Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Counterfeit Kit Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog

The April Inspiration kit from Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is Cocoa Daisy's February "Ashton Court"


Love the mix of light to darker colors but I couldn't decide on which way to go so I've included both in my April Kit - Glorious Garden.

The first of papers is from the ColorBox Collections - Mint Julep and Deliliah

I've add ribbon flowers, a few metal pieces, buttons and some die cuts as embellishments.

My second set of papers brings in the reds and darker blues. I've included some shaped papers that I'm determined to get out of my stash this month.

Bella Blvd - Christmas Wished "Candlelight"; Creative Imaginations - Flourishes Poppy; DCWV - Photo Reel; Jenny Bowlin - Red Circle Flower, Red Wallpaper and Oilcloth; TPC Studio - Boho Blooms "Lemon Love" and "Pink Passion Flourish"; Little Yellow Bicycle - Decorative Edge Cardstock; Recollections - Red Denim Love; Bella Blvd - Socialite " Dance Circle"; the Girls Paperie - Jubilee; Pop Culture - Lava Lamp and a partial sheet of NRN - Glorious Garden.

For the embellishments I have some chipboard, ribbon, buttons, stamped images and stickers that have been in my stash for a very long time.

I will be adding cardstock, stamps, some Cricut or Silhouette cuts to the mix later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

100 Pattern Paper Challenge

I finally joined the 100 Pattern Paper Challenge Facebook group. I have a few sheets of pattern paper that I would like to get used up. Some are full sheets some are scraps. It's kind of like spring cleaning only using your scrapbook supplies. I didn't pull a full 100 at this time but I have a total of 52 sheets of pattern paper.

 The April Challenge for the group is to use 25 sheets of Kraft Cardstock. I'm pretty sure I can do that.  I tend to scrapbook double page layouts for the three of us which is 4 double page layouts a piece plus one extra page.

Here is a close up of all the pages sets.

Page Set 1: 4 pattern papers

Amy Tangerine - Stitched (Map Paper); My Minds Eye - She did it; The Paper Studio - Tattered and Worn Stack; DCWV - The Everything Stack; 3x4 journaling cards; plastic flowers; labels.

Page Set 2: 4 pattern papers

Kraft cardstock; October Afternoon - Seaside "Board Walk"; DCWV - Gray, Red, Tan and Yellow cardstock; Paper Studio - Tattered and Worn; DCWV - Corrugated cardstock an Unknown orange; and gray seam binding.
Page Set 3: 6 pattern papers

Is a scraps from the Jen Hatfield - Home Made "the Best of" paper pad' The Paper Studio -Tattered and Worn; White and blue cardstock; doily pieces dog cuts from the Cricut; and a few hand cut frames I though I could use as journaling spots.

Page Set 4: Part 1 - 7 pattern papers

I'm not positive where all of these came from but I think the full sheets are from the Four Seasons Stack and the pieces are from The Slab Stack. I've also included a couple of pieces of green and kraft card stock and olive green seam binding.

Page Set 4 Part 2: - 7 pattern papers

I have not included any cardstock but will add that when I use this set.

Page Set 5: 2 pattern papers

DCWV - The Ultimate Premium Stack

Page Set 6: 8 pattern papers

Is another set of papers from the Jen Hatfield - Home Made "The Best Of" Collection. Most of these are scraps but there are a few 12x12 pieces of paper, 2 sheets of cut aparts. I'll be adding cardstock to this set also.

Page Set 7: 10 pattern papers

I've pulled more paper from The Slab and Four Seasons paper pads

Page Set 8: 4 pattern papers

Is a left over kit from the Paper Studio. I used a few of the sheets and maybe a sticker or two but there is still a lot left.

I didn't take the time add embellishments to most of the page kits, so I'll add that as I go along with cardstock. I just can't seem to scrap a page with it. I always print the monthly Page Maps and have a few sketches saved on Pinterest I'll reference for inspiration.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Sympathy Card

Well I pulled out my March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's to make another Sympathy Card. I used the Stampin' Up Set - Elements of Style and the Misti.

 I cut the main piece a little bit smaller than my card base.  I made a mask of the bird and lined up two stamps along with the two dies. I used tracing paper to help line up the flower and branch stamp as it is all one piece until I had the placement I liked.

Once I got the placement correct I stamped the bird and used the mask in the next step. I stamped the flowers and branches several times. I am using markers to color the stamp so it took several times to get the colors where I wanted them.

After everything was dry, I lined up the stitch rectangle dies and put it through my Cuttlebug.  (I messed up here on the first one and had to start over as the die didn't cut all the way through so I had to start over.)

The outside panel is adhered directly to the front of my card base, I pop up the next one and the last panel is again adhered direct to the front of my card base.

Thanks for stopping by.

March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's
Markers: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Elements of Style
Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Dies
Misc.: Adhesive, Cuttlebug, foam tape, and Misti.

March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's
 - 12x12 Layouts
 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Cards

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog has used the February Hip Kit for their inspiration. 

