Thursday, October 27, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop *and Get Picky, too!*

It's time for October's Master Forger hop!  If you're hopping, you likely came from Milissa. If you get lost along the way, the full list of stops is on the Counterfeit Kit blog.

Edited to add: This morning I forgot to also link this project to the Get Picky 1st Birthday Sketch 13 Challenge, so here it is now.  I came across this fun group of bloggers this month via Keri, our October Guest Designer at Counterfeit Kit.  Thanks, Keri! I used the sketch as inspiration rather than roadmap, but it was a great starting point for my page.

The theme for the CKC hop is to alter some stickers and use them in an unusual way on a project.

I had a pack of layered stickers in my October kit. I didn't take a before picture, but they had little-girl themed sayings on them, and I was never going to have an occasion to use them.

So I took off the top layer of each sticker, coated them with glitter to cover the writing, and then used them to hold some short journaling strips.  I cut the journaling strips from a bigger sticker, too. 


The page is about leaving my job earlier this year. I hadn't changed employers for 10 years -
I didn't realize how mentallly/emotionally draining the process would be.
Still feel like I'm getting over it sometimes! "Sweet goodbye" could be taken several different ways,
but that story is better told in some hidden journaling :).


My sticker stacks, repurposed as journaling blocks.

I cut the circle and the title multiple times and stacked them to make chipboard pieces.
Now that I've learned this trick, I'm going to use it all the time.


Thanks for looking! The next stop is Susanne.  And don't forget to go back to the CKCB blog for all the info on this month's prize from Momenta!

26 comments:

  1. Nicely done Rebecca - the glitter layer is a super idea! Love the page too.

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  2. Another great idea - I have stickers that I need to try this on. Love the glitter and the re-wording and your pretty page!

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  3. Great lo! I love the idea of covering over sayings you would never use.

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  4. What a pretty page!! I love how everyone is finding new ways for us to use up our immense sticker stashes!

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  5. Love your title piece, looks great!

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  6. Fabulous remake of your stickers!!! Love that idea!!

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  7. Love it, love the glitter and the paper you used to cut the title. I never thought of re-purposing stickers in this way but I may just have to try it! TFS!

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  8. love all the little details and the glitter! thanks for commenting on my layouts!

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  9. Wow! Great LO. Thx for playing along with us..x

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  10. gorgeous page, I love how you did the journalling! Thanks so much for joining in our Get Picky blog hop and challenge :)

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  11. Great way to use your embellishments :)

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  12. Love the embellishments and title!

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  13. clever idea and a beautiful lo.

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  14. Lovely page!!! Very creative! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Picky!! :D

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  15. What a super awesome way to use sticker that you know you're never going to use!!!! I will use this trick! Great layout! xoxo

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  16. Hey, Rebecca! Sorry I am just now getting around to answer your question-the paper with the little houses is the Echo Park Life is Good Border Strips.

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  17. I love the glittered, layered stickers! Great idea!

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  18. You're very welcome, Rebecca! :) :)
    Love this page, love how you used the sketch as a starting point and then let it go its own way! Love the row of glittery stickers that also serve as houses for the journaling strips, great work!

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  19. what a cool idea for journalling blocks,i have some of these that say stuff i'm never going to use! thanks for the inspiration

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  20. *sigh* glitter! love it! what a great way to cover up words and phrases you might not need/want. Going to have to remember that one. so many ideas... so little time! ;-)

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  21. This is very cute - what a great way to add impact to short journaling strips!

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