Friday, June 15, 2012

This month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog our first challenge is to make a travel inspired layout.
I decided to do a layout about my favorite vacation place. Disney. We haven't been there in two years and I am hoping that we will be able to go back later this year.
In my kit I had a pack of fairy tale die cuts from Stampin' Up. They have been in my stash for years so this was a perfect chance to use them. The aqua colors in the die cut pieces were great with the colors of the castle. I used a blue cardstock to match the sky.
I used the Magical Memories ribbon and some Elle's Studio tags to include the date, place and people. Since all of the Disney layouts go into albums by visit I don't really need to add too much information. The whole album ends up telling the story without a lot of repetition.

This layout was made in minutes. It isn't fancy, but it is a good feeling to use an old supply and have a layout finished. I think I will be able to get a decent number of layouts done this month. I was looking through my kit and matching up my papers with photos so I will be ready to scrap when I find time.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Counterfeit Kit blog hop

June is Build-Your-Own-Kit month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.
You should have arrived here from Jemma's blog. If you did not and would like to start at the beginning you can go here.
When I first saw that we were making our own kits I was a little worried. I like having an example kit. I like knowing what colors and patterns to start with. I like direction. Then I started looking through my stash and found some things that have never fit well into any kit. I decided that building my own kit was a great idea. Here is what I came up with.
10 patterned papers and four journal spots. My main colors are purple and green. I also have black, aqua, pink and white.
Eight cardstock and two alphabets. 
Three types of misc. embellishments: I chose ribbon, die cuts and little tags. 
Something messy:stickles/perfect pearls. Something old: brads. And a roll of old MM tape in place of the Washi.
Two stamp sets and one surprise item: I can't find the second stamp set that I wanted to use so here is one stamp set and my surprise item. The colors don't really match well, but I loved this when I bought it and never ended up using it.

The next stop on our blog hop is Julie Ann. I am sure you will love her kit.