The Main Kit:

The Embellishment Kit:

The Project Life Kit:

Color Kit:

Now for my March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's

I knew I had paper with butterflies on it and that was the first thing I was looking for. Last year I pulled them out and did not use them, this year they are back and I'm determined to get them out of my stash.

Pink Paislee - Botanical Gardens - Butterfly Wing, Nature Sanctuary, Dragonflies, Dew Drops and Botanical Garden

The second set of paper are from several designers. Another Butterfly paper that I've had for quite a while along with the Anna Griffin Flower paper.

Bo Bunny- Gabrielle Flight: My Mind's Eye - Fiddlesticks "Lucky Tapestry; Anna Griffin - unknown name; The Paper Studio - Cranberry Shimmer cardstock

My third set of papers is leftovers from one collection .The top sheet is a cut a apart and I'm undecided if I will use the backside or the front.  For the time being it is staying as is.

American Crafts - Maggie Holmes "Styleboard"

For the embellishemnts - I've included  Rub On, stamps, chipboard, glitter clothespins, glitter, embossing powder, dies and stencils, prima flowers, ribbon lace and twine.

Maya Road Birds with Cages chipboard - The Pink Paislee - Botanical Gardens - Butterfly Wing paper had a butterfly and a bird cage
Horizon - Mini Glitter Wood Clips
Glitter: Recollections - Raspberry, Blanc Rose, Copper and Champagne
Embossing Powder: Recollection - unknown names
Rub ons: Crate Paper- Mia Collection
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Elemets of Style, Nature Walk, Clearly for You; Studio g: Talk Blarney to me and Party Like the Irish; Fancy Pants Designs - All Fall
Die: Sizzix Flower Branches and Leaves
Stencils: Unknown maker - Woodgrain, Heidi Swapp- Lattice Stencil and Bird on Branch and Diamond Pattern Stencil Set.
Flowers - I have a collection of Prima and silk and unknown flowers.

I'm again carrying forward my left over pieces from the February Kit - Going Big.
I have a few larger butterfly stamps and dies and a few camera stamps I did not pull out by may later.
I didn't pull any ink or paint and will do that later. I will also pull out cardstock as needed. I have a few Silhouette files I would like to use this month (that's only if the Silhouette is playing nice - it's a hit or miss thing).

Hop on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to get caught up on what is happening - I've even missed the Forgeries on the Fourth.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cards from February Counterfeit Kit - Go Big

I used my February Counterfeit Kit - Go Big and the February 2017 Unity Stamps Co Kit of the Month {unexpected places} for a few more cards.

Card #1 - is the coffee stamp. I stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder then used the distress ink and a sheet of plastic to color the image. I stamped again a small portion of the stamp again, cut out the coffee cup and colored it in. I matted everything in black cardstock.

Card #2 - used the large medallion stamp. I stamped and used clear embossing powder, the shaded lilac distress ink and Lemon Zest Glimmer mist, then cut it out. There is a piece of yellow sheer ribbon behind the medallion.

Card #3 -  is the small medallion stamp. I stamped it on a piece of Amy Tan paper then embossed it.  I used a stitched die to cut it out, wrapped embroidery floss around one side and put it at an angle.  The inside has the same paper but just a small strip of it on the matt.

Card #4 used the butterfly stamp. I stamped and embossed the butterfly then fuzzy cut it out. I did the messy ink technique again on the tag and doily. A little bit of ric rack to finish it off.

Card #5 - uses the Angie Girl that is included in the stamp set.  I used the piece of doily from the above card on this one and the ric rac.

Card #6 - is the glob stamp. I did not emboss this one, I had stamped it a week before I colored it in.
I used gelatos on this one. Instead of lining my journaling mat I made a couple of flag out of the pattern paper.

Card #7 - is another large medallion. I just used the distress ink to kind of color in the medallion. I used stickles on each of the circle points.

Card #8 is of the Unity Girl again. She is colored in markers and matted on brown cardstock I added a little of blue ribbon and made a bow out of embroidery yarn.

Card # 9 is the cup cake stamp. Its is so cute.  I did emboss this one with clear embossing powder. The twine is wrapped twice and the bow is using three strands.

Cards 10 - 12 are using the January 2017 Kit of the Month {when you smile}.  Card 10 is the Unity Girl. I colored her to match the yellow pattern cardstock.

Card 11 used the Amy Tan paper. The flower border is the registration strip, to make the paper fit my card base  I left it on. A little bit of embroider floss is wrapped around the base. I made a tag out of the sentiment and tied a bow.

Card #12 if the String of Lights. I just colored them in with markers and used a wink of stella brush pin to give them shine.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big; Cardstock: black, tan white and yellow
Glimmer Mist- Lemon Zest
Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month - February 2017 {unexpected places} and January 2017 {when you smile}. 
Inks: distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, spun sugar, broken china, gathered twigs, brushed corduroy
Ribbon - Various unknown pieces
Markers - Bic Marks it, Sharpies
Stickles: Golden Rod, Lavender and Crystal
Misc.: adhesive, foam tap, Misti, Wink Of Stella Brush  and zits

February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
9 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
12 - cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags