February 14, 2017


When I'm in the mood for challenges, in addition to the Counterfeit Kit blog, I also go to Paper Issues-they have sooooo many challenges each month!  One of their challenges in their Facebook Group this month was to scraplift DT member and one of my scrap crushes,  Mary-Ann Maldonado!
Isn't this such a fun layout??! 
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I was so wishing I had had a unicorn!  But, I just dug out my Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection (now retired but you may be able to find it at Michaels or Hobby Lobby I think.)
I loved the inspiration layout so much that I may scraplift it a few times...long time ago, I read something along the lines that you can scraplift a layout 4 different ways by turning the inspiration clockwise...so that's what I'm gonna do...

Terrific Tuesday!

not cause it's Valentines Day ( I think people should appreciate their loved ones all year round instead of on ONE measly day) so all the Valentines Day stuff goes past me unappreciated, overpriced and overrated...that being said, it's a regular old day for me and still terrific cause even though I didn't put a February CounterfeitKit together, I'm still scrapping just for myself.

I've been kinda busy since there's been some ongoing things with my Thing 2 and I only made 3 layouts with my January kit (BOO!)  so, since I wasn't really inspired by their Feb kit, I decided to skip it...instead, I dug down into my Paper Issues stash and combined it with stuff that was either laying around in a bag OR was unused laying around in an old kit...VOILA!  Layouts!

hidden journaling on back-my kids now know to look at the back of my layouts:) Disguises my crazy handwriting :)
 For this one, I was browsing Facebook and saw that Crate Paper had posted a watercolor background inspired layout done by Kim on the Maggie Holmes blog and I'll admit, I was drawn to the handcut flowers more than the watercolor background...so I made my own for my layout.
Kim over at Maggie Holmes' blog using watercolor background:
Just took a sharpie and a piece of paper and drew a weird leafy/flower thingee and cut it out :) Inspiration is everywhere!

January 24, 2017

It's all about the GOALS baby!

January is always a month when people focus on their GOALS...I would rather think I'm a work in progress all the time and so the only goals I truly wanna focus on in 2017 are PAPER GOALS lol!  Putting paper to paper, ink to paper pen to paper...

In keeping up with my crafty mojo and my scrappy TO DO list, this challenge comes from Scrap Our Stash-boy have I missed scrapping with them!
Their Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by this sketch AND add a stash item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word - GOALS.
The sketch by Rochelle:

 and MY take, using the super cute CUTE GIRL collection from Crate Paper:
(G-Gold, O-Ombre paper by Heidi Swapp, A-Adorable puffy phrase, L-Love puffy title and S-stickers


It's a terrific Tuesday!

Terrific cause I reclaimed my house back from messy kids; especially she who shalt not be named that I call Thing 1! I tackled all laundry (it took FOREVER to recover from not having a washing machine for 10 days) and it's FINALLY caught up!  Released all kinds of good endorphins, allowing the missing crafty mojo to return - I am a crafting fiend!  Started yesterday with scrapbooking and in the middle, I took an hour and cleaned some things in the studio too and came across these that have been in the hoarder pile:
I've always dabbled in painted canvases but need to add more mixed media projects to the mix-Jane Davenport (whose style I love) debuted an awesome collection at Michael's of all places!  I have two best friends who also happen to craft and so bbff2 came over last weekend and tell me why we made a Michael's run???  Used a gift card that I got at Christmas and got these beauties!
My goal is to watch some You Tubers-please suggest some for me!! Maybe take an online class and use my paints, gesso and all of the above supplies on some awesome projects!  Hope you got some at Michael's too cause I heard they are all sold out now :( (you can always go directly to Jane's site though.)

January 23, 2017

My Creative Sketches inspiration-I'm on a roll!

During my search to find crafty inspiration for 2017, I came across this sketch from MY CREATIVE SKETCHES...

I love how each member on their DT has  their own style-I saw romantic, clean, contemporary and classy in their January reveal...inspired me to break out the Project Life paper pack that I got at Tuesday Morning and scrap!  Layout #2 of the day -woop woop! (forgive the wonky colors, it's late and the transfer from my phone to my laptop always changes the picture-I'm not that good at editing :))

it's a Mojo Monday! CKCB #1

So, in the attempt to use up stash I sat down last night and browsed the internet for some scrap challenges and made a master list.  Came up with about 15 different challenges that I thought I could tackle, along with some sketches/inspiration for for myself.
So, I started with my January Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog kit(If you don't know what that is, hop over-you'll thank me later!) and started with Challenge #3-Your Perfect Day...MY absolutely perfect day would actually involve wine, room service and a cozy bed, but I don't have any photos of that so I pulled a pic of me and the cute kids! Love when we get to hang out :)-it's still perfect!

