Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sawmill Layout

Good Afternoon you all and welcome. This double layout makes 50 layouts done since Jan 1, 2014 I conquered the challenge! Sweet now I can add all my dedicated monthly local club purchases into my stash and start another round. I still have lots of stash to use up :)
This was taken during the Bark's Peelers' Convention July 3, 2010, that we attended. This is a 2 page layout of the Sawmill in action.
The left side of the layout shows the process from the pond to the log being cut into usable wood. I thought best to use a grid style layout for this.
The right side shows how the sawdust leaves the mill to keep the dust down. The conveyor then takes it to an empty wagon. Also shown the lower level of the mill where the belts and pulleys operate.
I used paper from both the March and April counterfeit kits and still haven't killed the kits yet, but I have a plan for next month that might killed all the kits :) the letter stickers came from this month's kit.
The arrows were cut the day I was doing a lot of cutting with the cameo. I pulled the metal paper from a masculine paper pack that I got at Walmart a few years ago.
The SAWMALL lettering I pulled from my alphas stash I knew I had some letters that represent wood and worked out great for the layout.
Added a 3X4 journaling card from the journaling pads in this month's kit. It was a fun layout to make and so glad to finish up my 50 layouts last night.
Yesterday's layout was featured on "Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout Challenges. I Feel so blessed by my Lord to have the creativeness I have. I have so much fun trying out the challenges and that is enough for me, my rewards are in what I create and any new techniques I learn along the way
Today, I will be taking off from the creativeness and preparing my room for something I signed up for and want to give a try. It's called LOAD514. More details tomorrow with the other layout I did on Sunday to show you :)

May is National Scrapbooking Month-tomorrow there will be a new kit to work up for Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (check out the hop tomorrow) and they have big plans for Scrapbooking Day on Saturday and they are also doing things on Sunday too so a full weekend of fun, challenges and prizes at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog :) What are your plans for the month?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Croquet Layout

Hi you all, how are you on this fine Tuesday morning? It's a bit windy here where I live. I was at a crop this past Sunday and got  layouts done :) Here is 2 of them: a 2-page layout:
This was taking place during Tammy's visit in June 2013. We had a family get together and I found the kids playing croquet. It was so much fun watching Bradley-Tammy's youngest teaching his cousins how to play that I had to get the pictures through the process.
Right side:
Right side: I used part of March's kit and April's kit for these pages. The base pages are from the March kit and the ruler cardstock is from April's kit. I had a lot of pictures of this event and wanted to show case all of them so alot of them were cute down to 2.5" and I was able to border both sides with them.
Left Side:
Left side housed the title of the layout this came from one of the sticker packs of the current kit. More of the 2.5" pictures
Up close of that side border: the checkered cardstock is from the current kit: Echo Park: Sweet Day
Up close pics

This was the center piece where it was cut and went on both sides. This paper came from a paper pack I got at big lots, great for a crop cause it was all precut. the Family and together came from a precut pack of words, probably K&Company and the croquet pieces are from Jolees:Croquet stickers
Close up of the right side bottom, I included a 3x4 card from a Memories-big something pack (I'm at work typing this up so not access to my stash :) and the smile was a cut out from the sweet day sheet, perfect for our G-daughter when she that I was taking photo she made sure to smile :)

I will be including this in the challenge: Lasting Memories: for Earth Day/Arbor Day what a way to spend the day on this earth :)
Thanks for stopping by, hope to have the other 2-page layout that I did posted tomorrow

Monday, April 28, 2014

MOM card-CCC #33

Hi you all and good day to you, running a bit late today but I got er done :) Today is Creative Cutting Challenge: Mother's Day Cards. Here is what I made
A bouquet of flowers on a card is what I feel this represents. I used Creative Cutting's Flower Set one:
Flower Set One - Click Image to Close
I started out with the background of the card base attached sheer ribbon and the letters MOM down the center of the tape: I used the small scallop nesting squares from the Silhouette store and the letters through the software one of the ones I have as text. I used my current counterfeit kit for all the papers and the ribbon. the papers are from Echo Park: Sweet Day and the Letters are from the yellow cardstock.
The flower cluster came from the Flower Set One and I picked out the swirl flower which I can say cut out very nicely this morning. I did it 33% size (silhouette's software) and added a few flower pieces of a bag of stuff from my kit. Added the butterfly brad to the O in MOM too.
the inside of the card I brought in that pick stripe and a flower at 50%. Now all it needs is a note to MOM. the cardbase is an A2 size cut out of that same yellow cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see what you have created :) You can link up your creation at Creative Cutting Challenge and it will be open for approx. 2 weeks. There are some rules:
Please make sure that you follow our very simple rules to enter this challenge.  
(1)You MUST use a SVG or similar electronic cutting file in your project.  CRICUT CARTRIDGE ONLY ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  Please make sure that you mention somewhere in your post what part of your project was created with a cutting file.  Entries that do not fit this basic requirement will be deleted.
(2)  NO BACKLINKING.  This has always been our rule but we've noticed that it has not been followed lately. Going forward, projects posted before the start of this challenge will be deleted.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Moving Forward

