Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10 on the 10th, January 2012

10 Scrapbook LOs from 2011 I neglected to post:

Most of these were created at a weekend scrapbooking retreat I attended in July, 2011 with some online scrappy friends.  I was clearly in a 2-page layout mode! Most of the layouts were about some of my travels in Spring 2011. Most are based on sketches from Sketch Support, Pencil Lines, Pagemaps. Please click on any of the images to see them in a larger format.

1. Thankful

2. Snow Angels

3. Good eats and drinks

4. Wildflowers

5. Sunset at the Oasis

6. Long Island Wine Country

7. 19th reunion

8. Hello Sadie

9. Graceland

10. Cruising with the Family

Thanks for stopping by! To see more 10 on the 10th posts, please visit's Shimelle's blog.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Clean and Simple Cardmaking #1

One of my Christmas presents to myself was the online class Clean and Simple Cardmaking by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, and Julie Ebersole. It's a two week class, which is perfect for me as I have exactly two more weeks before the spring semester starts and I have to go back to work. Today is the first day of class, which featured a card and video by Kristina.

Here is my take on her card:

A little masked stamping, a little embossing, super quick. I need to work on my precision with the background stamp, but I love how the embossed sentiment came out! Definitely a technique I will try again!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

It's been a while since I've played along with the ladies over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I love the concept (use the supplies and stash you have on hand to counterfeit a kit from a kit club), but I haven't been able to participate in the last few months.

This month, they challenged us to counterfeit a December kit from Cocoa Daisy. I was inspired by the vintage feel of the Amber Snowflake kit, so I decided to build my kit around some newer papers in my stash, Echo Park's Times and Seasons.

Original Kit:

December 2011 "Amber Snowflake"

My Counterfeit Kit:

Paper and Stickers:

  • Echo Park Times and Seasons (Fancy Free, Fancy Damask, Sweet Stripes, Lovely Notables, Alpha Stickers, & Element stickers)
  • Treehouse Memories Main Street (Soda ya wanna go out?)
  • Basic Grey Picadilly (Blue Plate Special)
  • My Mind's Eye Signature Life (Cherished Flowers)
  • My Mind's Eye Bella Bella (Bellezo Paradise)
  • Sweetwater (Classic paper collection)
  • Bazzill cardstock (kraft, black, guacamole)

  • Assorted black & white buttons
  • Making Memories metal brads
  • Green brads
  • Tim Holtz tissue tape
  • Bling flourish
  • Assorted white flowers
  • Jillibean soup bean stalks ribbon (flour tortilla)
  • Little Yellow Bicycle paper doilies
  • Basic Grey Basics journaling spots

I also had some leftover Echo Park "For the Record" paper scraps, so I'm hoping to use those too. Thanks for stopping by! Check back in a few days to see if I've actually started using my kit!