Thursday, April 26, 2012

Counterfeit Kit - April

Bliss is the name of Nancy's kit for me this month and I am blissful that I finally got SOMETHING made with it. This has not been a crafty month for me and I am crunched for time at the end of the month so these offerings may be all I accomplish. First is a card using bits and pieces of the patterned paper, mostly from Pink Paislee. The rubber stamp is a loaner from Miss Nancy. I did use a base of coral Cruisin' cardstock from Club Scrap to make the card as I wasn't ready to cut into one of my 12x12's. Created based upon a sketch from My Favorite Things suggested by Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Here's a link.
I worked backwards this time and made the layout with the scraps. HA HA HA

Dug through a shoebox of old photos to find some random ones with appropriate colors. As it turned out, once I finished the layout, I discovered the photos on each side of the layout were from totally different years. For those of you who know me well, THAT is not how I scrapbook. But I can live with it this time. So random photos and random dates. These pics were taken on various occasions when I "fend the night" with Mallory when she was a youngster. We had fun snuggling together. And playing with our dogs. 
This style layout is so far out of my comfort zone. Combined with the randomness of the photos, I feel free as a bird. Not saying I will continue to scrap in this way but it's another layout completed for the books and that makes me happy. The sketch was suggested by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog here.


  1. your take on the sketch is great - the colors are fresh and is that a hand made fringy flower I spy?
    The layout convey the fun times you had "fending the night" with your little girl! I don't think it matters if the timeline is off, you are scrapping fun times together. I like the patches of color using the different papers and you managed to use those stickers in a great way!

  2. How fun to do the card first and layout second. The colors are patterns are perfect for both.

  3. these are both really great. the colors are just so soothing (blissful, one might say!).

  4. Great job mixing it up! Love them!

  5. The card is so cute and the layout is really great - well done for stepping out of your comfort zone and sticking with it! I love having a kit or two hanging around that haven't yet been finished off for those times when I just want to grab something that is already put together so don't feel bad for not getting much use out of your kit so far! Its time will come.

  6. That card is so cute and I love your layout!