September 6, 2017


from last month's Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) Layouts 1, 2 and 3-better late than never!  Showcasing the boys today  :)



Wonderful Wednesday catchup

Despite the nasty rain, it's a wonderful Wednesday because I get to catch up-Catch up on the blog, catch up on chores, catch up on my tv shows (I have not watched the current GOT season), catch up on crafty stuff (I got alot), catchup on all things that went by the wayside during summer vacation and Labor Day!

So, I have to admit, last month's Counterfeit Kit was a bust for me-I did take it on vacation with me but sorry to say, it didn't get used and I only made 2 measly layouts-I'll post them later.  BUT, this month calls for a new kit and one thing that I did do in anticipation of the kids going back to school (the boy FINALLY just went back today ) and me reclaiming my time was to clean my studio !

Cleaned the table and voila,I can put my Sept kit together, open my Paper Issues box and create some magic today!

August 13, 2017

Scrapping Sunday but no layouts-just a kit!

I totally  meant to scrap all day today but instead spent the day hanging with Thing 2, doing laundry (it's never ending) and doing some meal prep for the upcoming week....boring stuff but needs to be, the girl has to move back to the dorm and so I've been getting her supplies and dorm stuff together as well.

I did find time to put a Counterfeit Kit together!  Last month, I put a kit together but life got crazy stressful, along with other things, I was sidelined by shingles (I'm 95% cleared -just a few neuro effects when stress levels have been high) and so I ended up only making about 4 layouts-SAD FACE!  I told myself that this month, I was gonna do better and even though I'm late with my kit, I'm gonna shoot for at least 6 layouts!

Here's their inspiration for August!

July kit from Gossamer Blue-a strange kit for me to counterfeit because it's pretty clean and ya'll know I like mega kits with lots of junk! My take on it was to grab green, orange, yellow and blue papers...

of course when I looked, I really didn't have that much orange or green handy (translation=I was being lazy and purely dug into old stash papers instead of my Paper Issues bag of tricks) but I had LOADS of blue begging to be used!  Added in some mini letters, tags and strips.  I then dug into my unused July CKCB kit and pulled out some misc enamels and bling.  Added in some die cuts and there you have my mini  August kit!

July 24, 2017

Scrapbook Monday

Even if it's only ONE layout!  I dumped all my bags and kits so that I could remake them into newer kits for an upcoming crop so for Scrapping Sunday yesterday, I only managed to scrap ONE layout!
This makes layout number 4 with my July Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) though!  I can't tell you how long I've held on to the fence chipboard piece  (YEARS) but I'm glad I finally used it!  Mojo/inspiration is courtesy of the Paper Issues Facebook Group Scraplift Sunday and their layout from DT Michelle Gallant:

Gorgeous, right???  I wish I had my Silhouette hooked up (I will soon though-I got a new desktop and have been super lazybones) so I could've cut out some awesome stars..I substituted with my gold ones that may have been in one of my Clique Kits... and the cute flair was a custom one done for Clique way back in Aug 2016 (I always mix old -n-new)...have some time today to scrap so hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with some creations!!  

July 13, 2017

Happy Thursday!

Happy because it's my birthday...but, sidelined by shingles so what's a girl to do??!!  Scrap!
Pulled out my July CKCB kit and got to scrapping so without further ado, here's layouts 1, 2 and 3...

July 3, 2017

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday for what some are calling a long 4th of July weekend (if you took the day off or worked from home)-I decided to do something I've probably haven't done in years...relax ALL DAY LONG and chill.  Oh shoot, I take it back, I did do two loads of laundry, prepped dinner and did two hours of reading/language arts on the home summer school front. I tried though by staying in my Lula Roe pajamas (translation the holey ones) and not combing my hair right??!!

Took the time yesterday to put together my July Counterfeit Kit so here goes!  July's inspiration kit comes from Cocoa Daisy...Their June 2016 kit called Walden Pond:

I'll admit it though, when creating kits from my stash, I ALWAYS start with papers...I have way more paper than I should so I wanted this kit to be a little bigger than the  inspiration kit. I don't think I had any of these papers so I focused on the patterns: bolds, stripes, yellows and florals.
I then added in some alphas, frames, journaling circles, tags, flair, ampersands and words: (Note: found that veneer house in quite by accident-SCORE!)
Embellishment add-ons just because I wanted a big kit and because this stuff was begging to be used:
I saw that one of their shop add ons was some PinkFresh:
and finally, paper pads and some paper scrapsthat go along with my pattern theme:
So there you have my XL kit for July-I'm hoping to get at least 15 layouts out of it before I get tired of it!  Wish me luck!

June 27, 2017

WHOGas catchup!

Facebook group challenge has me in Round 3 of the Who Gives a Scrap June Challenges.  I said I was going to scrap 25 layouts this month and since it's almost the end of the month, I had to get in gear and get some layouts done since I've been busy with other stuff and haven't really squeezed crafty time in (I think I'm only up to #16)...but, today is the exception and I've gotten to scrap for a few hours!

I may fix this one later, the paper at the top is bugging me!

I promise that starting next month, I'm going to stop using my crappy cell phone to take photos and to break out the real cameras that are getting dusty (shame shame shame)...will be making myself a photobox as well...My summer projects have accumulated and my studio has been missing me so my goal for July is to decrease the list of unfinished scrapbook and crafty projects!

Make it Monday (on a Tuesday)

The first sketch for June over at the Memory Nest for Make It Monday has been up all month but since I had company over the weekend and did some family fun, I'm just getting time today to craft and finish up the rest of my June challenges.  Make It Monday No. 89  by Leslie has been on my list and I tried, make that REALLY TRIED to stick to it!

documenting our "kids in the kitchen" time!

June 19, 2017

Sensory event this weekend!

One last chance. One last dream. Lightning McQueen...Don't miss Cars 3! -sensory-friendly showing-- at AMC Columbia MD Theatre on June 24th,2017 at 10am!



this picture cracked me up!!

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