Friday, September 30, 2016

100116 October Archi-scraps Challenge

Things are a bit "tangled" at Archi-scraps this month...


that is!

 Here is my attempt:

I have always loved to doodle & decided to use my photo as the starting point.
I used inspiration from Pinterest for ideas for the details.
I wanted to be sure & leave a good bit of white space as my photo was light & bright.

Hope you have fun with this one this month. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

090616 CKC September Challenge #1

CKC Challenge #1 
"Sketches are a great way to speed up the scrapbook process, or at least take one decision out of the scrapbooking process. Margie's favorite sketches are by Shimelle, so the challenge is to use a Shimelle sketch for your project You can use any sketch from this link, but please share which one you used with us!"

I chose Sketch 34. All that white space could possibly give me the option of a fun background paper.

Now what story do I want to tell?
Actually, I really loved the page by Corrie Jones shown in the post...

...and since my theme this month is counterfeit counterfeiting I've done a scraplift!

Addie was the perfect birthday princess :)

I fussy-cut "hello" from a card that came from Jeana in the kit. The background paper is the light pink solid (red on the reverse) & I left the scallop branding strip on as a border at the bottom. Three vellum circles help you eye move around the page. I tried my hole punch confetti again instead of mist splats, some tiny ones from the red on the back side.

 There are always really fun & cute stamp sets in the FJ kit! I've accented the vellum circle (above) plus the hello tag below & the cute column of tiny hearts. I substituted staples for the stitching. (You can see the pinkish hue of the darker red from the reverse side reflecting off of my backdrop around the edge.)

There will certainly be more birthday layouts this month as the kit is perfect for it!
Now get to work on Challenge #1 (wink-wink)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

090116 September CKC Kit Reveal

Over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month
we are using the August Felicity Jane "Maggie" kit for inspiration.

But first let me welcome our Guest Designer, Nicole Mackin!
Nicole is a member of the Get It Scrapped Creative Team & has
 a wonderful library of YouTube videos for your inspiration.

Here is the inspiration kit:

Now let's see what's in the Magic Blue Box!


Join me for a mystery...

*Click HERE to begin soundtrack in new tab,
then return to continue reading the blog post.
(I am sure there is a more tech-savvy way to do this but life is short...)

Leslie, a member of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger team, 
was eagerly awaiting the September inspiration kit assignment...

When the reveal email came, she gasped...
the exclusive kit WAS ONE THAT SHE SUBSCRIBES TO!!!

A dastardly plan began to form in her mind...

Within days, the kit arrived at the doorstep.

She furtively brought it inside & now presents it 
as her September counterfeit kit,named

"Incognito - The Counterfeit Counterfeit"

 Stay tuned, for there is MURDER afoot!

I don't believe I could go any rogue-er than this!
Now, all of you know that I absolutely delight in the counterfeiting aspect of CKC : )
BUT I make no apologies for my fake forgery!

Every month I get one of these lovely kits, but have yet to use more than an alpha set, 
embelli, or the occassional piece of patterned paper. This month I have set myself the
challenge of working exclusively with this kit. And in the end?



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You don't want to miss any of the fun, so be sure to visit every reveal on the hop!
Guest DT Nicole
Thanks for stopping by!