November 23, 2014

A new DT (Toot*)


 

The word is out!

Yup, I'm excited to join another DT !! Starting next month, I will be joining this lovely team of ladies at Challenge YOUrself and challenging YOU to get in the pictures and the story!   Ya'll already know I am a big fan of Aleidas Challenge and this blog fits into this perfectly but more on that next month!  For more on this new DT, hop over to and check each diva out!

November 16, 2014

Super Sunday and a new Sketch from SOS!

 


Scrap Our Stash has a new sketch for November created by the talented Rochelle Spears!
Sketch # 20  is here for your crafty pleasure and this month's challenge has TWO twists:  You must  also scrap "Something or Someone you are THANKFUL for" AND add 5 things out of your stash that your are thankful for (Your GO-TO's)....Link up to our Linky party at the SOS blog by Nov 29, 2014  11:59 PM (PST) ** To get your mojo jumpstarted, here's a sneak peek of what our November  guest designer, Mz. Sandra Scott created to inspire you :)- Full reveal at the SOS blog!


November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
include 5 STASH ITEMS on your layout that you are THANKFUL for (most likely it’s your “goto” stash items). - See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-sketch-challenge-20.html#sthash.oGqHrIvJ.dpuf
include 5 STASH ITEMS on your layout that you are THANKFUL for (most likely it’s your “goto” stash items). - See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-sketch-challenge-20.html#sthash.oGqHrIvJ.dpuf

November 15, 2014

Super Saturday LOTD

*** COUNTERFEIT KIT for November - Layout # 3 !!

November 14, 2014

scrap the imperfect...and more

I had every intention of using this layout for the Scrap ChallengeYourself Challenge # 12 cause I loved the sketch:
 
BUT...in my rush, I forgot that the most important part of the the challenge is to scrap YOURSELF!!  OM...hit self in the head :0
So, I scrapped a super cute layout of my guy, second problem was that I used those big stickers from Me & My Big Ideas that I referenced in an earlier post and they aren't very sticky (sorry for the truth but they weren't) and the glue that I used was on its last leg and so you can see it...ggrrr.........


Oh well...I simply moved on...so, I had to do another layout for the challenge that stuck to the rules LOL!  Came up with this one :) of me, Vee and E :):):):)
AND, I used my November Counterfeit Kit so that's now Layout # 2!

Amiche Di Scrap challenge!

I am all about the challenges this month to use up serious stash before Santa gets here (and brings me more scrap goodies) so the challenge this awesome Friday is from Amiche di Scrap.  Their Challenge #14 is to use (bazzil)/ black as a background.


 Summer 2014...ED SHEERAN concert, Baltimore , MD ...I gotta admit, I liked him before the concert, but after??? LOVED him, he was pretty dang amazing.  We gifted Thing 1 tickets for becoming a senior but it was general admission so we had to camp out for a coupla hours in the HOT HOT sun!  We had such a fun day (despite almost succumbing to heat exhaustion) and I had a great time with all the kids in the background too who hung with us all day.  Great memories :) :)

Black polka dot background then I junked it up with Maggie Holmes chipboard!!

November 13, 2014

Counterfeit Kit Nov Challenge #1


 

If you aren't on Pinterest, I have to wonder about you...no, wait ....maybe you are the sane one and you should be wondering about ME cause we all know how addictive it is! I LOVE Pinterest and you can follow me by clicking the link to the left!   Challenge # 1 over at CKCB is: TO BE INSPIRED BY PINTEREST!  Rather than do a scraplift from one of the millions thousands that I have pinned to my "Layouts" boards, I went to my "My Mood Board" board and saw this image courtesy of http://homes.ninemsn.com.au :

 beautiful table setting
INSPIRATION:  Color circle, Wood background, small earth tone accents,  white with one pattern, fall theme....could I do a Thirty Minute or less layout???? I dug in and got to scrapping it with my Counterfeit Kit!

 I did add to the layout with these REALLY BIG STICKERS from Me & My Big Ideas (I think I got them at Hobby Lobby):  I used one for the "plate" and then created around it.freestyled/handcut the brown leaves with my fabric template outta my kit. Awesome ribbon is from CTMH.
The Good Life
My tiny stamps are courtesy of Lameka @ Pink Bow Ties :)  (I'm not a stamper that's why they are crooked :):)

Not thirty minutes or less cause I overthunk it but....this is Layout #1 with my November CKCB kit and as you'll be able to tell, since it's November, most if not all of this month's CKCB layouts will be faith based/gratitude based :)

cleanup CKCB October layouts....

My scrap table (and room) is a pigsty...layouts just laying around...so I decided to finish up using my October CKCB kit so that I could dump the remnants back into the stash and to clean this mess up!!! Here were Layouts #10, 11 and 12 I think:

whew!  Now I can move on to my November CKCB kits/layouts!!

