Friday, April 7, 2017

March Updates

Foot update
It occurred to me that I haven't mentioned my foot since just before my last x-ray.  Good news although not the best: my foot is "healing" which means I don't have to wear the boot any more but have to be careful for quite a while, as apparently this type of fracture is "notorious" for re-breaking. Turns out being in a CAM boot for 12 weeks means your foot forgets how to walk properly, so I'll be hobbling around slowly for a few weeks to come.

March Counterfeit Kit
Well this kit was huge, and although I never expected to "kill" it thoroughly, I ended up with only 2 full sheets of paper out of 25 or so, so I'm pretty happy with that!  Here's the last pages I made:

This first one started with me thinking that if I fussy-cut the flowers out of this particular sheet of paper, I would be more likely to use it, followed by the realisation that the B-side of that same paper matched my shirt in this photo from our auction day:





Next I noticed how many bits of Echo Park bits and pieces I still had in the kit, and made my next page, complete with process video:







In the video I show what I have left from the kit and mention my hope to make 2 or 3 more pages before finishing with the kit (including that one).


I knew I'd be annoyed if I didn't use this pink Basic Grey paper so I used it on this page about when Maddy and I went to see the musical, Wicked. I'd been really enjoying using the mistable butterflies (not that I've misted them yet!) and wished I could make them match the glitter thickers a bit more . . . which sent sent me on a hunt for what is possibly my oldest remaining papercrafting supply - my clear KindyGlitz!  It needed a good shake and the nozzle is a little more prone to blockages, but it worked great!


It also gave me the inspiration to "KindyGlitz" up my DIY dimensional dots!

This next page would have been almost entirely from the kit, with a polka-dot background paper, until I came across the rocket paper as I was preparing my April kit.


It's a page about our church's space-themed Kids Club I helped at last year.  I mean, how often does a girl have a reason to make a space-themed page after all!?  (I'll do the title next time I get my Silhouette out)

So then I still had a polka-dot paper with a bit of work done on the bottom, as well as the other dotted paper I had gutted the middle out of.  I didn't want to put that back in my stash as I was worried about damaging it, so I finished off with these two back to school pages:

I was scrapping with (Youtube) friends again, and the black stripes in the background of this one were inspired by a video I was watching by Hannah Lemieux - you can watch it here.
I really love the look of it, but I think I'll have to do it again on a one-photo page so you get more of the effect!

Spending Freeze Update
Last but not least, I've made it to half way through my 100 page spending freeze!!!! That last page was number 51!

Thanks so much for stopping by, why not take the time to leave a comment and tell me what crafty goodness you're getting up to lately!

April Counterfeit Kit - and DIY "enamel dots"

Here is this month's Counterfeit Inspiration:

It's the February kit from Cocoa Daisy! I wasn't sure if I would play along this month, but that was before I say this kit.  The bright colours and whimsical details are perfect for so many pages.

Here is what my kit looks like:

and the video that shows my process for choosing what I did:



In other Youtube news, I've started a new series, which I've called "Ultimate Scrapbook DIY's", beginning with my absolute all time favourite money-saving DIY, fake enamel dots:


Enjoy your weekend and happy scrapping!