Well, here I am, back after a fairly crazy holiday season. I ended up not having much time to craft or blog! But now it's the new year, and I'm taking this opportunity to get back on track. I've started using a planner again and it's already keeping me more organized and productive. =) One of my goals for this year was to start scrapbooking again, even if it's only one page a month. I don't think I have done ANY pages since....two years ago?? It might be three now, the way time flies. Whichever it is, it's been far too long. I've mostly focused on cardmaking or other non-papery crafts, but I miss scrapbooking and I need it back in my life. To that end, I've been on the lookout for some scrapping inspiration. One blog that I've been following for a long time, even though I haven't ever participated, is the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. When I saw their post for this month's kits, I decided that making a kit might be a good way to ease back into scrapping. For one thing, I don't even know what supplies I own anymore! So shopping my supplies seemed like a good idea, and it ended up being really fun. Without further ado, let's see some pictures!
First, the inspiration kit:
The thing I found most inspiring about this particular kit were the hexagon elements. Last time I was scrapbooking, hexagons were very trendy and I was a little obsessed with them, so I knew I had some fun hexagon elements in my stash. In fact, the first thing I pulled out were some mistable hexagon shapes Studio Calico made a loooooong time ago. I also knew I had some paper with hexagons on it in my stash of My Mind's Eye paper, and I went to pull that out next. But when I opened up my box of MME stuff (I sort my supplies by manufacturer) I discovered a whole bunch of paper I didn't even know I had! What I ended up with has some of the floral elements of the inspiration kit, but the turquoise, pinks, and oranges are in a much more muted color scheme. Which is fine, because I'm not really into super bright colors anyway. =)
Here's the paper I ended up choosing:
(Sorry for the wonky photos. It's winter here and we have about 2 hours of daylight to work with. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration. Four. We have four hours of daylight.)
Those are all from My Mind's Eye. I added this cool sheet from October Afternoon because I thought I could cut it up and make embellishments with it:
In this photo you can see the mistable hexagons I wanted to use, plus other embellishments: some die cuts, stickers, rub ons, some tab-shaped wooden pieces (going back to the planner theme of the original kit), a stencil (more hexagons) and some gold-foiled vellum, just because I liked it. =) I also picked out a teeny tiny bow die so I can make my own bow embellishments like in the original kit.
The original kit had washi and flair badges, so I picked some out of my stash that matched my papers. I also randomly found these flowers pieces and that little leftover piece of ticket strip. I figured I could use these up with this kit. And pearls and gems for when I need a tiny bit of shine. =)
Speaking of shine, I also found this random mix of sequins. I think I got these in a monthly kit years ago. The colors matched my papers so I threw these in too.
Well, all in all, there's not much of the original kit to be seen in my final kit. =P But I'm really happy with what I found and I'm really looking forward to scrapping with it. I should have at least one page to share by the end of the month! =)
Thanks for looking!