Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - April

My first time playing along and this is what I've pulled from my stash. Turns out I don't have many items with birds on, but I've included a few. I did have all the For the Record papers, so I've just put them in there rather than counterfeiting them.

Not a big fan or user of ribbons, so I'm using this as a chance to use up some of the little scrappy pieces I have.

As I normally scrap by manufacturer (unless I'm using a kit) I think I might find this a little tricky. For instance, I've pulled the three For the Record papers that are included in the Real Kit, which means I will be using those three pieces up and the rest of the For the Record collection will be sitting there, not being used up.

I'll go back to the rest of the papers some day and three of the sheets will be chopped up more than the rest, they won't have had equal use.

OK. I'm aware that I'm strange!

29 comments:

Jimjams said...

LOL we all have our own way of scrapping - as most of my stash is bought in sales I rarely have a whole collection to draw upon! Great looking kit though - looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

susibee said...

Interesting selection of stash - it will do you good not to just scrap by manaufacture. I look forward to the results/

Clair said...

I wouldn't worry about having some leftover pieces from your collection. I'm fairly certain you'll be able to use them in a future counterfeit kit! I'm using tons of stuff that I never would have had the courage to use up :)

Hope you enjoy the challenge x

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I TOTALLY understand your paper delima, but as a fellow "strange" person...it is okay to use them not in their original set. LOL There. I said it. Give it a try...I bet you will LOVE it! And is that OWL fabric I spy?

Bethany

Sherri Thompson said...

I used to scrap just by manufacturer, but I found that I was able to really find my own style once I starting mixing collections. I bet you will find it freeing! Beautiful kit-and I am very jealous that you had the entire For the Record collection in your stash, lol. ;)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

LOL! I love how well you know yourself. I am glad you are willing to step out of your box and challenge yourself to scrap this way! I can't wait to see what you make! Thanks for playing at Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

Geri said...

great kit! Totally love that fabric = can't wait to see how you use it.

onescraphappymomma said...

I have everything sorted by mfg in my little scrap nook too. But by doing this each month, I find that I am better able to mix & match patterns easier and get out of my little mfg rut. Plus, alot of times I buy 2 of a sheet, then I have one leftover and nothing to do with it so this uses it up!

Kylie said...

Great looking kit! Love that fabric!

smdluxe said...

Wow!! Great picks for your kit!! You did an awesome job putting your pieces together. I can't wait to see what you create out of your kit!
Thanks for playing along with us this month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Lesa said...

I like the look of your kit!! I'm a bit envious, I don't have one piece of Echo Park paper :( Can't wait to see what you create!

Glinda said...

Love the owl fabric. I was thinking of adding fabric this month also. I think you done a awesome job putting your kit together. I wait to see what you create out of your stash.

S said...

Love the fabric - cute. Great stuff you've pulled together. I enjoy scrapping by manufacturer sometimes too; but inevitably I can't use everything up. So the kit approach helps with the leftovers.

Mary B said...

I love the little owl fabric so cute. super kit, have fun playing with that

Pam from Maine said...

Like the idea of adding fabric. Looking forward to what you create.

Margie said...

You put quite a pretty kit together! i can't wait to see what you make from it!

A Creative Operation said...

I love your kit, great choices!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Welcome to the CKC!!! It's so fun, isn't it? LOVEEEE your fabric with owls on it! Can't wait to see what you create. xoxo

Mini said...

Oooh I'm watching this with interest, Laura. :o)
Sue x

Tricia said...

We are probably all strange to others. Fun to see how everyone approaches this hobby in their own way. Great kit!

Tara O said...

Pretty fabric. I typically don't mix up my manufacturer's either...it came from being on a DT for over 2 years and we had to use what they gave us. However, these days I am finding that I love mixing up my papers....it's freeing. Does that make me MORE weird? LOL/1 Great kit!

Kim Strother said...

I think with time you will be able to use different manufactures and really like it. So glad you are playing along with us!

Scribble Monster said...

Great kit Laura, happy scrapping!

Sian said...

That's a great looking kit! What I found hard was that I had already bought and used up my For The Record papers, so I ended up going in a totally different direction.

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love your kit it all goes so well together x

Jenny said...

Have fun using a variety of mfgs this month! You might find you enjoy it. Great kit.

~Mar said...

Great Kit! I'm just the opposite - I usually mix & match from anywhere but this month I have all MME papers, lol. I'm sure you'll do great! I can't wait to see your layouts. :)

Melanie said...

Your kit is stunning, I love that line from makine Memories (Dawn or Dusk.)

I can't wait to see what you create this month.

Robert said...

I adore that bird fabric in your kit. the kit looks great!!!
*meridy*