Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa says: A new year, a new month, a new start, a new kit! January is all about beginnings and therefore, I'd like to challenge you to record the start of something new - or a fresh start or a restart - on your pages. Or maybe you could start a new technique for the first time on your page. Or try a new design. Or a new-to-you colour combination. I'm sure you can find a starting point to inspire us all!
Just as I was beginning to work on this prompt, I reached a very important milestone in my health journey - under 200 pounds! Of course I had to document THAT. I used this Becky Fleck sketch from A Cherry on Top:
A sketch has been a good go-to for me lately (plus I get "cherry points"!) I grabbed this 2017 Felicity Jane London paper divided it and combined the back & front to make my background paper. (I liked the little wink at the horizontal scallop in the sketch.)
I added two skinny washi tapes at the join of the two sides (one a scallop!) Then I went searching for some tags. Be still my heart! Beautiful BasicGrey tags - so old they are made from single-sided paper.
I layered up a doily by stamping it with a decorative circle from one of
my kit stamp sets, adding a smaller punched circle covered in another
of my washi tapes. Next a clothing tag from my new two sizes down dress,
which after the final clearance price & a reward discount cost me
$6.00! On top of all of that is the smallest BG tag, all tied up together with a pretty
My photo is me standing on the scale at 199.2 - WOOHOO! My bestie coined the phrase "Underland" for falling below 200 pounds. The other large tag contains my journaling on a vellum overlay.
I add this Vicki Boutin puffy sticker phrase where the sketch shows some journaling strips.
As much as I love how the page turned out, I love my story even more!
C'mon - you know you've got a story to tell about a new start, a beginning, a restart, or a personal highlight! Join in over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog & show us over at the CKC Facebook community or on our Instagram account how this challenge inspired you!
And don't forget that we still have this ahead in January:
24th January: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
· 30th January: Killing Kits - An idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box
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