Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

I had a few scraps left over from my prior pages and the pocket page which I though I could put onto another layout. One of the 3x4 Card Elements had Happy Valentines Day on it and the colors of these papers are perfect for this day. So I was looking for some inspiration to use these scraps and found Kim Ferguson's post on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook page. Her layout was perfect for me to scrap lift.



 I backed all my left over pieces with black card stock and used both sides of the left over paper for this layout.


A lot of the papers are just hidden behind the ones on top and they are not as large at it is made to look. the heart paper is 3x4 cut in half and placed on each side of the layout to make it look larger.


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4- 12x12 Layouts
1 - 12x12 pocket page
3 - cards

Recipe:
Paper: Simple Stories - Romance "Hello Love", 3x4 Card Elements, 4x6 Vertical Elements and "forever and always and "Sweetheart"; white cardstock and Jen Hadfield "Best of"
Embellishments - Simple Stories - Romance bits and pieces
Misc.: Adhesive, roller date stamp

Monday, January 14, 2019

XOXO layout

I'm using my CKC kit Make It Good for a layout and Pocket Page. I pulled the Simple Stories Romance from my kit. One of the12x12 sheets was woodgrain with a flower heart in the middle of it. This paper basically made the layout. I added a couple of hearts and arrows along with a journaling spot and the XOXO.

I also did a pocket page. They had two pictures taken at Minnehaha Fall and I used the other on a pocket page. I included a journaling spot and left room for more pictures.


For my layout I combined both pictured onto one 12x12 layout.

I added one of the 4x6 Vertical Elements, a couple of the die cuts and a label and the layout was done.

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January Counterfeit Kit - Make It Good
3- 12x12 Layouts
1 - 12x12 pocket page
3 - cards

Recipe:
Paper: Simple Stories - Romance "Hello Love", 3x4 Card Elements, 4x6 Vertical Elements and "forever and always and "Sweetheart"; white cardstock and Jen Hadfield "Best of"
Embellishments - Simple Stories - Romance bits and pieces
Misc.: Adhesive, roller date stamp

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cermaic Tree

The Winter 2017 Kit from Scrapbook and Cards Today had instructions for cutting out the Christmas Lights paper and using it on a layout. I had saved this piece of paper because I wanted to use the light but I also needed to make 3 layouts from one sheet.

I started with my oldest layout first.  I cut out the lights but didn't quite fallow the instructions for putting onto the plaid paper. I also left the bird on the string of lights. I Made a couple of tags one from blue cardstock and the other from white. I did uses the circle embellishment from the kit but made the colored dots on the pattern paper and the striped paper rectangle at the bottom.

Of course the layout for my youngest is an 8 1/2 x 11 layout with part of the other string of lights with the bird on his layout. I did back each of the layouts onto white cardstock.


I used the left over string lights on my layout and another circle from the embellishment kit.


My journaling is typed and printed onto white cardstock and reads "When I was putting the Christmas Decorations up this year, I decided that it was time that I gave one of the ceramic Christmas Trees up. Both trees are ones that Mom made years ago. The smaller on is one that Mom made for me when I moved away from the ranch. I took the smaller ceramic Christmas Tree and set that aside for the guys. The larger Christmas Tree is the one that Mom would wet out every year."

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Recipe:
Papers: American Crafts - Sweater Weather "Bundle Up"; PinkFresh Studio - December Days "Christmas Lights" Bazzill - Powder Blue cardstock: Recollections - black, blues and white cardstock and Home Basics 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Crate Paper -FaLaLa snowflakes, emamel dots
Markers Unknown Glittered star, Crop-a-dile, black sharpie, embroidery floss

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Counterfeit Kit Challenge # 1 - Ringing in the New!

Today is the first Challenge on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Our first challenge is to scrap about something new. Did you get something new over the holidays? Have you recently experienced something new? Are you looking forward to something new this year? You can even twist the challenge and feature some new items on your project.

I have two  new things on things for this challenge. The first is the bicycle planter and the second is washi tape from Heidi Swapp.

I had received this bicycle planter. My hubby knows I love to make wreaths and thought I could turn this planter into a wreath (he knows me well).  I decided to test it out with a few sprigs of evergreen, berries and pinecones. I'm sure it will look awesome when the basket is full. I will probably keep it in the house as I don't want it to rust, which it will if I put it outside.


The red and white polka dot stripe is wash put on a piece of white cardstock then layerd between the two papers. I learned this from Janet at RTS Scrapbooking YouTube channel.


I cut one of the transparency frames in half along with a doily then filled in with some flower stickers.



I stamped the little bicycle that was included in the Scrapbooks and Cards Today Summer 2018 stamp set and fussy cut them out. I finally decided that I would also fussy cut my bicycle from my forgeries and not use it as a journaling spot.

Don't forget to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog as our Guest Designer Meagan and Master Forger Julene has "something new" up their sleeves.

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January Counterfeit Kit - Make It Good

12x12 Layouts
3- cards

Recipe:
Paper: Basic Grey - Urban Couture "Tweed" and "Merino"; DCWV -Photoreal 2016 stack, Recollections white cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company KOTM September 2017 { flowers, foliage and fall};  Scrapbooks and Cards Today Summer 2018 stamp set

Ink: distress ink - black soot
Alphabet stickers Basic Grey lemonade and Pink Paislee starlight
Washi: Heidi Swapp - Hawthorne
Misc.: Adhesive, doilies,

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Make a Wish and Sympathy Cards

Here's a couple of cards I made using my CKC Make it Good. I pulled the Fancy Pants Office Suite 6x6 paper pad and the Unity Stamps KOTM - November 2018 {Whole Lot Of Lovely} stamp set which I had included in my kit.

For my birthday card I pulled the cupcake, candles, make a wish sentiment. I stamped my cupcake onto the white cardstock, lined up my rectangle die, then centered my sentiment and stamped it. I used a piece of washi tape to hold my die in place while stamping and cutting., but that really doesn't count as using washi which I am horrible at doing.


I like to color my images after I have my cardstock and pattern paper picked out then I can coordinate the colors to the pattern paper. I added a few sequins to my cupcake to finish it off.

I stamped the candles on the front of the envelop with Versa Mark Ink and embossed it with Melon Mambo.



For my Sympathy card I pulled the bird and large rose stamp. I was looking for a coral colored cardstock and an ink to match and just couldn't find anything that matched. I pulled a sheet of orange cardstock and the carved pumpkin distress ink. I stamped the flower several times onto tissue paper being sure to stamp off first with the carved pumpkin. I stamped onto white cardstock with the black soot ink. I had to use little pieces of washi to cover the hearts and dots on the stamp.

I stamped the envelope with the carved pumpkin and clear embossed it.

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January Counterfeit Kit - Make It Good:

3 - Cards


Recipe:
Paper: Fancy Pants Office Suite 6x6 paper Pad; Recollection Cardstock - white and black; Paper Studio Textured Cardstock - orange and White Tissue Paper
Inks: Distress Inks - picked raspberry, carved pumpkin and black soot; Gina K Amalgam Ink - jet black
Stampin' Up Markers: Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz
Zig Markers: Platinum and Root beer ; Versa Mark Ink
Misc.: Adhesive, Cuttlebug, Die: Stitched Rectangle die, Embossing Powder:  Stampin' Up -  Melon Mambo and Unknown Clear Embossing powder, foam, Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane - Fairy Sparkle and washi tape.