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.
Well I managed to get in one more layout using my November kit from CFC. I am so happy that I got these all done, and I have to say creating the kit is really working for me. I have tried page kits in the past, in fact I still have a bunch of them made up…. sitting there….. still in baggies….you get the idea. Yet this monthly kit idea really seems to work, I’m as surprised as you lol. So here is my last layout with this kit.
one last layout
I did end up having to add some black cardstock to make this layout stand out as I thought the colours were just to “beige” without it. I think the black just makes it pop a little more.
A super big thank you to CFC
for letting me be their guest designer for November, so much fun, such a talented group of ladies, a fabulous site that I really do recommend you try out. They are doing something a little different for December but will be back with kits again in January. Be sure to check out the December challenges there!
A couple more layouts done. I’m pretty happy about this. I am a slow scrapper, a very slow scrapper. I’m not sure what I do, but boy oh boy it takes me a long time to do a layout. This time I have done a double pager, but not in my usual style. All these photos were taken at the corn maze, and they will go side by side in the album, and they match, but they don’t. I usually use the same background paper to run across both pages, I haven’t done one like this with the same paper but different colours before. I only had one piece of each of these in my kit, so I tried it. What do you think?
and then this one
I used the “pharmacy labels” as journaling tags, tucked in behind the “today” card. I did use up that piece of lace yay! And some of the little word chipboard pieces. You can see that here.
I also cut some of the paper I made and used that as embellishments. On an earlier post you can see how made this paper, I just cut out a few of the hearts, put pop dots behind them and used them as embellishments. I also added a little wood veneer clip and some more counterfeit enamel dots. I like the different textures this brings to the page.
This last photo is just of a chipboard flower and then I used a couple of leaves I made for the “change the colour” challenge.
chipboard and leaves.
I hope you are playing along with CFC
. If you are a slow scrapper like me, it might help you too. When I have this kit made up, I am not looking through every single supply to find something. I know these things will all go together, and it will be just fine. Its certainly worth giving it a try.
Another one of the things I love over at CKC is that there is plenty of inspiration to make your own counterfeit items! I decided to make a few myself, and here’s what I did. I’ll start with the paper.
I started with some gesso, some cardstock, and a big square of that plastic cross stitch canvas.
then I spread the gesso over the cardstock, fairly thick, then while it was still wet, I pressed the plastic canvas into the gesso. I pushed evenly all over, then lifted the canvas off. If you like the results, then yay, you’ve done it. If not, smooth it out and try again. That’s the nice thing, its easy to fix and fun to try.
plastic canvas and gesso
this one is after lifting the canvas off
after lifting the canvas off
After the gesso had dried, I then stamped a heart image onto the cardstock, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
After a few, it looked like this.
Then I thought I’d counterfeit those cute little drug store labels. I used some distress ink to give the feeling of “age” to it, then only stamped certain areas of the stamp to imitate the original.
I also did the speech bubbles. I used kraft paper and cut out a speech bubble shape. I used some that had lines on it thinking that would make it easier should I decide to write on it.
This was a lot of fun. And a great way to stretch your supplies if you are trying to save money, or simply need an item you don’t have right now. Try counterfeiting something yourself, then share with us so we can see!
These are some old pics too! The kids playing in the river at our campground years ago. Not only great that I got the pics in an album, but I’ve also been hoarding this paper a ridiculous amount of time! I am so happy to be using stuff up. I am of course still buying paper, but at least now I am using the old stuff too!
The counterfeit kits are a great way to mix some old and new product together you want to use.