Friday, April 29, 2011

More layouts for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge :

You may have seen the first page that I am sharing with you today on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, since it was my submission for the "Food Inspiration Challenge"- and yes, I do realize that it is stretching it a bit to call gumballs "food", but I had the precious photo of my son and his grandma who he was extremely close to before she passed away, and I have had the idea for the page swimming around in my head for a while, so I was happy to put it together finally.  
Counterfeit Layout # 6:

I used pretty much only supplies from my Counterfeit Kit for April: GCD Studios Patterned cardstock, Echo park patterned paper (teal dots),yellow Cardstock, Echo Park title, journaling spot,balloons, orange cardstock scalloped border sticker, and added a birthday mini banner from my stash. I cut the gumball machine with my Sweethearts Cricut cartridge, and added a silver mini brad, a red mini heart shaped button, and Glossy Accents for the "glass globe".
Close-up of the "gumball machine":
I was inspired for this layout by this sketch by Sketch Inspirations:
Sketch 214:

Layout #7 with my Counterfeit Kit:
( I must admit that this is my favorite one done with my kit so far this month!)

 The lovely patterned paper background is the Webster's Pages "Underwater Oasis" from my kit, which I painted in the center with a gold Shimmerz Blingz, and added some of the brown swirl patterned paper to the center to "ground" the photos, then added a journaling tag to the center-one of the K&Co tags from my kit , which I painted with Ranger white crackle paint, then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in a couple of shades of teal, and tied with a sheer turquoise ribbon. I then scattered Primas with mini brad centers, a chipboard flower that was inked and painted and embellished with a rhinestone in the center, another chipboard flower that I turned into a starfish with crackle paint and pink inking on the edges, a tiny felt sandollar that was handmade by me, a couple of the gorgeous feathers from my kit,  a few of the tiny silk baby's breath, and a glittered (the turquoise glitter was in my kit, too) Prima flower, and a green glitter butterfly that was embellished with tiny pearls.

Close-ups Of My Flowers and Embellishments:

 This layout was inspired by this sketch from Twisted Sketches:
Sketch# 95:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Design Team Blog Hop

The challenge that we were given at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month was to Counterfeit a member of the design team . I chose to Counterfeit THIS Layout by Jemma (JimJams):
And here is my layout:

 I chose to scraplift the general design and layout of her awesome layout, substituting a light green ruffled ribbon for the banners, and adding a flower that I made from some of the pink organza fabric that I had in my April kit. All supplies were from my April Counterfeit Kit, except the homemade button clip from my March Kit!
Button Clip and Light Green Ruffled Ribbon:

My Homemade Organza Flower:

Thanks for visiting our blog hop today, be sure to visit all of the design team member's blogs-you will find some giveaways along the way!!
In case you get lost along the way, here is the
Blog Hop Order:



Melissa S


Kim S



Margie V You are Here!

Susanne B Go Here NEXT!

Lisa T



Friday, April 22, 2011

Bowling Fun and a Sale at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

For today's post, I am sharing a double page layout that I made with my April Counterfeit kit, and this awesome Bowling Fun svg file set
My layout :

The kraft cardstock, teal paper, journaling spot, and twine are all from my Counterfeit Kit, I printed the digipapers on plain white cardstock from WalMart, I cut the title and bowling ball from scraps with the svg files, and added the Tim Holtz tickets with a stapler.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, be sure to check out Lindsay's blog for more Lindsay's Stamp Stuff projects and stop by the sale this weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Using my Counterfeit Kit...

And having a ton of fun doing it! Here are some pages that I have made with it so far:
A Layout About My Girls' first Baseball Game:
I started with this sketch from Pencillines:

I used the green grid paper from my Counterfeit Kit, as well as the cloud paper, both cut in half, corners rounded, and mounted on dark brown cardstock, and made a pocket for the program with scraps of green and brown cardstock. I also used burlap ribbon, and the red "stitched" Thickers from my kit. I added the baseball sticker from my stash.
A Layout From My Oldest Daughter's Kindergarten Field Trip (she's in 6th grade now, lol!)
I started with this Sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches:

For this layout, I used embossed brown and cream cardstock, a bit of my cream vintage lace, 3 of my green glitter butterflies, a journaling spot, and brown felt Thickers from my Counterfeit Kit. The only thing I added were the stick on pearls that I used to embellish the butterflies. I had to cut some Thickers to make them work for my title, since I didn't have the proper letters, but I think I worked it out ok...

