February 6, 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - February Mini-Kit Reveal

If you've been following along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, you know that we've changed things up a bit.  Part of those changes is that we'll now be revealing mini-kits to help inspire you when you may not have the time or energy to create a full kit, and so today I'm sharing my mini-kit for this month and the fun project I made with it.

First though is our inspiration: it's from Scrapdelight, a Dutch store, and it's their January [Document] Life Stories Kit called "Little Things".

Isn't this a delightful kit? I loved the purple and gray colors with the black & white pieces, and of course all those labels really appealed to me as well.  Here's my mini-kit:

Since my Felicity Jane kits always include a great selection of black & white, I began by pulling pieces from my box of kit leftovers and then supplemented that with some Elle's Studio stamps and a few papers and tags from Studio Calico.

I added some labels as well but cut into them before I got a chance to photograph them.  They were free downloads from Kaitlin Sheaffer here.  I printed them in black, gray and purple to match the mini-kit.

And now here's the project I made using my kit.  Last spring, my husband and I took a vacation to Mackinac Island, MI during their lilac festival.  Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers so you can probably imagine that I took quite a number of photos while we were there.  I thought my mini-kit would be perfect for making a mini-album to hold some of those lilac photos - the Studio Calico tags really inspired that idea.  I decided to use them, along with the 3x4 pocket cards and some pieces I cut from the patterned papers as the base of my album and hold everything together with a book ring.

Now you know that I'm generally all about the story when it comes to scrapbooking but this project was definitely about the photos.  It was a joy to make; I loved adding all the little bits and pieces to each mini-page.  I also added a few items that were in easy reach but not originally part of my mini-kit - they were in colors/sentiments that were perfect and I couldn't resist adding them.  Here are a few of the pages:

I loved putting this together!  I plan to leave it out near my desk and I know that I'll be flipping through it often to relive the memories of those glorious blooms.

I also used the mini-kit to make two layouts for LOAD217 (you can find our more information about that here). The layouts are being used as samples for the prompts so I'll be sharing them later in the month after those prompts are released.

We've got more mini-kits and projects on the CKC blog - go here to see what some of the other Master Forgers have in store.  I hope you've been inspired to make up your own kit this month, whether it's a mini-kit or one packed full of your favorite supplies.  And don't forget to add your kit to our monthly link-up so that we can all see what you put together.



  1. Very pretty--gorgeous photos and a great mini-album!

  2. Love your kit, and that is a super cute mini.

  3. Beautiful kit and a sweet little project too :) Lilacs are one of my favorites too

  4. Great mini album. Lilacs are beautiful.
    Cindy F

  5. Swoon! I really lovely minis - and this is no exception! It's really, very pretty and I love the extra dimension that's added with all of the little labels, stickers and embellishments!

  6. What a fabulous mini, Susan, so many great ideas! xo

  7. Love this little tag book -- super cool way to use the "favorite photo" word by threading it through the ring like a charm. Clever! Never would have thought to do that. Inspiring, as always! :)