Monday, June 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Ad Challenge

Here's a quick page I did for the ad challenge on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

My inspiration ad:
The ad reminded me of a pack of We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors that I wanted to use.  I have a few different configurations and love to use them for quick pages and for lots of pictures on one page. 

Blah....what a terrible picture.  But it's late and dark and no time to try again. 
This page is about the day I got to meet my latest niece, Josie.

While looking through my stash for anything baby (not much to be had), I found a vellum quote stack.  Does anyone use those quote stacks anymore?  I found a way to use it here.  I fussy cut the background shape from a piece of patterned paper.  I ran the vellum strip through my little Xyron X and adhered it to the background shape.  Then I trimmed the edge of the vellum to match the shape, and inked the edges black to finish it off.  It's hard to tell here, but the vellum really disappeared - it looks a little like a rub-on.  I made a couple of other shapes for the page the same way.  I was really happy to have a new use for an old supply. 

The only things not in my original kit - the brads and the last of a pack of paper flowers. The pink ones were kicking around for a loooong time, and I was glad to get them used.

That's it for tonight.  Have a great week!


  1. Love your use of the page protectors - it works really well as a copy of your ad. Well done on using up old stash and making something pretty with it!

  2. Great idea to use that page protector! Nice take on the ad challenge.

  3. Looks good. I bet I have at least one vellum quote stack lurking in my stash - thanks for the idea to use it.

  4. Sweet layout! I love how you were inspired by the ad's works perfectly!

  5. I love your ad inspiration and how you thought of the page protectors. Very cool!

  6. I have thse stacks too-thanks for sharing a great idea!!

  7. Love seeing what you've done with the first kit you created! Great job and I hope I'm that productive with the one I just made!