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). 

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Recipe:
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 - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer Becca Sadler - https://beccasheartland.blogspot.com/


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.

Recipe:

Papers:
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


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - And all at once . . .


Today is the blog hop at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog (I have everyone listed below). Challenge #2 is Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! We are to do a project about Fall - Anything Fall related - leaves, apples, cold weather etc.

My layout today is about the fall colors. Sometimes in Minnesota we just get brown leaves but last year we had a beautiful display of fall colors.  I snapped these pictures as we were headed over to the guy's place.


On the backside of the leaf paper is a woodgrain pattern - two for one. I matted the pictures onto brown cardstock then layered onto my pattern paper.  I pulled out a couple of the glittered leaves I made and used one of the acetate picture frames which was in my tin of cast - offs. The black leave in the top has black glitter on it - just not showing well in the pictures. 


I stamped the say in dried marigold and then reinked (not evenly) with gathered twigs so that I got a two tone look. I then cut it apart and inked all the edges with gathered twigs.  The leaves are stamped with dries marigold and rusty hinge and fussy cut.



I sprinkled a few of the wood grain sequins around each of my clusters. 



Here's everyone on the hop: 
Janet -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCMeLWSKaY5s56xAeyiu7bg
Leslie - https://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Laura -  https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/

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 the #counterfeitkitchallenge).

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit:
3 - 12x12 Layout
2 - cards

Recipe:
Paper: Recollections - brown  and white cardstock; Echo Park - A Perfect Autumn "lovely leaves"; DCWV - The Timeless Texture Stack
Forgeries on the Fourth: Acetate picture frame; Glittered Leaves
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - KOTM August 2014 {Summer Collapsed into Fall}
Cricut: Accent Essentials and Everyday Paper Dolls
Ink: Distress Ink - dried marigold, gathered twigs and rusty hinge
Misc.: Adhesive, DIY Labels and Sequins
 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Fall Cards

I'm trying to do more stamping on my layouts and to get back into the habit of making more cards. I included many stamp sets in my September Counterfeit Kit  and this one for the truck and the canning jar as they were included in our inspiration kit. Apple Crisp Classic Kit.


Then I saw that beautiful chrysanthemum under the truck I knew I need to make a couple of cards with it.  I also think I need to include that image in a pocket page.


So I inked it up in black and colored it in using colored pencils.  I pulled out a teal cardstock for my base, cut it down and scored it. I then used my die to cut out the front panel and layered my colored flower inside.  I thought it was a little plain so I stamped on the card front in opposite corners with a flourish stamp.


I stamped the chrysanthemum again on the envelopes and used clear embossing powder. Love the way they turned out.

Don't forget to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to see what everyone has created. We love to see you work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by the Link Up page on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with the #counterfeitchallenge).

Thanks for stopping by.

September Counterfeit Kit:
1 - 12x12 Layout
2 - cards

Recipe:

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - KOTM March 2018 {Stay Classy}; 7 gypsies - Pretoria
Ink: Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio; Gina K - amalgab ink Jet Black
Die: Spellbinders - Labels Thirty six
Misc.: Adhesive, clear embossing powder, colored pencils,Cuttlebug and heat gun,

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fun Times Layout

I had printed this picture way back in January - I was going to do a two page spread with the Christmas Photos. Had my layout all done and realized it was a fall picture, so I pulled it off and added a few photo spots for that two page spread.


I trimmed a bit off the top and side of the woodgrain paper, then matted it onto black cardstock. My photo and journaling spot was already to go and I just need some embellishments to add.






 From the September Counterfeit Kit I pulled some embellishments out of the my tin of cast-offs, the fussy cut leave in light green which match the dots in the bow perfectly, a piece of small doily, a Tim Holts paper clip, some mini flowers and the gold sequins.




I added the dog cork embellishment, one of the vellum leaves and bows from my Forgeries on the Fourth, and a large doily behind the photo.







I used the 1" punch to punch a piece of white cardstock, applied the rub on and then added the epoxy sticker on top.




Don't forget to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to see what everyone has created. We love to see you work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by the Link Up page on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with the #counterfeitchallenge).


Thanks for stopping by.


September Counterfeit Kit:
1- 12x12 Layout




Recipe:
Paper:
Woodgrain, Recollections - black, brown and white cardstock;
Rub ons: Basic Grey - Boxer
Misc.: Adhesive, Clear Epoxy Stickers 1",DIY Bow and vellum leaves, Doily, Flowers, DIY Leaves, Sequins and tin of cast-offs.