January 16, 2017

Happy CKCB January kit!

hhmmm...I'll be totally honest but it's JMO...not sure about this one....the January Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) inspo comes from Kaisercraft's Ubud Dreams kit:
Ubud Dreams Paper Pack with Bonus Sticker Sheet
Ubud Dreams

lots of blue, greens, mandala, zentangle...things way outta my collection comfort zone...I had destashed and given away some things back in Nov and Dec so my beachy/aqua stuff is almost 90% gone...so I just started with the BLUES (they are more navy IRL)  of it all and that's the only thing I have in common with the inspo kit...
I then just pulled some browns and gold just because they were nearby lol:
and , since I decluttered embellishments last month too, I had dumped whatever was left into a small bin and it was slim pickins for an embellishment add-on:

not sure how many layouts are gonna be made out of this one but it's a challenge blog right???!! I'll probably add some watercolors, coloring pages cutouts and washi in there to make it work....wish me luck!

January 15, 2017

Scrapping Sunday

I said I'd be back today to share a boatload of layouts and here I am!  As I said yesterday, I played along with the December Facebook Challenges in the Paper Issues group-lots of inspo with scraplifting, lists and more and I just ran our of time to upload them!  So there are 2016 layouts ....loved using the stash items of CP Cool Kids kits, some Pebbles goodies I had laying around, some bits and pieces out of my Clique Kits and of course, CP Snow & Cocoa stash!


January 14, 2017

It's been waayyyy to long!

I know, I know, I totally skipped Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! All I'll say Happy New Year and that I've been gone for good reasons (but personal ones) so please forgive me!   I decided after playing with some December challenges at Paper Issues and totally missing their upload deadlines, that I needed to get my mojo back, pick my OLW and get back to blogging!

I've got a boatload of layouts to share and am getting my Counterfeit Kit together this evening...hope you'll come back tomorrow for Scrapping Sunday so I can share!

November 9, 2016

It's a Wet (but still Wonderful) Wednesday!

Wonderful  despite the rain because I'm off on Wednesdays (but I did do 4 loads of laundry and cleaned 2 bathrooms otherwise it gets outta control) and that means I'm staying away from Facebook today -it's too emotional and volatile with the election results (sigh)...I  get to be in my art studio all day today!  So, I organized my scrap totes first  and then broke out my November Counterfeit (CKCB) kit....If you don't know what a CKCB kit is, click the link and check them out!  Use that stash!!

Sharing LAYOUTS 1 & 2:

See ya tomorrow for more~I'm determined to do more than 6 layouts this month and I'll be traveling for a few days so I'm on a mission not to waster my Wednesday!

November 6, 2016

Happy Scrappy Sunday!

Ravens vs. Steelers for game day today-House clean enough, crock pots going on; game snacks in place...had put the finishing touches on my November Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) yesterday.  This month's kit counterfeiting inspiration comes from the Cocoa Daisy kit called City Park...a combination of traveling in the fall kinda kit!

So, I started with the papers...Heidi Swapp wood grain papers, Fancy Pants Attwell papers, MME, American Crafts, Echo Park, and more...that awesome vinyl paper is courtesy of Bella Bvd. 6 x 6 paper pack is from Nicole Industries (AC Moore $2.99 or so.)
 I pulled what fall papers I could find (I think I have a Simple Stories kit somewhere that I may dig up), added in some greens and yellows, wood grain and yes, some I had the clouds papers and some acorns!

NEXT, I moved on to their embellishments; I was again inspired by travel goodies and by fall/autumn enbells,  added in tags so I can actually add more in depth hidden journaling and even though I didn't have that awesome blue tag, I'm gonna counterfeit it and paint my own with acrylics.   Added in misc embells, flairs, enamels, and grabbed some downloaded sticker stuff that one of my scrappy sisters mailed me last month: 

So there's my kit-hope you like t!  I sincerely hope that with travel and the holidays I can manage to scrap more than six layouts this month!

November 4, 2016


I ran out of time with my CKCB kit and think I only got about 6 layouts done with that kit...this layout might've been layout #5...

Got some work to do today and a dr's appt (threw out my back AGAIN) but will check in tomorrow with my November Counterfeit Kit since I started putting it together before I injured myself.
Hope you all have wonderful weekends planned-let me know!!

October 23, 2016

It's a scrapping Sunday!

I ended up not taking my CKCB  kit to the crop on Friday -instead, I had won a Halloween prize pack from the Paper Issues F & F group about 2 weeks ago and decided to use up a lot of that American Crafts and Pebbles goodness in it!

I'm never caught up on any scrapping so I just printed random Fall and Halloween stuff...

I'm still going to scrap during the late game but for now gotta go and feed my family!

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!
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