Saturday, August 23, 2014

Scrapbook Sharing On Saturday

I know I have been somewhat MIA from the online world this past week-it has been a week of getting settled into back-to school routines, end of summer colds, and football. Lots of football! Evan is still playing for the middle school team, but he wants to go to all of the games, including the high school games. Which makes my life a little more hectic, but I have to say I understand and even expected it! Anyway, it's the weekend, and my poor sick hubby is trying to sleep off his cold right now, so I will share a little of what I have been working on. I have a bit of a back log of kits that I have made up for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and I just grab one whenever I am feeling inspired to create.The kit I grabbed this past week was my Golden Summer Afternoon kit from July:

This kit was one of my favorites that I have ever made! Seriously loved the creams, pinks, and gold, with the textures of the canvas and kraft hearts, the gold chunky glitter Thickers, yummy Color Shine... anyway, I killed a pretty good portion of this kit last week, so I am happy to share what I made with it!

Probably my favorite page from this kit;  "34th Birthday Pancakes":
so many reasons I love this page, but it started with the product! I love the Maggie Holmes Flea Market collection, and the sheet of vintage plates was probably one of my absolute favorite things about the line, but I had no idea how I was going to use it. Then I saw that someone had cut them out and sprinkled them across the page, and had an AHA! was the perfect solution...and I could re-arrange the plates on my page in clusters with other bits and pieces, so that my favorite pieces were showing. I added in chipboard, enamel dots, drips and drops of Color Shine mist,  and then added the photo and story about how special my Mommy made me feel (yes, I still call her Mommy) when she made me a special breakfast and brought it to me for my birthday. A simple little story, but one I don't want to forget.

More fun products to capture one of life's best moments with my love- Background paper by Basic Grey, from their Mellow collection a few years ago, and from Sassafrass Lass's Sunshine Broadcast (I think) line, mixed with bits of chipboard from Maggie Holmes, an enamel geotag and enamel dots, kraft labels from Target's dollar spot, a few bits from my scrap bin (the journaling card that I put under the chipboard frame, and the pink hydrangea in the cluster) I also slipped in a leftover plate from the vintage dishes patterned paper.

This layout was inspired by the lovely Jill Sprott. The background was not in my kit, but I saw her lovely layout, and was instantly inspired to sit down and scrap, and this is the result, something a good bit different from what I normally do, because I am usually a bit too lazy to pull out the paint for my pages, then too impatient to wait for it to dry before I continue creating. But I did it this time, and I am quite happy with the result! Thanks for the idea, Jill! I put down all sorts of journaling cards from my stash, then painted over them all with a watered down white acrylic paint. Then, I actually went about my housework, etc, and waited for it to dry! It was actually pretty painless ;-) . Once it had dried, I built the layout on top with lots of bits from the kit for embellishment, drips and spritzes of mist, added the photos and story of my daughter creating a birthday card for my son (basically she just wanted an excuse to try out all of my mists), and did some final embellishing.
 This layout was modeled after this sketch from My Mind's Eye:
I like it, but I think maybe my journaling is a bit hard to read...anyway, love the colors and richness of the Carta Bella paper (their patterned paper is just so wonderfully thick and textured!), and I feel that the blacks and golds go quite well with the photo. The funny part? I forgot to use My Mind's Eye on this page, even though almost all of my other pages do have at least some enamel dots!Oh well, I was too late to link up anyway, I just thought it was funny!
 This is a page for my Disney album, although the "Travel Essentials" part really does hold true for most car trips for me: Since it's going in my Disney album, I added a Hidden Mickey (so much fun to do, and glad I saw the idea on Susan's blog -she makes some of the best Disney pages and sketches I have seen, too). Most supplies for this page are from the kit, although I did pull out the blue glitter Thickers from my stash, since I knew they came from the MH Flea Market collection, and I felt that they would work a little better with the layout than the gold ones. I even got to use some of the fun Studio Calico printables, as they suited the travel theme of the page perfectly:
This page was inspired by the October Afternoon sketch shared as the CKC Challenge #2:
Basically just a note to my younger self, used a pretty paper from Tim and Beck (Sassafrass Lass) for Studio Calico, and bits leftover from the other papers, with washi tape, and a cluster of flowers and  feathers:
And I love this one of my little girl (the one who cooperates with me when I stop because I saw some lovely light on the way to school):

So, what have you been up to this week? I'd love to see! I'll work on a few more little projects, and share what's left of this kit early next week (not much-yay!It feels so great to "Kill a Kit!").


  1. What a wonderful lineup of scrappy goodness!
    Love the colors & creativity - amazingly inspiring!

  2. Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous!!!! You have been busy!!!!!!!

  3. OMgosh such cute layouts and that is a great kit to work with :) Thank you for the nice blog comment, it really does help when you have time to spare that you can grab that kit from any month and get some crafting done :) By the way I agree about the travel essentials :) Miss that magazine :)

    1. Thank you! And I totally agree-miss Scrapbooks, Etc! I have reread the ones I have over and over.

  4. Well, somebody is in a scrapbooking sweet spot. These are all lovely. I can't even pick a favorite, except the hearts on the 1st and 2nd and those flowers on the last two certainly caught my eye. Wonderfully scrapped.

  5. Stunning layouts, Margie! Each and every one! Definitely will be pinning some of these to scrap lift! :)

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