Sunday, November 1, 2015

The ScrapRoom Peeks

Photo Play Paper Autumn Day (acorns and bling from stash)

Simple Stories We Are... Family (from DoubleShot Kit) (doilies from stash)

Bella Blvd. Family Frenzy

Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

While I'm waiting for The ScrapRoom Kits to go up, I thought that I would post a few projects from the November 2015 Kits.  Have a fantastic day!!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

College Life & Fall Fun

 The ScrapRoom Blog is continuing it's Patterned Paper Series with the layout above and tips from Brenda Carpenter.  The post includes instructions to complete the layout above. Easy to print for ideas or a quick page later. I saved all my notes from her class several years ago and applied her tips and designs with current products.

Sketches in Thyme is featuring my take on their current, fun sketch from Bev Code.  When I saw the sketch, I knew it was time to finally put some of my gear stash to use! I created it with my October Counterfeit Kit - Fall Gizmo's.  The Counterfeit Kit Club is a fun blog that shares ideas for putting your own kits together with your stash and creating pages with them for a full month.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Back to School: Continuing the Patterned Paper series

Hi! I created this page lifting one of Brenda Carpenter's pages from her Patterned Paper series that we are revisiting at The ScrapRoom.  Today, I added an analysis of how my lift differs from Brenda's original and how it may affect your eye movement and the mood of the page at The ScrapRoom Blog.  Hope you like it!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Crew

Everyday I'm toting these two around.  I created this layout from a revisited class at The ScrapRoom with papers from the October 2015 kits. The story and instructions went up on The ScrapRoom Blog today.  Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween Cards

Hi!  I made these cards with The ScrapRoom October 2015 Doubleshot Kit.  Instructions are up on The ScrapRoom Blog, if you would like.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Gizmos -- A Counterfeit Kit

Too busy with other commitments, I missed a few months with the Counterfeit Kit.  However, with being a little ahead of schedule with other commitments, I want to join back in this month with a smaller and reasonable kit to kill.  My eclectic mix of papers date back from 2007 to the present.  I am thrilled with the result of a "build and filter process" that I took.  I believe that I read that one of the designers at The Counterfeit Kit Club took this same process but I cannot find it now.

'What do you mean by "build and filter process"?', you may wonder.  I started big, I mean huge.  I started by gathering all my Fall papers, and some embellishments.  I arranged them in a color spectrum slightly resembling "the scheme" from the CKC inspiration photo:

That is the "build" part.

I almost went with it.  But, I looked back and it didn't really resemble the inspiration much.  But, mostly, there would be very little touched of the kit.  Did I mention that it was huge?  So, I narrowed it down by pulling, as closely as possible, the sheets whose colors most resembled the inspiration photo. 

That is the "filter" part.

I used to put on my make-up the same way....load it on then wipe it off to a more natural It's probably been years since I have worn make-up now.  I need to learn how to put it on properly with wrinkles.  :)  But, I digress....

I chose the gears for two reasons.  The first is that I know that I want to use them for my Sketches in Thyme page for October.  The second is that it would fit both the "metal" and "transportation accents" to the "Evidence" My evidence is further captured by the leaves and string.  

What do you think of my title?  My titles usually stink.   Really stink!  I was so embarrassed by how stupid my title was one month that I changed it during the month. :)  Anyhow, I took a little time with it this month.  I started by researching "Steampunk" since the gears made me think of that.  Somehow "Steampunk" just didn't go with Fall, to me.  I used a thesaurus and looked up gears and a few other words.  I think that "gadgets" got me to "gizmos".  I like the ring to Fall Gizmos.

Not much else to say.  Actually, I probably already bent your ear.  

Hope that you have a great day!!!