Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 18

The next challenge out of the Jar is 

Use an Ad as inspiration

I went looking for ads and I decided to go with a Movie Poster. 

I was inspired by the angle and the yellow-gold splashes here and there. Using my Counterfeit Kit from February:

I put the paper at an angle to mimic the word Cinderella from the poster. I used up the last of the embellishments from my kit. I had a couple of papers left and some scraps but I cycled them back into my stash so I could get working with something different. I must have had that bike die cut for years. I'm glad I finally used it! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 17

It's time for another challenge from the Challenge Jar, using my February Counterfeit Kit, Purple Rain.

Use an element (like stars) repeatedly

For the challenge, I decided to use cameras. I had a lot of camera papers in my kit and a few pieces sitting out on my table so I just went ahead and cut them up and grouped them around the page. I do love the camera theme. American Crafts always seems to have camera paper in their collections and I like using them this way. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 16

The next challenge from the Challenge Jar was obviously written a long time ago as an inside joke with my siblings. 

Use the Lyrics from Let's Hear It For The Boy in your title

There. I did it. I do love using lyrics and song titles in my layouts. I might need to add some songs into the jar for more fun later. 

Everything on this layout was from my February Counterfeit Kit, Purple Rain. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 15

The next challenge from the Challenge Jar was a fairly simple one for me because of the Counterfeit Kit for February I already have been using:

Use your favorite colors on a layout

My favorite colors are green and purple. My Kit has so much purple in it so I went with it! 

I'm getting to the end of this kit soon! It was such a big one I'm actually surprised I was able to do it. A few more layouts and I will be ready to move on to my January Hip Kit, some new collections I purchased, and some stash kits I plan to start working on. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 14

Using my Counterfeit Kit for February, I completed the next challenge from my challenge jar

Cut a photo into strips and use it on your layout

This was easiest for me to use on a landscape/seascape photo. It isn't something I normally ever do but I liked it. I wanted to put them at different heights instead of straight but it looked funny with that horizon line so I kept it straight. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 13

Hello! Sharing a challenge from the Jar again today:

Use a nontraditional scrapbook element

I decided to go with the negative part of a vinyl sheet I cut for a Christmas present for my mom. I saved it knowing I would want to use it on a page! (I can never just throw trash away.. haha) It went well with a picture of my family. I'm pleased! I used more of my Counterfeit Kit, Purple Rain. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 12

For this challenge from the Challenge Jar, 

Scrapbook about yourself

This wasn't too hard for me, because I come across this challenge a lot through different blogs, videos, and groups I follow. 

I used my February Counterfeit Kit, Purple Rain, to complete the challenge. I also watched the latest Glitter Girl adventure while making this layout so I followed along with her process and scraplifted as I went. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 11

The next challenge from the Jar was

Make your own patterned background

I used a roller stamp with hearts to get my desired pattern, in both gold and black inks. I love how it turned out! Messy but cool. I used my counterfeit kit to complete this challenge. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 10

The next challenge from the Jar:

Use a Border punch or decorative scissors

This was a good challenge for me, because I barely use border punches and I certainly have a few. I never thinking about them. In fact, while I was doing the challenge, I went off in a completely different direction and almost forgot to use one! That's how easily I forget about them. 

It's not that I don't like them - I really do! I need to remember to use them more often. Maybe I will try using one again soon. 

As you can see, I used a little piece of paper with border punch stars and moons on this layout. The rest was done with my Counterfeit Kit Purple Rain - but without any purple this time! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 9

Time for another challenge from the challenge jar!

Use a paint sample on your layout

I have so many paint samples. You can get them at Lowe's or Home Depot for free. I loved all the purple colors and toyed with doing a purple room. This went well with my Counterfeit Kit, Purple Rain. I used it as a mat under my photo. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 8

The next challenge from the Challenge Jar:

Scrapbook about an obsession

I chose reading for my theme. Turns out I had a lot of book themed things to use - lots of it from Crate Paper's Open Book collection. I decided to really dive in and use as much of the themed stuff as I could, since I don't know that I have many pictures of people reading.

My sister used to make me dress up and take random posed pictures around the house. I'm actually happy for a few of them that I have now because I actually dressed up nice for once! haha 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 7

Using my Counterfeit Kit, I worked on another challenge from the Challenge Jar: Circles!

Use Circles on your Layout

I started with a polka dot background and pulled out all the circles I have in my die cut stash as well as some doilies.

