Monday, January 18, 2021

011821 CKC Challenge #2



Let's Begin!

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 bow. 

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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  1. I "knew" you were losing weight from pictures you've shared online but didn't want to say anything just in case I was wrong. I've done that before and hurt people's feelings. ;)

    I really love your layout. I love that you used such old BG stuff! You did a fabulous job here!

  2. I love your layout and its many details. But your story is the shining element. Congratulations on making your health a priority. Xxx

  3. Well done and a lovely layout to celebrate with. The tags idea works well on here.

  4. Love your layout - stunning. As a coincidence, my sister had saved this exact sketch and we used it for inspiration this past week when she came to visit and scrap.


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