February CKC Kit Reveal Blog Hop | Happy Little Things

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Welcome to the February Counterfeit Kit Reveal Blog Hop!

You should be arriving here from Julene’s blog. If not and you would like to see the entire hop order, just go on back to the CKC home page.

This month we have a beautiful and jam-packed inspiration kit from Noel Mignon. The Weekend in Paris kit is gorgeous! There are patterned papers in happy pinks, and greens, and blues. There are stickers, doilies, pom-poms, and enamel dots–and so much more! I loved having so many products to be inspired by as I curated my own kit.

Recently I purchased a few pieces of the My Mind’s Eye Blush collection. So I started my February kit with these pieces. Then I added these supplies:

  • patterned paper from Pink Paislee, Pinkfresh Studio, Ella & Viv, Bo Bunny, and Maggie Holmes
  • chipboard stickers from Pinkfresh Studio
  • doilies from Prima
  • stickers from Jen Hadfield
  • enamel dots from Echo Park
  • die cuts from Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper

The inspiration kit seemed to me to be fun, flirty, and just adorable. My kit gives me the same feelings! I took inspiration from one of the journaling cards on the patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio and named my kit Happy Little Things. This kit just makes me happy!

I hope you are enjoying this month’s reveal and are inspired to create a kit that makes you happy!

Your next stop is Lisa’s blog. Enjoy!

Now go create!

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1 Kit, 1 Sketch, 1 Month | Fresh Start

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Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is getting off to a great start. Mine certainly is–I have a brand new kit of scrapbooking goodies to create layouts with this month–and a new project for 2017!

Since I have many stories I want to tell this year, I have challenged myself to use one kit and one sketch to scrapbook with each month. By using a kit each month, I will limit my choices of supplies to make my workflow faster and more streamlined. By using one sketch in different ways, I will always have a starting point for my pages.This year-long project I am calling 1 Kit, 1 Sketch, 1 Month.

Also I will be integrating my scrappy goals for 2017 in this new project. (See this blog post.)

This month my kit has soft pinks, browns, teals and gold. I used this paper from My Mind’s Eye as the inspiration for the collection.

I added papers from Crate Paper, Fancy Pants, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Carta Bella, and Kaisercraft. All the papers are fairly muted in color with simple organic patterns that will coordinate well together.

For embellishments, I added Thickers, chipboard stickers from Shimelle and My Mind’s Eye, diecuts from Basic Grey and Carta Bella, wood veneer pieces, stitched brads, small letter stickers, washi tape from Echo Park and Doodlebug Design, and enamel dots–all in coordinating colors and patterns.

Interesting thought about this kit–I have a balloon paper from a birthday collection, two papers from a winter collection, and washi tape from a baby girl collection, but all the supplies coordinate very well. I love the versatility of today’s scrapbooking products!

These soft colors and floral patterns–very much a contrast to the bold reds and greens that I used last month to complete my December daily–are just right for starting off a brand new year. So I have titled my kit for January Fresh Start.

Check back later this month and I will reveal my projects made from this kit.

Now go create!


Watercolor Dreams

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Hello and welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal Blog Hop! You should have come here from Jemma’s blog. If you need to start over at the beginning, just go back to the CKC blog to see the full list of participants.

This month our inspiration kit is actually a new collection–Indigo Hills from Pink Fresh Studio. You can see the lovely watercolor and floral designs in beautiful pink, blue, aqua, and gold. This collection also includes a number of wonderful embellishments which you can see on the Pinkfresh Studio website.

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For my kit, I began with two soft floral papers from Basic Grey in colors similar to the inspiration kit. I then added watercolor papers from My Mind’s Eye and Prima. Finally I chose more papers in gold, grey, pink, and dark blue to round out the patterned paper selection.

My embellishments include puffy stickers, gold letters and hearts, and a die cut pack all inspired by the original collection. This soft, dreamy kit I have decided to call Watercolor Dreams.

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Check back during the month to see how I use this kit! Next stop–Julene’s blog to see her take on this month’s inspiration.

