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Thursday, 24 November 2016

November Members' Hop

Welcome to my part of the CKCB Members' Blog Hop.
You should have come here from Dawn      http://www.dawnsscrapbookcottage.blogspot.com

The first project I worked on this month was inspired by"Forgeries on the Fourth" It is no crime to create your own version of the trendy, hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash and ingenuity.  Each month on the fourth we are treated to tutorials from the Master Forgers or links to resources they have found.
Inspired by Lynette, I used punches (Fiskers, CM,Marvy) and off cuts of patterned paper. In no time I whipped up some professional looking mini trees.Trunks were cut free hand. 

Challenge #1 - Yum

"While in Canada, we begin to indulge ourselves in October, November in the US is a month all about food. So your challenge is to scrapbook about a favorite meal—something you had in a fancy restaurant, a meal you love to cook at home, or maybe your favorite weekend breakfast. Show us what you are eating!"

 My layout turned out to be my first ever recipe page. What is more comforting on a crisp fall day than a simmering pot of soup? A good soup begins with a good stock and here's my project ...

Thanks for stopping by and now you should hop over to Julene at
Here is the whole of the hop list. In case you missed the beginning, start at the top.

CKCB    http://www.counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Jemma    http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Dawn      http://www.dawnsscrapbookcottage.blogspot.com
Sherrie    http://sherriesmuddlepuddle.blogspot.ca
Julene     http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au
Tina        http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Lisa        http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de

Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know you were here and happy hopping!"

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Remember November

I love the "Pineapple Express" Warm moist air from the Pacific moving up and over the Prairie Provinces. We have had a week of above average temperatures. Far above average. So far above that new highs were set all over the place, replacing maximum recorded temps from the 1920's.

Unfortunately I did not physically experience much of this glorious extended autumn, ( Are we not allowed to call it Indian Summer anymore? I don't like how political correctness has infiltrated so many of our traditions) as I am indoors all day and by the time we get home it is dark. But the store has lots of windows, so we see the sunshine and the customers come in with happy energy.

 This next week we will return to normal weather patterns which keeps us around the freezing mark. Ho-hum. Grey November.

This months  CKC kit to copy is Cocoa Daisy's City Park

Beginning with the patterned papers, my kit starts as thus:

 The B sides offer this selection:

Then a piece of specialty paper. Vellum with leaf print.
And a handful of off cuts to add variety:
Then I added a Simple Stories Harvest Lane kit.
Nine 12x12 pages offer cut aparts.

And the B sides are MORE cut aparts, except for these four patterns. (wishin' I had duplicates of these papers)
 Now a sheet of boarders from Little Yellow Bicycle.
 Now the sticker sheets from the Simple Stories kit.
 Pockets from Simple Stories.
 Stamps from CTMH and Bo Bunny
 Puffy stickers and three tags.
 Black Thickers to try to use up. Small Golds alphas and a Tupperware stencil.
 Cute piks from a cupcake package.
 All together now. The papers are looking as such:
 And the whole kit as so:
Remember November
It is an embellishment light kit this month. But with fewer techniques, the completion of a layout can be  less time consuming. I missed the epoxy dots when assembling my kit but added them later. The cut aparts will be good for titles and sub titles. 

oooo....close ups!

 Come back in a few days (Thurs Nov 24) for the members' hop, in which I am participating. See you soon!

 Thanks for stopping by. Double thanks for comments.