Sunday, March 3, 2013

Telling the Story without Words.....Challenge 1

Challenge 1 for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog 
Pictures only,
no journaling.

So I thought about this,
and knew I needed to pick
a picture that would kind of tell
it's own story without words,
and so decided I would take a picture 
from our vacation last May,
because I have so many pictures
from that week,
and since SO many similar stories
will be told in my Vac SB,
that this one really didn't need journaling.

I took a Tim Holtz kraft resist
and cut out the circle.
I LOVED the result.

I love the slight tilt to my picture and all the embellies.
I didn't over embellish,
because I LOVE this map.
It just makes me happy.
Happy I tell you!

I have a hard time throwing away my scraps.
I try very hard to use them up as best I can.
And for this particular piece,
I used the negative of punching out some hearts,
and slid a piece of vellum underneath, from the scrap box,
and voila!
Love it!!
Oh and misted.
I love mist.a.lot.
They are my go to.
It gives great depth and texture.

And then here are those hearts from the aforementioned
opposite corner.
And this little metal "Sweet Memories" clip.
And Washi.
Oh I love thee!!

And then this cute little sticker
I nabbed from a sticker sheet I included in this months kit.
And then tucked a little sticker behind it.
Ahhhh.....the details.
Love the details.

And here is that little tissue fringe I forged from Heidi Swapps
in the kit.
This was so easy to do,
and I LOVED the result!!
I even dropped a few mist splatts on there.
So sweet.
Oh and then the photo corners.....
Yes are those splendid or what?

I added the black border at home,
and then went to WalGreens to print,
and decided to put a little bigger border around it.
Well it kept the black corners as well.
So when it came time to scrap,
the thick white border was just to much,
so I fussy cut the scallop and just cut around the corners.
And look at this cuteness.


Well I started on another LO,
and about halfway through,
decided it didn't need any journaling either,
so I thought I'd just submit it as well.
Yep its a BOGO for you.
Your welcome.

This is a pic of me and my baby sis.
We are very close,
and she is very AWESOME!!
She is the funniest, sweetest girl,
and boy does she know how to love.
Yep.  BIG!!!
She is a nurse,
so she's my go to for all things medicine related.
And Bless her heart, she gets a lot of calls from me.
double grin.

Well at CHRISTmas,
we took this silly picture,
and it's so funny that our silly faces are exactly the same.
Isn't she the most adorable thing?
I love her.

Well I decided to kick this LO up a notch.
I took a very muted,
and if you will, serious back ground,

and added some Washi Whimsy to it.
My sister loves pink,
and I am a pianst and singer,
(well I will be a singer again when my voice 
comes back after surgery.  Yes I know, its been almost
3 weeks, but I'm not fretting.  I'm having faith).
I love the very muted back ground of the sheet music
with the hot pink Washi.

I took the Bright Ideas class in February
over at Studio Calico,
and it was fab!!
One of the challenges,
was to use Washi in a new way.
So I made a big ole frame,
and then laid strips of Washi on a tag,
and punched my arrows,
and then I stamped using the "Love You So"
stamp I put in my kit.
It needs to see the light of day more often.
Isn't it sweet?
Popped those arrows up,
added some more Washi,
and tied it all together with some
beautiful pink and white twine.

Up close and personal.....

And even more up close.....
I don't even mind that my treble cleft ended up
upside down.
Sometimes it happens.....

I love the Whimsy of this
with the very muted background.

I have so much more to share with you from this kit this month.

I've already made five LO's and currently have one lovely
on my desk awaiting completion.

Thank you for visiting!

Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Crafty Kind of Day ~~


  1. two gorgeous pages. Really like the circular world mat

  2. I know what you mean about the scraps! I especially love the map page, fringed border and other details on the first page.

  3. GREAT layouts! I love the map and fringe on the first page! Love how you used the washi on the second!

  4. 5 layouts already!!! wow you are fast. These layouts are just so much fun. The map paper has my name written all over it to be honest. Good job I'm was'ot sitting next to you when you scrapped that or it might have gone "missing"!

  5. These are both awesome.You have inspired me!

  6. Holy cow, girl! These are A-MAZ-ING! I was in awe of these layouts and am now looking forward to searching your blog for more visual yumminess! So glad that we got to know you through the CKCB and I personally thank you for such breathtaking layouts! Really stunning and that fringe layer beneath your picture on the first layout was nothing short of brilliant.

  7. Welcome Dawn! So glad you are our guest designer this month. Your work is lovely! I adore that circular map paper and the way you forged the yellow tissue paper fringe a la Heidi Swapp. And the hot pink border in your second layout is so striking. Fantastic work. Great to have you featured :)

  8. Brilliant! I love how the world stands out so much on the first one because it's so uncluttered, it really says it all with no journaling, well done! x

  9. Awesome layouts! I saved some of my paper that I used to cut some shapes on the silhouette, I am going to try and incorporate those scraps into my layouts this month.

  10. So much to love here! That yellow fringe paper is an awesome counterfeit and looks great below your photo. Also adore that map paper. Very nice job!