Saturday, May 12, 2018

Counterfiet Kit Challenge #1 - Shapley Photo

Challenge #1 - Shapely Photos: We are cutting our photos into shapes for this challenge.

This is something I hardly ever do, I looked back at some my albums and I could only find one page for me and the guys that was a shaped photo and it wasn't the photo. I used the Cricut to cut a mat to go over my photo to make it look like it was shaped. I was inspired by this layout from the Pinterest board that was created for this challenge.

I snapped a picture of the crocus that just bloomed. Earlier in the week I had nothing there then up it sprouted and bloomed all within a couple of days.

As you can see most of my photo is of bark and I just wanted to highlight the flowers so I made a chevron out of a piece of the kraft cardstock and then a template for my photo.

After printing the photo I used the template to cut the photo out. I added a strip of pattern green and purple paper to the top and bottom of the page to bring in some more color.

  I stamped the flowers from the February 2014 - Grow into Spring stamp set three times and fussy cut them out then added them to the layout. My journaling is on anther chevron backed with the kraft cardstock and surrounded with flowers.

My journaling reads " Spring is slow getting here. the week before we had over 20" of snow. I wasn't sure the flowers would make it." I added a few sequins and gold rhinestones around the embellishment cluster.

I stamped the BLOOM a couple of times before re-inking it, something I hardly ever do and I really like how this turned out.
Before you go check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for more inspiration on the Shapley Photos along with Guest Designer Emma Clark, Master Forger Margie and Master Forger Tina.

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May Counterfeit Kit:
Papers: White cardstock, Kraft cardstock scrap of patter paper
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company KOTM- February 2014 Grow into Spring; Heidi Swapp Stamps
Ink: mowed lawn and seedless preserves and gathered twigs.
Misc.: green sequins and gold rhinestones.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Milo and Maverick

I'm using May's Counterfeit Kit - Find the Happy in Everyday for my layouts. I pulled the two sheets of blue on blue pattern paper and the sheet of plaid paper. I had a couple of photos of the guy's kittens that I hadn't scrapped. I trimmed the photos down to cut out most of the background then mounted them on a red pattern paper.

The kittens are part of my Forgeries on the Fourth which can be found here. I stamped a couple of the sentiments from the stamp set for the layouts

I added some red ribbon to the top and bottom of the layouts.

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Recipe: May Counterfeit Kit - Find the Happy in Everyday
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle - Gears and Skateboard Park; October Afternoon - Swim Trunks; K&Company red tone paper; DCWV Timeless Texture stack and white cardstock.
Alphabet: Doodlebug Alphas teensy type; Jillibean soup - mini alpha
Stamps: Basic Grey - Little Piggy and Monkey Around
Ink: Stampin' Up - Bravo Burgundy; Distress Ink- peeled paint
Misc.: adhesive, blue squares, ribbon and Zots

Friday, May 4, 2018

Forgeries on the Fourth

I have three forgeries this time around. 

The first two are from the  embellishment kit - the kitty faces and the floral bouquets and the third is the  Heidi Swapp Middle of Nowhere paper.

I used Basic Grey  stamps with the kitties on them, stamped them in Bravo Burgundy and fussy cut them out.  My oldest and his girlfriend have to kittens - Milo and Maverick - that they will be perfect for layouts.

The second forgery is the flower cluster in the embellishment kit. I stamped each of the two stamps several times, colored them in with colored pencils and used the Nuvo Drop and stickles on. I have fussy cut one of the out.

This one is not my favorite. I think the Nuvo drops are to large by the bird and will try to cut them out, I don't know if I can scrap them off since they are dry.

My last forgery is the Heidi Swapp Middle of Nowhere paper
I started by cutting out 2017 with my Silhouette out of white cardstock.  I then used a piece of white cardstock and inked it with distress ink.

I used from top to bottom - pumice stone, broken china iced spruce and dried marigold. my blending isn't good but most of it is going to be covered up with stamping and the cut file. 

My paper is bigger than my cut out and the pencil line is where I though I was going to cut the paper off. I used the Happiness definition, the grass silhouette and both dragon fly stamps from the Unity Kit of the Month September 2013 { Happiness has no limit}. 

I stamped the happiness definition upside down at first then once right side up using iced spruce. the grass outline stamped across the page using walnut stain and the dragon flies are stamped using ripe persimmon. 

I lined up my paper behind my cut out, added adhesive and trimmed it down. I have not add the center to zero and am not sure that I will but I did save it just incase I want to add it when I use my paper.

Check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for more Forgeries on the Fourth.

