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!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October Sketch at The ScrapRoom

We used at Pagemaps' sketch for the October Sketch at The ScrapRoom.  For details about my interpretation and to see the other designers takes, please see The ScrapRoom Blog.  I'm, also, posting this for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Going Batty.

Hope you have a marvelous day!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day!

I created these cards with the October 2015 Doubleshot Kit and Papertrey Ink's Fall Florals stamp set and die cut.  Good day to stay in.  It's in the forties and damp outside here. 


Friday, October 2, 2015

Freaky Fast Friday at The ScrapRoom

This layout was made with the October 2015 Freaky Fast pages recipe.  Basically, a list of sizes to cut sheets of paper is provided.  All you need to do is choose enough sheets of coordinating papers to cut for your recipe, move the papers around until you achieve the look that you like, adhere and embellish.  Viola, it's done!

My Freaky Fast Tips
1. I like to use a line that I have already cut into. So, my first tip is to make sure that I can cut the required dimensions from my scraps. If not, I go to another line from my kits.
2. Pick a favorite pattern to be the largest piece, or one that is a subtle pattern that goes especially well with your favorite piece.
3. Take advantage of having two sides to each pattern and check out your back sides for your winning combination.

The photograph was taken in Punta Cana at Dolphin Explorer, four - five years ago I think.  Two years ago, we went back and it was entirely different.  It had become much more popular and not nearly the same experience.  We would not do it again.  The photograph was taken by a photographer at the park/center.  Not sure why my hair looks so red but I like it!  :)

The ScrapRoom is running a random draw for those who take the challenge and leave a link in the comments on one of the Freaky Fast Blog posts.  Hope that you join in!!  Pop over to The ScrapRoom Blog for this month's Freaky Fast recipe. 

Happy Friday!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

The ScrapRoom October 2015: Amy Tangerine, Finders Keepers

Two weeks ago, we adopted a bulldog.  His name is Gus, (short for Gustavo).  He was a breeder who was forfeited to a shelter once they had no more use for him.  He is beautiful, and the sweetest dog that I ever owned.  Maybe, he truly appreciates the tender loving care that my family is giving him. Gus is sure to be the subject of scrapbooking pages to come.  Not at all related to the rest of this post but it's a general update of what is going on around here.  :)

The ScrapRoom Kits are posted and available.   Since I have been on the TSR team, this month is my favorite grouping of scrapbooking line combinations.  While the pages came together rather effortlessly, I was, also, delighted with the results.  Fun papers, fantastic embellishments, a little bit of themes all made for an enjoyable time of creating my pages for the October Ideas page.  When I look at The ScrapRoom Ideas page, I'm reminded how great the kits really are.  The Doubleshot is a "must-have" and I expect it to sell out quickly!

The pictures above were taken in December of 2013 when we stopped in D.C. on our way to my parents in Georgia.  My boys are at an age and mindset where every photographic moment is a negotiation.  I think that I need to lay down the law -- photos are non-negotiable!

Anyway, Happy October!!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sketches in Thyme

My layout is up on Sketches in Thyme Blog today using a Brenda Ragsdale Sketch:


Friday, September 11, 2015

Freaky Fast Formula

Another animal page from the Out of Africa Park in Arizona.  I used my TSR kit's Crate Paper Wonder line.  We are revisiting a past series at The ScrapRoom Blog called Freaky Fast to help TSR members Get More Pages Done.  It's wonderful how different the designer's pages turned out.  Hope you head over, check out the formula and Heather Robertson's result; and, give it a whirl!  Hope you have a great weekend!

P.S.  I'll never forget this date.  Hugs to all who lost loved ones.