Major Milestones | August at Simple Scrapper

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July marked two major milestones in my life: my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and our kitchen was completely remodeled. It was a very busy month! Luckily I had time to scrapbook each of these events–by using Story Starters and Collection sketches from the membership at Simple Scrapper made creating these pages very easy!

For our anniversary, my husband and I bought each other matching Apple watches. Even though something silver is a more traditional gift, we decided that our gift would be technology. Now we can text each other from our wrists! I used this month’s Story Starters, Tech Today, to spark this story.

After living in our house for almost nine years, we finally decided to remodel our kitchen. We put in new cabinets, a new sink, and a new microwave. We were without a working kitchen for about six weeks, which was tough. But in the end, our kitchen turned out wonderfully. I used a Collection sketch to inspire this layout about the remodel.

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This month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge, we are working with the March kit from The Papier Werkstatt. The collection is neutral–lots of krafts and soft colors. My kit, Antique Butterfly, has kraft as the inspiration color, but ended up having a much more vintage style.

Another aspect of the inspiration kit is its use of supplies that we do not normally see in scrapbooking, such as felt and handmade paper. The second challenge this month for the Master Forgers is to use a similar item in our project.

CHALLENGE TWO: Outside the Stash – incorporate something non-scrapbook stash related onto your project. Our inspiration kit features a sheet of handmade paper and some thick felt to create a mini-book, neither of which are usually found in our everyday stash. So follow its lead and find something from outside your scrapbooking stash to include on your project.

As I looked around outside my scrap room for something to use in my layout, I spied this gift bag that was destined for the trash.

gift bag

My husband had recently used it to give me a present for our 24th anniversary. I was going to save the bag to use again, but somehow holes had been torn into the bag(?). So before I tossed it, I cut some of the paper from the bag and a little bit of the gold tissue paper from inside.

Both of these items now reside on my page–which documents the gift that was in the bag! Very serendipitous!


Make sure to visit the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see how the other Master Forgers interpreted this challenge.

Now go create!