Sunday

Magazine Copy Cat Challenge

OK, I have to start small, I'm new. 
Nothing big and ambitious for my first try at DebbieDoos copy cat challenge.

I was looking through a new mag on my nightstand and saw this little Valentine set up. 
Valentine Copy Cat Vignette Bliss-Ranch.com
The Mark
I thought how cute- could I do that?  Naaahh.  

Then I learned Debbie has a monthly copy cat challenge.  I'm not good at math but I could put that 2 + 2 together!  

I decided to give it a whirl and duplicate the Country Living magazine vignette.
Inspiration Magazine
I've always wanted to try my hand at those cute little banners.  While I do have an abundance of random playing cards because I am not playing with a full deck, I didn't particularly think the card banner in the inspiration photo was "Valentine cute".

Valentine Copy Cat Vignette Bliss-Ranch.com

I pulled a couple pages from the 'ol red encyclopedia, printed and cut out BE MINE on the computer, and ransacked the school supply drawer for a glue stick.

I located ribbon and scallop scissors and I was in business.

Valentine Copy Cat Vignette Bliss-Ranch.com

I think I really could of put this together just like the magazine photo, but we're suppose to put our own twist on it right?

The only things I didn't have a match for were pink spray paint for the tray, or the cool paper straws.

I opted to use a hydrangea since my rose bouquet didn't do a thing for the display - and my white tea pot was buried somewhere in the garage.

Valentine Copy Cat Vignette Bliss-Ranch.com

I had some left over tags from Halloween specimen jars and made them personal for Brawn and I.  Doesn't everyone make specimen jars?

I even have a couple of the same glass jars but they were packed away in Halloween bins and I wasn't gonna dig through those!  (Notice Brawn's decanter, it's a vintage reproduction from some king that I picked up at a garage sale).

Valentine Copy Cat Vignette Bliss-Ranch.com

I learned from my first copy cat challenge is that I don't really try new things anymore.  Instead of looking at all the beautiful photos in the magazines (and in blogland) and thinking I could never do that, I realized it's all set up right there in front of me, all I have to do is just as Debbie says...... make it my own.

Valentine Copy Cat Vignette Bliss-Ranch.com


                                                     

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20 comments :

  1. You are good girl! And funny too, now I am going to have the mission impossible song in my head. First disco music and now this..LOL! I love it. You and my friend Bj, think a like, you must check out her challenge. What I love is that you both had an entirely different spin. I love this party and all the creativity shown. thank you for joining me.

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    1. Now is probably not a good time then to type the words "Little Bunny Foo Foo....."

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  2. This is awesome...you did a magnificent job on your copy cat.
    Come see mine, when u have time. :))
    xo bj

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  3. You did an awesome job!! I love your finished product! Just too cute!!!

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  4. Looks great, and your post is so refreshing and funny. I love the banner you made.
    Eileen @ cottagebeachhouse

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    1. Thanks! I'd be much funnier if I could wake up and look at the ocean every day.

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  5. I love your banner much more and this copy cat is great! You make me want to make a Valentine's vignette now! hugs, Linda

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  6. Now that I have Little Bunny Foo Foo in my head, I will be dancing like a rabbit about to get walloped for the rest of the night. And probably in my dreams too. I anticipate waking up very tired tomorrow morning because the rabbit will not let me rest....

    The banner and display turned out so fun!! You did a great job with the challenge and have truly inspired me to get some Valentine love going on around here! (After I am done dancing like a rabbit of course...it could take awhile)

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  7. Hey girlfriend I thought you had fallen off the face of the earth! I THOUGHT I had signed up for your posts to come right to my email and I haven't got any. So I just signed up again!!! Here I've missed three posts. Darn!!

    I decided to take this challenge too. But I have to finish it up in the morning. I'm doing a Martha Stewart magazine look alike...kinda. Its for mediterrean food but since its Chinese New Years tomorrow I'm doing it with chinese food. Hope it turns out.

    Am very PROUD of you and your banner. And I love how you've labeled those darling bottles.!!Hey you've got creativity!!! Well I've got to go see your other two posts I missed.

    Luv Ya

    Nann

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  8. Bliss, it's brilliant, love love love that banner, looks like you're gonna go far with this blog - so much creativity !
    xxx

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    1. It makes me giggle to have people who I'm looking up to as the creative ones, think I'm creative, but I'll tell ya.... I am starting to remember the power of the glue stick!
      B.

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  9. I love your spin on the project. Looks beautiful.

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  10. I'm a new follower, found you at Debbie's and I put a link on Cedar Hill Ranch's FB page to your post. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Cedar-Hill-Ranch/194162480629331

    We ranchers have to stick together, right? We don't have any animals on our ranch except the wild ones, but with 30 acres, a creek, woods, and pastures, I figured, like you, that it qualified.

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  11. Wow, you have been super busy. Love the banner.

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  12. great job! I really like your banner! much preferred! That country living is a great source, I too copied from them.

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  13. The red letters are perfect for Valentine's Day. I like yours better than the one in Country Living. Your twist on it was way cuter.

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  14. That is way too cute. I like your banner better than the magazines! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Love this idea, might have to "borrow" it somewhere around the house. Stopping over from Debbiedoos.


    -heather

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  16. AWESOME - fantastic - amazing job!
    I always say, "If I copy you.... it's to be taken as the BEST form of flattery." :0)
    So, I shall be copying you... just wait... and I really have to check out Debbie's Challenge. That looks like FUN!

    -Joanne

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