Saturday, January 24, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Member Blog Hop (Sharing Our Kit Creations)

Hi all, and welcome to our blog hop! It is the time of the month where we share what we have been making from our stash kits-I always truly look forward to seeing what every one is making with their kit! This month I have been extremely busy with my girls' basketball team, and my son's soccer has just started as well, so this sports mama has just been living at games and practice. I love it though! And I still managed to squeak out the time to make a few pages from my January kit,
and embellishment kit,

and I have the rest of the kit papers divided up with a few pictures for me to scrap this weekend (hopefully I'll get a bit of time on Sunday). For the hop, I decided to take the challenge #3 from the CKCB blog: Turn the Negatives Into Positives
For this challenge page, I dug into my scrap basket, and pulled out a sheet of paper that I had cut several of the hexagons out of. I mounted it to a piece of the gray Glitz Watercolor paper, and used my stitching template from my kit to add a stitched word to the negative space, and added a chipboard butterfly to the negaive space in another corner. On the right side of the layout, I added a strip of the light blue chevron from Fancy Pants, and layered up various die cuts, washi, chipboard, a shaped clip, and other bits.
I made another layout from the kit as well, using a Cuttlebug Pixie Dust Circle frame die and embossing folder that I purchased years ago and never used up unto this point, and put it to use with the green cardstock scraps. I used lots of lovely layers on this page, some from the Shimelle line, some from Dear Lizzy, even some of the ancient chipboard letters and Heidi Swapp Gel Blossoms!

And, since they're both Disney pages, I added Hidden Mickey's to both pages for fun. Here's a closer look at the embellishments:

Thank you for hopping along with us today! Here's the complete list, in case you get lost along the way:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Journal Your Christmas: Completed Cover and Day 2

As promised, I am back to share my JYC album in bits and pieces, with the hope that blogging about it will motivate me to get it finished. As promised, here is the completed cover, and a beginning look at the inside:

Day 2:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge January 2015 Kit

Hi all! Happy New Year! After taking a bit of a bloggy break for the month of December, I am back with a vengence to start off 2015!  After being surrounded with December/ Christmas products for a moth, I am ready for a fresh start for this new year, in my home, food, and my crafting. For my crafty fun, I made up a kit of supplies for this month's Counterfeit Kit. The kit we were given for inspiration was the December Hip Kit:
Soft teals and pink? Right up my alley! I knew I had some stuff that would work for this inspiration! Here is my kit of supplies, which I am calling "New Beginnings":

List of supplies in the original kit:

  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Applique Paper
  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Flora Paper
  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Loom Paper
  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Map of My Heart Paper
  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Thrifted Paper
  • Pebbles - Happy Day - Sunday Paper Paper
  • Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Aspen Paper
  • Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Afternoon Breeze Paper
  • Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Meadow Bloom Paper
  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Ephemera
  • American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Stitched - Rub-Ons
  • Pebbles - Happy Day - Woodgrain Thickers
  • Evalicious - Photo Shoot - Wood Veneer Shapes
  • Evalicious - Photo Shoot - Puffy Stickers
A Closer look at the papers:

My kit list:
  • Crate Paper- Maggie Holmes Flea Market- Heirloom Paper 
  • Fancy Pants- What a Wonderful Day- What a Wonderful Day Strips Paper
  • October Afternoon- Midway- Ticket Booth Paper
  • October Afternoon- Farm Girl- Wooden Crate Paper
  • October Afternoon- Woodland Park- Cat Tail Pond Paper
  • Elle's Studio- You&Me- Lovely Stripes Paper
  • Fancy Pants- What a Wonderful Day- Swell Paper
  • Basic Grey- Lucille- Kitten Heels Paper
  • Teresa Collins- You Are My Happy- Hearts Paper
  • October Afternoon- Sidewalks- Capture The Flag
  • American Crafts- Dear Lizzy 5th&Frolic-Pretty Parkway Paper
  • American Crafts- Shimelle- Rubin Paper
  • American Crafts- Shimelle- Leavitt Paper
  • American Crafts- Shimelle- Herschel Paper
  • Glitz Designs- Wild&Free- Gray Watercolor Paper
  • American Crafts- Amy Tangerine Yes Please- Truth Paper
  • American Crafts- My Girl- Precious Penny Paper
  • American Craft- Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party- Dazzling Decor Paper
  • Core'dinations- Core Essentials Cosmo Cricket Neutrals- Gray Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock (I inked with white ink for a whitewashed look)
  • October Afternoon- Lunchbox- Picnic Table- Sticker Alpha Set
  • American Craft- Shimelle- Cork Stickers
  • Studio Calico painted Chipboard Camera Stickers
  • Studio Calico Essentials Woodgrain Chipboard Cameras
  • Teresa Collins- You Are My Happy- Ephemera Pack
  • Basic Grey Rub-On Pack
  • Heidi Swapp- Light Pink Gel Blossoms (these are ancient)
  • October Afternoon- Daily Flash Apple Cider-Pop Drops Enamel Stickers
I was having so much fun making my kit, that I decided to do a couple of the add-on kits as well. 

Their color add-on kit:

My color add-on kit:

And the embellishment add-on:


And I forgot about them while photographing, but I do have 3 shaped clips in there as well.

All in all, I am very happy about this fresh, colorful kit with a mix of (very) old and new supplies, and can't wait to use up some stash! 

If you by way of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, I am your last stop on the hop, and you have seen some lovely kits to be inspired by already. If not, grab a cuppa and settle in-here's the full list of the CKC design team to hop around to:

I will be sharing my December Daily Journal over the next few days- I am not exactly finished, but will share what I have so far. Thanks for dropping by, I'd love for you to leave me a comment!