Saturday, 28 May 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!

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

26 comments:

S said...

Oh this layering is so pretty and happy. Very inspiring work you've done yourself!!

JO SOWERBY said...

i love this lo and it's layering is perfect
jo xxx

Lesa said...

OMG~~ I love that how you did your page!! Such a happy feeling to it!! Your embellishments are really nice and add just the right touch!! Lots of good stuff there!!

Missus Wookie said...

oh those colours make me happy too. Fun cloud layering too.

Emily said...

What a fun page for a fun party! I love the colors and how you cut out the cloud paper. How awesome is that pineapple! And the green paper with the stitching is perfect!

onescraphappymomma said...

Bright, pretty layout! Love the layering.

Rachel B said...

Great layout Jennifer, I reaaly like the brightness and the layering - fab! :)

JustYolie said...

Beautiful page! I so love this idea of kitting from your stash...thanks for the inspiration, I'm now following.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

What a bright cheery and happy layout. I love all the layering and will be lifting hte tag idea!

A Creative Operation said...

This is a gorgeous layout, I love the combination of colors, very cheerful!

Lisa said...

Great job! Love the great choice of papers, such a happy looking layout.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the page you lifted, and your version is equally fun! The vibrant colors are so festive, and really capture the fun of your birthday celebration!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a fun layout, and it looks like a terrific birthday celebration, too! REally like the serviceman post on your linked blog, too. Reminds me to do a memorial day post this weekend.
Rinda

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What a happy layout! I love how you made the scraplift of the original your own. So fun and cheerful. I have to say I'm jealous of your birthday because mine is in December!!!! xoxo

Sian said...

I love your bright and happy page (and the birthday pineapple - looks fab with that cloud paper)

Karen Williams said...

love all the pretty happy bright colours- such a pretty LO

ms.schwiet said...

Great stitching...lovee that framed flower

Glinda said...

Love the bright colors and stiching. Great layout.

Jennifer said...

A wonderful scraplift and I love the machine stitching!! The tag with the eyelet is sweet!! :)

ashley said...

So much fun! I love all of the colorful embellies and how happy your page feels :)

redmom said...

Your layout is so fun!!! You did a fantastic job with the lift! I'me going to have to try that emobissing technique!

Tricia said...

Great job on the layering - this is a very fun layout! I love all the little details.

Jimjams said...

Great lift - love the colours, layers and textures!

Ebony van der Starre said...

Hi Jennifer!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! I LOVE your take on my layout!!! Its awesome! Glad you find my work inspiring!!!!

mytwoandras said...

Cute, bright, fun page :)

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Love those fun happy LO's you made!

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