Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet Peach Winner + Counterfeit Reveal!

First & foremost, the lucky winner of the Maya Road kraft doilies is...

Janet said...
Your page is beautiful! I love those doilies!
Congrats, Janet!  Please send an email to to claim your prize.

Thanks SO much to everyone who stopped by my blog during the hop & left comments!


Now onto some other fun news...I am guest designing this month over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog!

Now, while I love subscribing to kit clubs, I also adore the idea of using kit clubs as inspiration to make my own kits from my stash!  It's such a great way to using existing supplies in a coordinated way with great-looking results.

This month, Counterfeit Kits gave me this kit photo from Little Red Scrapbook as inspiration:

And here is my take on it, using only my existing stash, without spending a dime:
Main Kit:  Papillon The first thing that caught my eye when I looked at Little Red Scrapbook's September 2010 kit was the unique botanical-print butterfly tags, so I decided to name my kit Papillon!  In the original kit, the featured paper line is Dear Lizzy Enchanted.  I loved the palette & pattern types, and went right to work finding alternatives in my stash. 
For the large & medium floral prints, I chose 2 more-muted floral prints from alternate American Crafts collections.
Rather than the green houndstooth, I chose a brown MME houndstooth print.  For the blue polka-dot, I chose an Onirie paper in a similar pattern.  For my stripes, I went with a Sassafras diagonal stripe.  Instead of a pink/white pattern for the final patterned paper, I chose a shimmery SEI butterfly print to complement my butterfly theme. The diecut paper from Making Memories was an easy switch, with a favorite scalloped paper from Karen Russell's Narratives line. In the original, the journaling cards paper is Echo Park Life Is Good...I went with Crate Emma's Shoppe journaling card paper.
Embellishments are up next!  I added botanical rub-ons from the Basic Grey Porcelain collection instead of stickers, as well as a package of rhinestones in blues & greens. I'm a trim hoarder, so for the trims I chose a both a butterfly & floral lace.
Here's where I began making my own embellishments!  I had a couple smaller yo-yo flowers in my stash, and made a couple larger ones using vintage fabric & clear easy & fun to make! To match the Prima medallion flowers, I achieved a similar look using folded tape & a decorative brad. Last up, the botanical butterfly tags.  After a quick search for a free botanical/butterfly download, I printed out a copy onto a piece of 8.5x11" cardstock. I quickly made them into custom tags with a few punches, some inexpensive reinforcers from my office supplies, & some twine.
Mini Kit:  Chrysalis

I loved how the kit turned out, but definitely needed an add-on to satiate my hunger for lots of accents, so I also forged a small kit using the September 2010 Embellishment add-on as inspiration:

Original kit:  Echo Park stickers, October Afternoon alpha in green, Maya Road chipboard houses, Prima mini flowers, Jenni Bowlin buttons, and glimmer mist in Creme de Rouge.

My kit:  Crate Paper stickers; 2 October Afternoon alphas, both half-used; Maya Road chipboard butterflies & mini posies; American Crafts buttons, plus a few AC mini-tags & the only product I had from the American Crafts Enchanted collection:  some mementos accents.  Finally, I made my own spray ink to match the Creme De Rouge...a salmon-pink with lots of gold shimmer.

This creating-my-own-kit thing is REALLY cool!  I'm so excited to get to work using my kit, and am so pleased seeing all these stash items put together in such a coordinated way.  Thanks so much, Counterfeit Kit team, for allowing me to join in on all the fun.

Throughout the month, I get to participate in the awesome challenges over at the Counterfeit Kit blog, to use up this newly-created kit!  To play along with the challenges, create your own kit, and see the Counterfeit DT's kits, be sure to visit HERE.

Before you go, here's a teeny peek at the layouts I created with this kit:

You'll see more projects & challenges this month, along with the full reveal of the challenge layouts, plus a tutorial on the medallion flowers I made, so come on back soon!


  1. I love your kits - full of such a lot of lovely stuff. And as for the sneak peeks? I'm swooning already - I literally can't wait to see the full reveal! This is going to be a great month!

  2. Your kits look gorgeous - and I loved the names too! Can't wait to see what you create

  3. Love the kits and am excited to see the sneaks of what you've been creating already!

  4. Beautifully done Keri. I can't wait to see what all of what flies out of the butterfly-themed kit.

  5. Thank you so much! I love your kit can not wait to see what you create!

  6. Your kits are amazing. They have a touch of elegance to them. I could totally shop in your scraproom!!! xoxo