Friday, January 4, 2013

A Merry and Bright kit for January...

As many of you may already know, I stepped down from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's design team in December. I really thought about it a lot, and went back and forth on this decision. In the end,  I decided that I want to keep my scrapping fresh and fun, so I felt like it might be time for a bit of a change.  I will continue to play along with the CKC blog as time permits, though, because I love shopping from my stash, making up kits, and all of the fun challenges to use those kits along the way!

With all of that said, I do have a kit for January! The CKC blog is being sponsored by Paper Issues this month, and this is the kit that we were given for inspiration:
"A Merry Winter":
 
 
When I saw the inspiration, I thought that it was perfect for me, because I have been following along with Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas all through December in journal form only...and now I was able to pull together a kit to get those memories scrapped!
 
My "May Your Days Be Merry and Bright"  kit:
 
 
I  know it looks huge, but I do have a month of memories to record... And Christmas goodies coming out my ears! So I plan to use as much as possible!
 
Here's a closer look at the Papers:
 
I have a wide range of papers to choose and mix and match from: white and kraft cardstock, Coordinations white embossed woodgrain cs, Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash, several papers from The Paper Studio,  several from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly Days collection, tree paper from Cloud 9 Designs, a few from the Carta Bella Winter Fun Collection, several from October Afternoon Very Merry collection, and some printable cards from AC Digitals, Crate Paper's Sleigh Ride collection. Colorful and fun, with a bit of a vintage-y retro feel. Love these papers!
 
After I took the phots of my kit, I picked up the mail and went to Target, so I had to add a couple more items in:
I recieved this paper pad from a giveaway from the fabulous Els Bridges, and I couldn't resist these adorable kraft stickers from Target's $1 spot!
 
I also have some stamps pulled to use with my kit:
 
And I will probably use some of these fun wood veneers and chipboard buttons:
 
I will be back a little later to do my Look Back wrap-up (December) post! Thanks for looking, I can't wait to start using this kit, and putting my Christmas journal together!

17 comments:

  1. gorgeous buttons. You have a fabulous collection of stamps and shapes there.
    Have fun creating with your great CKC kit

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to start playing with my goodies!

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  2. What an awesome kit! So happy to hear you'll still be playing along Margie love seeing the kits you put together!

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    1. Aw, that's so sweet of you! I still love making the kits, and I am thinking that I will love it more if I don't feel like I "have" to make one!

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  3. Love, Love, Love your kit!!! I can't wait to see your layouts!!

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    1. Thank you! I will start sharing them soon, I promise!

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  4. We'll miss you! But glad you're still playing along this month. You have so much great stuff to work with!

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  5. We will miss you Margie, but glad that you are still going to play along when time allows. Love the kit and am looking forward to seeing what you do with your JYC journal. I didn't join in this year :o(

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  6. What a yummy selection of products! Making me drool! I must get the the Target $ bin to find those kraft stickers. I am still in Christmas mode, too! Wonderful job.

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  7. CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love all the papers you've chosen and those Cosmo Cricket stamps are ADORABLE!!!

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  8. way cool! Love your papers and the embellies are fabulous too. Love the stamps - thats a great additive to a kit!

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  9. I'm going to miss you, Margie, but so happy to see that you still play with CKC! Your kit is really huge, but knowing you already, I'm sure you'll be using it a lot. Looking forward to see your beautiful layouts.

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  10. We will miss you, Margie, but glad you are still playing along. Love your kit! But I especially love those little kraft stickers - I am definitely making a side trip to Target tomorrow!!!

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  11. Awesome kit! I still need to do my December Daily too... if I ever get round to it! I love the kraft stickers, oh how I wish there was a target in the UK!!! x

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  12. Very cool Christmas kit. I didn't know you also stepped down. I am craving some CKC (I won't say what silly/naughty-in word auto-correct changed CKC into). Miss you, pinning this for Christmas.

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet of you! I'll still be around, and I still follow you!

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  13. wowo-totally awesome kit! Loving every single little thing! Wish I had done more like this one!

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