Monday, February 13, 2017

Winter Layouts

I've got a couple of double page layouts using my February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big. First up is the 12x12 layout.

I've had this paper in my stash for a very long time.  I used the snowflake paper as the background and added in a piece of the DCWV - Timeless Texture stack to bring in some of the green.

I pulled the DCWV Ultimate Premium Stack - Winter paper out, did a little bit of fussing cutting on the Bear Skiing and Brrr label.

For the 8 1/2 x 11 layout I got rid of the smaller photos mats and moved the journaling spots, bear skiing and "Brrr" label.

I inked the edges of the photo mats and journaling spots but did not  ink the pattern paper.

The small patter paper next to the snowflake paper is from the border pattern paper that was part of the Winter Stack.

I inked the edges of the photo mats and journaling spots but did not  ink the pattern paper.

It has been such a busy year that we have not had a chance to play in the snow. We were not able to make it back to Montana nor were we able to do some skiing here in Minnesota so these layout's will be ready when we do.

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February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big: DCWV Ultimate Premium Stack - Winter, The Timeless Texture Stack, Dark purple cardstock
Ink: Color Box - Thistle
 Misc.:  Adhesive, Doily, Offray Ribbon
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February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
4 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
- cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Treat Container and Tag

I always make a few treats for the guys for Valentine's Day. I saved a few nut containers to use for chocolate covered pretzels. I covered the container with a strip of heart paper and made a tag.

I used the Misti to do my stamping, I just kept moving my tags around. One of the flowers I stamped on pink, cut it out and added it on top of everything. None of the tags are the same size - I just used scraps of white cardstock.

I use a Zot to attach the tag to the container.

Paper: Amy Tangerine Stitched.
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Stamp: Stampin Up -Fabulous Florets; Unity Stamps Kit of the Month January 2015 {Magic of Beginnings} - lace stamp; December 2016 {always been you} - xoxo stamp
Misc.:  Adhesive, Miscellaneous lace and twine and Zots

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February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
2 - 12x12 Layouts
 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
- cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Beautiful Blooms

I'm using Beyond the Garden paper from my February Counterfeit Kit for this layout. I used one piece of double sided cardstock just flipped it over for the backside.

I cut the title with my Silhouette using Mr. Night font. The flowers are stamped and fussy cut. The flower is cut in half and folded with an enamel flower for the center

In the stamp set is the quote "the earth laughs in flowers" so I stamped and added it to the right side.

I enlarged the top left photo so that I see the bird on the Salvia branch.

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Paper: Stampin' Up - Beyond the Garden
Ink: Chipped Sapphire
Font: Mr Night
Stamp: Stampin Up -Fabulous Florets
Misc.:  Adhesive, Big flower - cut in half, Recollections enamel flower and Silhouette

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February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
2 - 12x12 Layouts
 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
- cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February Counterfeit Kit

the February Counterfeit Kit Challenge is up and it was a hard one for me.  The Inspiration Kit is from Scrapdelight, they have a Scrap Kit, Planner Kit, Pocket Pages Kit and Embellishment Kit.

It's a beautiful kit but really light colors. I love the flowers that were on the paper and can handle the cameras but I had a hard time with the light lavender and light mint.

Here is my February Going Big Kit

DCWV Ultimate Premium Stack - Winter has the light lavender color or as close to it as I can get. I've had this stack for quite a while so it would be nice to get it out of my stash.

We R Memory Keepers - Typecast - paper , Labels and Notepad, I've got the dark blue going on here with a bit of light minty green.

Color Bok Delilah, Creative Imaginations - Buttercup, Pink Paislee House of Three "Words". I pulled the Color Bok (first two papers) because of the flowers, the Creative Imagination was because of the yellow it had words that will work well with a Valentine's Day layout. The last paper I've had in my stash forever - it has both words and some of the light purple color.

I've pulled in a mini kit for Valentine's Day Scrapping. The paper is from The Paper Studio - Four Seasons and a few unknown scraps that I thought would go well. I have some Jolee's stickers - Heart Pieces, Paperie Rouge Journaling Spots, unknown fabric tabs and unknown Love rhinestones.  I always make the guys a few containers of goodies and cards so this will be good for them.
With the flower paper in the Inspiration Kit I have just a few sheets left over from the Stampin' Up Beyond the Garden so I'm adding this to my February Kit. I also pulled the stamp set - Fabulous Florets and the embossing folder - Flower Garden.
My last set of papers are from Amy Tangerine Stitched. It is mostly bits and pieces but there are a few full sheets, one of them being of cameras.

 I've pulled a few embellishments and put them into the IRIS Divider
I left the ones I didn't use last month and added a few more to the tray. The mini Color Box inks are all light colors that with go with the lighter colors for this month. I added a few more square tiles and acrylic pieces with the word "love", Chipboard Elements, more ribbon, K&I heart felt pieces and enamel pieces

Now I'm planning on adding cardstock as needed along with whatever I decide to cut with my Silhouette. I also have a few more stamps I will add, I'm just not sure which camera stamp to include along with which stamps I'll pull in for cards.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I'm finishing up my January Counterfeit Kit with a couple of double page layouts and a Snowman Layout in 8 1/2x 11"
First up is a 12x12 double page layout.

I used the Art Screen Ink on the wooden bird, I'm surprised how sparkly they are in real life.

 I had the scallop border from another project, I just sprayed them with the bronze Glimmer Mist and cut them down to size.  The cluster are repeated on the next page, I just changed the orientation of the birds.

For the 8 1/2x11 pages I used a different scrap of blue cardstock for the accent and changed the orientation of the photo mats.

The Snowmen Silhouette file was used on this layout.  My Silhouette did want to cut nicely so I hand cut the snowmen to fit the  8 1/2x11 mat. I wanted to cut it out of pattern paper but it just wasn't working so I cut it our of white cardstock. The top part did not cut nicely so I hand cut it to fit this page.

Paper: Counterfeit Kit January - New Beginnings and various cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink - evergreen bough and broken china
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels - Bronze
Misc.: Adhesive, foam tape, Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink - Mint, unknown flower, unknown Washi,  wooden bird, word beads and Zots

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January Counterfeit Kit - New Beginnings
19 - 12x12 Layouts
10 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
15 - cards