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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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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.

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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.

Have you taken some time off?

Have you taken some time off scrapbooking? Are you interested in getting back into it but maybe having a little trouble getting started? I know the feeling, I have done that myself, I understand. We stop for a variety of reasons, health, cost, emotional, whatever the reason, I’m glad you are here.

And I’m going to make a suggestion. Check out CKC, seriously. Each month they duplicate a monthly kit from your stash. Yes, from the supplies you already have. You will also learn how to counterfeit some of the items as well. The thing about this is, it keeps expenses down, it gives you some guidelines as to where to start, and there is no right or wrong, just a creative outlet for you.

Here is the first layout I’ve done using my November Counterfeit Kit. I really wanted to use that Fancy Pants owl I’ve had forever, so I’m very pleased I could. So many items in my kit this month are older items, but I still like them so its great to be able to use them up.

Ryan holding a burrowing owl

Ryan holding a burrowing owl

This close up shows some layers, the very cute fabric Amy tangerine label and that orange enamel dot…..I made it. Yup, did too. You can make some, they aren’t difficult at all.

fabric label and layers

fabric label and layers

This one shows more layers again, plus some of the different textures, paper, fabric, wood, and again, a couple of homemade enamel dots.

layers and textures

layers and textures


So if you have taken some time off, seems to be a lot of us out there, welcome back. I’m glad you are here. Take a look at your supplies and see if you can play along this month. Don’t worry if your stash is old, look at some of the supplies I’m using! Lets just get some creativity going and enjoy scrapping again.

November 1

November means lots of excitement in the air, crisp days, glorious colours, but darker cooler evenings as well, a perfect time to curl up and get your scrap on!
This month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge they have chosen Jenni Bowlin’s October kits to counterfeit. There are a few different ones on the site, I have chosen this one, the papercrafting kit.

Jenni Bowlin papercrafting kit

Jenni Bowlin papercrafting kit


and this is my counterfeit of it. I still don’t have navy blue, so instead I chose general colour, and design. If there were stripes, I chose stripes, and I chose papers with faux stitching to add to the feel.
my counterfeit kit

my counterfeit kit


It is a large kit, but I quite enjoy that. I copied the acetate items and the bird, and the speech bubbles, from the top left corner.
embellishments

embellishments


I copied the pie chart, and stamped tags from the bottom right
pie chart and embellies

pie chart and embellies


I also copied the owl, and the flowers, but instead of using all chipboard flowers, I used some prima ones! This is great for me since I tend to not use them. I don’t know why, I like them, I just find them hard to use, so this was a great chance to try. I also made my own version of the white heart paper which I will give you more detail on later.
my forged paper

my forged paper


So as Jenni herself said, “its a big one” but its packed full of goodies and fun things to try.
Try going through your stash and playing along. Check out the Counterfeit kit Challenge site for inspiration and be sure to follow along on the blog hop! Next up is Angela and you know she has some great ideas to share!