Thursday, August 1, 2013

080113 August Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop!

"Be strong, be you, be true! CONFIDENCE will help you explore the things that hold you back from creating the life you dream of, and help you express your inner warrior." That was our introduction to the 2008 CONFIDENCE kit. Today, CONFIDENCE seems more nuanced, doesn't it? Who is the woman you are today and how did you become that woman?

This was the intro for this month's kit
The Confidence Kit from Scrapbooking From The Inside Out:


I was worried from the get-go about the color scheme but decided to press on.
My first direction was to embrace the blue & red, turn the tan/browns into yellow,
but my stash did not cooperate in turning up the types of papers in the inspiration kit.

I was a tad dismayed - the harder I tried to pull papers the more of a jumble I had!
I began to pull other accents & embellis, thinking that the papers could come later.
That didn't work either... I wanted a kit I was excited to scrap with, so I went rogue.
Rogue with a focus & a plan...

Breaking down the inspiration papers:
Top row (L-R): large pattern/light background, small/dark, large/dark, small/light
Bottom row: chevron/convo bubbles, light blue, horizontal, b/w, red polka dot

First I made this forgery!


 Tidying up my happy scrappy place yielded my color inspiration!
 
Be still my heart!
Adding the pink to the red & blue made me SO happy :~)


The main accent elements in the kit were 
Project Life-style cards & journaling blocks & polaroids...



...so I gathered up some 6x6 papers, 
a variety of stamps & alphas, paints & pens...



Now let's open the Magic Blue Box!

"Girl Power"



Now it's time for YOU to join in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog fun, dive into your beloved scrap stash & craft your own unique kit inspired by Confidence.
Lisa H. http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/
Leslie  http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
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21 comments:

  1. Ooh that's HUGE, how many pages will you get out of that one :)

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    1. We shall see! Intending to use it up :~)

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  2. Waouh this is a packed kit !

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    1. LOL I just kept throwing stuff in!
      Reveling in the colors :~)

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  3. wowzers! your kit is absolutely awesome.

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    1. I'm feeling a lot of layered pages coming on :~)

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  4. Your kits (and layouts for that matter) are always such a feast for the eyes. You have so many interesting bits and bobs. Love the triangle banner I spied at the top and the wooden doily element to name just two things. I could go on and on, but then I'd never finish the hop! Glad you were able to create something you love...can't wait to see your creations.

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    1. Thanks, good buddy :~)
      Looking forward to some creative madness this month!

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  5. Oh woweee what a stash! I have that camera paper too so might "borrow" that idea. Looking forward to see your creations.

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    1. Please do borrow! I had a bite out of the bottom, so I had to do a little repair! I like it tons better than the original :~)

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  6. Your forgery paper is magnificent. That little wooden doily is too cute. But then again, your whole kit is adorable and I can't wait to see what lovelies you make from this!

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    1. Thanks! I forgot the little piece of washi, though, on the paper :~(
      Excited to scrap this month!

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  7. Wowee! A huge kit.. and I love the magic blue box idea too! I use a vinyl sleeve but it's never big enough for all the embellishments, ink-pads etc too.

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    1. I love having it all in one box so I can ferry it downstairs from my happy scrappy place if necessary. It also makes a cute part of the reveal every month!

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  8. Oh wow looks like you have lots of lovelies to play with this month!

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    1. Thx! Hoping to be inspired :~) How about you?

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  9. Oh I LOVE this kit. :) You have so much pretty stash!

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    1. Thx! I'm always amazed at the goodies I find when I go looking for my kit each month :~)

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  10. my oh my what a kit! that is so huge and full of so much, I couldn't even take it all in! fabulous and of course, I've seen some of the layouts already so that kit is what i consider to be such a success. you will have to let us know how many layouts this made.

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