Feelin’ Fresh

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When spring rolls around each year, I want to clean. I want to throw open the windows and let fresh air in. I want to get rid of the clutter that has accumulated over the winter. I want to use fun and bright colors on my pages!

In honor of this fresh start that spring brings, our first challenge for April at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is Feelin’ Fresh! Choose an object from real life or online (think Pinterest perhaps) that says FRESH & let it inspire your project. Color, shape, pattern – maybe it reminds you of a memory!

So I chose to use this fresh color scheme as inspiration for my page for this month’s challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I am using my kit for this month, Snapshot, based on the inspiration kit Ashton Court by Cocoa Daisy.

This color scheme was perfect for showcasing photographs of my daughter and me at our recent horse show. We both did well—the show was a great start to our spring show season.

Make sure to check out the projects made by the rest of the team on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Also, we would love for you to join our new Facebook Community!

Now go create!

Snapshot | April at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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Happy April and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop! You should have come over from Clair’s blog. If you would like to see the full list of participants, just click back over the CKC blog!

This month Leslie has chosen Ashton Court from Cocoa Daisy as our inspiration kit. This collection is fun, vibrant, and completely adorable!

As I was perusing Ashton Court, I noticed the cute camera puffy sticker and bright patterned papers in the kit. I let these products be my guide as I assembled my own kit. I began with a patterned paper with a camera print from Simple Stories. I added several more papers in bold colors and geometric prints .

For embellishments, I have two packs of die cuts, coordinating stickers, camera clips, brads, and fun printed photo corners. I am calling this month’s kit Snapshot.

Your next stop is Lisa’s blog. Head on over to see her take on this fun kit!

Now go create!

Planner Love

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Being a left-brainer, I have always loved planners. The first planners I used were fairly plain and basic. When planner pages began coming out in pretty designs, I loved them all!

Now, however, I have a new love—planners that combine my desire to make lists with my passion for scrapbooking. I purchased two planners for 2015—one is for my daily tasks and the other is for my One Little Word and journaling.

The first planner I bought is from Cocoa Daisy. This planner has monthly, weekly, and daily pages and comes with a cute embellishment pack each month. I keep this planner open on my desk so I can jot down to-do items, ideas, and notes to myself. Then I can decorate the pages with the washi tape, stickers, clips and other cute things that are included in the monthly kit.

Cocoa Daisy Planner

The second planner I purchased is Heidi Swapp’s newly designed memory planner. This planner comes with pages for the entire year. There are also several embellishments coming out soon to go with this planner—I cannot wait to get my hands on them!

Heidi Swapp planner

Right now I am using this planner with Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class. This year I am trying several new formats for my memory keeping. For example, instead of using the traditional 8.5×11 album for One Little Word, I am taking each month’s prompt and adapting it to the Heidi Swapp planner. This month, I wrote answers to the OLW January prompts in calendar squares (instead of on journaling cards like last year). I love this new approach!

I am also using this planner as place to keep Instagram photos, favorite quotations, and journaling. Last year I rarely printed my Instagram photos, so many of my 2015 pictures are coming off my phone and into this planner.

So far I am loving these planners as new ways of memory keeping!