Friday, 8 February 2013

Counterfeit Kit February - Post 2

Yep, I was very excited to put my kit together yesterday!  I feel refreshed already after an evening of playing with paper :-)  For the first time in ages I didn't use any sprays but it has quite a bit of ink to make up for it! LOL  I was so excited to share that I couldn't wait till daylight to photograph it so it is a little dull.

Everything came from the kit except the floss/thread and the 'boy' die cut.  Funnily enough it was left over from the last time I counterfeited back in JULY!  It was in my mini embellishment tub on my desk and worked perfectly.  Recently Shimelle had a post featuring hand stitching on layouts by Mandy Koeppen and I fell in love with the stitching around thinkers idea.  Now I don't have quite that much patience but I did decide to stitch around the photo.  I am not sure if I like it as I think I should have backstitched it to create a solid line around the photo, I'll sleep on it and decide over the weekend.

In these photos The Extrovert was about 3 and he fearlessly wandered around with goats as big as him feeding them and patting them.  I always printed the rolls of film back then and methodically placed them in albums but I didn't write any details down.  I meant to go back when I had more time but with two toddlers and soon to be a third on the way that never happened.  So the details of most of the trip are a bit vague.  While I find it incredibly frustrating there is little I can do about it now so I will write what I can and move on.



  1. It is hard to tell stores that have been lost in the mists of time ... I'm suffering with pics from oyr Disney holiday in 2004!!! I wish I'd kept a bigger diary with more info than the names of the parks/restaurants we went to each day! Lovely page though - and at least you've had fun scrapbooking!

  2. Love the colors on this page! You remind me to do a better job of documenting things. One thing I've learned, is not to write down something if I'm not sure. The kids seem to always catch something that was wrong. Now, if I don't remember much, I ask them first. LOL!

  3. What a great reminder! Great page and the colours from your kit are fabulous too!

  4. Love how this layout turned out!!!

  5. Great layout. I used to do the same thing - just wrote down the basics (date, event, nothing special). Even when I first started scrapping I did that. I try now to go so much deeper. Sometimes its hard though. But so worth it.

  6. fabulous page, love the border at the top

  7. Great page, I really like the border strip at the top of the page. Do you remember what brand/line it is (or did you make it)?

    1. Thank :-) That border strip is by American Crafts. It was from a camping/outdoor range from awhile back. It came in a packet of chipboard borders that I have found great for boys pages but I don't have the packet anymore to be more specific.

  8. I am terrible at remembering details, my best friend remembers more about my life than I do! I try and record as much as possible but it doesn't always work out!

    Your page looks great, I like the stitching around the photo! x

  9. I know what you mean about not remembering the details . . . but your page looks great and at least you've got the photos, if not the finer details!

  10. I'm totally with you about forgetting to document the stories...
    Great layout and I love the colors.


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