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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Good Tidings!

Merry Christmas! The King is born!

Last Monday, I had every intention of sitting down to scrap. But the mojo was missing. I flipped through photos and fondled flair, but I didn't seem to get anywhere. Until yesterday. Poking around on the internet for ideas, I found Scrapbook Generations course on using 6x6 paper pads on full size layouts. It turned out to be the missing key. Something clicked in my head and the tape runner started rolling.

Several layouts in, and I realized that the "kit" needed to be photographed before it was used up. Starting with my inspiration photo, you saw before:
I had been adding things as I went along. A totally different way to make a kit. Assemble the items you use, until it is enough to call it a kit.
Let's look at the paper first.
12x12s are all Dream Street, and a 6x6 pad from American Crafts

Add in Alphas
Chip board: Pink Paislee, and Cosmo Cricket.  Thickers from AC. Stickers by Dream Street. And the violet die cut from a long ago disassembled pad.

Next we need boarders and ribbons.
Paper ribbon, Creative Memories. Washi by Heidi Snapp and CTMH. Shimmer Trim by CTMH. Rick-rac, gingham ribbon, and thick red wool, from sewing supplies.

Now some sparkly elements. And die cuts
Close to my heart, Little Yellow Bicycle, Kaiser Scrapbooks for the glittery goodness. The wood veneer, is from a bag of craft supplies, bought at a thrift store. The angle wings are from the first die cut I purchased, last month, to use with my cuttle bug. Now I wonder where I hid it.  Oh and that 7 Gypsies patterned paper? I have a whole package of it.

Let's not forget to include some messy factors, confetti and dew drops (messy when you drop the container on the floor), and textured fabrics. The burlap and red craft fabric, my be used on a layout, or might be used as a mask. The white wrapper from an apple pear, could become a stamp or a mask. And a couple of off cuts of Coredinations Cardstock. I LOVE TEXTURES!

All together we have "Good Tidings!"
Good Tidings!

And it won't be long before I can show you some layouts. Happy Scrapping!

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Pajama Day

Here in Northern Alberta, Canada , winter is settling in again.  With shorter days and mornings that greet you with freshly fallen flakes, my attention turns to that space in the corner that is filled with potential. My scrappy desk.

Today, I am especially motivated to sit here. You see, I have a bad cough, AND LYNGITIS! I tease Robin with messages over facebook, that I am giving him the silent treatment.

I got this way due to a renewed interest in politics. Considering the last couple of weeks, it could be said it is more like a passion or obsession. This is all over a truly bad Bill, passed by our Provincial Legislature. Well I know you didn't come here to read about our government, so I will spare you from a dissertation. I just wanted to say, that canvasing with a cold can lead to no voice at all! So....today has been declared "Pajama Day!"

Got the desk tidied up last night in anticipation of this important day.  Started the morning by reading Counterfeit Kit Blog and Scrapbook Generation's latest (and last) e-zine

This month at CKC, the Master Forgers are blogging about the kit they have made for December and sharing about an album or project they are working on. Today, Kelly shared her kit filled with October Afternoon and Freckled Fawn. Her colour scheme of Red and Turquoise is exactly what I have been thinking of doing. Although I don't have a December kit, yet, I have been gathering items of inspiration towards it.

Kelly's Kit on CKC blog

Beautiful Beginnings
The launch point of my Dec kit is the delightful '50's candy dish. I added in the thank you gifts I received from my Origami Owl consultant, and Heidi Swapp paper tape. Who knows where this might lead.....or not....

The long and the short of it is that I wanted to declare this PJ day, and then (hopefully) dig in and have some paper fun. As long as I can stay off Facebook and the many groups and threads discussing Alberta's current state of affairs.

If I succeed, I will be back with a report on production, soon. But not tomorrow, as I will have to leave early to exercise my civic rights, and protest at the steps of our Legislature. Darn politics. Interrupting my scrappy fun.

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