Sunday, June 5, 2011

Finding Motivation

So after the recent loss of my mommy, a crazy first year teaching, and dealing with the terrible twos...I am READY for summer break! I plan to do lots of scrapping, relaxing, and hanging out with my favorite little person. To find my motivation for my 8 week long scrapfest, I have dug out my photos, put some "kits" together, and even got a little head start on scrapping! Here are a couple of the most recent layouts I have done.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Packing Up!

I'm getting ready to go to my first all day crop in a long time! What am I bringing might you ask? Besides the billion photos I have taken "new" kits! I am working on a couple others to bring with me. Here is the inspiration I am working with:

The Scarlet Lime January Kit: Vintage Love
How delicious is that?! I can't wait to see what I can come up with to re-create this amazing kit! I guess I should ALSO find a kit to "copy" with a Christmas theme...since those are the photos I want to focus on! Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Addicted to Knockoffs!

Now that I have started the Counterfeit Kit challenge...I can't stop! There are so many delicious kits out there that I want...and now I can have them for free :) I think this is a fabulous way to get supplies ready for a crop too! As I was browsing through some of the new January kits, I came across Domestic Bliss by Cocoa Daisy...and I'm in love!

Here is their yummy kit:

So after picking some thing out from my stash to scraplift the kit, this is what I came up with:

I also made a little extra to go along with it...

I am doing a recipe album this year, so I thought this would be perfect! Plus, I love the color combo!
You can download the recipe "add ons" I made here: Domestic Bliss Knockoff Add Ons


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

I found out about an awesome new challenge from two peas called Counterfeit Kit. I have never ordered an online kit before, but I have swooned over several! One of my goals for this year is to USE my huge stash, and this is the perfect way to get me started!

Why I love it:
1. It's free.
2. I will go through all my old stuff and bring NEW life to it.
3. It's free.
4. I will have a new kit to scrap with instantly :)
5. It's free.
...well, you get the point!

You can find the challenge here:

They posted the first kit to lift today and I had a blast playing with my stash! However, I really wanted those amazing little Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards. I have never purchased any, so I got creative! I made my own using a simple word doc. and I loved the outcome! I simply printed them on some cream cardstock that I had lying around. They have endless potential! Lucky for you, I like to share!

Here are the links to download the bingo cards! Sorry they are 3 seperate files, I was having issues!
Bingo January-April
Bingo May-August
Bingo September-December

Here is my January Counterfeit Kit with my knockoff bingo cards!!!