Monday, April 20, 2015

CKC Master Forgers Team Activity: Guess My Scrap Crush!

We are doing a little team building activity among the Master Forgers over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  Lisa, our lovely coordinator has asked us to choose a scrapbook celeb, one that we may just have a crush on, and create a layout based on her style.   (I use the pronoun her since other than Tim Holtz, I can't think of any other male scrapbook celebrities!)  We are including you in our little exercise by asking you to guess who you think our scrap crushes could be.  Keep reading and I'll give you all the deets!

Here's how it works.  I'll give you some clues and show you my layout based on this person's style to help you formulate your educated scrappy guess.  You already know it is NOT Tim Holtz, so you can check him off the list!  Leave your guess in the comments section below and then hop on to my fellow Master Forgers' blogs to check out who their secret admirers might be.  Find the answers on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog on Tuesday, April 21st.

Here are some clues to get the gears turning in your brain:
  • I first "met" my crush through Lain Ehmann's True Scrap event.
  • I often watch her You Tube channel videos while folding laundry.
  • I find her style to be closely related to mine.  Carefully selected embellishments and papers that directly support the story she is telling.
  • Her design style is neat and organized.  Some layering of papers and clustering of embellishments.
  • She once worked in a garden.
  • She often uses banners or pennants that are wrapped in crochet thread or twine.
  • Her buttons almost always have a crochet thread bow.
  • Unlike me, she often computer generates her journaling.
  • She often scraps portrait-type photos/up-close faces.
So, here is the layout that represents my Scrap Crush:

Hmmmm....who could it be?  Put your guess in the comments section below and then hop along to Margie's blog!

Lynnette  YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CKC Challenge #3 - Think Spring!

It's finally looking and feeling like spring around here in the northeast United States, but it has been painfully slow going.  I didn't know how dreadful our winter was going to be when we planned our family vacation over Spring Break back in January.  This vacay couldn't have come at a better time as even the Tuesday before break brought yet another snowfall!  We planned a trip to sunny Southern California spending most of our time in San Diego and a quick trip up to LA for the obligatory Hollywood tourist stops and this was just what the doctor ordered to beat our Winter and even early Spring blues.

Truth be told:  My April Counterfeit Kit, "Film Noir" may have been inspired a bit by our upcoming trip to Tinsel Town!  I knew there would be some good photo ops and maybe even a celebrity sighting!  Well, we didn't see any celebrities, but we did have a blast!

Here's my layout for Challenge #3 - Be inspired by Spring...or in this case, Spring Break!

Well, we are back home and back to reality, but I am happy to report that it FINALLY feels like Spring in New Jersey!  It's always fun to visit someplace new, but there's no place like home!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge April Reveal and Blog Hop


(Cue sultry, jazzy piano music)

It was a dark and stormy night when Bethany sent out the kit-to-copy to the Master Forgers.   Lynnette sat in a dimly lit room on the third floor of the Acme building staring at her laptop screen for hours wondering how she could make sense of the inspiration.

The Messy Box is here!
Messy Box - A Beautiful Mess

  Would she try for a direct copy or go rogue?   She's always been a good girl who follows the rules, but she was feeling restless and wanting to break free of the same old same old.  It was time for a change, a change that would set her free.  But would she go against the grain?  Be a rebel?   That's the struggle of a Master Forger....Master Forger Extraordinaire.

Here's how she made sense of it...

Dark, moody and mysterious, just like the film genre, this "Film Noir" kit eludes to a bit of an
 "Old Hollywood" vibe.

Like a savvy Director/Master Forger, Lynnette found her angle and went with an almost exclusive black and white kit with a bit of Hollywood glitz and gold.  She didn't have anything nearly as graphic as in the inspiration when she made her casting call to her stash, so she worked with the talent she already had.

Let's put the spotlight on the starring roles...the papers.

And the supporting cast...the embellishments!

And that's a wrap, folks!  
We will now take this to edit and produce some Oscar-worthy black and white pages.  

Hope this "short" helped inspire you to create your own kit.  Find your own "genre" and make it your own based on the "talent" you have in your stash!

The hop starts over at the CKC blog, but here is the list of the entire cast of Master Forgers in case you get lost along the way.  Be sure to visit them for more inspiration.

Lynnette  YOU ARE HERE

A warm welcome to my ScrapHappy sisters who may be visiting to check us out. 
 Come along and create with us at Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

And, in case you were wondering...
Through the magic of technicolor, here is what "Film Noir" looks like in real life!