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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Forgeries on the Fourth

Good Moring! Today is Forgeries on the Fourth at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Our inspiration kit was the Noel Migon "Apple Crisp Classic Kit" from September 2017.



I have glittered leaves, vellum embossed leaves, bows and canning jars that I am counterfeiting this month.

I wanted something different than the silk flower leaves with Stickles added to them, or by using the Wink of Stella pen. I first cut out a couple of leaves on various cardstock using my Cricut and the Accent Essentials and Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridges. I'm using a yellow red dark gray and brown cardstock for my leaves. I cut them out two different sizes.



I then covered part of my leaves with Score Tape. I'm using the 1 1/2" inch size, After cutting around the leaf with scissors I made sure the Score Tape was on really well by burnishing with the Scoring tool.


When I thought it was burnished enough I then sprinkled on the Glitter and sequins. This was the messy part. I did some of the leaves with just glitter, then some glitter and a sequin mix.


I then used a spray varnish to seal the sequins and glitter to the paper so that it doesn't rub off. To keep them from flying around I used a zot on the back of each leaf and put them onto a sheet of copy paper then sprayed them. I realize they are not archival safe but I'm fine with it.

The second set of leaves I made by stamping onto Vellum and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I then used distress inks to color in the leaves.


I the pulled out my punch board to make a couple of bows. I hardly use my punch board for scrapbooking but thought this was the perfect opportunity.  I grabbed some double sided scrap pattern paper and made the smallest size bow. 



The inspiration kit had some canning jars in it. I decided I needed to include them in my kit. I found a tutorial using the Punch Board which can be found on Septeria18 You Tube channel.   I just love how the mini ones turned out

I added a couple of label from my punches. I have no idea on how I am going to use them on my layouts but they turned out so cute.

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.

Recipe:
Paper: Creative Imaginations pattern paper for bows; Kraft cardstock; various scraps of pattern paper both double sided and single for canning jars; Various cardstock scraps and vellum
Sequin mix: 28 Lilac Lane - Spring Butterflies and Fairy Sparkle
Glitter: Martha Stewart and Recollections
Stamp: Unity Stamp Company - August 2017 KOTM {never be afraid}
Inks: Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Candied Apple
Punches: EK Success - Photo Labels; Stampin' Up - Decorative Punch, Modern Label
Punch Board: We R Memory Keepers -1-2-3 Punch Board
Misc.: Adhesive, Blending Tool, Spray Varnish, Score Tape, Spray Varnish and Zots

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

Well September is here and it is already cooler than our summer had been. This month we are counterfeiting Noel Mignon's Apple Crisp Classic Kit. You should have arrived here from Janet at RTS YouTube channel. If not I have the full list of the hop below.


I think there is just about everything in this kit. We even have another unboxing video for this kit.

This is a bit unusual for me but I actually have a couple of the papers that was in this kit, unfortunately for me I only have  one sheet or a partial sheet. My kits normally have several of the same paper so that I can make three layouts.

Echo Park - A Perfect Autumn "Autumn Garden", "Seasonal Stripe", "Yellow/Teal", "lovely Leaves", "Red/Orange", 4x6 Journaling cards, "Dark Brow/ Light Brown", 3x4 Journaling Cards; Pink Fresh - Escape the Ordinary "Dare"; Fancy Pants - Dream Big "Fields of Fancy" Bazzill Cardstock;' One Canoe Two - Creekside "Gathering Flowers", Recollection tan cardstock; One Canoe Two - Creekside "Cozy Plaid", "Night Sky"; Recollection - White cardstock; Fancy Pants - Dream Big " Shine Bright"; Jen Hadfield - Heart of Home "Climbing Ivy".


I only had one of  the Happy Camper Page Kit so I'm including it in my kit. I need to pull my hedgehog die. I'm sure I picked this kit up for the hedgehog that was in it.


I have a few of the Hopscotch 3x4 and 4x6 card along with most of the cork embellishments that came with the kit so I'm including this.


Then I pulled out some never used embellishments. Top Row: metal charms from Recollections, Enamel Dots that go with the A Perfect Autumn papers , A Perfect Autumn - Enamel Words and Phrases and  A Perfect Autumn Decorative Brads
 Bottom Row: the Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice stamp and die set, Tim Holtz Snippets ephemera pack and A Perfect Autumn Enamel shapes


I have some DIY bows and leaves that I'm including in my kit - come back for Forgeries on the Fourth to see how I made them.

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I've also included a small tin of  cast offs -what has not made it onto a layout or card. I have a layered flower on top, some labels, buttons, clips rhinestones, sequins, stamped images, ribbon and washi tape, a little bit of everything. A couple of word Explore and Adventure, Several Dies - Sizzix - Flowers, Branches and Leaves,  A coffee up and a camper set. A couple of rub on - Basic Grey - boxer, Crate paper - Mia collections, Stamp sets that have coffee cups, canning jars, trees and leaves on them; a few orange flowers and bottle caps. I will be incorporating more cardstock and probably some pattern paper as wells. I've already used a couple of Cricut files but may also cut something on my Silhouette.

Your next stop on the hop is Lori  - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com/


Here's the blog hop list for this month's reveal:
Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer – Janet Krause - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCMeLWSKaY5s56xAeyiu7bg
Cindy - https://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com/
Leslie - https://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Tina - https://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/

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:
Echo Park - A Perfect Autumn "Autumn Garden", "Seasonal Stripe", "Yellow/Teal", "lovely Leaves", "Red/Orange", 4x6 Journaling cards, "Dark Brow/ Light Brown", 3x4 Journaling Cards;
Pink Fresh - Escape the Ordinary "Dare"; Fancy Pants - Dream Big "Fields of Fancy", " Shine Bright"; One Canoe Two - Creekside "Gathering Flowers", "Cozy Plaid", "Night Sky"
 Bazzill Cardstock;', Recollection Tan and  White cardstock;  Jen Hadfield - Heart of Home "Climbing Ivy"; Echo Park - Happy Camper Page Kit.
Project Life - Hopscotch
Enamel Dots and Shapes: A Perfect Autumn - Dots, Word And Phrases and Enamel Shapes
Brads: A Perfect Autumn Decorative Brads
Glitter: Martha Steward and Recollections
Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Unity Stamp Company
Sequin mix: 28 Lilac Lane - Spring Butterflies and Fairy Sparkle
Cricut Cartridges: Accent Essential, Everyday paper Dolls