Friday, January 4, 2013

010413 Happy New Year!

Enjoyed quietly celebrating my Saviour's birth, with the added bonus of two four-day weekends.

And now I am ready to rejoin the gang over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I've been AWOL for the last few months but thoroughly enjoyed putting a kit together again! This month's inspiration kit is from Paper Issues, a delightful Etsy shop. I've linked you straight to their shop and all of it's current goodies, and shown the specific kit "A Merry Winter" alongside of mine for comparison below.

Let's see what's in the magic blue box this month!

I decided not to do a Christmas kit, per se, as we had a very subdued holiday this year and not a lot of photo ops. 
Aunie is so frail & we just felt it would be very chaotic for her. This was our token tree this year:
Special thanks to my scrapbud Heidi who sent me the beautiful tags last Christmas.

Okay, so here is my Quiet January kit! On the left below is the original kit, and mine is on the right.

I tried to keep to a similar color pallette & style of papers (details provided upon request :~) 
That teal blue floral in the second row will be stamped with doily stamps as I loved that about the original paper. I knew I wouldn't be using tags (3rd row) so I added the two papers with lots of imagery that I felt would sub in nicely. I am hoping to do some house stuff, maybe some travel stuff (hence the handful of map papers), and no doubt grandbaby pages with one or two holiday pages.

(I just realized looking at the embellis that I forgot my sequined ribbon!) 
I put in some leftover kraft frames from an earlier kit's counterfeit instead of the banners and I have a wooden gate (thanks, Lynnette!) instead of the branch. I did throw in my Tim Holtz bird & branch die, some Jenni Bowlin feathers, Prima pretties, Maya Road pins and some messy/wet stuff to try to incorporate. Not usually a great success for me, so stay tuned!

So excited to break into my Quiet January kit. Happy scrappin' y'all!


  1. What a gorgeous kit! I love all the vintage touches. Gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing what magic unfolds from the infamous blue box ;)

  2. OH WOW!!! Boy oh boy you've matched it so well... gorgeous choices of both the papers and embellies. You have a knack for kit matching!

  3. Oh, Leslie! This is wonderful. I love the name...Quiet January. I think naming the kits is one of my favorite parts - go figure? Peeking into your magic blue box is so interesting. How I wish I could reach right in and discover all the treasures for myself. You made perfect substitutions which yielded a kit that will truly meet your needs. Can't wait to see the layouts that will follow. xoxoxo

  4. Love that little tree!! And you kit looks super interesting! I can't wait to see what you put together with it!

  5. You've filled your blue magic box with so many beautiful items! Looking forward to see what beuatiful layouts you'll be making with all these goodies.

  6. Great looking kit, nicely counterfeited - I had to laugh at you forgetting the sequinned ribbon because when I uploaded my comparison photo I realised there were no pins, branch, sequins, stars ... I forget something almost every month!

    Love your token tree.

  7. Your kit looks perfect for January! The flair buttons look awesome and I love the wooden gate instead of a branch! x

  8. sorry I'm late over here to be checking out your kit - and I'm sorry that I'm late telling you how gorgeous it is. Your muted colours are very much the tones I find myself drawn to and it's so warming and appealing. I love how you've presented yours alongside the original. Great job and I really look forward to seeing your creations this month. I promise try to keep up with your lovely pages now in the new year.

  9. your kit is perfect and so vintagy yet warm and friendly....and sometimes we need to get away from all the distractions of the christmas season and focus on more important things-been there, done that :):)


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