I am intimidated by circles but happy I have all these die cuts sorted this way so the layout came together very easily! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Counterfeit Kit Layout 2

My next layout was using the Purple Rain Counterfeit Kit I made for February. I used a quote challenge from Paper Issues' Facebook, which was "Love the Life you Live", as inspiration.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Scraplift Challenge

Today I am working on a layout for a Scraplift challenge from Paper Issues. The inspiration layout was a great grid with four sections and then a pretty paper strip along the bottom with the title. It was on a beautiful wood-grain background. I started with the wood-grain background and pulled out my new Little by Little paper pad and went for the animals. When I first saw the animals I didn't know what I would do with them but for some reason I was feeling a Zoo theme today. Here it is!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Counterfeit Kit Layout 1

I busted out my Purple Rain February Counterfeit Kit today! I decided to use it for this sketch challenge on Paper Issues facebook page. 

At first I was worried about the sketch. For some reason it wasn't pushing me into making a layout. But when I broke it down piece by piece I found myself putting it all together in my mind easier. I started with the amount of papers I saw in the sketch and didn't look at an embellishment until my papers and photos were down. That's not normal for me! Often times, pictures are a last thought for my layouts. 

I have to say, all the purple is making me so happy. I can't wait to do another layout with this kit!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Mood Board Challenge

I love the Paper Issues Facebook Group because there are so many challenges going on each month. For the Mood Board Challenge, there were rainbow hearts, yummy treats, pastels, bokeh, black and white shapes, and more. This layout was inspired by their mood board.

Also, I did a shaker on there!!! I have so much confetti and I always want to do a shaker but I'm not brave. I finally did it. Yay! 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Working with a Kit

I did a sketch challenge this time that I found on Hip Kits Club's Facebook . They do weekly challenges on their facebook group and I like to play along when I can, especially with my Hip Kit! 

I think I will move onto my Counterfeit Kit from here. I have a test coming up so I'm not sure how much scrapping will get done but I find it helps me de-stress from studying so I'll have to make time! 

Also, Joann's just started bringing in some of American Craft's newer items. I just purchased Shimelle's new paper pad for Little by Little along with some Pink Paislee 6x6 paper pads. Those might show up in my next few layouts, too! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Challenge 6

I used a challenge from the challenge jar today and need to use song lyrics in my title. I seriously just did something similar for another project so I had to laugh when I pulled the challenge out of the jar! This time I used the lyrics to "Cheers" from Rihanna and used my Hip Kit from December. 

A lovely picture of me and my younger yet much taller cousin. The windows reminded me of all the windows of the buildings that lined the main street of this town we were in for a wedding. It was on the rooftop of one of the buildings and we had the most beautiful view. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Making a Mini Kit

This month, the Counterfeit Kits blog team announced they were also making mini kits to go along with the main kit (or instead of, they were very easy going about what you could do with the kit!). I made a page kit and it seriously came together in less than 5 minutes.

I already knew what colors I needed so I went for my scraps. I had a paper pad nearby that had a couple of papers I thought could work and then I had some pearls and a sheet of stickers out that went well enough, too. Not too much thinking involved!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Working with a Kit

Working on my December Hip Kit I did a challenge for the Paper Issues Facebook where you needed to use love, heart, or a song title for your title. I chose "Friday I'm In Love" because my husband's last name is Friday. 

I love the bright colors in this kit. I'm never disappointed with my Hip Kit, they always turn out so pretty! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Scrapbooking in February: Counterfeit Kit

It's February!! Time for another Counterfeit Kit! I had a big one last month and I used up almost every little bit- I was so happy! I can't seem to help myself when it comes to making these kits. They always turn out really big. 

This month's inspiration kit comes from Scrapdelight:

It's very soft and lovely. The first thing I noticed was the lavender. I was nervous because I had just gone through all my 6x6 paper pads and found only 1 small sheet of purple that had too many other colors on the paper to really qualify as a purple piece of paper. My purple scraps were also pretty slim. 

Turns out, I have a ton of 12x12 purple paper I didn't even realize I had. I had so much fun going through a stack of papers from my stash and pulling out anything purple, I actually had to put some back! So, my interpretation of the kit really did turn out mostly purple, with some neutrals and blues mixed in. 

I am going to call this kit Purple Rain

I know there is a ton of paper. It is crazy. I also pulled out a ton of die cuts. I couldn't help myself. I included some gems and washi. It's going to be a fun scrapping February. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out the madness that is my kit!