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28 August 2016

Let’s Take A Stroll . . . Down Memory Lane

Let’s Take A Stroll  -  a layout for The Studio Challenges




Start: Today’s challenge at The Studio Challenges is to use this mood board – pink loves teal.

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Style: It was easy to know that I was going to do a girlie page, and the photos I found of my daughter when she was young had quite a bit of teal in them from her stroller.  I chose the Adornit paper with tiny pink flower clusters and a smidgen of teal for my main paper.  I matted the photos and sort of tucked them into the center of the layout.  I then created a banner below them, reminiscent of the crossbars you see on strollers that have toys for the kiddos to enjoy.

I enjoyed sprinkling the page with little bits, and then I made my own flair by circle punching another photo from this day and covering it with glossy accents.  It’s not perfect because it has some tiny air bubbles in it, but it is cute just the same.

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Stash: My August Counterfeit Challenge kit – most notably the background paper by Creative Imaginations, the floral and dots are by Adornit. the banner from American Crafts and the lined pattern is by Crate Paper. The resin flowers, vellum die-cuts and sequins are from Mimosa, the alphabets are both Thickers and the ribbon and miscellaneous doodads are from my stash.

If you are in the mood for more pink and teal, head over to The Studio Challenges to see what the rest of the team has done.  Me, I think I might take a stroll.

26 August 2016

Paper Players!

MVP-Ps@CKC

That is shorthand for: Most Valuable Paper – Players at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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Start: Isn’t it obvious that I wanted to use those adorable flair that Lisa sent me?

Style: I created a collage in Picasa of the team members from their CKC blog profile pictures and printed it out 7 x 5.  I started with a floral paper, but it did not seem to work well with the geometric shapes of my base, and the grid look of the collage, so I switched to other patterns.  Then I just had fun playing with some items from this month’s kit and some leftovers from prior month’s kits which I had been tossing into a bowl on the desk. 

These gals are so amazing that I was tempted to really sprinkle on the sequins, but I refrained.

Stash: My counterfeit kit, naturally.  In detail:  the background paper is Teresa Collins (My Name Is collection), the others are scraps of Amy Tangerine (Ready, Set, Go collection), the Thickers are called Sketchbook and the pink alpha is by Pink Paislee (Holly Doodle). Washi tapes by Becky Higgins (Dot) and Stampin Up (x’s).


I am lucky to call Jemma, Lisa, Lynnette, Leslie, Kelly, Clair, Margie, Julene, Susan and Stephanie my friends as well as my teammates.  All of that applies, plus I am especially grateful to Bethany for having invited me to the team in the first place, and asking me back after I had taken an hiatus of more than a year.  You ladies rock paper, scissors and everything else!

24 August 2016

Sweet Baby Moment

Wow, has August just zipped by or what?

I have been seeing lots of adorable baby pictures lately, some family, some not, all adorable.  But none so adorable TO ME as my two babies, who aren’t babies any more. Here’s my youngest when she was very youngest.

Sweet Baby Moment – a Stuck?! Sketches layout with counterfeit kit supplies

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Sketch: stucksketch815

I really liked the Stuck?! sketch from the August 15 challenge.

Style: I started by making a frame of Teresa Collins’ paper that says LOVE THIS (heart) over and over again.  Then I built upon it with several layers of paper and added my clusters.  The “sweet baby “ rub-ons from Making Memories were added to another Teresa Collins paper scrap of a Polaroid frame and also as part of my title in the top right.  The title was filled out with a Heidi Swapp chipboard word and a few other do-dads. The adorable cork bow from my kit just had to be in the cluster that falls in my daughter’s line of sight.

Stash: This is primarily from my August 2016 Counterfeit Challenge kit, with the addition of the Heidi Swapp chipboard, the rub-ons and the turquoise floss.

With just a week left in August, I hope to squeeze one more layout out of my kit, and then start on something new.  What will you scrap in this last week?

22 August 2016

Memorandum Monday–Back to School Edition

Well, college girl starts classes today and I miss her already.  And when we dropped her off last Wednesday we forgot to take pictures.  I remembered as soon as we were on the road home and texted her to send me some of the room when she got done, and she did.  She just forgot to put herself in any of the shots.

So as I am typing this regretting that I don’t have a picture to share, my phone clicks.  She has messaged me with first day of school pictures at 6:25 in the morning. (Well, she is in an earlier time zone – 7:25 there.)  And she gave me permission to share.


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So here you go.  And whatever else I had planned for this post is forgotten.

PS  My accidentally hitting the wrong button on the phone to get the screenshot nicely hid her phone number.  But I have not quite mastered getting a longer strip of conversation captured in a single shot yet.  And of course, that alone is enough to make me weepy,  right? Never mind the fact that she sent me pictures of the first day of school without any prompting.

Let’s not tell college girl I cut the Memorandum short to find a box of Kleenex.

Now go see what Sian @FromHighInTheSky and our bloggy friends are doing today.

20 August 2016

Snaps & Snippets Scrapbook Kit Construction Checklist

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In this post here, I told you that in my etcetera basket was a checklist for constructing a scrapbook kit.  In case you might be interested, here it is:
  • CARDSTOCK
  • PATTERNED PAPER
  • SPECIALITY PAPERS (VELLUM, HANDMADE, GLITTER, TRANSPARENCIES)
  • ALPHABETS (CHIPBOARD OR STICKERS, VARIOUS SIZES)
  • DIECUTS, CHIPBOARD SHAPES
  • FRAMES, BORDERS
  • POCKETS, TAGS
  • JOURNAL CARDS AND SPOTS (INCLUDING PL SIZE)
  • RIBBON, TWINE, FLOSS, WASHI TAPE
  • BUTTONS, FLAIR, BADGES, BRADS
  • EPOXY/ENAMEL/PLASTIC SHAPES,
  • STICKPINS, FLAGS
  • FLOWERS
  • BRADS, EYELETS
  • GEMS, PEARLS , CABOCHONS
  • WOOD, CORK
  • CLOTH, CANVAS
  • METAL FIXINGS, CLIPS
  • MIST, PAINT, INK
  • CHALK, GELATOS
  • STAMPS
  • PUNCHES, DIE-CUTTING TEMPLATES
  • EMBOSSING FOLDERS
I don't necessarily include all these items, I just want to make sure I consider including them.

What have I forgotten?  What would you add?