Saturday, May 16, 2015

CKC Challenge #3 - No Photo Layout REMIX

We are revisiting some of the original challenges from the early days of CKC.  I struggled a bit with the no photo layout challenge.  I really never shy away from journaling, but every story I thought of also had some cool photos to go along with it.  It killed me to leave them out!

I know technically the challenge said no pictures and my graphic logo here may be construed as a picture, but that's a lot of real estate to cover with just handwritten journaling!  The logo came from the Nantucket Film Festival "playbill" so to speak and I thought it would make a cool addition to the page.

Let me show you my page...

I used my May Kit, "Old School" along with a little bit of April's Kit, "Film Noir" to pull this page together.

I kept embellishments to a minimum and let the story take center stage.

My son...he is such a drama king!  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the merry, merry month of May where we at Counterfeit Kit Challenge are going to take you back in time to the very first inspiration post.  Certainly you know we can draw inspiration from anywhere and anything.  Even though this one's an oldie, it's a goodie!  Take a look HERE at the original CKC post, as the Jenni Bowlin Kit post is no longer available.  As always, you can take the inspiration any where your heart desires.  Feeling like stash busting and using up some of those older, I mean VINTAGE, supplies?  Go for it!  Want to take this in a more modern direction?  Substitute your latest and greatest to match color scheme or pattern.  The choice is yours!  Take a look and be inspired...

And here is my classic, yet fresh new take on it...

"Old School" blends the best of both worlds from my stash.  My vintage inspired October Afternoon supplies have been taking a backseat to the graphic and messy inspiration lately, so it was high time to bring them out into the mix.  However, it is so exciting to get some new stash that there's no reason to not incorporate it with the "upperclassmen" so to speak!  

I focused on the yellow in the inspiration color palette as my starting point.  I translated the green to aqua and kept the red by adding a few bold accent pieces.

These 2 pieces behind my printer's tray are new papers by Webster's Pages.  They add new life to some of the more "seasoned" papers in my stash, yet work perfectly!

Speaking of the printer's tray, most of these goodies having been waiting a while to make it onto a page.  This may just be the month.  Classic and more updated Bingo Cards are directly drawn from the inspiration.

Let's see what's happening on top of the school desk.  Some labels (must look to our guest designer, Susan for inspiration on using these!), layered stickers with a vintage vibe and some "old school" border strips are out to play this month.  A stray scrap piece of Jenni Bowlin paper and some milk bottle caps that I purchased at her booth were MUST INCLUDE items given the inspiration.  And just because I like a prop or two to keep my photo shoot interesting, I placed the plaid thermos from my scrap-bestie, Leslie on my desk for when the lunch bell rings!

And here we are again to bring it full circle.

Just like the saying goes...

Everything old is new again...everything under the sun!

Breathe new life into your classic stash...create a Counterfeit Kit!

Be sure to hop along to all the Master Forgers' blogs and stop by to say hello to our Guest Designer, Susan on her flickr post.  Susan is a fabulous scrapper who uses her stash (and her labels!) to the fullest.  You are sure to be inspired by her gorgeous work and exquisite handwriting.
 Welcome, Susan!  We are THRILLED that you are here!

Guest Designer Susan:
Lynnette  YOU ARE HERE!