Good morning! It's August already! Can you believe it? My summer has just flown by-my kids start back to school on Wednesday. My weekend has been a flurry of back to school shopping (my, how times have changed-most of my shopping this year was online!). I did have to check the stores for a few things here and there, though, but I had more luck finding what I wanted for reasonable prices online. Anyway, back to my August kit! The kit that the lovely Lisa chose for us to counterfeit this month is this awesome kit from Papier Werkstat:
I loved the soft krafts, creams, pinks, and the soft way they added black into their kit. It's there, but it's not harsh, or in your face, as blacks can sometimes be. I definitely wanted the same soft, feminine neutral feeling to my kit, so I kept a few things in mind as I searched my stash for products to put in my kit. On my list: kraft, cream, pink, and a touch of black for the colors. For the patterns;whimsical, floral, and a few basics that could work for backgrounds like stripes or polka dots. For my embellishments, I knew I wanted kraft Thickers, and a smaller secondary set of letter stickers, and I searched my stash to find an album similar to the felt album, and some diecuts similar to the ones in the inspiration kit. Beyond that, I knew that I wanted some pieces to add dimension, so I added in some chipboard, layered stickers, acetate overlays, and flair badges. I added in some scraps from my stash to try to get them used up, and a sticker pack from the Notes&Things line that featured rather heavily in my kit. I rather love the soft, feminine kit that resulted from this stash dive! In fact, I think that I will call this kit "Afternoon Daydreams", because of the underlying office theme, mixed with the soft whimsy of butterflies, flowers, and horses-it really does remind me of things that you might daydream about in an afternoon at the office.
My Kit, "Afternoon Daydreams":
Here's a closer look at just the album and papers:
I made a video so that you could have a closer look at my kit, and I show the B-sides of the papers that have them, and tell a bit about why I made the choices that I did, I would love for you to have a look:
And be sure to hop around to see what these other talented ladies have up their sleeves this month! I know I am excited to see! Here's the list:
DT Karen: https://pinkycrafter.wordpress.com
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com *YOU ARE HERE
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com *GO HERE NEXT
*Because of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal today, I won't have a Magic Monday this week, but I will resume these posts full of Disney fun next week!