Saturday, August 10, 2019

081019 Vacation Mini-book

I always look for postcards 
My album came from Family Dollar & it's a bit of an odd page size,  so I've fashioned my own from letter size cardstock. Each has a flap which creates a full landscape page. You'll see!

This little mini is all about the photos & ephemera of our brief trip to Missouri.

I'm too uncoordinated to manage a video flip through so here's an old-school version:

Dinner on our first leg of the trip - Chicago style hot dogs - a new fave.

I saved the paper hats!

We had a FANTASTIC (Caverns) and...

INCREDIBLE (Pizza) day!

Best. Patterned. Paper. Ever.

Oops! Need to journal about our day in St. Louis.

My daughter takes amazing cellphone photos!


Had all my stuff organized & printed so this came together really quickly.

Hope you've enjoyed your summer!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

080119 Archiscraps August Challenge

Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, Tennessee
Incredible building!
Our Archi-scraps August challenge?
Be inspired by music.

My off-the-page entry comes from Finnabair's class that alters an LP!
Mine doesn't end up with her signature style but I'm happy with it as a tribute to my dear departed Aunie (on the right in this circa 1940s photo.)

Her love of classical music & movie scores formed the background of my childhood.  In fact, this project was crafted on one of her record albums. I purchased a modern day Victrola to play her collection & am enjoying her playlist once again.

 I used modeling paste with stencils to create the lacy background & the stylized rose.

I have even included a piece of her needlework. The postcard can be unclipped to read the journaling on the back & serves to represent her career as a congressional secretary. I finished the edge with an almost defunct metallic gold pen.

Love & miss you, Aunie...

Can't wait to see how you are inspired by our Archi-scraps musical building this month!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

072319 Just for Fun Scrappy Roundup

A quick gallery of scrappiness of late...

Wanted to play with some of that cute skinny washi tape!

Little ballerina - plus successful PS background fix.

Used a July 2019 page map & my CKC July kit

Summer fun

Family 4th

Found in my studio - throwback photos & products, scrapped!

First haircut <3

Stick It Down July Sketch

That catches me up for now!

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

071819 CKC July Challenge #2

Challenge #2 - Sketch

As usual, I upended the sketch...

...and rearranged a bit...

I used the frames from my kit instead of the vertical strip of paper behind the photos. My title is in the general vicinity & incorporates the doily motif. My subtitle stands in for the small element in the bottom left corner, and I'm counting the butterfly as a replacement for the flower cluster.

I layered up my title block with some of the papers from my patterned paper forgery this month to show off another of those fab chipboard pieces.

I machine-stitched the butterfly body & antennae, plus added some gold elements to bring the title block over to the other side of the page per some excellent scrap counseling with my kindred spirit.

The extra scallop accents framing the main photo is the branding strip from the background plaid paper. I stitched those pesky little alphas down to keep from finding them at the bottom of my page protector! They are from an old Basic Grey set.

A fun page to make as I L-O-V-E using a good sketch!

Can't wait to see how you are inspired with this challenge. Post at one of our venues:
or share them on Instagram - we are @counterfeitkitchallenge -
tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2019.

Be sure to keep working on killing your kit before the August reveal!

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