Tuesday, November 1, 2022

November Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop - Oh Boo!

 Welcome to the November Counterfeit Kit Challenge November Blog Hop.  Can you believe how fast this year is flying by? I wil have the full blog hop at the bottom of the post for you. 

 Lisa is the Master Forger of Ceremonies this month, she says, "I wanted to find a different kit - something that can take us in different direction depending on where we are and how we fell about this time of year - you know that this is my FAVORITE time of year and I think it has the right hint of autumn for me! Hope you find something in here to inspire. Ad of course I love that it's a European Kit and a mix of products that you might possibly have rather than just exclusives (saying that I think I might have a single sheet of paper!). Anyway, it's bright and funky and can be taken in different ways to please enjoy!


But first we would like to welcome Machelle as our Guest Designer of the month.  We are all excited to have her on board, you can find her here - Porch Ramblings – Small Town Scrap.

Our Inspiration Kit is from Scrapbook Werkstatt - October 2022 - Herbstzauber  - Scrapbook Workshop - October Kit 2022 - Autumn Magic, 38,90 € (scrapbook-werkstatt.de).









Kit contents starting with the Embellishments:

Pinkfresh Studio - Life Right Now- Ephemera Pack
Pinkfresh Studio - Happy Heart - Puffy Alphabet Sticker Gold Foil
Paige Evans - Splendid-- Sequin and Epoxy Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - These Days- 1/3 Wooden Buttons

8 Papers in 12x12 Inch:
Pinkfresh Studio - Life Right Now
- Time For Fun
- Slow Days

Pinkfresh Studio - Happy Heart
- Small Joys

Maggie Holmes - Round Trip
- Let's Go
- Snapshot

Maggie Holmes - Market Square
- Up & Away

Paige Evans - Wonders
- Paper 24
- Paper 6

Her is my November Counterfeit Kit  - Away We Go.

I have several sheets of Echo Park Capture Life that reminded me of the inspiration kit, so I thought I would start with them.

 The blues and photo paper have the same feels as the inspiration kit and I put in a couple of pieces of chipboard hearts and a chipboard tree. I have a few playground pictures of Mr. D. to scrap. .

From there I went with a few page kits, hoping to jump start my scrapbooking. So here is page kit #1:


I pulled a few scraps together that I thought would look good for a fall theme layout. I really like the orange and white polka dot in the inspiration kit. I was unable to locate a polka dot or even a gingham paper (I'm sure it's still in a box I have not unpacked yet) so here is a substitute for it.  If I run across it I will be adding it to my kit.

Page Kit #2: 


Here I've included map paper like the Inspiration Kit. I also included a woodgrain paper, and a few embellishments. the stamp set will be showing up again, but it's here for the October Story that I hoping to use on this layout. 

Page Set #3:


I know it doesn't look like much, but this is another page set that I have a specific layout in mind. I needed a little bit of red for it and chose the camera paper, I couldn't find a scrap that I liked (probably in a box). The papers are from the Capture Life papers as well.  I will be using my dies for the embellishments on this layout - the flowers, birds, and leaves I have left over from other kits. .

Then I included 3 of the Stories of the Month by Ali Edwards. 


I'm several months behind, these have not seen the light of day until I took this picture. 

I have August, October and November. September is missing in action. If I find it I may include it also. I really do not know where it is hiding. 



Well, that is my kit. I will be adding in cardstock, enamel dots, and sequins, I know I have a couple of balloon stamps that I cannot locate (which box), and a couple of dies. Oh, I forgot paint for the Chipboard - just realized I didn't pull any. 

Again, welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop. I hope you find lots of inspiration from the Design Team. Your next stop on the hop is Julene - Julene By Design

Thank you so much for stopping by. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's Kits. Below is the full blog hop. 

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer - Machelle Willing - https://www.smalltownscrap.com/blog/
Cindy - https://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com
Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/
Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com
Tara - https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com
Tina - http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Anna - https://youtube.com/c/piececraftlove


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Challenge #1 - Somewhat Sketchy

 Welcome back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Today is Challenge #1 on the blog and on the Facebook Group. This month Leslie is dipping into a different type of kit. the August Cherry Box from a Cherry on Top! 


Our Challenge this month to use the A Cherry on Top Beck Fleck September 1 Weekly Sketch. Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 292: A Cherry On Top


We can flip, flop, twist, turn, or otherwise make it your own! Lesle sees 2 cluster areas, lots of layering behind the photos and 2 somewhat tiny photos. 

My photos are larger than the sketch and I used a couple of the punched border strips instead of pattern paper.



