Monday, December 31, 2012

January Kit Reveal Blog Hop: Lingering Season

Welcome to my debut as a Master Forger for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.  Our monthly blog hop (which will now take place on the first of the month) is a great way to stretch your creative muscles before assembling your own kit.  You will want to be sure to start at the beginning here to see all the wonderful and inspiring kits.   You can also see the fantastic cast of forgers and our guest designer, Madeleine, in the list below, if you should happen to get lost along the way.  Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Oh, how this image makes me so sad! 

 I know many who believe all Christmas decorations should be taken down before ringing in the New Year, but I just simply cannot subscribe to that.  When it comes to Christmas, I am totally woo-woo over all the hustle and bustle.  I love the warm glow of the little white lights and all the cozy decorations.  It takes me quite a while to deck the halls inside and out and once the core busy-ness of the season hits, it seems we are non-stop with visiting and entertaining.  I would NEVER consider taking my decorations down before New Year's.  While Christmas may be over for the rest of the world, it lives on in my heart and home for at least a week or 2 more so I can savor it all.

So, when I saw the January Counterfeit inspiration kit on Etsy (and how cool is that source?) I was thrilled to see a holiday/winter inspired kit to help keep my Christmas spirit alive throughout the month of January.

Let me present to you my January Kit:
 Lingering Season


NO Boxing Day at this house! 
 These goodies are still sitting under the tree, but they will be put to good use soon.  I stayed pretty true to the color and style of the inspiration kit.  Cool turquoise against bright red is on trend these days and I love the addition of some pink and lime green.  It is a bit of an avant garde combination, but it can totally speak Christmas with the right embellishments.

Here's a close-up of the paper choices:

Now let's take a closer look at the embellishments:
Jingle bells and tinsel...oh what fun!

American Crafts wooden buttons, peppermint washi and some red Stickles will really 
add some pizzazz to a page.

Silvery snowflake ribbon and red foil letters will be perfect to create a holiday or wintry page.

Now, don't get me wrong...I won't be one of "those" people who leaves her tree up so long that I'll be hanging Easter Eggs on it in April, but you can be sure I'll savor what's left of this holiday for just a little bit longer - with my adhesive runner in hand!

Blog Hop Line-up

Guest Designer: Madeleine Lopez
Lisa H.
Lisa J.