Friday, 1 March 2013

Too Much For March

March Kit-to-copy - Noel Mignon's Soda Shoppe
Soda Shoppe from Noel Mignon
Oh my!
What an enormous kit-to-copy we have this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog: it's Noel Mignon's "Soda Shoppe" Kit and is simply HUGE!!  Five sheets of cardstock, 20 patterned papers and a gazillion stickers and embellishments!

Today, we Master Forgers are blogging how we took inspiration from it to make our Counterfeit Kits for March, starting with our March Guest Designer Dawn and, if you're following in order, then you will have reached me from Angela at Toucanscraps.

That's a serious amount of stash for your $65 ... but far too much for me to use in a month, so I did some serious paring down.  There are a lot of stickers in this kit which I don't normally buy many of, but, thanks to a recent win on the Echo Park Blog Hop, I have just received their All About A Boy collection which contains two whole 12x12 sheets.  I added a couple of sheets of paper from the collection and then browsed the rest of my stash to see what else would go.  Here's what I came up with:

My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing (blue stars reverse)
Victoria Park Princess Avenue by Lily Bee Design (blue dot ogee frames reverse)
Fancy Pants Childish Things Toy Box (green stripe reverse)
Echo Park's All About A Boy Curious (wood-grain chevron reverse)
MME Dolled Up Favourite Madras (multi-coloured diagonal check reverse)
⅓ sheet So Happy Together Diagonal Dot from Echo Park (multi-coloured dotted diagonal reverse!)
EP's All About A Boy Chevron Stripe (flow chart reverse)
½ sheet LBD Buttercup Blossom (yellow floral reverse)
EP's All About A Boy Rough & Tough (orange diagonal chevron reverse)
½ sheet white patterned vellum for more pockets/envelopes

Cardstock will be added as required from my stash

Element & Alpha Sticker Sheets from EP's All About A Boy collection
 Hemptique Crafters Cord (not the pink I think, just the teal, yellow and cream)
American Crafts Peacock Mini Marks alpha rub-ons (still trying to use these up)
Toning brads
Yellow & orange blooms
Various buttons
Counterfeited pennants
Counterfeited vellum pockets
Counterfeited epoxy buttons (how-to here)
Dear Lizzy date stamp

I'll be back in a couple of days to share my first page the meantime, please join me over at Jennifer's Jumbles and see what she has put together for this month.


Dawn said...

Love your pared down kit for this month. I too struggle with huge kits so may take inspiration from your smaller one! Congrats on the win from Echo Park, I love their ranges!
Looking forward to seeing the layouts come together this month!xx

Mary B said...

Love your kit Jemma especially the pennants and buttons will have a go at those later.

Lesley G said...

Great kit, I don't think mine will be as big this month!

Angela Coles said...

lovely kit, looks like a nice win.
your buttons look really cool

Maggie said...

That is one huge kit, I'll follow your lead and pare it down. BTW I've been looking for a date stamp just like that one for ages, just found one on ebay so thanks for the heads up!

Sian said...

Noel's kits are beautiful. I bought a couple years ago, before she started doing the really big ones..and she is absolutely lovely to do business with too. You have done her proud with this beauty!

glorygirl said...

You do such a great job paring down your kits! I could sure take a lesson from you! Love how masculine this kit looks!

S said...

Your kit is every bit as vibrant and graphic as the inspiration kit - maybe even more so. Enjoy it!

Sandie said...

Hi Ruth it is so good to have finally met you and to this creative weekend away! I am so inspired by these challenges and wish i had time to join in, one day I will & like you I will pare down to it manageable. Can't wait to see what you make with your kit xx

Chipper said...

Lovely colours in the kit this month. The inspiration kit is absolutely HUGE!

Julia said...

You have put an awesome kit together!! I love large kits, not so that I can scrap every piece of it but so that I don't have to keep digging into my stash all the time!! Love those pennant flags and the vellum bags you created!!

petrii said...

What a beautiful kit!!! I do hope you share your epoxy button tutorial. They are beautiful!!

Blessings ~~ dawn

chksngr said...

Awesome kit! I LOVE your color interpretation.

joyce rodli said...

o man! you are not allowed to pare down your kit(no,no,no).you did good.

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

Those are some adorable counterfeited items! And what a lovely kit!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Such a yummy kit! The colors made me feel like summer isn't so far away after all! You have a great eye and a unique style. Fabulous job on this kit!

Lisa said...

Love your individual take on the kit and the look of your kit looks lie it will make some great pages. Every month I want to make a smaller kit but if never seems to happen. That might be the reason I have four other part finished kits along with the new one. Ha ha.

Sassy Breese said...

More is....more! And sometimes less is just enough. You kit is clear and concise in it's personal expression.

Julene Matthews said...

You've created an amazing kit .Love the brights in this one.

Julie H said...

Oooh, I'm loving your pennants and pockets! The whole kit looks great and I know you'll be making some super-awesome projects as always!

Missus Wookie said...

What a gorgeous bright and cheerful kit. I'm really into little flags at the moment, pennants and pockets are fun too. Looking forward to seeing what you create with it.

JulieJ said...

And a very lovely page you made with it too this weekend. it was lovely to see you again.

Melissa said...

Great kit - I really like these colors together.

Jennifer Grace said...

Your kit looks great - the Echo Park stickers should come in handy! I like the crafter's cord too, especially the teal. Have fun with it all! x

Tara O said...

It is a huge kit!!! I've missed playing with CKC over the past 6 months and maybe I can try this month!

Your kit is lovely. I love your colors! Can't wait to see what you do with it

kate blue said...

I too struggle with ginormous kits so I love your pared down the orange pops in there!

sassyscrapper said...

The inspiration was huge! You did a great job choosing the most important elements that would suit your needs. I would have a hard time spending $65!