Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #3 for April: BIG TITLES

My printer is out of ink, so I had to dig through some of my older photos to see what I could use for a layout for this challenge.  The color combination of my kit is also limiting me a bit, but I finally found a photo with a great story that I want to document.

I found some great inspiration over on the blog, Happiness is Scrappy.  I fell in love with her layout:

Head over to her blog to see more about it HERE.

The placement of the photo is different and interesting and I love how prominent the title is.  I decided to give a bit of scrap lifting a go.

I have to say that my Silhouette is one of the best gifts my hubby has gotten for me.  I enjoyed my cricut, but finding the right cut was tedious and time consuming.  (I actually still have a Cricut and an Imagine, but they are resting in my closet.)  The Silhouette is so much faster!  I have a subscription (gotten at a great discount) to the online store and can quickly locate what I want and cut it out within minutes.  For this layout I browsed the store for the perfect font and really liked.  Then I decided to just do it.  Not cut out a font FOR the layout, but cut it out ON the layout.

And just like that, I did my first cuts on an actual layout.  Now I feel silly for worrying about it.  LOL

Now to figure out what to put behind the paper.  I tried a lot of different patterns and textures.  My daughter reminded me of the backside of a cute fairy tale paper I had in my stash...PERFECT!  Since the "Frozen Yogurt" was supposed to be blueberry, I figured blue dot paper would work for the rest of the title.


Billy has the worst time expressing exactly why he dislikes a certain food or meal.  When I ask him, he says it "Tastes Like Dirt".  It is a good thing I love him.  After one "It Tastes Like Dirt" comment, I decided to get him back.  I went to my friend's frozen yogurt store (The Pink Walrus) for some help.   Billy asked me to bring him back a container of their blueberry frozen yogurt.  Instead, Kylee and I filled  a container with dirt.  Yep.  It flew all over when he pulled off the lid.

And since I am digging around in my supplies today, I decided to make my girl a card kit.

She is now happily making some cards for some birthdays coming up.