April 24, 2014


Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog  CKCB BLOG HOP!!!  You should've hopped to this blog from Leslie's blog!  Welcome!!!!  This month's inspiration came in three ways:
  1.   Challenge #1- Blog Design Challenge:  Go to one of our Master Forgers Blogs and use the DESIGN OF THE BLOG ITSELF to inspire your project.
   2.   Challenge #2- Pocket Page Inspiration:  Use a Pocket Page type card (3x4 or 4x6) on your project front and center!
   3.   Challenge #3- Big Titles!  Use a BIG TITLE (or sentiment) on your project
So, I decided to do Challenge # 1 and even though I was inspired by ALL of the DT's blogs, I finally chose to do a layout based upon their guest designer Maggie's blog! Here is her blog header:
I was inspired by the blues, flowers, the banner and of course, paper :) and  so here is my MAGGIE INSPIRED layout: (I see I forgot to finish my title but will do it tomorrow lol)
Thanks for Hopping by; next on the hop is super scrapper Virginia from the Celtic House- Hop over and leave her some ROYAL love won't you? ?!! And don't forget, you still have time to link up with your own creations over at the CKCB blog!

April 23, 2014

CKCB Layout #1

I know I got a late start with my April Counterfeit Kit,  but better late than never right???!  Even if I only get 7 layouts done with this kit, I have successfully used some stash! Layout # 2 is reserved for the blog hop tomorrow (DON"T FORGET!) so for now, here is layout #1 :

 and I normally don't complain about products, but I have to say a was a tad bit disappointed with the AC Amy Tangerine Plus One rubons-see why???  And I am a pretty great applier of rubons so...I loved the collection so I will forgive the quality of the rubons....

April 22, 2014

Save the Date!

for a CKCB (Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog) BLOG HOP !!!!!

April 21, 2014

April CKCB kit reveal

Aaaah, they switched it up on us this month and I like it!  Rather than pick a kit club for this month's inspiration, the ladies over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (CKCB)put more responsibility into our hot little crafty hands and gave us a color palette (no kit!) to be inspired by!   They used Case File No. 112 from CSI as the jump off point- you can be inspired by any/all of their scheme, scene, evidence or testimony!  Check it out:
 Your kit is all about how you are inspired by it all!!
So, I came up with this!
 THE SCHEME-PAPERS:  inspired by all the blues, greens and neutrals


I know I am late posting my BIG kit, but it's been a crazy month AND, I really had no time to craft while the kids were on spring break-thank goodness I ran errands like a mad woman today AND, thank goodness those yellow buses are running bright & early tomorrow!!!!

April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursday!

*keeping it simple today-both in the post and the layout-thanks Michelle for the chipboard that I've hoarded for like FOREVER-I finally printed and scrapped  the cutest picture of my two favorite guys!

April 16, 2014

SOS Sketch Challenge #13

Even though I haven't revealed my DT take on the sketch, I actually did TWO  layouts for the Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge since the mojo is slowly coming back and I got to craft this week (spring break for kids means I am on break too )
Here's our SKETCH #13:
and here's my 30 min or less layout being inspired by the sketch-remember, it's all your own interpretation! 
If you are inspired, we hope you hop over to SOS and join in on our April challenges!

April 15, 2014

Challenge Sketch # 13 is up!


Create a layout inspired by the sketch below and you must include the following stash items: 
a) 3 or more patterned papers from 3 or more different collections and/or manufs.
b) 3 or more embellishments from 3 different collections and/or manufs. 
c) Include one or more of the following items on your layout:
Corkboard, Chalkboard, or Corrugated board.
(This item does not count as one of your embellishments)
***When uploading your layout on your blog or gallery, you must list the collections/mfgs of each item you used for items in the A & B categories as well as note what item you used from the C category
Here's the April Sketch:
you have until April 29th to show us your stuff!!!

Spotlight on Lynn-our Guest Desinger at SOS!

Tuesday's spotlight is on Lynn from Small Town Scrapbooker-you may already know her from her guest work that she's done for us at Scrap Our Stash OR you may have seen her at Challenge YOUrself (love that blog)-either way, she's an awesome scrapper and I knew I needed to feature her this week on the blog.

One of my favorite layouts she's done recently is this one:
love that she mixes old & new product, uses my new addiction (stencils), and love love love all the layering she does!
She's up on the SOS blog today for our Sketch # 13 Challenge:
hope you'll pop over and see the FABULOUS layout she created AND join in on the challenge!

