Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Inspired by...

Challenge #1 for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to draw inspiration from one of our Master Forgers.  I am always in awe as I peruse the works of my partners in crime and see their varied talents, but I decided to choose one of our newest Master Forgers who also happens to be my scrapbestie.

I "met" Leslie S. (LCSmithSAVED) online in October 2010 during Lain Ehmann's Layout A Day Challenge and over the years we have developed a special friendship.  She has helped me grow as a scrapper and has taught me some valuable scrappy lessons that I have applied to my own layouts.  Leslie's CKC "audition challenge" was to create a self portrait layout.
Here is hers:

And here is mine:

The kraft bag from my July kit, "Rainbow Connection" includes strips detailing the
 Scrappy Things I've Learned from Leslie.

Leslie's #1 Motto:  Make the patterned paper work for you!

You can see that I implemented all of her techniques!  Chevron stamped in black...check.  Sun outlined in black pen...check.  Tropical flowers fussy cut...check.  Upper thread is orange.  Lower bobbin thread is red, but you would never know it!

Leslie has such a great style and eye for pattern.  We are so lucky to have her on our team.  Check out her are sure to be inspired!


  1. Fab lift of Leslie's work - very inspiring :)

  2. what a lovely page and tribute. Like the strips with the things she taught you in the envelope - very ice idea.

  3. This is a brilliant way to document a special scrappy relationship. Love the little strips of advice. Very cheery page!

  4. How special! It looks like you were doubly inspired here.

  5. What a great page!! I really like the journaling strips in a pocket!!

  6. Great scraplift and you have made the colours work.

  7. I love that you picked Leslie and made such a lovely tribute page. Nicely done!