Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Few Journaling Blocks to Download and Print

Since Project Life is so popular now (especially with the start of the New Year)...I have created some 3"x4" size journal blocks.  I was just kind of messing around, experimenting with some simple designs and decided I would share them.  One more thing...cut the journal blocks out just inside the solid black lines and use a corner rounder on the corners...they should look good like that (the solid line is a guide for cutting, the dotted line is part of the design).

I believe there are 5 different designs in each .PDF file, and each design has one page of lined and one page of blank journal blocks, for a total of 10 pages of journal blocks.

For best results, this color .PDF file can be downloaded and printed on white, cream, or Kraft colored cardstock.

I have also included a "black and white" version...which looks GREAT printed on Kraft. 

I also remembered I designed some simple calendar "spots" a while back.  In my opinion, they look the best printed on Kraft cardstock. 

I have never used this "host" site before...if the first few people who download these could leave me a comment whether or not it worked for you , that would be great!

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Introducing the Counterfeit Kit Challenge!!!

My friend, Bethany, and I have started a challenge blog that will debut on January 5th! We both LOVE monthly kit clubs.  But I have so many supplies on-hand in my scrap space, that I cannot justify purchasing any more.  As I was browsing through the Internet, admiring the beautiful kits that are out there, I realized that they are very inspiring to me! So I tried to mimic a recent kit and create my own "counterfeit kit".  To my surprise, it was so much fun and it looked great!!!

I'm not talking about always putting together matching paper, stickers, and rub-ons from the same exact line of paper---that's too easy!  It's more like pulling different papers, embellishments, "found items", and hand made baubles from completely brands and lines of supplies from your stash.  In order to make this process easier, we will use a current monthly kit club as inspiration!  By having completed kits on hand, it will allow us to scrap whenever we get a few minutes...and it will take some of the guesswork out of cooordinating the supplies.

On the 5th of each month we will post an "inspiration" kit.  We will also put up pictures of the "counterfeit kits" that we came up with based the inspiration. Throughout the month we will share tutorials on making some of the embellishments, mini challenges to help you use your kit, and even a blog hop so we can all share what we have done!

Here are some links that you will want to know for our challenges:
My blog (I will post throughout the month about the challenges)
Bethany's Blog: Challenge Blog:
And Facebook! Yep! You can like us on Facebook. Just search "Counterfeit Kit Challenge"!

Let me know what you think by commenting here or on Facebook! And feel free to offer suggestions!

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Layout for "Sketchy Tursdays"

I heard about the blog called "Sketchy Thursdays" and decided to check it out.  I think I am going to enjoy this site...and with a new sketch every week, I'll be looking forward to some scrapping inspiration. 

Here is this week's sketch and my completed layout.  Since I only work in double page layouts...I improvised the second page to coordinate with the first page of the sketch. 

12/16/2010 sketch

My layout based on the sketch.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Scrapbook Challenge for 2011

I'm so excited to say a friend of mine, Bethany, and I are organizing a Scrapbook Challenge "project" to ring in 2011!  This new challenge will be complete with it's own blog, Facebook page, REALLY great inspiration, along with a few other ideas we have "up our sleeves".  It has been so much fun planning and organizing it with Bethany, I can't wait to reveal it! 

Although it's still "top secret" I'll give you one little hint...if you have a "hefty" stash of scrapbook supplies...this challenge will be right up your alley!  I'll keep you posted :)