November 11, 2014

Countdown Stash Challenge reveal!

It's a Terrific Tuesday  (hope you've thanked a veteran today ) :)

Challenge # 20 "Countdown: challenge- Yours truly is up on the Scrap Our Stash blog!
 
My reveal:
 
 I used FIVE patterned Papers *  FOUR stickers (Heidi Swapp) * THREE numbers (Bingo card) * TWO stamps (cringe now, they got all jacked up) and ONE color black paint for the stenciling which was my twist. I messed it up since I am not great at mixing or at techniques but I scrapped it anyway and let it go!
Hope you are thinking about crafting with us this month -don't forget to schedule some YOU TIME in between the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving....simplify a bit maybe??!!
.........and don't forget this month's prize!

November 10, 2014

What I Made Monday!

It's Monday and some type of germs have descended on our house so it's a quick share since I am in bed with some kinda stomach thing.  A dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with a serious illness and sometimes, just sometimes, art and creativity can be great therapy.  So, three of us got together this weekend, got supplies we already had in our scrapbook stash and did our own version of a Paint and Sip class ( we forgot the Sip part though since we were talking so much).... used acrylic paints, canvases, Silhouette shapes for the reindeer since we can't draw deer and an inspiration piece from the Internet.  We did everything freestyle and did the complementing mini canvas freestyle as well.

*ART...NO RULES, JUST RIGHT....ESPECIALLY SINCE WE DIDN'T SPEND ANY MONEY; ERR JUST USED STASH!

PS....mine are the Cutest ones in the center!! :)

November 7, 2014

TGIF! My Counterfeit Kit is ready!



Since last month's kit was a HUGE success, (I got 12 layouts done even though I only posted 9, I used 2 for a future DT post at Scrap Our Stash and one I forgot to photograph) I decided to keep the mojo rolling and get my November kit done today.  This month, the DT at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (CKCB) used the "Fabulous Fall" kit from Scrapbook  & Cards Today as their inspiration.
 

I'll admit it, I already had the Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets  kit sitting in my stash so I already had a head start!  So here you have it, MY NOVEMBER "BLESSINGS" Counterfeited Kit!
Since the counterfeited kit was paper heavy, I just did my own ADD-ON kit!  I went through one  or two of my previous CKCB kits and my stash around this messy studio...Since it's November, I tried to keep my embellishments looking like a leafy/fall theme.  Added in stickers, chip, canvas shapes, buttons, Wendy Vecchi goodies,  mixed ephemera and no kit of mine is complete without wood veneers!.   I know I might have some of those burlap looking hearts in my stash but if I can't find them, I'll just cut up some real burlap shapes :):)


The super cool nerdy guy on the right is a business card -love him!
Thanks for popping by, hope your Friday is awesome!  I am on my way to work (evening hours today due to multitasking with the kiddos schedules) but I do plan on playing with my kit when I get home tonight!

November 6, 2014

We are up to Challenge #20 at Scrap Our Stash!

November already???...WOW! ...and we are already up to Challenge # 20 !!!!!!! AND, don't forget that our DT call is still open!!


Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf
Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist
**Note you can use more than, but not less than the quantity mentioned of each item.
 Each item only counts once..for example if you use numbered patterned paper, you cannot count it as one of your (5) patterned papers and as one of your numbers.  
You are also allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your layout.
One more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!! 
Make sure to link your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar by Nov 29th.
This is the prize you are playing for this month:
Echo Park "Captured Life" Collection Kit
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf

Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist
**Note you can use more than, but not less than the quantity mentioned of each item.
 Each item only counts once..for example if you use numbered patterned paper, you cannot count it as one of your (5) patterned papers and as one of your numbers.  
You are also allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your layout.
One more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!! 
Make sure to link your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar by Nov 29th.
This is the prize you are playing for this month:
Echo Park "Captured Life" Collection Kit
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf
 Yes, a countdown at Scrap Our Stash! Our first November challenge is to create a new layout using:
 5 patterned Papers, 4 Stickers , 3 Numbers,  2 Stamps or Rubons, and 1 Paint or Mist.
* Note you can use more than but not less than the countdown recipe but each item only counts once.  For example, No using numbered paper as THE NUMBERS and THE PATTERNED PAPER
** You have until November 29th to link up your creations with our Mr. Linky party :):)
And this month's prize is:



