Thursday, 28 April 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog hop- inspired by


This month the Counterfeit Kit Blog hop challenge was to be inspired by one of the design team
I was inspired by Kim Strother- she made a Lo about her daughter's school project about Sinterklaas (Find her original post HERE)

Sinterlaas is a Dutch tradition (he's St Nicholas but he brings presents to Dutch children on the 5th of December - his birthday) so I took the inspiration to make a LO using some pictures of my daughter in traditional Dutch costume from Marken- the large picture is a close up of her clogs while the other two are pictures of the complete outfit




If you don't know about the Counterfeit kit challenge let me explain- every month they encourage you to make your own version of a current kit and then use it!

So far this month I have made 4 Los using my kit -all of which was old paper languishing in boxes- but last month I mad a lot more- why not get involved its a great way to use up old stash

Hop onto Milissa next at One Happy Scrapper

And in case you were wondering this is the LO by Kim that I was inspired by


I think if you look closely the hats in both LOs are very similar!

24 comments:

  1. What a great layout, Karen! Your papers match your photos so perfectly-and I love the shoe photo!

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  2. Great LO and what a lovely tradition.xxx

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  3. Great job...I love the way you have incorporated the dutch blue colour in both layouts!

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  4. I love that you lifted the topic as well as page elements!
    *meridy*

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  5. What a neat page!! That looked like a fun day!! The flower with the button badge is super cute!!

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  6. What great photos-and a lovely memory you have preserved! Great layout!

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  7. Great photos! I love the memory and the layout! Those little red birds popped right out at me for some reason. Great job!

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  8. I love the idea of the Counterfeit Kit challenge! I think I'll have to play along next month! Love the layout you made! That bird paper looks great with those photos!

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  9. Your papers match your pictures so well, and I love that you used the same theme as part of your inspiration.

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  10. I love your bird paper and how all your colors match. Love the shoe pic. FANTASTIC!

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  11. It's awesome that you were able to scrap this memory and tradition! I love all the beautiful colors you chose! Just gorgeous!

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  12. I love the placement of your pics, and the papers you have in your kit! I need to go see the rest I think :) This is an awesome lo, love it!

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  13. Pretty! I love the color coordination on this layout. Beautiful details!

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  14. Nice layout! Great use of that original layout for inspiration.

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  15. Great job! I love your layering of embellishments. Way to use up your stash!

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  16. Oh Karen, I'm so honored you chose this layout to lift. Can you believe that hat is just made out of white paper. Yours looks much better! My father was born and lived in Holland till he was 17. I've never been, but someday I hope to visit!

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  17. I love that we were inspired by the same layout in such very different ways. Your LO is gorgeous. I love your papers and the whole design.

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  18. Great take on Kim's layout. I love how you clustered everything in one corner, leaving all that lovely empty space. You did awesome!

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  19. LOL how perfect that you found Dutch inspiration on a US blog!!!
    Love the pics of your DD at the Zuiderzee museum.

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  20. love that postal stamp cut you did on teh one strip of paper

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