Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Feel The Light - April Counterfeit Kit

No - you're not seeing things. Yes - I really am back!

I've been completely off the grid for the past month and a half, dealing with a handful of things that have been happening behind the scenes in my personal life. I want to thank everyone who sent emails, left blog comments or sent Facebook messages to check in on me. This community really is the best and I could feel your hugs and prayers from miles away!! I'm okay, just very preoccupied with other areas of my life at the moment. Scrapbooking, blogging and internet presence in general had to take a backseat for awhile. Though I was grateful to have time to focus on the things that needed my time and attention, I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss interacting with all of you and making a mess in my scrap room. It feels good to be back.

What better way to jumpstart a creative kick than with a new scrapbooking kit, right?!

Today is reveal day over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge BlogIf you are doing the full blog hop, you should have arrived here after visiting Margie's blog but if you're just joining us now you can head on over here to start from the very beginning!

Photo From A Beautiful Mess 
This month we are using the Messy Box kit from A Beautiful Mess as inspiration. As soon as I saw this kit, I did a little happy dance. It's so different from my usual style but so fun and trendy!

Above is my take on the Messy Box kit. The original kit was loaded with black and orange as well as bold, graphic prints. It had a very festive, cheerful vibe to it that I knew I wanted to mimic in my counterfeit version. I don't have very much black or orange in my stash, but I went through my supplies and managed to find a handful of items that fit that color scheme. Here are some close-ups …

the embellishments … 

the patterned papers … 

I'm calling this kit Feel The Light … the name was inspired by Jennifer Lopez's fantastic new single. Have you heard it yet?! This song has become my anthem for spring 2015 and I just love it!

Next up on the blog hop is Susanne
Be sure to swing by her blog to see how she was inspired by the original kit. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone! Just popping in real quick to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you're all feeling extremely loved and cherished this afternoon. I also wanted to share a card I made for my husband …

This card was made using the limited edition We Go Together kit from Clique Kits. The kit is now sold out but some of the items are still available for purchase in the shop (see here). I also used an exclusive cut file (the "you amaze me") which was part of the February kit from Clique Kits.

Have A Happy Love Day Everyone!   

Monday, February 9, 2015

Believe - A Clique Kits Layout

Have you seen the February kit from Clique Kits?! It's called Punxsutawney and it is, hands down, my favourite kit from the Clique so far- all that Dear Lizzy goodness makes me swoon. Unfortunately, it's also going to be my last kit as a design team member for Clique Kits. Last month, I made the difficult decision to resign from the team so that I could better focus on some of the things that are happening in my personal life. It breaks my heart a little because you all know how much I love the Clique Kits! But, at the end of the day, it was the right decision. 

With that said, here is a layout I made using the fabulous Punxsutawney kit! The heart is an exclusive cut file from Clique Kits. If you're interested in seeing how I put this page together, I shared step-by-step instructions over on the Clique Kits blog so be sure to head over there and check out that post for more details!