Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's the August Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to August Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop.I'm following the very inspiring Margie and if you are coming from her blog then your on the right track :) but if not you may want to start at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and get on board with the first stop on this month's blog hop. This is always a fun blog hop showing off the ladies creations from their current counterfeit kit. This month, you can choose to share any project you have made with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit which you have not shared on your blog yet. Your project could be related to any of the three challenges or maybe just something you made with your kit. As a reminder, here are the three challenges this month: 
I went Outside my Stash for this layout to include a postcard I purchased and the brochure to add to my Double Page layout:
 This was from a day trip in May for our Anniversary, we have been going by the sign for this place many, many times. Well my husband surprised me and on a whim we stopped to check it out. I used this sketch over at Let's Scrap sketches:

 This is my go to blog for when I want to do double sketches, when I have lots of photos. This one was fun to do and it had that interactive part of the layout that I could add more photos.
I thought that from the Kraft Kuts collection that the scallop circle would be the better addition for those side pieces on the sketch. This side it held my title for the layout. Added some of those rubons that were in my kit and I also used up the travel stickers from the one pack I had in the kit.
 The postcard that I purchased, I do like to get these for layouts it just seems to be a better picture and I love the angle of this one.
The right side of the layout holds 6 photos (2 are hidden) and the brochure. I attached with the intent that it can be opened.
Lots of information about the Flour Mill in the brochure.
When you open up the scallop circle on the right hand side you get these 2 extra pictures and some extra journaling.
More journaling about the day. This layout was also created on the last day of the Summer Lovin LOADmini Day 7: Summer is a Time For Adventure: We haven't taken many road trips this summer, but we did get this day trip in. Really enjoying scrapping with this month's counterfeit kit  Easy Livin' and I still have a week to play with it :)
Thank you for stopping by and do continue on with the blog hop and see what Salla has created she does so many different creative things :) and you can see what she did create at her blog.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Farm Fresh

Hi you all I wanted to try to post something on my blog each day this week and with just getting done with the Summer Lovin LOADmini I have a few layouts to blog about. This layout was created from Day 4: Lovin the Sweet Smell of Summer. Around our house there are lots of summer smells since we do a garden each year. From that we have fresh veggies and fruit, lovely side dishes for suppers and also we can or freeze so we can enjoy it all in the winter time too.
Aspargus, corn on the cob, canned relish and strawberries are just some of our summer smells and treats. I used the sketch over at Scrapbook Challenges for my layout: SS 16′ Sketch 10
 I turned the sketch to work for me. I also used smaller portrait photos for the landscape photos in the sketch. I used cutapart words for the diagonal that they had going on with the sketch.
 I shifted the title block down with this cutapart card, just seemed like something was missing and this worked.
I had fun with the brads that I have in my current counterfeit kit along with thee words that were on one of the sheets from the October Afternoon 8X8 paper pad. A fun layout to create and just a peek at the early summer things we do.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Just Enjoying the Day a Stick It Down challenge

Good Morning :) Today is the posting from the Double Page team over at Stick It Down. Here is what I created with the sketch:
 I had fun creating this layout from the sketch and I used a few leftover scraps from my July counterfeit kit challenge kit Just Chillin' the pinks and light blue from last month kit worked out great with all those bold bright colors. Here is the sketch we were using:
I used alot of cut aparts and alot of stickers for my embellishing, some punch out shapes too.
 The left side of the layout had 5 photos, a couple of cutaparts, punched out hearts and stickers used for borders and for clusters around the layout. This is pictures of the flower bed getting prepared for the flowers we just bought and planting the flowers.
 The right side holds the title of the layout, another cutapart PL style card, stickers, punched out hearts and a journaling label. Picture of the finished flower bed and a picture of me relaxing on the back patio from all that fun work :) Just enjoying the day. This comes for the LOADmini Day 3 For the love of Relaxing
        Relaxing by way of sowing in the flower bed :) just about as relaxing as scrappin :) and kicking back out on the back porch enjoying the day.
Thank you stoping by and I look forward to seeing your creation real soon over at Stick It Down, You have until the end of the month to link up your layout. We'll choose one winner from each sketch to return in October as our guest designers!                

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Good Morning :) I love Summertime it's my next favorite season with Spring coming in 1st. I love the sights and smells of summer. Today I have a layout that is inspired by Summer Nights but it is about Summer Days. Lasting Memories new challenge this week is Summer Nights color photo for our inspiration, using the colors from the photo:
I added one extra color to my layout and that is a kraft color:
The layout is is about a walk I took yesterday with Buddy around our yard. This is Day 6 of LOAD SummerMini: Lovin the sights of Summer and this summer our sights have mainly been at home :) Nothing wrong with that :) lots to see in the yard.
I used the sketch over at Scrapbook Challenges sketch #494:
So I used my newest counterfeit kit Easy Livin' for my layout, the blues and pinks were perfect match for the inspirational photo :) I used some of I heart Summer collection stickers for the title and some embellishing of the layout.
 The journaling was added to a card from the cutapart sheet in the kit. Had fun creating the scallop embellishment from the papers in the kit and using 2 handheld punches for it.
A close up of the photo collage I made. Very impressed with the Instagram photos that I took with my camera for the layout. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation linked up over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenges.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

My August Counterfeit Scrapbook Kit

Good Evening :) I'm a bit late to the party this month, but I did pull a small counterfeit kit together for August's Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Our inspiration comes from Germany this time a European kit for our inspiration and selected the March 2016 kit from Papier Werkstatt which I thought hmmmmm lots of neutrals in this kit :)

Here is my kit: Easy Livin'
 So I chose some neutrals and I also chose so color around the embellishment pack they had. I also grabbed a couple of mulberry papers (I don't know why I haven't used these yet) and a specialty gold paper both came from a swap box I got years ago and maybe some night this week I'll play with my manual diecutter a bit. I added a few of the scraps from last month's kit to this kit that seem to fit the color scheme and I also added lots of embellishments to the kit
I know we only have 11 days left to this month, but with doing Shimelle's The 20 Project class I'll have no problem using this kit papers up :) and one of her challenges was to build a kit around a mood board, I think I found my mood board very interesting this month :) Have a great rest of the weekend and maybe grab a few papers and make up your own little kit :)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Let's Party card

Happy Funday Friday to you! This week's theme for Funday Friday is Anything Goes over at Jo's Scrap Shack and our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn.
This is a card I made and seem to have not got posted so perfect time to do it now!
I used many scraps on this card for the strips in the background. Turned out to be a bright cheery card to give to one of the grand kids :)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend :) I'm working this weekend and I'm also finishing up the MiniLOAD happening over at Scrap Happy so lots to share next week :) Hope to be in the craftroom on Sunday :)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fair Food

Good Morning :) This week something pretty cool is happening over at Scrap Happy, a mini LOAD! One week long LOAD and it's a Summer Lovin LOAD. So I have done 2 layouts so far. This one is the 2nd one: Summer Food. We'll there is all kinds of way to go about this, but my favorite summer food is Fair Food so with October Afternoon's Midway collection I made this layout:
I used this sketch over at The Memory Nest:
Since my photo is a collage photo, it's  bit larger than the block in the sketch. The elements are there :)
 A fun spot to add my journaling and a cluster of stickers
A close up of the food. The newest thing I tried this year was the Deep Fried Nutter Butters like a burst of peanut butter in a dough not bad, but I like the Oreos better :)
Have a great day today