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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Wrap up for "Mother May I?"

Sometime during the month of May, I seem to have fallen off the scrappy wagon. It was no surprise that the fine summer kept me outside, trimming trees and picking posies. But even, when I was inside, the paper muse just didn't seem to call me to the studio to putter and play.

I still enjoyed making my monthly Counterfeit Kit Challenge. But by July, I had five kits built and on the go. With no layouts coming from them, I called a moratorium on kit building. When the kits are used up or dismantled, I promised myself, (and my CKC friends) that I could again, indulge in the guiltless pleasure of shopping my stash to build a new kit.Today, I am a step closer to joining in the fun again. Today, I finished using my May Counterfeit Kit, "Mother May I?"

(cheers! whistles!! high fives all around!!!)

The kit started as such:
Details here
I put it all in a box with pair of scissors, and a tape runner. Shook it vigorously, and poured out these:

The background for the final one was made by cutting one inch strips and covering a 12x12 sheet in a seemingly random order. When DH saw it, his first comment was that the layers of paper are referencing to the layers in the lasagna. Uh-huh! That's what I was going for. That, and next to no bits to add to the scraps box.

What is your best scrap busting tip? Please share. I have four more kits to work through, and I could use your ideas.