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Double Page Spread

Made another layout with my CFC kit, this time a double pager! We were in Florence Oregon and the boys rented quads and went out into the sand dunes for some fun. They had a great time, although it was a bit worrysome at the time! Krysten and I went into town and had a look around there, what a great little village. Maybe get back there one day. 051

Here’s the left side.

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And the right. I used up all those little screw looking brads on this layout so that was great to do!

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And yes, that’s old Cosmo Cricket gears and cogs you see there. Apparently I hoard it 🙂

Finally a layout!

Here is the first layout I’ve made with this months CFC  kit. March seems to be flying by far faster than I expected, and my scrappy time seems to be less this month. Oh well, still a page done, I’m happy about that. 011

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.

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

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then the embellies, including the stickers and cork pieces

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

One more along these lines

One more in this bright sunshiney colour scheme. Mostly because I love that foil paper and wanted to use every last bit of I could. I’m thrilled to have finished it up. I’ve also had that butterfly for years and so to get that on a page is great.

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Choose to be Happy

These pictures of Abby just seem to go so well with this, it looks like she’s smiling, laying there enjoying the sun. Again, I ran out of paper so added this piece of Bo Bunny to create this layout. The rest of the items I had. Clearly next month I need to add more paper lol.

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Oh look at Abby

Another page done with my kit this month, Abby sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. She loves to sit there, until she gets too hot, silly girl. I used a different colour than I normally would, but I actually quite like it, the orangey yellow works well for sunshine shots.

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I actually didn’t add enough paper to my kit so I had to add some to do this layout. The gold foil stripe and all the embellishments I had but the heart paper and the background paper I added. And yes, that is old Sassafrass! I still love it.

CKC Challenge #1

The challenge was to use something transparent on your layout. I used my sheet of vellum, well what was left of it, behind the text paper as another mat. I also used a few sequins (the pink flower shaped ones) down on the bottom cluster. I am down to scraps on my vellum sheet now, and used the chipboard frame pieces I pulled, so happy to get those used as well. Yes, those are old magnolia rub ons, good to get them used too.

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