Saturday, September 30, 2017

Peonies

I had a few scraps from the February 2016 - Hello Lovely kit page set #4 that I'm using on this layout. I couldn't decide which pictures I wanted of the Peonies so I'm using all four of them. We were getting a big rain storm and I had to pick all of them otherwise it would just ruin them. I made a couple of bouquets of flowers and dropped them off on the way to work. It was a nice surprise for some special ladies.

I cut the Captured Life paper following the chevrons to make the border. The Butterfly was in my reject box. I pulled out some pink flower ribbon and used it as a divider between  the pictures. The tag from a die that I cut and colored a bunch of them and am trying to get used up.







A scrap of the Amy Tangerine - Stitched black and white; Capture Life - chevron paper and the green polka dot paper.

I added a couple of tags that I had included in the kit along with another dragon fly..
flower ribbon, lace.
Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
17 - 12x12 Layouts
7 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
2 - 12x12 Project Life
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Project Life

February Counterfeit 2016 - Hello Lovely

 September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
7  - 12 x 12 Layouts
3  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure and Adventure redone
Sketch 6 - Tank
Sketch 7 - Quiet Moment/Pit Stop

Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things

Paper: The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock;

February Counterfeit 2016 - Hello Lovely
Paper:
Papers:  Amy Tangerine - Stitched, Next two are Capture Life a scrap of green polkadot paper.
 The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock;
 Alphabet stickers: Basic Grey - Sugared; Pink Paislee - holly doodle cream
Misc.: Adhesive, Labels, Embossing Powder - copper, Heat gun, Sea Shells, Twine and Zots

Friday, September 29, 2017

For the birds and St Paul Saints

I have used up my paper from the September Counterfeit Kit so I am going to go back to some previous kits and finish them off. This is from the February 2016 - Aren't You Lovely Page set 9.



It contains Amy Tangerine Stitched papers a couple of 6x6 papers from Stampin' Up- Welcome Neighbor, a few rhinestone, flowers, ribbon and a couple of die cuts. To this I added the September Skies Project Life Value kit, White and black cardstock, enamel dots and alphabet stickers and a few items from my reject box.

I started with the layouts for my guys. When they moved into their new place a robin had made her nest on the rain gutter under the eaves by their front door.  I snapped a few pictures to scrapbook for them after they were all moved in.


In my reject box there was two flowers, one bird and two large wings. I colored chipboard pieces with evergreen bough and then went around the outsides with brushed corduroy.  I also had a white pieces of a chipboard flower that I did not color.


The dragon fly was cut in half - one for each layout. The labels were cut lengthwise and used at the top and bottom of the layouts with the flower clusters along with the die cut flowers. A few sequins and rhinestones finish off their layouts.

 

My layout is a picture of the geese stopping traffic. We were coming home one evening and the traffic was just terrible. We thought there was an accident but it was just the geese crossing the road.

I cut the 3x4 card into a tag, punched a hole, threaded the lace and ribbon through it.  I added the bird to finish off this embellishment cluster. I added the wings to the top and bottom of the layout along with the rhinestones flowers, sequins, ribbon and paper.

 

My next layout will have a picture of us from the St. Paul Saints baseball game. I added the large die cut flower to the side, the clear "Be Brave and Wild" 3x4 card, the place label another arrow die cut, ribbon and enamel dots.


 I added a project life page to go with this for the month of July. I stamped the flower and saying onto tracing paper and embossed in gold.


The "what I learned" journaling spot was in my eject box and I thought it went perfectly with these colors.  I used a few of the embellishments from the September Skies Kit, alphabet stickers and DIY enamel dots to finish off both sides.

 

For my youngest I will  add a picture of him squinting at me. I used the clear 3x4 card, alphabet stickers and another die cut arrow.

 

I also did a project life spread for him of the baseball game and firework show afterwards.


 

 I have another layout and project life spread of the fireworks coming.

From my reject box I used die cut labels -4, labels-3, place label -1, lace, journaling spots-2, 3x4 card and the chipboard pieces.

 Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
17 - 12x12 Layouts
7 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
2 - 12x12 Project Life
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Project Life

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
5  - 12 x 12 Layouts
2  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure and Adventure redone
Sketch 6 - Tank

Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
 February 2016 - Hello Lovely

Paper: Amy Tangerine - Stitched;  Stampin' Up- Welcome Neighbor; Recollections - white and black cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co KOTM -August 2017 {never be afraid}
Ink: Distress Ink - black soot, evergreen bough, brushed corduroy
Misc.: Adhesive, Corner Punch,  Embossing powder -gold, die cut flowers,  Foam Dots, Glue Dots, heat gun, hole punch,  Sequins and Zots

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Love being Together

So I'm on sketch number 8 of the 30 Days of Sketches.  I'm plugging away and will eventually finish them but it won't all be in September. You can find Christy's pinterest board here.

