two of the light blue flowers that were rescued from something I threw away, the felt flower ribbon and the "special" bead" . All of this was from my reject box.


I added the paperclip, small blue flower, label and the enamel dots from my stash.

After looking at the sketch again I added a few rub ons in each of the embellishment clusters.


As for my reject box I an officially out of Twine and Embroidery Yarn so I will be adding new to my Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things.

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
5 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
2 - 12 x 12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank

Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock and  Tattered and Worn stack; DCWV - Heirloom Stack; unknown gray cardstock
  Misc.: Adhesive, Buttons, Chip Board Tags, Date Labels, Die cut Frames, Enamel dots, Embroidery Yarn, Flowers, Paperclips, Ribbon, Rub -ons, twine and Zots