Sunday, July 8, 2012

CKC July Counterfeit Kit "Beachy Keen"

Very grateful to be able to jump on board this month again :~)  So here's what I gathered up based on the inspiration kit "Summer Boardwalk" from Citrus Twist seen here.


And here's the formal presentation of my kit,
 "Beachy Keen"
(haha - I love figuring out more little blogging goodies 
as I explore some of the editing features!)


When choosing my papers the first four are about as close to cardstock/neutral/plain as I can go. I did include a sheet of white card but all others are patterned. I have been wanting to use that Jenni Bowlin stencil paper that is peeking out at #2, so watch for that to make an appearance.  

I also went a little off the reservation on my bolder patterned papers in the bottom row, but I chose things that mimicked the inspiration kit either in style of pattern or in the case of the green & the polka dots I really just wanted something lighter & brighter instead of more chevrons. There is a chevron stamp in the indie chic stamp set which I happened to have, plus I just bought a chevron border punch so that will get used as well.
 Here's a closer look at some of the details:


I had the stamp set found in the kit, but decided to substitute the Tin Pins, Smash arrows & tabs for the antique off-white buttons & the conversation bubbles, the pack of Prima flowers for a single, and the JB stamp for fun! You can also get a better look at the bottom row of my papers, minus the wood pattern.


Subbed different button pack & chipboard for the fabric stickers. I know myself so multiple alphas were a must! And I continue to reach for those tiny word stickers - so easy to do myself but I just never think of it.

My teal floss turned into lime green, my yellow ribbon turned into Sunshine Yellow paint dabber, floral tape into teal diagonal striped washi tape, and I chose a larger variety of wooden accents. Okay - I confess. In the process of putting my kit together I already have some photos in mind so I got a little specific with a few of my goodies!


All goes into the magic blue box, which will be my go-to supply bin for the month! I feel like this month I made the kit more my own than ever by being inspired but not trying to directly copy the inspiration. Couldn't be easier to grab some photos & get started :~)

And on another little blogging note - 
I can't believe how much daytime photography improves my pics! 
Will have to remember to be patient about posting until I can "get the light."

23 comments:

  1. I love your take on the kit! I think the most important part of making a kit is knowing that you will use the items you pull! I tend to overpull stash for my kit and I am really trying to not do that and focus mainly on items that I want to use, you know the stuff that has been in my stash for years but it's too loved to go out the door! Have fun with your kit this month!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm just getting to the blog hop this afternoon. I was thinking when I put this one in the magic blue box - wow! This is almost empty! but I know from doing CKC that often I will actually CUT UP some of that paper & only use a wee bit, but it all still counts, lol! Thx for commenting :~)

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  2. Great looking kit - you've really made it your own and I LOVE the way you've photographed it on that fab chair!

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    1. Thanks! It is a great chair, until you get up with turquoise paint chips on your fanny ;~D

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  3. Your kit is so colorful and fun, and your staging is beautiful. But I'm not sure it beats your barefoot tootsies in the first shot - very beachlike indeed! Great post all around.

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    1. Hahaha! I did notice that but didn't make the connection! Funny! Now I wish I'd had a pedicure :~D

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  4. I like your kit very much. I am almost finished putting together my first kit.

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    1. Yay! So glad you are joining in - it is really fun to shop your own stash :~)

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  5. Very colorful and cheerful kit you've made! and you really made it your own, and that is wonderful!
    I'm looking forward seeing your layouts this month!

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    1. And I yours :~)
      I can never comment on your posts so I will tell you here how much I liked your kit - really wonderful!

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    2. Saw this on FaceBook - is this you???

      Echo Park Paper
      2 hours ago
      Ok so since the Echo Park crew is safe and sound in Chicago...how about we post our first three winners for the profile picture contest!! Will the following please email me your address and which collection kit you want as your prize to srod74@mchsi.com Congrats to Libeeti Frenkel, Lydia Walker, Jackie Randolph. - Thanks
      Stacy

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  6. Fun and energetic kit. Looking forward to seeing your pages, that come from it, this month.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, here & on the first post of layouts! You shot right out of the chute & slammed it! You have set the bar high :~)

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  7. You have lots of yummies in your kit this month!! I think I'll let you make a kit for me from your stash. LOLOLOL

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    1. Haha! Then you would miss all the fun! Happy scrapping this month :~)

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  8. Fun kit!

    You asked about my video set up. I'll reply there, but in case you don't see it, I thought I'd post my answer here, too :). You would laugh if you saw it; I had the camera on a tripod, with the camera tipped down on the desk. But rather than using the tripod on the floor, I propped the bottom of the tripod balanced on the chair between my legs, tipped forward resting on the desk, and hoped it didn't fall over!! I wanted to get it up higher, but I wanted to be able to keep an eye on the camera screen, so that's as far away as I could get. I told you it wasn't very professional!!haha It was very MacGyver.

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    1. Total genius! I knew it had to be something like that since it was so effective but impossible, lol. Enjoyed it more than you trying to work upside down as most people do :~)

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  9. What a fabulous photo of your kit. I just love the shabby chic chair. And that Oct Afternoon chipboard is great. I couldn't find prima flowers like that at Expo. They are so pretty. Glad you are back this month to showcase all of your fantastic layouts.

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    1. You have totally inspired me with your fabulous staging of your kits! And my poor chair - one of a pair - needs a new coat of paint. The idea was to paint them every year a different color so they would show through as it aged...ha!

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  10. So great! Love how you staged your kit - how creative! Love it so much.

    Now as for the kit, are you selling it???? He he! It's gorgeous and just perfect for some fun pages. The flowers, the washi, the stamp - all gorgeous. Can't wait to see your created yummies. Oh, and a chevron punch???? Love the sound of that - do make sure you showcase that!

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    1. Thx for looking, here & at the layout post :~) I will definitely do a post about the chevron punch - great idea!

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  11. Love your kit-and the fun way you photographed it!!

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  12. Oh my! This is one gorgeous kit - and I love your styling with the chair. You have an amazing selection of delicious looking embellishments and stamps as well. Feeling a little bit envious...

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