Fast February | Part II

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The final two layouts I made with this kit—Bee-lightful–and the sketch are both double-page spreads.

For this page, I combined my chosen sketch with a sketch from Citrus Twist Kits that included two square photos that I thought would complement my sketch. I liked the clean lines of the design, which would go well with the simplicity of the original sketch.

The photographs on this page are from a recent walk I took with my kids in our woods. I am always amazed by the beauty of the forest even in the dead of winter!

Finally, I took the sketch and paired it with a pocket page.

I had several Instagram photos on my phone that simply showed what our life has been like over the past few months. Using the sketch and a pocket page, I was able to get all of these pictures in a spread quickly and easily.

This kit and sketch were “bee-lightful” to work with! I am looking forward to another kit this month. I hope to do more scrapping during March!

Now go create!

March Mini-Kit | Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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If you often find yourself short on scrapbooking time, making a mini-kit can be a fantastic solution to this problem! At Counterfeit Kit Challenge, we know that sometimes we scrapbookers are full of creativity, but short on time. Our new mini-kit feature should help you navigate these busy times.

This month’s inspiration kit is the beautiful February kit from Hip Kit Club.

To make my mini-kit, I looked to a few of the themes running through the inspiration kit—butterflies, florals, and gold. With my kit, I chose embellishments first—a 6×6 patterned paper pad with a large floral and gold prints, stickers with butterflies, and die cuts with gold accents—all reminiscent of the inspiration collection. I selected two coordinating patterned papers to complete the mini-kit.

For my project, I chose several photographs that I took on the first college visit with my son. I knew I wanted to scrap the pictures, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making a two page spread mini-album or. So I used my mini-kit to make a 12×12 layout then paired it with a pocket page. I kept the design simple and embellishments minimal to streamline the process of creating the page.

This month’s mini-kit was extremely helpful in my getting this larger story told quickly!

Check back each month for more ideas in creating mini-kits inspired by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge current pick as well as for more ways to use the mini-kit.

Now go create!

Sketch + Pocket Page

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A great way to add more photographs to a layout without creating a double-page spread is to add a pocket page. Pocket pages come in so many different varieties these days, so adding one to a layout to include more pictures is quite simple.

For this layout, Meals We Shared, I wanted to create a layout using the many Instagram photos of food that I snapped over last year. I picked one of my favorites and used it as the photo on my actual layout. I deviated somewhat from the sketch, using a 4×4 picture instead of a 4×6 to keep with the Instagram style.

I added a page protector that has one row of 4×4 photos. This first view shows the page protector closed with the layout.

This second view shows the page protector and layout open.

When you have several photos you want to scrap at one time but don’t necessarily want to make a two-page layout, adding a page protector is a wonderful solution! It’s easy, quick, and showcases your special photos.

Now go create!

Pocket Page Card Crafting

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Welcome to Forgeries in the Fourth at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog! This month’s inspiration kits from Hip Kit Club have so many cool products that it was difficult for me to choose just one kit and one thing from which to create a forgery!


Finally, I decided that I loved the kraft cardstock pocket page cards (see above) so much that I would like to make a few for myself. Here are the steps:

  1. Select a piece of kraft cardstock.
  2. Cut kraft cardstock into 3×4 cards.card-2
  3. Select a piece of white cardstock and cut it into rectangles slightly smaller than 3×4.card-3
  4. Gather some of your favorite punches.card-4
  5. Punch shapes out of white cards.card-5
  6. Adhere white cards to kraft cards.card-7
  7. Embellish if desired!card-8

These cards were so easy to make and I look forward to using them soon in my pocket page scrapbooking.

Make sure to check the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for the rest of this month’s forgeries.

Now go create!

Gratitude & Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

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Welcome! If you are here from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop—thanks for stopping by!

Every year when November rolls around and gratitude is on everyone’s minds, I try to take time to be thankful for all that is good in my life.

In this month of gratitude, the team at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog created projects centered around being thankful. We each used these cute printables from Allison Kimball. I chose one card to create this layout about gratitude.

The first page is a photo of my husband (for whom I am SO grateful) and me, which I placed on the printable. After downloading the printable from Allison’s website, I printed it out on cardstock and colored it in using Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I chose this particular illustration because the wheat reminds me of the beautiful grasses on our farm that turn golden in the fall.

The second page is a pocket page full of pictures that represent many of the other things in my life for which I am thankful:

  1. My husband and son working on a truck at our local fire department where we volunteer. I am thankful that my husband and son have such a good relationship and that my son wants to be a fire fighter. I am also thankful that we are able to give back to our community through our volunteer work.
  2. My horse Stanley. When I am riding, I cannot think about anything else. It is just him and me and the wind blowing through our hair (and his mane).
  3. Scrapbooking. I am so thankful that I am able to preserve memories, take pictures, and play with pretty patterned paper.4
  4. My youngest son doing his school work. Homeschooling has been such a blessing for our family!5
  5. Me and my daughter. My family means the world to me! I thank God every day for my husband and children.6
  6. Our farm. I love living in a home surrounded by nature.

This month, before the busyness of the holidays really sets in, go to Allison’s website and be inspired to create your own gratitude project. Then head on over to Margie’s blog, your next stop on the hop.

Now go create!