April 29, 2013

April Counterfeit Kit + ScrapbookSteals Amber series

Phew.....the past 2 days have been so very busy at my house. Mini Me is camped out in my room with me while her bedroom is getting a complete makeover (can you say excited??). Mom will be thrilled when MM goes back into her room lol. Dad will be home this week so the crunch is on. Guess what can be accomplished while paint is drying? You guessed it, paper playtime for mom. Multi - tasking was my middle name I tell you.....paint the wall, wash the dishes....while paint and dishes are drying, complete some Amber sketches for the scrapbooksteals blog using my April counterfeit kit. Win, win no matter what way you look at it.

Well enough gabbing and on to the layouts.

April 21, 2013

April Counterfeit Kit

Well I finally managed to take a pic of my April kit. I haven't found time to do any papercrafting though, sadly. We had a heritage fair project due (she's going to regionals yay!!). Then hubs took a job on the other side of the country so we had to get him ready. Throw in an Ice Show and the month is almost gone. Here is the pic of my kit.....I had hoped to dive into it this weekend but a nasty flu caught up with me.

Never fear......I will persevere. The month is not over yet,  right? 

Here's hoping that this post is 'normal'....first time I'm trying it from my phone. 

April 19, 2013

Organization......it speaks to my inner self!!

I am constantly organizing.....like constantly. I organize items a certain way and it will work for maybe 6 months then another idea will pop into my head. I have a miniscule scrappy area and while I am thrilled to have somewhere to put all my stuff, it is a constant challenge to keep it neat and tidy. Being a hoarder does NOT help but I am working on that lol.

The current challenge at The Paperie Blog here in Newfoundland is to share an organizing tip/idea. I'm all over that one like bees on honey....I'm like the organizing queen. Well, maybe a little haha. I find organizing is good to see what you have too. I'm sure most of us have so much stuff that the older stuff gets tucked away under the new, or it's just too perfect to use. When I organize I ALWAYS find something that sparks an idea. Are y'all like that too?

This is how I store my ribbons now. The 'before' before  was all the ribbons stowed in a drawer. Then I saw an idea somewhere online to wrap them all around paper towel rolls. That worked great but then I really had too many ribbons and it just was not working for me anymore. And I wanted that drawer for my punches. Sooooo. I bought some jumbo popsicle sticks and wrapped them. I already had the basket and I like this more. I can see them all and only take the one....or two, or three that I want. I also donated a bunch to my mom and the local girls group leader.

Notice the can of Diet Pepsi on the table? I'm trying really hard to give it up but that first sip is like a fix man......it could be worse I guess right? Someday I will take a pic of my scrappy space and share it. I've only just had another lightbulb moment again and want to change up my whole workspace. I currently use my old desk from when I was a teen but just decided that I now want built - ins......hubby, guess what......

Happy organizing everyone.

April 8, 2013

MCS Sketch - March

I knew I had done a layout for the monthly sketch at My Creative Sketches but forgot about it on my camera. Now MM has an Ice Show tonight and I found it when checking the camera battery (we're good to go on that, phew).

I love the sketches there and find that most of the time they 'speak' to me....making the time to follow through - doesn't always happen.

And the great news is, I used supplies from my March Counterfeit Kit. I'm almost done putting my April kit together. Still have supplies in March, but I plan to use them up with more layouts and some cards.

I still haven't completed my ATC's.....I'm such a slacker. Hoping to get them done this weekend after hubs leaves for work (gone for 3 weeks *sniff, sniff*). I was a whole month just trying to find a direction. Then when I found it, I completed them all to 90%. Just some finishing touches now and they are off.

April 3, 2013

More layouts from my March CKCB kit....

Well we are into April now and I've started preparing my April kit following along with Counterfeit Kit Club as per last month. I did get a few more layouts done and still have almost half my kit left. Not to worry I have it bagged and labeled and will keep using it.

This is DQ's grade 9 grad. I've scrapped it before with paper she chose (to go in her book) but I wanted the memories in our book as well. The shoes are a big deal cause she just HAD to have them.....I bought her a pair of flats and blinged them out with pink glitter "just in case". Let's just say these awesome white heels with the animal print soles were a fabulous photo prop.....isn't she just gorgeous though?? *sigh*

I seemed to do a lot of layouts focusing on DQ last month...fingers crossed that MM is the focus in April. Bronwyn has a habit of 'borrowing' my camera in the middle of the night when she gets bored (she should be sleeping but we all know what it's like to be a teenager, eh?). I love the surprise of finding candid shots of her. This is the 2nd photo shoot I've done a layout for with DQ, and I've done one of MM as well. I'm loving pink / grey now......
Stay tuned for a reveal of my April kit in the next few days. I'll have a final tally of my March kit layouts as well.

April 1, 2013

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