But I'm jumping ahead of myself! If you are here via the inspirational Jemma, then you are on the right track, but if you've come here direct, you might want to pop back to the beginning of the hop over at the CKC blog and start there - you don't want to miss what these creative Forgers have counterfeited this month.
Anyway, I had a lot of fun and decided I needed an autumnal kit and there were loads of suggestions from the Forgers for this CHA challenged girl. Gradually I whittled all those gorgeous collections down to just one: Take a Hike by Simple Stories. I loved the mix of traditional autumn colours with some blues, lots of spots and a good sprinkle of neutrals, giving me the possibility of using this kit for more that just Fall layouts.
This is a BIG kit for me as the collection was huge! And of course, being Simple Stories, it was based around the paper products so of course, I had to add in a whole load of embellies to match those papers too. Again, this is a BIG kit for me! We will see how it works or if I get bored of it before it's finished.
Anyway, without further ado, here it is - Dempster
I know you all find this funny, but as always I started off by matching up some cardstock and the neutrals (I was happy to find a way to include some of my BG Basics)
And then I went through the collection and matched up the papers - by colour and design. There's a good mix of old and new papers here which pleases me and many of them are double sided which gives me so many more possibilities.
Then there were alphas and journalling cards etc which were also part of the original collection. In fact, there's lots more in the original collection which would be really easy to counterfeit - bingo cards, ready clustered papers, journalling cards, borders etc but I'm happy to have included a lot of older Mr Campy stuff with some newer Echo Park and the new nature inspired Cosmo Cricket S'more Love. But you never know, I might get inspired to have a go at some of the other elements. Fellow Forger Libeeti is bound to do some of that :-)
And the final fun bit for me is the addition of oodles of embellishments, picking out elements with lots of texture and a hint of brighter colours to extend the possibilities of the kit
And there it was, a huge autumn kit which was just calling out to be used for some Yukon pages (can't believe that our Yukon adventure is 5 years ago now!) and that led me to come up with the name - Dempster. The infamous highway going north for more than 700 km to Inuvik which took us through the most breathtaking landscape you can ever imagine. Yes, this is the perfect kit for some more of those pages!
If you've made it this far, do leave a comment and let me know you were here. And let me know which of the recent collections you are going to lift. Such a fun exercise! (question: these blog hop posts are becoming pretty hefty with all these photos - do you like it or would you prefer something a bit shorter? Let me know.)
Here is the full hop list in case you get lost along the way:
Guest Designer: Julie - http://hisglorygirl.blogspot.com
Jemma - http://just-jimjams.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com ß you are here
Libeeti - http://creationswithlove-li-bee-ti.blogspot.com ß go here next
Margie - http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Milissa - http://millermall.blogspot.com
Rebecca - http://howIburb.blogspot.com
Susanne - http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
See you over at the CKC site - have fun!