Thursday, October 4, 2018

100418 CKC Forgery on the Fourth

My October counterfeit kit, "Shalom"

When I chose the kit for this month, I knew there were some wonderful opportunities to flex my forger muscles. As always, some turned out as envisioned - others? not so much!

First I wanted to try some papers:

 Jillibean Soup “Shades of Color” Gregarious Glow 
& Pink Paislee “Pick Me Up” #21 & #9.

I have had a very chaotic September & when I worked on these forgeries I did them from memory. Definitely proof that I have senioritis, lol! The first is simply washi tape, the other two some beloved Basic Grey 6x6 pads.

I just punched out the chevron shapes and used adhesive photo squares behind the starbursts.
A little fussy but definitely doable.

Next I knew I wanted a large woodgrain word for a page about my 2018 One Little Word.
I printed it to size using the Sandat font which connected the letters beautifully.
 I then trimmed it & clipped it onto a slice of woodgrain paper & fussy-cut.

I loved both the taped & the framed sentiment, so they got married!
These are a digi mock up, but as I create with the Maggie Holmes frame paper, I will decide what I want them to say & type them on my vintage typewriter. I will use the washi tapes I used in the paper forgery above that got tossed into my kit as I cleaned up.

I have some back-to-school pages to make this month so I plan to use these puffy stickers to forge the adorable Pink Fresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” Thought paper. I think I will only need a strip so will do this one on demand.

Well! I hope that you are inspired to try your hand at counterfeiting!
Be sure that you check out the handiwork of the rest of the team on the Forgery on the Fourth post at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. We'd love to see what you create, so be sure to post by using the Link Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

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Monday, October 1, 2018

100118 CKC October Kit Reveal

Please give a warm welcome to this month's Guest Designer, Becca Sadler!

This is going to be a quick post so that it gets up in time.

Our kit to be counterfeited is The Wild Hare Kits September curated kit for their Guest Designer Mandi Holmes, unboxing video HERE. 

Papers: Jillibean Soup 1. “Farmhouse Stew” Bite Size Bits & 2. “Shades of Color” Gregarious Glow; Pink Fresh Studio 3. “Let Your Heart Decide” Thought & 4. Spur; Pebbles 5. “Girl Squad” Happy Day; Heidi Swapp 6. “Hawthorne” Hawthorne; Pink Paislee 7. collection??  #16, 8. “Pick Me Up” #21 & 9. “Turn the Page” Change is Good #14. 

 Bits & Bobs: (not pictured) 3 icon flair - envelope, heart, telephone - plus baker’s twine, Spiegelman Scraps “Blue Moon” sequin collection, Creative Devotion tiny square black alpha stickers, Pink Fresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” ephemera pack & puffy stickers, Jen Hadfield wooden sticker frames, Thickers Pebbles Patio Party woodgrain phrases, bonus Wild Hare wedding ring quilt pattern cut file.

 I've been really busy doing some forging this month, so my reveal is bare bones!

Papers: Glitz Design 2013 77/ Feather; Studio Calico 2012 Heyday/Cheerful; Kaisercraft Misty Mountains/Moody; Maggie Holmes; Webster's Pages Nest/My Style; Webster's Pages My Happy Place/Happy Squares; Webster's Pages Nest/Special Places; Photoplay School Days/ABC.

Goodies: Studio Calico woodgrain sequins, Tim Holtz & Teresa Collins tiny alphas, EK Success 2014 Time for School puffy stickers.

And that is it for the hop! Here's the list in case you missed anything.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
Guest Designer Becca Sadler -

Don't miss the "Just the Gist of It" post tomorrow to help you start to decide how you want to put your kit together. "Forgery on the Fourth" will show you how to counterfeit some of the kit elements  so see you there! Can't wait to see your kits.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

092818 WM#304 be inspired by twine

Have you ever had a creative idea & just couldn't stop until you executed it?

We had a yummy date day last Saturday. When you run errands at a couple of farmer's markets, it at least feels like a date! Then Lisa put up this Whimsical Musings prompt this week. I already had this fun little mini-book in mind & my CKC September kit at hand. Combine all of this with the bags from some artisan bread & fresh donuts, a handful of buttons tossed in for garnish, and voila!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

091818 CKC September Challenge #2 + WM#302

Autumn Equinox - Fall begins!
Good Morning and we have the 2nd Challenge of the month. This challenge is about the Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! Well in a couple of days it does Sept. 23
Do a project about Fall-Anything Fall related- leaves, apples, cold weather and so on. What does Fall mean to you?

Fall for me is a chance to freshen up my seasonal mantel.
I won't have outdoor photos that reflect the change of season
for awhile so this really puts me in the mood!

I set my Freckled Fawn I <3 Fall coffee mug epoxy button 
sticker on the table beside the couch, wink-wink.

And I had to use some of the fabulous We R Memory Keepers Shine collection cork stickers.
Does anyone else feel like some of the older things are looking better & better? lol

And I've got another double inspiration!
Lisa's latest Whimsical Musings challenge prompt #302
has to do with how much she loves fall - so much that she 
actually has a hashtag about it! #watchmesmile

Looking forward to hot drinks & sweaters.
Still way too hot - even up here in Michigan!

Be inspired & create.
Then link it up & share!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

091518 Shall We Play a Game?

My scrap bestie Lynnette had a wonderful week this summer at her favorite place on earth:

She also had a birthday this month!
So I set out to give her the perfect gift... 

DH cuts & sands a piece of plywood,
and I set out to recreate that awesome font
by printing on label paper to make a set of masks.

I remembered that I had some old checkers found in 
an old tin cigar box scored for a dollar at an antique show.
Would there be enough? Yes, if I paint 3 red ones.

As much as I love fussy-cutting this was 
an easy peasy job in front of the telly.
 Getting excited as I see it taking shape!

Sprayed & dried, then removing the masks.

Turned out awesome! Now the plan was
 to seal it with a tinted stain to age it a bit. 

Unfortunately the paint smeared dreadfully...
I couldn't bear to take a photo.
After a consult with my handy-dandy DH,
we decided we had one of two options:
try sanding it & if that doesn't work?
Start all over... (tearing up at this point!)

Oh my heart - I love it!
I hope she does, too.

And it didn't occur to me until it was on its way
that perhaps they bought the one they were 
playing with for a souvenir...

Not even going there!

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Friday, September 7, 2018

090718 WM#265 + CKC September "Blessed" kit #1

Whimsical Musing #265 be inspired by bees
 I have had this title on my to-do list from the time the #265 prompt was posted, lol!
 Everything but the alphas came from my Counterfeit Kit Challenge September "Blessed" kit.

We tried a new-to-us section of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail north of Midland to Coleman.
It has an interesting feature as you travel along - a scale model of the solar system!
We only encountered two in the section we visited but are looking forward to seeing the rest.

If you are unfamiliar with rail trails they are repurposed railway beds, easily transformed into paths for biking, walking or running. Fairly level & relatively straight it makes a really pleasant place to exercise, often out in the countryside.

Hope you are inspired to create something of your own!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

090618 WM#251

be inspired by clover, aka the shamrock

After discarding the idea of the title, A Pig in Clover (me in my ztudio), 
I went searching for a poem about clover & found this cutie:

We are a family of teasers so he will like this!

Chose a throwback photo of my bro & I.
That is a serious fashion statement I am making, hehe...

And I sprinkled a few tiny green stars in lieu of shamrocks.

Had a great time with this & didn't get too stuck on the product choices.

Find yourself a Whimsical Musings prompt & have some fun!

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