Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Counterfeit Kit Part Three: the Finished Pages

So with this month's Counterfeit Kit I've been trying something a little different and trying out what Shimelle calls "Batch Scrapbooking", where you do a number of pages concurrently.  (You can catch up on my kit here if you haven't seen it already). In my last post I had glued down my major paper elements and photos. 
The next step is to sort through the embellishments in the kit and assign them to the different pages:


 I foolishly made this step a lot harder for myself than it needed to be . . . the idea of the process is to use items only from the kit, which is fine, but in my head I had added that I wanted to use all of the items in the kit . . . and that just wasn't going to happen! If you look through the photos above, you'll see that for each page I chose some stickers, a length of ribbon, some wood veneers.  I also made a set of DIY flair for each page using the off-cuts I had included as well as the set of stamps, and I've cut all my titles on the Silhouette using the navy cardstock.


The three-photo page, with photos of my kids with their cousins just before they left after Christmas.

The two-photo page, showing off our cute little quail we bought a few weeks ago 

And finally, the one-photo page, about some amazing friends of ours who parent a little boy with a lot of special needs.  Mind you, whenever there's a list of his conditions, they always list "extreme awesomeness" in there! We  recently attended a benefit raising much needed funds to help them care for their special little guy.

In the end I added splatters to all the pages, and some confetti/dimensional dots to the last one.
I'll leave it up to you as to whether you want to play "I Spy" and see what items did and didn't make it onto the pages, and whether I might have changed one or two . . .

I'm happy to say that's three pages completed using Glitter Girl/Shimelle's process and I'm open to having another go at a later time (minus the self-induced guilt, of course!).  Have you ever tried a process like this?  Or is it something you'd like to have a go at, too?

In the meantime, there might just be enough bits and pieces left in my kit to make another page or two . . .


  1. I love this!! I need to give this ago. I always have too much left over at the end of the month from my kit. I'm gonna do this. YAY!! Thanks for passing along this idea.

    Blessings ~~ dawn

  2. These pages are fabulous. I've never tried this technique but it is certainly one that will stick in my brain for future use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I really like how you've tried out this process and shared it with us. And "extreme awesomeness" as part of his condition - GENIUS! You've captured their exuberance well on your page!

  4. You have done a phenominal job with this process!!! I love all 3 layouts!!! I really want to try this process but it will have to come later in the summer... boo!!!