Monday, November 12, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge 1 - Sprinkle and Sparkle

Our first challenge this month is Sprinkle and Sparkle. November is Lisa's Birthday month and there's always a sprinkle of shimmer, confetti, sequins or glitter to be seen. Make your own project shine this celebratory month by adding some extra sparkle!

So I made two layouts and a card.

My first layout is a picture of my youngest taken at the aquarium in Texas. I started with the scallop paper as it reminded me of the water in the tanks at the aquarium. I then had to add this sunglass paper and the orange stripe paper. I added in the polka dot paper to hold all my layers together.

I die cut glitter paper in two colors orange to mat behind the 6x6 paper.

I snapped a picture of each of them when they were not looking. That is one good thing about cell phones. Here's my eldest's layout. the only difference between the two pages is the color of the glitter paper and the 6x6 paper. 

For the embellishment spot I added a tag I had in my kit and a few of the die cut leaves, along with a tag to place them all on. The hearts are ones from my forgeries, one is stamped and cut out and the other is white glitter paper and die cut.

For my card, I pulled out some scraps and cut them into 1" squares. I loved the way my Forged paper turned out so much that I wanted to make a card.

I trimmed it down and used a die to cut the bottom. I had to cut my wavy line twice as I did not have my black mat trimmed and behind my pattern paper to cut..  I little bit of black and white twine to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see what everyone else's Sprinkle and Sparkle.

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: Colorbok - Delilah, Simple Stories - Hello Summer 6x8 paper, Amy Tangerine - In a Whim 6x6; glitter cardstock, black cardstock

Misc.: Adhesive, DIY leaves and heartsZots and Zyron

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Forgeries on the Fourth

The November inspiration kit for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is the Citrus Twist Kit, Little Things and can be found here. I made a few forgeries from this kit.

First off is my favorite. I fell in love with the Maggie Holmes Spread Love paper - the multi paper side was included in our inspiration kit.

I pulled out my bag of scraps to make my pieces. I cheated by not punching them into squares, instead I used rectangles and a 12x12 cardstock. I used white because I wanted a small border around the edge of the paper. I started cutting random strips approximately 3" long and various sizes. 

I love the way it turned out and will have to continue making a background paper  with my scraps when I'm done with my kits.  

My next forgeries include the:
Amy Tangerine Inflated Hearts:

From the Pinkfresh Studio - Indigo Hills 2 collection - the frames and die cut leaves
To make my hearts I stamped and fussy cut, punched and die cut several heart shapes, then used glossy accents to make them shinny. I did let them dry overnight.

For my  rectangle frame I used several colors of distress ink, starting with the lightest and working to the darkest. I did use my misti to so that I would be stamping in the same place every time.

For the leaves I used a combination of scrap cardstock and fun foam. I know the kit didn't have read leaves but the red will go well with mine. I even die cut a couple of words.

Now for all of my forgeries.

Be sure to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to see what the other Master Forgers created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Counterfeit Kit - Hearts and Stars, Oh my

Hello November. Today is the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Tina's blog, if not I have the whole hop listed below. This month we are counterfeiting the Citrus Twist October Kit - Little Things. Just love the happy colors in this kit.

Here is my November Counterfeit Kit - Hearts and Stars, Oh my.

My inspiration papers are the two Bella BLDV papers Pandaland and Sugar Patch.
I picked some of my paper to match the b side of the Citrus Twist papers, and I couldn't find any start paper so I pulled just embellishments in stars.

Maggie Holmes "Gather" Collection first two papers; Bella BLVD - "Pandaland" and "Sugar Patch"; Echo Park - Capture Life "hearts" and "Bokeh Blur"; Webster Pages "Eternal"; Jen Hadfield "Best of"' Colorbok "Delilah"; Bo Bunny - Genevieve Collection, DIY paper and Unknow camera paper to cut apart.

Now for some embellishments:

6x6 paper pad - Amy Tangerine on a Whim; Punches - Fiskars - folk heart, EK Success - mini heart and star; Dies: Becky Higgins - Nested dies for project life "heart"; Stitched hearts; Stickers -Maggie Holmes :Flourish" Shimelle - Puffy Hearts, Thickers; Vellum -Tags Unknown Manufacturer, Elements - True Meaning of Thanks and Watch the Leaves Turn;  DIY frames, leaves  and hearts;
Stamps: Unknown Alphabet stamps, Studio g - Capital and Lowercase mini stamps; Unity Stamp Company KOTM - July 2014, March 2013, June 2016, May 2016,March 2016 and June 2017.

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa's blog. Be sure to check out what everyone's take on the inspiration kit is.

Thanks for stopping by.

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop:

 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
 Guest Designer Alex -

Friday, October 12, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - Selfie and Scrappy Superpower

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 is all about our Scrappy Superpowers.  So what kind do are you? Are you a Fussy Cutting Queen, a Layering Lady or a Digi Diva?  As for me, I love the layering of the bits and pieces and I love to stamp and then fussy cut them.

In my October Counterfeit Kit - Fun Stuff I included a lot of stamps to make my own embellishments. I had pulled stamps that had hearts, flowers, branches bird and labels. On this layout I stamped one of the smaller hearts onto the pink and green pattern papers. I had to clear emboss the image on the green paper as it is a slick paper and this keeps its from smudging.

I added the large arrow around my picture to create a frame and cut out the leaves from the pattern paper under the pink heart.

