Monday, January 26, 2015

012715 LOAD215 Blog Hop

 I signed up for October 2010 LOAD, my first of thirteen, at 11pm the night before!
It's probably a good thing that I didn't have any idea what to expect, but it also meant 
I had no time to prepare.  Let me give you a little help :~)

You really won't want trouble at 11:45 pm when you are 
getting your page done just under the deadline, so...
Check adhesive, printer ink & paper supplies.
Install new cutter blades - you will probably wear them out!

Let your family & friends know you may be A.W.O.L. 
this month and ask for their help & cooperation :~)

Commit to daily scrapping for the month.
Commit to at least attempting the prompts.

There are no LOAD police, and ANY pages done beats none, but
 really working to make it happen every day will change your creative life.

Attempting each of the prompts will help broaden your approach 
to how you scrap & plug you into some new creativity.

you are in for the ride of your life!
You will meet a lot of new friends & be inspired by their pages.
You will tell stories that were forgotten.
You will have given yourself the gift of a month of creative play.

You won't love every page you do, but hey! It's only paper & glue.
And the next day? You may just make your most favorite page EVER.

Make sure you take a look at the gallery every day & leave some love for others.
It's so fun to get feedback from others on your pages, too.


Let me know you stopped by!

Friday, January 16, 2015

011615 CKC January Challenge #3

Well, I guess this is why its called "scrap"booking!

No, you won't see those cute little tags on my page today.

Challenge #3: Use negative parts on your page.

I knew as soon as I punched the tags out that this little kraft piece was destined for this challenge. 
It just looks like a banner waiting to happen! A birthday in December seemed the perfect use.
Here's the birthday boy - doesn't get any cuter than this :)

His cupcakes were adorned with his favorite characters right now - the Paw Patrol.

I love when my kit can cough up the perfect paper from the B sides!
The polka dot was just the thing, plus my gold "hooray" word forgery turned out FAB.

So happy with how the scrap banner turned out.
Perfect way to showcase those forged letters!
I stamped the wood veneer #3 with a grid pattern to coordinate with those letters.

Wish I had gotten a photo of the cupcakes but I think this still captures the fun! Time for you to go search through your stash for that negative piece that adds a positive touch to your project :~)

Thanks for peeking in!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

010615 CKC January Challenge #1

 CKC challenge of 2015!

Create a project using a list of at least 10 items.
 2015 will be a series of new things for us, one of which will be getting more time up at the retreat.

I really love this shadow picture of us taken on our first work day. I thought the wood veneer numbers were perfect for this page. SO thrilled that I got right in there with my stitching kit!

It's a little unexpected not to line up my list with the numbers but I really didn't want to obscure the shadow image on the photo. I've used the birch paper under the title as most of the trees are birch, one of our favorite things about our place. This next photo kind of says it all!

It's going to be a BIG year!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

010415 CKC January Tutorials

It's a brand new year, and we are bringing you brand new tutorials at the CKC!
Helping you transform your old scrap stash into trendy takes on new products.

The first thing I wanted to tackle was the American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Stitched "Thrifted" paper.

I thought washi tape would create those slanted stripes perfectly with just a little bit of effort.

What do you think? (I usually like mine better than the original, lol!)

Next up: Jillibean Soup Mini-Die Cut kraft tags

Easy-peasy! Who says I need a Silhouette or a Cameo? (ME!)
I think I'll save that piece on the left - you never know when it may come in handy! (hehe)

Now the transparent printed "Bella Rouge" letters from Pink Paislee.

I looked in my digi stash for a striped patterned paper & made it black & white.
I cropped & printed it 8-1/2" by 11" on transparency paper, 
then started over but rotated it 90* first.
I will use my Sizzix "Funky Brush" dies to cut out the letters!

Like so!

What should have been the easiest forgery turned out to be the toughest.
The B side of the Heidi Swapp/September Skies "Afternoon Breeze" paper.

I had this stencil & the perfect colors of paint...

Epic fail! It was sloppy & ugly - Plan B - mist.
Second section I forgot to cover the first section - overspray...
Then I just flipped the stencil to get rid of the excess mist on the paper. Ugh.

Next try? Colored pencils...

Just not the look I wanted.
BUT! When I cleaned the mist off the stencil with a baby wipe?
I got these pretties! They went right into my kit when dry :~)

So! Pick your absolutely favorite thing in the inspiration kit & go for it!
We have a great library of past tutorials to browse through & be inspired.

Let me know you stopped by :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

010115 CKC January Kit Reveal

I'm hoping you are reading this in your pajamas 
no earlier than 2 pm on January 1st, after a leisurely 
delicious brunch with your favorite people. 
(Oh, and someone else is doing the dishes!)

After a month off from making a counterfeit kit you are, of
course, awaiting this reveal with great anticipation & delight :~)

Hip Kit Club December main kit
Hip Kit Club December Embellishment kit

Icy cool & glittery gold...
let's see what's in the Magic Blue Box!

Here are the papers from our inspiration kit:

Here's my take.
I've arranged my counterfeits with the B side papers below the larger image of the A sides.

I couldn't resist subbing in the gorgeous feather paper for the main floral.
Both have a watercolor look to them.
The floral had a more peachy tone but I went more on the pinky side.
The original was also more subtly patterned overall than
most of my stash so my choices were a bit bolder.

I've kept things a little more manageable so far this year, lol.
The paper on the right with the images in the little squares will be cut
into as needed instead of stickers & embelli packs as in the inspiration kit.

My plan for the photocopy of these is to use the gold pen on transparency paper to trace
whichever word(s) I need this month. I will then fussy-cut them for my page.

Here's my version of American Craft's 
Amy Tan alphabet embroidery stencil kit

Evalicious Photo Shoot wood veneer counterfeit.
I plan to stamp my own sentiment on the banner piece.

Don't forget to return on the 4th for our little freebie mini-class
of tutorials on how our amazingly creative Design Team
made some of the elements in our counterfeit kits. I feel like this is
one of the biggest perks you get from the CKC - new ways to make
that old, tired stash stand up & be counted as trendy!

Don't miss one stop on this kit reveal hop: