I'm dusting off the cobwebs from this here blog, getting back into a post-holidays routine.
So I'll start with my January Counterfeit Kit as part of the Master Forger Kit Hop. The next stop on the hop is Susanne (and she had A LOT of loot posted on her blog, so I imagine her kit is going to be well stocked, too!).
I LOVED the December holiday posts on the CKC blog, and I am excited to get back to the usual monthly schedule, too. Of the kits offered for counterfeiting this month, I used the Cocoa and Marshmellows kit for my inspiration.
For the papers: I found some similar patterns/colors in a stack of DCWV paper (Cafe Mediterranean) that I received for Christmas. Rather than pull out a couple of pieces, I'm planning to utilize the whole stack for a few projects this month.
For the farmhouse alpha stickers: In an effort to get rid of the old, and to mimic the mix-match look of that alpha set, I've pulled a few partially-used alphas from my stash. They have a one-way trip from there; If I don't use them, they're going to the trash. I need to stop saving every. single. alpha. leftover.
For the tags and die cuts: I'm utilizing several printables, some I found on Pinterest, some I found through links here on CKCB, and some I've cut on the Cricut. I've added a few extra items for extra embellishments, too. For the yellow pearlspiece, I've added some bling from my stash and some pearls from my stocking.
For the stamps: I don't have any stamps that say "yesterday" or "tomorrow," but I did find a couple that say "today." So I'll try to work those stamps in, along with some new inks (also Santa-delivered :)).
For the Mistables: I am not a mister; I haven't jumped on the mist bandwagon. But when I saw these Mistables, I thought I'd take the challenge and make my own mist. I'll show you later this month how I made my own mist, recycled some fabric to form mistable shapes/banners, and used it on a project. Pictured beneath the mist are shapes and a flower that I made with the mist.
I made a quick page to use a bit of my new kit, too. I have a problem that's a good problem to have - I'm pretty much caught up and don't have a lot to scrap right now. I need to work on my December Daily, but outside of that specific project and supplies, I don't have a lot to do. I have a few random pages that need to be finished/pictures found/etc., so my goal is to use my kit to wrap up those loose ends. And I have two projects planned that should use a good bit of stash, too.
So here's the page. I was putting this particular page off because I didn't have great pictures. Solution: I found the pics on the event's facebook page, so I'm giving credit to the photographer at the James Cancer Hospital Cancer Survivor Day, held last September, for the photos on this page.
Next month will mark 5 years since my cancer surgery. On my last visit to the oncologist, last month on the Friday before Christmas, he said I've graduated and don't need to go back to him for regular check-ups. That was my best present this year!