Thursday, October 1, 2015

100115 CKC October Kit Reveal

Welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog kit reveal post,
only this month? The kit to counterfeit isn't a kit at all! More on that in a moment...

First I'd like you to give a warm fuzzy welcome to our new Master Forgers, 

Kelly Sroka, Clair Rigby & Susan Brochu! A wonderful new injection of creativity & talent.
Thanks so much to everyone that applied for the team. We saw some amazing submissions & are
always so impressed with the calibre of work we see in the Linky each & every month.

Next up is a big hello to our Guest Designer this month, Tina Campbell!
Please click over to the link for her blog & enjoy her creations.

Which brings me back around to the inspiration-kit-that's-not-a-kit...
the ultimate challenge for our new Master Forgers as well as us veterans.
This month, just to tweak our brains & give us an extra nudge at working outside the box,
Bethany has chosen an old CSI challenge to create an original kit from.
The luscious colors & autumn feel of the photo certainly suit my part of the globe.

This became an interesting exercise for me in terms of how I normally "pull" a kit.

I investigated (hehe) the Testimony & made decisions about my projects for the month,
something I rarely think about in advance. This is really dumb since I often forget to include
items specified for challenges, but this month I already felt quite prepared after this first step. 

Next I went down the list of Evidence & pulled punches, embellishments, washi tape, mists,
wood veneers, flair, paint, etc. I even found an ATC card made by a friend which looks remarkably
like the pen & inkwell found each month on the CSI post!

Usually first but this month last but not least, I pulled papers. I started with over forty.
It became obvious which would work together (20) as soon as I laid them all out.
So happy to actually be kitting with real live patterned paper!

This month I won't have my Magic Blue Box since the entire kit is a total ...


Extra goodies to paw through when I need them.


My Forgeries on the Fourth post will go into more detail about how I was inspired by
the CSI info & what I've done with those parameters to create some kit pieces.

Make sure you don't miss ANY of this month's innovation by the team!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oooo, very nice kit. This should take you far with the road of patterned paper you've laid out. Scrap on!

  2. What an amazing kit. (Is that a Sassafras sky/cloud sheet I spot in the bottom right hand corner. I loved that paper, but could never find it!) I love how there's such an eclectic feel to the colours and patterns in your kit, even though it all works really well as a whole!

    Thanks for the lovely introduction too - I'm so happy to be working with you all x

  3. I like the "in reverse" approach you took this month - it's fun to shake up the routine every now and then. Your kit is gorgeous - filled with the rich colors of autumn but still very airy and light. That wood veneer gate is very pretty and the photo of your "extras" really caught my eye. You've got a lot of fun things to play with in there.
    And thank you for the lovely welcome - I am very happy to be joining the gang!

  4. I like your kit, really LIKE your kit. The wood veneer leaves etc will be fun and those pretty flairs too. Your papers look super!

  5. Love your kit this month and the fun way you showed it off :) I'm excited to see what your create with such a fun stash of treasures in your surprise :)

  6. I'm seriously loving your kit! Somehow you have managed to blend the soft and subtler tones with some bold and rich tones while keeping it all very cohesive. The wood veneers and washi tape are my favorite. Great kit!

  7. Mmmm mega kit (glad you pared the papers down to 20 from 40) - but full of possibilities! Love that flourish stamp - I'll be keeping my eye out for that!

  8. Well, it seems you are well-stocked for a month full of scrapping. Plenty of paper and pretties will make for gorgeous pages. Scrap ON, Sista! xoxo

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  10. A fabulous feel of fall in your selections for this months kit. You are well stocked for a busy month of scrapping. I am anticipating your forgeries and as usual, wondering what you will come up with next in the "why didn't I think of that?" category.

  11. I love all the pattern and color in your kit. You have a nice big selection of items to choose from to create with. Can't wait to see your forgeries.

  12. A lovely big kit, travel related, but with the warmth of fall!

  13. Gorgeous--that little wood veneer gate is the cutest!!

  14. There are so many papers there that I recognise and several others that I'd love in my stash! What a fabulous kit with all the perfect colours of autumn and so many goodies to "paw" through when you need them. The idea of adding in tools ahead of time is something I need to remember. I love that this month pushed you to change up your process but the kit is ALL Leslie! Wonderful. Sorry to be late commenting but it was definitely worth the wait!


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