Friday, January 31, 2014

Kill a Kit--January CKC Christmas Delight kit

I could have made more cards or more PL journaling card or Christmas tags, but I wanted to hurry and get through with this kit so that I could pack everything away and work on an older kit that never got touched after I made it last year, but more on that later. Here's the kit I killed, the January CKC kit that I called Christmas Delight.
 

And here's what's left of the pattern papers, embellishments and stickers

how's that for killing the paper portion of my kit!? I used at least a bit of every single pattern paper and cardstock. Some of these leftovers have gone into the trash but the rest went into my Christmas stash leftover baggie to make cards with this year.

I've nearly finished the one sheet of brads and put a good dent in the other one. I only had 3 of the larger cards and a good many of the smaller cards left. I was going to make a couple of holiday PL layouts but never got the photos printed from this Christmas.

I know it's really hard to tell how many of those stickers I really used, but take my word, it was a lot! I really am quite impressed with the number of stickers I was able to use on the pages and cards I made!

These are most of the leftover chipboard pieces, I never used the ornament sheet, I had the perfect pictures in my mind but never got them out. I have pulled a sketch  and the photos so a layout using those ornaments is in my future!

I'm glad I was able to use some of my alpha stickers, the rest are going back into my stash for another project.

I love that I was able to use up some of this gold cardstock my alpha dies.

It always feels good to use my old dies!

I only made one set of numbers.

The glass bowl in the upper right corner catches all the little stuff like all of this!
 
Just as an FYI all that remains is going back into my Christmas stash to be used on cards throughout the year and for Christmas layouts next year.

Here they are, all 10 layouts!
 
 
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Goofball (Jan CKC)

This layout was inspired by a Page Drafts sketch that was featured on a blog called Scrapping Outback. I follow the Page Drafts blog so I thought I might enter the challenge with this one but when I read the fine print after completing the layout I saw you had to add chipboard to this layout and it must be the only layout that I didn't add the first piece of chipboard on. So I appreciate their offer to win an awesome prize, I just can enter their contest.

Here's the final layout using my Christmas Delight January CKC kit, this kit is officially done! Stay tuned for my kill a kit post tomorrow.
I was able to use so many leftover bits on this layout, but I did add in the cardstock since I used the last piece earlier.

Finally got to use some of that awesome SU washi here.

I used the numbers that I made as a design element, they mean absolutely nothing on this layout!

I was even able to pull out my co-luzzle tool and cut the photo and the outer band out for this layout.

Even added some of that washi down here too!
 
 
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Christmas Angel (Jan CKC)

I was again inspired by a sketch I found on the Allison Davis blog to create this layout. I love how this one turned out!!!

Here's another layout using my Christmas Delight January CKC kit

I had pulled that red cardstock for a card and had a little leftover, I had also pulled that wood grain doily border for another project and never used it, well I left it in the kit and I finally was able to use it up as well.

I heat embossed the wood veneer stars with gold embossing powder.

I love that I was able to get some of those random labels used up as well as the chipboard elements.

Love how the title came out for this one. I even used one of my CTMH stamps in several spots on this layout.
 
 
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

3 sleepy heads (Jan CKC)

This layout was inspired by a sketch on the Allison Davis blog. I recently started following someone's blog that has a lot f layouts that feel like Allison Davis sketches, so I headed over to her blog to have a look see and found tons of awesome inspiration there. If you haven't been in a while go check it out!

Here's another layout using my Christmas Delight Jan CKC kit and this is my last full sheet of pattern paper.
I had a bit of a difficult time pairing up any of my scraps to this pattern paper but I managed to get it done.

I used a 4x6 journal card with the number 25 on it, I cut it down to fit the space and then covered the 25 with other elements to add some texture and to follow the sketch.

I finally got into that huge sticker sheet I had in the kit and added in the border strips to this layout. I also cut a piece of washi tape in half and used it with the border strips. I also managed to get another number used.

I added in some leftover bits here, that was the last flower I had on the sticker sheet and that Christmas tree sticker has been in my stash for awhile, even added in some sequins to this layout.


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Monday, January 27, 2014

Christmas Morning Meltdown (Jan CKC)

Here's another layout using my Christmas Delight January CKC kit, I'm getting closer and closer to being done with this kit!

I was inspired to make this layout from the Elle's Studio blog feature called Sketchy Thursday. Of course the sketch was from over a week ago so it won't show up anyplace but here and the CKC blog!

This was the last full sheet of cardstock from the kit and I was finally able to use up some of those white glitter alphas and lots of scraps on this one.

I cut a 3x4 card in half and used part on the top and the other half on the bottom of the page.

That striped tab sticker is quite old, I keep plugging along with that sticker sheet and hopefully one day I will get all of them used up.

