Monday, February 21, 2011

More Feb. Kit

This month has flown by and I've wanted to scrap more, but just haven't been able to. I can only share a couple of cards from my Counterfeit Kit and the journaling challenge. I'm thinking about getting some larger folders to keep the kit together instead of breaking it up and back into my stash. That way I can just grab it and work out of it. Since I used most everything in my January kit, I will start this month and think I will work on making larger kits for the future months. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Using Feb.'s Kit

I must admit it has been a HUGE challenge for me this month to use this kit. I really do love what I put together, but am stumped for pictures to go with it. The first thing I noticed was it had kind of a vintage vibe going, so I scrapped a page using a photo that has hung in my house for years of my husband and his brother (circa 1957 or so). I'm glad it will be in a scrapbook just in case the picture gets put away or lost some day.

The other hard part for me these days is scrapping my oldest son who just turned 20. Lucky for me he's an artist who loves photography and is always taking my point and shoot camera (which has a video feature on it) with him on his adventures. He shared with me his latest off-roading fun, so I just went with it.

Now that some challenges are coming, I'm looking forward to making some other layouts & cards and being inspired by everyone's work. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A digi "Month in Review"

It's been quite awhile since I've done any digital scrapping. I must say it took me some time to get my brain to work and figure it all out again. I'm not that great at it, but I kind of cheated here using a digital template from Tami at Get It Scrapped. I would really love to keep up with this every month this year, but the hard part is picking up the camera and documenting every day life. I always forget and say, "Gee, I wished I had my camera for this". I will try harder this month. Thank you, Tami, for the template!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit Challenge

I am so excited to be able to play again this month. I really think this idea is brilliant. I'm looking at old product in a new way and having fun challenging myself not to spend much money this year on scrapping products. Once again, everything is from my stash. I wasn't able to pull the flowers, but having boys I don't use them much.
The papers are from all different manufacturers. These colors are waaaaaay out of the box for me, so for me it will be a challenge to try and use them. The large floral die cut paper is so pretty, I don't think I could stand to cut it up.

My embellies are pretty old, but I still like them and they fit the theme.
And for the alphas, I picked out a few of my favorites (Jenni Bowlin & American Crafts I just adore!!) I also pulled out a stamp set that I got on sale at Joann's a couple weeks ago for $3.97. The design of it works perfectly with this kit.
I'm looking forward to creating, learning new techniques, & sharing my layouts with new scrappy friends this month.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yellow & Teal

I'm stuck right now wanting to use these colors all the time. Add some grey or kraft and I'm good to go! Enjoy!