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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Crush On You

The first of February heralds the beginning of a new month which means a new kit to copy at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.  It is also the beginning of the Layout A Day Challenge (LOAD) which I like to sort of be involved in. I'll scrap along side my fine crafty friends, sans the daily prompts and admire and comment on their posts in Flikr.

Being the "romantic" month, I was delighted to see the inspiration kits from Kits De Somni. Sequins and paper doilies. Hearts and lost of feminine pink. This is the one I chose to copy.

 I took the Spanish text into Google translate to help me decipher the items. A couple of them didn't have English translations. So I just had to wing it. We scrappers are good at that.

The majority of the items are by Fancy Pants Designs, and while I did not have a single exact match, I had fun shopping my stash for papers with the same colour intensity or mood.

Top Row, left to right:
Fancy Pants, Hopscotch, 12x12 pad for the first two.
Dream Street, Act Naturally, Embody.
Pink, manufacturer unknown (muk).
dude designs, dude-lings, dude-ling yellow.
Theresa Collins, Everyday Moments, Blue scroll, side B.
Bottom Row:
fontwerks, the write line, statement.
Bold mustard stripe, muk, in place of multi coloured triangle pattern. No such shapes in my stash.
Fancy Pants, Hopscotch, 12x12 pad, with glitter. This one will be used to create my version of thier focal point paper.

Pebbles Inc., P.etc., Sassy Girl Circle.
Multi stripe, muk.
Distressed grey, muk.
Mustard dot, My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found two, Sunshine, 6x6 Designer Pad.
Grey wood, My Mind's Eye, On the Bright Side two, 6x6 Designer Pad.

Then some alphas. I choose two part used sets of American Craft, Thickers and Creative Memories, Nancy O'Dell, Hummingbird.
Since I won't have to make any apologies this month if I use too many paper doilies, I pulled in a series I cut on the cricut, last year, and an assortment of store bought ones.
For the wood veneer, two lovely birdies flew into the mix. I think they are Kaiser Craft.
For tags, the Valentine's day stash was ransacked. Some of these are five years, or more,in my supplies. They'll play nice with the American Crafts ribbon.
For die-cuts, I added one new package of Basic Grey die-cut shapes. There is no name on the package but they have a Valentine's vibe.
And then I also added lots of part packs and left over lovelies to bust through my old V-day stash.
Two part sheets of Creative Imaginations stickers by Marah Johnson.
Random assortment from many different sources.
 Border strips by Harmonie. Labels by Pebbles Inc, Real Life. Stickers by Bo Bunny, a gift of love, All Because 2 people. Bo Bunny, Love Letters, dimensional stickers. Tabs and ribbon, muk.
 Basic Grey, True Love, Snippets, and dimensional stickers, I think from MME.
My kit does not include tickets, mini envelopes or stamps. In place of these items I added bits of bling and epoxy. They will help the sequins, sing!
The name for this kit came from the remnants of a CD case. Here I go with my inspiration from packaging, again.

And all together it looks like this!

The intention is to have luscious layers, bountiful bling and carefree clusters on layouts that are ostensibly over the top. Besides my own designs, the Close To My Heart, Art Booking, Cricut cartridge will show us what it can do. I can tell already, I am going to need more paper, soon. Really soon.

Thanks for dropping by. Double thanks for comments.


  1. I love this assemblage of items.The embellishments will keep you on your toes for quite a while.

  2. WoW! That is SOME kit.. so many gorgeous elements!

  3. Gosh this ones going to be overflowing with yummy things.....no don't run out of paper!!! :) x

  4. Love the name and the kit is fantastic!

  5. Clapping my hands over the little birdies flying through your final kit reveal! All those yummy close-ups, too *sigh*. This is utterly romantic! You will have so much fun layering up all that frothy goodness :~D

  6. A fabulously luscious valentine kit! What a lot of sumptuous embellishments and the way you break it all down is so interesting and then the end result is almost breathtaking! All those reds and pinks are going to make me a happy girl. Can't wait to see :-)

  7. Beautiful kit and lots of layering possibilities. Love your die cut doilies and will have to remember to add some to my pages.

  8. Oh what a fantastic array of LOVEly supplies! I like the way you take us step by step in building your kit through your photos. And no need to EVER apologize for doilies. BTW, your blog design is lovely. I am in dire need of a makeover on mine, but am a bit stuck on how to get it going. I'd rather be scrapping than blog designing. So glad you are playing this month. Hugs!

  9. That's a very romantic kit Sherri - looks like you'll need a few date nights to add to the scrappy photos ;-D

  10. Oh girl, that looks like it will be so much fun. I have serious doily envy going on here. Enjoy it.

  11. I can't wait to see the layouts that come from this kit. I am sure they will be overflowing with layers, bling and clusters! I always intend to cut doilies with my Cricut but before you know it the month ends and my kit is killed. LOL!

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  13. Sorry previous comment was full of typos- im using an ipod to leave this comment. I love kits de somni- their blog is great for spanish practice since Spain spanish speakers use a lot of funky new words in ways we don't combine in latin America. That kit is gorgeous- yours looks way more fun due to all the embellishments- have fun!

    1. Glad you explained that first message, Michelle. It showed up in my email and I would have been puzzled. :)