I really like the colors and the embellishments. And some of the embellishments look like they'd be really easy to copy. (Bonus!)
I didn't get to play *i.e. scrapbook, craft, create, make kits, etc.* as much as I'd have liked to the last couple of months. (More on that in a minute.) But, because of that, my July counterfeit kit has gone completely untouched and it's too good of a kit to just put away and forget. (August was completely skipped, but more on that in a minute.) So, I decided to go with a small kit for this month. Here's my version of the September kit that I call "Let's Play" (because it's time for me to get back to playing/crafting/creating/etc.):
It all started with the star paper in the top right corner. As soon as I saw the starburst paper in the inspiration kit, I thought of this star paper in my stash that I'd been holding on to for like, forever. I knew I wanted to do a layout of some pictures of my son when he was a toddler with this paper, but just hadn't "got around to it." (How many things to we all have like that?) So, I knew it was time to get it finally done! (*cough* Should I mention that my son is now almost 21 years old? Nah, let's just move on....) The rest of the papers were just pulled from that. I didn't include any cardstock, because I thought the pattern papers in the bottom left hand corner can be used instead. I will add cardstock as I go, if I find a need to.
Here are some purchased embellishments (stickers and rubons), chipboard letters, stamps, bakers twine, and twill ribbon I hope to use up. And, yes, you read the prices right on those two packs of stickers and rubons. I only paid $1 each for those at a local yard sale. (Score!)
Here are the embellishments that I made to copy those in the inspiration kit:
I used some Cuttlebug dies to cut the flowers from felt, and I went ahead and cut some stars too, since I know I mostly do boy layouts. The "rulers" are to mimic the ruler washi tape in the inspiration kit. I made those with some ink and Cuttlebug embossing folders (except for the blue one which was cut from some product packaging). The canvas banners and pennants are cut from some scrap material (my husband's old stained shirt that I knew I'd kept for a good reason!) and handsewn along the edges. I decided to wait on adding any eyelets or brads until I'm actually using them on a page, that way I can color coordinate them if I choose to. Otherwise I will probably just put silver eyelets on them like the inspiration kit has. The paperclips I made by just slipping some regular paperclips through some bows that I had received in a goodie package from a friend many moons ago and never used (used a spot of glue to make sure the bows didn't slip off).
I, of course, reserve the right to pull more stamps (especially alphabet stamps) and maybe some brads or buttons as I go.
I hope to get to play with this kit, as well as my July kit (see my last blog post below for that one), and finally get some pages made for my albums. Like I said before, I haven't got to play for a couple of months now and have been MIA. And I certainly have missed playing!! Unfortunately, I had some health issues to take priority, and they led to a surgery which led to some recovery time. Thank God, and I'm thankful for the fact, it was nothing life threatening or will need no major follow up treatments. But, it certainly caused an interruption to "Normal Life." (Of course, that's a relative term, because is life really any thing like normal around here? Ha ha). But now, I'm at the end of my recovery where I feel ok, but not released to go back to work yet, so I can play (without the guilt) for a while. Of course, in a week or two, it will be back to work and back to "Normal Life." :) If I can be honest, it's a bitter sweet thing! :)
Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!