Monday, February 6, 2012

Forging Into February...

I was so excited when we got the email about our kits this month (well, I always am, lol!)
This Month's Inspiration Kit...
The February 2012 Inspiration Kit is your choice of two kits released in January and February by Scrapbook Circle. The first choice is their Valentine's Themed Kit called "You and Me", the second choice is their December Kit called "Note to Self". Feel free to counterfeit one or both kits!

Here is the Scrapbook Circle "You and Me" kit:

And my kit, "Me +You" (I usually try to name my kits something a little different from the inspiration kit, but I had that awesome arrow digi that was begging to be printed and used!)

A closer look at my papers (I actually made some of these, see if you can pick out which ones they are!):

A collection of fun handmade borders and banners that I made for this kit:

My fun little digi arrow that I printed and cut out:

Some yummy bling that I can't wait to use:

Hexagon journaling spots from Creativity Prompt: (free printable)

Valentine's ribbons and vintage trim from my Grandma's sewing box:

A Fun collection of Valentine's and Love Stamps:

Since I didn't have the Kraft Glassine Papers, I made my own, with scraps of kraft cardstock that I misted with a homemade marshmallow shimmer mist, crumpled and smoothed out while wet-it gave me this lovely paper with texture and shimmer-the photo doesn't do it justice!:

I put together a Digi Counterfeit Kit, too, which I called "Love Letters":

And I had to "Counterfeit" the "Note to Self" kit, too, since I had a lot of the goodies in that kit!
Scrapbook Circle's "Note To Self":
My kit, "Fifties Style Fun":

 I love all of the Echo Park, Jenni Bowlin, and October Afernoon goodies in this kit! 
 A Closer look at my kit papers:
  My handmade felt flowers(I found a tutorial for making them here):

Some AWESOME Jenni Bowlin foam stamps:
Some digital journaling cards that I printed:

A couple of Index tabs that I punched from scrap paper:
 Thanks for looking at my kit, now hop along to the other designers to see the gorgeous kits that that they have put together to create with this month:
Guest Designer: Brenda Smith
Milissa (Go HERE next)


  1. Those are huge kits...they both look great!

  2. Wow - what lovely kits - you have so much Valentines stash! Love all the handmade elements - esp the banners :)

  3. Two huge kits MArgie - better get scrapping!!! Love the wee banners especially!

  4. I love your 50s kit and all of your fun embellishments in both kits. Your felt flowers are fabulous.

  5. You just blow me away!!! Wow! These kits are so incredible. And I love your new profile pic!!!! xoxo (What is MWAC?)

    1. Thanks!The photo is a self portrait.MWAC=Mom With A Camera

  6. I hope you have a lot of photos to scrap! Those are two amazing kits! The photos make me want to rummage through all that lovely scrappy stuff. Can't wait to try the felt flowers. TFS!

  7. what incredible counterfeits! They are so near to the original inspiration kits I could hardly tell the difference! Wowza! And three kits? Have you got a month off to make all these pages ??? LOL! ;-) Can't wait for you to share

  8. My oh my, Margie. You won't have time to sleep if you are going to put a dent in all of those kits. They all look fab - but my oh my!

  9. Girl! You rocked it this month! WOW! Great job! I love all the little touches but the banner with the tiny hearts is my favorite, consider it lifted!

  10. Fabulous kits, wow!!! I am totally in love with those banners & border strips in your first kit!

  11. Awesome kits. I am so jazzed that you made some of your own papers and banners oh and I can't forget the flowers. I need to take lessons from you :0). Smart thinking on the loop braid never would have thought to use it.

  12. Beyond impressive.... That looks like an awsome stamp collection. I forgot to pull out my stamps

  13. Love all three kits, the diy papers, and embellies! I can't wait to see what you make!

  14. I have spied a Nikki Sivils badge on your blog!!! Please email me your shipping address at


  15. Brilliant, Margie!! I SO enjoyed this and I found some new blogs, so thanks!!


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