Saturday, November 12, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2: A Walk In The Woods

Challenge #2 - A Walk in the Woods


In the fall, we often take long walks in the woods to enjoy the crisp air and turning of the leaves. For this challenge, let the forest be your inspiration. Create a project inspired by the woods. For ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

My schedule is pretty hectic at work, and I haven't had a lot of crafty time recently, but I did make something for this challenge, using my November Counterfeit Kit. I even used up a few scraps! 

I started by punching a few circles out of scraps of white cardstock:

I embossed the circles with a Shimelle woodgrain embossing folder:

Diecut some doilies with a Papertrey Ink Doily die, using scraps in some fall colors:

And then layered them up with bits from my November kit, featuring the watercolor leaves:

And now I have some sweet little layered embellishments, all ready to dress up a scrapbook page:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit

Hi, all! I am back to scrapping and all things fun and crafty. I had to take a little blog break, but I should be able to start getting back to more regular posting, as things are calming down a bit at work, and our vacation is past.
This month, we were given the October City Park kit from Cocoa Daisy to be inspired by:
I dug into my stash to come up with a similar style of kit to scrap with for November. This is the kit that I came up with:

And here is a video walk through of my kit for you:
Now that you've seen my kit, be sure to hop around to all of the other designers' blogs and see the kits that they have created to scrap with this month.

I can't wait to get back to sharing what I'm creating with you all, and my Disney adventures soon, as well!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 2016 Counterfeit Kit challenge video

I am back, as I promised a few days ago, with a video for my September kit. Here it is, and thank you for being patient with me!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit

Good morning! When I knew it would be my turn to choose this month's kit-to-copy, I immediately knew that I would choose the Felicity Jane kits, because I always love their selections! The only hard part was choosing which kit to counterfeit. The one that I finally decided to go with was the most recent, August "Maggie" kit. I love the stylishness of their kits, so I couldn't wait to pull a sweet girly kit together from my stash. And let me tell you, I have SO MUCH stuff that would go well with this kit, but I tried to reign it in a little bit. 
And here's my "Girly Glam" kit:

A closer look at the papers:

and embellishments:

Some wood veneer bits and pieces:

Wonderful washi:

Unfortunately, I don't have a video for you
yet this month since I smashed my thumb at work last week and the nail is rather gross looking. It doesn't hurt anymore, but I was watching the video back and definitely need to redo it after I paint my I will post the kit without it and add the video tomorrow after I get it finished.

Until then, here's the designer's hop to keep you busy:

Make sure you stop by and see all of their lovely kits!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Member's Blog Hop

"Welcome to my part of the CKCB Members' Blog Hop.
You should have come here from Tara's blog.
Here's a look back at my August Kit:

And a couple of pages that I have made with the kit so far;

First, a new page in response to challenge #1, "Happy Sandcastle Day", as the cork paper reminds me of sand, and what could be more indicative of childhood than back to school memories, with last year's back to school photo of my kiddos:

And some detail shots:

And, of course the page that I made for Challenge#3, "Sounds foreign to me":

I am loving the pages that are resulting from this kit, and can't wait until I get a bit more time to play with it this weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by, and now you should hop over to Tina's blog ...

Here's the list of blogs that are participating in Today's blog hop:

Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know you were here and happy hopping!"

Monday, August 22, 2016

Magic Monday...#ShowYourDisneySide memorabilia

Good evening! Today's layout features some memorabilia that I brought home from our last Disney trip, a brochure from the #Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event that welcomed us on our first day. I had a fun photo that someone took of us in front of the Magic Kingdom train station, with the Rock Your Disney side banner in the background, and I thought that it would be the perfect compliment to the brochure.
 I used supplies from my July CKC kit:

And here's a look at the brochure (I love just stapling them at the top so that I can fold them out and look at them if I choose to.):

That's all for tonight, I'll be back in couple of days (the 24th) to show what I have been making with my August CKC kit. See ya real soon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #3 for August 2016

This is the challenge that we were given:

Challenge #3 for August 2016 - Sounds Foreign to Me!



 UK /ˈfɒr.ən/  US /ˈfɔːr.ən/

 belonging or connected to a country that is not your own: 

Spain was the first foreign country she had visited.

foreign languages
In honour of our German inspiration kit, and the fact that you might have had a go at understanding the kit content list, I'd like you to be inspired by foreign words on your project.

Since I haven't ventured out of the United States as an adult (I need to remedy that!), my first thought was Epcot's World Showcase. I decided to scrap these  photos from the Norway pavilion's quick service bakery, mainly because the name of the bakery sounds so foreign.

All of the supplies for this page came from my August Counterfeit kit, and I have to say I quite love this kit, and the way my pages are coming together with it. I've made a couple more inspired by Shimelle's Project 20 class, which I will share on the 24th for our member's blog hop. Don't forget, we want to see your kits and what you are making with them, so be sure to email us at  and let us know that you would like to participate!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Magic Monday: Learning to Draw at Animation Academy

Good morning everyone, and Happy Monday! For today's edition of Magic Monday, we are heading over to Hollywood Studios. I scrapped these photos from Animation Academy (which is no longer there), of my twins learning to draw from Disney Animators. My husband took the twins to Animation Academy while I stood in line with my son and oldest daughter to meet Mickey and the Incredibles. The girls said they had so much fun, and they were rather disappointed to learn that it won't be there when we go for our next trip.

Enamel dots made the perfect little paint droplets for my paint palette:

I sketched a mickey head with a chalk marker to embellish the title :

The supplies that I used for this page came from my June Counterfeit kit:

Thanks for stopping by for another Magic Monday! I'll have some more crafty fun up on the blog tomorrow with a challenge and an example layout for the Counterfeit Kit challenge tomorrow. Have a magical day...See ya real soon!

Monday, August 8, 2016

A Late Magic Monday: "Fun With Goofy"

Good evening! I almost let this Monday slip away, running errands and such, and then I realized I hadn't shared a Disney craft yet. Here is a page made with the seemingly never ending kit from April, "A Secret Garden " (what was I thinking making up 4 kits anyway?Jeez). I am about to call it on that kit and put the remaining supplies away to be doled into future kits and pages, but I'm still trying to use as much as I can. Anyway, back to my page. I took inspiration from this fun challenge from Disneyscrappers;

EPCOT Challenge

Whether you love the rides, the food, the shopping, Future World, or the World Showcase,
there is alot to see and scrap at Epcot.
This challenge is to create a layout using photos of EPCOT
For this layout you must include one or more of the following elements:

*"Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow"
*Multiple Triangles to echo the designs all over Future world
*Circles (spaceship Earth) in the form of stitched circles, punched patterned paper, confetti, enamel dots, or buttons
*metal or metallic products
I used the wonky circles from October Afternoon, gold metallic foam Thickers word and swirl. The kit really did suit the page quite well, with the green and white flowers echoing the florals and topiaries left over from the Flower and Garden festival, the circles on the background giving a nod to both Epcot and the soccer Goofy. Now, I'm off to bed to watch the rest of tonight's broadcast of Olympic events. Have a great night!