Sunday, February 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge Blog hop!

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, here's where to go.....Counterfeit Kit Club blog.

This month we were challenged to create a layout based on a sketch from Scraps of Darkness.

Here's the sketch

And here's my layout.

Some details...................

Everything I used was from my kit! I love putting my embellishments to good use! =)

Including this layout, I created 6 layouts and one card this month from my kit! Here's one I hadn't posted on my blog yet.

I hope you had fun hopping by. Your next stop is Jemma's blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Mini Challenge Paper piecing

I was once a master paper piecer! I mean look at this masterpiece from 2000!

I made my own pattern from a coloring book and painstakingly recreated baby Minnie!

Scrapbooking has come a long way, right?

For the mini challenge to paper piece at Counterfeit Kit club, I went to the pattern experts at Scrapbooks etc and found something I liked.
I used this pattern to create a card from my kit.

I added an old rub on, an Ali Edwards sticker and some bling from my stash but all the paper is from my kit...including the red felt. Hello stamp is Hero Arts.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Layout

This is the third page I've done using my kit. I am still sticking with the wedding pictures because I have a whole stack of them and the kit goes with them perfectly!

Here's a page about my brother-in-law's sister; Aunt Lu-ann.

I used a half sheet of pp from my kit and I added a deco border from a Martha Stewart punch.

I made the flower using a Tim Holtz Alterations diecut. I used the french script stamp that I had in my kit and I stamped black on cream cardstock. Then I ran it through my cuttlebug with the flower die and assembled my flower according to the directions I found on this blog. I smeared some Distress Stickles on the petals and heated with a heat tool (who knew you could do THAT?) to create a little dimension......sooo cool! Also finished off the flower with 3 pearls from my kit.

I used one of the Daisy D tags from my kit and added a few flowers which I also used the distress stickles and pearls on. I tied a little piece of black ribbon around the stems that actually came from the Narratives tag I used on LO#1. Loving the way this page looks and thrilled that not only did I do technique, I made my own flower and used some really old stash! I love this counterfeit kit thing!
I added one 7 Gypsies sticker and some old Wordsworth sticker letters that were not in my kit.

Thanks for looking!

Counterfeit Kit Mini Challenge Pen-to-Paper

Counterfeit Kit Club's mini challenge this month was to basically make a page with only journaling, no photos. I have done this type of page before and find it very therapeutic.
Since the colors in my kit this month fit with a family wedding, I used this opportunity to journal
about the bittersweet occasion.
Basically, the story is sister passed away in 2007. She had been married to Danny(my brother-in-law) for 31 years. This past May, he married my sister's best friend, Diane, whom I also know and love. While I was happy for them, it was also painful.

I used an old Daisy D's sheet of patterned paper from my kit and basically let that do the work.
I sliced a hole in the side of the heart to slide my journaling sheet in there, inked and scalloped the edges of the cardstock and used some stamps from my kit to add a little something to the page. Very old sticker letters from CI and some Hero Art stamps finished off the title. TFL!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Journaling Challenge!

Challenge Masters February Journaling challenge is up! This month, I challenge you to use different mediums and fonts in your journaling.
In this example, from 2003!, I used itty bitty rubber stamps and also highlighted some words by matting them.

On this page, also scrapped in 2003, I highlighted certain words with chalk.Wh
en I look at this layout, I am still happy with the look of it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Soup's on!

The ad/art challenge is up at Challenge Masters. This month, I chose artwork by Lord Fredrick Leighton called "Flaming June".

Here's what I came up with.

I loved the colors and the luxuriousness of the draping.

Makes 6 servings.
I never claimed to be a gourmet cook! It is VERY semi-homemade! =)

I hope you are inspired to create.....or cook! Adieu!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Counterfeit Kit layout #1

I whipped up this layout this morning with my counterfeit kit. And when I say whipped up, I mean it took me a little under an hour which is speedy for me! It was so freeing to only use the paper from the kit and it really streamlined my process since paper picking is always the most time consuming and overwhelming part of scrapping for me.
I added American Craft sticker letters and a BG naked ampersand
which I sprayed with the TA charcoal chalkboard mist. Looks lighter in the photo than in real life and I'm happy with how it turned out. TFL!

