Monday, June 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop!

It's that time again...the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop! This month the theme is "The I's Have It," where each counterfeiter shows how they interpret the challenge incorporating the letter "I." If you have come from Milissa's Blog, you're on the right track. (You can refer to the list below or return to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog if you get lost along the way.)

With that out of the way, I present to you my interpretation of the challenge. I don't usually do layouts just about myself, but since I had a birthday photo from last month that I wanted to scrap, I thought I would give it a try. The picture was a fun one of the Angry Birds that my DH got for me. Pair that up with the calendar page from Fancy Pants Designs that I have now included in two counterfeit kits, I was determined to use it this time!

I found some fun number/calendar stamps by Autumn Leaves at a recent used stamp sale at a LSS too. I found these were perfect for the calendar blocks. And the title, since it was my 29th birthday recently, seemed appropriate. :) You can always hope to not turn 30, right? Hee hee!

So there you have it... Thanks for stopping by my little blog on your hopping journey. Your next stop is Amarilys' Blog. I can't wait to see what everyone came up with for this challenge. I hope you enjoy the hop! 

Here's the blog hop list for reference:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge:
Laurie:   <--- You're here!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ad-Inspired Card Layout

Over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, one of the June mini challenges is to create something with inspiration from an advertisement. I found this Citi ad and thought it would make a great card layout.

Here's the ad:

Here's my take with a card using papers from my June kit:

A fun challenge! And I used my June counterfeit kit! This is only my first project for the month I've posted, but I am ready for the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop on the 28th, so this card is actually my second project I've created. With a few days left of course, I hope it isn't the last.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 17, 2011

WMS June Waltz - July 4th/Americana!

So there was no need to schedule this post. I just finished this page for the waltz today. Doesn't get more Americana than a baseball game, does it? This layout is from my trip to see my best friend in Ohio for a Cincinnati Reds game, which happened to be opening night of the Reds' season. And this California girl had to borrow a winter coat that night cause it was a little chilly by the river! Hee hee! I used Bitty Banners for some fun Americana banner embellishments to the page.

Okay, a short post cause I'm now going to head to bed. I look forward to seeing what everyone else creates for this month's waltz. Be sure to check out the WMS Forum for all the waltz details! to catch some zzz's! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WMSC #51 & Gallery Idol

Just a quick post today. I wanted to make sure that I got this card submitted as I've been working on it for the past two evenings. It has a lot of fussy cutting to get all those flower layers. I did think that layering the little flower images in the Say It With Style set was the perfect excuse to combine the WMSC51 sketch (by a good friend even!) and a submission for the Gallery Idol open auditions. It was the inspiration for the scored box and the three flowers. I want to say that I just flipped the sketch so it was from the left instead too. You can see it right? I teamed the flowers with the trusty "Congratulations" sentiment from the same set.

Here's the sketch:

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - The June Kit

After participating in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge a few months back and skipping a few months as I was busy with school, I am happy to say that I'm all ready for June! I enjoy putting together the counterfeit kit based off a brand new kit because it helps me shop my stash, where in some cases I find papers I didn't even know I really had! That goes for this June kit, for example. Here's my kit:

There are a lot of flowers and pink in this particular kit. Flowers and pink are things I like about the papers when I am shopping scrapbook stores, but I seem to keep to simple designs and even plain cardstock a lot lately in my scrapbook pages. But by trying to stay as true to the challenge inspiration kit as possible, I'm hoping to stretch my creativity limits with the pages and projects I use it for this month. I have no particular projects, photos or layouts in mind when I look at this kit right now, but I am looking forward to what I'm going to do with it. (One thing I do have in mind is making my own embellished butterflies, hence the inclusion of my trusty Martha Stewart butterfly punch.)

Best of all, I get to participate in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge again! I look forward to seeing what others do with the same kit as inspiration.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WMSC #50 & June CASE Competition

I needed a birthday card for a friend. I never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand. Heck, I don't have the biggest stash of cards to just give out...need to work on that! But when I do need one, I know the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge is always a good place to look for inspiration. Sketch #50 was no exception. I also decided to base my card off of DT member Anya's card she made for the same sketch. I just changed around which WMS stamps I used: the cupcake from Frame It and the polka dots from Off-Beat Backgrounds. I really liked the simplicity of the design.

Be sure to check out the WMSC50 and June CASE competition going on. :)

Now off to the post office with this one so it can make it to its destination on time, hopefully!

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