Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's second challenge is to use summer icons on your page - sun, clouds, sunglasses, pineapples, palm trees/leaves, cold drinks, etc. If it says summer to you then use it on your project. This can be in your papers, your embellishments or even something in your photos.

For my page I die cut the sun motif using my silhouette out of white cardstock. I then colored it with distress ink in fossilized amber and cut in half. I just smudged the ink pad over the die cut, add a little bit of water to blend then dried it with the heat gun.

I layered my photo onto a couple of different pattern papers and that onto an embossed piece of gray cardstock.

I haven't journaled on this page as it is a companion page to a project life page and I have a lot of
journaling on that page.  So I'm undecided if I need to add more journaling on this one.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

My Sketch World - Card 2

I again used the July Card Sketch from My Sketch World for my card today.

I made an oversized tag as I wanted more of my image to show on the tag and used watercolor paper.

After stamping my image in Versa Mark and heating setting the black embossing powder I started coloring my image.  I started with the lightest pink working to the darker pink, then added the lightest purple and darkest purple on the flower.

I did the same thing with the greens, then colored the light glue around the flower. I added the eyelet and bow and made an envelop pocket for my card.

I wrapped some embroidery yarn around my envelope, added the flower and pearl along with the stamped sentiment to finish off the envelope of the card. A few pearls on the top right of the tag to correspond to the sketch.

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July Counterfeit Kit:

3 - cards

July Counterfeit Kit - Mix and Match
Paper: Stampin' Up; Recollections - black, gray, pink and white cardstock; Watercolor paper
Stamp: Unity Stamps  KOTM June  2018 {we can ride} - flower image; Scrapbook and Cards Today - Hello stamp
Ink: Distress Ink: shabby Shutters, tumbled glass, pine needles, spun sugar, milled lavender, dusty concord, worn lipstick and black soot; Versa Mark Ink
Embossing folder:
Misc.: Adhesive, Crop-A-Dile, Cuttlebug, Embossing Buddy, Embossing Powder - black Embroidery yarn, Eyelet, Pearls, Ribbon and Zots

Monday, July 9, 2018

My Sketch World - card sketch

My Sketch World is back making card and scrapbooking sketches.  The July sketch is up on the blog and her facebook group.

I used my July Counterfeit Kit - Mix and Match to make my card. I pulled out the Stampin' Up Papers using the backside. I stamped the feather onto white cardstock that was trimmed down into a tag shape, made an envelope out of gray cardstock to tuck it into.

I added a button in place of the flower and a few enamel dots for the flowers on top.

Stop by Lucy's blog My Sketch World for the full reveal.

Thanks for stopping by.

July Counterfeit Kit:
3 - cards

July Counterfeit Kit - Mix and Match
Paper: Stampin' Up - paper; Recollections white black and gray cardstock
Stamp: Unity Stamps KOTM June 2018 {we can rise}
Ink: Distress Ink - Stormy Sky
Misc.: Adhesive, Crop a Dile , Enamel Dots, Black Eyelet, Embroidery yarn,  Zots

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Counterfeit Kit - Mix and Match

Today is the reveal at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for the July Kit. We are counterfeiting The Scraproom June flavors of the Month which has several different kinds of kits.  First is the Bella Blvd Dad Style and Poolside then the Confetti Wishes and Travel Notes

Then there is the Double Shot Kits Early Bird and Good Day and a

Embellishment Kit

 So for my kit I pulled papers from the various kits. Paper set 1 starts with K&I memories then the rest is from DCWV Mainstreet stack except for the brown paper. I have a few frames, DIY Kraft tags, chipboard, twin, ribbon, DIY cameras.

For Paper set 2 I have some Stampin' Up paper and cardstock. I know one of the set is from their Sweet Stitches but the rest I don't know which collection.

The last collection is what is left of the Echo Park Jack and Jill boy collection.
Our Gust Designer for July is the talented Sandy Ross who can be found at her blog It's A Family Affair. You should have arrived here from her blog and the next on the list is Julene.
The full blog hop is below.
Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
Don't forget to stop back on the 4th for Forgeries on the Fourth.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sympathy Card

I need a sympathy card today. So I pulled out my June Counterfeit Kit - It's the Little Things.  I started by looking through the 6x6 paper pad I included in my kit to get some inspiration.

I pulled out four different sheets that I thought I might use on the card -

pink variegated paper, multi colored swatch paper, dark blue with light blue plus signs and a white with gold embossed pattern. After cutting into a couple of them I decided I would use the pink variegated paper for my card. I used Bazzill Vanilla cardstock for my base and cut a smaller panel for the embellishment.

I added a few of the flowers from the ephemera pack that I included in my kit. Since there was gold in the flowers I pulled out a scrap of gold cardstock and the leaf dies to cut a couple of leaf sets for the front of my card.
All of the edges are inked with gathered twigs and the sentiment is black soot.  I stamped a few of the flowers onto the envelope and embossed with gold embossing powder.

For the inside of the card I used a white mat to write on - just because it's easier to read, then added a strip of the pattern paper down the side, a couple of gemz and another flower piece to the bottom of the card.

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June Counterfeit Kit:
5 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
6 - Cards

June Counterfeit Kit - It's the Little Things
Paper: Pink Paislee - 6x6 Pick-Me-Up pad; Bazzill - Vanilla cardstock; Recollections - white cardstock; DCWV gold cardstock
Stamp: My Sentiments Exactly stamp; Scrapbook and Cards Today stamp set
Ink: Distress Ink - black soot and gathered twigs; Versa Mark Ink
Die: Leaf Sample cutting dies
Ephemera: Pink Paislee - Pick me Up Ephemera
Misc.: Adhesive, Cuttlebug ,Foam Tape, Gemz - Darice gold, gold embossing powder, Heat gun  and Zots