Thursday, November 18, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - Celebrate Your Kit!

 Today is the Counterfeit Kit Challenge #2 - Celebrate Your Kit!. Lisa has this to say " In my celebratory month, I decided it was time to just have some fun. Take out the absolute favourite items from your kit and turn them into a layout that you love. Don't double think your choices - it it sparks joy (pun intended) then it deserves a place on your page. Record a story that is full of joy and celebrations and match it up with a photo that makes your heart sing."

I pulled out a piece of Amy Tangerine flower paper from the Stitched paper pad that I have been hoarding. I pulled out the pictures of my Grandson helping Grandpa put up a bird feeder holder.  I just love the smug of mud on his legs.

I added in a 3x4 card from Stories by the Month for September 2021 and the "hard work" chipboard. It thought they are perfect for this layout. I also punched a couple of birdies and branches for the layout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 1, 2021

November 2021 - Counterfeit Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the November 2021 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop! You should have arrive here from Susanne's Blog here. Please welcome her back for another month.  I have the full blog hop listed below so don't worry if you arrive4d here by a different route. Lisa is once again our Master Forger this month and she has picked out the September 2021 Felicity Jane kit - Emily for us. She says "I wanted something warm and cozy and autumnal - even though I was really tempted by a Christmases one! I love the colours and patterns and even though it's all exclusives of course. There's plenty in the kit to drive your inspiration and the mix of products is great too."

Now for my kit Fall Memories:

I divided my kit into two parts, the first has colors that represent the inspiration kit,  so here is part 1.

The papers include Recollections - Orange Honeycomb and Green Diamonds, Amy Tangerine Stitched paper pad ( 2014), Pumpkin paper is from Recollections - Give Thanks paper pad, DCWV Heirloom paper pad (2011), DCWV Textures paper pad (2010) DCWV Heirloom paper pad (2011), Penny Lane / My Minds Eye "Free Bird" Love (2009) and lastly Little Yellow Bicycle decorative cardstock. I will be adding cardstock as needed. The Recollections paper is very thin and will need cardstock behind it.

Here is paper set 1 with embellishments for this kit.  I have a little photo box with some pintables I have printed and cut out that I thought went well with the kit colors. I have also included some pre  made birds,  die cut feathers, punched flowers and pumpkins. I have a little bit of twine and some heart, star and circle epoxy shapes that I think are from Shimelle.

Paper set number 2 is more of a Halloween paper set. I have not scrapped last years Halloween pictures so I wanted to to that this month. I have a few sheets of  paper left over from a Doodlebug Halloween kit along with the sticker sheets a few embellishments and a little bit of ribbon. I also included a few scrap pieces of pattern paper that I though went well with the colors in the hit.

I'm also adding in a few stamp sets, dies and punches along with a couple of Stories by the month sets from October and November 2020. I have a couple of Halloween Border punches and at this time I am undecided which one I will use if any, but I'm keeping my options open and will add things as I need. 

Your next top on the hop is Julene and she can be found here

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

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:

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

1st October - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Hop