Sunday, August 28, 2016

SBC Sketch 494: Clifton Pal Baseball

This sketch at the SBC blog used an 8x10 photo. I was excited to use some sports themed products up! Their colors are black adn orange so I tried to make sure to include that. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SS16 Sketch 08: Sweet Smiles

For this layout, I used some paint color cards for all the purple shades. I'm always looking for purple so this was a fun way to get that color on my page! I used the Sizzlin' Summer 16 Sketch 8 for my inspiration. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SS16 Sketch 6: So Happy

I loved this sketch from the Sizzlin' Summer sketches!! It is different than I normally scrapbook and I had to play with angles and that was super fun.

SS16 Sketch 5: Love, We're Engaged!

I did this layout for one of the Sizzlin' Summer sketches on the SBC blog. I used my August Counterfeit Kit and some photos from the engagement shoot we had last August! 

Sketch 493: Hello, Beautiful

This layout was done in response to the Sketch Challenge 493 on the SBC blog. I used my August Counterfeit Kit. I was also trying to use my pristine stamps, which was a challenge from a class I am taking - but I totally messed up one of the words after the layout was done! Oh, well. At least my friend looks pretty in her dress.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

SS 16 Sketch 4: My Heart is Full

Sketch #4 of the Sizzlin' Summer sketches at the Scrapbook Challenges blog included a large 8x8 photo. I changed that up with four 4x4 photos. I used my August Counterfeit Kit, Isn't She Lovely, to do this layout. I have been meaning to get these pictures of my little man as a ring bearer at my brother's wedding for a couple of years now! Finally got some of them scrapped! 

Oh, and a 3 year old in shoes that can clip-clap all the way up the aisle is hilarious. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

SS 16 Sketch 3: Dream

For this challenge, I followed along with the SBC Blog's Sizzlin' Summer Sketch 3.  I used my August Counterfeit Kit. I had included a lot of dress making papers and decided to scrapbook some photos of one of my dress fittings. The sketch had these long vertical lines that reminded me of rulers, so it all worked together!

SS16 Sketch 2 It Is A Sunny Day

I wanted to use the Sunshine and Happiness scraps I had leftover from Simple Stories. The SS16 Sketch 2 on the SBC blog was perfect for scraps!

Mood Board Challenge: First Timer

For the Paper Issues Facebook Mood Board Challenge, I pulled out my Counterfeit Kit and got to work on these pictures I've had printed for a long time. They're of my son roller skating for the first time and I knew I had this roller skate paper but I never took the time to find it and the photos and get the story down. I was inspired by the roller skates in the mood board to do just that, and the color scheme was pretty and already in my counterfeit kit so I went with it!

Sketch Challenge: Gallaghers

I was very excited to see that the SBC blog was hosting a Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches challenge all August long. I took on the first one and changed up the sketch a little to include 2 4x6 pictures instead of an 8x10 picture. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Snow and Pretzels

While putting some paper pads away I stumbled across the pretzel paper here and wanted to get it used. I don't usually go for theme-y things but I think it worked out here! I used lots of old and new stash. That makes me happy. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Next up is a sketch challenge from SBC. Exciting news - they are hosting their 5th annual Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches which basically means there will be 20 sketches this month! I'm very excited since this is my first year following along with their blog. Yay! 

I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I just loved this background paper. I don't normally go for the real-scene images on my papers but this one was stunning. And it already had a title on it for me! It is part of a paper pack I purchased at Michael's from Craft Smith. Those are my siblings. 

Isn't She Lovely: August Counterfeit Kit

I skipped a lot of challenges in July and am back here now with the August Counterfeit Kit Challenge. 

The kit they were taking inspiration from this month is from a German-based company called Papier Werkstatt. 

It has a lot of neutrals, a black, and a bit of pink and aqua. I swear I saw a bit! I really only went with the colors and overall feel of this kit before making mine. I call it "Isn't She Lovely" and I already have a few ideas of what pictures I plan to scrapbook this month. I hope to share soon!

I may have gone a bit overboard with the embellishments but I had so many things I wanted to include. Options! I figured with all the paper I pulled I would have a ton of layouts to work with... 

I often forget I have 12x12 embellishment sheets like these but I moved them to a better spot and found 3 I wanted to include right away. 

I have to get some use out of my 6x6 paper pads so I made sure to include a lot of these as well.

Yes! More stickers and embellishments.

 Oh, right. The paper. I love the aqua and pinks and neutrals. Very excited to use this. 

Keeping it all together until I can clear a space on my desk for everything. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 1, 2016

While I Was Away...

The summer is a crazy busy time. In between all the events and the studying for work-related tests, I was able to scrapbook here and there but not write about it so much. I very quickly snapped some shots before they went into albums. I used my June Counterfeit Kit for most of these: