Thursday, March 31, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #99

Satruday morning I made a quick version of this sketch.... If you look back a few posts you will see it. Anyway I decided today to use the sketch again and this is what I came up with

Courtney actually loved this layout and she never loves the layouts I do of her pics. That is the beauty of a good sketch. If you start with good papers you love, it makes it a breeze to come up with a layout you love. I used the Life is Good Collection by Echo Park. Echo park has to be my new favorite paper line. This layout come together super simply.
·         I started with a kraft 12x12 sheet as a base.
·          I cut a piece of the simple stripes 6x9 and turned it to the pink floral side.
·         I cut a sheet of the Set the Table 6x9 and turned it to the green floral side.
·         I cut a piece of the striped scrap 2x3.
·         I cut a 3 inch strip from the Seeing Spots. I used a 3x6 of the spotted side and 3x4 of the pink side.
·         I cut a piece of cream colored cardstock 6x8 to mat the photo and used a border punch along the bottom.
·         The letters beside the photo came from the Alpha stickers sheet.
·         The three flower stickers came from the Element sticker sheet. I did trim the stem off of the pink flower.
The page came together in minutes and I love it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog Candy Winner...

I used a number generator I use in my classroom, but I don't know how to grab an image of the screen. You are just going to have to trust me on this one. Sorry! Anyway.... on to the winner... and the winner is Lillian Child. Thanks Lillian for the comment and following my blog. Please send me an email with your mailing address and I will get this out to you. Congrats! I hope you will all come back for the blog hop I will be in this Friday. There are some incredibly talented ladies involved, so be sure to stop by.

Monday, March 28, 2011

CKC Blog Hop

Well everyone this is my first blog hop, so bear with me and my inexperience. If you arrived here from Clair?then you are headed the right direction. If you just came to visit me, then you might want to start here. After you check out my project and qualify for my blog candy then scroll down and go visit Susanne.

The challenge for the hop was to scraplift ourself. I decided to pull out one of my sketch/pattern books and use one that I have used many times before. I happen to love this one because it can be made new and fresh again and again. It is from the Cherish book. I love these pictures of Courtney. These aren't my first choice in colors for this layout, but there wasn't much left in my kit. I made several other things, but they can not be revealed yet as they are part of swaps.

I hope you enjoy the layout. I have a little blog candy posted to give away. I am trying to build my followers, so if you want to be in the drawing for the blog candy become a follower and leave a comment. If you are already a follower, just leave me a comment during the hop. Now off to the next stop, Susanne.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #99 and CFK Layout 6

I decided that it was officially Spring Break and I was starting it right....SCRAPBOOKING!!!! I thought I would combine two different challenges. I made another layout with my counterfiet kit and I used sketch #99 at Unscripted Sketches. It isn't a fancy distressed layout, but I wanted to do something quick before I started running around today. I hopefully have a softball game to go to later today. Our girls are playing in the state championship game. We won both games last night, and they are the #1 seed. Hopefully they will be playing in the championship game later today. Anyway... here is the layout. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Altered Canvas

I made this altered canvas for a message board friend. It is to display a photo of her granddaughter. I really wanted it to say Wild About You!, but the background paper competed with the letters too much. The only way to notice it at all made it too overbearing, so I decided to leave the words off and add the feathers. These altered canvases are super fun to make. My daughter has made a couple for friends. We got a great deal on a 10 pack of 8x10 canvases, so they are inexpensive too. Courtney has been doing them with Modge Podge, but I used Yes Paste. I liked the results. There was no crinkling or bubbling using the Yes paste, and you have the normal paper texture without the Modge Podge. I added feathers, a stick pin, gold paint dabber around the edges, a mat, and the flowers. Some of the flowers are Primas with ice stickles and gem centers, but some were fun to make. The two larger flowers were made out of recycled dryer sheets. I cut circlkes out of the used dryer sheets, added a brad to the center, and then sprayed them with glimmer mist. I like the end result and hope you do too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

CFK Layout #5

Here is a layout featuring my beautiful daughter. I pulled from my kit for this. I didn't have all of the flowers in my kit technically, but they were in my stash and within arms reach, so I count that as kit. I started to pull some of the chipboard letter for the title, but my Gypsy was sitting there and asked to be used instead. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CFK Layout #4

It has been a busy couple of days, but I was able to get a single page layout finished. I realized that I did not put enough cardstock in my kit. I am not counting it as cheating to grab solid color cardstock since it is in my stash and I really didn't know I was going to be this productive.  When you first look at the page it doesn't look like I even used the kit, but I did. The tattered old looking paper was the cream colored cardstock from the kit. I just tore it and inked with black soot, vintage photo, broken china, and brushed corduroy. I used a mask and foam blending tools. I cut the letters using my Gypsy and the free BlackLetter download. The arrow is from my kit and dabbed with the metallic paint dabber. It is a quick fun page that captures my kid's personality.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Project #3

Okay, I definitely love having a kit to work with. It moves me out of my normal distressed style and makes me productive. Normally school nights would not produce a layout. In fact I don't know that I have ever created a layout with pics and journaling on a night when we had school the next day. Anyway... here is a quick layout I made this evening. It is finished and blogged before I even have to leave to take Courtney to dance. Notice that I used several pieces of chipboard that came in a big package I have had for about four or five years. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Counterfeit Layout #2

I created yet another layout that is not my style. I don't know if it is the kit I put together or just the mood I am in today. Nick came in the room while I was working and liked what I was doing with the white pen. He normally has no interest in my scrapbooking even if they are pictures of him. It was out of my normal element. I bought the white pen about six months ago because I saw it being used on so many projects and this is the first time I have used it. Hope you enjoy!