I was using a piece of acetate to figure out a stamp placement for a card, then decided to
 add that to the layout.  So I re-stamped and used clear embossing powder to set it.

Be sure to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see what everyone else's Scrappy Superpower is.

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge). 

Thanks for stopping by.

Papers: DCWV - Taj Mahal Stack, Cherry Art - Girl Power, Jen Hadfield - Best of,  various scraps of cardstock and 6x6 papers and a piece of transparency
Ink: distress ink - black soot
Misc.: Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder, Enamel Dots, Heart Punch and Zots

Monday, October 1, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge October - Fun Stuff

Hello October, you should have arrived from Tina's Bog for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop.  If not I have the full hop listed below. Our Guest Designer this month is  Becca Sadler and the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is using a Wild Hare Kit created for their  Guest Designer  Mani Holmes, you can find the video here.

The Wild Hare kits are custom created  based on your personal profile, you can order as often as need and can change your profile each time.   With that in  mind Wild Hare Kits owner Alison Girling, has generously offered 10% off a Deluxe Kit for our group with coupon code CKC1018.

Papers: Jillibean Soup 1. “Farmhouse Stew” Bite Size Bits & 2. “Shades of Color” Gregarious Glow; Pink Fresh Studio 3. “Let Your Heart Decide” Thought & 4. Spur; Pebbles 5. “Girl Squad” Happy Day; Heidi Swapp 6. “Hawthorne” Hawthorne; Pink Paislee 7. collection?? #16, 8. “Pick Me Up” #21 & 9. “Turn the Page” Change is Good #14.

Bits & Bobs: 3 icon flair (envelope, heart, telephone), baker’s twine, Spiegelman Scraps “Blue Moon” sequin collection, Creative Devotion tiny square black alpha stickers, Pink Fresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” ephemera pack & puffy stickers, Jen Hadfield wooden sticker frames, Thickers Pebbles Patio Party woodgrain phrases, bonus Wild Hare wedding ring quilt pattern cut file.
So here is my October Kit - Fun Stuff.

I pulled my papers and embellishments differently this month.
I love the colors in the "plus sign" paper so I pulled some papers with red and pinks and blues,  a diagonal stripe and a vertical stripe. I love the Heidi Swapp Hathorne paper so I pulled in a small flower print and a large flower on wood grain paper. The elements had a lot of leaves so I pulled in another large print paper with a fern on it.

Top Row: Teresa Collings -Sweet Afternoon "In the Park"; next two paper - DCWV Mainstreet Stack; Basic Grey - Blush "Girlfriend" white cardstock, Basic Grey - Blush "Mini Chocolate" and " Eternity"; Jen Hadfield - Best of -Black with white polka dots; DCWV - Taj mahal Stack - two green based papers; Cherry Arte - "Girl Power"

Bottom Row: Jen Hadfield - Best of - two tone gray checked; Color Bok - Delilah stack; Color Bok - Delilah stack; Webster Pages - Always True; Jen Hadfield - Best of - Chevron paper, Black and White flowers, Black and white pattern; DCWV - Photo Reel Stack - white woodgrain, flowers on dark woodgrain and fern paper.

I pulled stamps and dies that represent the flowers and branches, hearts, birds, labels, notepad  and stack of books.

I didn't use my Thickers from my previous kit so I added them into this one, a partially used 6x6 pad - Pink Paislee Pick me up and the die cuts, 7 gypsies rub ons, sequins, DIY enamel dots, buttons, cloud embossing folder, Sizzix die - Flowers and Branches, Monstera Leaf stencil and Leaf sample dies and a frame die.

So I pulled in several stamp sets that have the similar icons that are on the sticker sheets. From Unity Stamp Company - May 2012 {Love in an instant}  for the camera and Polaroid and cloud,  May 2015 {Spread Your Wings}for the books and the flowers,January 2016 {Start Again} for the hearts, camera and flowers, August 2011 {what I know} for the branch, April 2017 {Be My Bird} for the bird, branch and flowers, April 2016 {Without Fear. . . Without Limits} hearts flowers and bird. I've also included a heart punch and mini flower punch 

I haven't decided what cut files I want to include so I'll be adding that to my kit as I go, along with cardstock 

Your next stop on the hop is Julene. 

Here is the full hop:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
Guest Designer Becca Sadler -

We love seeing your works, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

Thanks for stopping by.


Basic Grey - Blush: "Girlfriend", "Mini Chocolate" and " Eternity; Teresa Collings -Sweet Afternoon "In the Park";  Cherry Arte - "Girl Power"; Webster Pages - Always True; Jen Hadfield - Best of - black with white polka dots, Chevron paper, Black and White flowers, Black and white pattern
DCWV - Mainstreet Stack, Taj mahal Stack, Photo Reel Stack -white woodgrain, flowers on dark woodgrain and fern paper and Color Bok - Delilah stack; 6x6 paper pad 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company KOTM - May 2012 {Love in an instant}, May 2015 {Spread Your Wings}, January 2016 {Start Again}, August 2011 {what I know}, April 2017 {Be My Bird}; Basic Grey;  Blossom and Buttercup.
Thickers: American Crafts - Good Things
Die Cuts: Pink Paislee - Pick Me Up 
Dies:  Sizzix die - Flowers and Branches, Monstera Leaf stencil and Leaf sample dies, photo dies