October 21, 2016


Happy Friday everyone!  Thanks for popping by, I only have one more layout to show today!
Using my Counterfeit Kit (CKCB-click the link if you do not know what a Counterfeit Kit is!) that contains items from one of my Clique Kits and so far, LO # 4:
not one of my favorite layouts, but done...I'm not going back and change anything....I am running away for a bit tonight to scrap so hopefully I'll use my CKCB October kit to try and get 4 more layouts done. Notice I said HOPEFULLY lol.   It's Homecoming week for my daughter and so I'll be busy tomorrow but I promise not to let this kit go to waste!...Scrapping Sunday maybe???

October 19, 2016

It's a Wonderful Wednesday!

Wonderful because we're having some awesome sunny days this week (I'm talking 80's!) so I worked from home for a bit, cleaned up a bit, did 2 loads of laundry and now I get 2 hours of free time !  I'd been out of town celebrating my sister's wedding and so I haven't scrapped in a week or more...but I did do some work with my October Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) -see ya tomorrow with more!


October 3, 2016

CKCB October layouts 1 and 2

It's fall and football time in our house and so on Sundays,  in addition to watching football I also have to multi-task so I brought my Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) kit upstairs and scrapbooked.  Got 3 layouts done (forgot to photograph one) so here are my Counterfeit Kit Challenge Octobers # 1 & 2!!!
If you'll recall the previous post, My CKCB kit based on the PinkFresh Studio's "Indigo Hills" kit was very contemporary; truly a bit outta my comfort zone...so this month, most of the layouts will have the mixed media contemporary feel and some inky /paint touches.
I'm off to a great start...let's hope I can keep it up!

October 1, 2016

It's October?? Or should I say, It's October!!

Where is time going??  Slow up 2016!  Well, it's October, I've been sick all week, and it's been raining for days so, what's a girl to do??  Get outta bed, drink lots of tea, do some chores (mom's don't REALLY get time off) and put a Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) together of course!
This month's CKCB kit inspiration comes from Pink Fresh Studio and their August reveal of their  "Indigo Hills" kit.

 I think I was inspired with the graphic style prints and the colors:  subdued pink mixed with the goldenrod and the navy.  So, I knew that my March (no judgement, sometimes I hold em for a little bit lol) Hell Yeah Clique Kit had some similar colors so I 1/2 way cheated and pulled it out:

I then looked at some of their embellishments and made my own small embellishment pack, focusing on journaling spots, small words, gold embellishments and misc die cuts.

I really loved their mixed  media looking papers and since the kit is kind of contemporary, I knew I didn't have any of those kinds of papers in my stash. So, for the first time, I broke out the acrylic paints and "counterfeited" my own papers!
MINE: (I'm not sure why my colors are all crazy, my pink looks orange but trust me, it's pink)

and then THEIRS: I just liked the blue splatters

So there ya go!  I did forget to add my washi tape in here but I'll do it later! I'm hoping to get about 6 layouts done and it'll probably happen since for once, I'm on time and made my kit on the first day!

September 29, 2016

Thankful Thursday

It's a rainy Thursday but I'm still thankful...I'm trying to rise above the storm and the stress of waiting for medical test results for the boy...with that being said, what do the stressed do when they are sick (I caught a slight cold this week) and stressed???!! THEY organize supplies and they SCRAPBOOK!

 kits always make for fast layouts- Voila! Quick and easy layouts

I'm just glad I'm always using old and new supplies together and always using stash!!

September 26, 2016


Just a simple LOTD since I am away with Thing 2 at KK for a procedure...Will be back to the blog on Wednesday!

September 25, 2016

Poor blog, poor poor blog...

I'm so remiss and so sorry...my poor blog has been neglected for 6 weeks! I had every intention of blogging almost every day but life has gotten in the way since the beginning of summer.  I won't bore you with all the details, but it involved summer travels, back to school for both kids, a new ongoing (and unexpected) medical diagnosis for Thing 2, juggling work & family responsibilities all while managing high stress levels.

Sooo, on that note, I ran away for the weekend with some girlfriends to Pennsylvania to an event held by Monica for Harbor Scrapbooking.

