I have been enamored of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for quite some time but have never taken the time to play along, but this month I decided I had WAY to many papers from misc lines that needed to be paired up in a kit. After all, what is a girl to do with just one or two lonesome papers from an ENTIRE scrapbook collection....well, I'm certainly NOT going to toss them so I needed to put them to use...and what better way then to make a kit out of these poor orphans! This month they are counterfeiting this lovely February kit from Cocoa Daisy:
Here is my counterfeit kit:
I have papers from Echo Park Happy Days, All About A Boy, Here & Now, Bundle of Joy, Sweet Girl, For the Record 2, My Mind's Eye Kate & Co, Cut and Paste and American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready, Set, Go. What a mix huh? Here are just the papers closer up:
I got almost ALL of these papers at the Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine TX a few weeks back. One booth had papers for 10 cents a sheet and I dug through with my scrappy buddy Kelly and picked out about 50 papers! Kind of funny they coordinated well enough to make a kit! I ended up adding in more papers then the Cocoa Daisy kit because I liked them all and couldn't cut any, so I figured why not make it a "deluxe kit"! For embellishments I have : letter stickers (Thickers and Paper Trunk alphas); wooden buttons, resin flowers from Maya Road and from one of my fav shops: Skyline Paperie, wood veneers from Elle's Studio and Studio Calico, flairs from A Flair for Buttons, cut outs from Elle's Studio, We R Memory Keepers and the Skyline Paperie shop, washi tape from MME, Stampin' Up, Bella Blvd and Recollections, and chipboard from MME. I decided to name my kit Spring Smiles because when I see this kit I think of Spring! I am normally a earth tone kind of gal so this is a little different then my norm, but I am lovely this fun color palette! Now if I could just fall back and gain an extra hour tomorrow instead of losing an hour so that I could find time to squeeze in some crafty time to play with my new kit! I hope you will find time to create your own Counterfeit Kit this month! Stay tune...projects to follow!