Thursday, January 12, 2017

Moving Day

In my January Counterfeit Kit I included a few sheets of BoBunny "The Avenues" Door paper. My guys are moving into a house in February and this paper is perfect to showcase the move.

I didn't want to completely cover up the door paper so I used a piece of tracing paper ( I couldn't find any vellum), to mute it just a little.

I added the Poolside paper to the top and bottom of the paper then layered the ribbon on the bottom.

I used the Silhouette and Chunk Five font to make my title.

The digital stamp is from Beyond the Fringe and is perfect for a moving day.

The pickups are colored in two different colors to represent the color of the trucks they drive. I thought it was a perfect way to personalize their pages.
I made tags to go behind the pickups for journaling. Now they are just waiting for photos.

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January Counterfeit Kit - New Beginnings
7 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
2 - cards

Paper: BoBunny "The Avenues" Door paper; Craft Smith - dark grey cardstock; Recollections - white cardstock; Color Bok - Poolside paper pack; Unknown scraps
Font: Chunk Five:
Digital file: Beyond the Fringe
 Misc.: Adhesive, Distress Ink - Tim Holtz; Foam Tape Ribbon - Dashes, Dots and Checks, Simon Says Stamp - house paperclip, and Twine:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Snow Bath

I pulled out my January Counterfeit Kit to make a quick layout.
I had made a stencil from one of Traci Reeds digital cut files. She made a 4x6 and 3x6 card but I wanted to used the design as a stencil. I had a scrap of stencil material and made the file to fit my scrap.

I just used modeling paste with the stencil for my background. and stenciled in two places. I love that it looks like snowflakes.

 I embossed a piece of tracing paper with and used that as a background for the phot and mat. As I was putting away Christmas decorations I found a poinsettia flower that I added to the page. The journaling is on the back of the layout and reads: Our first snow was not really heavy and looks like glitter in the sun. I had to take a picture of the bird bath with the snow piled up - it looks like a cake.

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January Counterfeit Kit - New Beginnings
5 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
2 - cards
Paper: Color Bok Poolside; Kraft Cardstock; scrap of tracing paper;
Embossing Folder: Anna Griffin - Snowfall
Cut file: Traci Reed Lace File

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Out the front door . . . Challenge #1 Use A Door On It

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Challenge #1 - Use A Door On It.

I have two different kinds of layouts for this challenge. I include several "door" items in my kit as I knew this was the challenge I needed to do. If you follow my blog you know that I make scrapbook pages for myself as well as for my two sons. For this challenge I made two different types of layouts.  One is making a door and the other is using door paper.  The layout for myself is making a door and the guys' layouts using door paper.

Here is the layout for myself.

I had made a door for my December Daily album this year, loved the way it turned out and thought the door plates and knob would look good on the door but I needed to make it larger.

I printed out my photos (3"x3") of the chipmunk eating the crab apples on a cold November day.  I trimmed them down leaving a small white border around them ( I printed them on 4x6 paper). The door plate and knob is 3" long and my door is 7" x 4"

I made a tag for my journaling to slide behind the door and put the title of " Out the Front Door" on the tab. The tag is cut length wise instead of width wise (like a normal tag). My journaling reads - "It wasn't until the last couple of years we saw squirrels in the yard. this little guy is getting a few crab apples before the storm gets here. 11-25-2015"

I cut the Bo Bunny - The Avenues "Doors" paper into individual doors and picked two door to use. I tried to used some gesso and acrylic paint with a stencil on the Colorbok - French Prep paper and did not like the way it turned out so I cut out the flourish on the paper and used it instead to mat my photos on the remaining paper.

I used some of the scrap pieces of the Crate Paper 6x6 - Portrait Collection at the bottom of the layout. The December journaling spot is from the 6x6 pad I had two full sheets in the pad and just cut out the December part. I used a few foam dots behind the flourish to give it some dimension.

