28 June 2012
25 June 2012
I will be taking a break from CKCB for July and August as little man is due to appear July 23 and I know I will be busy doing all the little final things to get ready and then enjoying him when he gets here. I will still try to get around and leave some love though! Have a good couple of months!
Created by Crystal at 8:19 AM
22 June 2012
21 June 2012
|For the Travel challenge|
|Added the butterflies and thickers from stash|
|using one of my favorite starting points|
|a different spin on one of my favorite starting points|
|plain simple and to the point, lots of stamping|
Created by Crystal at 8:16 AM
17 June 2012
Good morning! Happy Father's day to all the daddies and step in daddies out there! Today I wanted to share the two cards I whipped up for Fathers day for my Daddy and hubby's Father. I hope they enjoyed them!
|Drawing DD did for my Dad, his smaller gift and card|
|Closeup of Dad's card|
|Father in laws card.|
Created by Crystal at 6:48 AM
15 June 2012
Oops! This is late! I must admit that my blog is taking a backseat to getting everything ready for little mans arrival in less than six weeks! Please accept my apologies!
Created by Crystal at 7:10 PM
11 June 2012
Created by Crystal at 6:59 AM
09 June 2012
Created by Crystal at 6:58 AM
07 June 2012
Created by Crystal at 6:50 AM
06 June 2012
Happy June! I am very excited to showcase the kit for Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month! We are truly doing something different. You should have reached me from the awesome Guest Designer this month: Allison. I eluded to it in a previous post here but if you did not catch that no worries. We are mixing it up and making our OWN kits with the following items in them. No copying another kit (unless you want to); this time the challenge is to make your OWN kit. Here is what we were to include:
10 sheets patterned paper
8 sheets card stock
2 stamp sets
4 journaling spots
3 TYPES of "misc" embellishments
1 roll washi tape
1 OLD item/embellishment
1 Messy item
1 surprise item of your choice!
So without further ado let's dissect my kit this month, what do you say? I am calling it "Sweet and Sassy" I have a good deal of spring/Easter pictures to finish up before I move on so that is where my inspiration came from. Below is the ENTIRE kit with all my add ons.
Here is the main meat and taters part of the kit. This includes all of the listed above and one more alphabet set (I have white thickers, Kraft corrugated letters and tiny type Kraft letters). My OLD item is the paper crimper (how long has yours been collecting dust?!?!!). My 3 types of misc embellishments are the twine, buttons, and bling with the three butterflies thrown in for the surprise item or I guess they could be the OLD item too. I do have two messy items paint (hint! hint!) and white embossing powder since I am all about stamping on my creations these days. I did not include my journaling spots in this one but picked out three label pads (Martha Stewart) to use. You will see why in a few seconds. So there you have the MAIN kit part of "Sweet and Sassy".
|closeup of the pattern papers, I choose Kraft, cream and white card stock of course|
Now here we are to the first add on, the stamping one. I pulled lots of Unity stamps with a weather/spring/whimsical theme. Then we have a border set, an outline alphabet set, and a little girl set. I think I should be covered, but reserve the right to add more from my stash if needed :).
Here we have the second add on: 6X6 paper pads. I have been buying and gifted these a great deal lately and really want to use them instead of them collecting dust on my Expedit. So I pulled out a few with similar color themes, plus they rock when I am doing Project Life.
Last but not least, the final or third add one, my JOURNALING add on. Yep that is MORE stamps, pattern paper and labels. I also included some MME and Lily Bee Design spots to round it all out. I have three pattern papers here all grid/ledger/lined for easy journal spots/boxes etc bases. Four more stamp sets, my "journal spots" from the main kit (Lily Bee Index cards), several MME pre made spots/labels and there you have it. Yes I know it is massive but I have noticed I am slacking in my journaling and want to step it up.
So are you up for this awesome challenge inspired by Shimelle Laine at 2peasinabucket.com? Can you do it? I am always interested in the process of others kitting (is that a word?) so leave me a comment with the steps you use to pull your kit together! Can't wait to see what you make! Make sure to continue the DT hop with GLINDA!
04 June 2012
On Twopeasinabucket.com around National Scrapbook Day Shimelle posted a video about a kit she made from her stash and how many pages she did with it. A fellow member decided to run with it and I accepted the challenge. I pulled my kit with the items requested, and was able to get SIXTEEN regular scrapbook layouts and a 2 page Project Life spread so that is a total of EIGHTEEN layouts. WHEW! It was so much fun and a good challenge. Below you will find the kit, the layouts and my leftovers. I would definitely do it again, but not anytime soon or with those patterns LOL!
|the scraps I pulled to stamp/add on|
|project life layout 1-2 (layout 10-11)|
Created by Crystal at 6:00 AM
03 June 2012
Created by Crystal at 8:26 AM
01 June 2012
Created by Crystal at 7:30 AM