A Peek at a Week | CKC November Mini Kit

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This month’s inspiration kit at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is the Emerson collection from November 2016 by Citrus Twist Kits. It is a bright, fun collection and I am having a great time using it as inspiration for several projects this month.

Taking cues from the colorful arrow paper in the kit, I put together this very mini-kit in order to create a spread for my weekly pocket page album.

For this particular week, I had several outdoor photographs with bright colors. The weather was perfect and we spent a lot of time outside—taking care of the horses, shopping, bike-riding, and taking the fire truck for a spin. I knew this mini-kit would be a perfect complement to my pictures.

Make sure you check out the mini-kits created by the other Master Forgers this month on the CKC blog.

Now go create!

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The Perfect Day

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What does your perfect day look like? That was the question posed to the Master Forgers in our third challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

This month our inspiration kit is the UBUD Dreams collection from Kaisercraft.

And this is my kit, Coming Home, created from the inspiration collection.

My perfect day is a warm, summer day with a gentle breeze and just a few clouds in the sky. I have just finished a morning ride with my horse, and now I am sitting on my porch with a glass of cold sparkling water in hand. And here is how I documented my perfect day.

The photograph is bright with deep colors, so I used a white background to make the picture pop. I placed a few papers in soft colors and organic patterns to showcase the photo as well as add to the outdoors theme of the page. Finally, I included embellishments that brought texture to the page.

If you would like to see what other Master Forgers created with this prompt, head on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

Now go create!


Revealing Setting

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Setting plays such an important role in our photographs and therefore in our scrapbooking. When creating a page, there are many ways to convey the feeling of your setting through color, shape, and texture.

Take a look at this page.

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The title and journaling state that these photos were taken at a state park in North Carolina called Hanging Rock. One picture shows two people (my husband and son) walking up a trail and the other picture reveals a view from the top of a peak. But those are not the only elements on this page that reveal the setting.

Since the photographs show the contrast on the trail of the shadows under the trees and the sun in the open areas, I used a mixture of dark and light patterned papers. The colors are mostly muted like the trees and other vegetation, with a few bright hues like the occasional flowers along the path.

The patterned papers at the top of the page are cut at a diagonal to represent the many steps we navigated up the trail. The strips also hang down from the top of the page reminiscent of the tree branches over our heads.

To further the feeling of being in the woods, I used a patterned paper with a woodgrain texture and several wood veneer pieces. The flower is made with a natural fabric and a wood button.

To learn more about revealing setting through color, shape, and texture, visit Get It Scrapped. A membership will get you access to a huge library of design classes and e-books including “Visual Storytelling,” a course that teaches how to reveal setting and other elements through product choices and page composition.

Now go create!


Fantastic Fall

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This has been a fantastic, fabulous fall. The weather has been warm and sunny. The light has been gorgeous. The sky has been so, so blue. I have enjoyed taking literally hundreds of pictures over the past few months. One of my favorite shots is this one of the woods at the back of our property:

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The leaves were also so very colorful:

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In this beautiful light, even the weeds were worthy of a photograph:

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I am so glad I have been able to enjoy this wonderful fall!