Friday, 24 July 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge members blog hop

Good morning and welcome to the CKCB Members Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Susan who is sharing a beautiful project.  

This month for the blog hop there was 3 challenges 

1 - Picture this - use at least 4 photos on your project 

2 - Old tool Challenge - Dust off an old tool and get creative 

3 - Project altering experience - include an altered embellishment

I chose number 2.  I dusted off my old dymo machine.  I can remember buying it years a go because lots of people used them for journalling on their pages.  I think I have used mine once or twice! 

I saw the inspiration for this page in a magazine.  I'm going to say Scrap365 but I can't be sure as I had ripped the page out of the magazine when I was having a clear out.  I liked the way the tags were going across the page. The inspiration page had a lot more going on but I decided to keep it a bit more clean and simple.  I have started to scrap about myself a bit more in the last year or so and I don't feel so nervous doing it anymore.  

The photography isn't great I apologise.  My camera is not working too well at the moment.  

 All stash is from the kit apart from the wooden numbers.  I was at my crop and a fellow scrapper was having a clear out and selling some stash she no longer wanted.  The numbers were perfect for the page and I was obviously doing a good deed by helping out a fellow scrapper get rid of her stash ;-) 

Thanks for stopping by and please do follow the link to the next person on the blog hop Leslie

If you do get lost on the blog hop or just want to check the Counterfeit Challenge blog out pop on over HERE where there is lots of inspiration and the full blog hop list will be published.  

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here. 

Thank you for visiting 

Laura x


  1. That's stunning, it's simple, effective and loads of detail to see, my favourite I have seen for a while around ye olde internets.

  2. Sweet! I love the little details and the creative use of the dymo-labels.

  3. This is really lovely! I like that you kept things clean and simple - it really brings your attention to those tags and all the little details.

  4. This really has a unique look to it - well done.

  5. This is a stunner - so happy that you are more in your scrapping this year! I have my Dad's Dymo, complete with the bright blue tape. I can just see the jars of nuts & bolts in his workshop in my mind's eye labeled with that tape, lol. It's funny because I used it to label the drawers in my studio! Just now realized that - will have to scrap that memory... thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Beautiful layout and beautiful quantities to have too :) Love the whole tag thing you got going on about the layout that is really interesting :)

    1. qualities that should say not quantities

  7. you're right! I have a Dymo too that I HAD to have but have hardly ever used! Will fish it out and try to find a way to use it! Thanks for the inspiration - great page

  8. What a great idea to use the old label maker for a quick title or strip journaling! Awesome! I think I have two of these, somewhere... You have inspired me to dig them out and put them to use!

  9. That's right, I used to use a labeler for journaling a lot, I've completely forgotten about that thing! (Now to find where I put it three or so moves ago, haha!) I love this clean layout, the tags going across look amazing - great job!!!

  10. I have a DYMO labeller here too. I forget to use it. Your layout looks fabulous.Great work.

  11. What a wonderful use of our product!.
    We are proud to be part of your creations!.

    Warmest regards,

    Dymo Customer Service

  12. I love my dymo machine! honestly i bought it for scrapbooking but never got around to use it for my pages instead went around labeling stuff. thanks for sharing it to remind me why i bought it in the first place! lol i love the photo on the tags. Simply a lovely layout!

  13. They are very nice, but it's better that you use the handy drawing instead of the photos.

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