Now go create!


Summer Stories | June Kit

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Summer is my favorite season. I gleefully bask in the warm weather, inhale the scent of honeysuckles, and devour ripe peaches. So when I spied this new paper from Simple Stories, I was inspired to create a kit to reflect my love of summer.

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Simple Stories, Sunshine and Happiness, Shine Bright

To go with this sunshine-y pattern, I chose these papers:

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Pink Paislee, Fancy Free, Paper 06

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Pink Paislee, Outfitters, Paper 04

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Bella Blvd, Illustrated Faith, Whatever Is Lovely, 3×4

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Bella Blvd, Fresh Market, Freshly Picked

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Bella Blvd, Fresh Market, Freshly Squeezed

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Bella Blvd, Fresh Market, Daily Details

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Echo Park, Party Time, Celebrate

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Simple Stories, Sunshine and Happiness, Oh Yeah

I picked a variety of embellishments that would coordinate with my papers as well as give me a good choice of products to use.

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Bella Blvd, Fruit Punch, Cardstock Stickers, Tiny Text Alphas

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Bella Blvd, Fresh Market, Cardstock Stickers, Treasures and Text

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Simple Stories, Bloom and Grow, Decorative Brads

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My Mind’s Eye, Market Street, Flair Pins

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Echo Park, Party Time, Enamel Dots
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Bella Blvd, Illustrated Faith, She Blooms, Washi Tape, Bloom

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Bella Blvd, Illustrated Faith, She Blooms, Icons

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Bella Blvd, Cute Clips, Pretty Posh

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Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, Bloom, Delights with Foil Accents

Already I have a number of warm-weather photographs to scrapbook. I am looking forward to using this kit, which I am calling Summer Stories.

Now go create!


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Captured, Told, and Done

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When I walked into my scraproom the other day, I saw I huge stack of printed photos sitting on my shelf. Another hundred or so pictures were on my computer waiting to be printed. Scrappy supplies were scattered about. I looked at my calendar, realizing that summer is fleeing and I still have stories to be told. What is a scrapbooker to do?!?

Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed, I go back to my scrapbooking basics. I choose one or two 4×6 photos, a sketch, and a story—and I go simple! For the rest of this month, I am challenging myself to consciously work my way step-by-step through my scrapbooking process from beginning to end on each page, so that I can get my memories captured, told, and done.

The underlying process for all my scrapbooking is using kits. I realized long ago that I scrap more effeciently (and have more fun!) when I use a limited number of supplies. A few years ago I went through all of my supplies and made kits. I put together a several sheets of coordinating patterned paper along with some matching embellishments—then I immediately had a starting point when I sat down at my desk to make a page.

Today I grabbed a kit with several papers in medium yellows, blues, and oranges. With those papers I had paired an embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn in similar colors.

First I went to that stack of printed photos and just started thumbing through them. Eventually one caught my eye—a photo of me that my son had taken. It was winter and I was down at the barn waiting for the vet to come and check on my horse. I immediately thought of the many hours I spend down at the barn and that I should document that fact.

Next I found a sketch to use—one that I had made myself! It is fairly simple, but flexible. Using sketches is the second way that I am able to scrap quickly and enjoy the process.

As I began putting my page together, more memories of that day came back. I remembered that I was down at the barn because I had just finished riding and my horse was acting funny. I was afraid that something was seriously wrong, so I immediately called the vet. In the photo I am wating for her to arrive. Luckily, it was nothing serious! This story became the one I wanted to tell.

I love using patterned paper(s) as my background. I picked the circle paper from Echo Park on the bottom because the pink in the circles is similar to the pink in my coat. The arrow paper from My Mind’s Eye had a smaller print and the color contrasted and complemented the circle paper.

The yellow paper is the B side of the circle paper. It has a very suble polka-dot pattern so I used it for the journaling block as well as an accent piece and the date label.

From there I added embellishments in visual triangles along with my title. Moment captured, story told, and layout done!