May 2, 2019

Say it ain't so! MAY ????

OMG, where is 2019 going? I skipped April??   No tricks here but some catching up of course!
My issue is that my studio is in shambles for a few reasons-one is that we have too much junk and it needs a deep deep cleaning.  I started a teeny tiny bit of clutter clean  a/k/a KONDO-ing the house.I got rid of an old chaise and a table/chair set that I used in my studio so I could get some new stuff.  Well, it's May and the budget still says I gotta wait!  So, that means I haven't been down in the studio creating a thing!  There's no mojo down there! I went down there last night to pack for an upcoming crop and to also jump back in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge divas for National Scrapbook Day.

For now, I'm also putting my Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit together.  This month's inspiration comes from the March 2019 My Creative Scrapbook kit:

Since here weren't any other pics of it, I decided to just go with what jumped out at me:

See ya tomorrow with my kit! I still need to photograph it....

March 7, 2019


It's a wonderful Throwback Thursday LOAD!  2016 with Bella Blvd!

March 4, 2019

Art journaling.....

I was never artsy when I was younger.  I guess I never thought it was interesting but who knows why??  I can't remeber... So anyway, in addition to scrapbooking, a couple of years ago I decided to start branching out and trying other art forms to use my supplies.  Began an art journal in 2016, did like 7 pages and laid it down,  Picked it back up in 2018 and it was supposed to be finished last year  BUT it's 2019 and it's still a work in progress.

I'm probably almost 90% complete and hope to do a flip through on IG soon!  I'm gonna keep trudging along this week. month.  Hey, if you art journal, drop your link in the comments so I can be inspired!

March 3, 2019

Scrapping Sunday-let's catch up shall we??!

this little bit of snow (1 inch) we got (storm must've turned cause I was prepared for 5 inches) means that today was a lazy day: translation =no chores, nap and scrap-so let's start off with a layout or two  or 3that I did just to use stash!

Next up- art journaling and.....Calvinball!

February 16, 2019

Art journal update

Haven't found the mojo because my studio is in renovation limbo... but I had recently acquired some new watercolors so I've been enjoying filling up my art journal.

I've been freestyling & using up my regular coloring books (Wonder Woman) and Jane Davenport napkins, watercolors , Dina Wakley washi and watercolor crayons.   Will be adding quotes on top later with my new black Posca pen. 
Tried another Juliette Crane inspired animal and I still can't get it! Just shows me that I need more practice!!

February 4, 2019

LOTD and a blog hop update

KAREN LADD... you have until 4pm EST on Tuesday (tomorrow) to send me your info otherwise I'm gonna pick an alternate prize winner!

January 23, 2019

LOTD and my blog hop winner!

Just wanted to thank all that followed and hopped with us over the long weekend! Hope you were inspired to start a One Little Word project! And without further ado, my blog hop winner is KAREN LADD! Send me an email to: bluequeen4@hotmail  ASAP with the subject WINNER (so it doesn't get buried) so I can get you your prize!! 

January 19, 2019

WELCOME TO THE HOP! My One Little Word (OLW) reveal

HAPPY JANUARY! Welcome to the WHOGIVESASCRAP/! blog hop!  Hope you came from {JENNY'S BLOG} but you can always start at the beginning with {CONNIE CAN CROP} and then follow the hoppers till you get back here!

 I'll be honest, I have only had a few One Little Word (OLW) choices over the past few years because I'm always forgetting about it! My past words have included:
  • LOVE
For 2019, I toyed around last month with a few possibilities- CELEBRATE, BALANCE, TRUTH, CREATE, FLOURISH...but then, on December 28th, I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors and Adam Lambert and his STUNNING rendition of BELIEVE for his tribute to the lovely CHER:
Of course, he moved me to tears (I've always been a fan of his and his eclectic personal style) and so for 2019, my word is BELIEVE! 2019 will bring confidence into what I "BELIEVE" is best for me and my children and no one else! No Monday morning quarterbacks, no naysayers, no critics, nobody telling me what THEY think I should/shouldn't be doing.... I'm just going to BELIEVE that my decisions are mine and so will any consequences that come with that. I BELIEVE things can only get better that way cause what was happening in the past hasn't worked so far :)  Believe in myself, my abilities, my mental and physical road to better health is what's in store in 2019.
verb (used without object), be·lieved, be·liev·ing.
to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so

verb (used with object), be·lieved, be·liev·ing.
to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to.
to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).
to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation

So there you have it!   Next on the hop is KAREN  but before you go, thank you for letting us (me)inspire you!!  My RAK for one of my followers is a $ 20 GC to The Scrap Room!

 This is a quick hop , so all you have to do is leave a comment along with your ONE LITTLE WORD to win!  My winner will be chosen on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, so you have until 10 pm on Sunday to visit all the blogs, follow us and leave LOVE!

January 17, 2019

Set your calendars!!!

SAVE THE DATE!!   Join some of the WHOGIVESASCRAP?! Facebook group members for our first group blog hop featuring our 2019 ONE LITTLE WORDS!  We'll be hopping on Saturday, January 19, 2019 to showcase some awesome OL words AND some small RAKs (You'll like mine!)  along the way!  We'll be starting with Connie over at but if you forget and start here, I'll remind you!!

If you aren't part of the WHOGIVESASCRAP?! group on Facebook, you should be!  Ask me for an invite as you hop; we'd love for you to join us on Facebook for regular crafting and chatting after the hop!

January 12, 2019

Counterfeit layouts!

I'm deliberately squeezing in craft time this week so I can use my Counterfeit Kit!

I have scrapped other layouts but not with my CKCB kit but I'm going back to it tonight since it's started to snow!!

Save the date for a blog hop!

Some of the ladies in the Who Gives AScrap facebook group thought we'd get together and revive blogging! What better way to start than with a blog hop showcasing our One Little Word for 2019?
Hope you'll save the date and join us for an explanation and some crafty inspiration!

January 5, 2019

Back in the saddle with my Counterfeit Kit

I skipped Counterfeiting in November and December due to illness but I'MMMM BAAACCCKK!   This month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge team choice is very different in a good way...they counterfeited Felicity Janes' HANNAH kit:

A contemporary vibe with great patterns but a somewhat muted color palette. Since I knew I probably had NO MUTED TONES in my stash,  I primarily focused on PATTERNS-Florals, dots, lines and stripes.  EMBELLISHMENTS:   journal tags and,washi tape,  the tulle bows (I smell a forge here), and the hearts are doing it for me.  COLOR PALETTE:  You have to remember that when counterfeiting, if a color doesn't work for you , you don't have to use it!  Everyone knows I'm not rreeallly into pink papers so I'm not really incorporating it into my kit that much...I'm working more with the blue tones, black & white and florals.  Mixed collections everywhere including some hybrid stuff I had from Pink Paislee over at the Lily Pad plus I used a lot of Teresa Collins Studio Gold collection and Maggie Holmes Bloom stash for the win! 

I then added my own rogue paper ad-on and then my own embellishment kits that had slight inspirational nods to the Hannah kit.  This was definitely a tough counterfeit!  


Thanks for popping by!  Hope to find that tulle so I can make those bows tomorrow and hope to have some layouts done by tomorrow night!

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