Can you believe that it's July already and that half the year is already over! Stop the clocks - I need to slow down
Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge July kit reveal blog hop.
Hopefully you've arrived here from Leslie's blog and her amazing blue box which is no doubt full of delights. Next up is Lynnette and her incredible staging so make sure you go there after this. And of course, don't forget to say hello to Gretchen, our Guest Designer this month :-)
Susanne picked out this month's kit and she decided to inspire us with the Scrapbook and Cards Today Crop & Create Delivered Kit: Heat Wave from Summer 2015. You can find the full details of the kit there along with a reveal video and some sneak project peeks too, and here’s another page with sketches, links to layout videos and cut files.
I was inspired by all that summer happiness and created a fresh kit full of sun kissed patterns and colours even though it's a lot more toned down that the original. Here's Scooped!
I've still managed to follow my "rules" for 2016's kits but I did add one extra sheet in here. I concentrated on the wordy papers, the large florals, the black and white, as well as some gold foil (instead of the confetti design) spots, a cloud pattern and just for fun, I added in the ice-cream paper that had the colours and feel I was going for based on the original SCT kit.
I added in loads of alphas this time as I tend to find that I start adding those in as soon as I begin using the kit. Many of these are very bare on vowels so we'll see how I get on. A mix of large, medium and small is always necessary. Two tags here match the original kit.
Brightly coloured enamel dots, mini bows, a ribbon and a twill, some stamps and a few leftover summer die cuts were all added into the mix.
Again, following my rules as well as the inspiration kit, I added in a handful of summery pocket journaling cards and a few pins. Then I threw in some coarse glitter that Susan kindly sent me and a selection of washi tapes. These are not brilliant quality to be honest but they were very cheap so I'm giving them a go. If they don't work for me, I'll donate them directly. But I liked the colours and patterns so it's worth it to try them out.
I also tracked down a bow pattern that Julie sent me last Christmas (or was it the Christmas before!) to have a go at for the Forgeries on the Fourth. It's unlikely I'll get them done in time for that blog post but I'll be sure to share when I do. I see some pinwheels in my future as well!
That's it. I think the kits are getting bigger again - considerably bigger than my January kit I think. But the mix of patterns, colours and elements will make this work for me, I'm sure. No doubt, I'll be adding things in too as I go along!
Here's the full blog list in case you get lost along the way.
- Gretchen: http://www.gretchenhenninger.com/
- Kelly: http://www.honeysucklehillcrafts.com
- Lesley: http://ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem.blogspot.co.uk
- Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
- Lisa: http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
- Lynnette: http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com
- Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
- Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com
- Susanne: http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
- Jemma: http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk