Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - List It!

 Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - List It! We are using the Not Just For Boys Kit Club December "Flurries" Deluxe Theme Kit. 

Lisa has this to say about our first challenge for January, " One of the papers features a pocket page card with a list of fun winter activities and at January, some of us make lists for the new year with resolutions, goals or just plants for the year. So, let's get listing and feature some sort of list on your page!"

I'm using my January 2021 - Snow for my papers and embellishments 

We had Christmas Eve dinner with the kids. Wouldn't you know it we had a blizzard December 23rd. I was fulling expecting the kids to call and postpone until after the new year as the roads were a mess, Ice covered and most of them were closed do to the accidents and now getting plowed. I shrunk down my list to show just the last three items on it.  1. Baby proof the outlets, 2. Turn on the Christmas Lights and 3. Set the table. 

With Derek being born last year this is really his first Christmas and he is a crawling machine right now, we are expecting him to walking any day. The first thing on my list is that I need to Derek proof the outlets. Our Christmas lights are on timers so they had to be taken off the timers and the third is to set the table. 

I'm also using a sketch from Shannon Allor's She's Crafty - A Mini Paper Pad Class Sketch #1. It's a free class that started this year. You can check it on her YouTube Channel. 

I turned the sketch onto its side rotating it to the left. 

I used the holly and berry for my background, then layered the 6x6 paper and the scraps under my photo. I used a 3x4 journaling card for my list, and punched a few snowflakes from a white polka dot scrap. I even found a green ribbon with poinsettia on it as an additional layer. 

Be sure to hop on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog as we have Guest Designer Tamara, Master Forger Tara and Master Forger Leslie to inspire you with their List It! layouts. 

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and ckcjanuary2021).

Thanks for stopping by.


CKC January 2021 - Snow

Paper: DCWV - The Christmas Stack - the holly and berry background paper, Red and Tan Cardstock,  6x6  - white woodgrain, red and white check, and tan grid paper, unknown which ones as they were pulled from the pads and didn't make it onto a layout. Scraps of pattern paper: green on green, multi color diagonal strip, blue snowflake paper, gold and white pattern paper, and white polka dot paper,
Punch: Stampin' Up - Spiral border punch and XCut  Large - icy snowflake 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Forgeries on the Fourth

 Welcome back. I have a few forgeries for out January 2021 Inspiration kit from Not Just For Boys. We are using their "Flurries" Deluxe Theme kit. 

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In the kit was a Cocoa cut file and a sticker sheet - the Carta Bella "Winter Market" 12x12 Sticker sheet which I am basing most of my embellishments on. 

I did not have story to tell about Cocoa and I really wanted to use this December Grid from the Cut Shoppe. I was actually able to cut 3 of these out, two for 12x12 pages and one for an 8 1/2x11 page. I have a few boo boo's on this one but I can cover them with embellishments.  From one of the cut apart sheets I cut a part a few of the words that I know I will use on my layouts. Then I punched a few white snowflakes and added in some silver glitter paper die cut bows and snowflakes. There wasn't really any silver in the kit except for the brads but I have winter going on and it will look great on my winter pages. I stamped and fuzzy cut a few snowflakes to match my kit and fuzzy cut a few of the olive holly leaves that is from a scrap. 

The Snowman, Penguin and holly leaves are from a font that I had downloaded last year and did not use. The green trees are from Paper Issues along with the snowflake background. I will separating the snowflakes as I need them. The trees are cut from K and Company Darks Color Basics Paper Pad (2015) and the snowflakes are from and old DCWV paper pad that had all the shimmer type paper in it. 

Don't forget to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Blog to see what the other Master Forgers created for their kits. Thanks so much for stopping by.

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2021).

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Archi - Scraps Challenge

 The challenge at the Archi-Scraps is to feature mushrooms, toadstools or other fungi on your page.  I think the Design Team had a look at my camera roll and realized I had these cute mushrooms I have not talked about. 

I used a Paige Evans cut file from one of her news letters, but she has a ton of free files on her Facebook page Page Evans - Happy Scrappy Place.  One of my scrapbooking goals this year is to either get my Silhouette to work or trash it. Well wouldn't you know it worked to cut this file and another one for the Counterfeit Kit Club. 

Then of course the challenge becomes what do you do with it? I backed this with scraps from my scrap pile. I just didn't know what to dot as mixed media background so I wimped out and used paper. I have three full sheets of paper on this layout. First is the cardstock and second is the pattern paper behind the polka dot paper and third is the green polka dot paper. 

Then I added in sequins in the flower centers and circles in mushrooms. 

The pictures are actually matted onto white cardstock. I used the green polka dot behind then and a scallop punch on the same paper as the mushrooms are backed in. 

