Counterfeit Kits, Kids, Scrapbooking, Single Page Layouts, Single Photo, Videos

Bevy of Beautiful Butterflies!

Hi! Time for Weekly Wrap-up #19, where I share what creative mess I’ve made this week. Today I have an in-progress layout from my mini May Counterfeit kit. What scrappy fun have you gotten into this week? Please share! ❤️ And if you enjoyed this video, please consider subscribing to my channel. Thanks for watching! :)

Counterfeit Kits, Double Page Layouts, Everyday, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Two Page Layouts, Videos

Stashbusting Labels Idea! Layout Process Video #15: Donut You Know…? 🍩

Hi, guys! Today I have an everyday-themed double-page 12×12 scrapbook layout featuring the use of lots and lots of labels! I love labels–precut labels, die cut labels, cutapart labels, label stickers, label stamps, all of them–and love finding new ways to use them in my scrapbooking. How do you like to use your labels?

My stashbusting idea is simple–pile up a bunch of labels and then write across them as your journaling. You can see it below at the 10:37 mark:

Cheap & Green, Counterfeit Kits, Scrapbooking

May 2020 Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge

I have always loved the Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge, but haven’t gotten to play along in forever.  I jumped back in again this month, however, and made a mini kit inspired by the CKCC’s choice for May, Echo Park’s March 2020 club kit.

Here is my mini kit:


It includes some stamped embellishments I made (video forthcoming at some point!):


And I’ve already made a page with it!  It was based on a PageMaps sketch, and my flower wreath is very off-center, but oh, well, life is very off-center.  I used some bits and pieces on a 2nd page and will make cards, too–all of which I’ll post later. :)  TFL!


Baby, Counterfeit Kits, Scrapbooking, Single Photo

Layout: Doula Doula

This was our doula, Stefanie, with Bubby about 2.5 weeks after the birth.  She was a huge help, I’ll write more about her as I finish up the birth story.  :-)  She looks just like a doula ought, don’t you think?  :-)  Scrapped this when I went to Archiver’s for a crop night for my birthday a few weeks ago.  Lovely night!!

More of my May Counterfeit Kit.  Nothing too special technique-wise, just some fun and colorful layering that I seem to enjoy.  As you read the title, hum “Louie Louie” or “Mony Mony.” ;-)

Counterfeit Kits, Everyday, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking

Layout: Spring Is Bustin’ Out All Over

My first layout completed since Bubby was born.  Too much pressure to actually make one about him, so I used my May Counterfeit Kit and some pictures I had printed over a year ago.


Based on this sketch, found about halfway down this article.

Counterfeit Kits, Scrapbooking, Single Photo

All A-Twitter, Layout 2


This picture is from Easter 2010, which we spent with T’s parents.  Their church did the living cross, where each person adds a flower to the cross.  It was really beautiful.  It’s not my first time seeing one, but it was my first time grabbing a pic.  This is another iPhone pic.


I don’t normally scrap like this.  I mean, I do single photos pretty often, and I use a lot of white space pretty often, and I use funky color combos pretty often…  But I have never EVER used this many embellishments at once on a layout.  I’m a fairly simple scrapper.


Last count was 33 flowers and 13 brads/eyelets!


For the title, I added a little subtle glimmer with my Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  Love that little guy.  It is hard to show in pictures, but so easy to see in real life, and quite often adds the perfect touch!  If you look closely in this last photo, you’ll see where I added a shadow effect with my pen.


Thanks for looking!  I have at least one more layout in progress from my kit, hoping to finish and post tomorrow.  If 1) I don’t go into labor, and 2) we get our hot water heater replaced in a timely fashion (sprung a leak last night).

Cards, Counterfeit Kits, Thank you

All A-Twitter, Thank You Cards

From my April Counterfeit Kit, a thank you card for a bag full of baby gifts–everything from books to a blankie–for one of T’s coworkers.  And one for a neighbor family down the street, for a Major Saver card they gifted us during my bedrest (yeah, I’m very behind on this one!).


Variations on a theme…  It is easiest for me to cut one sheet of 8.5×11 into 2 cards and just make 2 that are exactly the same, or at least similar, so that’s what I did!  I think I like the first one best–that pop of aqua picks up the aqua stripes in the paper and I think it looks a bit more festive.  The white flowers are almost too stark, I would probably do those in another color if I redid these.  Used my Cuttlebug machine and Sizzix dies, went all old school.  ;-)