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!

Autumn Adventures Come to an End

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This month I enjoyed choosing the inspiration kit and challenges for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. And I had fun with my own kit, Autumn Adventures. I completed five layouts from this kit. Happily, I used up all of the patterned paper in my collection, but I am afraid I only made a small dent in the embellishments I chose. Oh well, those supplies will go back in my stash and wait to be picked for another kit!

The first three layouts I made were for the challenges at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Challenge #1: November in the US is a month all about food. So your challenge is to scrapbook about a favorite meal—something you had in a fancy restaurant, a meal you love to cook at home, or maybe your favorite weekend breakfast. Show us what you are eating!

I chose to scrap about one of my favorite summer activities involving food–having a cookout on the grill. One of the best meals we had were hamburgers wrapped in bacon and stuffed with grilled vegetables and cheese. Delicious!


My layout for challenge #2 can be seen in this blog post.

Challenge #3: In cooler weather, we start dressing in layers stay warm. For the third challenge of the month, dress your project for the crisp air by using lots of layers.

Recently I have been purchasing many of my clothes through the online delivery service, Stitch Fix. I decided to document my experience in this layout.


I used lots of layers on the page, which I thought was appropriate for a story about clothing.

The final two layouts I created were for the Ready, Sketch, Go class by Tracie Claiborne and Jen Schow. I LOVE using sketches for my pages so I am thoroughly enjoying this class!

This page documents ten things that I am enjoying right now.


And this page tells the story of why we do not have turkey on Thanksgiving.


For years I made a traditional turkey for Thanksgiving. However, no one in my family really liked the turkey so I stopped making one every year. However, just when I thought I might try turkey again, we went on a homeschool field trip to a turkey farm. My youngest son loved the turkeys so much that he now insists that we keep our no-turkey tradition so the turkeys can stay alive!

That wraps up my November kit, Autumn Adventures. If you have projects from your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit that you would like to share, please do so on our monthly link-up page.

Check back next month a special blog series at Counterfeit Kit Club for December.

Now go create!

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.


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!