Ten Things Tuesday!

Since this week is all about SPRING (cause we better not get any more snow)-here ya go!   Ten Things I've spied with my little eye at Etsy!!

April 14, 2014

Spring, here?? YES!!!!

It's so weird here on the East Coast...Old Man Winter kept trying to hold on, weekend before last? Cool temps & rain...these past coupla days??  We leaped right into spring and on Saturday, it was almost summer!  So, of course we gals over at Scrap Our Stash have a spring challenge just for you!!

Create a Spring Layout using spring colors ( I used yellow and pastels) and include the following Pre made/packaged items from your stash:  Paperclip(s), Journal card and at least one 3D embellishment.
DUE: 4/29/2014 midnight PST
You are allowed to add whatever else you want to your layout as long as you meet the requirements above.
And one more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!!

My layout was inspired by the little house chipboard that I had in my stash.  I've been holding onto for like forever!  So I decided to scrapbook the beginning of when it all began...spring 1995 when we built and moved into our house! So far, it's been our first house and our only house LOL...
*paperclip:  Maya Road
*journaling spot (not sure, I have wayyyy too many packs of them, maybe MAMBI
*3D embellishment-butterfly from either Colorbok or Recollections
*The Story of US-MME
 and this is their awesome prize:
come back tomorrow for more on our sponsor and for a highlight of this month's guest designer!!

It's Spring Break!

and we had some lovely temps today once the sun broke out...so, the boy and I chose to run errands while the girl stayed in bed and slept slept slept...I gave her one day of rest since she's been working long hours :):)  But, I have been on this no crafting kick for some crazy reason, my mojo had left the building during the winter months but I felt it creeping back a little bit this weekend....Used up some of last month's CKCB kit and made a vintage kinda layout of my dad when he was maybe 4-5 years old:
I think I created this based on a blog challenge but since I forgot to write what blog it was for and since I just finished it today....OOPS...but I can post it for Crafty Creations # 15 over at the Memory Nest :)- all is not lost!!!!

April 1, 2014

April already??! and some SOS winners

March was truly crazy-not only did I have the hand injury, but I got sick over the weekend and since I couldn't shake the fever, I actually was one of the crazy people who got "half dressed" (translation=sweatpants over pajamas, tshirt, slouchie cap and sneaks) and drug herself to the Minute Clinic on a SUnday...2 hours later, a strep diagnosis, some RX, some tea and I was back home in my bed...today, back up and running!  Amazing this gift that man calls modern medicine!  It wasn't pretty I tell ya and my son deserves an award for being the GOOD SON while mommy was sick-it was just me & him for 90% of the weekend and he kinda had to fend for himself which included eating poptarts and potato chips for dinner one night-he'll never see that again!
So anyway, it's APRIL but not an APRIL FOOLS DAY!  I said I would have two winners of my little treat boxes (BELOW) for some lucky Scrap Our Stash birthday crafters and dang, ya'll blew us out the starting gates last month!! ALMOST 300 ENTRIES and still going!!!!!

As always, I use an extremely scientific method of randomly picking winners-I ask my kids for a number :):)  So, the TWO LUCKY WINNERS OF MY RAK's ARE  
#141 SANDY W and # 233 BARBARA G! Send me an email to: bluequeen4@hotmail.com
I am gonna be traveling soon and so who's to say that I might pick another winner of a surprise RAK after the Scrap Our Stash bday bash closes and I get back?? Check back sometime after the 7th and see!

March 29, 2014


March 27, 2014

Scrap Our Stash stashathon continues!

as a member of the DT at Scrap Our Stash, I had all intentions of doing each and every birthday challenge this month...hahahaha..I did some of them but I still got time to do more!  So, today, I conquered Challenge #5- BANNERS!!!!!

banner courtesy of My Minds Eye stash that I have hoarded! I so apologize for all the crappy photos of my layouts; I am actually shopping around for a camera now that I have saved up my pennies :):) and will have a real camera in my hot little hands by the end of March- a gift TO ME , FROM ME :):):)

Last of the Scrap Our Stash DT...

but certainly not the least of our team!  First up,  the super super talented KERRY:

Next, my newest crafty girl crush-JENNI :)  I love everything she creates and now she knows it!


and rounding up the team is        ME :):) 

 here's some of my favorite layouts LOL

you still have time to join us at Scrap Our Stash for our Birthday Stashathon; we'd love to have you!!!!

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