Friday, 1 March 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge March kit reveal blog hop

It's that time of the month again and I'm happy to be here again to share my March kit with you.

If you are here directly, you might want to pop back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to start at the beginning of the hop but if you are here via Libeeti's blog, then you are on the right track. I hope you're already filled with ideas to put your own kit together and we are looking forward to seeing your creations in the weeks to come. But let's get going.

This month we were given the HUGE Soda Shoppe kit over at Noel Mignon.com.


It's enormous and is filled with so many goodies! And as much as I loved the kit, I found it a bit hard to counterfeit. I usually try to find a common theme or colour to give my kit a starting point but with this one, it was full of lovely product but I couldn't find what connected them. Due to the size, I started off by going through the list of contents and making up a Pinterest board to have a look at the individual items. It looked something like this...

I set up a Pinterest board for as many products from the kit as I could find so that I could get a better overall feel for it.
There's a lot of neutral looking things, some brights, some yellows, some browns, geometrics, florals, stripes - all in all, a bit of everything. And then I made a kit with, well, a bit of everything! And I've given it the name I thought of when working through my kit in the first place. It might sound a bit odd but I think this is going to be a great kit to work through as there are so many different colour and product combinations in there. It's all wide open.


It doesn't look all that much like the original kit but I promise you, it was inspired by it :-)

So, as usual, I started off by picking out some cardstock that matched the basic colours of the inspiration kit


And then started wading through my papers, starting off with the older stuff. I'm determined to use up some of the ancient stuff I have lying around but that I still like. I pulled a lot out and just piled them up, picking out patterns or colours or just something that seemed to match something in the inspiration kit. Then I moved on to some newer papers and decided that it was ok to add a few of those in too.



To finish, as always, I piled up the embellishment trying to match them up type for type - so bling (rather than the enamel dots), ribbon (for the HS trimmings), tapes, date stamp, polaroids (for the paper that I would love but don't have), MME date stickers, various journalling blocks and die cuts, some plain bags to decorate (as I still don't have any of the cutie little ones I'm seeming everywhere), buttons and several alphas as well as some sticker sheets which I can never resist but don't seem to use.





Anyway, I've held you up long enough so why don't you head over to the ever delightful Lisa J and check out what she has in store.

Here's the blog hop list in case you get lost along the way.


Lisa H. http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/  ß you are here


Don't forget to let me know you were here and in the next couple of days, I intend to put a post together to show you how I store my kits while they are still in use - I now have 5 here to pick and choose from - so please come back again soon.

16 comments:

  1. I love your attitude to this kit, and I'm sure you'll have fun this month pulling all the different elements together!

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  2. It looks fabulous. Look forward to seeing your projects :)

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  3. really gorgeous kit, and I love the title.

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  4. Your kit looks great! Loooooove the film tape!!! Very creative name for your kit, as well!

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  5. Oh I like that you have mixed it up - a great stash busting technique. Fun kit, I look forward to some pretty pages.

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  6. Hi again, Lisa, I would love to see your Pinterest board, but the picture seems to be missing. Could you perhaps add a link to your board? Thanks!

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  7. A really gorgeous kit with lots to play with there

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  8. I'm in love with your kit!! I love the idea of putting a pinterest board together to gather all your inspiration into one spot!!!

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  9. Love your kit, and the name :). Looking forward to seeing all the LO's you make with this one.

    Blessings ~~ dawn

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  10. con found it! you made me add 6 more pieces of pattern paper to my kit ....and now i have to add my only package of londonerry say it in crystals to the mix- i've decided on only 2-1/2 inches of it though.you did good.

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  11. I love how your kit came together. I swear one of these days I start with cardstock. Can't wait to see all your lovelies this month!

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  12. Wowsers! You've created a different slant again in this kit! Love all your elements.

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  13. Super-size me! That is one gorgeous collections of stash. Reminds me of those buttery mints that melt in your mouth.

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  14. Holy awesome technology! Way to lay it all out in Pinterest board! Very cool idea and I think your color scheme was absolutely amazing!

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  15. Love the idea of using a pinterest board to help with inspiration! You can definitely still see that your kit was inspired by the original. I love the touches of peach! x

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  16. Your title made me chuckle! As always, a great array of papers. I would love to scrap shop with you as you always have such beautiful papers.

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