Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Hello" card

Crazy4Challenges is celebrating World Hello Day with a challenge creating a "hello" card.  I tried to incorporate it with a Counterfeit Kit challenge to make a card that "pops".  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to use any of the scraps left in my kit.  But, I still wanted to make a card that "popped", thus my dimensional card.  

Being the first time trying to make a card like this and not taking the time to find a tutorial, I kept messing up my folds and scoring.  The card slightly warped.  But I still love it.  I cut the letters with my Cricut.  However, the blue/green cardstock was hand cut.  I vested so much into this card that I felt committed to my plan.  See the side view:
And, the messy back view that shows the slits and folds:
I'll definitely do better next time.  I had a eureka during the process -- finally! 

If only I had a few minions, I'd make dozens of these cards!!

Have a blessed day!!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Counterfeit Kits Blog Hop

    Welcome to my post for the November Counterfeit Club Blog Hop.  I am so happy to be here and thrilled to have refound my scrappy mojo.  However, I feel like it is taking me some time to become reacquainted with what I like in my layouts and what I don't along with my photography.  I'm still working on it.  Lifts have always been a favorite of mine.  Take a look at the original:

I chose Challenge #1 - Be Inspired by Pinterest for my hop post.

When I saw the original layout on Piniterest, it immediately got me thinking about how to use so many ingredients in my kit.  You can see my kit at this link if you scroll down.

Next on the hop is Julene's post at Julene by Design.  Below is the full hop.  Thanks for coming by.  Hope you enjoy the hop and have a fabulous day!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

DPS Thanksgiving

Hello there! I finished another project with my Counterfeit Kit.  I used a terrific sketch that I found at GrandDiva's Creative Corner :
Brenda, (the GrandDiva), suggested combining it with her Scrappy Friends Challenges.  Rochelle has a fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge:
I went with the left vertical column; Fall Themed Layout, Arrow(s) and a journaling card, (which is a pullout):
Kelly posted a color challenge that worked for my pictures:

Color Me Scrappy has a similar palette with a "thankful" prompt:
Phwew! That's a lot of challenges! But, I love the result.  Thanks for all the terrific encouragement and fabulous inspiration ladies!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge is hosting a hop on Nov 24th.  I am looking forward to sharing my layout that I created for the hop then.

Hope you have a marvelous day!! Thanks for coming by!! Be blessed!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Thanksgiving Layout

Hi! I don't create as many multiphoto one-page layouts anymore because I get a little busy with my embellishing.  But, Sketch N Scrap posted a nice clean sketch that I thought might work well with the three photographs included in this layout.

I chose these photographs because the wallpaper in my friends dining room looked so nice with one of the papers that I pulled for my November Counterfeit kit. The Little Yellow Bicycle paper is so elegant looking that I struggled to pair it up with many of the other kits contents.  But, I managed to squeeze a few kit items in.  The houndstooth was part of the Happy Go Lucky Strips from Fancy Pants.   The camera was cut from the Crate Close Knit Remember sheet.  The thread wrapped on top of the doily, the ribbon, the flowers and all the stickers were also part of my homemade kit.

I have now completed in less than one month, more posts than I have from the two calendar years prior!  I'm hoping the mojo lives on through the holidays and into next year!  Thanks to the challenge sites and encouraging commentors!!

Have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scraps to Welcome Wishes

I have a few projects started but need to finish them up.  My November Counterfeit kit is down to scraps.  I placed a couple scraps together that I thought might work well together to create the tags above.

Thanks for checking in.  Hope to be back soon.  Have a marvelous day!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Love Family

Hello! I did not think that I could pull this page together.  The colors in the photograph, with the skin pigments, were leaving some family members looking ultra pale while others were extremely rosy.  I changed papers, moved things and became ecstatic when a couple challenges helped pull it together for me.  All items, with the exception of the woodgrain and the pennant mats are from my November Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

The general layout is based on this terrific sketch from Paper Issues

The theme came together with a "Decorative Door" challenge from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.  The door found on CFC's Pinterest page is shown below:
Lots of house cleaning today.  Washington DC tomorrow with my Eight grader's school trip.  Have great couple days.  Hope to be back again soon!

Thank you for stopping by!!!  Be blessed!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Owl Pellets -- Eww - but it could be worse

Checking out some of the work from the design team and participants at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, I came across a layout and sketch that caught my eye, thanks Julene!

She used a Stuck on U Sketches:

It was just what I thought might help me put together a layout that I was struggling over.  The pictures are six years old,...not what one would pick for a favorite scrap page,...thus the challenge. But, we wanted to save the memory.  

The students just could not get it in their heads that the owl pellets they were dissecting were regurgitated waste.  They all kept claiming it was, well, you know, um, poop.

I used my watercolor pencils to make the feathers on watercolor paper that were cut out for this page.  The three owls are all rubons.  I thought that using them as "O"s would be a great way to incorporate them as embellishments on the page.  I rubbed the largest owl onto cardboard, colored it with Copics and cut it out for the page.  The "W" & "L" are from Tim Holtz grungeboard.  They, also, were colored with Copics.  The letters, the rubons and the bottom base paper are the only items that did not come from my Counterfeit Kit.