Monday, February 7, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit

I have been following a new challenge blog that encourages you to make your own kit out of your stash. Very cool concept. I didn't play last month because I happen to subscribe to the kit they lifted. It seemed a little silly to go through my stash to make a copycat kit when I had the real deal right in front of me. This month, I waited patiently for the 5th of the month to see what kit they picked. I wasn't disappointed with the selection and got right to work!

This is the main kit from Scraps of Darkness

Although the original kit had pinks and purples amongst the red and blacks, I decided against those and just stuck with this palette instead.

Red, kraft,black, cream and white.

Not that I am not a pink and purple girl, because I am, but I was just feeling the black and red thing so I went with it.

I had the best time going through my stash to find papers that felt just right!

I chose 13 patterned papers......some are doubled sided which is a bonus! I also stuck a sheet of 12x12 printed transparency which is ancient. I can't wait to see how I will use it!

  • Teresa Collins/Tags and diamonds
  • 7 Gypsies/ red script
  • Jenni Bowlin/Uncle Jim
  • 7 Gypsies/Pisa
  • Daisy D's/Antique Lace
  • Pink Paislee/Love potion
  • Daisy D's/chocolat
  • Pink Paislee/flower garden
  • Basic Grey/Blush
  • Making Memories/Love story
  • Mambi/ red flowers
  • Collage press/postmark
  • Narratives/ transparency quote paper
Some of this pp I've had in my stash for, I'm gonna guess, 8 years or so! Daisy D's and the 7gypsies specifically. Feels good to get a chance to use it.
It was pretty hard to stop adding embellishments. I picked a bunch of stuff that coordinated with the Scraps Of Darkness kit and made myself call it a day!
I had 2 of the same embellishments as the main kit...the bingo card and the prima pebbles. Other embellies are:
  • LYB clear stamps
  • Prima newsprint flowers
  • Prima black, gray, ivory flowers
  • MME red bling
  • Queen and Co. black pearls
  • 1 small bunch flowers
  • 2 small white doillies
  • 2 cardstock scalloped edges diecuts
  • 2 Webster's Pages journaling cards
  • Fancy Pants scroll chipboard
  • 4 Daisy D's tags/1 frame
  • 2 Narratives tags
  • Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas
  • 4 stick pins
I also did the add on.
Scraps of Darkness version

My version.

I've got some red strip bling, BG bling it, Imaginesce red/black flowers, Jenni Bowlin vellum butterflies, Melissa Frances vintage embellishment pack, 7 Gypsies stickers, silver Glimmer Mist, black rosette trim, black satin ribbon, sheer black ribbon,black/beige twill.

For the color add on, I put in some sprays that I had never used.
  • TA chalkboard glimmer in charcoal and chalk
  • TA Glam in hayride
  • Heidi Swapp mask
  • Tim Holtz mask
  • SU diamond glitter
  • Art Institute black glitter
  • xmas red Stickles
  • Antique Linen Distress stickles
  • Stamp Rosa french script stamp
  • piece of red felt
  • 2 heart charms
  • 2 key charms
Thanks for checking things out. I am ready to go create something with my kit!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I made this mixed media canvas for Kristin's birthday. I have been itching to paint something on a canvas and I love the way this came out!

I am totally inspired to make something else. Maybe tomorrow?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Project Life!

I am loving the way the first few weeks have come out. At first, everyone around here was grumbling about me taking a photo of them doing typical stuff. Now it has morphed into,
"Is that going to be your picture of the day??" :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The winner of a small RAK from me is..................

Ziggyeor said...

Cute LO!

I managed to follow your blog!

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