Sunday, February 12, 2012

February Counterfit Kit

There are two kits posted over at Counterfeit Kits this month, both by Scrapbook Circle, and they're both pretty stacked! I chose to copy the one above, called Note to Self, because of the beautiful bright colours and school-themed products. One of the papers, Marbles by October Afternoon, caught my eye right away, and I thought I could recreate it with some scraps. This is what I came up with:

At first I wasn't sure if I liked it, but it's kind of growing on me. It's crazy busy, so not sure what I can do with it, but it was quite relaxing and satisfying to make it (used some VERY OLD papers!), so hopefully I can work it in somewhere this month.

Here are some other papers I pulled from my stash, some brand new (top row) and some very old (the three at the bottom right):
Top row is all Simple Stories Yearography, middle is all Studio Calico, and bottom has some BoBunny, MME, CTMH, and Karen Foster.

And finally, some embellishments and alphas to go along with the theme. I started to rip up a piece of corrugated cardboard, but I lost patience and decided to leave it as is until I need it. The pieces of red and green felt are going to be felt pom poms (great tutorial here), and I would also like to print out some of the incredible journaling cards listed here, but those can be added later.



Well, we've had a very successful weekend here at the McCleary home. I managed to host a wonderful b-day party for Ailis, my mom and niece stayed over last night, and everyone is in good spirits today. Hoping for a smooth week ahead, fingers crossed!
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11 comments:

  1. sweet kit girl! Can't wait to see what you make with it! Glad you had a good weekend too! I'm interested in seeing those pom poms you're going to make!

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  2. Love your collection of papers and stuff.. looking forward to seeing what you come up with.. Take Care

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  3. Nice kit! love that paper you made - what a great idea!

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  4. Your paper looks fab - great counterfeiting! I also like the mix of old and new papers and are those stamps with writing in circles? If so, they look lovely :) (by which I mean I want them!)

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  5. Hi Roxy, Wow! what a wonderful set of papers and goodies you have there, really looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
    BTW, love your recent cards and smash pages, just wonderful!!
    Suzie xxxx :)

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  6. Your kit looks amazing!!! I love your homemade paper!! I might just lift that one for my Use It or Lose It challenge (: I'll have to see if I have enough papers in the colours I need. I really want to do one of these kits!! Maybe in March when I have a bit more time and then I can bring it to my scrap weekend in the Sault. I'm glad Ailis' party went well (: Have a great week!!

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  7. Great kit!!! I really love what you've recreated! So much fun!!!

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  8. Love your kit! Especially the handmade paper!

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  9. Love the paper you created. I have never done that before, but it would be a great way to make a page fit with your colors. Well done!

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  10. OMG your homemade paper is da bomb

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  11. I like your kit with all those alphas. And I agree with you, sometimes it is nice to do things slowly and just enjoy doing them. Your paper looks fab!

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