Thursday, February 11, 2016

February Counterfeit Kit

Hi and welcome back as I attempt to get back into the craft room for the first time this year! If you're a Shimelle fan you'll know she's recently brought back her alter ego "Glitter Girl" and one of the first videos was on how to get back into scrapbooking after a break. 
Other than watching Glitter Girl, here's my three tips for getting back into scrapbooking . . .
  1. Clean your desk.  After a couple of months of disuse, this was a bit of an archaeology dig.  Among other things, I came across my last crafty purchases, not yet put away, random stacks of mail, including an overdue bill (oops!), with the last project I was working on buried at the bottom. A clean desk always gets me itching to start a new project!
  2. Print off some new photos.  I don't print at home, but tend to get them done in batches every few months.  That's what I plan on doing after finishing this post! 
  3. Gather some new supplies. What I mean to say is, gather some supplies together in a new way! And that's where the Counterfeit Kit Club comes in, with inspiration each month to help us do just that.  
Here's what they came up with for February, from "Mind the Scrap":

I loved the colours, but didn't have a whole lot of supplies in common with the inspiration kit this month. So I just took the colours and started from there . . .

I was happy to leave my kit just at the paper this month, and pull embellishments and alphas as I go, but I couldn't resist having a go at those Maggie Holmes hearts . . .

My version is made entirely from my stash of paper strips! How fun!

Thanks for visiting . . . but before you go, why don't you share your strategies for getting back into crafting after a break?


  1. This kit is colourful and pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing your layouts. Cute hearts!

  2. Not only have you hunted & gathered but created - take a bow for those amazing forgeries! So many of these fresh kits don't relate to the pattern styles in our older stash but picking up on the colors gave you a good inspiration to put a wonderful kit together. A+

  3. Yummy paper selection and major kudos on your circles and hearts from scraps!!

    I was just think about ideas for getting back into scrapping after a break - looking at albums usually has a motivational effect, and often just inserting finished layouts that have been accumulating also makes me want to scrap more. I have quite the pile of those to file right now.

  4. Love your paper strip forgeries - and I'm with you on #1 in your list. I really must clean up my desk rather than scrapping 12x12s in a 6x6 space!

  5. Lots of lovely papers there, I'd say you nailed this kit. And I think waiting on the embellishments will be a nice change of pace. Enjoy!

  6. Love this kit! I know that cleaning off my desk always helps me get back into the scrappy mood.

  7. What a pretty selection of papers and a wonderful take on those forged hearts and circles! I like your tips too - #2 is something that always works for me. Hope you had a fun month working with your kit!

  8. You are so creative, those hearts are adorable, I can't wait to see what you make with them!