Monday, February 25, 2013

February Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Member Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome, welcome to my stop on the CKC Member's Blog Hop!

If you haven't come here from the beginning, you've missed most of the fun, so here's the full list for this month's hop:

Lisa H
Julie (you are here)

Leslie (go here next)

Can you keep a secret?  When I first read the theme for this month's Hop I had grave doubts about whether I could pull it off!

The Challenge is to create a project with no photo about "Why I Love ..." .  To create a project about something I love, that's no biggie, but what abut that bit in the middle . . . NO PHOTOS!  Surely things that we love and photos go together, don't they?
But I had a bit of a think, and I managed to come up with something.  I hope you enjoy it!

 As you can see, what we've got is a page with three library card pockets holding "hidden" journalling about why I love each of my children individually, as well as some visible journalling about why I love them collectively.  

I really wanted to be able to say (just for a change!) that this page was absolutely, totally 100% from this month's Counterfeit Kit . . . but I couldn't!  The pink paper is left over from this page here, (which was created this month but not from the kit) and I ended up pulling some stickers from my stash as well.

At first glance the words and sentiments on my Pink Paislee tabs and journalling cards did not fit the "love" theme of my page at all, but I made some of them work!  I twisted the meaning of  the file tabs, which at first glance have an organisational theme to them, to "Don't Forget" that I love you "Yesterday Today and Tomorrow".

In the context of the other journalling cards and die cuts, the "whatever" would tend to be interpreted as a kind of teenage, "I don't care what you think and I don't feel like talking to you" kind of "whatever".  So I was particularly proud of myself for thinking to include it in my journalling as a "whatever happens I will always love you" kind of "whatever".

OK, counterfeiters, thanks heaps for hopping by!  I hope you'll leave me a message letting me know you were here, and then it's off to the lovely Leslie's blog!


  1. That page is so lovely and I'd love to be there when then read the library cards in years to come :)

  2. I love this page lots of things going on and even without the usual photo it really works (I doubted that any page without a photo would work)

  3. Your page is awesome and library pockets are ideal for your topic.I always feel like I'm at home on your blog as I have the same button jars from Ikea.

  4. You were very brave giving the challenge a go! I love the 'subjects' that you love :-) This is a great page for your kids to look back on in years to come. I wonder how our journaling would change if we did a layout like this every few years??? I love how my children have changed as they have grown up and I find myself appreciating different things about them.

  5. I love all the elements of your layout! You did an awesome job!

  6. I absolutely love your take on the challenge....kudos to you!!! Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me to do a similar layout for my girls.

  7. What a beautiful LO and wonderful content. This is a cherish page. You did a terrific job.
    Blessings ~~ dawn

  8. It was a bit daunting not to be able to use photos wasn't it? Still, you interpreted the challenge wonderfully, the library pockets are a great idea and will probably appear in a LO of mine v. soon!

  9. This is amazing! I love the pockets and the fabulous journaling idea!! GREAT job!!!

  10. well done on making your kit really work for you and for taking the extra effort to work in some of those difficult elements - the result is amazing and no photos needed! I throw things into my kit all the time and once it's in the box, it tends to stay there with the kit - maybe I have the only growing kit through the month rather than decreasing...thanks for joining the blog hop - you did GREAT!

  11. That's a sweet kick off to Why I love I might have to take notes from this idea!

  12. I truly, truly LOVE this page. What a great idea - like leaving some love letters fro your kids to read in the future. Awesome. I love how you've adapted the words to fit (and fit beautifully) with your theme. Pinning because I want to do something similar! Thanks SO much for sharing!

    Jemma xxx

  13. Blast - my previous effusive comment has been eaten!

    I truly, truly, truly LOVE this page - love letters for you kids to read in the future. Awesome!!! I especially love how you've adapted the words to fit with your theme (and so beautifully too). I am pinning to copy the idea soon. Thank you SO much for sharing.

    Jemma x

  14. the library ticket idea if brilliant.

  15. you did a fantastic job with this challenge. and what a wonderful topic for this layout!

  16. love your take on the no photo layout !