Tuesday, October 5, 2021

So many reasons to smile - layout

My first layout using my October Counterfeit Kit with a couple of forgeries.

I included a bunch of pre punched and die cut circles in my CKC October 2021 - Fun Stuff kit. I also cut a bunch of butterflies from the Recollections Butterfly Collage paper to use on my layout.  

I used the circles to make my Forgery Paper inspired from the Pinkfresh Studio - Keeping it Real "A little Chaos Paper"

Here is my paper:

I know my paper does not resemble to original except for the circles and that is what I was going for. I knew I would not use a paper that had so many circles on the background like the inspiration paper except to cut them out or use the paper as a photo mat, so I made it into something I would use. 

Then I added the fussy cut butterflies. The title is in a way another forgery from the Paige Evans Wonders - Phrase Thickers. I just used a bunch of alphabet stickers for mine, which is a happy accident. 

I just love the way this turned out. I was able to make this more of guy page from the really girly looking embellishments in my kit and pull the colors in from Mr. D's photo.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC October 2021 - Fun Stuff

Paper: White cardstock, K and Company - Darks Color Basics Paper Pad (2015), Recollections Butterfly Collage paper pad (fussy cut butterflies)
Tools from my CKC October 2021 - Funs Stuff Kit: Pre Punched and Die cut Circles
Various Alphabet stickers - Basic Grey - Recess Nano Set, Doodlebug Designs - Teensy Type, Cosmo Cricket -Tiny Type and Sticko Stickers (blue) 
Misc.: Adhesive, zots, circle dies and punches and scissors

Monday, October 4, 2021

Forgeries on the Fourth

 I'm running behind on my Forgeries on the Fourth for October.

I included in my Counterfeit Kit for October the stitched heart dies, heart punches, heart stamps and some pre punched or die cut circles and hearts from scraps of paper. 

   I liked the Pinkfresh Studio - Keeping it Real "A little Chaos Paper" but knew I would not use it as is as a background paper. I would either cut it up for matting or punch the shapes out.  

My version uses some of the pre punched circle shapes. I used white cardstock for my background and glued my circles where I thought I would like them position for my pictures.

 Thanks for stopping by.


Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC October 2021 - Fun Stuff
Tools from my CKC October 2021 - Fun Stuff Kit.

Friday, October 1, 2021

October 2021 - Counterfeit Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2021 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Tracey's blog here, I have the full blog hop listed below so don't worry if you here by a different route.  Tracey is our Master Forger this month and she has picked out the May Hip Kit Club kit - and she says "is is full of beautiful bright spring colours. There are tags, labels, stickers, and fun ephemera die cuts that are all singing out to be forged and scrapped. 

May Main Hip Kit Club

The Hip Kit Club always has several options with there kits, so we've included them as well.

May Hip Kit Club - Paper Kit

May Hip Kit Club - Embellishment Kit

May Hip Kit Club - Pocket Life Kit

May Hip Kit Club - Cardstock Kit

Hip Kit Club - Colour Kit

Our Guest Designer this month is the lovely Machelle Welling, she can be found here - Got Photos? - Small Town Scrap. Don't forget to stop by and see her kit for October. 

Now for my CKC October 2021 - Fun Stuff

I pulled papers from several different paper pads. I included three cut apart sheets, cardstock and an embossed cardstock and a piece of vellum.

My Paper included are: We R Memory Keepers - Unknown Collection (2016). Recollections Butterfly Collage (2021), Simple Stories - Wood and Gingham Basics paper pad (2017), Tim Holtz Ideology - Correspondence paper pad (2015), Colorbok - Delilah paper pad (unknown), Colorbok - Mint Julep paper pad (unknown), First Edition FSC - Gardenia paper pad (2021), Jen Hadfield - Patio Party (2017), Bo Bunny - Genevieve Collection paper pad (2018). I've also included several pieces of cardstock along with an embossed 12x12 in the yellow gold (unknown age or maker), and a piece of vellum.

I pulled several different kinds of embellishments because of the inspiration kit. 

I have rub-ons from Fancy Pants - Fancy-free collection (unknown year) and Crate Paper - Mia Collection (unknown year), Heidi Swapp - Puffy Stickers "Numbers" (2015), Dove Craft Wooden Shapes - Bohemian (2015), Mini Sticker Book from Simple Stories- Capre Diem "Bloom" (2017).  Mambly Studios Clear Stickers (unknown year), Heidi Swapp word stickers (2014), Tim Holtz Ephemera Pack "Snippets " (2017).

Then I found a the Becky  Higgins Project Life cards "Hopscotch" and included a few for my kit. 

Lastly I pulled a few tools to round out my kit.

I have the stitched heart and tab dies, several heart punches and a couple of heart stamps. When I'm completely done with a kit I will punch or die cut some standard shapes like circles, ovals hearts and stats. So I pulled out some circles and hearts that were pre punched or die cut. 

Your next stop on the hop is Tara and she can be found here: https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

1st October - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Hop

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - Fall Colors Challenge

Welcome to Challenge #2 at the Counterfeit Kit Club. Tina has tasked us with a challenge of Fall Colors. Here is what she has to say, "Over here in the states Fall seems to be a huge thing! Especially with decor. So, with that in mind use the colors of Fall in your Area of the world to help you with your Creation."

I have a few pictures of the maple tree that is in our neighbors yard. In 2019 it was all one color - orange.

I did not touch up my photos, nor use any type of filter. 

 I printed out my photos at 3x5 and matted onto white cardstock, the vertical photos are matted separately, but the one on the right side I matted as one large piece. I trimmed down the Auburn Lane black and white floral paper to 11x 11 and the one inch pieces I cut of on the left side of the page. One of them is cut in half and tucked behind the photo so make it seem like a full strip. 

I used a couple of the cut a parts on the page brown wood grain) and tucked them above my photos on the left and above and below the journaling on the right.

I added in a couple of the Silhouette cut leaves in orange and green and a stamped and fussy cut leaves . I also fussy cut one of the houses from the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane for the left side. I finished it all off with a few of the Bo Bunny Jewels. 

I was not originally going to use this paper for these photos but the were in a competition with the oranges in my kit, and the wood grain paper I included was just to dark. 

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Master Forgers created for this challenge, You can head back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog by clicking here.

Thanks for Stopping by


Counterfeit Kit Challenge - CKC September 2021 - Undecided
Papers: Recollection - Colors of Autumn paper pad, Simple Stories - Wood and Gingham paper pad (2017), Pink Paislee - Auburn Lane paper padL black and white floral, house paper, and cut a part sheet (2019)

Die cuts: Forgeries on the fourth, Paper Issues - Falling Leaves, Caluya Designs.com - Botanical Leaves; 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company KOTM August 2020 {count your blessings}
Misc.: Adhesive, Bo Bunny - Jewels, foam tape.

Saturday, September 11, 2021


I am suing the wood grain paper from the Bo Bunny - Bella Rosa Collection for my background paper. One of the 6x8 papers had the industrial looking bridge and cogs on it that I am using for the background mat of the photos. I added in the dark red paper for the banner just cut in half with the hidden seams behind the photos.

I moved my journaling to be underneath the photos and on the banner. I fussy cut the house from the Pink Paislee Auburn Lane paper pad.

 Scrappers Challenge Facebook Group, 30 Days of Sketches Series 8

Counterfeit Kit - CKC September 2021 - Undecided

Paper: Bo Bunny - Bella Rosa collection 12x12 and 6x8, Pink Paislee - Auburn Lane Paper pad 
Misc: Bo Bunny - Bella Rosa ephemera, Bo Bunny Jewels, Doodle Bug Teensy type alphabet stickers.