Thursday, October 31, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge November Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Happy November!  Time is just flying by, but let's slow things down just a bit today to do some counterfeiting.  If you didn't start off at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, be sure to head over there for the formal introduction and meet our fabulous guest designer, Vikki!  Then work your way through the hop so you don't miss any of the eye candy (I've got candy on my mind since Halloween was yesterday!).  You should have arrived here via the magnificent Leslie.

This month we are using Jenni Bowlin's October Kit as our inspiration.  I just adore Jenni and her products which have a vintage flair and timeless appeal, yet so current and fresh at the same time.  I had the honor of meeting Jenni twice at two different scrapbook conventions and she is just as lovely as her products.  Here's a photo of the two of us:

Here's the inspiration kit that is oh-so Jenni:

While studying the kit for counterfeiting I knew mine would have to include some vintage-type items, lots of kraft, pops of red and orange and a touch of autumnal elements.  Something about this combination just says, "Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches packed in a kraft brown paper bag."

Introducing my November Counterfeit Kit...

Spread the Love

Let's jump right in for a close-up of that classic lunchtime sandwich.

Starting from the left, you can see the wide selection of patterned papers I chose.  From maple leafs by Studio Calico to pears by Basic Grey to red fountain pen ink labels by Jenni B., I have a variety of patterns to liven up my layouts.


Some woodgrain and old vintage paper will work well as more neutral backdrops.  I'm not sure how I'll use that Alpha cut-out, but I knew it HAD to be included.

In true Jenni fashion, I printed off vintage peanut butter and jelly labels for my props!  Could definitely use those on my layouts.

Let's zoom in on my handy dandy printer's tray to see what type of embellishments we will play with this month.

Lots of kraft and woodgrain, some gold washi, copper glitter letters, some vintage Bingo chips and cardboard milk caps...straight from JBS Mercantile! 

Here's a little basket of fall paper scraps!

Looks like lunches are packed and ready to go, as is my kit!

Let's take one more look at the whole spread (LOL!  Pun intended!)

Now it's time to start scrapping and spreading the love all around on my layouts, but first I will need a tall glass of milk to wash down that peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Your next stop will be Milissa.  The entire hop order is listed below.

Guest Designer:  Vikki
Lisa H.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CKC Challenge #1 - Inspired by Jewelry

Do you have this month's kit assembled yet?  My "Denim and Chambray Soiree" is ready, but I have a confession to make.  I used last month's kit, "Spa Retreat" for October's Challenge #1.  GASP!  You see last month's kit was full of all this great turquoise and since I wanted to feature my extra special gift from my bestie Tara, I just HAD to.  I'm sure you'll forgive me, right?

As soon as Tara handed me the classic turquoise box with the satin white ribbon for my birthday I knew where it came from.  Yes, that's right.  Tiffany & Co.  It wasn't even one of those milestone birthdays.  That was last year and she treated me to a scrap weekend getaway.  I'm not sure why she spoils me so much because our friendship is gift enough.

So, this month's layout is inspired by that classic turquoise jewelry box with the white satin ribbon.  Take a look:

I even used the white satin ribbon from the box on my layout. 

I am blessed.  And not because she bought me a beautiful necklace from a posh jewelry store, but because she is one of the most giving, loving, positive, hardworking, dedicated, and caring people I know.  
Love you, Tara.  You are a classic friend.

Thanks for stopping by!