Sunday, August 1, 2021

August 2021 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop

 Welcome to the August 2021 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop! You should have arrived from our Guest Desinger's  Blog - Sarah Rice. If not you can continue on from here or go back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and start at the beginning (I have the full hop listed below).

Lisa is our Master Forger this month. She says "I wanted something different (as always) and thought the colour scheme of this German kit would be an interesting direction to go. It's not exactly summer but somehow it does remind me of the softer colours of the season. There's some travel beach elements but I think this colour way also works for entering the winter season down in Australia." She is focusing on the main kit but you can find the links below for three additional add-on kits if you want more variety - and for those of you who make the mega kits. Shas picked out the Dani Peuss - May 2021 kit. 

  • 9 x 12x12 Heidi Swapp, Maggie Holmes and American Crafts papers
  • Clear Stamps Alphabet by Heidi Swapp
  • 8-page Sticker book by Heidi Swapp
  • 1 Pkg. Die Cuts by Heidi Swapp

Add ons:

We are delighted to welcome back Sarah Rice as our Guest Designer this month. She joined in with our (i)NSD challenges and was invited to join us as a thank you. We are thrilled to have you with us again, Sarah!! 

I pulled my kit together mainly by colors this month and the wood grains and a journaling paper more in the yellow tone instead of the orange found in the inspiration kit. I know I have a cloud paper but could not find, if I do I will add it in. I did not pull in a collage paper but did pull tan pattern paper in which was in the colors. My stripes are in a diagonal instead of horizonal, but the colors are there. 

Now for my CKC August 2021 - Having Fun kit.

Top row left to right: Simple Stories Wood and Gingham (2017), Echo Park - Capture Life "Good Times" (2014), Simple Stories Wood and Gingham (2017), Maggie Holmes - Gather paper pad (2016), Simple Stories Wood and Gingham (2017), Teresa Collins - Tell Your Story "Flowers" "Large Journal Cards", Scalloped Border", "Tickets" and "Cards" (2012) Colorbok - French Silk paper pad (unknown)

Bottom row left to right: Rainbow paper, Yellow cardstock, Bella BLVD - Hello Beautiful "Thanks a bunch" (unknown), Pink Paislee -Sweetness "Pretty Lace" (2010), Jen Hadfield - Patio Party "Bouquets" (2017), Echo Park - Capture Life "Capture Today", "Love This" and "Journaling Cards" (2014) and a 6x6 paper pad Shimelle - True Stories 2014

My embellishments include Stamp sets from Unity Stamp Company, Nature Elements 2 and 3 and Flowers and stems along with a couple of Alphabet stamps, Ephemera from Golden Days, unknown washi and a washi like tape, various pieces I have cut apart from leftover kits (I just put them into these containers). I have also included the Heidi Swapp Project Life cards " Mix and Match" (unknown) as the colors are perfect for my kit. . Below is a closer look at the Mix and Match set. I have also pulled out several letter "d" in various chipboard sizes. I have a layout planned for them and I will be painting the letters, but I'm not sure what color I will be using.

I will be adding in cardstock as needed for my layouts. 

Thank you for topping by. Your next top is Julene and you can find here blog here. 

Here is the full Blog Hop:

 Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Guest Sarah Rice
Cindy -  (you are here)
Julene - (next)
Juliet -
Kate -
Leslie -
Misty -
Tina -
Tara -


Julene Matthews said...

Nice kit Cindy. I love your brighter colours.

Tara O said...

Loving your paper choices! Great kit this month! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the “d” chjpboard!

Tina Campbell said...

A wonderful kit you put together and love the direction you went. It's cool to see the older stash with newer stash and they just gel together. Swoon on the Shimelle paper pad I never had a chance to get that collection

Misty said...

Love the bright colors you've added in. Looking forward to seeing your projects.