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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rainbow Challenge

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog challenged us to use rainbows on our project. The colors, the shape, a photo or any way you can think of to include a rainbow.
I used a photo from Sesame Place. We were there for a Very Furry Christmas. I got this picture of Cassie and Ben in front of the painting of the Sesame Street buildings.

My papers came from my Counterfeit kit. The back paper is BG. I shapes of the blue in the pattern reminded me of clouds. My rainbow border and the little piece of rainbow and sun paper are from Sassafras. I think they are Nerdy Birdy.

Around the yellow paper I wrote Snowy Days...Snowy Days... around the border. I thought it was a fun alternative to the Sunny Days Sesame Street song.

I am leaving tomorrow for a three day crop that starts Friday. I am hoping to come home with 24-30 pages scrapped. My bag is packed and my pictures are printed. I am putting the last of my page kits together tomorrow and I can't wait to get started.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Challenge #1- Lucky 4

Our first challenge this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is 4. I thought about four embellishments, four photos, four papers and I thought about skipping this challenge. Nothing seemed to come to me. Nobody has had a fourth birthday in a lot of years and I felt stuck. Then as I was flipping through photos I found this picture of us with our friends. Hello...there are four of us. Problem solved.
 Everything on my layout came from my counterfeit kit, except the red cardstock and orange dotted paper. They came from my scrap bin. I needed to add those colors because the color blocking on the title square was so bright against the blues and yellow. I used the clock to represent the time we spend with our friends, and I liked how it looked when I put the word four over the number four.

The lace trim was cut from the bottom of a patterned paper that had an odd girl with butterfly wings. I would never use that paper, but it was a gift from my husband. Unfortunately there are a lot of sheets of these odd papers. I think they are DCWV. They are made to look vintage, but they just aren't my style.

Thank you for looking. I hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop for March. If you came here from Helen's blog you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning you can go here.

This month we are counterfeiting a kit from Birds of a Feather. Their March kit was full of blue, aqua and yellow. I added in a lot of brown and a little touch of green and pink.

My papers: Some BG, Graphic 45, Oriental Trading, OA, SEI, Making Memories, Scrap-Ease, My Minds Eye, Daisy D's, DCWV and Cosmo Cricket.
My embellishments: Journal cards, film strips, bling, paper lace, two sheets of wood paper, frames and flowers.
My alphabets and ribbons: I added some very old ribbons and new twine, buttons, alphabet cards, a sheet of printed words, a clock and a few charms. 
I got this book of tickets for my birthday last month so I threw them in also. 
I am getting together with my mom to scrapbook once a week and I have a three day crop the last weekend of the month so I have big dreams of what I will get done with this kit.

The next stop on our hop is Julie-Ann. I am sure she will have a beautiful kit to show you.

Don't forget that you can join in the fun. Put together your own counterfeit kit and add it to the Mr. Linky on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog (Link above).