Even though I have several sheets of the Bo Bunny - The Avenues "Doors" paper included in my kit (4 total)  I used a different door on my youngest layouts. The flourish was two large to fit on the page so I cut the left side off and layered it on top of the right side. Their journaling reads " December - You were set to move in, but the current renter's moved the date to February 2017"

Your next stop on Challenge #1 Use a Door On It is Leslie at  Oh! Blog It! and then it is Susan at Little Things, Big Days

Don't forget to add yourself to the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop with something you made or one of the Challenges.

Challenge #1 - Use A Door On It:
Guest DT Cindy: (you are here)

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January Counterfeit Kit - New Beginnings
4 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
2 - cards

Paper: Kraft and White Cardstock, Craft Smith - dark gray cardstock, Colorbok - French Prep; Bo Bunny - The Avenues "Doors", Crate Paper 6x6 - Portrait Collection
Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket - School house and Pink Paislee  Whimsies Alphabet stickers.
Punch: Fiskars 1/8" punch; Marvy 3/4" circle Punch
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Antique Linen
Misc.: Adhesive, Black Sharpie, doily, Graphic 45 - Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates and Knobs, Foam Tape, Pop Up Dots, twine and Zots..

Movies with you -

I saw the Scrapbook and Card Today has the January Sketch Challenge up. So I pulled out my January Counterfeit Kit - New Beginning to make a couple of layouts.

Dale and I went to the movies on Monday since we both had the day off.  I thought this layout would be perfect to capture a few of the movies we see during the year. Sometimes I keep the stubs and normally don't scrap them, now I have a place for them.

All of the  2x2 square are inked along with the papers.  I pulled the strip paper from some the Mint Julep collection. I just need a bit of color behind the ribbons. I use my Silhouette with the font Grand Hotel to make the title "movies", cut it out of white cardstock and spray it with Glimmer Mist.

I printed off the cover from the theater from the internet and typed the title. I'll add more titles as we
see a movie. We normally wait to watch them on TV. My youngest was with us when we were at the movies so I started his page off with the same one.

 I used the "fun" acetate and stapled it to the doily.

I used the circle rub ons to add the year to movie listing.

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


Color Box - Deliah, Poolside and Mint Julep
Ink: Distress Ink: antique linen and brushed corduroy
Glimmer Mist - Jazz Blue
Alphabets: Amy Tangerine -Remarks (pink "you" and orange "Movie"), DIY orange "with"; Silhouette cut "movies" using Grand Hotel font
Misc.: Acetate "fun" Heidie Swapp fill in the blank, Doily, Heidi Swapp blue circle rub ons, Heidi Swapp Clips, ribbon, trim and Zots.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Forgeries on the Fourth - January

It's Forgeries on the Fourth at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog today. I had two papers I really wanted to duplicate one is the Kemala Paper with the wonderful tiles and the other is the backside of the Kemala Paper with the stenciled doily.

This one took a while for me to do but I love the way it turned out. I thought my flourishes stamp set resembled the doilies on the Kemala Paper.

So I lined the stamps up on the Misti and stamped in a variety of blues. Since I was cutting the tiles out with scissors, I just kept cutting the 12x12 white cardstock down to 4" and stamped another color of blue.

 After all the blues were stamped I cut down the tiles by color and added them to another 12x12 piece of white cardstock. I just used my ATG tape for a row at a time.

I love the way it turned out. I didn't measure anything just eye balled it and moved on. I have a few gaps but that can be covered up with pictures.

I used my Silhouette to cut the Doily Stencil from Monica's Creative Room. She has a lot of files you can use and this one is Layered Doily #20. I then used a piece of brown cardstock and sponged on the acrylic paint in the top right side, pulled the stencil off and waited for it to dry.  After it was dry I thought it need and outline so just held it in place and painted around the stencil.

Don't forget to check out the Forgeries on The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

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January 2017 Counterfeit Kit -
12x12 Layouts
8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Silhoutte, Stencil paper,
Monica's Creative Room Layered Doily #20.
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Flourishes
Inks: Stampin' Up - Ballet Blue, Bermuda Bay, Brocade Blue , Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy;
Martha Stewart - Dark Blue, Ocean and Sea Lavender
Acrylic Paint: Antique White