Monday, February 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to your next stop on February's Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Melissa's fabulous blog. If not, make sure that you start the hop right at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog so you don't miss any of the amazing projects!


This month's inspiration kit was from Scraps of Darkness. You can see photos of the inspiration kit HERE, and you can also check out my blog post HERE that shows the contents of (and the logic behind) my counterfeit kit. Here are a couple of projects that I've made with my kit.

Here is the sketch from Scraps of Darkness:

And here is my layout:



It's hard to see in the photo, but I finally used my Perfect Pearls mists! I sprayed the background and the brown chipboard flourish with Interference Red mist. So pretty when the light hits it!

I also made a couple of cards (of course!) The first uses supplies from my kit plus a cute little button card stamp from Unity Stamp Co. I'm embarrassed to say that I've had this stamp for a few months and didn't know what it was, lol. I just saw a new set from PTI that had a similar stamp and realized what it was! Now it is one of my favorites. :)

The next card was actually the first project that I made using my kit, back at the beginning of the month. The card base is made from the postage stamp die cuts (from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge). The flower and sentiment stamps are from Ippity. If you would like these stamp sets, I happen to know a *fabulous* Ippity chick. ;) Plus, I think I finally achieved the vintage look with these two cards!
I am so very glad that you had a chance to hop along with us today. I'd love it if you left me a comment, too! Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Marianne!

34 comments:

Kylie said...

Glad to hear you broke out your mists for this challenge. Great layout - love the little details - like the stamped (??) tulips on the left hand side.

Dawn said...

great LO and what great cards.

Missus Wookie said...

Oooh I like that postage stamp die cut - so fun. Both cards have such lovely layers and details, they're beautiful. I liked your take on the sketch - congrats on using the mists.

Love the idea of putting the stamps into your kit, I'm lifting that idea for next month!

Kathy said...

I love them all! What a nice page with your sister's pic in it. I looked at the Papercrafts link on FB and saw your card. Before I saw the name, I said out loud, OOh that's pretty! I like that! Then I saw your name! LOL- I always love your designs, Sherri! -Kathy

Angela said...

Love your layout and your cards -- I think I'll have to whip up some cards soon as well. Very cool!

marianne said...

I can't pick a favorite because all your cards and your layout are all amazing!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! I love love love the way you did the title on the tags on your layout. I DROOL over Unity but it is so expensive (at least to me) so I will live through your awesome use of their stamps!

Margie said...

Awesome cards and layout! I love your colors, so soft and pretty!

Lesa said...

I love the LO Sherri!! Way to go with the mists!! The cards are so sweet!! Next month, I'm hoppin on the blog on trail~~~ it's my next goal!!

Tricia said...

This layout iss so pretty! Great job with the stamping - very scary for me. Your misting turned out beautifully!

onescraphappymomma said...

I love the 'tag' title! Great idea! And the cards are beautiful!

Lin said...

Love all of your projects! Your layout is so full of wonderful stamped details - loved finding all the sweet details!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love all your inspirations! tfs

Scrap Vamp said...

Gosh! Beautiful page and cards!!! You did wonderfully with this counterfeit kit!

ms.schwiet said...

speechless...your late is so pretty and detailed it leaves me speechless

Mad for Paper said...

Very pretty. I love the title on your layout stamped on the tags.
TFS
Ang

Karen Williams said...

Love the title over the small tags- I might have to steal that Idea

MamaD said...

Beautiful projects. Your cards are fabulous! Now I HAVE to check out that create a critter cart. Dang. : )

furrypig said...

Great LO love how you have used tags and stamps really effective, fab cards too

S said...

Pretty layout and your cards are fab too.

A Creative Operation said...

Gorgeous layout!!!

Debbie said...

very cool layout and I love the cards too. TFS

Jimjams said...

Super take on the challenge - a lovely photo too.

Tiffany said...

Such beautiful creations, love them all! Especially that layout with so many intricate details, I LOVE the way the tags are positioned and the lettering is directly across them, so charming!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the pretty pinks of your kit! Your layouts and other projects are gorgeous!

~Mar said...

Beautiful! I love them all and lots of great tags!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I love the stamping on your projects. Mists are fun. I find I am quite addicted to using them now. I hope you enjoy yours!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I really like the flourish stamp on your layout! And the cards are fabulous!!! Thanks for playing!
*meridy*

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

What a great layout and those cards are adorable! Looks like you've got vintage down:) I love the papers you used, too!

LaurieM said...

Yay for using your mists! A fun layout I can tell. Thanks for sharing.

Glinda said...

Great layout and card. I have just added mists to my collection and can't wait to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Margie said...

Congrats on the guest Counterfeiting DT spot!Look forward to seeing what you do this month!

Eulouise said...

Beautiful work! I always love it when I see something that reminds me to use something that I've not seen before on one of my Cricut carts. I've never noticed the postage stamp cut on Create a Critter. I'm bookmarking your blog so I can continue to admire your work.
By the way, congratulations on getting your degree. I hope you get your own classroom very soon. I retired after teaching for 35 years--wouldn't take a million for any of those years. Being a teacher is something special.

Clair said...

Just stopping by from the Counterfeit Kit blog. After seeing your projects here I'm really looking forward to your guest design spot this month. And, I must say that I love the way you 'built' last months kit. That's super inspiring!