Friday, May 6, 2011

My May Counterfeit Kit!!

We have been very busy at Counterfeit Kit Challenge! This month, we had the opportunity to counterfeit an awesome kit by Work In Progress kits! I just loved the whimsy and playfulness of the main kit, and wanted to keep that feeling in my own kit.

In my version, I chose to use many items from the Sassafras Lass Nerdy Bird collection. I have had these papers in my stash for awhile, and this was the perfect opportunity to use them. The colors of Nerdy Bird are somewhat different from the inspiration kit, but I was excited that they included purple and pink! These were my daughter's favorite colors as a little girl. In the back of my mind, I wanted to make a boy's add-on, so I did not mind if this one was on the feminine side.

Kit contents:

Papers: Coordinating Bazzil cardstock, Bo Bunny Sunkissed "Summer" & "Adventure", Crate School Collection "Ruler", Echo Park Sweet Summertime "Raspberry Delight", Sassafras Lass Nerdy Bird "Cheery", "Tea for Two", "Starstruck", "Sprightly", "Book Club", and My Mind's Eye Jack & Jill "Serene Spots"

Embellishments: Sassafras Lass Nerdy Flag Banners, Nerdy Journal Tags, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Schoolroom Alpha, Thickers "Rainboots" alpha, Thickers "Dear Lizzy" chipboard shape stickers, K & Co. adhesive gems, Basic Grey Bling It ice cream cone, Recollections flowers, ribbon from stash, "Summertime" and hot air balloon stickers Echo Park "Sweet Summertime", die cut shipping tags (Cricut & scal), ice cream and kite cards October Afternoon, punchouts Pink Paislee "Hometown Summer", and Mickey paint chips from Home Depot.

I was finally able to put together a boys kit! Since I have three boys, it was a no brainer. Mine has a rather patriotic feeling with all the stars, red, white and blue but it could be used for any event, as well as 4th of July.

Add-on kit contents: Patterned paper Bo Bunny "Block Party" & "Jamboree", Blueberry Dot, clear stamps by Sandylion & Sassafras Lass "Song Writer", Sassafras Lass Alpha Token, Pink Paislee alphabet stickers & punchouts "Hometown Summer", star brad Target Dollar Spot, borders "Decadent Edges Boy" Making Memories, ribbon GCD "Rockets Red Glare", and ticket stickers My Minds Eye "Little Boy Blue", felt stars (rak from Crystal!), star chipboard mini album and boy shape Maya Road, and buttons from stash.

I have to confess, after I saw the inspiration kit, I bought a couple of the items from that kit because I "had to have" them! I hope you don't share my secret to Bethany & Meridy!! That really isn't what the challenge is about, but I thought it's a good example of how you might have an item or two from the inspiration kit, and use them, but also include other items from your stash. For me, the most fun of all is putting the kits together! I enjoy scrapping, but I really get a kick out of trying to match the feeling of the inspiration kit. That's one of the big reasons I love this challenge so much!


S said...

What great stuff - lots of glimpses of pink and blue in there. I like it.

Jimjams said...

This would be more my colourway I think - lovely kit.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I too bought stuff this time. Love your choices, so fun. I know your layouts are going to be awesome!!! Can't wait! xoxo