Today I can share my counterfeit kit!! This month we are counterfeiting this kit by Work in Progress.
Here is my kit and what I had to say about it.
"When I saw the kit that we were counterfeiting this month, I was so excited. The Pink Paislee "Hometown" papers, featured in the original kit, have been calling my name to buy them. Now I don't have to! hee hee
My kit started off with two of the Basic Grey papers from the original kit, that I had in my stash. I then tried to match each paper from the original kit to find the same colours and size of pattern. Jillibean Soup just came to mind as having a similar vibe. Luckily, I have a whole stash of a variety of the Jillibean lines, that I had picked up in the sale bin. After raiding my Jillibean stash, I added some papers from other manufacturers. I added a few extra sheets of patterned paper, as well as card stock, to my kit. I love to layer, so I tend to go through lots of paper.
I made a set of alphas with my Cricut, using a piece of Jillibean paper that had a text print on it. I also made shipping tags with my Cricut. I made flowers and butterfly embellishments by fancy cutting some patterned paper and sewing on buttons or adding brads.
My kit includes lots of tags and die cuts. I also included an assortment of buttons, as they are a staple for my LO's. I have some floss for hand stitching too!
I can't wait to start creating with this vibrant and whimsical kit!!
We also had the chance to make a "Boys Add-on" kit. Here is mine!
"I have two very special little men who I love to scrap, so a "Boys" Add-on Kit was perfect for me! I wanted to put a lot of paper in my add-on in order to stretch the use of my main kit. I added the colours blue and teal. I then found another sheet of yellow paper that matched the yellow in the main kit. I included a die cut shaped paper to add some interest. I then looked for more basic papers that would help balance the busy and colourful prints in the main kit. These basic papers would also be useful for a background sheet or for matting a photo.
I raided my stash for boy themed goodies and found lots of treasure! Now I can put a masculine spin on some of my creations.
Hope you get a chance to play along this month!! It is sooooo much fun and a terrific way to use up the stash!!
Here is a list of the patterned papers that I used in each kit.
May Main Kit:
Jillibean: Pasta Fagio/ Meatballs
Basic Grey: Life of the Party/ How You've Grown
Jillibean: Old World Cabbage Stew/ Spring Onions
Jillibean: Old World Cabbage Stew/ Head of Cabbage
Jillibean: Grandma's Christmas Soup/ Chives
Jillibean: Grandma's Christmas Soup/ Can Beef Consomme
Basic Grey: Life of the Party/ Confetti Cake
Jillibean: Pasta Fagioli/ Romano Cheese
Jillibean: Minestrone/ Elbow Macaroni
American Craft: Heat Wave/ Bodacious Banana
My Little Shoebox: Sugar High/ Paper 3
My Little Shoebox: Turtles & Trees/ What's the Hurry
"Boys Add-on" Kit:
October Afternoon: Road Map/ Sundowner Motel
Jillibean: New England Chowder/ Butter
Webster's Pages: Your Life Beautiful
Basic Grey: Basics/ Lexicon
Jillibean: Alphabet Soup/ Hot Water
October Afternoon: Report Card/ Field trip
My Little Shoebox: Summer Breeze/ Cotton Field
Basic Grey: Basics/ Jargon
The diecut is from Doodle Bug called "Welcome Home"
On an unrelated non scrappy note, just wanted to give a quick update on my "slough". I am enjoying this little pond of water so much that I almost am inclined to call it a lake. ;) It has come alive with nature and the sounds that are constantly present are music to my ears! I keep the windows opened as much a possible even when it is a bit chilly, just so I can hear it.
One of our neighbours in our complex is an amazing photographer of nature. He has a gallery of photos from the slough. If you are interested, you can view them here. He is also planning on putting a book together that we can purchase!! I am so excited!!
Happy Scrapping!! Jen