Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 2017 Counterfeit Kit challenge kit

Good morning! Our CKC inspiration for this month is :

 February 2017 “Ashton Court” Scrapbook Kit by Cocoa Daisy

I had a few of the items, and added in some similar items from older stash as well. Here is a look at my stash kit:

The kids are heavily involved in sports right now (I'm typing this post up late at night after a soccer game), so there's not a lot of free time for mama to blog at the moment, but I will get back to sharing more soon, I promise! 

Have cup of coffee and a quick hop around to get some more kit making inspiration!

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 2017 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Mini Kit and project

Good morning! This month, I am on the mini kit team, so I made a mini kit that I added  on to my main kit. I took inspiration from the Hip Kit February embellishment kit:

Here's my mini kit:

 They had a color add-on as well:

Here's a quick video reveal that I did of these kits:

Part of the mini kit team responsibility is a challenge to use the products in your mini kit, so I made a layout:

I used lots of products from all of my kits papers from my main kit, and Sand Castle and Craft Market 8x8 and 6x6 papers in layering, paint and heart stencil from my color kit, tags from my add-on, fussy cut butterflies from the Monarch paper by Maggie Holmes (main kit)and bits of the camera paper,along with hearts punched from a piece of the 6x6 paper pad. Here's a closer look at the details:

Thanks for stopping by today, I will be back with more soon!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Project Life, Weeks 1-4 (All done in the Project Life App!)

Good morning! Today I am sharing the pages that I made in the first four weeks of the year. I am mainly using the Project 52 Fresh Edition for my Project Life this year, and all white backgrounds, but I am adding in cards from other kits if I feel that they suit the photos better.
2017 Title Page:

 I used Open Book Edition, Project 52 Fresh Calendars, Project 52 Fresh Edition, and Maggie Holmes Styleboard Mini Kit for this layout.

Week 1 Layout:

I used Project 52 Fresh Edition, and Open Book Edition for this page.

Week 2:

I only used Project 52 Fesh Edition for this one.

Week 3:
I used Project 52 Fresh Edition, and Basketball Themed Cards for Week 3.

Week 4:
Week 4 was made using the Project 52 Fresh Edition entirely.

Thanks for stopping by-I'll have Weeks 5-8 up tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 2017 Counterfeit Kit Main Kit

Good morning! This month, I was in charge of choosing the Kit-to-Counterfeit, plus I am a part of the mini kit team. But I am a rule breaker, lol! I couldn't resist putting together a full kit, because I got so many of the items that are in the main inspiration kit this month. I'll still have a mini/add-on kit and small project to reveal on the 6th with the rest of the mini kit team, but today, I have a main kit for March.

The kit that we were to be inspired by this month is the February Hip Kit Club kit:
Here is my counterfeit kit with products from my stash, both old and new:


(Full Kit):

And I did a video reveal, as well, and I would love to have you watch it:

Thanks for dropping by today! Up tomorrow? I will be sharing my Project Life for this year to date. Thanks to the app, I'm still caught up! And I have almost 60 pages done for my Disney book from my October trip, so I will start sharing those soon as well. Have a happy, crafty day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Combining Challenges with class work...Design Decisions prompt 6/ Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2, "It takes two"

Today I am sharing a page based on prompt 6 from the Design Decisions class, plus the new challenge from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge; "It takes Two". For the "Two" element, I am using 2 photos from my Washington D.C.trip:

The main two patterned papers are from my November Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit:

And the embellishments (star sticker strip, chipboard stars) and navy cardstock are from my January kit:

Here's a closer look at the embellishments; I added a few bits from the leftover sticker sheets that I am trying to use up, as well:

For some reason, these tiny chipboard stars just make me so happy!
Thanks for dropping by today! I will be back with more of my "homework" soon! P.S. pray for me, my oldest has her driver's test tomorrow...eep!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Design Decisions, Prompt 4 (Another take on the same inspiration)

For this part of the Prompt, I am taking inspiration from myself. I pulled out a page that I had made a while ago (6 months or more). I looked it over, made some mental notes about what I liked about it, and then started a new page using my February Counterfeit Kit :

Here's the page I was inspired by (right), and the new page (left):

And here's a closer look at the new layout:
Thanks for dropping by-I'm loving sharing my class work with you! I will have new post up in the morning with another layout that was inspired by this class and the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Design Decisions, Prompt 4

Moving right along with my class work, here is one take on prompt #4:

I used my November CKCB kit:

This design was perfect for using up the off cuts and bits of scraps that were leftover in this kit, and I tucked in a few flower die cuts, chipboard, and fussy cut frames:

Thanks for dropping by today, the next time, I will have a completely different take on prompt 4 for you!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Finishing off some Page starters from old kits

Sometimes, if I am coming to the end of a kit, I will make up several page bases without any  photos, that I can later go back and quickly add photos, journaling, and embellishment to.

