Saturday, September 23, 2017

090817 Pre-Made Vacation Traveler's Notebook & Kit

Traveler's Notebook

I have a trip coming up soon & have really enjoyed scrapping on the road on other vacations. I decided at the last minute to throw a homemade book together. I am considering asking for an Instax camera for my birthday - any feedback? I would love to come home with a finished product! Otherwise I plan to have my photos curated, processed & ready to print when I get home.

I made a traditional size notebook using some papers from a collection pad. That gives me white B sides & alternated them with some plain white inserts about to be discarded from a new album. I then cut elements from the patterned papers to add some interest & give me a stash of embellishments.

Front cover

Back cover
I loved the scripty sentiments but thought I would go over them with a white pen. 
It was dried up so I grabbed a gold one - serendipity! 


I've packed up a kit for the road.



Stay tuned!

Oops - forgot to post this before we left... vacay brain!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

091217 CKC September Challenge #1


"The cards in the Lost River Documenter Kit have some fabulous 'starters' as journalling prompts or for use as titles. For example, Our Stories Matter; Let's Go Outside; Weekday Ventures; I Can't Go Because I Don't Want To; Go See Do; Let The Adventure Begin - and that's only a few of them! For this challenge, choose any one of the cards as inspiration - and create a layout, card, or ... well, anything, using one of the phrases as a prompt for your storytelling."

Two of my darling grandchildren started kindergarten this year & the card sentiments highlighted above are the perfect description for their photos!

It's okay to LOL
I found this adorable page to scraplift for my grandson - I can even use my forged pennant!
Link to process video HERE
The title includes his quote, "It was awesome!"

He wrote his name, which is fun to have preserved.




All of what was memorable in his eyes...


For my granddaughter's  layout I LOVED the Stuck Sketches September sketch.

When I saw both of these photos I teased my daughter about how My Little Pony shoes really must be magical, and her answer became  the title.


As always I had some splatter boo-boos to rehab, which always produces great little design elements!


I hope you are ready to take a try at the challenge! 
Make sure to share on the Facebook group, Instagram or the blog Linky.
Happy scrapping!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 4, 2017

090417 CKC September Forgeries


You may remember from my kit reveal that
I used the mood board from the Studio Calico blog as my inspiration.

Theirs:
  
Mine:

These are the forgeries I've made for this kit:

The striped paper, based on the Snake Charmer Basket
 was quite easy. I used textured cardstock to mimic the woven texture.
I angled the ends of  1-1/4" strips of the blue, half in each direction to keep the texture showing.


The gold foiled wood veneers were irresistible!
I used some positively ancient product meant for fabric with Zig Blue glue.


The photo card just meant adding a hoarded Hambly rub-on to a scenic cut apart card!


I l-o-v-e pennants. A little work in Photoshop created a custom banner for my grandson!
I mounted it on yellow felt to give it a true pennant feel.


The cute enamel cup & the doodled tree paper made me itch to give it a try, so I grabbed a pencil first & then a Sharpie. I knew I had a tiny starburst stamp that would add the perfect touch to the eclipse!

 I hope I've proved once again that counterfeiting doesn't have to be elaborate or complex!
Choose the pieces of the kit that speak to you & find a creative way to make them your own.

And don't forget to share with us on Facebook, Instagram or the blog Linky!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

090117 September CKC Kit Reveal


#tooearlyforfall
 but perfect for Clair's September inspiration!

But first! let me introduce our Guest Designer, Jess

I’m Jess, I am 29 and from the U.K. I love pocket scrap-booking, planning in my travelers notebook and creating happy mail to send to my pen pals across the globe. I will be posting regular blogs at Jess Claire Creates about all the crafty, creative things I get up to.
You can also find me on Instagram:  Jess.Claire.Creates
And on YouTube: JessClaire Creates
I am also part of the creative team for UK Scrap Addicts
On the blog: UKscrapaddicts blog
And on YouTube: UKscrapaddicts Youtube

On to the inspiration! Clair tells about her choice for this month's kit: "I've chosen a kit from September 2016 that, to me at least, seemed like a nice transition between summer and autumn. It makes me think of the outdoors, camping, cooler evenings and warm cider. It's the Lost River Kit from Studio Calico. I hope that you like it!"  

September 2016 Lost River Kit from Studio Calico
 Let's open up the Magic Blue Box & explore my September counterfeit!


There are a lot of elements I liked (pennants, kraft envelopes, doodled tree paper), 
but I was more inspired by the mood board on the blog reveal (hence the name of my kit):

Yummy!Here is my gridded match-up:
I have two grands starting kindergarten this year plus eclipse photos to scrap, which directed many of my choices. (I don't always think ahead like that!) I've rounded out my kit with those pages in mind.


My version of the Project Life-style cards:


I have collected some alphas & will return to my stash as needed.

Hop on for more Master Forger inspiration, and don't forget to return on the 4th for our Forgery on the Fourth post that gives you the inside scoop of creating counterfeits of some of your favorite elements. That could be as easy as a free printable download, so don't miss it!


Can't wait to see what you put together!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

090117 September Archi-scraps Challenge


Photo from Tibet - use lots of something



Archi-scraps Challenge blog never fails to inspire! I had some photos from a recent luncheon ready to scrap & initially thought I would smother my page in flowers to pick up on the floral paper tucked beside the photos.


And then I found the heart paper...


...and the big gold "lovely".



A lot of hearts, a lot of gold, and a lot of love <3

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

083017 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Trip Album


Soon to be followed by the 1st Annual Myrtle Beach Trip Album, lol!

Oops! Forgot to add the date!

I used a set of clearance bin fancy file folders to make my book.
 I knew they wouldn't lie flat when joined together, so I used some techniques from this book

Amazon link HERE
to stitch them together with a little give.
The purple stitching is visible in some of the page photos.
I added a decorative paper to cover the bound edge.


left page view

right page view










As I had used the back page I wanted to protect it, 
so I added a vellum book jacket to the binding paper. 
It folds inside to keep it in place.


Enjoyed the whole process of putting this together & am so happy with the result!

Thanks for stopping by!