Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1
Welcome back! It’s time for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 for November. The theme for this challenge was “Life Right Now” using the Pinkfresh Studio embellishment pack from the inspiration kit.
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There are so many ways to interpret this challenge – you could do a “currently” page about what you are reading or watching, current projects you are working on or what your hobbies look like right now.
Then there is the literal what is happening in your life, maybe at work, school or church. A group you are part of, like a book club or exercise class. Maybe you are somewhere that Fall is in full swing and you could do a page about the changing of the seasons.
You could also interpret that as a season of life you are in, such as a new parent or empty nester.
I decided to do a two-page layout documenting our “Life Right Now” fostering a puppy. It has been quite a while since we’ve had a puppy and we couldn’t have asked for a better foster.
We are volunteers with a great rescue group called Texas Husky Rescue. Their motto is #savemorehuskies. We do some behind the scenes work for them but haven’t fostered since we “failed” with our dog Haley.
A few weeks ago; however, a plea came in for 5 puppies that the rescue couldn’t take unless they had dedicated fosters. So we ended up transporting 3 puppies for a 2 hour car ride! That was an experience for sure.
Two of the puppies went to other foster homes & we kept one. All of them were very laid back for puppies and especially husky puppies. We didn’t have him long though. After just about a month, he found his forever home.
I was very excited to dig into my kit “Everyday” for the counterfeit kit challenge #1 & use some of the papers and die cuts. I was able to use two 12×12 patterned papers for the background and a couple of the cardstock pieces for the layers and triangles.
I also used lots of cute puppy pics in various sizes. I like using a few square photos mixed in with the regular 4×6 size.
I did pull some pet embellishments from my stash that were not part of the original kit; however, I also used several of the circle die cut pieces and both of the little notebook journal cards.
I also used the “This is the Life” 4×4 card that I have had for YEARS from an old Simple Stories collection.
I am really pleased with how this layout came out & am looking forward to using up some more of this kit soon.
If you participate in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1, be sure to leave a comment or a picture of what your “Life Right Now” looks like.
Be sure to check back in soon!