Instead of the three photo's I used two on my page. I put the title on the side of the photo and embellished with some sea shells. I stamped the "Love being Together" and "life is better in flip flops" then used copper embossing powder.


For the guy's I just used their own picture. . .


and kept the embellishments the same.


Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
17 - 12x12 Layouts
7 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
2 - 12x12 Project Life
2 - 8 1/2 x 11 Project Life

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
7  - 12 x 12 Layouts
3  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure and Adventure redone
Sketch 6 - Tank
Sketch 7 - Quiet Moment/Pit Stop

Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things

Paper: The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock;  DCWV Photo Reel Stack 3; Recollections black and white cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co KOTM -July 2013 {Spirit of Summertime}; Amy Tangerine date stamp
Ink: Distress Ink -  brushed corduroy; Color Box - Chestnut, Lime, Orange and Scarlet; VersaMark
Alphabet stickers: Basic Grey - Sugared; Pink Paislee - holly doodle cream
Misc.: Adhesive, Labels, Embossing Powder - copper, Heat gun, Sea Shells, Twine and Zots

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tank

I'm using sketch 6, you can find Christy's Pinterest board here.


I pulled 3 pictures of Tank and used the pearlized cardstock for my background. I did flip the sketch 180 so the one pattern paper is on the bottom. On my layout I added the buttons, the clipboard, house heart-2, sign post, and house die cuts. I printed my journaling then cut it out.


For the guy's layouts I added the stamped label at the top and bottom of the middle picture then added the heart, house and sign die cuts. the pennants are tied with gray embroidery yarn.


My youngest layout I cut and extra piece for the right side. I added buttons instead of pennants and kept the rest of the embellishments the same.


From my reject box I pulled the buttons, pennants, stamped journal spots, die cut circle, signs, hearts, houses and clip board top.

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
14 - 12x12 Layouts
5 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
4  - 12 x 12 Layouts
2  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure and Adventure redone
Sketch 6 - Tank
Sketch 7 - Quiet Moment and Pit Stop

Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock  DCWV Photo Reel Stack 3 - spools; Me and My Big Ideas - blue camouflage and heart and star border

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Quiet Moment/Pit Stop

Day 7 of the 30 Days of Sketch used Creative Scrappers sketch # 260, you can find Christy's Pinterest board here.

I pulled out two sheets of the Lost and Found 3 paper that I included with my Counterfeit Kit for September and the Pearlized cardstock in the gray.  I started by matting my photos then building my base. 


I know the sketch called for a big title and journaling underneath, but I had these 3x4 journaling cards that went well with the colors of the paper so I combined them. Each of the Clips marks the day of the week the photo was taken.


The coffee cup had an orange holder on it, I pulled it off and recut a blue one for this layout. Instead of using stitching I used some rub on that were strategically cut to make them longer.



From my reject box  I pulled more of the white die cut hearts and colored them in gold, orange die cut hearts, the wood veneer camers and people, gold sequins, punched glittered hearts, 3x4 journaling tag, Tim Holtz clips, flowers, buttons, rub on and the die cut coffee cup.

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
11 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

September 100 Pattern Paper Challenge - Use Stamps on your layout
4  - 12 x 12 Layouts
2  - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Christy's Beautiful Life - 30 Days of Sketches
Sketch 1 - 3 Layouts  Recycling and the whole story
Sketch 2 - 2 Layouts  Sewing for Tank
Sketch 3 - 1 Layout   Boston Trip
Sketch 4 - 3 Layouts Life is Good
Sketch 5 - 1 Layout Adventure and Adventure redone
Sketch 6 - Tank


Recipe:
September Counterfeit Kit - Enjoy the Little Things
Paper: The Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock; My Minds Eye - Lost & Found 3 "Multi Plaid and Yellow Honey Paper; Various scraps for the triangles, black and gray for photo matting
Ink: Versa Magic - Purple Hydrangea; ColorBox - chestnut.
Letter Stickers: Recollection
Misc.: Adhesive, Buttons, flowers, die cut coffee cup and hearts, Gelly Roll - white, Paint pen - gold, Rhinestones, ribbon, rub ons, Sequins, Sharpie - black, Tim Holtz clips, Wood Veneers - cameras and people and Zots