Thursday, April 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge: April Blog Hop

My Layout


My Inspiration: Kim's Layout


Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge April Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Mar's blog.

This month's challenge was to get inspiration from one of the Counterfeit Kit Design Team blogs! I chose a layout on Kim's blog that I absolutely loved. I thought the whole design was really cool, but there was something about the unique format of the title that inspired me. I never mix it up with my titles.

The picture in my layout makes me laugh. I love lobsters. When I was in Vegas years ago, I found Lucky Larry's Lobster Mania slot machine. I won a little money and I didn't want to leave Larry - he was lucky indeed. Flash foward 7 years later, I'm in Aruba at the airport and walk by the game room. Out of the corner of my eye, I see Larry. I was beyond excited. Over a slot machine. The attendant thought I was crazy when I asked if she would take my picture with him. So, I thought, this layout needs a silly title and some silly paper. I stamped the "C" and "K" onto red paper and then covered with clear scalloped stickers. I kept it simple with button accents and cut a lobster using my Cricut and the "From My Kitchen" cart.

Now it's time to bounce on over to Tara's blog and see where she found her inspiration. Thank you for stopping by!

21 comments:

  1. i ADORE what you did with the title! You did a great job using the original inspiration.
    *meridy*

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  2. Cute Lobster! Hope Larry continues to be lucky for you.

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  3. What a cute story and a cute scrap book page! Totally loved it!!

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  4. I love the diecut paper, very pretty!

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  5. Super cute Layout. Love the lobster!

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  6. I love that you totally changed the theme and colors but you can still see the original layout.

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  7. What a fun experience! I'm so happy you were able to scrap the memory! Kim's layout was a popular lift. Fabulous job!

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  8. Love the story behind the LO....it's wonderful to get silly stuff down on paper. Great LO!

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  9. Hehe I would have done the same! Great work on the lift, so cute! :)

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  10. Ha! I chose that exact same LO too! love how you were inspired by it! great title and such a fun story

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  11. Ha, ha! I love how you got that photo! What a fun layout - stay lucky!

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  12. Great story! Did you play Larry the second time you spotted him? What a fun layout!

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  13. I love the story and the layout, very cool!

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  14. So happy I could inspire you and so honored! I have to admit this was the firs time I have tried a title this way, I really like how it worked out and I like it on your page too. It just give some extra interest that's cool!

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  15. Cute layout! Love that lobster!

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  16. Very cute! I like that huge scalloped circle die

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  17. Fun layout! I was wondering how you managed a pic in a casino :)

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  18. I'm always having to mix up my titles - I never have enough letters in one alpha set, so I may as well make a feature of it!
    Fab story behind your lovely page too (the red buttons are perfect embellies) - hope Larry was lucky this time around too.

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  19. Love the lobster. Your layout makes me realize how important the story is...I often "leave" the journaling till "later" and later never seems to come.
    Hopefully you will inspire me to get it down in writing before i set the page to the side!

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  20. That is a cute lobster...thanks for letting me stop by

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