Hi you all and yay to the weekend. Since I have blogger I get this wondeful morning informational email of what all my favorite blogger sites are doing and sketchabilities had this super cute sketch that I knew I had to try. So this is my take on the sketch:
and this is the sketch:

Isn't this a fun sketch :) So I had this up for a couple of days on my computer, so I could see what I wanted to do with it and Wednesday night I started digging through my top drawer for some pictures and came across these 2 thought yep they are the ones. I used my current counterfeit kit for the layout other than the holly & berries paper that was from another layout I did this past week.
I painted the right side with Making Memories paint effect kit: Springtime, I liked the effect so much that I painted a border all around the page.
 The pictures are of me and Buddy Christmas Eve 2005, I used the frames in the kit to frame the pictures, the chevrons were punch out with a SU punch and CTMH: Charming Chevrons Flair stamp set was used with perfect pearls to create the metallic look. Added a sticker from the colorbok Antique Paperie collection. The doily was a cut out ad I finished up those negative cut dots on the doily with some glossy accents. The words moving forward thought was fitting cause we moved on from one shot to the next trying to get the perfect picture which didn't happen but got these 2 supper cute pics instead. The heart came from CTMH Florentine sticker pack
 I finished up that scallop tape for one of strips, and included the gold cutout I did one night doing a variety of cuts on my cameo, and the top strip was just punched with EKsuccess  punch scallop scallop. The hearts are the negative cuts from something I cut, to cute to throw out so I finally got a layout it would work on. The variety of sprinkled dots is from stickles: waterfall
 The bow was cut that night too, did a few of these bows in a variety of papers and weights of papers too. The first ones didn't come out so well but after chatting with an online friend found out you have to curve it with a boner first like you would for ribbon to give it the spiral look after that it didn't look to bad, I added stickles to the center piece of the bow. The journaling card was cut in half and came from Simple Stories documented line.
I haven't gotten the jist of the splattered look yet, but I'm enjoying working on it.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mom, I love you because...

 Hi you all, and welcome to my blog. Today I'm the designer over at Card A Day Blog the theme is Mother's Day. I'm here with you today with a Mother's Day card I created:
 I decided upon the card when I came across this die-cut from my stash, it's from the Better Together imagine cricut cartridge. When I seen it I thought to myself, Mom if you were here right now I would give you a big hug and tell you why I love you. (Got a little teary eye thinking about mom :)
 I inked up the doily with distress ink: Broken China. I wanted some color behind the girls.
 I used the stripe mat from the Echo Parks: Sweet Day cutout sheet from my current counterfeit kit. The salmon color background was in my stash of papers embossed (need to take a day and do that with some scraps, I'm getting a bit low :) This one was one of the spellbinders impressionable plates wasn't sure I liked it or not when I got it but here it gives a nice touch to the card.
I popped up both the girls and the sentiment block with 1 layer of foam tape.  I added a ribbon strip from some cutting the other night when I was creating some layouts and the sentiment block was in my stash drawer and was punched with SU:Ticket duo punch. The sentiment came from 3 Twenty Crafts: Say it from the Heart stamp set stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. and I added Buttercup liquid pearls.
I blinged up the girls a little bit with some Scattered Straw distress stickles (not sure how I feel about this stuff yet) and Waterfall stickles on her belt.
The inside of the card:
I used a cut from some doily paper from my counterfeit kit, added another inked up doily and some of that paper ribbon for a border
I smudged the stamp message the first time so I covered it with another piece of the cardstock punched on the edges with the SU punch. Looks like it was to be done that way a great cover up :)
Close up of the image, from that same stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the weekend. Work today and I'm going to a crop tomorrow so I'll have a few layouts next week to show you all. What's your plans for the weekend :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Funday Friday #47: Happy Mother's Day to Ewe

Happy Friday you all!  Welcome to this weeks Funday Friday challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo,The theme this week is I Love You Mom:
This is my creation for this week's challenge. I used bugaboo's digital stamp Happy Mother's Day to Ewe.... I got a bit of help this week for the card by seeing this sketch at Tuesday Mornings Sketches:

I thought it would make a fantastic Mother's Day card.
 I added flocking powder to the lambs puffy coats, color a bit with bic markers and inked the edges with distress in: Peeled Paint. The background of the cardbase came from a cutout sheet: Echo Park: Sweet Day from this month's counterfeit kit. The brown dotted circle came from my drawer stash of pre-cut pieces.
 I follow the sketch with the banners that were strips of leftovers from some of the scrapbook pages I did these past weeks. I even used bits of the colors that was left on the sentiment spot which was punched out with SU XL Decorative Label and the digi stamp was punched from the 2.5" circle punch.
 The inside of the card I used another couple of cutouts from that same sheet and the sentiment printed a bit larger than the front.
The jar has all those little hearts in it, so cute :)
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be including this into the Tuesday Morning sketches challenge.

