Friday, January 18, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1

Hi everyone,
Hope your month's perking along famously!
As you know, I've been following and playing along at the CKC Blog this month. Their Challenge #1 was to use a 3-word title, 3 embellies and 3 patterned papers.
I did this- and here's the layout I created for the Challenge!
I called it "Happy Smiley Boy." It was so much fun to do this clean, simple LO!
I was able to use up some older supplies (THREE large scraps of patterned papers from 2007-8), a piece of burlap that I recycled, and some ribbon that I had misplaced, & which had found its' way back to me!
I put this on a background of Close To My Heart cardstock in "Chocolate" and used CTMH Dutch Blue CS to accent the journaling block. A touch of CTMH Twilight ink around that same block, and presto!
I LOVE it!
I used Arial as the font for the journaling. I admit that I use that one a LOT: it's my favorite font for clean and simple LOs.

The journaling reads:  

Noah, you are such a happy person!
You enjoy life.
You smile a lot.
It’s easy to make you laugh, and even easier to make you giggle. J
It makes us, your family, feel good to know that despite the challenges life has thrown at you, you are content.

We love you, happy, smiley boy! 

Photo: Spring 2012
Journaling by Mom: January 2013 

"Happy Smiley Boy"
created for CKC Blog Challenge #1
Layout #4 in 2013
My 3 word title was:
"Happy Smiley Boy"  
My 3 patterned papers were: 
‘Spiffy Mustache’ from Echo Park  “Times and Seasons” Collection
‘Chipper’ jov-129 3 Bugs in a Rug “Jovial” Collection
‘Cheery O’ jov-131 from 3 Bugs in a Rug “Jovial” Collection
My 3 embellishments were: 
1- Frog die cut
2- Burlap Strip
3- Pale blue ribbon
Had a lot of fun creating this page...!! Be sure to check out the CKC Blog for more fun! :)

First 3 pages of 2013!!

Hi everyone!!
TY for stopping by. :)
Here they are! The first 2 layouts you see here actually were made to "go with" 3 other  pages I created in September about Noah's Grade 3 class trip to Yogi Bear's Camping Park in mid-June, 2012.

LO #1 in 2013
 Noah and his EAs during the June Grade 3 Class trip! 
"Crafty? Nope"
LO #2 in 2013

 Noah and his mainEAs during  Craft Time during the Class trip
Journaling reads:

Noah, you lit up when you saw a camera even though you weren’t very interested in the crafting station at Yogi Bear’s Campground during your Grade 3 class trip in June 2012.
(You really were a kid who liked having his photo taken!)
Crafting time was the only thing you weren’t totally thrilled about that day. Otherwise, you had a blast doing everything the class had planned!!
BUT: You and Mrs. Sabine look so cute together with your popsicle-stick puppets!

Photo: June 2012
Journaling: Sept 2012

And another layout...

"Time Together"
 LO #3 in 2013
Time in Truro with Oma and Opa

Oma wrote Noah a sweet note on his birthday card. I put it here (in her own handwriting) so we could all enjoy it in years to come. :)

Happy you were able to come by-- see you soon with my Counterfeit Kit Blog Challnge #1!!!!!
Thanks for popping in everyone!! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Jan 2013: My Kit!

OK Everyone, here is my first try at following the challenges through the very popular Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog! The Design Team at CKC gave us a scrappy kit to "counterfeit" from our scrapbooking stash.

I have to admit this is a GREAT idea for me, for although I am not a supply hoarder, I have lots. I use my stash but can do even better and am hoping that following along with the CKC monthly challenges will help me do so. :) Here goes!

The kit we were given to counterfeit is called "A Merry Winter."  It was created by Cassie B, who has an Etsy shop HERE.  The word is that she gives GREAT service so be sure to check out what she has to offer!

Now, isn't that gorgeous!?
The counterfeiters ("Master Forgers" as the CKC Design Team is called...) tell us to counterfeit the kit in any way we see fit. 

I  shopped my stash and used a real mixture of items and papers for this one. I even included some scraps, recycled or re-purposed items in my kit. I marked those with an asterisk: * for ease of identification. Being "green" is very important to me as a person, and I really try to be as careful as I can to reduce, reuse and recycle in every part of life.

