Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mamaw Anne's Birthday Visit--Nov 2013 CKC


Sunday's are the day I have set aside to show layouts that are quite old! LoL!! I actually did them and uploaded the photos and then got busy or totally forgot to get them published on the blog. So here's another one.

Here is a layout using my prized chatterbox paper! The paper background is much busier than I usually put together but it somehow works!

The background papers feel quite busy now that I'm looking back at this one but I do love the overall fell of the layout...maybe it's the subject content!!

I used a white signo pen to journal on this layout.

This kit actually had lots of random bits and pieces that I thought went together quite well.

I love all those little flowers!



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

July/August 2014 CKC--2015 Calendars

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Every year I make calendars for Christmas gifts, I make 1 12x12 and 4 8x8's, this year because I spent the summer in school and doing clinical hours I had several Counterfeit kits on my shelf that hadn't been touched. I decided to pull down the July and August 2014 CKC kits to use for the calendars.
 
The cover's are actually the last part of the calendar that I get done because I typically like to use scarps layered up to create the cover.
 
I love all the covers but this one is a favorite because of the lovely colors!
 
I used a mat stack from paper studio for the photo mats, they were originally sized at 4.5x6.5 mats and I just cut them to size. The first ones have the measurements on them so that I know what size the mat is, I can either cut the photo to the size of the mat or slightly smaller. I also used my Quickutz calendar dies to create the monthly titles in the 8x8 calendars.

January
I added 8.5x11 blue cardstock on the 8x8 layouts.

February
I added dark red 8.5x11 cardstock to the 8x8 layouts.

March
I added 8.5x11 green cardstock to the 8x8 layouts.

April
I added 8.5x11 yellow cardstock to the 8x8 layouts.

May

June

July
I added 8.5x11 hot pink cardstock to the 8x8 layouts.

August
I added 8.5x11 purple cardstock to the 8x8 layouts.

September

October
I added in the orange and black Halloween washi tapes to these pages.

November

December
I used my Christmas papers to create these pages.
 
I hope my calendars inspire you to make your own calendar for Christmas!
 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sweet Holiday--Christmas 2012

I had an Allison Davis sketch layed out forever along with the photos! It was tucked neatly into my box of Christmas goodies that I keep out to make Christmas cards with year round. It was one of those that has the 12x12 on one side and the pocket page on the other side.

Now that school is over and I have been trying to get unfinished tasks completed I came across this sketch and photos and decided it was high time it all went together and this is what I created.

I shared this layout on a layout video share with my October 2014 CKC layout share here.

I love how this one came out. I don't think I have scrapped many, if any, of my Christmas photos since 2011. I really need to get busy and get some more of those done and into the kids albums so they can enjoy the memories.

Left side and just a few close ups of some of the ornaments on our Christmas tree.

Right side with pocket pages. I didn't have a page with a 6x8 opening so I just created a small layout on cardstock and then glued it to the front of the page protector. I sure hope it stands up to the wear and tear my Christmas albums usually get.

Sorry I didn't flip this, but I used some pre-printed embellishments to make the title. I also used a bit of a branding strip to the layout, can you find it?

I love that golden paper behind these photos.

I love that I was able to use one of the felted banner strips that I've had for years on this layout. I hardly ever get rid of Christmas embellishments since I use them from year to year.

I used a bit of that lovely golden paper to make a banner between these to 3x4 photos along with a couple of stickers to add some extra interest.

Another felted border strip got chopped up for this 4x6 layout.

Our holiday mantle was quite busy and didn't need much adornment on this 4x6 layout.

Same with the gifts, so colorful!!

This is the 6x8 and I love the effect it created, I had plenty of room to double mat the photo and add a few lovely embellishments!

I just love Allison Davis sketches and I especially love how this one came together!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Scrapping Space When Working With A Kit

My set up for scrapping with a kit.
This is my space when I am set up to scrap. I keep my tray to the right of my mat so that I can access smallish items easily. I also keep my stamps that I have pulled for a kit right beside my stamping blocks in the green tub. The glass bowl beside my pink trash container holds the tiniest of pieces that are included in my kit.

The left side of my mat holds the bulk of my kit. the turquoise tray holds the paper and scraps from my kit, the clear bin holds the bigger pieces of my kit including my alphas, stickers, die cuts, etc.

So here is the overall look of a very tidy desk that won't stay tidy very long once I get busy!


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tiny Cook in Training--Nov 2013 CKC

Here is a layout of my sweet granddaughter Zoë in her little kitchen in my kitchen, she's the second granddaughter to play with it and I'm sure she will have many years of play to come!

I love that I was able to use so much of my stash! 

I cut out that Journal spot from a project life type card. I also did lots of ink splatters on this layout!
I used some washi tape and a bit of ribbon to make the banner.

Love the 2 different fonts here.



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Monday, November 10, 2014

2014 Christmas Cards

As I was studing for my board exam, which I passed by the way, I was listening to review CD's and in order to keep my hands busy while my brain was otherwise engaged I pulled out a really old card kit from my stash. I got it about 2 years ago on clearance at a Quick Quotes booth at convention. It was a kind of grab bag type deal, if I bought x dollars worth of QQ stuff then I got the grab bag free.

The bulk of the kit was the cut aparts on each card front and then the brownish/burgendy paper and then the red/cream bits of ribbon. All the rest of the embellishments and paper came from my stash. I didn't think I would ever use this card set because it was so bland and now I think they are so lovely!!

I used CTMH ink in paper bag to edge the papers.

The blue paper is from CTMH and it was from a Christmas pack from several years ago.

I stamped the envelops with CTMH slate ink, the black was just too heavy for the envelopes.

The inside of these 3 cards are stamped the same, the stamp set is a new one from CTMH.


This ribbon came in the package and I just knoted it and trimmed it down.

I found a partial sheet of burlap paper in my scrap bin so I pulled it out and finished chopping it up to use on several cards along with another bit of ribbon. I also added some gold foil paper behind the center bit of paper.

I used another bit of burlap and the blue snowflake paper.

The last bit of ribbon was too small to go across the length of the card so I trimmed it up and added another bit of brown ribbon and then cut a bit of burlap to make it into a bow. I love how it looks!

A few more scraps of paper along with an added blue ribbon and blue cardstock scrap.
More layering of papers, the burgendy/brown piece with the white sparkle bit is actually the backside of the base paper which came in the kit.
All of the verticle cards have this on the inside, it is again the CTMH stamp set using CTMH black ink.



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