Tuesday, January 18, 2022

011822 CKC January Challenge #2 - Use a Sketch Pinterest Board

Master Forger of Ceremonies Cindy says, Challenge #2 is to use a sketch from my January CKC 2022 Pinterest Board https://www.pinterest.com/cindyf2456/ckc-january-2022/

I combined this with the January Kraft+ Challenge - Dreaming of Travel to scrap an anniversary overnite we took in December.


I managed to include 8 photos! This layout will go into our Lighthouse album. I was really happy that I remembered to use those cute little alpha beads.




I was really happy to be able to include the panoramic photo & still have plenty of journaling room on the tags. The CKC challenge is always three-fold: choosing the story to tell, the photos to use & the products from my kit. It's always a fun process, and the addition of a choice of sketches was a bonus! Jump in and join the fun and be sure to post in the community!

Here is what the rest of January looks like:

  • 21st of January: Surprise Challenge 
  • 24th of January: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th of January: Killing Kits - an idea or two focusing up the bits and pieces left in your own kit.

You know that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

011222 CKC January Challenge #1 - Use Your Tools!

  Meet Fred!

The cousins built this snowman with their Bampa.

  January's Master Forger of Ceremonies Cindy has set us the perfect first Counterfeit Kit Challenge of the new year!  

You may have received a tool or two for Christmas. Well let's put it to use and let no dust collect on it. So, pull out your punches or dies, that stamp set, your embossing folders or that new cut file and make a project with it.

My daughter & granddaughter were able to come from way down south to celebrate Christmas with the rest of the family this year. It was glorious! (Fred is a little worse for the wear after weathering snowfall after snowfall since his creation.)

I used my new Cricut Explore Air 2 with free cut files from Scrapbook & Cards Today, plus punches & dies from my kit to create a flurry of snowflakes for my take on this challenge! You might recall that I went rogue with the color scheme of my counterfeit kit for a winter vibe.

I used a sketch from another group I'm in.






Really happy with how this turned out. There was a LOT of weeding!

Be sure you keep up with all the fun & creativity with CKC.

Here is what the rest of January will look like:

  • 18th of January: Challenge #2 to inspire you even more to get creating from your own kit.
  • 21st of January: Surprise Challenge!
  • 24th of January: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th of January: Killing Kits - ideas for using up the bits and pieces left in your kit

You know that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

010122 CKC January Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

Cindy is our Master Forger of Ceremonies to ring in 2022! "I have picked a digital kit from Traci Reed Designs called On the Go and Going Slow. I love the colors, the large variety of elements, the variety of three sets of alphabets and of course there is the "busy as a bee" and a "snail, slug life" side. I still have the pictures to scrap of 2021 that are not all about Christmas and this will be perfect for both Christmas, Travel, birthdays or celebrations - just all-around scrapbooking."

 I loved the variety but decided to change up the color scheme for winter. I tried to capture many of the elements in the inspiration kit.

The first paper is actually a white glitter paper that is difficult to photograph. The remainder of the first row are from the Carta Bella Winter Market collection. The second row are from the Simple Stories Feelin' Frosty collection. Normally I don't use a collection but felt okay about it as the inspiration was designed as a collection.

I added some glittery mixed media products to play with, snowflake punches & wood veneers & dies & stamps, hexagon punches in a nod to the inspiration plus I love them, I even managed to find some of those alpha beads! A pack of some vintage papers from 49 and Market completes my counterfeit, along with phrase stickers, enamel dots & an ephemera pack from the Feelin' Frosty collection.

Here's a closer look:





I am gifting myself the whole month of January in my studio! I hope you're inspired to usher in the new year with a commitment to being creative.

Let's check out all of the Design Team on the full blog hop:


Here is what the month of inspiration will look like.

  • 2nd of January: Just the Gist of it - to help you find an easy way to create your kit
  • 4th of January: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements
  • 6th of January: Mini kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas.
  • 12th and 18th of January: Challenge #1 and #2 to inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 21st of January: Surprise Challenge 
  • 24th of January: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 31st of January: Killing Kits - an idea or two focusing up the bits and pieces left in your own kit.

You know that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjanuary2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for stopping by!

 

Friday, December 31, 2021

010122 Archi-scraps January Challenge

 

Silver & gold/New Year

 I'm glad that Julene chose this inspiration for us this month! I have been working on a lot of thoughts about what 2022 could look like for personal growth. My one little word for the year is Shine!


I couldn't quite capture all the shine in a photo! Gold lamé star ribbon, silver fussy-cut numbers & star sequins, gold gimp trim, gold & silver PinkFresh metallic beads. Detailed shots below:
 

 

I hope you are as inspired with the January Archiscraps challenge as I was. Each monthly challenge is unique! Join us in the public Facebook Archiscraps Community Group for more projects from our members.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, November 1, 2021

110121 CKC November Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

Emily - – Felicity Jane
Welcome to November, Emily!

