Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Good Times With Family--March 2016 CKC

Hello Friends!!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using my March 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit or my Scrap Stash kit.

The photos are of my Sister Angie, her kits Jeremy and Amber and our mother Anne.

I was inspired to create this layout by Glittergirl Episode #135

I did my journaling on this gold rimmed tag.

I added more of the butterfly banner pieces on the layout.

I was finally able to use those enamel squares...that are about 15 years old.

I layered up 3 different washi tapes in 3 spots on the layout and added a part of the title on a sticker tag.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

UYS Challenge #252--5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Hello Friends!!

Today's challenge over at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog is a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 challenge. 5 hearts, 4 colors, 3 photos, 2 patterns and 1 metal. I'm sure you could use any combination to create your project, the real goal is to get into your stash and se it up!!!

The photos are actually out take from a trip we took a couple of summers ago. But I really liked them and want to use them to create a layout.

I was inspired to create this layout using a Pagemaps Sketch from May 2016 using my April 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit.

It started out as a grid layout and I tweaked it a little by tilting paper and photos.

I used lots of rub ons on this layout, can you see the ones behind the cork embellishment. I added some gold and wood veneer chipboard heats into the clusters.

I also added lots of cord to this layout. Can you tell how many patterns I used? I count 9 with 2 solid papers in as matts.

The metal ended up being a flare.

I hope I inspired you to dig into your stash and create something today! If you haven't already been over to the UYS blog, head over there and check out the other designers projects. If you decide to play along this week make sure you share it!!!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

This is a Moment to Remember--Nov 2014 CKC

Hello Friends!!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using my November 2014 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit. This was an extremely large kit with lots of paper and scraps.

This layout is of my husband and my grandee Zoë.

I used lots of bits and pieces including chipboard, wood veneer and brads.

Lots of stickers and the journaling is on some scrap paper.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scrapbook Room Update dies-- June 2016

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing how I store my dies.

I have an older file cabinet and it sits right beside the table in my scrap room. My Big Shot sits on top of it along with my acrylic box of alpha dies.

In the drawer I have my stamps in Avery Elle Sleeves on magnetic sheets attached to chipboard.

I have the smaller dies on the left and the larger dies on the right, in front of those is where I keep my shim papers, my embossing plates, my extra cutting plates and my extra chipboard and magnetic sheets.

Here is the top, I keep my 12 inch magnetic plate behind the Big Shot and my larger alpha storage behind that.

I bought simple sleeves from the office supply store and placed my alpha dies on magnetic sheets, on chipboard, and then labeled each font. If I had an image of how the font looks, I taped it to the front of the sleeve.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

UYS Challenge #251--BINGO

Hello Friends!!

This weeks challenge at the Use Your Stuff Challenge blog is to play bingo was in the form of enamel dots, bling, pink and stamping.
The photo is of my sister and her 2 children.
I used my April 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit to create this layout.

I started this layout with a little mixed media, I used a wood grain stencil to add in some green and white  embossing paste to the black background, rather than stamping I decided this technique would work for my layout. I then added a couple of scraps to the background and a 6x6 piece of paper.

I used a frame for the background of the photo and added some old rub ons to the left of the word celebrate, I added some bling to the centers of the flowers.

Below the word moment, I used enamel triangles to create arrows towards the photo with some additional bling below that on more rub on flowers.

Rather than stamping I decided to use embossing. I had originally tried to use gold ink with the stencil and it didn't show up, so I added gold embossing paste on top of that...didn't really go with the photo so I then added some green and white embossing paste. I used the background papers to cover the gold embossing paste.

Finally this bottom left corner has more rub on flower nd bling. You can see pink was in the background papers but not a major element.

I  hope I inspired you to create something with your stash. If you haven't already visited the UYS blog, head over there and play along this week, we would love to see what you create using your stash.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Christmas Card 2017

Hello Friends!

Here is the first Christmas card of the new year!

The ornament is a sticker that is prolly 4-5 years old.

Used a CTMH stamp on the envelope.

Also used it on the inside of my card with 2 different inks.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

You're Just Plain Wonderful--March 2016 CKC

Hello Friends!!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using my March 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit or my Scrap Stash kit.

The photo is of my mother Anne.

I was inspired to create this layout by Terry Hanson over at the Scrap Your Scraps FB Group.

I used tons of scraps and border strips to create the background, I layered them all on a piece of white cardstock.

I added the doily and tissue paper in to this kit, they weren't part of the original kit.

I layered up canvas stickers, acetate pieces, washi tape and random ephemera.

I used some acetate stickers around the layout as well.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Scraproom Update--June 2016--Stamps

Hello friends!!

Today I am sharing how I store my Stamps.

I bought  a drawer unit from the container store and put it to the left of my desk, you can see the framework in this photo. I had my older stamp storage units to the right of my desk, they were the plastic bins from Walmart, there were two 3 draw units stacked on each other.

I had to move the entire desk down several inches to accommodate the new drawer unit. It has a white laminate top and that is where my smaller canvas scrap container will be stored since it is closest to my Big Shot.

Here is the unit with the wire mesh drawers in it. They are empty in this photo.

I don't think this photo given you a good idea about how deep these drawers are.

Here is my paper trimmer sitting in the drawer, it's made to cut 12 inch paper.

Here are all the plastic drawers with my stamp in them, I have them divided with cardstock dividers. Most of my stamps are from CTMH and come in plastic sleeves, I take the button off of them so more will fit in a drawer.

In this older storage system, my stamps had to sit at an angle to fit in the drawer.

In the new mesh basket drawers my stamp sit in with a little room on the side, I can actually fit in my other stamps (from different company's) on their side in Avery Elle pockets.

Each basket holds about 75 stamps in their original sleeves (without the buttons) and I still have room to flip through them.

I have a total of 5 baskets and you can see I have 3 full, the 4th is partially full and the 5th is empty.

Here's the 4th, it's only got a few stamps in it, so there is room to fit my embossing folders (in a basket of their own) in the back to hold the front stamps up.

I can even ope the drawers with plugs in the outlet.

Love the room to grow.

I even made new dividers out of chipboard, paper and I printed out labels out of scrap paper and stapled them onto the chipboard.

I have used the same labels on my stamp sets to organize them.

I made the dividers a little longer than the stamp sleeves.

Then just tucked them into the same space as the older dividers. I can still close the drawer but I prefer to have them in sideways just to see the labels.

Finally here is the mess and leftovers from organizing all of my stamps and dies.

I'll share the die storage later.

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