Like these:

Well, I was working through a stack of these, making pages, so thought I would share the pages that I have completed from these page bases.
I have a few from my April Secret Garden kit:

The completed layouts:

I feel good about getting more pages out of a really old kit!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Getting back to "class"; Design Decisions, prompt 3

For my homework today, I chose to use a grid design, and my Counterfeit kit from November:

For embellishments and the title, I used bits and pieces from various leftover sticker and chipboard sheets:

I scrapped photos of the beautiful detail work of Union Station. These photos didn't really have a longer story, I just thought that they were pretty, so it was perfect to use them for this design, since the grid was able to take the place of a long journaling card. This is one of my favorite pages inspired by the class, so far!

New CHA (Creativation) Goodies Haul videos!

Good morning! Today, I have a little something different to share with you! I did a little online shopping after this most recent CHA, and I was so excited about my new goodies, that I just had to make a video to share it with you all. I would love to have you pop over to my youtube channel and have a look!

I also did a short "haul" video to show you my new planner, and the set up I will be using for that this year.

Anyway, I have been working like mad to finish up my December Daily, and I will definitely share it with you here when I get finished. I'm only a few days short!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 February Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit

Good morning! It's hard to believe that it's already February, isn't it? This month, we are stepping away from the traditional Valentine's lines, and taking inspiration from this awesome kit from scrapdelight, Little Things in Life:

 Stamps from the inspiration kit:

Here's my take on the kit:

And a look at just the papers:

I even had the time to make a video overview of my kit this month:

I hope you'll have a look at the other designers' blogs,if you haven't already, and kit along with us this month! I'm the last stop on the hop, but if you haven't stopped by their blogs yet, here's the list:

I'll be back to working on the Design Decisions class, and sharing again very soon.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Design Decisions, Prompt Two (Comparing two different takes on a prompt)

I am still steadily working on the Design Decisions class. Today's pages are both based on the second prompt, but still very different from one another. The first page, "Icy Beauty", utilized my January kit. Some decisions that I made for this page: cardstock background (which I chose beacause the patterned paper was thinner than some of my patterned papers, so I wanted it to have a bit of sturdiness. I used snowflake enamels for the embellishments, and chose to ground the photo on a doily that I had misted with some of the glimmer mist from the kit. I added droplets of mist, and even brought in another bottle of mist (violet Color Shine), for more noticeable droplets.

For the second page, I chose to use mostly supplies from a Disney kit that I have made up for myself, filled with Simple Stories Say Cheese and similar/coordinating products.I did use a doily veneer and a few stars from my January kit, as well. I made different design decisions for this page, such as, a patterned background, stars and pinked circles for embellishment, and grounded the single photo on top of a Mickey ear hat diecut. I do love how both layouts are from the same prompt, but quite different, based on the design decisions that I made.
Thanks for dropping by today, I would love to have you come by again soon, as I plan to keep creating and sharing!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Continuing on with Design Decisions, Day 2 (Still Prompt One)

Today I am sharing another page that I made that was inspired by prompt one from Design Decisions, and  using my January kit:

Here's the base page:

(Yes, I am starting on my Washington DC trip! Yay me!) Almost everything was from the kit, with the exception of the chipboard book stack sticker, the "Create" sticker, and the letter stickers-which all came from my bag of partially used sticker sheets. I felt that the protractor paper was well suited to Thomas Jefferson, as well as the Create and book stickers. Here is the page after I did some journaling about the statue:
I have a lot of pictures, so I went ahead and added a pocket page, and journaled just a bit more:

 And this is how it looks together in my album:

I did write down a lot of info about the making of the memorial itself, because they are details that were most likely told to us as we were touring the statue, but we learned so much on the trip, and there was so much information to absorb, that I will forget details if I don't write them down. And the trip and learning experience was so incredible that I don't want to forget the the things we learned. And maybe I will even learn more, as I am looking up these facts. So, I anticipate this trip album to be quite different from my other scrapbooks, in that I will be mixing historical facts and information about the sites we visited, along with stories of things that happened or moments that we experienced along the way. I think it will suit the trip itself quite nicely, as it was a lot of learning, overwhelming awe at seeing these places firsthand, and fun time with the kids and their friends along the way.