Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February Counterfeit Kit Challenge and Blog Hop

  Master Forger Cindy here welcoming you to   February's Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit Reveal and Blog Hop. Please welcome our Guest Designer Karen Pietruszkiewicz

I am a newly retired Neonatal Nurse Practitioner that loves being home now full time with my 5 rescue dogs and 2 cats and catching up on all of my scrappy fun that I have so misses over the yars when I was working! I started scrapbooking in the early 90's with Creative Memories shortly after I got married. At the time my Husband was Active Duty in the Submarine Service, so I had LOTS of time on my hands when he deployed to keep busy, thank goodness for scrapping! I also love jewelry making, reading, and travel, looking forward to checking off places on my Bucket List one at a time! I am also a Certified Pet Massage Practitioner, but unfortunately, with physical limitations and progressive arthritis, I have not been able to continue with this as a business but enjoy the occasional massages I can provide the rescue dogs at local shelters. I am so happy I found CKC and love seeing what you all are able to do with shopping your own stash, so so inspiring! I like to scrap non chronologically with what I am in the mood to do that particular day and try and do something in my Crafty Space everyday! It is truly my therapy in this crazy world...Thank you all so much for having me this month, it is truly and honor!!! Karen.

I wanted a kit that did not represent all winter, snow and Valentines for this month, and could eases us into the coming months.  I picked the Cocoa Daisy February 2022 Elegance Blooms kit for the softer colors, the lighter greens, yellows, pinks, and blues. You could still do a Valentine's Page or card and even a winter or snow page. I think this kit will be very versatile for this coming month. I know it's a LOAD month which is why I'm keeping it open for you to pull from any or all of the kits for inspiration.  

Cocoa Daisy February 2022 - Elegance Blooms Kit Elegance Blooms | Cocoa Daisy (link is all of their kits, 4 pages worth of inspiration, page 4 has downloadable prompts)

Modern Memory Keeping Kit: 


Pocket Cards: 



Here are a few unboxing videos of Cocoa Daisy February 2022 Elegance Blooms: (4) Elegance Blooms Live Facebook Unboxing with Christine & Mr. Daisy - YouTube

Now for my kit CKC February 2023 - So much to Celebrate.

My kit is a little bit different this time. I'm trying to use up a paper pad from DCWV - The Mariposa Stack this month (2009). The two row and most of the bottom row are from this stack. I have stiped paper in the bottom row from DCWV The Heirloom Stack (2011) and the last three are unknown papers and years.  The colors are just a bit richer, than the inspiration kit, some have glitter on them.

I pulled a wide variety of embellishments; most are leftovers and I want to try to use them up. I put my leftovers on wax paper and then store them in sheet protectors. At this point I don't always remember where they are from. I know there is some Jen Hadfield, Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp, Various Printables and the sticker book from Park Lane (2021).

I do not have any of The Mariposa Embellishments - I'm not even sure there were any, so I am again planning on making my own. I have included the stitched and hexagon dies, a mall heart and arrow die set, Art C Stamp and Die set, Tim Holtz Garden Greens and Small Tattered Florals, Gina K Designs - stamps and dies.

Lastly, I will be adding in cardstock, I know I forgot to include an Envelope, bag, and tags. And I did not pick out any ink. There is probably more stamps that I will add as these are only flowers.

Your next stopon the Hop if Julene

Thank you so much for stopping by

Here's the full hop link list:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge:
Guest Designer: 
Karen Pietruszkiewicz - Check out the “Counterfeit Kit Community” Facebook page for her kit.
Cindy: (You are Here)



Julene Matthews said...

Looks excellent Cindy. I particularly like the black and gold paper and also the park lane florals.

Clair said...

I love your choice of kit for this month, Cindy. And, of course, I also love how you've made it your own with a more vintage style. Lovely x

Misty said...

Love your richer color palette. Those dies and stamps you included are also great. Thanks for choosing a fun kit for us to counterfeit this month.

Anonymous said...

Great stash buster strategy to tackle collection pads! Must remember that 😊 Your “tool kit” looks well able to provide some wonderful missing pieces to fill up your So Much to Celebrate kit!

LCSmithSAVED said...

Lost my comment... sigh...
Love the use up a collection pad strategy! Your “tool kit” will do a great job with finishing up your kit. 😊

Tara O said...

Your choice of papers and colors is awesome! I always love your kits!! Happy scrapping!

Susanne said...

Oh nice, lots of interesting papers it looks like. Enjoy.