Monday, April 18, 2011

And the Winner IS...

(Drumroll Please)
Comment #33....
Irene said...

I am glad I found your blog. I can't wait to read through it and learn!

April 2, 2011 1:40 PM

Irene, congratulations! Please email me at with your mailing addy so I can mail out your prize!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Memorabilia Challenge

Here is my entry for the Counterfeit Kit Club Blog's  first challenge this month, "To Use Memorabilia on a Scrapbook Page".
My Page:
For this page, I used the yellow print cardstock from Little Yellow Bicycle, the pink grasscloth, a cordstock sticker banner from Echo Park, yellow floss, a pink satin  ribbon,a bottlecap, white trim, Primas, and white vinyl Thickers for the lettering, all from my Counterfeit Kit for April.
I based the layout on this sketch from Pencillines:

Here is a close-up of memorabilia on the page:
I flattened one of my bottle caps by sandwiching it in my Cuttlebug plates and running it through, then filled the center with Glossy Accents and just added a couple of the tiniest shells that she found. The only things that I added to this layout that were not in my April Counterfeit Kit  were a few of the Primas, and the brads for their centers, and I added a tiny felt bucket accent that I received from a past swap.
The challenges that I am entering with this layout are:
*For everyone who has not yet entered my giveaway, you have until midnight Central Daylight Time tonight! I will tally the entries and draw a winner over the weekend. Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog and becoming followers, I love you all!! Good luck!

100(+) Follower Giveaway!!!

Well, I promised-so here it is! I decided to Counterfeit the Lime Tart kit club Full Tart kit for March, shown here:

The Lime Tart Kit:
My Counterfeit Kit (Which I am giving away!):And I was having so much fun that I decided to go ahead and "Counterfeit" the Lime Tart "Half-Tart" add-on kit to go with it!

The Lime Tart Half-Tart Kit:My Counterfeit Half Tart (also included in the giveaway):Here is the way to win:

Become a follower of my blog (it's only fair since this is a follower giveaway!) ;-)

Leave a comment on this post (it will remain at the top until I pick a winner, on April 15th).

For an extra chance, promote the giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, or message board, and leave me another comment with a link.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

March Wrap Up

Here are the last few layouts that I made with my March Counterfeit Kit, and haven't shared here yet:
Flag Football:

Gettin' Down on The Farm:


There is one more that I have finished, but have not yet photographed, so it didn't make it into my "March Layout Collage"-I'll try to share it in the next few days.
Here are my projects done with my March Counterfeit Kit:

I did :
12 single page layouts
3 double page layouts
1 card
41 pictures were scrapped
7 Counterfeit Kits (5 for the challenge+my giveaway kits)
Time spent: WAY too much!
$4.50-amount spent making these kits

Wow! That was a very productive month for me! But I am kind of looking forward to this month, only having one kit to choose from and try to use up!

Here are my Leftovers (minus the stamps and leftover letters, which went back into my stash):

It's Time to Counterfeit!

This month, we are Counterfeiting the awesome new kit club, Front Porch Kits (which sold out very quickly!). I saw this great new kit club, but I didn't jump on it quickly enough, and they were sold out! But, no worries, I knew what to do!! It was time to Counterfeit!

Here is the Front Porch kit, "A Little Birdie Told Me":

Here is my kit, which I have named "Spring Awakening": I did a few little switcheroos for my kit, for instance, I used a deep chocolate brown instead of black, deep burgundy instead of bright red, and I had some Echo Park Walk In The Park collection that I used in place of the For The Record papers.Here is a listing of everything in my kit:


