June 10, 2017

Layouts Lately

Today I'm sharing a few layouts from some recent Ali Edwards' Story Kits.  

I loved all the circle embellishments that were part of the Lens Story kit and I had no trouble using them on my pages.  The first page features a story generated by a photo I took during my "Week in the Life" project:

Here are more of those circles on another page:

And one more circle on this last "Lens" kit page:

Several months ago, when I saw that "brave" was going to be the May story kit theme, I knew immediately that I wanted to tell a particular story about my mom's uncle.  He never had any children and I think it's important that future generations get to know this courageous man.  This is the page:

I actually haven't been making as many pages with the kits lately - I've had some assignments to do and now that it's spring, there are plenty of things to be done outside.  I still have many ideas for pages though.  Each kit comes with a "story sparks" card so I use them to note the stories I want to tell and eventually I'll get back to them.  I store the cards and any corresponding photos in a little basket.

When the weather turns warm and sunny, I spend more time out in my gardens.  In summer, when the humidity and heat roll in, I'll spend more time scrapbooking in our air conditioned house.  How about you - do you scrap less at certain times of the year?

June 6, 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - June Mini Kit Reveal

It's mini-kit reveal day on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.  We are using this lovely "Willow" kit from Felicity Jane as our June inspiration:
Felicity Jane

And here is the mini-kit I put together using four sheets of paper from some 6x6 pads:

The color scheme is slightly different but I added the floral and stripe patterns from the original. And since most Felicity Jane kits include a sampling of labels, I made sure to put some in my mini-kit.

I couldn't resist adding a "real" Felicity Jane stamp set to my kit:

Here's the page I made with my mini-kit:

The pink and white polka dot background wasn't in my original mini-kit - I pulled it out of my scrap box.  I used pieces of the mini-kit papers as layers under my photo and tucked in some labels too.

The photo and journaling were both taken from one of my first post on this blog.

I didn't really use very much of my kit so I might be making another layout with it. 

If you don't have time to pull together a full kit this month, I hope you'll consider making a mini-kit from the Felicity Jane inspiration.  Please add your kit to our monthly link-up, post on Instagram (and tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjune2017) or share it in our Facebook community.