November 13, 2017

My November Counterfeit Kit (FINALLY!)

I'm just putting a kit together quickly so no judgement!  I'll be honest too-I haven't printed out any pictures from my Vegas trip!  But, hope to do it this week since the kit is finally put together.
This month the paper divas at the Counterfeit Kit blog used the 2016 November  Emerson kits by Cirus Twist Kits as their Counterfeit inspiration:
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 I combined all their kits together (scrapbook, add on and PL) and was drawn to the tribal feel with mix of blues, pinks and yellows of the papers...I knew I had Maggie Holmes goodies in my stash that I saw in the scrapbook kit, so as usual I started with the papers...I knew I had wood veneers, the FP puffies, stars, black mini phrases ( I had Tim Holtz and may have some Heidi Swapp up in the stash)  and journaling cards so that's how I put my kit together.


Gold, feathers, enamels and VOILA!  MY KIT:

November 4, 2017

Scrappy Sunday! Look who I got to meet last week??!!

During my Vegas travels, I still found time to pack a mini kit and head off to one of the local scrapbook stores to meet some fellow scrappers!

The beautiful and talented Rochelle Spears who owns The ScrapRoom and runs the The ScrapRoom blog gathered some friends together to meet me and we had so much fun!  Thank you Rochelle-this was AWESOME!!
We met at the Paper Bunny where the lovely and also talented Deidre Smith was-shame she was working behind the counter that day otherwise we could've talked all day long!


It was short (we were double booked that day) but sweet and we made plans to scrap again -It was great meeting Pamela, Dee, Stacy and Claudia  and we may meet over at the other scrap store depending on where folks live next time but we will scrap again!






I'm back from Nevada...

and rested from that jet lag...it was bad!!  I was okay going, but coming back was another story, I think it was because we got up early to do photography and went to bed late every night.

5 days of nonstop photography-Nevada has way more to do than just the casinos!









I did stop in 3 crafty places...will tell you all about those tomorrow!

November 2, 2017

#tbt

#TBT LOTD
Vintage October Afternoon....layout 2012....wish I had hoarded up more OA!!

October 27, 2017

TGIF! LOTD

Sorry peeps, it's just me popping in real quick..layout #16 with my CKCB kit..I've probably done 20 but I'm on my way to VEGAS  and so I won't be posting anymore layouts  until November (it's around the corner)-Will pop in with some photos but no crafty work!
Used my CKCB (Counterfeit kit) for the Paper Issues Facebook Group challenge...every month I write down all the ones I wanna do and then only get 2 or 3 done on time...
Used their Sketchy Saturday sketch done by Ann and I was gonna do a fall layout but hadn't printed any fall photos...so I'm still scrapping summer!


Before I go, I just wanted to thank Julene and the wonderful ladies over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for asking me to be October's Guest Designer; I was so motivated to scrap and for the first time ever, I really used my kit in a major way!  

October 23, 2017

Mojo Monday

Took a little break from my Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) and just wanted to use up some of the kits that were sitting in my travel bag.  Scrapped while I watched my team lose!
Got out my list of challenges and Victoria Marie was having an online crop so I jumped in on a few of the challenges.

First one:  BLACK  & WHITE ONLY!
and then the second one I did was a recipe kind of challenge:
I also joined in with the ladies of Paper Issues Facebook group and did Scraplift Sunday. We had to scraplift this awesome layout by DT Becky so I actually did two-one of each kid.

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October 19, 2017

12, 13 and 14...I think I've set a new record for myself

I think I've set a record for my Counterfeit Kit layouts...12, 13 and 14 and I may squeak out a few more before my trip to Vegas next week!
CARTA BELLA AHOY collection
CHALLENGE # 2- USE COPPER {I USED COPPER PAINT)

oh wait, I found one more in the gallery ...#15...I did add something different to my layout this time as a test.  I have a lot of coloring books sitting here waiting to be colored...so, I handcut one of the pages from this awesome coloring book:
And voila!  You are not limited to keeping those coloring book pages inside the book!

October 16, 2017

Mojo Monday (in a different kinda way)

So yesterday, I wa all inspired by my post and I had every intention of scrapbooking while I watched the Ravens play BUT, once I went own to the studio, I saw THIS:

And, just like that, the mojo was GONE... so in order to find it again, I decided to dust and clean while I watched an old movie on Netflix (Eddie Murphy)...so, no scrapping done, BUT the mojo is back after this was clean!
CLEAN TABLE WHAT WHAT!!

BRUSHES AND PAINTS ORGANIZED!!

So, tonight, I'm back down here, I can find stuff and I can scrap!!!  If your mojo gets lost, maybe a one hour clean is in order... 

October 14, 2017

Inspiration Saturday

Am in the studio doing some prep work for Scrapping Sunday and just wanna give you things that are inspiring this week's creative push:

1.  SIMPLICITY: Gather 5 things or less and make a layout
source:  frickonastick.com

2.  TASSELS:   Grab some tissue paper and DIY!!
Source: Pinterest

3.  DIGITAL ELEMENTS:   Hybids and Printables -love em!
Ready Set Boo Card Set
Source:  The Digital Press 

4.  COLORS OF FALL:   browns, golds, reds, orange, tans, even purples and pinks
Source: my own pictures

WHAT'S INSPIRING YOU TODAY ?????????




























October 12, 2017

Challenge # 1 is up at CKCB!

Hey Counterfeiters!  If you'll recall, I'm still the Guest Designer for the month of October at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog (CKCB) and if you are just reading about it, hop over to CKCB to see what the fun is all about!   We're still inspired by Prima's St.Tropez kit and have been using up our counterfeited kits!

One of St. Tropez's famous residents was the very beautiful French actress, model,
singer, and activist Brigitte Bardot... If you look at images of her, many were done in black & white (which I love; she was absolutely stunning)!     So, the black & white is your clue!!
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CHALLENGE #1 IS TO USE YOUR OCT KIT TO SCRAP A BLACK & WHITE PHOTO(s)!  I know I've been scrapping our Maryland staycation a lot with my kit, and fortunately, I already had b/w prints printed.  My first layout is of Thing 1 and I wanted to showcase a pic showing that you don't always have to have the subject facing you!  She had no idea that I was snapping random shots and I so loved this one of her "view."
And then, since I had some time late last night, I knocked out another one featuring the boys! (that makes these layouts #s 10 & 11-whoop whoop!)

I told you I was gonna kill this kit this month!   Hope you'll hop over to the CKCB blog and see what the DT has done and we would LOVE to see what you create for the challenge!  You have until October 31st to link up!
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