Thursday, September 29, 2011

Envelope Mini-pages and link to instructions

I found a tutorial for a fun and easy envelope mini album and I have been wanting to make one for a few weeks. I decided to use my Sept. Counterfeit Kit to make the mini. I didn't have enough papers in my kit so I added quite a few more. It was a great way to use up some of my supplies. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like before I add my pictures, journaling and embellishments.

I have all of my pictures cut and separated by event and I hope to have the album done tonight. I need to finish the cover and I hope to have the pictures posted by tomorrow.

Link to the tutorial I used to make the album: Envelope Album : Kathy Orta
This link takes you to an overview of the album. There is a four part in depth tutorial that takes you step by step also on her youtube channel. It was very easy to make.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh no, Ben was scrapbooking...

I used this sketch from Sassy 'Lil Sketches to make this layout. The layout was made with my counterfeit kit. I actually made the layout twice thanks to my grandson, Ben. I liked the sketch but I changed it a little. The original sketch had a banner across the top. I used a journal block instead. I also used two vertical photos instead of horizontal and I added the flower cluster at the top instead of the bottom. They were small changes, but I like how they worked out on my page.
 This was what my layout looked like when I started it. I wasn't happy with the rub-ons above the photos so I walked away and decided to think about what I wanted to do.  Later I heard Fred say that Ben ruined my scrapbook page. I didn't think I had any more of the BG paper that was my background, but I am happy to say that I had another sheet. I took everything apart and started over. I am happier with the new layout than I was with the original.
 This is a close up of where Ben helped me. I guess he was trying to journal. I am going to have to be more careful about keeping my markers up where he can't reach them from now on.
Thanks for looking. I am not sure when you will see another layout from me. We leave for Canada on Sunday and won't be home until the end of the week. I should have a lot of pretty Niagara Falls pictures when I get back. I am ready to start working on my envelope mini of my Pittsburgh weekend with Alexx. That should be done by the end of the month.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Dumbo Ride

I used this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays and my Counterfeit Kit to make this layout of my daughter and grandson on the Dumbo ride at Walt Disney World. He was six months old and it was his first time on Dumbo.
I will try to add a better picture later, but it is late and in the poor lighting this was the best I could do. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Counterfeit Kits

This month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog they are counterfeiting a kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop. This was the first time I had heard of their kits. They are nice (and cheap).

I love their Sweet kit this month. It is full of Sassafras goodness. I was so excited that I had a lot of the original kit contents to build from. I only had one sheet of each paper so I added in six sheets from my stash. I also added some of the Sassafras alphas and label stickers that I had here to match the kit. Their kit had rub on stitches so I added a pack of rub-ons.

Their Juicy kit was full of black, green, red, and yellow. I didn't have a single paper from their kit so I got to do a lot of shopping in my stash to fill up my kit. I tried to stick to the colors and prints as much as possible. It was a little struggle to find exactly what I was looking for but I am happy with the kit. I think I may make a mini about a weekend trip I took with one of my daughters with this kit. 

And here is my birthday kit. I picked four papers from a MAMBI paper pad that I had bought at Michaels for $4. It was an impulse buy for sure because I rarely scrap birthday pictures. They tend to sit in a box. I am not sure why that is, but this will be at least one birthday scrapped. 

Thanks for looking. I hope to be back soon with some finished pages to show you.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


This morning when I was on the computer I went onto the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see if they had anything new up. I saw the title "Congratulations to the newest Master Forgers" and said ok, I didn't get an email so it wasn't me. As I was reading the post I saw that it said that nobody was notified. I made it! I am so excited to be a part of this blog. It was a great thing to see this morning and I can't wait to get started. Oh Happy Day :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Today we went to the waterparks. We were there for about six hours and by the time I came home I was too tired to do anything. This is my favorite picture from today. Tomorrow we are going to Sesame Place.