Monday, February 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Welcome happy scrappers to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop. If you are following the hop you should have arrived from Missus Wokie's blog- if you not you might want to start at the beginning which is here at the Counterfeit kit site. I have had a blast doing this challenge and playing with my knock-off kit. I believe the Counterfeit Kit is better than a kit club one could subscribe to because you build it with the supplies you already have on hand; those things you obviously liked enough to individually pick out in a store.

Here's my take on this Month's Scrap of Darkness sketch.

Unforgettable Memories

This is my oldest son wearing a carnival clown costume in Plaza St. Marco, Venice Italy.


I am so happy I found this challenge. Thanks to this challenge I have completed six 8x8 pages in under a month. Here are a few of my other pages created with this kit:

Paw-fect Pal - My puppy and I posing

Clowning Around Venice - more pictures of DS1 from his photo shoot in Venice

God's Gift- my niece's Baptism

Bliss- My cousin Angie's wedding day

Thanks for taking a peek at the goodies I created.

Enjoy the blog hop Glinda is waiting for you to stop by. Click here for her blog and the next stop in the hop.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Progressive Madness

So we had an informal progressive challenge this weekend. The real deal happens on the last weekend of each month, but since some of us had the Monday off we decided to do an extra round. This seems to be best way for me to complete several pages. You can play along with us live Sat the 26th. You just have to be a member at and here's a link to the progressive challenge headquarters.

God's Gift: a lift of "Towards my Fate"by Glensgirl
This is my second page completed with my Counterfeit Kit.

Here's a tag I made with my cricut and a 3-d butterfly made with my Martha Stewart punch

This is a tag title I made with luggage tags covered in aluminum tape

Surreal: is a lift of "Guilty" by Scraperlious

Handmade items are elegant flowers, quilled clock, and 3-d butterfly
Also the tag is torn pieces of musical notes based on a tutorial by Lisa at A random Purpose on Life.

Clowning Around Venice - this is a lift of "Sweet 16" by Provinca
I used my Counterfeit Kit for this double page layout

Handmade embellishments are card stock daisy, folded circle flowers, elegant ruffled flowers, faux florishes

The title is cute from my cricut and some of the Italian embellishments were a gift from Provinca

I attempted a mask of gondolas in a row but it was all to busy to have its effect noticed

Cute is a Family Tradition- this is a lift of "my little miss attitude" By MommyMarci

Handmade embellishments here include: aster flowers and quilled butterfly


Handmade embellishments are based on the spirelli technique. I also used water distressing

Pirate's Life - is a lift based on 100% Original By Dream67646

Many of the embellishments are made with my cricut

I made the maps and one is a mask of a ship

Friday, February 11, 2011

Paw-fect Pal

I recently completed a page about our pooch Cheyenne. I made this layout for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

close-up of origami corset:

close up of dress form:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Quilled Dress Form

Counterfeit Challenge Extras- fairy, quilled clock, flourished hearts, origami corset, decorative corners and quilled dress form/mannequin.

Handmade & Cricut cut embellishments.

One strip I cut a little wider than the others and I folded it over to make the center pole.

Next I attached one strip around the center and lopped it across the top and attached it to the opposite side of the already attached pole. I added a touch of glue at the top point the outline touches the poll.

I cut two strip in half and quilled one end. The other end I attached under the neck at the pole to form the arm/shoulder and the top of the dress form.

I cut two strip in half and quilled one end. The other end I attached under the neck at the pole to form the arm/shoulder and the top of the dress form.

I cut three strips in half. I quilled and re-quilled these six strips in sets of two. I requilled which means I rerolled the quill because I needed a tighter/smaller quill. I did this with my hand. The center quill was a little larger than the other two. I glued the bottoms together. I did this for both sides of course alternating the way the curled faced.

I glued the bottom of the three curled strips onto the bottom of the dress form. I pinched the waiste together and bound the waiste for the moment, so it would grow accustom to this shape.

I cut another strip in half. I hold each half and quilled the ends making the curl go in the same direction . Next I attached each to the bottom of the pole to create the feet of the dress form.

Cutting another stip in half I quilled nearly the entire piece. I requilled making a tighter roll. This I attached just under the neck of the dress form just above the piece that was attached as the arm/shoulder.

I looped a tiny sliver of a strip of paper and pinched it lightly to make an oval. I attached this at the top creating a neck.

At the waiste I unbounded the form and wrapped it in lace. It could be left bound for an alternative look. Last I quilled both ends of a long yellow strip of paper. When I gave it a little pull as I unwound it so it would come slight unbound.