Monday, March 21, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Challenge #1

 When I was getting ready to go to my retreat I came upon this fun blog where you use a recent kit offered and recreate your own based off of the inspiration kit.  I knew this would be perfect for me to use up some of my stash.  Heaven knows I have a TON to work with.  It's always fun to get a kit and be inspired to create so I thought I'd give this a try.  

Here is the inspiration kit for March:
 I love patterned paper and knew it needed to be in my kit so I pulled a combination of Basic Grey, October Afternoon and Simple Stories papers/embellishments to begin.  I stayed with the photo/instagram/camera theme and added several 2x3 styled cards.  

Here is my version of the kit.  

Yes, I know it's a LOT of stuff but I've used quite a bit so far and it feels great to use up products I've had for a long time. Here is one of the challenges that inspired me to use my kit:

Challenge #1 Base a project on something spotted on Pinterest. But, here's the twist, it can't be a craft project (so no layouts, minis or mixed media as inspiration.)

So off I went to my Pinterest Boards and this is what I found that inspired me:

 Blue Paint Colors!:
I was inspired by the different size circles on this so I got to work and this is my end result:

It was fun challenging myself to use products in my kit and I stayed within my created kit.  Try it out for yourself.  There are several challenges to play along with.  Be sure and check back Thursday as I participate in the Member Blog Hop.  Have a great day!


  1. Your layout looks great - the red, gray and white color combination looks very crisp. The circles are fun too. Thanks for playing along this month - looking forward to seeing what you'll share on Thursday!

  2. Love the circles on your page - I feel a scraplift coming on!

  3. I love red and gray, and I definitely see the inspiration! Lovely layout!

  4. Yeah - welcome Sally - great to have you join in and see the fun and inspiration of creating your own kit and then using it up. It's always wonderful to get the chance to welcome new followers. Glad to see you here. Unfortunately, I can't seem to see your kit photos but your circle inspired layout is fabulous and a super interpretation of the inspiration photo you found on Pinterest. Looking forward to seeing what you post today.

  5. Very fun layout! And even though I can't see the kit pictures, I can certainly see the kit's influence on your choices of supplies for that layout. Well done.