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.


  1. Not only was I very intrigued by the kit you assembled, but I loved how you included your own photography in the post (poor little curbside tree)! Your perspective is fantastic and I'm looking forward to working with you on the team!

  2. What a wonderful kit! I LOVE how you displayed it under your tree :) Perhaps your kit, and projects created, will inspire me to work a little more on my Christmas 2011 album!

  3. Oh wow! I love how you presented yours in boxes.. that is cool. Gorgeous embellies too.

  4. Such a fun kit! I LOVE those AC buttons! Can't wait to see your projects this month!

  5. really pretty kit.
    We don't take our decs down until after epiphany

  6. Hi Lyneete, Around here, Christmas lasts until mid-January, at least. I am envious of your staging creativity. Love those shiny red alphas. And congratulations on joining the design team.

  7. LOVE how soft the season comes thru in your kit, and the hits of shimmer & shine knock my socks off! As usual, it's as much fun seeing your blog post as it is seeing your kit! CONGRATS on the DT! xo

  8. You always have the best way to present your kits. Another wonderful staging. Your kit is delightful and I can't wait to see your Christmas spirit continuing into the new yer. Happy New Year to you and so happy to have you on the team. :-)

  9. Love your title and your kit. Your photos look great!

  10. I love your wooden buttons and as the previous person says,your presentation.I agree with your sentiments about CHristmas.Always good to prolong it longer!

  11. I love how you photographed your kit! The wood buttons and tinsel especially intrigues me!

    We take down our decorations on the 6th of January usually. By then I'm ready to start afresh! x

  12. I'm a Christmas nut, too :). Have fun with your buttons and snowflakes and ribbons!!

  13. Great colors, great kit, beautifully photographed!

  14. Now look at your beautiful kit! Way to go for making such a rich kit.

  15. Looks like you can scrap for quite a while in festive style with this fab kit!

  16. Only just catching up with my CKC blog hopping, so I'm thankful that your kit throws me right back into Christmas. It's almost as though January has sped by me! I love the colours in your kit, perfect for capturing all of those Christmas memories!

  17. who takes their tree down that early? Certainly not me! But this year I did around Jan 10th which was early for me...Loving everything about the kit cause you used some of my fav -OCtober Afternoon-love the add of the mist and those wooden buttons =LOVE! Will be back to check out some layouts as I make my way down the CKC list!