CalvinBall time!

I am playing Calvin Ball over at Get it scrapped! It is a fun event that challenges you to get crafting and scrapping. You earn points, but the prize is just bragging rights!  If you are a scrapbooker/card maker head on over and check it out! https://debbiehodge.com/gisforum/index.php?showforum=478


 Christmas Shadows.  My first layout of 2017.  I have been battling a yucky virus and watching many hours of scrapbooking videos on youtube. The evening I was feeling well enough to play with my supplies. I love this photo I captured in mid Dec. of the light coming through the door and creating amazing shadows. The Jan. 1 Sketch challenge over on the Stuck?! blog was perfect for my layout.
I used a nice mix of old and new products. Lot's of Stampin up items. I just love how warm and homey this layout is.
 close up of my embellishment clusters. Love adding bits an pieces to finish of my layout just right.

This is the sketch from the Stuck?! blog


October Counterfeit Kit

This month over at the Counterfeit kit challenge blog  we are being inspired by this dreamy fall inspiration piece.

 Case File 365 link here

I really love the soft colors, the slightly retro feel of the water color image. Makes me want to print and scrap all those fall photos!  The list of "evidence"  was so very helpful in choosing my accessories.   I intend to use this kit for general fall layout. Pumpkin patch, pumpkins, fall outings and maybe even some Thanksgiving.  I tried to go with a slightly more modern but retro feel rather than aged or shabby in most cases. I also tried to keep a soft overall feeling.  

I am calling this kit "Autumn Rambles"

This is the cardstock and papers I chose.  I went for mostly oranges, tans, creams and yellows, with blue and green and grey as accent colors. I have some really old paper here with some newish papers as well.

As always I may have gone overboard on the embellishment  and I always reserve the right to add more :D  I love having a lot to choose from. some very traditional fall items here as well as things that just match the feel to me.  I have some golds and bronzes as well.

and my Many alphabets.  I never now what I want to use and many of my alphas have been used so I choose many in hopes that I will have enough of something for a title. lol

I feel so inspired by these supplies. Need to go choose some photos and print them so I can play when inspiration hits!


June counterfeit kit - Kill a kit

I posted the kit I made in this post.  Then my first 4 pages here.

 Here are the rest of the layouts I created with this kit.  12 total layouts, I only had 2 full sheets of paper left and 2 half sheets.  I used up a few packages of embellishments but have plenty left to put away.  I played with my kit for 2 months and it was super fun.   I will play along again in Sept. with the counterfeit kit challenge.


A little bit Patriotic

We R Memory Keepers had a tutorial for an adorable banner on their blog.  This is my patriotic Twist on it.  I have the banner punch board so I used it for the banner pieces.  I used this tutorial to make the pinwheels.  The circles I cut with my good old coluzzle templates and knife.


June counterfeit kit layouts

I have made 4 layouts using my June kit. Hoping to do a few more.


June 2015 Counterfeit Kit Challenge

  I have not done a counterfeit kit challenge for a long time. But with summer here I want to scrap and use up some of my supplies.  This months challenge was to pick one of Basic Grey's new lines and create a kit based on it.  I chose the Barista Line.  Love the freshness of it.  Here is what it looks like.

Here is the kit I created from my stash.  So many lovely things.  I may have gone overboard on the alphas :D

I am also doing a summer scrapbook challenge on a Facebook group I am on so I hope to use this kit for many of those challenges.