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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.


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.


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.

First layout with Feb’s kit

Here is the first layout I have created with my February kit. A beautiful picture is such easy inspiration to get scrapping. I’m pretty happy I used up every single one of those daisy flowers on this layout! They are very old, and I hoarded them for awhile for sure, but now, its past the time to let them go and I quite like the way they look on here.


I used the cloud embellishments I had too and also used the velum in behind the picture so I’m pleased. Its nice to get some stash stuff used.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

A step by step Challenge

I did this layout for a step-by-step challenge over at Scrapshotz.  It was fun, but more difficult than what I thought. Everyday we would get a few steps to do, then wait for the next ones.  It’s hard in that you aren’t sure where to put things, how big to make them,  etc, etc, but fun to see how different they all turn out.

I used pictures of Abby, in a grid pattern, and that worked great for these pics that really weren’t very nice on their own. Putting them together like this, kinda disguises that they aren’t the best photos!  I also used bazzill cardstock, Manhattan pp, Cloud 9 flowers and ricrac from SavvynSassy. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out.



More Sunshine!

Made this page with my kit too. I took this picture of the sunrays one morning, just so beautiful. I would probably never put together this colour combo on my own so I’m very happy for my kit this month that got me to use it.