Saturday, March 31, 2012

One More for March...

Just one more quick post to share another layout that I made this month...

For the first layout, I used this sketch from Creative Scrappers:
 Here is the layout I made based on the sketch:

I was also inspired by this Color Suite from Scrapbooks And Cards Today:

I used supplies from my March Counterfeit Kit, "Country Sunshine":
MME Follow Your Heart, aqua cardstock, Studio Calico patterned paper, rose embossed cardstock, aqua and white twine, and a few leftover bits from previous kits; the aqua Prima flower, and the little printed tag from a Scrapbook Circle printable.
Thanks for dropping by today, I will have a March wrap up with my last couple of layouts in a couple of days!

A Rainbow of Color...

The Sketch I Used:
My Layout:

I was also inspired by the Rainbow Challenge at the Counterfeit kit challenge blog (although I didn't quite finish it in time to share with the other Master Forgers' layouts).
I used supplies from my Mid March Counterfeit kit-the Jillibean Soup patterned paper for the background, and Making Memories metal flowers, aqua glitter glue and Petaloo flowers from my March main kit (they were all cream colored, but I sprayed them with various mists to make them a rainbow of colors), and added in an assortment of leftover flowers. I made the "ruffles" with white cardstock, a Martha Stewart lace border punch, and some chalk ink.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Tag Challenge at Sketches For All

Good morning! I hope your morning is as beautiful as mine! I am in the midst of the spring cleaning hustle and bustle, but the beautiful weather is inspiring me to create!Over at Sketches 4 All, we are having a Spring and Easter event with lots of challenges and chances to win prizes-and every time you participate with one of the challenges, you get your name in the drawing for the grand prize from Fia, which is Echo Park paper (plus some other goodies!). I will be offering an RAK to a random participant in my challenge as well.

MY challenge:

Make a tag with a Spring/Easter/Flower theme, and share it on this thread!

Here is my tag for inspiration:
Supplies used (from my Mid March Counterfeit Kit, "Catching Fireflies"):
tag base is Dear Lizzy pattern paper, Dear Lizzy Mixtape, jar embellishment fussy cut from Dear Lizzy paper, Basic Grey Canvas tag, We R Memory Keepers baker's twine, printed polaroid digistamp that I stamped flowers and a vine onto with Basic Grey stamps from my kit.
The sheer white ribbon and embossed green mini frame are from my March Main kit, "Country Sunshine".

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I am loving sketches this month!

The sketch I used today was for the March 1st Challenge over at Stuck Sketches:

I made this layout:

A closer look at my embellishment clusters:

Supplies I used:
From my March Counterfeit Kit:My Mind's Eye "Dolled Up" (the woodgrain/doily paper), Studio Calico (the teal pattern paper), brown Jillibean Soup letter stickers
From my February Counterfeit kit: white Pink Paislee letter stickers, journaling card, October Afternoon banner flag
From my January Counterfeit Kit:white paper doily, embellished snowflakes doily
From my stash: aqua Prima Gillian flowers

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Another Layout For Pagemaps...

Another quick post to share a layout that I made for the PageMaps sketch challenge.
The Sketch:
The Page I Created Based On this Sketch, "We Are All Stardust...":
More of the yummy Dear Lizzy Goodies from my mid-March page kit, Making Memories glitter polka dot background, a piece of cork paper from my stash, a scrap of rose embossed cardstock, Dear Lizzy Mixtape, a white paper doily that I sprayed with Rose Tea Glimmer Mist, Jenni Bowlin butterflies, Jillibean Soup letter stickers, Jenni Bowlin letter stickers, Dear Lizzy jar that I cut from patterned paper and inke with some pink chalk ink,  tooth pick flags that I made from the Dear Lizzy mixtape, a journaling spot from Creativity Prompt, a Jillibean Soup tab, and a canvas tag from Basic Grey

Be You..Be Unique

Tonight I am sharing a layout that I made for the March sketch for My Mind's Eye:

Here is my layout based on the sketch:

A Closer Look at the title treatment:

I used supplies from my March kit:
My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing Honey Blue (I cut out some of of the hexagons by hand for the banner, which I attached with a glitter brad, and punched butterflies from some of the end pieces), the background is My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing Kraft Unique, and I matted the photo with yellow and pale aqua cardstock,  and used a white paper doily to ground the title.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Punch It Up!

The challenge that the Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge Blog gave us:

Challenge #2: Use those Punches! Border, corner, layered... don't care what you use, but I want to see evidence of Punching on your project.
I chose to use this fun sketch from Artful Delight :
 My page about a night with my girlies for the challenges:

A closer look at my rosette flower (from a 2Peas swap):
Supplies I used ( mostly from my March kit):
2 sheets of Studio Calico Memoir patterned paper, an aqua and white paper scrap that I punched with a Martha Stewart border punch, a piece of white corrugated paper, Jillibean Soup journaling and letter stickers (I coated the yellow ones with Glossy Accents for dimension), Petaloo flowers and leaves, flower rosette from swap.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspired By Pagemaps

I guess it's no secret that I LOVE sketches!! They are such a time saver! And Becky Fleck's PageMaps have been a favorite of mine for a long time now.This layout was made using my March Counterfeit kit, "Country Sunshine", a pinwheel from my mid-march kit, "Catching Fireflies" and sketch that I found on her blog last month.
The sketch:
 My Layout:
The photo I used is my beautiful (almost) 13 year old daughter-gotta love that cheeseball grin!!  Supplies used:
sage green Bazzill Swiss Dots cs, Blush Blossom Stampin Up cs-distressed the edges w/ my TH distress tool, a strip of white rose embossed cs, a leftover piece of Echo Park grid patterned paper from February, MME Follow Your heart hexagons that I hand cut to make a banner, Sew Easy twine, Pebbles rose brad, Pink Paislee and Jillibean soup letter stickers, a journaling tag from the Scrapbook Circle printable in February's "Fifties Style Fun" kit, and a handmade pinwheel that I recieved from a swap.
Thanks for stopping by today-hope you are enjoying a beautiful first day of spring like me! Now, I have to get my butt off of the computer and get some more spring cleaning done!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Basic Grey Sketch Layout

