Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Break & Counterfeit Kit

Spring Break has come and gone so quickly! We drove to Asheville, North Carolina and toured the famous Biltmore House and Estate, something I've wanted to do for a long time. Phil gave me over 300 pictures for my iPhoto library, but I've managed to narrow it down to just six to show you. My favorite shots of the house...
...and down in the gardens, where the trees were flowering and the daffodils and tulips were in full bloom. Mine are just barely above ground.  So I get two springs this year!
I'd go back any time. A trip during each season would be wonderful. Even winter.


Since we've been back, I found time to create my Counterfeit Kit for April. Again, a fantastic choice from a new kit club, Front Porch Kits. I own 7 sheets of patterned paper from the actual kit, so I guess I didn't really counterfeit that, I just plain old copied. I also own the Fancy Pants Journal Cards. But everything else I pulled from my stash.
My Counterfeit:
1. ribbon - one black ribbon with a white edged scallop
2. hearts and butterflies - Slice Design Cards, Applique and Tag Maker (6x6 paper pad)
3. buttons - a selection from BoBunny
4. alphabets - Fancy Pants, Cosmos Cricket, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee
5. chipboard tags - shipping tags from Staples
6. flowers - Creative Memories and I forget, maybe Prima?
7. other stuff I felt like using - Tim Holtz tissue tape and mini paper clips


I've already made a couple layouts with my kit, which I'll post later in the month. It was great to have this project to come home to, and got me back into the scrapping mood. Now to find time to choose which photos to print from our trip!

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!

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  2. Wow..looks like a lot a french chateau - even and orangerie and formal gardens..bet it was great; I have to go find out about it and what it's doing in N C! Lovely pics

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  3. WOW Sue... Love your photos... Thanks for sharing...and I cant wait to see you pages!!...hugs...xoxo

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see what you create with them... and that kit!

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  5. your kit looks great and the photos will surely provide you with great inspiration for some wonderful layouts! looking forward to what you share.

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  6. We visited Biltmore around 20 years ago. (I can't believe it's been that long!). I loved it! We went in the summer and the roses were in full bloom. It is gorgeous in Spring. I would like to go back at the holidays. Love your kit. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  7. It sounds like a great trip!

    I'm loving the black alphas in your kit - they'll set the rest of it off so nicely.

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  8. The Biltmore is on my list of must visit places also. Thanks for sharing. That looks like a plentiful kit - can't wait to see your layouts.

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  9. Your kit is just lovely, and I love the photo that is framed by the pink blossoms-awesome!

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  10. Welcome home! Asheville is great in the fall too, but I think I'd have to skip it in the winter. :) Fun kit. Can't wait to see what you create with it.

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  11. These pictures look beautiful and that kit looks like so much fun!!!

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  12. Lovely photos - sounds like it was a fun trip. How lucky that you'll have two springs! :>)

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  13. There's a whole lot of gorgeous in that kit!

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  14. Wonderful pictures! Yes, winter is great if you go at Christmas. The house is gorgeous.

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  15. What beautiful pictures! I bet you had a great time! Glad you made it back safe :) Can't wait to see what you make with your kit!

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  16. Love the Biltmore and looking forward to seeing your Biltmore pages. :)

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  17. Oh yes, your projects will be wonderful!

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  18. This Estate is beautiful. Did you get a tour inside?
    Looks like a fun kit you put together.

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  19. How lucky that you had 7 pieces of the paper already! Will you be scrapping your photos with your kit? Can't wait to see the pages!

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  20. Beautiful photos. Can't wait to see them in layouts. Looks like a fun kit to create with.

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  21. Sue, I'm so envious. I would love to visit the Biltmore. great pics. vacations always whiz by too quickly don't they???

    You definitely got your scrappy mojo going and I love the 2 pager. I've eyeballed those sketch books at my LSS and haven't taken the plunge yet. maybe they need a second look.

    Hope you are having a great week.
    Happy Wednesday. =)

    Happy Wednesday and glad to have you back in sunny MI. =)

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  22. Wow! I've wanted to visit the Biltmore for ages, and I live here in NC! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics! I look forward to seeing your creations with the kit!

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