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 -

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

I "heart" Summer

 I pulled the first page set from my Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC July 2021 - Stitched Together kit for theses layouts. 

I added in one more sheet of Best Creations Inc. - Basic Glitter in blue polka dots. I did not use the Craft Smith - Corner Office polka dot paper, the dark blue card stock or the embellishments I had in this page set. I scrapped a totally different set of phots so I will be coming back to this page kit a little later. 

Today's layout is inspired by the Day 8 Summer Mother Load challenge that I signed up for. 

I used the hearts that were on my sticker sheets I included in my kit this month. I changed out the glitter swirl paper for the blue polka dot paper

Instead of adding in another sheet of glitter paper I used the scraps on the 8 1/2 x 11 layout. I also used the stitched heart die to make the heart border as all the heart stickers were on the previous layouts. I just used some of the smaller scraps from the DCWV Citrus Twist stack.

I added in another sticker from my embellishments I included in my kit. Here is where I used the blue glitter swirl paper. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

White and Blue Cardstock, Craft Smith - Corner Office (2019), Best Creations Inc. - Basic Glitter paper (unknown date) 
Misc.: Various hearts  and Titles from my sticker sheets, Stitched heart die - 3 smallest hearts.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 - Ticket, please!

 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog has the Challenge  #1 up. Lisa says, " The ticket and cinema elements in this kit reminded me of all the ticket stubs and piles of "stuff" I keep to use on  my project... one day! Today is the day to get some of those memories out and onto a layout. So I challenge you to use a ticket or in fact, any collected memorabilia o your project"

I'm using page set 7 from my CKC July 2021 - Stitched Together.

April of last year Allianz Field (where the Minnesota United Soccer Team plays) had their first Covid-19 shot day. It was opened up for signing up on line and was closed with in an hour as all of the appointment times were filled up.

I used the Photo Labels punh to make a few of the smaller tickets. My journaling is on a large ticket that I used the ticket corner punch. 

Don't forget to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to see what the other Master Forgers have done for this challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC July 2021 - Stitched Together
Recipe: White Cardstock and scraps from DCWV Citrus Twist Paper pad (2009)
Misc.: Adhesive, Ticket Punch, and EK Success Photo Label punch;

Monday, July 5, 2021

 I pulled the following page set from my July Counterfeit Kit - Stitched Together for my layouts today.

 I'm using the  Day  4 prompt is a word prompt - Freedom for my layouts. I have these photos of Derek and they are perfect for the word prompt, since this guy's Daddy is on another deployment. 

I only had one sheet of the Karen Foster Design - American Hero Collage so I had to strategically cut the paper. I added the helmet and dog tags to this layout for my oldest son. 

For the 8 1/2x11 page I used one of the epoxy stickers and then brought in a Karen Foster Design - Armed Forces sticker sheet to get the helmet.

For my layout I used the dog tags sticker with the epoxy sticker. I also brought in some ribbon to border the pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and Facebook group for more inspiration.

Recipe: Black Cardstock, DCWV Old World Stack (2007), K and I Memories - Pop Culture "Wing ding" (2007), Karen Foster Design - American Hero Collage (unknown age), epoxy military shapes (unknown age and maker) and Sandylion Essentials stickers - Military (unknown age), Karen Foster Design - Armed Forces sticker sheet. (2008)
Misc.: Adhesive, foam tape and ribbon

Friday, July 2, 2021

Flurries tonight

I signed up for Organized and Creative Mom's The Summer Mother Load 31 Layouts in 31 Days. I'm sorry to say the last day to register was June 30th. I needed a kick in the pants to get a couple of baby shower albums completed with low pressure on completing them. 

Day 2's prompt was a picture prompt. It did not go well with my Baby theme so I pulled out some older photos.  I had a few of Dad and Mom's pictures of the ranch with the snow coming down the mountains. I have not date when the photos were taken.  I'm not sure why these were put in my box as we were sorting photos but they are the originals. I am using the clear photo corners to hold them in place (you never know when you need to take them out and make a copy for someone), 

I'm using an old paper from the DCWV - The Photo Real Stack 3 which had the pine tree branches with snow on them for under the photos. I added in a piece of embossed cardstock - I don't know from who. 

I had a few of the evergreen trees left over from my September 2019 Counterfeit Kit - CKC Fun Times I'm using as embellishments next to my title on the left side.


For the right side I was looking for a journaling card and found this one with the mountains and tree - perfect for this layout with the Crazy Mountains in the background, I cut it out and popped it up on foam tape.. I then decided to type my journaling and added another fluster of my forged trees.

Thanks for Stopping by.

Paper: White cardstock, DCWV - The Photo Real Stack 3 (2009), Unknown green embossed paper, Heidi Swapp Project Life "Picturesque Edition (2015)
Die cut tree: Counterfeit Kit Challenge -Forgeries on the Fourth - September 2019 - CKC Fun Times
Alphabets: American Crafts - Cloud Tickers and Doodle Bug Teensy Type.
Misc.: Adhesive, Foam Tape, and  Photo Corners