For those of you who are committed to using your stash and don't know how I put my many of my kits together, go to CounterfeitKitChallenge Blog.
If you aren't familiar with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, it is a blog run by Bethany that takes a kit from a kit club/blog and "counterfeits (copy/get inspired by) it" and YOU in turn, look at the kit and also "counterfeit it" with your existing stash; creating your own spin on it. Some months, I can get 14 layouts out of a kit, others 7-8; it all depends on my mojo...but it all works toward decreasing our ever growing stash! And, I can go to a crop using kits and only have to carry 1 bag!
That being said, some months, I'm super motivated by the original inspiration but this month, I struggled with this one...the inspiration for the counterfeiting this month comes from Scarlet Lime's Planner Society kits...and while I loved all the stuff, it was a struggle because I don't really have these kinds of extra bright colors/ overly girly embellishments in my stash! And, I don't use a planner, so I was a bit stumped! So I looked at all of them and made my own!
so, I ended up focusing on elements instead! Bold floral prints in my papers, feathers, hearts, tags, typewriters and then added what made me happy so I can bust stash!
I started with some general paper packs (plus I have white & kraft CS not photographed)
Patterned papers (some are pretty vintage circa 2011-hooray for stash busting!):
then added embellishments galore:
*So there you have my January 2016 CKCB kit! I'm going down to my scrap room this week to clean it and know that I do have those Maggie Holmes banner things; just gotta find em! And of course, I'll troll Pinterest for some free planner type printables and maybe even counterfeit printables on my own using the CKCB DT ideas!