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!
 
 

 

Monday, October 4, 2021

100421 October CKC Forgery on the Fourth

Good October, fellow Forgers!

What great inspiration kits for counterfeiting this month at CKC.

Hip Kit Club May Main Kit

Hip Kit Club May Papers
Hip Kit Club May Pocket Life Kit

Hip Kit Club May Embellishment Kit

 I focused on the Amy Tangerine paper b-side & the Paige Evans banner embellishments.


The paper was an easy-peasy forgery using washi tape!


 The banners were made using a stamp set from Forever in Time + a Pink Paislee Horizon 6x8 pad. I  thought that the scale of a smaller paper pad would suit this better & it reminded me of the original kit.

I stamped the banners on the blue & pink solid papers and cut off the banner ends. I inked up the stamps again - just the ends - and stamped them onto patterned paper. 

The largest banner also had a third small element that was a "reveal" of the backside of the banner & I used a darker section of the pink paper for that. Some fussy-cutting & gluing was all that remained to give me a really great counterfeit!


 I've got an organizer of smaller alpha stamp sets beside me this month to play with & will add the pink sentiment as needed. Have any of you tried this nuvo glue? My goodness - it's wonderful! It NEVER clogs, tiny stream & in a cute blingie bottle.

I put together a Mixed Media kit which I forgot to show in my reveal:

Also a Space Add-On kit for a specific page I'll be making with the map paper - stay tuned!

 I know there will be more inspiration from some of the other Master Forgers, and I hope you will share YOUR counterfeits with all of us. Don't forget what's coming up next:

  • 6th October: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th October: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 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

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. 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!

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

100121 October CKC Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

October 2021

  This month our Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger of Ceremonies is Tracey!

 The Kit I have picked for October is the May Hip Kit Club kit - it is full of beautiful bright spring colours. There are tags, labels, stickers and fun ephemera die cuts that are all singing out to be forged and scrapped. What really called my name in this kit is the American Craft Paper "Let's Go" from the Buenos Dias collection, the fun colourful world map has me wanting to reach for some of my many travel photos, it made picking this kit very, very easy. - Master Forger Tracey

May 2021 Hip Kit Club Main Scrapbook Kit

 I loved the map, too, and had big ambitions to forge it but lacked the skill! I did find a world map paper in my stash & have a plan for it. I analyzed the kit papers & made a list. My stash search yielded surprising results! I've done a side by side below:

Map unidentified, yellow/graph Vicki Boutin 2020 Color Study "Abstract"


Mine is Vicki Boutin 2020 Color Study "Sketch Book"

Mine is from Cocoa Vanilla Studio 2021 Sunkissed "Growing Wild"

Mine is Vicki Boutin 2020 Color Study "Palette"

Mine is Vicki Boutin 2020 Color Study "Pretty Things"

Mine is Cocoa Vanilla Studio 2017 Wild at Heart "Grow Wild"

Mine is Bella Blvd 2019 Monsters & Friends "Lil' Pumpkins"

Mine is Vicki Boutin 2020 Color Study "Color Wheel"

Mine is Wild Whisper 2021 Ledger & Script

Mine is Vicki Boutin 2020 Color Study "Linear"

I also have an alpha set in my toolbox this month to add the sentiments for a forgery! I hope it was relatively easy to see how each choice was inspired by the original. Care to see the b-sides?

I am loving the thought of using this exuberant color palette! Here's the full kit: 

BE COLORFUL



Can't wait to dive headfirst into this scrumptious pile of scrappy goodness! Won't you join us & curate your own kit with your beloved stash? Looking forward to seeing you over in the Facebook Community!

Now continue hopping over to Misty's blog for her creative reveal!

Plus we've got another full month of inspiration for you! October looks like this:
  • 2nd October: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th OctoberForgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th October: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project 
  • 12th & 18th OctoberChallenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th October: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 30th 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!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 30, 2021

100121 Archi-scraps October Challenge

 

It's a sketch challenge!


 Another changeup to the Archi-scraps challenge - use a "blueprint".

This seemingly simple sketch read a whole lot more interesting when I applied my scrapbooking motto: Let the patterned paper do the work! All of the pattern & texture & layers provide a lot of eye candy. I love how light & bright & happy my birthday page turned out.


Will be watching to see everyone's creations over at the Archi-scraps Community Group!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

091821 CKC September Challenge #2 - Falling for You!


 Master Forger of Ceremonies Tina is looking forward to the change of seasons:

Over here in the states Fall seems to be a huge thing! Pumpkins, apples, old farm trucks especially with decor, you can see it starting to pop up everywhere. So with that in mind use the colors of Fall in your area of the world to help you with your creation
 
Fall Colors Challenge  
 
My secret inspiration:
 
September ACOT (A Cherry on Top) Mood Board challenge

 Must keep to the soft teal, greys & browns color scheme + three additional inspirations from the mood board. I got a lot more ideas from the board: sequins, butterflies, nature, the dreamy landscape that begged to be interpreted in mixed media (not mine, but a Somerset Studio freebie in my kit), the dry leaf, the framed artwork, faceted beads, and the little blue bowl. (You may have noticed there are no "traditional" Fall colors.) 


I just love how much mood & texture there is, plus I managed a pop of Fall color in my photo.
 
My first idea (which led to my second layout) was an irresistibly clever play on words in Tina's title, Falling for You! I had these photos ready to scrap & managed to pull supplies from my kit that were perfect for a second take on the prompt.
 
 
Will be watching for your projects!
Finish out the month with us:
  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st September: 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 #ckcseptember2021).




Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 13, 2021

091221 CKC September Challenge #1 - Transportion Inspired

 


Master Forger of Ceremonies Tina let her love of tractors inspire her first September challenge!

  My love for antique tractors is producing this challenge! What do we usually see in the fall other than falling leaves is hay wagon rides and such, well they are usually pulled by a tractor so your challenge is to make a layout about any type of transportation: tractor, car, bike, plane, etc.

  So today use Transportation for your creative inspiration!
 
 And what could be more natural, more basic, than feet? 
 
What a great twist on the challenge!


That's my Cooper <3 in the middle #grammalove

Can't wait to look at what you are inspired to create! Don't forget the rest of the month:
  • 18th September: Challenge #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st September: 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 #ckcseptember2021).




Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, September 1, 2021

090121 September CKC Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 


 Flea markets, plaid & back-to-school speed limits are hallmarks of September. Our Counterfeit Kit Challenge inspiration kit represents well, thanks to Master Forger of Ceremonies Tina!

{Not} Just for Boys Scrapbooking Kit Club - September 2020 Main Kit - Vivid
The "Vivid" Premium Kit reflects the vivid colors and feel of autumn.  The combination of the hues and various textures in this kit work together to become the perfect mix of supplies to document a variety of everyday moments from enjoying crisp fall evenings, to exploring the outdoors, to relaxing at home.

Here are the papers:


That first paper reminded me so much of a BasicGrey paper so I went stash diving!

Top (l-r): 2011 BasicGrey Plumeria/Grandma Jane, Diane's Daughters Rustic Gem/Jade: Paisley, 2021 Wild Whisper Ledger & Script, Stampington & Company/Somerset Memories Artists' Paper/Timeless Treasures, 2009 BasicGreg Indian Summer/Autumn Glaze, 2010 BasicGrey Sweet Threads/Summer Wedges, blue tiedye unknown, Tim Holtz.

Bottom (l-r): BasicGrey Fusion/Mezmerize, 2012 BasicGrey Fiction paper pad, white distress unknown, Basic Grey scrap, 2012 Fact paper pad, 2011 BasicGrey Plumeria/Moonstone b-side, 2010 Glitz Design Scarlett wallpaper b-side, 2019 Studio Light Snowy Afternoon b-side.

I love the interesting mix of colors! I may have to go in search of my leaf punches & dies... just sayin'





Embellishments & Extras: 2003 Making Memories leather mini-frame, 2020 Simple Stories Foliage Bits Ephemera, 2020 Tim Holtz Ideology Field Notes Snippets, 2013 Jillibean Soup Pea Pod Parts, 28 Lilac Lane Stardust sequin pack, Felicity Jane - acetate shapes, Willow puffy shapes, Emeline puffy shapes + 3 stamp sets, 2016 Freckled Fawn Long Arrow paper clips, 2019 Amy Tangerine puffy stickers, 2019 American Crafts Journal Studio tasseled paper clips, 2016 Jen Hadfield puffy stickers, 2018 PinkFresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 gold puffy alphas, 2012 Crate Paper The Pier frames, Essentials by Ellen Grand Lady stamp set, die cut leaf from Seth Apter's store, 2012 Studio Calico frames, 2014 BasicGrey Kelly Purkey Second City photo frames.

 And as if that's not enough to play with? I went for the alternate travel-themed kit, too! I have so many travel projects in the pending pile that I'm hoping having this kit will move a few onto the shelf.

{Not} Just for Boys Scrapbooking Kit Club - "Journey the World" Deluxe Theme Kit

The "Journey the World" Deluxe Theme Kit is a unique combination of travel paper, map images, and embellishments that blend seamlessly to become the ideal kit to document all sorts of travel experiences.  These supplies lend themselves to documenting either domestic or international travel, and have an "old world", rustic feel.

Although I don't have the original version of the papers, here are mine:


Top (l-r): 2019 Simple Stories Simple Vintage Traveler/Hello World, 2015 BasicGrey South Pacific/Polynesia, 2018 Crate Paper Sunny Days/Snapshot b-side, 2017 Echo Park Go.See.Explore/Border Strips b-side.

Bottom (l-r): 2019 Simple Stories Simple Vintage Traveler/Explore & Discover, 2020 Blue Fern Studios Passages/Notes From Abroad b-side, 2018 Authentique Quest/Quest Two b-side, 2011 BasicGrey Out of Print/Batik b-side, 2010 BasicGrey Wander/Arrival b-side, unknown.

A slightly lighter kit than the first:




Embellishments & Extras: 2011 American Crafts Thickers Everywhere alphas (map), 2011 7Gypsies train tickets, Sticko Rebecca Sower aged typewriter alphas, 2019 AC Thickers Sarah alphas, 2016 Felicity Jane Next Stop stamp set, 2020 Blue Fern Studios Passages Journal Cards, 2020 Tim Holtz Ideology tiny clips, 2011 K & Company metal cut keys, 2020 AC Sustainable Journal travel wood shapes, October Afternoon catch phrase travel phrase stamp, 2020 Stampabilities Globe stamp, 2020 Blue Fern Studios Passages die cuts.

WHEW! And there's MORE! The rest of the Master Forgers on the hop, that is - Misty is up next!

Plus we've got another full month of inspiration for you! September looks like this:
  • 2nd September: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th SeptemberForgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th September: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project 
  • 12th & 18th SeptemberChallenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 30th September: 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 #ckcseptember2021). 


Thanks for stopping by!