It was great to meet new friends, connect with old friends, eat, drink and just relax and scrap!  The mojo has returneth!  I didn't get as many layouts done as I wanted to, but it was a start!

Since I had packed tons of kits, I started off by using my Cool Kid kit collection from Crate Paper(American Crafts.)-I'm so loving this collection and can't wait to use it all!


So anyway, for those of you who still read and look, I promise to do better!  Thank you for coming back!!

August 18, 2016


SS'16 summer sketches 3 & 4 from Scrapbook Challenges...I tried my best to keep using my My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection in my stash!You still have 12 days to join us!




August 17, 2016

It's a room reveal at Clique Kits today!

Ooops, I meant , It's MY room reveal at Clique Kits!  Today, I'm the special guest at Clique Kits and I'm sharing a little bit of my scrap space ! 
While I was at it, I actually pulled out my April Origins kit from CK that's full of Simple Stories and Bella Blvd...  made 2 layouts!

Going back to the scrap space...
It's messy and doesn't match, but it's all mine!  So hope you'll hop over and see more of my space!

August 16, 2016

more Sizzlin summer sketches!

In August, we switched things up at Scrapbook Challenges (I've been away for 2 weeks on vacation so forgive me for just letting you know) and every Monday in August,  we give you a sketch and then, on Tues-Fri, we give you a twist!

Sketch 01 is up on the SBC blog and here is Sketch 02 to inspire you!!

all supplies are by My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection    

So, you still have until August 30, 2016 to play with us...add your creations here!
Come back all this week so I can catch you up!!


August 3, 2016

Hump Day check- in!

Just checking in to see how those of you who are on summer vacation are faring...and are you getting some craft ME time squeezed in there too?  Today's post is all about using more stash !  Even though I'm in a NO BUY Group on Facebook, (send me an email if you wanna join!) it was my birthday month last month, AND, I broke the rule and ordered a medium sized order from Paper Issues of the new Crate Paper goodness!  That being said, I'm now in a crunch to use up lots and lots of stash AND to use up my Clique Kits that are being hoarded before the package gets here!
So, today, I just have 2 layouts that I did just for myself using up Maggie Holmes Bloom stash; I'll be scrapping like a fiend all of August :):) since I'll be on relaxin'!

For the first one, I used Sketch #492 (above) from Scrapbook Challenges; I originally was going to use it for my DT reveal but changed my mind and went with another instead (HERE) so technically,  I was actually inspired twice!
and then this one is just one of my own creations...free style...

Happy Hump day!  Hope it's got some craftyness squeezed in it!

July 29, 2016


Today's LOTD features my dad...he understands the power of the selphie!
 Sketch comes to you courtesy of Scrapbook Challenges, our July sketch #491, you still have a few days to join us!

Cool kit is from the April Origin kit from Clique Kits!

July 27, 2016


LOTD*  I'm in a Layering Like a Boss class hosted by the talented Victoria Marie and I'm just doing some layouts for myself using stash...here's my baby boy since I'm missing him like crazy this week while he's at camp!

Summer mojo gone? Use a sketch!

With family,  kids and grandkids being home for the summer,  travel plans, work and more stuff in our schedules, we hardly get time to craft sometimes and our mojo goes into hiding.  One way I get some of it back is with a SKETCH!  So on this WHAT I MADE WEDNESDAY, I'm showing you some sketches and creations that we've used over at ScrapbookChallenges this month to jump start your mojo!


Or, how about this one??  It's SKETCH 489 ALONG WITH A BONUS PART TO THE CHALLENGE!

Weekly Bonus Challenge


I love hashtags but was way too lazy to  turn on my Silhouette so...I had to dig deepdeepdeep into my stash lol!  Kit courtesy of Clique Kits (not the wood stars or camera)
Hope you'll join us at Scrapbook Challenges this month, we still have about 5 other sketches for you to use!  You have until July 30 , 2016 to play with us!

July 3, 2016


Can't remember if I posted this layout before-it's a reminder to myself to get my Clique Kits open this month and use em!  I have 3 unopened kits that are screaming OPEN ME, OPEN ME!  For this layout, I used the May Northern Lights Kit which featured some serious awesomeness from Fancy Pants (Atwell) and Basic Grey (Urban Luxe) collections....

Love is not blind,
it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.
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