I pulled the gray paper I included in my kit, then changed the yellow out for this scrap of flower paper. I die cut a yellow circle from another scrap of paper. The Kitties are from the Cricut Cartridge Kate's ABC's cut at 4".  

 Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out Master Forgers Julene and Tina for more inspiration. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Forgeries on the Fourth

 This month Leslie is dipping into a different type of kit. the August Cherry Box from a Cherry on Top!  Here is a reminder of what the kit looks like. 



 Loved the 12x12 laser cut paper and I knew I could use a couple my punches and dies to make some of the embellishments.

The punches I used are: Martha Stewart: Scallop 3 dot, Loops, and Swirling Lace. I pulled out some scrap paper and punched then white and kraft cardstock. The die set I included this month is Torn edges which I thought would be a great photo mat or layering piece and the Spellbinders Contemporary Hearts Border and the Lattice border. These are two sets I have  not used in years and I need to decide if I am keeping or getting rid of.

Then I decided to look at a my Cricut Cartridges and pulled a few off of the Paper Lace Cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of Forgeries on the Fourth at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of Forgeries on the Fourth at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

October Counterfiet Kit Challenge and Blog Hop

 Welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop. Master Forger Leslie is  in charge this month.  Our Guest Designer is Nikki Ihus. She says "she is known as Nikki's Scrapbooking Adventures on You Tube and Instagram. I focus on creating layouts (12x12 and 8x8), kits and sharing techniques on her channel all while enjoying the wonderful world of scrapbooking. She has a son, 16 months, and a husband  who are her main inspiration for scrapbooking." Please give her a big welcome.

This month Leslie is dipping into a different type of kit. the August Cherry Box from a Cherry on Top! 



"A subscription box delivering paper crafting goodness right to your doorstep every month? Inside you'll find paper crafting supplies hand picked just for you from our ACOT team. Different brands and mediums are featured, giving you a wide variety of products to try. For example, a box may include 12x12 patterned paper, embellishments, adhesive, mixed media, and more. It will be a surprise you'll love!"

The August kit is full of 49 & Market products, including a wide fabric washi tap, a stamp set, a mini Distress Ink in Vintage tone, washi-style stickers, plus a full sheet washi, chipboard stickers, epoxy stickers, 2 sheets of laser cut embellishments., plus Golden Dream, Essence, Savor & Zealous double-sided patterned paper plus dark green and creamy white Bazzill cardstock.

Now for my October Kit:

I have pulled a lot of neutral papers for this month. Then brought in some yellow and green and a hint of blue. I don't have washi that big (love it), so I pulled a couple different plaid papers. I have included a paper pad that has a few sheets left I would love to finish up.

The vintage feel of the kit was perfect for pulling out some punches and dies that haven't been used in a while. I have a 12x12 circle sticker sheet that I would love to be done with also.

  I'm not sure what pictures I will be scrapping this month, so my stamps will be added as I need them. I have a  Hodge podge mix of chipboard, stickers and enamel dots from previous kits that I am bring forward to use on this one. 

Your next stop on the hop is Julene http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com

Here's the order of the blog hop: 


Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - ABC's and 123's

 Good morning, and welcome to Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - ABC's and 123's.  For my layout I actually incorporated both the ABC's and 123's. It was definitely a challenge.  I have no school age kids or grandkids. I picked a picture of my grandson who will be three in December. He went to see Thomas the Train this summer and I stole this photo from Katie.

For my ABC's: A is for adhesive sticker, B is for Black yarn, C is for cut file. For the 123's: 1 tag, 2 is for two trains, 3 is for 3 pattern papers (the stripe at the top, the woodgrain under it and the pattern paper at the bottom. 

I started with the strip paper from my kit and added a scrap of blue woodgrain and blue pattern papers at the bottom of the layout. This is my 3 pattern papers. Each of the pattern papers has the edge distressed - just a bit.

The adhesive label is the cut a part so that I could have a piece at the bottom of the layout (my letter A - adhesive sticker). I tore the striped paper to tuck my tag into (1 - tag, made from a scrap of paper) and added the black yarn to it (B - black yarn). The train is on top of the label with a couple of hearts for the smoke (2 - trains).

I was having issues getting a clean cut on the black adorable (C - Cut file) so I added in a couple of hearts where the file didn't cut nicely for me. A heart on the letter d and two hearts on the letter L.

At the bottom of the layout I used the other part of the adhesive label another train and more of the punched hearts for the smoke.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out everyone's take on Challenge #1.