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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Doily Challenge

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog challenged us to use a doily on our project.
I used a photo from Halloween at Sesame Place. Ben wore his monkey costume from last year. This was the first time we met Prairie Dawn.

I used my doily to make a lace border. I had a large circle doily in my stash. I cut out the solid center of the doily leaving about 1/4 inch where the lace part starts. I put a straight line of atg and attached the doily lace. It had large waves that I smoothed out into a nice ruffled lace.

You can't really tell from the picture, but the cream paper has white in the patterns so the white really does match. It looks off in the picture.

Thank you for looking. I hope you will join us at the blog. We always have a challenge going on.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Letter Challenge

Challenge #1 at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog was to use a love letter on your layout. I didn't have any pictures on hand that inspired me to write a love letter. I compromised a little on what constitutes a letter. Here is my layout.
This is one of the pictures that the photographer took when my daughter went for her Senior Portraits. They took over 40 pictures and couldn't understand why we said we didn't want more. Cap and gown, drape, casual and casual with the baby. Yup, we had plenty of choices. This was the best picture of her and the baby. We didn't know ahead of time that they would include him so he wasn't dressed to match her. 
This journal tag/love letter was on the sheet of journal tags from Crate Paper that I included in my kit. I left it blank so that my daughter could fill in some of her feelings since the layout will go into her album. 
This is a closer look at my embellishment cluster. I added the owl from my stash. It was from a clearance pack that I bought at Michaels for 14 cents. I figured an owl was appropriate for a school layout. The teal ribbon flower was cut from the trim, the random buttons are tied with twine, and the ribbon loops are stapled on with my tiny attacher. I like the way it looks with the mix of textures.

If you haven't joined us at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge yet I would encourage you to come over. We have multiple challenges every month, several tutorials about how to counterfeit popular items, and many inspiring articles and links every month. There is a Mr. Linky to add your own kit and projects. I hope to see you there.

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Counterfeit Kit

Welcome to the February Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Jemma's blog. If not, you can go here to start at the beginning.

This month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog we are counterfeiting kits from Scrapbook Circle. I love their kits this month. They are so full of stuff. I made a HUGE kit.
I didn't have any of the papers in the original kit. I matched some by pattern, some by color, and some by pattern size. I tried to stick to the original color scheme. 
I added Thickers, some sets of mini alphas, some journal spots and some cards that I thought might work with the papers. That little clock with the heart center came from our DT 12 Days of Christmas swap. 
I have some pp that is printed with images and cards to cut out, Tim Holtz metal embellishments,  flowers, buttons, twine, ribbon and ribbon roses.

I loved both of the kits, but since each one was so large I decided to only counterfeit one. I am going to start using my kit on Tuesday. I can't wait.

The next stop on the Hop is Julie Ann.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Make a counterfeit kit or two and link them up at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.