Wednesday, July 1, 2015

070115 Counterfeit Kit Challenge July Kit Reveal

Aaaah ... Summer ...

Up here in Michigan we revel in the lush greenery for a brief but wonderful time.
This month's inspiration kit from Scrapabilly is perfect to celebrate Summer!

Joining us this month in the Guest Designer slot is the inspiringly creative Julie!

Her link is first on the list - DON'T miss it.

SO! Let's get right to what's in the Magic Blue Box.

These are the inspiration's Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection papers.
(I ignored the papers with Project Life-style cards, but I will be forging some.)
 Here are MY papers.

Row 1
American Crafts rose ribbon & Tim Holtz idea-ology Lavish Trimmings 
  sub for the rose paper!
2010 Basic Gray Hello Luscious/Succulent
2014 We R Memory Keepers Love Notes/French Doors
2013 We R Memory Keepers Harvest/Work Bench
2011 October Afternoon Farmhouse/Porch Swing “B”
2011 Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe/Sweets 

Row 2
2012 Heidi Swapp No Limits/Smarty “B”
2012 Authentique Lively/Chipper
2014 Fabscraps Country Living/Secret Garden *signature piece*
2014 Studio Calico Brighton Pier/Blue Ridge “B”
  MME Bramble Rose collection green pattern on weathered wood
2011 Authentique 

Row 3
FORGED green lace BG Aged & Confused Sublime/Raspberry Blue
  MME Bramble Rose collection white chippy wood
2010 Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman/Cultured Reserve
2011 Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast/Enlighten *my all-time FAVE piece of patterned paper*
2011 Crate Paper Portrait/Honeymoon
2013 Heidi Swapp Wood Frame shadowbox, subbing in for the white frame paper!
FORGED white lace
Here's the rest of the  "Mary, Mary"   kit:

Frames, a metal key standing in for the metal arrow, some fancy white embellis from 
Melissa Frances & Prima, the Daily Flash alphas, a brown pen swapped for the brown ink, 
and a good selection of die cuts. I've tossed in some buttons & a little washi & trim.

A closer look...

BUT! If you know me at all, you may suspect that there is more...
...a   "Quite Contrary"   add-on.
I've included more papers & some alphas, some words to make some PL forgeries. 
Loads of laces & ribbons & pretties. Tossed in some stencils & paint to make a little mess.

I went off the deep end this time, lol!

I've also set aside the full packs of embellis that I chose for Mary, Mary. Manufacturers include Glitz, Dear Lizzy, Kaisercraft, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, K & Company, Prima…no, they aren't even in the picture! This should be an interesting month    =8~O

Wish me luck! Can't wait to see how the inspiration sparks your creativity.
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Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW! that is a HUGE collection of supplies! Are you going to be scrapping your summer cabin adventures with it? It would work perfectly with all those gorgeous nature inspired supplies. You have captured the colours and feel of the kit perfectly and so many gorgeous bits and pieces in the embellishments (I went with a key too!). I love it and there are some old friends of mine there in your paper selection which made me smile. How many layouts do you hope to get out of these mega kits!?!

  2. Very pretty! I love your choices, and those die cuts and embellishments are just awesome! Beautiful kit!

  3. It's beautiful! The papers, the embellishments,.... I'm predicting some of your favorite current projects out of this. You've captured the essence of the original kit wonderfully and collected a fabulous assortment of goodies to work with. Enjoy! Looking forward to your creations.

  4. What an amazing kit you put together! What loads, loads of pretty embellishments! I always want to try adding more stamped elements in my layouts. Cant wait to see your works

  5. Beautiful! Love your kit. You will be scrapping for many days with this kit. Love it that you go overboard on your kit. I just go nuts and pull all the things I think will go with the kit.

  6. I spotted that architectural paper in row 3 (wonder why?).And of course it is Graphic 45.Gorgeous. Your whole kit is stunning and I think you may have beat me this time for size. Gorgeous papers, interesting embellies. I want it!!! P.S. Love your garden seat.

  7. Hi girl! How are you? This kit is amazing!! Such a good job of counterfeiting and I LOVE those frames!

    Big hugs ~~ dawn

  8. Two kits, wow. I would be ever so happy just playing with the bits and bobs from the first kit. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy . . . enjoy!

  9. I'm hanging out in the deep end with you and my overloaded kit this month but I just found the inspiration irresistible. You put together a gorgeous super-kit and add-on but I think what I love the most are all the home and garden pieces you included. Wonderful frames (I am coveting those K & Co. ones), adorable woodland creatures and that basket overflowing with ribbons and trims and buttons - oh my! I hope you're feeling very inspired this month!

  10. Ready....Set.....SCRAP! My goodness there is a lots of inspiration in the box this month. L-O-V-E your collection of embellies for Mary, Mary. Especially the birds and butterflies. So delightful, I want to throw my self on the pile and roll around in them. (Figuratively, speaking, of course as I don't want to damage those delicate wings. ) I will have to skip this month (again) as "the granny trip" begins today. Cohen, Rebecca and their two grandmoms, 11 days, 10 hotels with indoor waterslides, 1500+ miles. For me it will be Ready....Set....Snap! My camera will be very busy for the next while.

  11. So much prettiness! I love all the things-with-wings you've included in this kit. Enjoy!

  12. Wow! Your embellishment display is like a scrapper's version of "I Spy". So many fabulous goodies in there. Your name is so perfect and the companion add-on name just brings it all full circle. You know one reason why you are THE best Master Forger? You translated the frames paper to the shadow box piece. Absolutely brilliant. xoxo

  13. What a fabulous kit you've compiled! I'm glad I'm not the only one that went off the deep end this month. Mine just kept growing. Just need to dig out some photos now and get scrapping. Can't wait to see what you come up with using those lovely embellishments.

  14. Beautiful kits. Love the addition of your add on, looking forward to your creations.
    Cindy f

  15. There is NO doubt your kit is far better than the original!!! I want that 'door' paper!!! (and quite a few other bits too!)
    What a lot a fun and scrappy moments will be had among this!

  16. Wow that is one impressive kit :) Love what you pull in paper liking that you went more of the blue of the kit and all those embellishments I'm in awe! Have fun :)


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