Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bittersweet - February's Counterfeit Kit

Oh, hello there February! A new month and a new kit to counterfeit … and this month, I get the honor of kicking off our Master Forgers blog hop! If you're not familiar with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, you can head on over here to read all about it and join the fun. 

This month, we're using the February kit from Mind The Scrap as inspiration for our counterfeit versions. The first thing that jumped at me in the real kit were the Amy Tangerine script font alpha stickers, since I had those in my stash. The next thing I noticed was the pink ombre paper from Maggie Holmes - again, I have a similar one already in my stash. I decided to use those two items as the building base for my kit … here's what I came up with … 

*sigh* … Yes, I know. Terrible photo quality for a second month in a row. Let's just say technology is definitely conspiring against me when it comes to blogging/photographing my work, but I'm refusing to let that slow me down! I'm calling my kit Bittersweet and I'm loving all the pink and black. 

Next up on the hop is Susanne 
Be sure to swing by her blog to see her take on the original kit 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Resolution - January's Counterfeit Kit


It's hard to believe the time has already come to flip the calendar over to a new year. 2015 was a whirlwind for me, full of ups and downs, and it just flew by. I don't know about all of you, but I am so excited to welcome 2016. I have lots of plans and goals for the next 365 days, including many that are scrappy-related. I want to make more mini albums, do more pocket scrapbooking, buy less stuff and use  up the supplies I already own. 

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge can help with that last goal. Every month, the team provides oodles of inspiration for creating your own kits using products in your stash. Today is the first of a new month, which means there's a new kit to counterfeit! This month, we are using the planner kits from Scarlet Lime as inspiration.  

I'm a planner girl and have used a daily planner for years, but I'm not big on planner kits. They just seem so sparse to me. For my counterfeit version, I decided to create a small kit that I could use to kick off my Project Life album (yes, I'm giving it a try again in 2016) … I took my cues from the planner kit shown above and included - 6x6 papers, washi, ephemera and paper clips. I also threw in some sequins for good measure! 

I apologize for the HORRIBLE photo of my kit … my photo editing software keeps shutting down whenever I try to insert my memory card, so I'm stuck using my cell phone to take pictures. Not the best quality, obviously, but I'll try and upload a better photo of my kit in daylight.

Next up on the Counterfeit reveal hop is Susanne
Be sure to swing by her blog to see her take on the planner kits 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December Daily 2015, Part 3 - My Progress So Far

Okay, so I totally missed last Tuesday's post. *hangs head in shame*

Believe it or not, I didn't miss the post update because I had fallen behind. I'm totally on track with my December Daily & having a blast documenting the holiday season. Unfortunately, everyone else in my city seems to be documenting the holiday season too. I get my photos printed at a nearby store and they are usually ready to pick up within a few hours of submitting the order. The staff must be really busy because it's been taking them a good 48 hrs to process my picture orders. The delays threw me off as far as blogging goes, but I'm hoping to rectify that today with photo overload. So, without further ado, here's what I've been creating …

This is my opening page … a photo of our Christmas tree all decked out for the holidays …

Opposite that, I have my Christmas Manifesto page. The manifesto is written, I just need to print it off and adhere it to that blank space … 

Day One was all about decorating our tree, so I included a photo of our ornament box. On Day Two, I had my first holiday drink of the season (an eggnog latte). I'm trying to include a good chunk of journaling for each day. 

On Day Three, I journaled about missing my mom this season as she is on the other side of the country and not able to travel west because of work commitments. I also included a photo of Alan and had him write out his wish list … 

Days Four through Seven are complete; I'm just waiting for the photos. I forgot to include them in my last order and didn't want to miss a second weekly update while I waited for them to be developed. Day  Eight was all about our church community group that meets every Tuesday. On Day Nine I journaled about my writing group that meets every Wednesday and another delicious holiday drink - this time, a peppermint mocha. 

a close-up shot …

That's all I have to share for today. I'm going to try my best to continue weekly updates on Tuesdays, but I'm really at the mercy of my photo store as I don't want to upload pictures of photo-less spreads. I hope you're all having a great December so far & if you're doing a daily project like this I hope it's going well. xx