Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Snow Princess

Since it's supposed to get to 93 degrees today, and I am nursing a sunburn from working in the garden, I thought it would be fun to post a frosty cool page! I based this layout on a sketch from Creative Scrappers, #206:
My layout, "Snow Princess":

Supplies I used:(from my March and May Counterfeit kits)
patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and Crate paper, Up and Up paper tape (the aqua stripe), Dear Lizzy Mixtape, pink foam Thickers, Cream and Denim Mini Market letter stickers from October Afternoon, Martha Stewart border punch.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sharing some more Scrappiness

(Scrappiness=Happiness!)Today I am sharing a layout that I made based on the May 15th sketch from Stuck Sketches,  and using my May and April Counterfeit kits.
The Sketch:

The layout:

Supplies I used: Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock, Making Memories border strips patterned paper, Up & Up paper tape, Dear Lizzy Mixtape, Wilton's white paper doily, Petaloo flowers, printed journaling spot.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Masterforger's 3-2-1 Challenge

We were given this challenge by the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog: 3-2-1
Use only 3 Embellishments, 2 Patterned Papers, and only 1 photo. Here is my layout:
It was really simple to put this page together with the limited supplies. 3 Embellishments: the tag, the handmade flower, and the journaling card from a Smash pad; 2 Patterned Papers, the pink backgraound from Crate Paper's Pretty Party collection, and Pink Paislee's London Market border strips paper; and 1 photo from my little sisters' wedding.
All of the supplies were taken from my May kits, with the exception of the handmade flower and the ribbon on the tag.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Finally Getting some Scrappy Time in!

I played along with a few sketch challenges that end tomorrow. The first one that I finished:

 This page was made up mainly from my April Counterfeit Kit, and a few pieces I scavenged from old kits. It was based on Sketch 143 from Got Sketch.
The second pagew I made was based on this week's challenge and sketch from The Paper Variety.
 The Sketch I used:
The papers and embellishments I used were pulled from my May Counterfeit kits.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Counterfeit Kits for May

I have to say, I am a little in love with these kits! I made them up about a month ago, and am just now getting around to typing up a blog post for them. I loved the Inspiration kits from Studio Calico!
The City of Lights kit:
My "Counterfeit":
A Closer look at the papers:
I was very lucky to have some of the pretty papers in this kit, and some very close substitutes from Webster's Pages. I threw in a Studio Calico stamp, some white chipboard letters,washi tape from Target,Thickers, a partial sheet of Jenni Bowlin butterfly stickers, some "wood frames" and kraft tags that I die cut with my Cricut. I have some twine, brads, and ribbons that I will use if I need to later.
The Versailles kit:
My Counterfeit:
I used some light aqua striped vinyl from Making Memories, a couple of papers from Crate Paper, a yellow paisley print from DCWV's Lemon Flower stack, and a vellum paper from Hot Off The Press (talk about ancient!). The letter stickers are from Nikki Sivvils, I threw in some stamps from American Crafts and Studio Calico, and I die cut a couple of tiny envies with the Cricut Wild Card Cartridge.
Montmartre kit:
My Counterfeit:
The aqua paper is a pretty shimmery floral from Heidi Grace, the pink is from a stack (DCWV, I think), the grid paper is from The Girls Paperie, and the border strips from Pink Paislee's London Market line. I printed the aqua and cream tags from the Twinery on watercolor paper, and the Tone On Tone journaling cards from Creativity Prompt. I included some Dear Lizzy Thickers, a Studio Calico mini stamp, and washi tape from Target and Pink Paislee. I will stamp my own kraft/white journaling spots with these Martha Stewart stamps and white ink.

The Sorbonne Kit:
 My Counterfeit:
The yellow and black papers are from DCWV Lemon Flower stack, the ledger paper is from Basic Grey Basics, and the aqua is from Studio Calico. I also threw in a Hero Arts stamp, some wooden stars, some paper flags, flower sequins, die-cut "wood" buttons, and tiny letter stickers.
The Louvre Kit:
 My Counterfeit:
The papers are an embossed gray woodgrain from Co'ordinations, yellow starburst paper from Webster's Pages, Basic Grey tiny green chevron print, and a sheet of vellum butterflies. I die cut 2 doily masks with my Cricut and SCAL, added in a set of Glitz background stamps, a couple of sets of KI Memories sticker sheets, black chevron tape from Freckled Fawn, die cut "wood" pennant flags, Smash tabs, and a 7Gypsies foldover sticker book.

Other than the main kit, most of these are one or 2 page kits...but I still have a lot to work with, so I hope to be back to scrapping soon!

I know I haven't posted in a while...

My Daddy was killed in a car accident on Thursday, May 3rd, and everything has been a blur since then.
I hope you don't mind me sharing the obituary that I wrote for him here:

James Terence “Terry” Griggs, 57, was welcomed home by his Saviour around 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Madison County.

Terry was born on May 17, 1954, in Humboldt, TN, where he lived the majority of his life. He received a BA degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a BA degree in Pastoral Studies from Allegheny Wesleyan College, and worked towards his Master’s Degree in Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  He served proudly in the Army for the country he loved. As an ordained minister, he pastored at Concord Bible Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarentum Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church in Pennsylvania, and Ogdensburg Pilgrim Holiness Church in New York. For the past several years he was a Sunday School teacher at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, which he attended with his wife, daughter, and grandchildren, and he served as custodian at Kirkland’s Warehouse in Jackson. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening with his wife and baking for his family. He loved and lived for his God and his family.

Terry is survived by his wife, Deborah, 4 children and their spouses, Margerie and Eric Visnick, Joshua and Amanda Griggs, Elisabeth Griggs, and Bethany and Brian Wardlaw, and 5 grandchildren, Caitlin McGarity, Evan, Natalie, and Cecilia Visnick, and Porter Griggs, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Collinsworth Griggs, his father, James Wayne Griggs, and his brother Robert Wayne Griggs.

The funeral was officiated by his wife’s brother, Daniel Hamilton, on Monday, May 7th, at 11 am at Shelton Hunt funeral home, and he was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery.
As the oldest child, I found out first, had to tell everyone, including my mom, and then was responsible for a lot of the out of town guests, meals, etc. It has been emotionally and physically draining, and today is the first day that everything is sort of returning to some sense of normalcy. I know I never expected to lose my Daddy when he was only 57. All I can say is, to not take one single day for never know which one will be the last.  I loved my Daddy, but I didn't tell him that nearly enough.
For all of my wonderful design team "sisters" , thank you all so much for your understanding and kindness! I promise I will get back to doing my part sharing and creating.
For all of my blog readers, I hope this post doesn't offend or upset you-I usually mainly share happy, crafty fun with you...but I feel that it is important to be real, too. I will be back to sharing the fun stuff soon!