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The kit that wasn’t

Its March, time for a new kit over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge, yay! Such an exciting day, I always look forward to seeing what the new one will be, and taking my time picking out my own kit.  This month they are counterfeiting this kit from a Piece of Cake Designs.

And here is what I came up with. First the papers.


then because I didn’t have enough papers last time, I added some more.


then the embellies, including the stickers and cork pieces


My kit was set. All ready to go. Except…… I didn’t like it. Not inspired in the least bit. Didn’t want to do anything with it.

That’s not good.

So after thinking it over, I thought, you know what, I’m going to put it all back and make a new one. Yes, yes I am. I mean its my stuff, no rule saying I can only make one right. And the point is to USE my stuff. So this morning I took it all apart. Then with luck, over at the CKC their bonus is tips for building a kit! I had my coffee and went through everyones blog, reading their hints and tips and checking out their kits. Then I made a new one.


I used these papers instead. I’m aqua’d and pink’d out. Don’t get me wrong, I love those colours but it feels like its all we’ve been doing for the last year in the scrapbook world. Last month I loved my kit and I think its because I enjoyed using orange as a colour, which actually was a colour for this month, but I had just used it.

And again I added extra papers.


I also was not feeling the florals. Again, I have a zillion flowers to use up but they are hard for me, and I had just used some the last few months, so I decided to take a break from them.  One of the suggestions, I’m sorry I forget by who, was to make a kit that inspires YOU, its your kit. That’s what I’ve done. No florals, no aqua, no pink and the orange I traded for red. Then I added embellies.


Some things I kept, those stickers and the cork tags, some things I won’t use all of but I’ll use some. I replaced ribbon with washi, and my 6×6 pad this month is Amy Tangerine. I’m trying to put one in each month. I’ve put leftover bits and pieces in there and a sheet of rub ons again and I am much more inspired by this kit.

Thanks again to everyone over at CKC for their time and ideas. I tried to take a piece of what everyone said and put it into my kit, and if I can use some of this up, yay! At least I’m inspired now.


Comments on: "The kit that wasn’t" (8)

  1. have fun with your kit.

  2. tinacampbell said:

    Well done! and a great way to tackle a kit you don’t like 🙂 You got a fabulous kit 🙂

  3. Great job starting over. I really liked your first kit. But, your second one does have a more versatile feel. I can see how a mood could make you move in the direction that you did. And, your second kit still represents the January Cupcake Kit terrifically! Looking forward to your projects!

  4. I like both kits but it has to please you.Love all your elements and looking forward to seeing what you will do.

  5. I love both kits! The first one was quite beautiful, but if it was not inspiring you, I am so glad you changed it. I went with a warm color palette of yellows, blues, oranges and reds myself-I was ready for warm summery colors!

  6. Some fabulous embellishments in your kit, can’t wait to see what you create

  7. I love that you rethought your original kit and then made something that is so much more what is inspiring you! Go for it and we are so happy that the kit tips helped. you have an awesome kit now and I’m sure you will have so much fun with it now!

  8. The 1st kit is a great counterfeit – bit I LOVE the 2nd one! Happy scrapping!

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