Happy creating and use up that stash!!!!
Note you can use more than, but not less than the quantity mentioned of each item.
 Each item only counts once..for example if you use numbered patterned paper, you cannot count it as one of your (5) patterned papers and as one of your numbers.  
You are also allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your layout
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf
Note you can use more than, but not less than the quantity mentioned of each item.
 Each item only counts once..for example if you use numbered patterned paper, you cannot count it as one of your (5) patterned papers and as one of your numbers.  
You are also allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your layout
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf
Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf
Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist
**Note you can use more than, but not less than the quantity mentioned of each item.
 Each item only counts once..for example if you use numbered patterned paper, you cannot count it as one of your (5) patterned papers and as one of your numbers.  
You are also allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your layout.
One more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!! 
Make sure to link your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar by Nov 29th.
This is the prize you are playing for this month:
Echo Park "Captured Life" Collection Kit
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-stash-challenge-20.html#sthash.gHa1jUsA.dpuf

November 2, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Super Sunday*Updated

One of the most popular pins that I see on Pinterest is this pin from Tara at Crate Paper:
Garland2
So, seeing that that Ravens are playing late today, I decided to catch up on Grey's Anatomy and to pull out my scrap stash:
broke out some punches and got to punching shapes !  By the end of Greys, I had tons of shapes punched and I got to sewing them together in a modgepodge fashion...VOILA!
 Mine don't look as professional as hers, but I like em!!Sorry for the bad pics, I only had 5 min to post!
* next time, I will; use smaller punches and use all one shape per banner...

October 30, 2014

#TBT (LOTD)



2011 layout - I may scraplift myself on this one :) I hardly ever use 3 pics but may do that in November to challenge myself  :):)

October 29, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday!

gonna see the glass half full today despite one sick kid and the a list of stuff that still needs  to be done at the last minute!  Fnished up layouts # 8 and 9 (not my favorites but hey, everything can't be a Picasso) with my October CKCB (Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog kit) and if you've never heard of CKCB, basically it's one of the smartest things you can do.  Their DT takes a kit from one if the kit clubs around the internet and they COUNTERFEIT (copy) it...Genius!  You shop around your own stash, find things you bought long time ago (well at least I always do!)  and rediscover things you should've used already! New kits for FREE :):)
Last month, I did 2 measly layouts and I promised myself that that wasn't gonna happen this month and so far, I've stuck to my promise!

Hope you are having a wonderful hump day-I have an hour to craft and I actually got started on some homemade Christmas gifts earlier this week (I totally skip Halloween, it's not that big of a deal in our house even though I will throw together 2 layouts for the boy and his costume later) AND I am gonna hopefully do 3-4 more layouts with my kit before I abandon it :)

October 27, 2014

October CKCB layouts

Got to get together with the bff2 for some scrapping this weekend and I wanted to travel light, so I only packed my October CKCB (Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog) kit...got some layouts done so are these #s 4, 5, 6 and 7??  Whoop Whoop!

 
no Silhouette so I handcut my own leaves









 


My great niece who is just SOOO AWESOME!!

I still have a few more days to try to knock out a few more!!!!

October 16, 2014

Scrap Our Stash has a BINGO challenge!

 


Our Challenge # 19 at Scrap Our Stash  is a BINGO challenge-So pick a row! 
 Normally, I would have a reveal on their blog,  BUT, yours truly messed up and missed the deadline!  SMH at myself but I still wanted to reveal my take on it.  I chose the (B) 4th row down and then go across:  Polka Dot Paper, Polaroid, Wood Veneers, Sequins and Stickers (mine are the word phrases that are hiding above the "I Treasure You" lol. 
Used 90% of my October Counterfeit Kit but in cleaning my studio, found those Maggie Holmes printed vellum pack so I had to add those in and then I added a new washi tape from Little B that I got at AC Moore!  So this is layout # 2!!  I have layouts 3 & 4 and hope to photograph those tomorrow!


# tbt (POTD) and LOTD

let's multitask and combine two posts in one!
PHOTO:  (October 2010)  My how time flies!

Look how much he has changed in 4 years!  (we always stay the same)
and then  2010 Fall Layouts:





CKCB Layout #1

Insomnia means getting some crafting done!  Layout #1 with my October Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit (CKCB)- I kept it pretty clean and simple and YES, I did use pinks !!

October 15, 2014

SOS Challenge # 19 is up!

It's a sketch challenge and a good one cause it involves a twist!!
AND...
Use (4) or more colors from the color palette below. 
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.J2hgnW1E.dpuf
AND...
Use (4) or more colors from the color palette below. 
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.J2hgnW1E.dpuf







AND, the TWIST is:  USE 4 OR MORE COLORS IN THIS PALETTE: (and you can use white, black, or kraft )

and this month's prize rocks!
 
 Go to Scrap Our Stash for all the fine details and to link up your projects!!
AND...
Use (4) or more colors from the color palette below. 
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.J2hgnW1E.dpuf
AND...
Use (4) or more colors from the color palette below. 
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.J2hgnW1E.dpuf
AND...
Use (4) or more colors from the color palette below. 
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.J2hgnW1E.dpuf

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