  • Kraft cardstock
  • Burgundy cardstock
  • Sunflower yellow cardstock
  • Cream Shimmer Cardstock
  • Sugar Cookies Glazed Bazzill cardstock
  • DCWV Aqua Glitter Cardstock
  • I made my own "Postage Stamp" paper, by die-cutting a full size (11 inch) postage stamp svg file out of Basic Grey Basic paper, and attaching it to a wavy chocolate brown pinstripe paper from Echo Park Walk In The Park collection.
  • Brown and Cream embossed swirls paper from the Ruby Lemonade pad by C.R. Gibson
  • Brown monochromatic swirls paper from my stash
  • Burlap print patterned paper
  • GCD Studios red/white tulip print
  • SEI light aqua jumbo polka dot print
  • Love, Elsie cloud print paper from ancient paper pad (isn't it funny how the same/similar prints become popular again?)
  • Cloud 9 embossed butterfly print
  • Prima Paintables cardstock/patterned paper
  • Little Yellow Bicycle yellow print
  • Echo Park Walk In The Park border strips
  • American Crafts orange and white gingham
  • Making Memories Postcard patterned paper
  • GCD Studios teal "Pool Tiles" paper
  • Echo Park A Walk In The Park "Playful Stripes" patterned paper
  • Webster's Pages "Underwater Oasis" patterned paper (I am showing the back in my photo, the striped side)
  • CR Gibson Ruby Lemonade yellow flocked print paper
  • Basic Grey Perhaps "Kisa" green circle mosaic print
  • Echo Park Life Is Good "Journal Cards" -again, I am showing the back, a green grid print
  • Basic Grey Lemonade "Honey Bee" yellow honeycomb print
  • My Mind's Eye Love Nest by Carina Gardner glitter bird print from a stack
  • teal/white pinstripe
  • October Afternoon Farm Fresh South Forty brown/sky blue floral print
  • Echo Park A Walk In The Park "Journal Cards"
  • Echo Park A Walk In The Park "Element Stickers"
  • Basic Grey Lemonade "Element Stickers"


  • 5 packages of various American Crafts Thickers instead of the raw chipboard letters
  • Basic Grey Take Note journaling cards with transparencies
  • Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letter stickers
  • E-Line orange Prima flowers
  • Colorbok Green Glitter butterfly stickers
  • a mix of raw chipboard-flowers, tags, and trees
  • Martha Stewart green glitter (2 shades)
  • teal glitter
  • leftover feathers from last month's kit
  • a mix of Making Memories and Jenni Bowlin journaling spots
  • a Colorbok chipboard butterfly mini album
  • 2 different teal shades of Glimmer Mist, forest green Shimmerz
  • bottlecaps (forgot I had these!)
  • various teal, pink, red, green, and yellow Primas
  • Googly Eyes
  • some fabric remnants I had in my stash
  • A rather large collection of ribbon ( I love pretty ribbons!)

I also pulled some stamps (all of the ones I had with birds-which was alot more than I realized, lol!)
Thanks for dropping by to look at my kit!! A little later today, I will do a "March Wrap-Up" post, showing all of the layouts that I did for March, and what I had left from my 5 kits!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Little Fashion Designers...

My Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Layout for the Week:

I have had the idea for this layout for a while, but not the ambition...but when Lindsay came out with the new Sew Much Fun digistamp set, I knew it would be perfect for these photos, and I had a couple of Cosmo Cricket Material Girl patterned papers left from my March Counterfeit Kit that went with them as as well. The part of this layout that took ambition? The sewing! I have hand stitched on a few pages before, and I have had a sewing machine for a long time, but I never used the sewing machine on a scrapbook page before. I had to print the manual and figure out how to thread the darn thing (and the bobbin!), before figuring out how to sew with it on paper. It took a couple of hours out of my morning, but I figured it out! And now I know how to thread and use it, so it will be much quicker next time!

Close-ups Of The Digistamps I Used:

The measuring tape (from the new Sew Much Fun digistamp set)-I got the idea to print it on yellow cardstock and ruffle it from another DT member (I believe it was Karin!)I also printed a couple of the cross-stitched hearts for the journaling spots, also from the Sew Much Fun set, which I sprayed with various shimmer mists, then inked the edges with pink chalk ink, and went over the cross stitching with a light pink Glaze pen. The fab dress form digistamp is from the Posh&Trendy set, and I "dressed it up" with a bit of leftover yellow Glazed Bazzill, a scrap of pink gingham ribbon, and a pink ribbon rose.

The scissors, buttons, and thread are from the Sew Pretty digistamp set.Here are the digistamp sets that I used for this layout:

Monday, April 4, 2011

You are the Apple Of my Eye...

The layout that I am sharing today was made for the Sketchabilities sketch#44, using some more of those March Counterfeit Kit supplies (trying to use up as much as I can before the April kit reveal tomorrow!).

The sketch:

My Layout:

It was an awesome sketch for using up a bunch of leftover embellies!

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE, if you haven't already!