Thursday, 7 February 2013

Counterfeit Kit February - Post 1

We have pretty much finished unpacking now and the craft room is usable (I desperately need to cull still!) so I thought I would join in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge again. Last time I participated I got so much accomplished.  I tend to not include tools, inks, sprays, paints and other items that are go-to supplies unless it is something that I have been neglecting :-)  The kit for this month was from Scraptastic Club and is the sold out January kit from this year.  Here it is ...


I decided to use the green but not quite so much of the blue.  I cheated this time and used papers from one range.  I would normally mix manufactures but I loved these papers and bought 12 different sheets and I want to use them before my tastes change and I hate them!  They are from Echo Park 'This & That'.  I don't normally choose my photos at this stage but as this was a very boy selection I decided to see what I might use before I chose embellishments.

I have just unpacked all of our albums and photos (most had been in storage for 4 years) and I thought I would choose some older photos from before The Princess was born.  I was a cardmaker back then but had never heard of scrapbooking.  We took a family trip when the boys were little and as I had lots of papers I thought I would do the whole trip from this collection as there is only about 30 photos.  I remember the crazy price for developing film at the time and we tried not to waste photos.  With that in mind I added embellishments.  Here is my February kit ...


I used newer papers and I had purchased matching Bazzill at the same time so I rummaged through stuff and added some things old and some things new.  The ribbons and buttons were old Basic Grey, there are old American Crafts chipboard border stickers, random bits that I had just unpacked that are VERY old including K&Co stickers.  I added the matching embellishments that I bought with the papers and my new Mr Huey mask and Studio Calico date stamp.  I liked the phrases in the set of Darcie's stamps so I put them with it to remind me to use them.  I know that my colours are not the same as the inspiration kit but I chose to go with the green and yellow as my starting point.  I didn't have any arrows so I added the green arrow washi tape as I am not a huge arrow fan.

My goal this year is to get some of our family stories into albums.  I have set myself quite a big challenge for such a short month with these 30 photos but I am not stressed if it takes two months to get these photos scrapped!  The boys are excited to see some of their early photos being tackled and The Princess thinks that her brothers were so cute as toddlers that they need to get into albums :-)

Look out Feb, there is going to be some crafting this month!
Chipper

13 comments:

  1. Great looking kit you put together... Looking forward to seeing what you do with it :)
    Mx

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  2. You sound so excited to get really stuck into making things again!

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  3. Looking forward to seeing how you do, Christine!
    Alison xx

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  4. oh wow,... thats a great match! Its a great motivation to scrap!

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  5. Good to see you counterfeiting again - and what fun to do some "old" photos. Have fun with your kit!

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  6. GREAT kit! Looking forward to seeing the trip pages! It's fun to go back and scrap older photos!

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  7. Lovely kit!!! I can't wait to see what you create with it!!

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  8. Your kit looks great, I love the green with brown! x

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  9. it's great to set yourself a challenging goal! Good luck and whatever you manage will be more than where you started. Great kit

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  10. great kit...love that wooden fence and it's great to use up some of that old product.

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  11. Your kit looks wonderful - lots to choose from in there!

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  12. Love, love, LOVE this kit!! I really liked how you changed the color scheme to more muted nostalgic tones. Nicely done!

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