Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Counterfeit Kit 2 May Pages and JUNE Kit!

I wasn't going to make a June counterfeit kit. I really wasn't. (If you don't know what I'm talking about see the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog). I still had lots left in my May kit. But then I saw Clair's kit, and spotted the cloud paper she'd added, and I remembered a piece of cloud paper I had that I could add to the kit. So I thought, oh, I'll just make a smaller kit this month. But of course, once I started pulling bits together I just couldn't stop! So it's at least as big as last month. And even though my kit looks nothing like Clair's, I'm still going to blame it on her that I caved in and made one!

I will show you my June kit. But before I do, to make me feel better about it, I made two last pages with my May Counterfeit Kit to use up some more bits before I integrated the rest back into my stash. So here's those two layouts:

Layout 1:

Background Paper = Reminisce 'Princess Stripe', Alphas = Doodlebug Design 'Alphablocks',
foam white 'fun' from Sifcon Int, Card behind title = DCWV 'Glitter Cardstock Matstack,
Frame Unknown, Card behind photo = Papermania Scalloped Cardstock,
'Baby it's hot' = Bella Blvd SHS 'Borders n Blocks', 'Happiness' sticker = Papermania,
Tag = homemade, Assorted brads and a button.
This was quite a basic layout for me - hardly any layering - but that background paper was so bright I couldn't add too much to the page. Plus I didn't want to detract too much from that gorgeous smile:

































Layout 2:

Background Paper = Papermania Yellow Cardstock, Green Card behind title & Blue Card behind houses also Papermania, Patterned Paper = Junkitz 'Salsa Hoops', Houses strip = Bella Blvd SHS 'Borders n Blocks',
Brown Luggage Tag = WHSmith, Train stamp = Royal & Langnickel 'journey',
Journal Pen = Sakura Gelly Roll 'moonlight - blue',
Alphas = Papermania 'Felt Alphabet', Royal & Langnickel 'Baby Blocks Alphabet',
Papermania 'Dome Stickers Alphabet', Assorted Embellishments.
 I wrote 'chugga-chugga' all around the yellow cardstock border because that's what my daughter says for 'train noises'!
























So those pages used up a lot of my May kit. I've put the leftovers back in with my stash, except for a couple of bits which I was able to add to this month's kit. (This month we're counterfeiting 'Burlap & Buttercups' current kit.) Here's my take on it:


























The Papers:






























I'll list the paper manufacturers etc. when I use them like I have done on the layouts above, if you're desperate to know what any of them are then just ask and I'll let you know!

I home-made these embellisments (except for the birdies, which are cut from a patterned paper scrap):





















I followed this tutorial for the bakers twine, I used an off-white colour yarn, with green thread on the reel and blue thread in the bobbin. I was quite pleased with how easy it was, I'll be making more of this I think!

So there we go, I'm all ready to join in for another month. I just have to find time to scrapbook now! x

29 comments:

A Creative Operation said...

Oh Cool!!! You made great choices and I love that you made the bakers twine!!!!

Tricia said...

So glad you decided to make a June kit - you did an awesome job! I love your hand made embellies. Those last two May layouts are beautiful - cute subject matter.

Maria Ontiveros said...

It really is addicting, isn't it? Love the choo choo layout and your June kit.
Rinda

Jennifer said...

Lovely and vibrant LO's done with your May kit! Loving your June kit! It is hard to stop pulling from the stash once you start. Your homemade embellishments are terrific and your twine is amazing!! Have fun creating with this one!! :)

Katie said...

Great job on making your own embellishments. I love them.

S said...

Great layouts and your June kit looks equally as promising.

Margie said...

Oh your kit looks so bright and fun! I love it!

mytwoandras said...

Great kit. I like that you made your own embellishments and added mini albums.

humel said...

Definitely blame Clair - I always do ;) I love your layouts, and the kit is fab - loving that homemade twine! xx

beccaf1970 said...

I love your paper selection and your homemade embellishments! Sweet layouts too!

Alison said...

Cute LOs..especially the Choo Choo ones- great Kit too!
Alison xx

Tara O said...

Great handmade embellies! I love them!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

So happy and bright and fun layouts! I love them! I like your kit too, fun embellies and shaped paper!

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, This paper is very creative, beautiful and nice,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Sian said...

Now, I wasn't going to do a kit this month, but I know I have a piece of cloud paper too. Mmm..

Your kit is bright and happy and lovely - and I hope you find some time to get stuck into it before the new arrival arrives!

Miss Misi said...

Cute LOs and your kit looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

Love the layouts. Great kit can't wait to see what you create!

Kim Strother said...

Love the bakers twine, thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Linda said...

Very cute layouts! I like the bright colors on the first one. Your kit is great, very summery. I like the different cloud papers.

Laurie Marmon said...

Very cute layouts. The paper is definitely loud in the first, but it was definitely the perfect choice for the picture...makes it fun! Love the picture in the second layout too.

ms.schwiet said...

Some of my favorite pages so far. Love the bright colors and how you did the journaling

helen said...

I really like these bright layouts and your kit. Love to see what you make with it!

Regina G. said...

Beautiful work. Love the embellishments, especially the flowers and butterflies.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Cute butterflies! Came over from the ISpy link today - congrats!

Lisa said...

what a lovely kit you've made this month and those butterflies really are adorable! Well done for being highlighted on the site!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your June kit and May pages! The colors are so bright and cheerful!

Toucan Scraps said...

so pretty

Sherri Thompson said...

Cute kit-adorable papers, Jennifer!

Jenna Robinson said...

I love your June kit and May pages! The colors are so bright and cheerful!

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