Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Counterfeiting

After seeing Susanne's January counterfeit kit, I decided to try to create a scrapbooking kit based on the challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Here's a look at the INSPIRATION for the kit.

Jan CKC main_thumb

I put together my own kit with papers, pocket cards, letter stickers & thickers, washi tape, and miscellaneous embellishments. Somehow I didn't get a photo of the entire kit, but here's a look at the various components. I added in some tans/browns, so I'm not sure that I did a great job capturing the feel of the kit used for INSPIRATION.





I pulled several groups of photos to use with this kit and ended up creating three layouts over the past several weeks. The first of these showcases a single photo from our visit to the Frontiers of Flight museum back in 2011.


I've scrapped several photos from that visit, but this one deserved its own layout.


The next layout showcases photos from this past December as we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary.


I actually created this at Scrapbook Expo and was able to punch that black border strip at the Tool Station set up in the crop area.


The last layout is a two page spread with photos and a large block of typed journaling about my 2011 spring break crop.


I had quite a bit of the kit left over but wasn't feeling inspired by it any longer, so I incorporated the remaining items back into my stash. I enjoyed the challenge and am thrilled to have three more memories preserved!

Do you create your own kits? Do you use other kits as INSPIRATION or simply put products together yourself?

9 comments:

Cheri said...

I like your kit better than the inspiration one - it feels more alive and vibrant, where the inspiration kit feels washed out. Great layouts!

Barbara Eads said...

I put kits together all the time. The reason I like doing that is it allows me to work with even the smallest snippets of time. Your kit is great.

Missus Wookie said...

I like kits and like Barbara use them as they ensure a good use of even small blocks of time.

Sian said...

I've made counterfeit kits a few times, and enjoyed it.

I just love that page about the air hostesses. I always wanted a uniform for my Sindy doll!

Karen said...

I agree with Cheri, your kit is much more interesting than the inspiration one. Those flight attendants are something else! Around sixth grade, I thought that would be a great career. Good thing I came to my senses.

Beverly said...

Love the very different looks of the layouts and especially love the one on flight attendants :) I used to create kits all the time, something I plan to do more of after the Pirate and PirateGirl help me redo my studio next week.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I haven't played along with the CFKC in a while, but I always enjoyed it when I did.
Rinda

Susanne said...

Yeah, you've caught the counterfeiting bug, and it is true for me too that when I feel like I have lost interest in the kit it is best to move on to another. I think the patterns you chose for the kit worked wonderfully with those photos - and I agree the fashion models deserve their own page. Well done!! I hope you'll link up over at CKC, so other counterfeiters can see too.

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your layouts! If I lose interest in a project or kit I have to set it aside for a bit and get re-inspired!


~Sandy
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