September 21, 2018

CKCB layouts

Layouts 3 and 4... I'm using my kit slowly but surely!  Will have time to scrap this weekend since Thing 2 is sick!

Will be back tomorrow!! Have a great weekend!!

September 17, 2018

September layouts with CKCB

I know it's mid September, but time always gets away from me...some days I can craft, sometimes it's weeks in between...

So I FINALLY dug into my Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKCB) kit and knocked out my first two layouts!  Working on more this week :)

September CKCB-how'd I forget ??

How'd I forget to post my kit???

This month, the Counterfeit divas chose the Apple Crisp Classic Kit by Noel Mignon to counterfeit.  If you don't know what the Counterfeit Kit Challenge group does, hop over to their blog and check it out!  If you are a fan of using your stash regularly (or are on a NO SPEND promise-is that even a thing LOL  jkjk??) then this site is for you!  I try to use it each month!

So anyway, the inspiration kit:

I spied teals, oranges, browns, yellow, red....
I spied letters, alphas, animals and fall
I spied crystals, washi, trims, alpha stickers, inks

So, I cheated a bit and grabbed some stuff leftover from my August kit and then proceeded to make my own kit.  FIRST:  PAPERS

NEXT:  EMBELLISHMENTS INSPIRED BY THE KIT:  Autumn, animals, digi prints for fall, Simple Stories paper :)  and Mr. Fox carryover from my August kit :)
and then, just because I ALWAYS  do it, an add-on that may/may not have anything to do with the inspiration kit ….all just to inspire me and use stash...GOTTA HAVE ONE ROGUE in the group right??? I added in some Victoria Thatcher printables in for the first time! Her variety is simply awesome-I've never come across any Autism printable products before so I am soooo glad she had some-they actually are in done in color but I was working on some admin documents and had my default on black/white so I just kept them the way they printed...happy accident!
so there ya have it!  My Ginormous September Counterfeit kit...layouts tomorrow!

September 16, 2018

Layouts layouts layouts!

loving all the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection...I take that back, I love all things Maggie Holmes and again, another quest to get it all used up instead of hoarding it!  I have to combine them for some reason though...

don't talk about me-I had those word definition stickers from Memory Makers since maybe 2009???

layouts and more layouts

I'm in a race with myself to create more and use stash but so far it feels like I'm still losing to the stuff!  Due to some unseen circumstances in my favor, I was able to run away for the weekend with some gal pals and crop the whole weekend away!  YIPEE!

I simply took what was already in my scrap bags so I'd be forced to use my stash and I simply scrapped for myself....didn't get much done (13 layouts) but I had a great time! It had been way too long that I had gone to a crop :)

August 15, 2018

What's up Wednesday

Last Monday , I was in a facebook group that asked to post your scrap space...I went down there and took a picture and it was not pretty!  True mess, I kid you not.  So my MOTIVATION this week was to use up  some supplies so it wouldn't stay like THIS!
SO, layouts made with my ginormous August Counterfeit Kit and maybe some extras!

August 8, 2018

July layouts oopsies

Oopsie in that I forgot to post em- Made these two layouts on July 31st for two different web challenges but forgot to post them so...
The pinwheels were actually cake toppers that were on clearance at Tuesday Morning from Memorial Day and I cut off the bottom (thinking outside my box) and I kept it simple with some bling that was lingering on my desk wayyyy too long so I just STUCK IT DOWN!  15 minute layout done!
 and then I forget which challenge this was for so...wanted to use the last of those anchors I had...
On to continue to use my stash-thanks for popping by!

August 7, 2018

layout time!

Stash busting using my Counterfeit Kit Challenge August kit...and for those of you who want to stash bust, hop over there and create you a kit from your stash so I can see what you are up to!  I really really really wanted to acknowledge my summer spending freeze but haven't been very good at it this month!  Even though I'm using stuff on my desk, I had to order more of Maggie Holmes' Flourish collection cause I loved it so!  Will be using that next month!

