Monday, March 28, 2011

March Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Here we go HOP again. It's that time of the month. The good time of the month for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop. You should have arrived her from Marlynn - if not you might want to start at the beginning at the Counterfeit Kit Site.

Again another incredible month of inspiration and fun playing with my knock off kit. Like I said before, I believe the Counterfeit Kit is better than any kit club you could subscribe to because you build your personalized kit with the supplies you already have on hand; those things you obviously liked enough to individual pick out in a store. This month our "kits" were inspired by Studio Calico.

This blog hop challenge was to scraplift ourselves. We all love to lift especially when we need inspiration. It's also fun and easy to lift yourself because you've made the page before so you have experience plus you know what challenges you may have had the first time and could determine a way to avoid those same challenges.

My lift started as a process. First it was a lift originally from the mega-talented Irene Tan AKA "Scrapperlicious" She's on my list of blogs I worship .... I mean follow. She made a layout called "Guilty?" and basic explained piece by piece how to make the page begging me to lift it. I did last month on a layout called "Surreal." I decided to lift this page and I used my March Counterfeit Kit to do it, so I made a layout called "HUSH Little Baby."

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I became so wrapped in the spirit of lifting I decided to use this layout as a bases for my (like) first ever card. This was meant to be a mini-version of the layout so it to was a lift.

This card was inspired by the gals at A Creative Operation. This is the Quad pocket card they described. I decided I would make these for all my card needs since we're a family of four and each member can put a personalized note on their individual tag.

The picture and quote are from a left over daily calendar and I can not remember the photographers name. So if you recognize her work, please let me know her name so i can give the proper credit here. I've been holding on to pieces from this calendar for years now and just the other day realized they are perfect for cards.

Of course I used my favorite elegant flowers and my new favorite soda can butterflies with beads.

Besides cardstock, paint, glimmer mist and stickles, I had to dig out one non-kit item the ribbon and trim. All the ribbon and trim I laid out dealt with Easter. I never pulled ribbon and stuff for the orange part of my kit. The net like trim is actually Christmas ribbon.

I wanted to include an orange in the flourish and as bling but I do not own orange stickle or dimension paint, but I do have Metalic Mango nail polish and that is exactly what I used.

I am so happy I found this challenge. Thanks to this challenge I have completed 4 - 8x8 pages in under a month. Plus I have finished 4- 5x5 pages for a friend's paper bag album and the 1 card.

Here are a few of my other pages created with this kit:



Enjoy the rest of the blog hop. Ang is waiting on you next. If you don't already participate in the challenge come back April 5th when they reveal which kit were forge next.

28 comments:

  1. WOW! I love your style! Especially your embellishment clusters! Thanks for sharing! :)

    - Jessica
    Counterfeit Kit DT

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  2. Wow that is a superb page, card tags etc I love the woven corner may have to scraplift that idea

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  3. I love the flowers here - off to see if I can find out how the are made. great job on lifting a lift!

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  4. Stacey, what beautiful projects! I love all of the layers and embellies-each project is so full of scrappy goodness, lol!

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  5. Very pretty!!!! I like the way you layer your embellies!!

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  6. Lovely scraplifts! I also loved the slide show of the rest of your March projects!

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  7. Great scraplifts! Love the colors and the lovely card!

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  8. I love that each family member can add their own thoughts. The weaving is awesome!

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  9. such a cute idea with the woven paper- love the colours for your kit

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  10. Everything is beautiful. I love all the color.
    TFS
    Ang

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  11. Your inspiration page was one of my favorites! I love all the layering in the design! Awesome job doing a layout and a card! Gorgeous work!

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  12. Great layouts. I really like how you put the calendar and clock in your surreal layout.

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  13. I love love love that! What great work!

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  14. Very nice layouts and card. I like how the card does have a note for everyone in your family. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Since I'm a basket lover, you know I was quite taken with all the weaving of paper you've done. Nice job.

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  16. Your projects are so intricate and detailed- absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. fun weaving - lots of texture and details on your pages and cards. I like the idea of everyone getting to write on their own tag too.

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  18. Great scrap-page)) Nice job))

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  19. I'm always a fan of an embellishment cluster - loving the layout and how you've applied the same design 'rules' to the card :)

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  20. Your projects are wonderful! I am glad that you liked my quad-pocket card design! You just made my day!
    Michelle

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  21. I love that you were able to use the design on a layout and card. That's the way to be versatile! Great job!

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  22. Wow! You got so much accomplished. Great job!

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  23. What an awesome take on the sketch...tfs

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  24. I really love the way you embellished the envelope with the woodgrain piece and the mushrooms. It looks great! I also love the quad pocket card!

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  25. The Hush layout is so beautiful - great job with all the embellies!

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  26. Wow, you've been busy, very nice!

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