Friday, May 27, 2011

counterfeit kit blog hop | may 2011

Welcome, bloggy peeps! It's hard to believe that May is almost over and that it's time for another Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop. This time around the design team has chosen inspiration from some of our favorite manufacturer's blogs to base our projects on, and there are some fantastic projects waiting for you at each stop today!

I had a hard time choosing a favorite manufacturer. There are just so many that I love, and trying to choose one is like trying to choose a favorite child (not that I know what that's like, but we can speak hypothetically here, right?). Basic Grey, Echo Park, Crate Paper, American Crafs- the list goes on and on- but when I came across this amazing sketch on Sassafras's blog, I was instantly in love and had to use it!


My May Counterfeit Kit already contained lots of Sassafras, like this block of pink paper...

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...and this sweet pennant banner sticker...

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...and also a bit of red paper and a yellow border sticker. It's safe to say that I'm smitten with almost everything they do. It's all so bright and colorful and cheery!

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The punchy palette was perfect for this photo of my niece, miss Sophie Clare, who is currently teething and nomming like a Lolcat on everything in sight (such as the tray of her stroller here). Such a great opportunity to include a little snark on a page!

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Supplies | Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely), Sassafras (Paper Crush), Die Cuts with a View (Mango Frost); Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Avalanche); Buttons: Papertrey Ink; Banner Stickers: Sassafras (Paper Crush); Mist: Studio Calico (Barnwood); Letter Stickers: October Afternoon; Journaling Spot: Elle's Studio (Handmade Layers) Cabochon: Etsy; Die Cuts: Cosmo Cricket; Bakers Twine: The Twinery; Date Stamp, Tag: Office Supply; Pen: Zig Millenium

Heee heee, I'm so grateful that Beth and Jon had Sophie- she's such a great subject for my scrapbook pages. Which, you know, is exactly what they were thinking when she was born...ahem. :)

I'm so very glad that you stopped by today! Sherri is waiting at the next stop to welcome and wow you with her project. Have a very scrappy day, and a safe holiday weekend!