Just a quick post to share a layout that I made for this week's Basic Grey sketch:

Here is my layout, using Basic Grey papers-the background is from the Basics line, and the light blue/white swirl is from the Eskimo Kisses Collection:

 I used up some scraps of dark aqua cardstock, and a few other bits and pieces, such as a wooden button leftover from one of my Christmas kits, and a glittery white snowflake from my January "Cozy Cabin in the Snow" kit.
A Closer look at my mini banners:

Loving all of the new Dear Lizzy stuff!

As you saw from the kit I posted earlier, I have some of the newest Dear Lizzy papers, and I just couldn't wait to use them! I used this sketch from the Paper Variety:

I combined the sketch with the ScrapFIT challenge:

The 'Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..' Workout is here and all you have to do is list out numerically your journaling on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for the new year or the countless reason you love ScrapFIT (Just kidding!). Show us your numbered list!
And the 2 Peas Dear Lizzy Challenge...and I used my newest "Counterfeit" kit, "Catching Fireflies", along with some cardstock from my March and February main kits.

I got a lot of scrapping done today, so expect me to share several more layouts over the next few days!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Mid March Counterfeiting!

When we (the CKCB designers) were asked by Beth and Meridy if we wanted to make a page kit for our fellow counterfeiters to copy, I jumped at the chance!  I was given a theme of "Fun and Games", and I went off on a hunt for a kit to "copy". I was inspired by 2 different kits, "Best. Day. Ever.", by Scrapbook Circle, and the March Paper Posies kit.  I had a few  (3 or 4) of the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan papers that I mixed with a few older papers, from the Girls Paperie, Making Memories, Jillibean Soup, and Prima. I also added in a few embellishments that I got from swaps (the pinwheels and rosettes, and some ancient Making Memories butterflies from my stash, and some fun finds from Tuesday Mornings and Marshalls- the Dear Lizzy Mixtape (from one of her older lines), the stamps, Canvas BG tags, and the Dear Lizzy Thickers. I also printed out several digistamps to color and add as embellishments/use for cards. The only thing I bought specifically for this kit was the smoky platinum sheer ribbon. It wasn't ruffled, so I bought a sheer ribbon with wired edges,and pulled the wire to ruffle it on one side.
*Money Saving Tip: If you just HAVE.TO.HAVE. the newest CHA goodies, do like I do...just pick up a few sheets of your favorite paper and mix it with your older/handmade stash!
If you want some fun polaroid frames and mason jar digi stamps, here are some links to freebies I found on the web:
Mason Jar Digi Stamps
Vintage Mason Jars From the Graphics Fairy
More Vintage Jars from the Graphics Fairy
Polaroid Digi Stamps
Polaroid PNG frames
More Blank Polaroid Frames

We were also asked to choose a sketch and make a page...I chose the sketch, but haven't gotten the page made yet. I'll share the page as soon as I get it finished, I promise!

Here's the sketch from the Paper Variety for you to try if you would like:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mother's Day is coming!

Today I am sharing a fun flowery card that I made for my mom for Mother's Day:

I took the challenge this past weekend from Scrapbook and Cards Today blog, to use this photo for inspiration:

With such pretty colors, I immediately thought of Mother's Day! I am also linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge:
Can you see how I was inspired? This was a great way to use up floating flowers from my stash and several past Counterfeit Kits!

Now, I have a question for you- Do you think I should stamp a sentiment on the outside, or leave it as is and stamp the inside only?

Monday, March 5, 2012

March already?!

How did that happen?! February just flew by for me! Ah well, time marches on! And it's time to counterfeit again! The kit that Beth and Meridy chose for our inspiration this month is from Birds Of A Feather kit co:
I loved it,  and I was inspired to use a bunch of new MME goodies that I just had to order after CHA-and I based my kit around that. I tried to make a small kit-this is about as small as I can make myself go, lol!
 My Counterfeit kit for March, "Country Sunshine"
 A Closer Look At The Papers in My Kit:
Cardstock: 3 sheets light aqua, 1 sheet light yellow, 1 sheet dark yellow, 1 sheet light green Swiss Dots Bazzill, 1 sheet Blush Blossom, 1 sheet medium pink, 1 sheet white rose embossed
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing" Honey Blue,Kraft Unique, Follow Your Heart "Be Happy" Follow, and Honey Pink papers, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" Day, Studio Calico "Memoir" Book Jacket, Heirloom, and Flower Bed, Prima Alla-Prima "Composition"
Embellishments:  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6-Bean Soup Cardstock Stickers, Hambly Screen Prints rub-on Doilies, light green sheer ribbon, sheer white ribbon, aqua grosgrain ribbon, American Crafts Elements large glitter brads, Jillibean Soup Cool Beans, Petaloo velvet cream flowers, some ancient  die cut and embossed navy and green frames from my stash, Studio G aqua glitter glue, a scrap of light aqua velvet ricrac, some stick on pearls and gems, some old journaling cards from My Mind's Eye,  Sew Easy twine, and a couple of white corrugated scraps

Here is the list of designers, be sure to check out their blogs and see their gorgeous kits-I can't wait!

Guest Designer: Mary Buttons

Margie (YOU ARE HERE!)