Saturday, 27 February 2016

Calvinball 2016

Hello my fellow crafter.  I have decided to participate in the Calvinball challenge hosted on the Get it Scrapped (GiS) Forum.  I have never participated in this type of challenge before, and come to think of it I don't think I've even participated in any challenges in the past, but I thought it would be fun to give this challenge a go.

Calvinball, which was created by Doris Sander and Celest Smith, is based on the 1980's comic strip Calvin and Hobes.  If you would like to know more about how it started, check out the podcast Calvinball: The Original Story over at the Digital Scrapbooking HQ.

Clabinball 2016 runs 1-31 March.  The aim of Calvinball is to have fun and participate in the community over at GiS.  You earn points for different projects, for example one point for a scrapbook layout.  The rules change constantly and can be added to by participants as they play.

As this is my first time participating in Calvinball I really don't know what to expect.  My focus is to ensure I have fun while trying to make as many layouts as I can, and to find inspiration, and maybe provide inspiration, from my fellow challengers.

I haven't really prepped to much for this. However, I do already have three homemade kits that I can use and have set them up on my craft desk for easy accessibility.

I plan to use the following kits, which you can find more information on by clicking on the link for that kit:

I have also done up a quick video showing how my craft room is set up for this challenge.

FiLoMa's set up for Calvinball 2016

If you haven't heard of Calvinball, I recommend checking it out and consider joining in the fun over at GiS.  I know that it is going to be a great motivator for me to try and make as many scrapbook layouts and possibly art journal pages while using up my existing stash.

Cheers FiLoMa

Sunday, 21 February 2016

FMAK #1/2016 - Kit Contents - Beautiful

Welcome back fellow crafters.  Those of you who stop by regularly will no doubt be aware of my love of putting homemade scrapbooking kits together.  It is a great way to use up your stash as well as encouraging you to stay motivated by limiting your product.  It can be quite easy to get overwhelmed if you have a huge stash and don't know where to begin.

I am still working with FMAK #6/2015 titled Puddles and FMAK #7/2015 titled Treat, but I'm ready to put together another kit.  The first one for 2016.  This kit will coincide with Calvinball, but I'll do a separate post for that.

My first 2016 kit is titled Beautiful.  I came up with that name because the primary two collection kits that I am using, My Mind's Eye (MME) My Story and American Crafts (AC) Hello Love, are very beautiful to me.  I have also thrown in a few other products from my stash.  However, what I am not showing is any mixed media product that I may use, for example gesso, modelling paste, mists, watercolour paints, stencils, stamps etc.  I will include them as I go along.  In addition, I will just pull thickers from my stash depending on what colour I may want to use.

Detailed below are photos of my kit contents, as well as a link to my YouTube video for those of you who may be interested.

Note: if you would like to see the 12"x12" papers, 6"x6" papers and embellishments in more details, please check out my Google Photos album - FiLoMa's Make A Kit #1/2016 - Beautiful.

FiLoMa's Make A Kit #1/2016 - Beautiful

MME My Story Collection

Paper and Accessories Kit Overview

12"x12" papers from kit

6"x6" paper pad cover overview

6"x6" papers from pad

Overview of embellishments

Embellishment packet

Pocket Page cards

AC Hello Love Collection

12"x12" Paper pad cover

6"x6" Paper pad cover

Sticker sheet


Embellishment packet

Additional product from my stash

Crate Paper 6"x6" Love Notes paper pad

Crate Paper (CP) 6"x6" Paper Heart paper pad

3"x4" pocket cards
I believe they are from CP Love Notes

4"x6" pocket page cards
I believe they are CP Love Notes

AC Chipboard
Craft Market (L) and Kiss Kiss (R)

Element and Alphabet/Number Stickers

Top Row
AC Craft Market, Kaisercraft All that Glitters, AC Open Road, AC Love Notes

Bottom Row
MME On Trend, CP Maggie Holmes, Echo Park Dots & Stripes

Top Row
Fundamentals (I think through Ruby Rock-it)

Bottom Row
Ali Edwards Story Kit and AC Dear Lizzy

Thread, Washi/Tissue Tape and crate streamers

Cheers FiLoMa