I added an orange polka dot mushroom a couple of fussy cut doilies and thread to the my journaling spot. I just needed a bit of color over there. I pulled the trimmed pieces onto the right hand side to make a bit of a border and bring what I had left over to this side. 

For the Archi-Scraps blog click here and for their Facebook page click here. They have a monthly challenge that is always intriguing and I love the photos they pick. 

Thanks for stopping by


Paper: DCWV - cardstock in tan 3 sheets, DCWV Photoreal (2018) and Recollections Home Basics Paper pad (2016), various scraps
Misc: Adhesive, fabric mushroom (really old unknown maker), sequins, thread,  DIY stamped doilies and Zots.

Friday, January 1, 2021

January 2021 Counterfeit Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

 Welcome to the January 2021 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit Reveal and Blog Hop. Lisa is up this month and has picked out the Not Just For Boys Kit Club: https://notjustforboyskitclub.com She is basing our January Kit on their "Flurries" Deluxe Theme Kit which is sold out but the photos and details are still available on their site. 

The kit can be found here - there are also close up of it in this link. 

Our Guest Designer this month is Tamara,  so be sure to giver her a warm welcome. As always the blog list is below.

Now for my kit - CKC January 2021 - Snow:

For the papers The snowmen just make me smile and I have a picture I want to tuck behind them: 

I've pulled paper from four paper pads DCWV - The Christmas Stack, DCWV - The Holiday Collection - The Christmas Stack, DCWV Unknown papers as it was part of stack that is used up all but this Winter Collection, Recollections - Bright and Jolly Paper pad. These are all really old papers with the newest being the Bright and Jolly paper pad. To this I've added cardstock, a woodgrain from Simple Stories - woodgrain and gingham paper pad (2017). I'll be adding more cardstock as I go. I did cut a "December" grid from white cardstock. I just didn't have a story to tell about cocoa and I really wanted to use this file instead - I did cut it in white cardstock so hopefully that counts. 

For my embellishments: I pulled three sheets of cut aparts from my paper pads. I have wood veneer in "Merry Christmas" three different snowflakes and tree, felt tree, giant brads in white, green and red, DIY bows in silver and gold glitter paper, Crafters Square - silver snowflakes, red circle gems and green tear drops, Make it Christmas - Christmas light bulb, Recollections Christmas brads, Crystal Stickers - Glitter Dome in red, white, blue and silver, punched snowflakes, and some embellishments left over from other kits. I have several 4x6 and 3x4 journaling cards - some are pintables that I have no idea of when I or where I got them.  The rubber pieces are from an old K and I Memories kit - Winter. I'm just trying to get them used up. Can you believe I found two sheets of Christmas and Winter word stickers. These are also old along with the Our Snowman rub on.  I know the inspiration kit has stamps and stencils in it so I am reserving the right to add in as needed. 

Now you need to head on over to Julene to see her take on our kit - I think she went rogue this month so be sure to check her out. 

Full Blog list:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Guest Designer Tamara:- http://masmalbuch.blogspot.com
Cindy:- http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/ (You are here)
Julene:- http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com//
Leslie:- http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lori:- https://loriannie670.blogspot.com
Tara:- https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com/ 
Tina:- http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura:- https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/

Don't forget to stop by the blog tomorrow as Lisa will be posting the Just the Gist of it. 

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December 2020 - Forged Photo Prompts! Day 4

 This December our CKC master Forger Design Team members will be providing a simple one word daily photo prompt, easy-peasy in this busy month. In the spirit of counterfeiting a kit, we are twisting the photo prompt into a scavenger hunt! The object is to take a quick peek through your camera roll for a photo that satisfies the prompt. A side benefit is perhaps, training ourselves to see more in the photo than the obvious people, places, or things.

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month is a photo scavenger hunt with Day 4's photo prompt  of Faith! On the Facebook Group I uploaded a picture of the horizon I had taken earlier this year. 

but I've had this photo in my scrap pile that I really want to scrap.  As I was putting away my CKC February 2020 - Love Letters Kit I realized that the "dream" cut a part would be perfect for a layout with this photo. 

I had the Petaloo Flowers in the kit, the dark blue paper from DCWV's Tajamahal Stack (2009), so I just added the yellow pattern paper from the Genevieve Collection (2018), the bottle cap, the DIY yellow labels and Maggi Holmes Flourish Tassels 

I love the way this layout turned out. Just a few pieces of paper and embellishments.   Now I can officially put the rest of the embellishments away. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Recipe: Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC February 2020 - Love Letters
Paper DCWV -Tajamahal Stack (2009) Bark blue pape;, Bo Bunny - Genevieve Collection (2018), white cardstock
Petaloo - Botanica Collection Ranunculus Royal Blue, Maggi Holmes Flourish Tassels, bottlecap, DIY Yellow labels and Zots