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Ink: Distress Ink -
dried marigold, forest moss, pumice stone, broken china, iced spruce, ripe persimmon, and walnut stain; Stampin Up - Bravo burgundy
Stamps: Basic Grey - little piggy and monkey around, Unity Stamps - September 2013 {Happiness has no Limit}

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Heartfelt Sympathy - Sympathy Card

I needed another Sympathy card, this time for Sandy as she lost her mom.  I needed lots of room for everyone to write a note so I pulled out a premade deckled edge card and envelope. I pulled out my May Counterfeit kit - Find the Happy in everyday, using the April 2018 {eyes of the beholder} Kit of the Month stamps for my background.

I used the Broken China and Stormy Sky ink using the smooching technique, I dried it with the heat gun, then stamped my image with black soot ink. I added a little bit of shading with colored pencils.  This one turned out just a bit darker than I wanted so I started over.

I used Broken china and evergreen bough for the smooching technique and again used black soot for stamping the image. After drying with the heat gun I shaded in again with some colored pencils. . I stamped the sentiment on watercolor paper and shaped one edge. A few enamel dot in the bottom finish off the card.

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 - 12x12 Layouts
 -  8 1/2x11 Layouts
 -  12x12 Project Life
  -   8 1/2x 11 Project Life
    - Planner Pages
  1- Cards
   - Tags

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Counterfeit Kit - Find the Happy in Every Day
Paper: Watercolor paper, Premade deckled edge card base and envelope
Distress ink: black soot,  broken china, evergreen bough  and stormy sky
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly stamp; Unity Stamp Company - April 2018 {eyes of the beholder} Kit of the Month
Misc.: Adhesive, colored pencils and enamel dots

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challege - May Kit - Find the Happy in everyday

Happy May. Today is the reveal of the new Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit - Mind the Scrap - April 2018 kit. Emma Clark is our Guest Designer this month and you can find her here.

There are six pattern papers, three cardstock papers,  a large alpha, die cuts and word sticker set.  An unboxing video can be found here.

The embellishment kit contains word thickers, gold sequins and gold and turquoise letter stickers.

The Mixed Media kit contains ink, stamps and a punch.

Here is my May scrapbook kit - Find the Happy in everyday:

The original kit had 6 pattern papers in it, my papers include a tan with squares for the grid paper which was the back of the Jen Hadfield Patio Party Glow paper.  I loved the Heidi Swapp Hawthorn Nightfall paper both sides in the original kit I substituted two blue on blue pattern papers and a blue and tan stripe paper for them . For the Jen Hadfield Patio Party Tablescape flower paper I've picked a large floral pattern paper, The Heidi Swapp Hawthorn Middle of Nowhere paper matches up to my pink tone on tone paper and I've paired it with a pink, green and white flower paper and the light green cardstock. I made a DIY paper for the Heidi Swapp Hawthorn Middle of Nowhere paper.
I added in  word paper just because.

As I was cleaning up I came across a few papers from the Jen Hadfield Collection - Best of that I thought went well with the original kit. I have a turquoise paper, a black and white polka dot, woodgrain and a small black and white polka dot paper.

For my embellishments I've included pieces from Fancy Pants - Joy Parade, Golden Days and Mille & June Ephemera packs along with sequins, rhinestones, printable labels, wood veneers, DIY embellishments and a few chipboard pieces from unknown sources.

For the mixed media kit I'm adding Nuvo drops in Sugared Almond and Raspberry Pink, Stickles in golden rod and crystal, Distress inks in a variety of colors, a set of word dies from Peachy Cheap and a bunch of stamps. I'm using stamps from Unity Stamp Company, Basic Grey and Ali Edwards. I really need to do more stamping. I may add a few punches when I actually get to play with my kit and I'll be adding cardstock as needed.
Julene is the next stop on the hop. The full hop is below,

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - Guest Designer - Emma Clark  
Cindy -
Laura -
Leslie - http://
Lisa -
Margie -
Tina -

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check everyone on the hop. Don't forget to stop back on For Forgeries on the fourth

Papers: Colorbok French Prep, Colorbok Mint Julep, Colorbok French Prep, Colorbok Delilah, Little Yellow Bicycle – Gears, October Afternoon – Swim Trunk, Little Yellow Bicycle – Skate park Stripe, DCWV – Lime green cardstock, Basic Grey – Rhapsody and Arcadia and DIY paper, Jen Hadfield Collection - Best of
Embellishments:  Fancy Pants - Joy Parade, Golden Days and Mille & June; wood veneers, labels
Ink: Distress Ink: dried marigold, forest moss, pumice stone, broken china, iced spruce, ripe persimmon, and walnut stain, and black soot; Stampin' Up - Bravo Burgandy
Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month - February 2014 {GROW into SPRING}, September 2013 {Happiness has no Limit}, March 2018 {stay Classy} and April 2018 {eyes of the beholder}; Ali Edwards stamps from January to April kits; Basic Grey - little piggy and monkey around