Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Answer to the Tootsie Pop Question

So today the Counterfeit Kit Club's post was about your final tally using the self-generated kit for January. The whole process this month contained an eye-opening revelation for me which was, " I love creating within perimeters".
I think it challenged me in a way to be more creative & to use product I have in a fresh way. Brilliant I say!!!! So when I got down to just having a few things left in my kit, I got creative and thought what can I do with just a few scraps. I took all the patterned paper and randomly cut them into strips and adhered them down to a piece of card stock. I cut off the sides and this is what I was left with:

Now onto what to do with this. I first thought of a card front, so I cut that out and adhered it to a card. The flower I made out of dictionary paper (using the tutorial) and sprayed it with some Studio Calico mist. Loved it much better than leaving it the original dictionary paper color. Used more of my alpha stickers and voila!

I still had more of the paper left, so I used some chipboard birds as a template and cut out two of those. I decided to leave this for some future project maybe using the ric-rac too. We'll see.

I also punched a bunch of circles and used them in this layout. I still have journaling to put on it, but it's layout No. 5 using my kit.

So there it is....success using my stash and spending no money for the month of January!! I'm so excited for February to come to see what is in store to lift! Thanks to the gals at Counterfeit Kit Club for really doing a BEYOND AWESOME job of
creating this concept and teaching us how to use our own supplies in a great way.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kit layouts

I'm pretty much a simple & speedy scrapper. Once I start laying things down on a page, it pretty much stays that way and I just go for it. I also like just using what I have before me and not hunt for things. That takes too much time. I think this "kit" challenge is perfect for me. The other night I made all three layouts in a couple hours. Whooohoo!
I still have plenty from the kit and will most likely get another three layouts done with it. I'm also enjoying all the tutorials on how to make the embellishments. I will make some to add to my kit in a few days. In the meantime..here's what I got.
**Edited to add: Just added another one of my puppy Lilly. Still using my kit!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A new year and trying something new

I read about this from a post on 2Peas and thought it was just a great idea. It's called the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. The premise is you use as inspiration a kit club's kit for that month and pick supplies from your stash to make your own kit. Brilliant I say! So for January the inspiration is from Dec. JBS's kit. I do love her products, but didn't have the colors from her kit but pulled from my stash to come up with this. I'm lovin' it and can't wait to start making some layouts.
Since this is my year for saving money, I plan on using this strategy for not buying any new product (only adhesive if needed).
I thought too I would like to incorporate some of the many stamps I have, so each month I will be pulling from my stamp stash. The Maya Road doily stamp & stamp border pretty much fit the bill for this kit.
Here's the scoop on joining in: http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
I will be back with some layouts soon.