Wandering | October Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! Hopefully you’ve made the jump here from Margie’s blog. If not, click on back to the CKC site to see the full blog hop list.

Another month is here with a brand new inspiration kit chosen by Master Forger Julene. She picked the lovely new collection from Prima—St. Tropez. This collection is gorgeous with its vintage travel theme and beautiful floral touches. (Go here to see the entire collection up close).

When I began putting my kit together, I wanted my collection to have a travel theme like the original. However, I knew I wouldn’t be visiting a seaside village in France any time soon. At this time of year, I’m most likely just wandering around my farm enjoying the cooler weather and the turning of the season.

So I began with a floral paper that reminds me of the gorgeous flowers that bloom here during the end of summer and beginning of fall. The rest of the papers coordinate well with the floral and have more subdued patterns to balance the floral. My favorite paper is the pink woodgrain. This pattern was a wonderful find in my stash!

For the embellishments, I tried to stick closely to the type of products in the inspiration kit. I have chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, crystals, ephemera, and, of course, Prima flowers.

Because this kit is inspired by walks around my farm, I am calling this collection Wandering. Make sure to check back later in the month to see my creations from this kit!

And now, the next stop is Lisa’s blog to see her interpretation of the St. Tropez collection. Thanks for visiting today!

Now go create!

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A Walk in the Woods

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At the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month we are celebrating November with challenges related to colder weather. The second challenge gets inspiration from walking in the woods in the crisp air to see all of the beautiful colors of the leaves.

Challenge #2: In the fall, we often take long walks in the woods to enjoy the crisp air and turning of the leaves. For this challenge, let the forest be your inspiration. Create a project inspired by the woods. For ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

I am lucky enough to live on a farm with lots wooded acres. I take walks through the woods in the fall when the air is cooler and the leaves are bright orange and yellow. On this page, I have documented some of the little details of a recent walk through our woods.

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The colors in my photographs are somewhat muted, so I felt good about using the bright patterned paper down at the bottom of my page. I also used a woodgrain pattern to reinforce the woodland theme of the page.

Make sure to check out the projects designed by other members of the team for this challenge on the blog. And let us see your woodland-inspired work–link your project to our monthly link-up page.

Now go create!


Autumn Adventures | November at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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Welcome to the November Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! You should be here from Jemma’s blog. I hope you are enjoying this month’s kit reveals!

Here in North Carolina the weather is chilly, the leaves are beautiful, and I am enjoying some fall scrapbooking.

This blog hop is extra special for me since I chose this month’s inspiration kit. I fell in love with the City Park kit from Cocoa Daisy and could not wait to use it for our Counterfeit Kit Challenge for November.

My main goal for choosing this kit was to force myself to use up some of those fall-themed products that I have in my stash. Somehow I always buy more autumn goodies than I can use in one season!

I began my kit with several fall patterned papers from Doodlebug Design. The designs and colors of the papers are similar to those in the inspiration kit, although the blues in my papers are somewhat darker. I added a lighter orange gingham pattern from Bella Boulevard to round out my paper collection.

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I had so many embellishments that coordinated with my papers that I had a difficult time narrowing down my choices. So this month I have a plethora of embellishments with which to make my pages!

I have buttons, flair, die cuts, an abundance of wood veneer pieces, ribbon, chipboard pieces, and cork die cuts–many with copper accents which I thought would go well in my kit.

And that is my November kit which I am calling Autumn Adventures. Check back during the rest of the month to see my projects.

Next stop on the hop–Julene’s blog!

Now go create!


5 Things I Am Loving Today

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Few things make make me happier than shopping for scrapbooking supplies, especially this time of year when all of the holiday items are coming out. I love perusing the store websites and picking my favorites. A few even make it into my stash!

Here are 5 new scrapbooking products that have caught my eye recently:

  1. These cute Halloween clips from Bella Blvd. I do not have little kids anymore, so I do not see me using these clips on a page, but I definitely would use them in my planner! How adorable would that be?sbc_bla-1320
  2. This Halloween washi tape from Doodlebug Design. I could use this on layouts, in my planner, or even on cards.330504-500x500-1
  3. These wonderful little journaling cards from Bo Bunny–perfect for fall pocket-page scrapbooking.sbc_bo-20226646_0
  4. These Thickers from American Crafts because (a) I LOVE Thickers and (b) the letters look like candy canes!336739-500x500-2
  5. This holiday collection kit from Simple Stories. I live on a farm so I tend to decorate my house in rustic farmhouse colors for Christmas. This collection will be wonderful to use for my December album.7300

I loved looking at all of the new products hitting the market. Now I just have to decide which ones I like enough to order!

Now go create!


Golden Delicious

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What better symbol of fall than the apple? I love this time of year when the store shelves are filled with crisp tasty apples. And what better name for an autumn-themed scrapbooking kit than Golden Delicious?

This month the Noel Mignon classic kit, Golden Delicious, is brimming with beautiful fall-patterned papers and matching embellishments. It is the first time I have ever used a Noel Mignon kit, so I was pleasantly surprised by the number of papers and amount of embellishments included. Consequently, I was able to make a number of layouts–and I still have tons of product to scrap the rest of my fall photos.

My first layout, Fall Football Fun, is a double-page layout based on a sketch challenge at Scrapbook Challenges. I do not make two-page layouts very often, so this page was a lot of fun. I scrapped some photos of my husband and sons playing football one fall evening last year.

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The second layout I made, Happy Fall, is also based on a sketch challenge at Scrapbook Challenges. This page documents my son carving jack-o-lanterns the day after Halloween. I used the pumpkins as decoration for our Halloween party, so I did not let him carve them. He insisted though, so on November 1, he convinced his sister to help him make jack-o-lanterns.

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The last layout (so far) is called Being Sparky. My son is a volunteer junior firefighter and he offered to be Sparky the Fire Dog at a recent community event. We were very proud of him–he donned his fire gear and a very uncomfortable mask to entertain the children. The design inspiration came from a layout on Jana Eubank’s blog in which she scraplifted a page by Tracie Claiborne (from Tracie’s podcast and video series Live Inspired). To see one other layout from this kit and find out more about the Live Inspired series, go to this post on my blog.

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Fall is certainly a wonderful time of year and a fun time to scrap, especially when you have such inspirational product like that in the Noel Mignon kit. I cannot wait to use the rest of the kit!

No go create!