April at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog

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This month I am having fun with my Vintage Spring kit, which was inspired by this kit from C’est Magnifique. This kit is definitely not my usual style, so I am flexing my creative muscle by finding ways to use up these products.

At the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, the Master Forgers were tasked with creating a project based on the works by the Design Team at C’est Magnifique. Challenge # 2: Choose any project from the C’est Magnifique February Kit Posts and let it isnpire you! Don’t forget to let us know where you found your inspiration when you link up your projects!

I browsed through the February blog entries and found this layout by Angelique Jarrier:

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I knew I had similar distressed paper and butterflies in my kit, so I began with those supplies. I placed my black & white photo in the top middle of the page with patterned paper layered underneath, similar to the layout. I then added doilies to mimic the flowers on this page. I also added a die cut, cork stars, and a title in block letters as in the layout.


Such a different look for me! Check back later to see what else I create with the Vintage Spring kit!

Now go create!


New Kit Love

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I LOVE kits. I remember the thrill of subscribing to my first kit club way back in 2002 when I first began scrapbooking. Over the years I have been a member of many different kit clubs and recently began making my own from my stash. However, I still love the thrill of getting that big square box in the mail each month!

My newest membership is with Citrus Twist Kits. I have long admired their products and decided to try the main kit. The first kit I received was the April offering—“Flight of Whimsy.” What a beautiful collection! I loved the soft yellows, pinks, and greens with a few touches of turquoise. Perfect colors for the season.

For the first layout I made with this collection, I also used a sketch from the Citrus Twist Kits blog. Since I like to use sketches when I scrap, I love that there is a new sketch on the blog each Sunday. They layout I created documents the story of how my husband is teaching my son to play the piano.


The photos I used had an unflattering yellowish cast due to the light over the piano. After playing around with the editing, I decided to print the pictures in black-and-white. The B&W edit keeps the focus on the people in the top photo and really complements the keyboard in the second.

Even though these are “boy” photos, I chose to use the pink heart patterned paper for my background. I liked the subtlety of the print and the fact that the B&W photos would pop against the pink. I added more graphic prints in complementary colors for the accent pieces to create contrast. Then on went the journaling, title, a few embellishments, and a little stamping to finish the page!

So far I am thoroughly enjoying this new kit. I am ready to make more layouts!

A Study in Black & Whitle

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I was so excited to go with Dan on a quick getaway to Washington, DC. I knew I would have many photo-taking opportunities. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy and rainy the entire time we were gone. I had to take many pictures from inside the car with rain on the windows. The mist made many photos too grey and blah. So I turned several of them into B&W–and I love the results!

This was the beautiful view of the mountains we saw as we left Roanoke.


I saw these cute little sheep in a huge meadow by the side of the road.



We drove through a couple of quaint little towns in Virginia. The houses and buildings were such fun to photograph.





I loved all the farms and silos!