March 26, 2013

Random layouts that I wanted to share

I was looking back through my posts and realized that I didn't post a few layouts. Here they are:

My first attempt at the whole 'flower' thing. I cut into the background papers and tucked the photo/mat into it for a fitted look. Loving that bling - I think it's Zva but not sure.

Using the Close To My Heart 'La Belle Vie' papers and stickers. Sooo pretty...

This was for an online challenge in a Facebook group - monochromatic white.
I love this layout. I love the photo's and the colours and the "sunshiny-ness" of it.

Thanks for stopping by.....I'm still using up my Counterfeit Kit. I have 3 more layouts done and will post at the end of the month. My ATC for a FB group challenge is almost due....I'm such a procrastinator.....*sigh*

March 25, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Member Blog Hop for March 2013!

(I apologise for the wonkiness of my post - blogger was NOT being tech-friendly with me)

Welcome to my stop on the CKCB Members' Blog Hop!!!
I'm so, so excited as this was my first time making a kit AND I was chosen to participate in the blog hop.....yay me :) I have to say I'm sooo glad that I made a kit this month. I found it easier to start layout's as my paper was kinda chosen based on colours, and I already had alpha's and embellies in there too. And the best part is I am BASHING MY STASH!!! I also liked that it forced me to mix up my collections which I was kinda nervous of. The result is that my layout's look a little different and so far I love them ALL. Try it yourself next month..really. You should have come here from Rebecca's blog. If you didn't check the list below to start at the beginning.

This month's challenge was to use only photo's, no journalling. Not a real problem for me 'cause I don't really enjoy 'journalling' per se....I can manage to note the location, date, etc. but I've not been real great about putting my thoughts onto paper. I feel kinda vulnerable...wierd eh? I have already posted a few layouts that I made earlier in the month using my kit. My plan is to use the whole thing up before the month is out - even to making cards out of the scraps.....check back on the 1st of April to see if I met my own challenge.
Anywho, this is a layout that I saved just in case I was chosen for the hop. I created it during a crop a couple of weeks ago using my CKC March Kit. I really love this photo of my MM (mini-me) taken a few years ago when my mom, myself, and MM visited family a few hours away to attend a wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed not only the wedding, but the little side trips as well. This photo was taken in Brigus, NL....if you have never visited the gorgeous province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada you don't know what you're missing. You need to vacation here, by....
The background paper is MME, and the tag is one I made during a crop almost a year ago that my good friend Rhea hosted. I am still trying to explore a little mixed media / messiness. Stay tuned for some Twinchies and an ATC I have in the works.

Thanks for stopping by; now you should hop on over to Lisa's blog.

Here is the full blog hop list in case you get lost  - just click on the first link to head over to CKCB to find your way back onto the hop.
Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know you were here....and happy hopping!

March 15, 2013

Did you say blog hop??

Make sure you check back here on the 25th of this month.......You'll see more of my counterfeit kit put to use *wink, wink*

March 12, 2013

Amber #3 - Like Father, Like Son

This layout is the start of a new project for capture hubby's and my childhood. His mother gave me a big pile of photo's from when he was little, as well as all of the school photo's.

I love how this page turned out - I wouldn't change a thing. And I'm still going strong with my Counterfeit Kit :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Layout #3 from "the crop" - Rawr!

Here's another single page that I created using my CKC March kit - it was so easy with the colours being the base of the kit. I really found it liberating to mix up the different collections.

 Again, this is DQ when she was just a little squirt! She's been a charmer since day one. I LOVE that tag from MME and pretty much planned the layout around it.

Layout #2 from 'the Crop' - You & Me

Another layout I created using my Counterfeit Kit......

I used the March sketch from Once Upon a Sketch for this layout of my DQ when she was just a wee one. She is 16 now and I often miss those days of cuddles. I used my Tim Holtz background stamp on this one and my (new to me) Sew Easy. I could see myself getting addicted to that thing lol. The background is really old MME (like from 2009) and the 'you & me' sticker is old FP I think.

Entering this layout here:

Challenge Me Happy blog - Anything Goes

Counterfeit Kit - March 2013......Neopolitan

I am sooo excited about creating my first (of many) Counterfeit Kit for March. I went to a crop on the 9th and popped out 5 layouts in no time just using that kit. It took time to put it together but it is so worth it to be bashing my stash and mixing up my collections. I'll space out the layouts over the next few posts but I'll show you one now, and a pic of my Counterfeit Kit. If you wanna play along, check it out here.

So here's a pic of my counterfeit kit:

And here's a pic of the original kit which can be found here.

And here's a layout that I created using my kit:

Hope you play along, They also have challenges during the month at CKC to help you use up your kit, and they have a little blog hop at the end of the month. What are ya waiting for? Come on!!

I'm also submitting this layout for the following challenges:

My Mind's Eye blog - Use MME die cuts
PageMaps blog - Use the posted sketch
Challenge Me Happy - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Use Green
Paper Playtime - Anything goes

March 4, 2013

Winner!! Winner!! Winner!!

I just asked my co - worker to pick a number for my winner and he chose lucky #7.....(Everyone say a big thanks to "G" for playing the part of Vanna, lol).

Lucky # 7 is Darlene.......please send your mailing address to me and I will get your prize out to you this week.

Thanks everyone for playing along, I am so pleased that all of you dropped by. Hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop, and remember....there's still time to enter your project over here.

March 1, 2013

First 'Evah' Crop Circles Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Crop Circles blog hop!! We are a group of ladies who share ideas and inspiration on all kinds of scrappy projects. Most of us are either Newfoundlanders or have a link to the island. We thought we'd share some inspiration with you!! We decided to use the sketch on sketchbook365 to showcase our many different styles. Please leave some love for the bloggers along the way. For every comment you leave your name will be entered to win a Stampin' Up bundle valued at $75. You have until end of day March 3rd (my 40th birthday yeehaw!!) to post comments for a chance at that fabulous prize.

You should have arrived here from Darlene's blog. If not, check out the list below to take part in the entire hop.

Cheryl Ashworth (with Shar Strahan & Brande Strahan)
Rhea Skomorowski (with Natasha Connolly)
Corina Thorne  < ~~ That's moi
Cathy Caines (with Rexene Lockyer)
Here is the sketch we took inspiration from:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I decided to use up (some of) what's left of a K & Company paper pack as I liked the pinks in it. You'll see some Authentique as well in the bingo card. And old Fancy Pants (I think) in the title sticker. The blue paper is also FB. I have already scrapped this pic for MM's album but I like it so much I'm going to do it for "my" album too. Have you ever done that? Liked a pic so much you use it more than once?  I'm still going strong with using up my stash - even though I just received some new MME papers and I'm dying to use them lol. I've been weeding out the extra's and passing them along to a good friend who is just starting to scrapbook.

As the hop closes on my 40th birthday I thought I would offer a little blog candy to a random visitor. Make sure you check back on March 4th in case you win. I am willing to ship to the Canada/US only (sorry). If you would like a chance to win my little prize, please become a follower and let me know in the comments below. If you want a second chance, share my blog via social media, either twitter / pinterest / your blog / facebook, then come back and let me know in another comment.

I may add a few more things to it.....we'll see :)

So now you should be heading over to Sara's blog. Hope this encourages you to participate in the sketch challenge over at sketchbook365. The challenge there closes on March 15th so you still have loads of time.....what are ya waiting for?

Thanks for stopping by, and happy scrapping :)

I'm also linking this layout to the following sites:

The Pink Elephant Challenge #TPE188 "Anything goes"
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog "Use Washi"
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes"