Thursday, January 30, 2014

Enough of Jack Frost

Getting back on track after the holidays is always hard, but this year below-freezing temperatures and lots of snow has created a sporadic school schedule for the kids which equates to sporadic scrap time for Mom.

I managed to eke out 3 layouts from my January Kit, "Jack Frost" just before the end of the month.  One layout for Challenge #1 and that makes a total of 4 layouts for January.

First up is a layout about my kit USING my kit:

Next we have a layout that had its humble beginnings from my kit, but a B side paper and then I have to admit that I departed and used some other supplies from my stash.  I know, I know...not from my kit, but I am still stash-busting so it's all good!

The last layout I have to share is undoubtedly from my kit.  This one may be one of my all-time FAVES. Jack Frost my kit and Jack Frost, the bitter cold weather guy can be done doing their thing now.  

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1: Subway Art

You've seen the canvas signs in your local home decor store?  You know, the over-sized ones with the graphic font and the litany of phrases ranging from anything Christmas to baseball.  Yes, those.  I bet you didn't know they had a name.  Well, they do.  Subway is all the rage and most like most trends, they have made their way into the scrapbook arena as well.

I really scored big that I was assigned this challenge as my scrapbestie and fellow master forger, Leslie, just recently sent me a box of scrappiness and it included the My Mind's Eye card that is featured on my layout.  Talk about made to order!  Take a look:

And if Subway Art wasn't trendy enough, throw in some chalkboard art for good measure!  I am totally in love!  And for the trifecta?  The subject of my layout.  My crafty and creative sister made this adorable interactive and whimsical skating box for my daughter which made the perfect subject matter for my layout.  Tiny Gracie skates around the interior of the Altoids box via a paper clip and magnet.  How sweet is that?   I just love when it all comes together!

I hope you are inspired by this trend and share your creation over on Mr. Linky on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge site.  I'd love to see your creation!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge January Reveal Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  2014 is here and it's time to ring in the new year with a new kit to counterfeit.  Check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog here to start off on the right foot if you are just stumbling in from a crazy night of New Year's celebrating!  This month's kit to copy comes to us from Hip Kit Club and their sold out December offering.  Take a look at the snowy, wintry feel of this kit:

Picture of December 2013 Main Kit
My holidays have been jammed packed with food, family and fun and I'm not quite finished celebrating even as I put this kit together, so allow me to offer you a libation (I have virgin and non-virgin varieties!) to toast the New Year.  Hopefully, this inspiration will get you in the mood to create your own collection of creativity.

Raise your glasses (or your patterned paper, if that's more your speed) and let's toast the New Year with a Jack Frost Martini!  Jack Frost seemed like the perfect name for this snowy, icy kit.

Papers range from snowflake patterns to chevrons and music notes.  Plenty of wiggle room for winter and non-winter inspired layouts.

Couldn't resist adding this embellie to my jar of fire and ice!  It will also look great on the many hockey and figure skating layouts on my to-do list.

Silvery tinsel and a constellation circle (that mimics a paper in the inspiration kit) are just a few of the embellies that will "spike" my layouts.

Who can forget the Thickers in glittery gold and iridescent white?  Just the right amount of sparkle on the new fallen snow!

Let's take one more look at the "scrap bar"...

Now you had better get inside for a little cocktail and some scrapping before Jack starts nipping at your nose!

Here's to a year filled with creativity and scrappiness!

(Clink!  Clink!)

HAPPY 2014!

Here's the order of our hop.  Be sure to stop by each design team member's blog to soak up the creativity.

Welcome to Tara, this month's guest designer!