 Who is Emily, you ask? Not our Guest Designer but let's greet her while we're on the subject. Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa has invited a dear old CKC friend, former Master Forger Susanne!

"Hello scrappy friends . . . Susanne, here, joining in again with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. How fun that Lisa asked me to participate this month, as she and I are early blog friends from back in the last decade + early CKC design team members together. Looking back at those posts, I see my style has changed quite a bit. Still, I love making kits from my sizeable stash, which hubby refers to as my personal scrapbook store. 

Some time during this crazy pandemic, I launched a new scrapbook blog adventure at Susanne Stamps and Scraps, along with starting my You-Tube channel. I hope you will check out both. Like the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, there are lots of ways to keep refreshing our interest in this fun, meaningful hobby. So, let’s get to it, shall we?"

Welcome home!

Now let's get to our CKC November inspiration kit! Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa says:

I wanted something seasonal - I even considered going festive - and looked around for a kit club we haven't used for a while with warm, cosy autumnal kits to choose from. I was really happy to find exactly what I was looking for over at Felicity Jane. Their September 2021, Emily kit has the most gorgeous palette of colours and the kit seems to be full of the most lovely bits and pieces to form a wonderful selection of scrapbooking scrumptiousness. It shouts short days with blue skies and sunshine; the first really bitterly cold morning with heavy frost and mist on the fields; of setting down on the sofa with a new TV show to binge watch while wrapped up in a blanket; of the calm before the storm of December and Christmas!

If you are in a different part of the world and not heading into winter at this time, I hope that the soft shades of yellow, orange, pink and green will inspire you in a warm weather direction instead! I think there's plenty of inspiration to be found in the colours and elements of the kit.

Felicity Jane September 2021 - Emily (details pictured below at this link)

 I used the description at the link to pull my papers while ignoring the color scheme: floral/daisies, gingham/dot grid, grid/apple, ledger/chevron, eyelet lace/modern, honeycomb/leaves, 2 FJ solids



My full "MUM's the WORD" kit:


I also pulled more papers - no surprise - and other stuff...

 

Here's the full hop list so that you don't miss any of the inspiration:

 

November is a month full of inspiration. Don't miss a thing!

  • 2nd November: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th NovemberForgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th November: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th NovemberChallenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2021). 


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 31, 2021

110121 Archi-scraps November Challenge

 

Gingham or small check

Are you ready to play along at Archi-scraps? Julene has found yet another fabulous architecturally inspired challenge for us!

The reference to gingham reminded me of a childhood apron my aunt made me. It had "chicken scratch" embroidery. I could swear I tucked it away but it played hide & seek with me, so I did the next best thing & recreated a piece on some gingham paper! It was quite a process...

My first problem was the 1/8" gingham squares. They required only 2 of the 6 ply floss. I had to choose a very small needle to be able to pierce 3 holes per side of some of the squares without tearing the paper. Then my cheapie floss, purchased exclusively for stitching on paper, didn't have plies! Ironically enough it was my aunt's legacy stash of craft supplies that provided the needed floss. I decided to glue it to the page in tribute.

My craftiness came honestly through this dear woman & her mother/my grandmother, and my parents. That has been documented elsewhere but this photo is the two of us shopping for craft supplies!

Here's my take on the challenge:


Make sure you link up your version on the Archi-scraps Facebook Community.



Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 18, 2021

101821 October CKC Challenge #2 - Tags & Labels

May 2021 Hip Kit Club Main Kit

 

Master Forger of Ceremonies Tracey has given us our second October Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

In the May Hip Kit kit there are a few patterned papers that have labels, tabs and tags on them (American Craft Amy Tangerine Brave & Bold, Pink Fresh Keeping It Real Big Mood and American Craft Jen Hadfield Reaching Out) so for Challenge 2, I want you to use as many tags and labels are you can on your creation. The minimum is three...... the maximum is ???? whatever you can humanely get onto your creation, let see who can get the most!! 

I managed to use 34 tags!!! Plus 17 photos.

I included a number of tag tools in my kit for this challenge.


 I didn't have a particular idea in mind but the colorful Vicki Boutin papers in my counterfeit kit + a fall color tour road trip taken earlier this month proved the perfect inspirations! I used a tiny leaf punch at the stripe intersections to create two-toned leaves.


I journaled the places that we visited around the edge of the circle.

That gorgeous leaf tag is from Paige Taylor Evans 20 Days of Fall/Autumn Cut File Bundle!

I diecut 15 tags to hold 1-1/2"x2-1/2" photos. 

I zeroed in on this part of the spread to show the scattering of leaves but the middle & left photos were of our "Bigfoot/Sasquatch" sighting in a store window! The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has a running joke (at least I think it's a joke?!?) about this, with lots of themed tourist souvenirs - fun!

Using tags on your layouts is as simple as cutting the corners off of a rectangle! I hope you'll share your take on the tag & label challenge with us. Keep creating with your custom kit & watch for these posts to close out October:


  • 24th October: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st October: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcoctober2021). 


Thanks for stopping by!