Friday, April 01, 2016

Les Voyageurs - My April Counterfeit Kit

Je m'appelle Natalie. That and a very few other phrases are all I took out of my 1 semester of French before I decided becoming a Spanish major would be more useful (it wasn't). However, my lack of knowledge of the language never diminished my love for the country or desire to travel it!

So this month's prompt over at The Counterfeit Kit Club blog was a kit called C'est Magnifique. At first, I thought, "Hmmm, this isn't my style." Then as I was writing my list of things I thought I had to include in the kit, I thought, "Hmmm, I could use photos of our trip to Paris!" and the deal was sealed. This kit took on a mind of its own & grew & I'm so excited to use it!

Here is the original kit inspiration:

I tried to pull out light papers with florals & vintage patterns. Obviously a little lace & the contrasting black embellishments. I had some perfect washi tape, and some clear stamps with just the right frills. I had these sweet little clear embellies that were architectural and perfect, and I got new crate paper ephemera that fit great with pinks and blacks. Obviously some flowers were in order, and I just received a great package from Rochelle Spears from the February Challenge and the prima flowers in it were spot on. I had some fun chipboard alphas with gold that fit and a whole page from a DCWV stack that included stamps and even an Eiffel Tower tag. Doilies and pearl stickers and Gold alphas, oh my!

Some details.

Ya'll, I even added in a chipboard banner to create! I've been meaning to make a banner to hang from a shelf in my half-bath, which is decorated with Paris items - hopefully this kit will get me into finally doing it!

I'm excited to step away from my family album a couple times this month and scrap a trip that will always be so special to me and my husband. Stay tuned for how I use my kit!

Thanks for looking & go play along!


  1. Ooooh, you've got lots of sparkle here! I really like those locks and keys you included - did you get a photo of the love locks while you were in Paris? Your kit is very light and soft with some beautiful embellishments. I think it will definitely be a great kit to use for your trip!

    1. Oh yesss. The lock would be perfect for that! Thanks :)

  2. Ooh.. Love this.. so many yummy things in there..perfect for your trip.

  3. What a brilliant kit! I too, love the sparkles and the softness of your kit. Looking forward to seeing your finished layouts.

  4. Oolala, Natalie! :D
    Such a soft romantic kit for the city of love & lights...
    Looking forward to seeing your adventures in Paris!

  5. Well now, there are lots of sweet pretties included there. You should enjoy using that kit - and we'll enjoy watching you!

  6. You did a great job with your kit - nicer than the original!

  7. Really happy to hear that the kit has inspired you to scrap some photographs from your trip to Paris and am looking forward to seeing those layouts! And I would love to see that banner/bunting when it's finished too!

  8. I love the Parisian feel to your kit! Girly and gorgeous!

  9. So many beautiful things to play with in this kit! I love those gold doilies and the beautiful alphas. =)

  10. oh so pretty this kit is so light and airy too :)