Wednesday, April 1, 2015

040115 CKC April Kit Reveal

Another exciting first of the month CKC kit reveal!
The blog hop can be always be found on the April 1st post at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

Please be sure to welcome Sharon, our featured Guest Designer this month!
Known as Scrapping Granny she definitely has a way with sketches.

This month I decided NOT to forge a kit...



I'm sure I'll be fired from the Design Team... :~(
My only excuse?

Photo credit
APRIFOOL'S!

April's kit is the very first Messy Box from the uber creative prolific blogger sisters, 
Elsie Larson & Emma Chapman at A Beautiful Mess aka ABM.

 And here's mine:

Let's take a closer look inside the Magic Blue Box!


This kit was probably the farthest possible from anything I own.
I challenged myself to come as close as humanly possible to the original. 

 After sharing that with the rest of the Design Team a friendly ribbing
 ensued so it may be on in April for a Master Forger's  throwdown!
Hence the name “Messy Throwdown”
I think I've come pretty close - check out the pocket page card assortment.
Theirs...

Mine!

I detail more about my kit forgeries in the tutorial post at the CKC blog on the 4th.
 (If you've ever been here with me before, you must have known there was more!)

Of course, there has to be some Leslie in there...
so I made my "Les the Mess" add-on.
This was my nickname from my childhood BFF's dad :~)

I tried to keep to the feel of the original by adding more translucent and black & white
 pieces, plus some extra gold alphas and three alpha stamp sets.



The little bag of vellum punched shapes & the conversation bubbles were earlier forgeries!


 One of the fun things that I included is this ABM emoticon stamp set.
Can't wait to see where these pop up this month - keep your eyes open!
I might have to give a little prize at the end of the month
for the closest guess as to how many there were on my blog this month...

 Okay, now get busy - your kit is only as far away as your stash.
And don't forget to visit the Forgeries on the Fourth tutorial post 
for good advice on how to counterfeit some of the kit elements. 
DON'T MISS IT!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Guest Designer: Sharon  Scrapping Granny


GO HERE NOW:  Lisa:  http://lisahausmann.blogspot.ca
Lynnette  http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com




Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. NICE! and great joke at the beginning . you got me! :-)

    I think your kit is amazing! It could pass for the original and of course, that only happens because of all those amazing forgeries. There is such a great assortment of exactly the right colours and designs - wow, just wow.

    But then you sneak in that Leslie add on and my grin broadened! Why didn't I think of that?!?! I have no idea how I'm going to use my kit and a sneaky add-on might have done the trick - ha ha !!!! All the elements are still there but my, it'll add some Lelie-ness to the pages.

    Fabulous as always

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    1. Thanks - wasn't this way more fun than you thought it would be?
      Have really enjoyed scrapping with this so far :D

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  2. A great joke! I believed you. You've matched the original fairly closely then added your own twist as well.This looks fabbo.

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    1. I told you I would get you today! :D

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  3. oh wow, you did an incredible job forging that one, and your addon is amazing, looks like you had a lot of fun with it too.
    I'd best not let my kids see that emoticon stamp set - they'll be wanting one. Oh what the heck - where did you get it from?

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    1. Thanks! It's from the same site as the inspiration kit - and it's on sale!

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  4. Love it Leslie!!!! I'm glad I've joined to play along, can't wait to see what you come up with using all of that loveliness xxx

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    1. Thanks, Emma :D I KNOW you will have a blast putting your kit together!

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  5. Fantastic kit!! You did such a great job with your counterfeit, I think I like your main kit better than the original! And I love that emoticon stamps set!

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    1. Thanks, Margie! April promises to be a FUN month of scrapping :D
      The stamp set is from the same site as the inspiration kit & is ON SALE

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  6. You had me worried there at the start that something had gone wrong since I watched the Spreecast. Your kit is fabulous - and I'm drooling over that add-on. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks! April promises to be a FUN month of scrapping :D

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  7. There is so much to love in this kit - so much! How on are you going to make a start? x

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    1. Thanks, Clair! I should be posting my first page tomorrow!
      I'm surprised at how much I've enjoyed using this for the challenges this month.
      Can't wait to see your kit in the Linky!

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  8. First off...you got me! Just call me an April fool! Second, you NAILED IT! Messy Throwdown looks SO MUCH like the original...it's scary! Love how you were inspired to just make it all happen, but it's really no surprise as you truly are THE master forger. Your add-on definitely reminds me more of the Leslie I know. Not the messy part, but the products. So glad you are in such a groove. xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I am really surprised at how much I am enjoying actually using this kit. A little change-up in style is good for the scrappy soul :D

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  9. Oh well done on the counterfeit of the kit I like it and even better I like that add on kit! I think we should forge that instead :) Glad to see the add on :) Looking forward to seeing what you do with the kit and that stamp set :)

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    1. LOL Tina, thanks - feel free to forge it if you'd like - anything goes over here!
      The stamps have been a lot of fun to work with, and they're on sale right now over at the kit website (nudge)
      I think they will be a rather permanent fixture at hand in my studio :)

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  10. Wow you really nailed the kit. I love your stamp sets too. Can't wait to see your pages. Hope you can give me ideas on how to use these papers.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! Once I started working with this kit I decided to continue forging to include my pages since this is not a style I would normally do. The kit was really designed for pocket page style scrapping, so I am keeping things very simple (well, relatively simple, lol!) That is yet another facet to the challenge for me this month. So far, so good! Hope you find your vibe for pages with this kit :~)

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  11. Great to see what you have in the magic blue box after the sneak peek 😊 I will take on the challenge

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    1. Thanks, Danielle - yay! Another SH sista joining in! You are REALLY going to have fun this month :~)
      Don't forget to check in for the Forgeries on the Fourth post & then our challenges run on the 6th, 12th & 16th.
      Save one back for the Members Blog Hop on the 20th, but be sure to email & let us know that you are in - there
      will be reminders throughout the month. (clapping my hands with glee that you are HERE!)

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  12. Leslie you crack me up!!!! The one and only April Fool I've seen today ... and I fell for it totally :-D

    A brilliant take on the kit - and a better result if I'm honest xxx

    P.S. I'm guessing 25 times for those stamps (plus 10 times on layouts shared ... so 35 times in total)

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  13. Perfect capture of the "flavor" of the inspiration kit! And your add-on kit is pretty amazing too. You've got so many fun things in both - I'm looking forward to seeing all your layouts this month!

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to yours, too :-)

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  14. Bang on! Your kit and the inspiration are like sisters. One can hardly tell them apart.

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    1. Thanks, Sherrie - it was a great challenge this month!

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  15. So much fun stuff in there! I love those stamps!

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    1. Thanks, Vikki - those stamps are on sale over at A Beautiful Mess!

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