I have been asked to be a guest over at the "The Counterfeit Kit" Bog this month, YAY!
If you recall I started playing along for the first time w/ them this year.
I really enjoyed it but then I just seemed to always get so busy that I didn't have time to create a kit to work off of each month so that new-to-me adventure had to fall by the wayside.
When they asked me to guest I took it as a sign I needed to get back to it...
so of course I said "YES!"
The kit that is being presented as inspiration is the Cocoa Daisy August Kit.
As with most Kit Clubs, Cocoa Daisy offers a few different kits each month so and I used a little bit of something from the Main Kit and the Pocket Kit.
Main Kit Full
Main Kit Papers
Pocket Kit Full
As always is the process for me when creating my kit, I made a list of what stood out to me:
Words (subtle in the pink paper, 2nd photo, bottom row)
Solid Cardstock (solid is a pattern, right?! LOL)
Tags (either actual or as a pattern)
Polka Dot Ribbon
-Random Extras I know I'll need/want:
Sharpie for doodling and journaling
Self adhesive file labels for journaling
White Gel pen for doodling
Here is my kit which I call "Summer Vibes"..
-12x12 Patterned Papers (10 total)
-Solid Cardstock, Smaller Patterned Papers, Alphas:
This photo is of the ribbon I forgot to include in the embellishment photo - doh!
I hope that you can see what I chose from the inspiration and also how it fits the list I presented.
I think the papers are pretty obvious, as are the polka dot ribbon, the acrylic words, the tags, and some of the project life cards..
But the some of the other stuff I had to get creative w/; for example:
-I don't have hexagon stamps so I chose a stamp set that at least included "shapes",
-The large set of different alphas (that includes other stickers as well) was chosen because
1) wood grain *alphas*
2) flowers *border*
3) Summer colors
Speaking of colors... I realize mine is brighter than the inspiration but I don't have papers/embellishments in those muted shades...my taste just doesn't gravitate towards it.
I included 2 punches: a hexagon and circle
and 1 large circle template because I frequently use circles in my scrapbook layouts
Finally there are a few things that have nothing to do w/ the kit, but I KNOW I will probably need them and what's the use of buying/creating a kit that doesn't allow you to scrap what you love amirite?!
So as a freebie to myself I added 1 sheet each of Cat, Dog, and Pig Stickers because I'm always scrapping my fur-babies (plus a few extra alphas might come in handy muahahaha)! And the food stamps and stickers because I'm always scrapping food (though I think the fact that there are photos of tea and coffee in the inspiration pocket kit will allow me to slide a little! Yes?! LOL)
In the end though the challenge is not about copying the inspiration exactly but allowing it to inspire your own kit, made from your own stash, that you will be motivated to use...
And from experience I know that even w/ a large* kit, there is still something(s) that I will have forgotten to include which means thinking outta the box; another part of the fun of this challenge!
(*the term "large" is relative... I mean this is tiny compared to my complete Scrapbooking stash with which I could totally open my own scrap store with, tee-hee!)
I hope you feel inspired to play along!
If I'm not enough inspiration for you, check out the rest of the ladies' kits.
The list of their blogs is below.
Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer – Doreen Vasquez - https://madijoes.blogspot.com/
Julene - https://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/