Challenge #1 is to make a page with no less than 4 photos on it. I enjoy making layouts that showcase photos over a span of time - it's wonderful to see a current photo and be able to tie it to one taken in the past. I had already pulled together a few photos of one of my daughters with the idea of someday making a scrapbook page about her adventurous spirit, and thought this would be a great one to tackle for this challenge. Here's my layout which features 10 (yes 10!) photos:
I used the pic stitch app to make the rectangular photos, printed them out on my Selphy and then arranged them chronologically across the page.
I kept the embellishments light to keep the focus on the photos and the journaling.
The title is an A. A. Milne/Winnie the Pooh quote that I'd been saving just for these photos.
For my second layout, I decided to tackle Challenge #2, use an old tool on a layout. I tweaked this one a bit - I used a relatively new paper punch. I'm considering it a match to the challenge though because when I use punches, I tend to reach for generic shapes like circles and squares; I don't really use the special shape punches that I have very often. The punch I used for this layout is a leaf.
In my July kit I'd included a package of white rub-ons from Reminisce that were made in 2007. I had no idea whether they would be usable but thought I would try them on the background of this page. They worked beautifully - I had no trouble with them at all! I scattered them around the page, intentionally placing the largest square in the bottom left corner to hold my journaling.
I cut some of the pastel papers into squares and arranged them on the right side of the page to balance the photo and journaling block on the left. I added the title on one of the cute little mason jar pockets from Crate Paper's Poolside Collection. I adhered some phrases, along with a gold-edged tag, gold hearts and some pinked circles that came with the mason jars.
You can find out more of the challenge details on the Counterfeit Kit Club blog. The month of July seems to be speeding by but there's still time to give them a try!