If you're starting here and haven't seen the rest of the Blog Hop, then start back at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to find out what it's all about, and to check out all the inspiration along the way!
If you're already hopping, then you should have landed here via Milissa's blog, and I hope you've been enjoying your journey. The challenge for the blog hop was to find some inspiration from your favourite scrapbook manufacturer's blog. As I had a couple of sheets of Bella Blvd 'Sunny Happy Skies' paper in my kit I headed over to their blog, I love the bright patterns and cute images on their products.
I chose two bits of inspiration from there, first a tutorial on embossing alphas (see the tutorial here, though my letters are pearly rather than glittery because of the embossing powder I had to hand!) I also scraplifted ideas from this gallery layout by Ebony Van Der Starre (see it on the Bella Blog here):
I loved all her layers and clusters of embellishments, and I used my 'sunny happy skies' cloud paper as a background like Ebony's flower pattern. Here's my layout:
All my embellishments were from my counterfeit kit, all I added for my page was the We R Memory Keepers stitched green cardstock for the background, and the pink Papermania scalloped card for the photo mat.
I was happy to finally use one of the tags I'd made, tucked into the top right under a banner strip from the sunny happy skies 'borders & blocks' paper:
I also used cosmo cricket 'togetherness' journaling card, and layered lots of bits on top of it, including one of the fabric buttons I made for my kit:
I had fun making this page, I've felt happy every time I've used my counterfeit kit, because not only am I using up some stash, it's also that the colours are so bright they cheer me up when I look at them!
Okay, time for you to head to the next stop on the hop, Lesa's blog. Before you scurry away though, don't forget to check out my current Giveaway here.
Hope you have fun on the rest of the hop! x