Saturday, January 8, 2011

I won!

Every month at Kindred Creations (KC) Becca picks a winner from everyone who participates in the challenges. For November/December she picked the layout I did for December's layout tag. The layout will be featured on KC's homepage for the whole month of January. Totally cool!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Are You Up For a Challenge?

I'm always tempted to join a kit club, but it's hard to justify with the amount of stash I have already. So, inspired by those of you who put together page kits to take to crops and the new Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog , my challenge this month over at Kindred Creations is to shop your stash and create your own kit. It can be a small page kit or a large anything goes kit. The only rule is everything must come from your stash, there can be nothing new.

Here's my kit.

I started out with some papers from the Fancy Pants 'Happy Together' line and then I added papers from Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo Bunny, MME - Bohemia, Autumn Leaves - Foof-a-La, and one unknown pp. I picked 4 Bazzil colours that were a close match and then added some embellies. I have a couple of tags from MME, Stickles, Dollarama bling & pearls, a part package of Thickers, some Prima flowers, Basic Grey buttons, part packages of brads (one only has 1 brad left in it lol), misc. ribbon and a set of stamps that complement the Happy Together border strip pp. I was really surprised at how easily I was able to put this together.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One Little Word and Two Great New Blogs!

I love Ali Edward's 'One Little Word' concept. You pick one word and use it as a source of inspiration for the whole year. This year it has been made into a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS). I haven't decided if I want to commit to the class, but I have picked out my word. ~DO~ It doesn't get much littler than that. LOL I have a bad habit of thinking about things too much or starting things and then not following up or finishing. This blog is a prime example as this is my first post in almost 2 months. So, this year my goal is to do things. And this post is a start. I'm also taking part in Becca's Goal challenge at Kindred Creations (KC) to help keep myself on track and accountable.

One of my goals is to do at least 2 layouts in addition to KC's layout tag. I've found a couple of new blogs that I think will help me to be creative. One is a brand new sketch blog called Sketch Support from one one of my favourite sketch artists, Allison Davis. I love her sketches and this new blog provides not only the 2 page sketches she's so well known for, but also 1 page, card and add-on sketches. Fantastic! The other blog I've discovered is Counterfeit Kit Challenge. The ladies there take a current scrapbook kit from one of the many great kit clubs out there and challenge you to shop your stash to create your own kit. You can copy the kit exactly if you have the products or you can just create a kit inspired by the colours, it's up to you. I think it is a great way to encourage me to look at my stash with new eyes and maybe try some things I wouldn't think of on my own. For anyone who goes to crops or retreats this would be great inspiration in putting together page kits. The first kit they have up isn't one that appeals to me, but it still has inspired me to try to create a kit out of my stash just for the fun of it. LOL