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!

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!!

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