Okay, I don't know why my pics turned themselves sideways, but I don't know how to fix it on this blog. I am not responsible for cricks in your neck. Hope you like it even though they're not acting right.

Counterfeit Kit Layout #1

This two page 12x12 layout is the first from my forged kit. I am loving this whole forgery bit. This layout is pretty simple. I kept this very minimalist because the focus here is the story. It isn't even the photos. I could have done this layout without any pics at all. You can see there is a ton of journaling. I think I will go ahead and copy and paste the text here since there is a beloved aunt or two that will see this and want to know what it says and who that guy is with my daughter. I hope you enjoy even though this is not my usual style.

The text....
Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it!” I am so glad I have a kid who can dream. Courtney had an assignment for her freshman English class. It was a mini version of their senior project. They had to do a research project on their chosen career field. Being that she is in talented theater, she of course chose acting. One of the requirements was an interview. Through a series of phone calls trying to line up an interview, we were faced with a possible interview with Gerard Butler. She was so excited, but sadly it fell through. She did however get to interview a casting director.
On Thursday, February 24, 2011 Courtney took the first step in making her dreams come true. She sat down to interview Ryan Glorioso from Glorioso Casting. Ryan was great. He made Courtney very comfortable even though she was terribly nervous. He answered her questions with candor and made her laugh. Ryan didn’t promise her a career in acting, but he did steer her in the right direction. He told her how to go about getting an agent, and that is currently in the works. He also made her realize that acting is just one part of the film industry. She is now very interested in learning about all the other aspects of film making. He told her that to get into casting an internship is the way to go. Then he did the most amazing thing, he asked how old she was. She told him she turned fifteen the day before. He looked at her and said, “Well, when you start driving , Call me!” There was no promise of a job offer, but I think he was impressed that a fifteen year old freshman had drive, ambition, and intelligent questions.  
Ryan told her to drive by the new Millennium Studios they are building in downtown Shreveport. Courtney took pictures to record the building of her future work place. With her passion and determination, I see she really could be filming there someday. Hopefully someday sooner rather than later.
Courtney is now one step closer to making her dreams a reality. She knows that an acting career is not an easy path, but she also knows that she has options. She had not gotten a birthday present, because we thought she would be taking driver’s ed. She is getting headshots for her birthday. Ryan said that is the only thing she should be paying for when she signs with an agent. No upfront fees. No showcase scams. Nice headshots and let the roles come … That is the dream. That will be what she does. One day that is the reality!

Trying to make it pretty...

What do you think of the new blog template? If you want a pretty blog, go check out her site. It is LeeLou blogs. There is a bar across the top that is a link. She has some gorgeous layouts.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Into the Woods Counterfeit Kit...

I Put together my version of the main kit, the Sunny Clearing add on, and the babbling Brook add on. I have already made a double page layout using my kit. It is nothing fancy, but a story has been told, recorded, and preserved. I hope to make plenty of projects with this kit. I pulled mostly stuff I have had for ages. The chipboard letters in the bins will replace all the Thickers. I also pulled a lot of chipboard. Everything except for the Bloomers trim I have had at least six months. Some of it I have had as long as for or five years. I still need to pull some flowers and stamps to use. I need to use up this old stuff in order to justify buying new stuff.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

I have been anxiously awaiting the 5th. I followed a link from Crystal's blog and found the most incredible blog. Each month they choose one of the kit clubs out there to forge. You then pull things from your stash to create your own version of the kit. I decided this was the perfect challenge for me since I have tons of stash and need to become more productive. This month there is actually one main kit and four optional add on kits to copy. I didn't realize it would take me so long to create the kits. I spent a little over an hour this morning and creatred my version of the main kit and have about half of the stuff pulled for two of the add on kits. It took me a little longer, because I had a stack of prints sitting on the counter that I want to get scrapped. The butterflies and bees of the kit didn't seem right for the pics I have picked out, so I changed the color scheme up and got to pulling papers for the kit. I am excited and ready to start working. I will take pics of what I have pulled together as soon as I finish the add ons. I think I am only pulling for two of the add ons and will only pull the other two if I am getting enough made with what I have in this kit. If you haven't checked out this great site do so immediately. I don't have the blinkie on here yet, because I haven't quite figured out how to do it yet. You know I am new to this whole blog thing. I will have it figured out before the weekend is over.