Friday, June 18, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - A Rainbow of Color

 Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2. First here is a reminder of our inspiration kit, Coco Daisy August 2020 Backyard Blooms kit. 

Master Forger Tara says "This kit is all about beautiful, bright colors and today I would like you to create a rainbow of color on your layout or card without using an actual rainbow!"  Here are some layouts Tara found on Pinterest for inspiration. 

I included in my Rainbow Kisses kit this month a bunch of flowers and leaves cut from Paper Issues free files. I used their Layered Flowers and Leaves and Laurel cut files. 

I spent a day cutting them out of various pieces of cardstock most of which came from the DVWC cardstock paper pads. I cut one flower and one leaves from each color of cardstock. 

I then started layering them up on a piece of white cardstock which is matted onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I made sure to save the insides of the outline pieces as I used them for tucking behind a few flowers and scattered around the color family.  As a last touch I added a few of the sequins I included in the kit. The pictures is of the Clematis that is planted in the backyard. It did not do very well last year and I though I was going to have to replace it, but this year is is beautiful.  

I use a few of the leaf branches grouped by color family and made a couple of cards. I stamped the "Hello" and outlined it with Colorbox ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see how the rest of the Master Forgers we inspired by "A Rainbow of Color".

Monday, June 14, 2021


 The challenge this month at Archi-Scraps is Fringe, I pulled out my Fringe scissors and various cardstock scraps and starting cutting. I then added washi tape to the top of each pieces. I used all but one of the washi tapes that was included in my kit. 

A couple  of stamped butterflies and the butterfly sticker finish off the layout. 


CKC June 2021 - Rainbow Kisses

Paper: White cardstock, Pink Fresh - Bloom Street 6x8 paper pad and various cardstock scraps.
Washi - Pink Fresh Bloom Street
Stickers - Pink Fresh Bloom Street 
Stamps - Pink Fresh Bloom Street
Misc.: Adhesive, zots, Color box ink, and Fringe scissors

Apple Blossoms

 I'm using my Counterfeit Kit Challenge June 2021 Kit - Rainbow Kisses for todays layout. I had cut a bunch of flowers and leaves that I included in my kit. I pulled out a few embossing folders and ran them through to add interest to the cut files.  I used an Alison Davis Sketch from her newest class and e-book.

We are having a new driveway put in and my Crab Apple tree is coming down. The roots have made a mess of the driveway. 

I layered the leaves and flowers around photo and then sprinkled a few of sequins around it.  Below is a picture of the Crab Apple Tree.

Thanks for stopping by.


CKC June 2021 - Rainbow Kisses:
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug - Textile, Floral Screen, Tiny Bubbles, D'vine Swirl; Darice - Multi Sized Dots; Stampin' Up Final Press
Paper: K and Company -Darks Color Basics paper Pad (2015), Simple Stories Wood and Gingham (2017) and Pink Fresh - Joyful Day 6x6 paper pad
Misc: Adhesive, DIY label, Sequins  and Zots

Friday, June 4, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Forgeries on the Fourth

Welcome to the Forgeries on the Fourth. Our inspiration kit this month is Coco Daisy's August 2020 Backyard Blooms kit.  Here is a reminder of what the kit loos like and includes:

I downloaded a couple of files from Paper Issues, I could have downloaded a few more but I wanted to keep them the same in different colors. The first one is Layered Flowers and the second one is Leaves and Laurel. I cut each one out of different shades of red, yellow orange, blue and green cardstock. I tried to have the colors of the flowers and leaves be the same cardstock but there are a few that are different. 

I've used my Silhouette to cut out a bunch if flowers in various cardstock colors for this months embellishments. 

I basically spent one day cutting out the embellishments, but it does make for a pretty paper. Don't forget to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog for more inspiration on making your own forgeries. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 2021 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop

Hi everyone, welcome to the June Counterfeit Kit Reveal and Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Lisa's blog.  I do have the full blog hop listed below. Tara is our Master Forger this month and she has chosen the Coco Daisy August 2020 Backyard Blooms kit. She says "You ladies know how much I like big kits and because of that I am giving you free run to use ANY of those August 2020 Backyard Blooms Kits!"

First let me introduce our Guest Designer this month - May Flaum from Craft With May. You can find her on her site:, on Instagram as @craftwithmay, and on her Facebook group Craft With May. Please give her a warm welcome.

Now here's a look at the all of the Coco Daisy Kits:

Planner Kit 

Memory Keeping Kit

Memory Keeping Edition

Sticker Kit

Add-On Papers 

Add-On Stickers


Die Cuts and Planner Tabs

Here is my June 2021 CKC Kit - Rainbow Kisses:

Teresa Collins - Tell Your Story "small journaling cards' (2012), the next 2 are from  Pink Paislee - Auburn Lane paper pad (2019), Pink Fresh - Escape the Ordinary "Transform" (2017), the next 2 are from Bo Bunny - Genevieve (2018), Teresa Collins - Tell Your Story "Diamonds" (2012), American Crafts - DIY Shop paper pad (2013), the next 4 are from Paige Evans Bloom Street collection paper pad (2019) and the 6x8 paper pad from Bloom Street. 

For the embellishments I have a variety of flowers and leaves I have cut from cardstock in various colors to go with my kit. I use a couple of free files from Paper Issues for this. I've included the Washi set from Bloom Street and a variety of sequins. Then I added in the Paige Evans Bloom Street Ephemera, Stickers and the 6x12 stickers along with the stamp set. 

I have the full blog hop listed below. Next on your hop is Leslie -

Thanks for stopping by.

1st June - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Hop