Saturday, May 7, 2022

May 2022 Happy {I}NSD - Counterfeit Kit Challenge #13 - Forgery - Tags and Butterflies

 Thanks so much for hanging in with us. This time I have a forgery for you up on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. Tags and Butterflies. I am using our May Inspiration kit, Sweet Life from Bo Bunny.


 With a few stamps, ink, embossing powder, hole punch, scissors, a butterfly die and a few scraps from my scrap pile. I even used a piece of chipboard from a paper pad. 

The supplies I am using are Tim Holtz - Distress Ink in black soot, spiced marmalade and embossing ink, Tsukineko ind - moonlight white, Recollections white embossing poser, Firefly stamp and die - Butterfly, Pink Paislee Bloom Street Stamp set, Prima wild and free stamp set and finally a couple of Unity Stamp Company stamps - the butterfly and the "look at you" stamp on the stamp block. 


I started by stamping my butterflies and the leaf circle, then stamp and embossed the butterfly on Kraft cardstock. I used the chip board from a paper pad to die cut the butterfly. The orange blog with the butterflies is me putting the stamp on backwards. I then fussy cut them all out.

From the Kraft cardstock I also cut a couple of tags, added the real pattern paper then stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 


The best part is that I can make as many as I need for project, make them to use at a later date and its all from something I already own.

Thanks for stopping by. 

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May 2022 Happy (i)NSD Counterfeit Kit Challenge #8 - use your punches and dies to create a focal point for your layout

 We have hourly challenges at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for International Scrapbook Day. For my layout challenge I want you to create a focal point with your punches or dies on your layout. You can even use your die cutting machine to cur out the flower, plants, soccer balls, tennis ball or how about some tools for the guys in your life.

For my supplies I am using white, dark blue and green cardstock, Craft Smith - Corner Office (2019) polka dot paper, a scrap of Best Creations Inc. - glitter paper, buttons, flowers, pearls, sequins. For my tools I am pulling in the Spellbinders Dahlia dies and Hero Arts Infinity Ovals. I don't remember the last time I used the Dahlia die set.



I used the oval die to cut out of the glitter cardstock the vase for my flowers and then cut off the top and bottom of the oval.



I use the Dahlia die as a mat for the vase. I even have a couple of punched and die cut flowers from previous kits for the flower centers. 



I had enough of the pattern paper left over to do a 8 1/2 x 11 for my youngest son. The pictures are of Mother's Day last year. We were up at my oldest son make sure that Katie had a Mother's Day. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Don't forget to link up over on the (i)NSD post in our Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community for this and ALL the Following Challenges to come for a change to be entered in out prize draw! Don't forget you can share over on Instagram where you can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and/or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge or #ckcINSD2022. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

May 2022 Counterfeit Kit - Mini Kit and Project Reveal.

 Today I'm up on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog with another Mini Kit and Project Reveal. Master Forger Kate chose a kit from ScrapbookDoodle called Sweet Life Featuring the Sweet life Bo Bunny Collection. 

I pulled inspiration from the polka dot paper with the various colors then pulled a smaller flower pattern. I matched this up with the orange and green paper, all of which is from the Park Lane - Flower Garden Stack, Kraft cardstock and a few left-over embellishments from Pink Fresh Studio along with a few die cuts from scrap paper.



I cut the flower from the paper to start my embellishment cluster which is layered with the die cuts and Pink Fresh embellishments. 

Here is my double page layout. 



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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Mini Kit and Project Reveal

 Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Mini Kit and Project Reveal.  First off Lisa picked the Papers and Beyond "Follow Your Bliss" kit. Lisa says, " When I took a closer look at the Follow Your Bliss Kit, I knew it was the right one for us for this Easter month. A mix of funky Vicky Boutin and pretty Jen Hadfield, this American Crafts kit felt like a splash of spring with a lot of potential for gorgeous kits with possible forgeries sprinkled right in there!"

Here is their kit.










The Mini Kit is always a challenge for me, and this month proves no different. Do I make a few Travelers Journal pages, a set of the pocket pages, what about a few cards, tags and gift boxes? 

I chose a Colorbok paper from the Paislee paper pad as it had most of the inspiration kit colors as my starting point. From them I added in dark olive gray green cardstock, yellow cardstock and a few paper scraps from my scrap pile. 


For the embellishments I added in a pre- made butterfly from a Tim Holtz die, a few pre-made flowers, a couple of labels that were punch and one that was stamped and cut out, a few silk flowers a huge green chrysanthemum, flower and butterfly brads, and Basic Gray stickers (2009) and a pre - stamped and fuzzy cut medallion. I am also brining in my bird punch and circle punch.

I ended up making a regular 12x12 layout.  

The medallion is cut apart along with the green chrysanthemum flower. I cut apart the sticker and used the larger one at the top of the photo and the smaller one at the bottom of the photo.




 I inked the edges of the white and yellow cardstock along with the birds. 



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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Red Wing Layouts

I'm using my CKC March 2022 - My Happy kit for 2 double page layouts and 1 single page layout. I'm using the paper from my Page set 1 and embellishments from Page set 3.

Page set 1 Papers:

I have two sheets of the top flower paper and two sheets of the daisy paper.

Page set 3 Embellishments: 


 These are layouts I finished during the Master Forgers get together this last weekend.  I had to first clean my desk off so that I could work on them. These are older photos of our trip to Red Wing, Minnesota. I had bought a golf package for Dale for his birthday.

First up is the double page layout of the St. James Hotel. It's like walking back in time when you enter the St. James.


I gave my dies and punches a workout on this layout, and even pulled in a border punch. I left a spot for a little bit of journaling. on the right side.

I kept the right side pretty simple with a spray at the top. 

The St. James is next to the river and the railroad tracks. The local farmers bring the harvest here to ship it out. Growing up, I can remember Dad talking about going to Minnesota and what he saw at the Grainery. As I was out walking in the morning, I walked past the Grainery and was able to watch them load the container ships which was new to me. Unloading the trucks at the Grainery was nothing new. In Montana it would go from the Grainery onto wither another semi-truck or onto the train. 

I pulled in a few buttons and silk flowers for this layout and added in washi tape because I did not have enough black ribbon to put on the top of the pictures. 

I have another set of flowers at the top of each page.

My last layout of the paddle boat that was moored next to the hotel.


I added in green bottle cap as it was a perfect color to go with the daisies.

Thanks for stopping by.