Thursday, June 30, 2011

Okay, let the joking begin...yes, I got MORE stamps!

I love stamps.  I really do.  And I will keep buying them...especially when I can find really great deals!  LOL

I had a GOOD week last week!
Big Lots Finds:  $2 EACH!
**Yep, you see some Owl sets in there...

Tuesday Morning finds:  Stamps $2....sticker set $4

Pages in Time Closing Sale:  70% off!  

Gift from Billy:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Father's Day Mini Kit

Part of our challenge this month was to create some additional mini kits: Father's Day and Summertime.  I decided to do both.  (Glutton for punishment, I guess.)  Today we are going to focus on the Father's Day one.

Here is my main kit:

We were given a sketch to use with the kit as well (Thanks, Crystal!):

And here is my masterpiece!

Can you believe how long I have had this Cosmo Cricket Paper Pack?  I have used it alot, too...LOVE it!  And it is the perfect fit for my hubby.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June Blog Hop!

It is blog hop day!  If you are just jumping in, make sure you stared at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Here is my contribution to the hop.  I had fun going through the list of I statements and filling in my thoughts.

The cute layered pieces are thanks to my friend Jennifer who sent me some funs thing she cut out from her Imagine.  The layered half flowers are one chipboard piece that I cut apart and painted.  Then I stamped a lowercase "i" on it in a random pattern.

One last stop before you head off for your day....Sarah

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Time Kit

We have a pool.  In fact, most of our backyard is pool.  Nice in the summer, but not practicle for general playing.  As you can imagine, I take alot of pool pictures (we host pool parties alot), so I went in more of a water/pool direction with this kit.

 **I LOVE the Momenta cute are those?  And it was really fun to pull out random paper to create a layout with...

Here is our sketch chosen by Kim. 

Here is the layout I made...I tried to stay pretty close to the sketch. I love all of the white space, but it still allowed me a nice mix of patterened papers.  Great chance for layering, too.

Here is a sketch (from Sketch support, of course) that I just HAD to use on a second layout.

Still plenty of paper left (believe it or not), so I just might see what else I can make.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer time...and the livin' is....


Goodness!  Where, oh where is the time going?  Oh, yeah!  It's summer and the kids are home!  LOL  We are week 2 of summer vacation and are still trying to create some sort of routine so mommy can still have some scrapping time.  So far, it has not been bad (I've gotten a few things made), but my poor little blog has been neglected.

 It has taken a back seat to my OTHER blog (Counterfeit Kit Challenge) and the amount of posting I do on there (we have daily posts...Meridy does the first half of the month and I take the second half).

I do have a lot of 1/2 finished pages that I am hoping to finish up soon.  Once again I have become over ambitious about what I can accomplish.  Or what I WISH I could accomplish.  LOL

My main goal is doing the kits/challenges from CKCB (which really is helping me catch up with my scrapbooking), but it does box me in a bit.

Our first CKCB challenge for June is an Ad Challenge.  I was flipping through the few ads I had (I generally toss them as soon as they come in) when I spied a clever summertime ad from Target.  (Love that store)

I promise to be back soon with a new project...I have a few finished.  :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

June's Counterfeit Kit!

The sun is shining...the birds are singing...our pool is sparkeling and we are counterfeiting!  It is time for our June kit reveal!  It is getting harder and harder to pick the kits each month!  There are so many to choose from and they are all revealed at different times!  Make sure to keep your eyes on our blog as we have some fun things up our sleeves...and some great prizes coming up!

To see the orginal kit we are counterfeiting and see the kits we have already created based on this kit, head over to the CKCB . 

A photo of my whole kit is posted over there, but here are some more specific photos of my kit for this month!

My whole kit

My papers

Journaling spots (instead of crate paper stickers)
I LOVE printing my own lined paper for journaling.  I found a really cute one that I used on these HERE

Paper imbellisments (instead of crate paper stickers)

Paper Pieced Owls (to replace the butterflies)

My version of Bloomers

Here is the list of what is in the original kit, websites for better photos of each item and how I replaced them in my kit:

June B&B kit contents:

12x12" Patterned Paper (1 sheet each):
BasicGrey's Hello Luscious line: Honeyed (DCWV Lemon Flowered Stack)
Raspberry Syrup (K&Co Paper stack)
Blissful (K& Co. Amy Butler)
Yumberry (K&Co Amy Butler)
Rosemary (K&Co Stack)
Inviting (K&Co. stack)

My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose line: Memories Die-Cut Woven Paper (Lemon Flower Stack)
Hazel "Mother" Ledger ( Chloe’s Closet)
Gertie "You & Me" (SEI Winnie’s Walls)

American Crafts' Hello Sunshine line: Fluttery (made with Stella and Rose Stamps)

Bazzill Cardstock (1 sheet each):
Irish Eyes
Sugar Cookie

BasicGrey's Hello Luscious painted brads, assorted colors and sizes (Basic Grey Glazed Brads)

3 Maya Road chipboard frames, assorted sizes and styles (Misc. Chipboard frames/negative spaces)

1 package BasicGrey Hello Luscious Bloomers (Misc. layered flower/buttons/twine)

1 package Jenni Bowlin vellum embellished butterflies, yellow (paper pieced owls with jems)

5 Maya Road trinket pins, leaf (Corsage Pins)

American Crafts alpha thickers, Merry (Spinach) (Thickers – Marquise Pearl Pink)

Crate Paper phrase stickers, Emma's Shoppe (Cricut shapes)

Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks twine, 1 yd blue and 1 yd green (Twine)
1 yd. American Crafts velvet ribbon with scallops, Sunflower (cream tulle, orange poms, pink sheer ribbon)

Don't forget to go to CKCB and link up your kit for us to see!