 Now it's your turn. Please stop by Jo's Scrap Shack and check out the challenge and to link up what you make! Here are some simple rules.

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All winners will be announced on Monday, May 5th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

CKC April Blog Hop-Kraut Layout

Good morning and welcome to Counterfeit Kit Challenge April Blog Hop. If you came here from Jemma's blog then your on the right track if not then you want to go back to Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and check out what all the girls are doing in the hop. the challenges this month are: 
Challenge #1 - Blog Design Challenge: Use the blog design from one of the Master Forgers as inspiration for your project.
Challenge #2 - Pocket Page Inspiration: Make a pocket page card (3x4 or 4x6) the star of your project.
Challenge #3 - BIG Title: Use a large title (or sentiment) on your project.

I chose Challenge #3: the BIG title on the layout but I think that I've got some pocket page inspiration going on too :) So my layout is called "Kraut"-this is what we call sauerkraut in our house and my husband has been heard calling it "Krut" too, so it was a toss up of the title and the coin chose Kraut :) 
This layout came about from a sketch I found in a magazine:
 This is from Creating Keepsakes Nov/Dec 2012 issue: the inspiration was the right hand side of the layout
 I worked on the layout at a church craft day and I always take magazines to crops for inspiration cause I don't consider taking my laptop. 

Here is the big title representing canning kraut. The journaling card came from October Afternoon Farm Girl collection (this collection fits us so well :) This was a day this past year of canning Kraut and my husband is the master-canner in our house he even taught this city girl (very small city type girl, lol! ) how to can. See my Mom didn't can at all, so I had no idea how to do it till I met him. 

I usually help, but this was all him doing it this time and I was able to get a few shots of the process. We definitely enjoy going down in the basement and grabbing a can of something or out of our freezer for anything we have processed and stored that way for our dinner each night. This is Part of our Everyday life :)

I love that I was also able to add a negative cut that makes a great looking frame to encase that picture of the jars of kraut.
Case file #112: I think I used all the colors from the scheme. The evidence: I used the pattern background, something sheer (the vellum), frame was used and I think I can say that I paneled the collage of pictures. For the testimony: this is our tranquility and the vellum canning jar behind the title not a pocket though, but it's holding the title very well :)

Thanks for stopping by and off you go to Isbaha's blog
and if you get lost along the way here is the full list of hoppers:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1st Christmas Layout

Good Morning to you :) We took over Zachary's 1st year album last night to our son and daughter-in-law's place and the album was well received, just the look on their faces while looking through the album sure does make it all worthwhile :) Well a 1st year album needs a 1st Christmas Layout:

This is probably the 1st layout I did in quite awhile that wasn't made up entirely of my counterfeit kit, but I did get a bit of it in  and on the layout with that journaling tag and the puffy ribbon attached to the tag :) I pulled out my Christmas box full of Christmas related paper and found this fun kraft style snowman paper for the double page layout. The first Christmas title was a laser cut I had gotten from our local store a few years ago just for this project.
 The left side of the layout is to mat the main Christmas picture and journaling of the day by his mom.
The right side includes the mats for other pictures of the other grandparents, we are the 3rd set of grandparents and usually are the last to see the kids over the holidays, but made sure to include the 2 Christmas pictures that I had from that visit in the center of the layout.
The journaling tag did come from the tag cutout sheet that was in my April Counterfeit kit  (totally forgot that I did cut that out and added it to the layout I just covered up the image that was on there with a Christmas sticker from the dollar store Christmas Laser Saying stickers pack.
 Here I fussy cut a strip of cardstock to have that word border a cross both pages of the layout and another sticker

 The plaid and the holly paper both came out of that Christmas box full of paper too.
Lots of stickers used throughout the layouts.

I feel pretty good that I was able to get this book accomplished (a goal for this year), I spent my free time on Easter finishing up the album with this 2-pg layout and 7 other pages that were mainly just done up as pre-made pages and all Katherine needs to do is add the pictures and the journaling.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop back tomorrow for the Counterfeit Kit challenge-April blog hop.