Friday, January 25, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop!

Welcome to the CKC Blog Hop.  We have a wonderful hop for you with many talented and creative scrappers showing their inspirational creations.  Note: sorry I am running late, I put the wrong time on the auto-publish settings - I guess I need to re-figure time zones LOL.

But - better late than never, so on with this wonderful blog hop.  You will find a ton of creative layouts and cards on your journey, so grab some coffee, sit back, relax and keep on hopping!

If you have arrived here from Lesley's Blog, you are in the right spot!  If you just stumbled across this blog hop, feel free to go forward from here and then head back to the beginning, or go back to the beginning at Jemma's Blog and view all the spectacular creations!

Here is my entry for Challenge #1 on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  A layout using three papers, three embellishments and a three word title.  Kind of tough for me to figure out at first, but then inspiration finally struck as I grabbed some core'dinations cardstock and added light distressing!

What supplies?  All from my stash - a lot of scraps and lots of fun.
3 Papers:
Background glitter paper from My Mind's Eye Laundry Line collection.
Floral glitter paper from My Mind's Eye Laundry Line collection.
Dots beige paper - Core'dinations core color pack - that coordinates with a Cosmo Cricket line

3 Embellishments:
Inked edges of papers (Stampin Up and Palette Inks)
Ribbon - Cosmo Cricket - leftover from another project
Softies/Rubber accent words - KI Memories Summer Softies

3 Word Title - Agate Lake Retreat
As shown above - a fun fall retreat in MN.  We use that main room for our crop area and we all stay in cabins.  Total fun - even midnight tours around the lake if we desire!  Letters are from an October Afternoon pack.

The little Fun embellishment is made from scraps of paper and ribbon and a few more of the letter stickers.  Since I love to participate in swaps, took that idea and made a quick little ATC sized dimensional piece - I love lumpy pages!  I had already used up all the swaps I had from this particular line of paper.

Be sure to check out the rest of the stops in this wonderful hop.  The entire order is below:

Jemma - http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Lucinda - http://www.scrapbooksandcows.blogspot.com/     <----- You are Here!

It would be great if you would leave me a comment and become a follower of my blog! I will have a drawing, from all followers for a fun little Valentines blog candy.  A package of rhinestones and a package of puffy heart stickers add some bling to the mix!  Just leave a comment and become a follower to qualify for the drawing.



Other news - love to participate in scrapbook swaps?  Looking to hostess?  Check out Scrapbooking Fun.biz and join in the fun.  Our first online crop of the year will be taking place the week of April 22-28 - just after tax season here in the US and kicking off Earth day for 2013.  Our theme for the week will be Reduce, Re-use and Recycle - it should be a lot of fun and definitely will require the use of a stash!  Lots of challenges and prizes and even a fantastic online Bingo game that Saturday night!

Have a great time during the rest of the hop - there are some very inspiring pages out there!