Friday, July 6, 2012

July's Counterfeit Kit (s)

Welcome to our JULY BLOG HOP!  I am going to assume you came on over from our wonderful Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  Gasp!  You didn't ?  Well get on over there first.  Go on.  I'll wait for you.  (foot tapping)
Hey, you're back!  Good!  So did you see the kit we are doing from Citrus Twist ?  I love the fact that new scrapbook kit clubs are popping up!  Yeah for them!  They are off to an impressive start!
So....I have been looking through my fininished kits and am realizing that I lean WAY towards making more girlie kits.  Which if fine.  But I do have a boy, too.  So this month I thought I would even things up a bit!  Did I make a boy kit, you ask?  Yeah.  That would have been easier.  I ended up making TWO kits.  One boy.  One girl.  Jack and Jill.

I tried to really stick close to the overall patterns of the main kit papers, but with a boy twist.  Love the woodgrain and the Echo Park paper...

Alpha stickers anyone?  I pulled a few...and then pulled a few more.  LOL  The felt ones are a new purchase...I hope they look great on a page!

Instead of linen, I went with cork...and I LOVE those puffy stickers!

I am not well stocked with boy stamps, but I think these will be perfect!  (I bought the Unity Stamp from very own Ippity Chick!)

I was so excited to finally use some of the punched buttons I made from my scraps.   LOL  I like making them, but haven't really used them yet.  I also punched some file folder tabs...and used my Cricut and some wood grain paper to "copy" the wood veneer pieces. (Love that Going Places Cart!)


I always try to start with the floral prints, when I am matching papers for my kit.  The colors from those set the tone for me.

Have to keep things even which means:  MORE ALPHAS!

I pulled some girly stamps I have not used in awhile.  Love the CTMH ones with the dogs.  :)

I did have a piece of sticky backed linen that I will need to figure out how to use.  And look at the super cute tapes (thanks, Pam!) that I can't wait to play with!

Making two kits was really much easier than it seemed since I was able to just make everything twice.  Only added a few extra minutes.  :)

 I hope you took a chance to go through all of our Design Team's kits for the month!  Such a talented group!
Guest Designer: Sherri
Bethany  **Yep...that is me!


scrappymo! said...

I think these are my favourites of all your kits. Great job! Love thatwoodgrain paper on the chipboard.

li-bee-ti said...

You have been busy, making two kits! I love your 'boyish' stmaps and the Jack kit you've made is really awesome. I always try to counterfiet my kits with a 'boyish' look.
The Jill kit is very beautiful and very girly, of course.
I'm looking forward seeing what you'll make with your TWO kits.

S said...

Oh these are super cute kits. Fun stamps - can't wait to see those in action.

S said...

Oh these are super cute kits. Fun stamps - can't wait to see those in action.

Margie said...

Love your kits, especially all of those alphas!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great kits! Love all your cut-out buttons and wood grain shapes. I think it will be fun to see how we all use these faux-wood pieces this month!

Julia said...

Lovin your kits!!! I especially love yout counterfeited wood veneer pieces! So creative, I don't think I would have come up with that on my own!

Lisa said...

wow, two gorgeous kits and chock full of gorgeous stuff. made me smile when i read how you added some stuff and then some more - there's a girl after my own heart. :-)
And I'm super impressed with your Cricut counterfeit veneer shapes - very clever. that cartridge might be one to get. just wonderful5

Jimjams said...

I love those little shapes you've made - very creative to have a boy and a girl version too!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Wow, Bethany, these are two amazing kits! I love all those little bits and pieces - especially the buttons!

LCSmithSAVED said...

Total genius to make two! Very clever. Love how you cut out the woodgrain paper to counterfeit the embellis :~)

Clair said...

You have such a fun collection to be working with! Yum!

Sandy Ang said...

These kits look wonderful ! and so vert 'scrappable'