Monday, February 6, 2012

Loving this month's Counterfeit Kits!

I think I am just worn down from the holidays.  It has been difficult for me to work up any excitement about anything...even in my scrapbooking.

I'm enjoying showing off our kits in a HOP format this year.  You should have come from Susanne's Blog.  If you want to see a complete list of the hop, please go to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.
We have picked some fun kits PACKED FULL of scrappy goodness for this month!  One thing you will notice is that they are very paper/journaling heavy and not so much on the dementional embellishments.  We will just have to be creative with our layering and foam squares, won't we?

We picked kits from Scrapbook Circle for our inspiration this month.  There are so many great kits that we had to pick two:  You + Me  and  Note to Self

I recklessly picked through my sets of paper (I rarely buy single sheets, but prefere kits) and pulled whatever I thought would work.

I LOVE the typewriter paper, but had a horrible time trying to recreate it, so I gave up and picked some paper airplane paper that I already had.  That led me to make some of the papers in my kit more boy friendly.  I think I came up with a nice mix that will work for both of my kid's pages.

Eventually I had to stop making journaling spots.  This kit is FULL of them!  Now there is no exuse for me not to write more this month.

For my second kit, I decided to wing it!  I glanced at the Scrapbook Circle Kit and then got out what I wanted in my kit.  LOL  So no real inspiration there at all except for the theme.

I have some great K & Co. paper from two years ago (maybe?) that I still LOVE!  The Crossword puzzle paper is from Sassafrass Lass and I have been itching to use it .

Yes, you see that correctly.  Look VERY closely and you will notice several little jars of brads and eyelets.  I think it is about time I started using them again.  Do you see the cute owls I added in, too?  My friend Pam made them for me last year, as cupcake toppers.  Of course throwing them out when we were done was out of the question.  LOL  the kids are lucky they got to be on the cupcakes at all!

Now head on over to Meridy's Blog to see what she put together.  I bet she doesn't have owls, though.


Brenda Smith said...

These look like such fun kits! Love!

scrappymo! said...

Nice and bright! Have fun with it!

Anonymous said...

I love the plane paper - Jemma used it too! Lovely kits - LOL at the process for the second one :) and I'm glad the brads and eyelets are getting a bit of love this month!

Margie said...

Love this bright, fun kit!! especially those TH trinket pins-cant wait to see how you use them!

Jimjams said...

Snap snap snap - we've used some of the same Cosmo Cricket papers this month!
Hope your mojo flows with these two lovely counterfeits!

mytwoandras said...

I love the robots and crossword papers in your kit. The owls are great. I know you will be making fun pages with all of these goodies.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I soooo love these super colorful kits! How fun. I adore that you are so into journaling too! Can't wait to see what you create this month, awesome job Bethany!!! xoxo

Tricia said...

You have been busy! Two very fun kits to work with this month. Can't wait to see some layouts!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Well I think you have a strong half and half kit for the first one and the second one is so bright and fun! I have almost all those papers somewhere and Still love them too! I LOVE LOVE LOVE journal spots so I say the more the merrier!

redmom said...

You should get reckless more often, because this kit is fantastic!

Glinda said...

You put together wonderful kits. As I was looking at them I seen paper I have and forgot about. Must go try to find it now. Also I love your little owls.