I was able to use 2 different washi tapes on this layout and even snuck in some brads and a random pink border sticker.

And finally I used the grey paper and my Quickutz/Lifestyle Reuse font to cut the word meltdown.
 
 
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Christmas Gift Tags (Jan CKC)

I was wanting to use up some of the scrap paper that I've been generating from my Christmas Delight Jan CKC kit, so I made these cute little gift tags to use next Christmas.
I pulled out a Quickutz/Lifestyle snowflake die and tried to cut vellum with it and was unsuccessful, so I added a shim to the back of the die and still no success. Finally I added a bit of scrap paper to the mix and I finally got a good cut on the vellum.

I used my new SU Christmas Tangibles to stamp the to/from on the back of the tags. I also punched out those little circles on the middle tag and used just a standard hole punch to punch the holes. Finally I added the last bit of white glitter ribbon to the tag in the middle and I added in some gray/white twine to my kit to finish these off.

I have a card of brads and some of them are just huge, like this brown one. So I used one here to fill the end of the tag and added the snowflake from my kit, I added in the bling for this tag.

Because this was a double sided paper I added a bit of leftover scrap paper and wrote the to/from onto it.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Christmas 2011-Getting the mail

This layout was inspired by Sketch N Scrap #22. I was looking through all the posts that I have in drafts that I intended to share over the last several months and just didn't. But because this was a Christmas layout I thought I would share it now since I've been sharing some Christmas layouts over the past month. I believe this was made just using my Christmas stash, no kits were involved here.

I'm still working on using up those snowflakes this year!

I love looking back and seeing these layouts that I made last year, if I were making them now I might have added some bling to the snowflakes.

I added a little dimension to some of the embellishments on this page.

I love those little block letters and I actually think I might still have some left, I'm going to have to dig through my stash and see!

I really do love those snowflakes!


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Friday, January 24, 2014

Lounging (Jan CKC)

This layout was inspired by a sketch at ComeOnGetCrafty, it's not a sketch I would normally choose but I decided to push myself some and just give it a shot and I'm glad I did.

I used my Christmas Delight January CKC kit to complete this layout. The only thing I added was the striped border strip below the photo mat. I had pulled it for another layout or card and never used it but I left it with my kit supplies and I like how it blended so many of the colors together.


I stamped the wrong date on the green sticker and realized it after I had taken the photos and so had to go back and fix it and retake the photos. I loved that I was able to use so many little bits and pieces to this layout.

I added in some ink to the layout in the form of splatters, the red is Smooch, the blue is Tattered Angels and the silver is Heidi Swapp, I didn't realize how dimensional the HS is! I also was able to add in some of those sticker stars that have been in my stash for so very long.

Here's a close up of the sticker and the acrylic cover I added to the top corner. I also added in some more of the grey/white twine to this layout.

To bring all the patterns together I outlined them with a black marker, I like how that turned out, especially after I added the title and it looked like it had been outlined as well.

I really layered up this embellishment cluster with a chipboard sticker and then the acrylic piece.

This is just a close up of the dimension.

I used a journal spot sticker behind the wreath because all the patterns in the background were a little distracting.

I popped the wreath up on dimensional foam adhesive to add a little more texture as well as curled up the banner strips.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Um can I get some help here? (Jan CKC)

I was inspired to make this layout by a sketch at the Scrap Much? Blog, of course the deadline to submit the layout to their contest was Friday Jan 17 and I didn't get it done until Thursday night Jan 16....so..... The only place it will be seen is here and the CKC blog if someone chooses to come check it out! I'm ok with that, because really this blog really is all about me! LoL!!

Anyway...I made the 5th layout using my Christmas Delight January CKC kit. The only thing about it that isn't exactly as I wanted it is when I was gluing it all down I flipped the brown/white cross hatch paper over and glued up the reverse side which is the multi-colored banner strip in the middle of the layout. I guess I'm ok with it because it matches the overall layout...

I love that I was able to use so many random bits and pieces on this layout. I used stickers, journal blocks, chipboard and even a stamp.

I added a little of the vellum I added into the kit behind the photos to mat them on and I popped the Joy tag on dimensional foam squares.

I even tucked in a little Washi tape and popped up the gift sticker on dimensional foam adhesive.

The gift stickers in this corner of the layout are also popped up on dimensional foam squares. Funny but I'm just now realizing that I added the wrong date, this photo was from 2012. Ugh! LoL!!

I cut the title using the Quickutz/Lifestyle Reuse font with the dark grey paper I added in. I also love that I was able to add in a few bits of scrap paper and another touch of that glitter ribbon.

I even used my new SU stamp Christmas Tagables on this layout.


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