Sunday, August 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kits Blog Hop Y’all!



(2nd post today, for Janet's Birthday Blog Hop scroll down!!)





Anyhoo, there’s this lovely little blog called Counterfeit Kits and every month they give you this lovely kit for inspiration in making your own out of your stash…I’ve played along with them before, so those of you who read my blog may or may not have heard of them. Well, this month I didn’t get around to making up my counterfeit kit, but when I saw the sketch for their blog hop, I knew I had to do a layout with it. So the lovely ladies over at Counterfeit Kits were nice enough to let me in on the hop anyway!! Aren’t they sweet?!








Well, let’s get hopping shall we?! If you just wandered in here and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go here to begin!








So this is the sketch that we’ve been challenged to use this month. Isn’t it AWESOME?!?! It’s been soooo long since I’ve done a 2 page layout that it almost was a challenge! I so love the design of this sketch though! The fabulous ladies over at Sketch Support made this one just for us!!













Anyway, when I got to figuring out what photos I wanted to use, my brain kind of malfunctioned and I totally thought that my pictures were taken the right way, until I had picked all my papers, and even started cutting the paper, that’s when I realised that I had 3 4x6 length wise pictures and 1 4x6 vertical…so, I thought about finding different pictures…for about a second, then I decided to flip the sketch a little! So, here’s what I did with it: (click to enlarge)













I have to apologize for the quality of the picture, but my camera and I were arguing today, and I lost…










These pictures where taken at the Mother’s Day party that Ethan’s kindergarten teacher put on for us this Mother’s Day. We had so much fun! They did a play for us called “Are You My Mother?” based on a book where this bird falls out of his nest the day he is born and starts looking for his mother…he asks a cat, a dog, a cow etc until he finds his mom! It was ADORABLE!! We had lunch, made some crafts, and put together a puzzle, then they gave us a handmade pottery piece that the kids had made earlier in the year! I just love the school that Ethan goes to, they put so much effort into things!








Anyway, all of the papers are from Studio Calico, I cut the stars from my silhouette, the journaling tags on the side are We R Memory Keepers (I think) and the pleated ribbon and other journaling card are from Pink Paislee.








And even though I didn’t make up a kit this month, all the products that I used were older ones from my stash…I wanted to make sure that I kinda kept up with the reason for counterfeit kits…ya know, using up that stash!!








Well there ya have it! I hope you liked my take on the sketch, thank you so much for stopping by and now it’s time to head on over to Glinda's blog and see what fabulous creation she’s got for you!!








Thanks for hopping!! Have a great day!!








(I’ll also be entering this layout in the challenge over at Scrapbooker's Anonymous which is to use those journaling blocks!)








Speaking of using your stash, you still have a bit of time to enter the challenge at Creative Accents Challenges! We want you to dig out all those goodies you’ve been hoarding and USE THEM!! You could win a prize to add to that stash if you do!!


11 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful... you nailed it Sarah....Thank you so much for playing along with us over at scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs...xoxo

Margie said...

I love it!! Great job!

Anne Pennington said...

Sarah - I love this two-pager - such nice memories!! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Yara said...

Oh I love your 2 pager! Great paper composition! Love how much you journaled and used your die cuts!

Marie A said...

Love the stars and alphabet boarder! :)

julie J said...

Love the way you turned it round to suit your photos. thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I LOVEEEEEEEEE the photos and the stars! Thanks soooooo much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Roxy said...

I'll be checking out counterfit kits, sounds cool! That sounds like a great school, my kids have never done a play or a party for Mother's Day!

Lea said...

What a great use of those journaling blocks! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Cynthia B. said...

Fun page! I like how flipped the sketch to fit your pics + the journaling cards too! Glad you had fun on Mother's Day - sounds like a real treat. :)

Theresa said...

great use of the journal spots. love the papers and that cute alpha ribbon. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)