Under the Stars | A CKC Challenge

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My kids are all too old for trick-or-treating now so I am finding new ways to celebrate Halloween. This year we stayed at home, had a delicious meal, binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix, and made s’mores under the stars. I knew the photographs I took on that night would be perfect to scrapbook for our second challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Master Forger Lisa says, “November is my birthday month and those of you who know me will know that I am a passionate Scorpio! Add that in with an obsession love (!) for any paper with star, sky, or constellation design and I’m pretty much in heaven.

So, let’s get inspired by the stars or zodiac constellations and use them our projects.”

Since I only had a few stars in my kit, I went in search of more stars in my stash. I found two gold stars and several puffy sticker stars. Perfect for this page!

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Remembering the Little Things | November at Simple Scrapper

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What are those little things that you are enjoying right now? Those things that you think you will always remember but quickly fade from memory as life marches on? I know that I always think I will remember the things that are important to me at some point in time, but my memory often fails me. So I have begun documenting more of my everyday life in hopes of leaving a record of the things that have been important to me.

To document my current favorites, I used a sketch from the Simple Scrapper membership. This sketch allows for five photographs—plenty of room to showcase pictures of the little things in life. Right now I am enjoying riding my horse, times when my children are all together again (my oldest is off at college), doing barn chores on sunny mornings, watching my cat sleep in my IKEA cart, and soaking up the beauty of nature.

There are also specific days of which I want to remember every single detail. This month’s story starters are all about writing letters, so I wrote a letter to myself about a recent wonderful day I shared with my family. I turned this page into a two-page spread in order to give enough room to the journaling and include several photographs.

 

To find out more about the joys of membership at Simple Scrapper, visit the membership site.

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Intentions

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It is almost that time of year when we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. I always try to have a few broad goals for the upcoming year. I have found that scrapbooking these goals is a great way to set intentions for the new year.

At the end of 2016, I found that I had a few scrappy goals that I wanted to work on during the next year. Instead of just writing these intentions down, I made them into a scrapbook page. This is my layout for 2017.

When asked to write about scrapbooking intentions for Get It Scrapped, I decided to document my goals for scrapbooking in 2018. This page captures my intentions.

I am finding that I really enjoy setting my intentions in a concrete form through a scrapbook page. I am thinking that I might make a page for other goals I have for 2018!

If you would like to see how other design team members documented their intentions, head on over to the Get It Scrapped blog.

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A Peek at a Week | CKC November Mini Kit

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This month’s inspiration kit at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is the Emerson collection from November 2016 by Citrus Twist Kits. It is a bright, fun collection and I am having a great time using it as inspiration for several projects this month.

Taking cues from the colorful arrow paper in the kit, I put together this very mini-kit in order to create a spread for my weekly pocket page album.

For this particular week, I had several outdoor photographs with bright colors. The weather was perfect and we spent a lot of time outside—taking care of the horses, shopping, bike-riding, and taking the fire truck for a spin. I knew this mini-kit would be a perfect complement to my pictures.

Make sure you check out the mini-kits created by the other Master Forgers this month on the CKC blog.

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CKC November Kit Reveal | Heaps of Hearts

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It is November and fall is in full swing here–the weather is chilly but pleasant and the trees are turning beautiful colors. And with the new month comes a new counterfeit kit!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge monthly kit reveal blog hop. You should have arrived here from Julene’s blog. If you are in need of the entire blog schedule, simply click here to go to the CKC blog.

This month our inspiration kit is Emerson, the November 2016 kit from Citrus Twist Kits. This collection full of bright, fun patterned papers. I love the mix of bold, colorful designs with more muted, subtle patterns. The embellishments are super-cute—I especially love the wood and cork hearts.

Inspired by the colorful arrow paper in the collection, I began my kit with an equally colorful paper but in a checked design. I added several coordinating papers in a mix of both bright and muted palettes.

Since I loved the hearts from the inspiration kit so much, I searched for heart-themed products that I could add to my kit. I completed the kit with some white Thickers, enamel dots, phrase stickers, gold tags and word stickers. I am calling this kit Heaps of Hearts.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired by this month’s kit and are eager to make your own collection. The next stop on the hop is Leslie’s blog.

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