I will say that I did not always look to my kit as the go to resource for scrappy supplies this last month. It's not my only stash and other papers just seemed the ticket for certain layouts. Why fight it, right? The goal is pages completed and in albums while fun making them is had. That happened...so all is well. I do think making these counterfeit kits has been a great way to teach me about coordinating supplies better. Anyway...enough chatting and on to the kit!
July's counterfeit kit is right up my alley! There is a huge travel element to it. It seems, in looking through my stash, that I collect a lot of travel papers and embellies. I have 2 from kit clubs along with a travel stack and TWO( yes that's right!) of the making memories travel lines in their almost entirety. I think I may have a problem. Either that or I am foreseeing some MAJOR travel plans in my future that as of yet I have no clue about. So it was very easy for me to make the travel add on. I think I shall start there rather than the main kit.
As for the main kit, as I composed it, I realized that beach themed papers are also something I collect. Maybe it's due to the fact that I am from a tropical climate. I guess I anticipate a lot of use of those papers. I still have some Fancy Pants rusted sun from last year along with the new beach bum collection. I am happy to say that the two go together well. You'll see them in my main kit and an add on.
I did my best with matching the paper colours and style in the main kit.I did later find a sheet of the Fancy Pants Pool party in my stash. However, I was too lazy to retake the photo.
When I made the Martha's Vineyard add on, I chose not to emulate the purple tones of the kit.It just was not going to work for me. So I chose to make an additional summer type kit in the hopes of maybe using up a bit more of that beach theme paper I have.
One of my favourite kits to counterfeit this month happened to be the Liberty Shores add on. Just when I thought I didn't have papers for fourth of July layouts, along came this kit to change my mind. I don't know why I never considered mixing any blue and red papers I had. This will be a wonderful way to use some floral papers in a non-traditional manner.
I also made up a trims kit for the liberty add on. I have a lot of old jeans in too tattered a condition to donate. So I included a swatch here as a reminder to use some of that up.
|red tulle. unkown ribbons, denim, and maya road ribbons|
By now, I know I have way more papers and embellishments than I can use in a month. It's nice to have options though. We'll see how much I can use this month. Hopefully more than last!