Anyway, I got right to using my August CKCB kit:  For the first one, I had some sewing notions in my box of tricks AND, I finally opened my We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig (got it at Hobby Lobby way back in maybe May (don't judge) with a coupon!)-it was easy to use and I can't wait to practice more!

 For this last one, I only used bits of my CKCB kit-Loving the printables over at The Lilypad store from the August 2018 Storyteller collection by Just Jaimee (ones at the bottom of the layout) I went to my mail and used this October Afternoon from the August 2018 hat I recently got from Peachy Cheap-wish I had hoarded more of OA~
So I've got 3 layouts done so far and am going to play for an hour down in the studio-see ya later this week!

August 3, 2018

Monthly catchup!

It's the beginning of AUGUST (gulp) and last month's recap goes like THIS....
Scrapping, kids, camp, my birthday , sick kids, vacation, back issues....DONE!  I'm giving you the quick and clean version LOL!

Today's post shows my catchup-I didn't really get to scrap in July, like maybe 3 layouts and so I jumped into August with my August Counterfeit Kit.  The team at Counterfeitkit Challenge blog used the Cocoa Daisy July kit to counterfeit this month:

I normally don't keep orange or green or even flowers in my stash so I dug deep into my stash.  Fixated on the woodgrain, florals,  the bright colors and of course circles/dots.   Since I neglected to scrap last month, I wanted a LARGE kit so I could try to create about 15 layouts.

 EMBELLISHMENTS AND SUMMER PRINTABLES FROM THE LILY PAD BLOG, took some loose inspo from their kit/add-on kit with the clips, butterflies, hexagons and summer feel: 

And then , just for kicks, I added by DESKTOP box of tricks (translation=crap that I had on my desk that I wish to be gone)-here ya go!
Thanks for popping by and checking out my kit-I already made 2 layouts with it so see ya tomorrow!

June 25, 2018


I did add the tags and the wood embell-found them when cleaning my studio (who knows how long they'd been in that bag lol?)

June 3, 2018

June is here and my June Counterfeit is here!

ready and waiting to be used on this rainy Sunday!  I originally had other plans with friends, BUT unfortunately, other people's work schedules changed them for me and so here I am at home so what's a girl to do on a rainy day???  (Stick the boy in front of his Nintendo Switch) and put a crafty kit together so I can craft before the girl gets home later tonight!

This month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge divas were inspired by last month's Hip Kit from the Hip Kit Club :
A light and airy kit full of fun colors and fun patterns.  I attempted to focus on the papers FIRST and to really troll around my stash and get some of my older papers into this month's BIG KIT since I didn't do a Counterfeit Kit last month.  So first, MY PAPERS:

*script, birds, clouds, leaves, glasses and graphics

I then got down here and decided to clean up 2 boxes in my studio and actually found some embellishments and 2 kits and 2 paper packs!  I should be ashamed...but I was like so excited cause I found tons of PinkFresh that I had hidden from myself!...I then put together my own embellishment add on pack loosely based on theirs (feathers, enamels, birds, mini words)  -I just wanted & needed to get things used!
and then I also added another add-on paper pack cause I'm a paper hoarder!
And there you have it, my June kit!  Thanks for popping by after my long hiatus!  I'll be creating all day and popping by during the week I promise! 

April 20, 2018

Jumping in at Sketch n Scrap!

Don't ask me how, but I accidentally found this group called Sketch N Scrap on Facebook today and am super happy! Added their challenges to my TN and got started on the current sketch. Took a break from using my Counterfeit Kit and just decided to go down to the messy scraproom and use some papers that grabbed my attention!

Loved the simplicity yet elegance of the sketch by Heather:
Had some Dear Lizzy Star Gazer on the desk to use so I decided to keep scrapping some of our staycation 2017 pictures :):)

Thanks for popping by; it's pretty late (2am) and my sleep patterns are all jacked up since I was sick for a coupla days but I'm gonna try and get some sleep! See you back here tomorrow Friday ) for more layouts and more sketch inspiration!

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