I will post some pics of my kit for don't be alarmed at the variety! LOL 

Drumroll: I called my kit "3 Boys and a Girl!" 

                     Here are the papers I pulled from my stash! 
YEP: There are 18... LOL!

Paper kit for my "3 Boys and a Girl"
CKC Kit: 
January 2013

Patterned Papers:
1 sheet of X7139B from Close To My Heart “Typeset” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Yesterday’s News’ from Echo Park “Times and Seasons” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Simple Stripe’ sim-706 from 3 Bugs in a Rug “Simple Pleasures” Collection
*1 PARTIAL sheet of ‘Cheery O’ jov-131 from 3 Bugs in a Rug “Jovial” Collection
1 sheet ‘Chicken Bouillon’ from Jillibean Soup “Chicken Noodle” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Delilah Stripe’ 12DS323 from Bo Bunny “Delilah” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Delilah’ 12D816 from Bo Bunny “Delilah” Collection
*1 PARTIAL sheet of tree pp (? ID #) from Bo Bunny “Delilah” Collection
1 sheet of “Season” phe-835 from Basic Grey “Infuse” Collection
1 sheet of X7150B from Close To My Heart “Victory” Collection
*1 PARTIAL sheet ‘Stripes’ sni-616 from 3 Bugs in a Rug “Snips & Snails” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Sweet Stripes’ TS22007 from Echo Park “Times and Seasons” Collection
*1 PARTIAL sheet of ‘Instill’ INF-829  from BasicGrey “Infuse” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Big Eyes’ #023 from Piggy Tales “Little Red Riding Hood” Collection
1 sheet of X7150B from Close To My Heart “Victory Collection”
1 sheet of ‘Angela’ PA098 from Melissa Frances
1 sheet of ‘Spiffy Mustache’ from Echo Park  “Times and Seasons” Collection
1 sheet of ‘Chipper’ jov-129 3 Bugs in a Rug “Jovial” Collection


All will be CTMH brand and will include the following colors-  
Creme Brulee
Brown Bag
Sweet Leaf
Cotton Candy
New England Ivy
Garden green
*I will be using up MANY scraps of CTMH CS as well, during this month. 
And, here are the embellishments for my 3 Boys and a Girl Kit!
"3 Boys and a Girl" Embellishment kit


*Navy blue corduroy scraps
*Burlap scrap
*Fine Plastic mesh scrap 
Die cut tags and images from Snips and Snails collection- 3 Bugs in a Rug
*Printed cardstock scraps from packaging of American Crafts premium brads
Butterfly (TY to friend Lois) 

*Tree shape- corrugated cardboard scrap
*Twine scraps, jute scraps, cord scraps
“Crafts” brand foam lettering (Dollarama)
Cardstock lettering (Make it Special) in pale green (seen farther below)
Opaques adhesive gems/half-pearls: CTMH
Flowers- Prima and Dollarama

Not sure you can see them well in this photo, so here are some of the  letter stickers I pulled to use in my kit.
Letter stickers from Dollarama
used in the "3 Boy and a Girl" kit
I bagged everything up so it'd be easier to use. The bags had been saved from previous scrappy products: Handy!
Bagged embellishment items all ready for use!
Now as you'll notice in my kit, I've purposely included some partial pieces and scraps of patterned  paper. 

As mentioned, there are definitely  a few recycled scrappy and household items! Some of these "green" items include:  American Crafts "brad" packaging cardstock, a "tree" shaped piece of corrugated cardboard that came in a box of glasses we bought, tiny scraps of jute, cord and string, and a piece of dark navy corduroy fabric leftover from hemming Noah's pants! (LOL) Another item is  the fine plastic mesh scrap from the “window” in a potato bag.

I even went ahead and pulled some stamps that I think will be useful for the pages I create using this kit. Those will be a surprise, though! 

I will be creating some sketches this month and some of them may get a workout too! :) I may also use some favorite S: CY Sketches from my friend, Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko from the Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog.  I promise to share whatever sketches I use! 

Can't wait- time to get a move on! 
Thanks for popping by to see and read about my Counterfeit Kit Club January Challenge Kit for January 2013: "3 Boys and a Girl." 

Please do become a follower of my Blog, I welcome you! 
See you soon with a layout for Challenge #1!!