Friday, July 1, 2022

070122 CKC July Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

246th birthday of America!
246th birthday of America!

Master Forger of Ceremonies Tina says about her choice for July's CKC inspiration kit:

As the summer months come into being so does vacations so I thought that this would be a great kit to inspire us to get out those vacation theme scrapbook items and those vacation pictures to be scrapped.
 

May 2022 ROUND TRIP 12 x 12 Add-On Kit from Citrus Twist

 Please welcome her Guest Designer is Clem Reid!


Hi I'm Clem, It is really exciting to be guest designer for July with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge community. I live in Shropshire UK with my husband and 6 year old daughter. I have been scrapbooking since 2003 when my American housemate introduced me and I've been obsessed with pretty papers and embellishments ever since. I love that it combines crafting and storytelling. I love how scrapbooking can bring people together who share this loved hobby. It also helps me to relax from my job as a Therapy radiographer.  
 
I am mainly a 12x12 scrapbooker but do some pocket pages. A great kit this month. I especially love the florals, doilies and pastel colours in this kit as well as the travel theme. It seems perfect as we reach summer and can start to take more trips this year. I have pulled out lots of travel embellishments I have collected over the years and papers that have similar colours and patterns.

I can be found mainly at Clem @smilinthrulife and my new website Home - Mindful, Create, Connect (clemency-reid.com) where I will be sharing my creations. 


As always I began with the papers. Theirs:
 


Mine:


Top: 2021 Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed/Growing Wild, 2020 PinkFresh Let's Stay Home/Hope For A New Day-b side, 2020 PinkFresh Let's Stay Home/Kind Hearts, 2019 Echo Park Forward With Faith/Journaling Cards, cameras/prior forgery, 2019 Fancy Pants Just Plane Fun/Destinations.

Bottom: 2018 My Mind's Eye Well, Hello/Hola, Adornit Circle of Friends/Grandma-b side + stamping, 2020 Vicki Boutin Love This Life/Mixed Media, 2016 Shimelle Go Now Go/Arrival, stripe unknown, 2019 Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable/Sprightly.

My full kit:


2020 PinkFresh Let's Stay Home Journaling Bits.

The transparency is from Creative Imaginations/Narratives - Journey.

Assorted Queen & Co Ice, Goosebumps, Jellies, Posies, Epoxies.

Art-C doilies, 2013 Jillibean Soup Wise Words, 2017 Crate Paper Here + There puffy stickers.

I have some real oldies but goodies in there! I collected a few more things while pulling my kit.

2022 49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet/Rainbow paper, 2019 PinkFresh Noteworthy/Just Be You paper, 2019 Loving Life small glitter Thickers, 2011 Regards Foam Thickers, 2003 7 Gypsies dictionary transparency, 2009 Tattered Angels Rockin' Renaissance crepe paper ribbon Mistables.

I'm hoping to mix in some of the black & white elements this month, as well as using some of those "ransom note" alpha mashup words. I think I'm loving this kit already!

Be sure to get a look at the entire hop & give us a look at your own version of this inspiration kit. We love to see how you interpret & curate it!


Here is the full blog hop:


Here is what the month of inspiration will look like.

  • 2nd July: Just the Gist of it - to help you find an easy way to create your kit 
  • 4th July: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements
  • 6th July: Mini kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas.
  • 12th and 18th July: Challenge #1 and #2 to inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 24th July: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 31st July: 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 #ckcjuly2022).


Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 30, 2022

070122 Archiscraps July Challenge

Longaberger Basket Building, Newark, Ohio

 "Though the massive basket looks like a misplaced piece from a giant’s picnic, you won’t find any oversized sandwiches or sweets tucked safely inside. The strange structure is actually a seven-story building that can hold up to 500 people."

It was built as the headquarters for the company but has since sold, and as of 2019 was slated to be turned into a hotel! 

I grabbed my drawer of saved branding strips in some of my favorite patterns to craft a frame.


I wanted to document our October introduction to our latest grand fur baby, Willow!


I found a sweet pink gingham paper from Carta Bella for a photo mat.


(I adore those tiny paw prints slices from HAI (Hobby Arts International)


I hope you are once again inspired by architecture for your paper crafting or memory keeping! Be sure to post your creations over at the Facebook Archiscraps Community Group.


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

061822 CKC June Challenge #2 - It's All Black & White

 


 (Don't you love when you get the perfect prompt & the perfect product/photo at the same time?)

 Hey friends, Master Forger Kate here again with another challenge. This time it's a photo challenge!  For Challenge #2, I want you to use 2 or more Black and White photos on your layout, I feel that they make such a HUGE visual impact.   And while some people may find it hard to scrap b/w photos, here's some tips:

1.  Don't use too many embellishments otherwise you'll drown out the photos.  Keep it simple.

2.  Make your papers and embellishments accent the photo. Pretend you can see the colors in the pictures and then use those colors.

3.  Clusters are your friend!  Keep some white space!

4.  When I'm photographing events or things, I purposely change my camera settings and take a few b/w shots so I don't have to convert them.

How beautiful is this photo?


My high school bff & her husband just celebrated an anniversary. She has become his caregiver/wife for some time. It is a willing ministry & sacrifice for her beloved. It is of necessity a constant outpouring of herself. She is an amazing woman who leans on Jesus for the needed strength & stamina. I wanted to honor her with this page.

Tucked behind the little tag are screenshots of a recent text conversation we had.

I took Kate's advice & was careful to not add a lot of embellishments that would distract from the photos. I chose the hearts paper (b-side of the Bella Blvd Happy Thoughts polka dot paper) & Love You tag to support the story, and even added stamped hearts to the title letters.

The tiny photo was taken in 2007 & as the sentiment so aptly says, it was truly once upon a time. The Bible says in I Corinthians 13:

4 - Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 - Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 - Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 - Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.


I'm looking forward to seeing what you captured in black & white! Be sure to post as shown below & be mindful of the last two postings on the blog for the month of June:

  • 24th June: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th June: 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 #ckcjune2022).


Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 4, 2022

060422 CKC June Forgery on the Fourth

 

 
Just a reminder of our inspiration kit:
 
Link HERE

 First I really liked this Crate Paper #1 month card paper:

The Autumn Leaves alpha stamps were too large to do a vertical orientation. I stamped a second generation image with Archival black ink & then water colored each month a different color. I accidentally forgot to off-stamp September so I colored it grey to draw attention away from my mistake!

I did add a nice little feature. I used a tracing wheel to create perforations to make it easy to separate the months as needed! 


Next up is Crate Paper #4. It's shown in the inspiration with the tiny dot but I liked the strip & sentiment side better!  I'm not sure which is actually the a-side.


So I took the easy way out & scavenged my washi supply, plus added some stamped sentiments here & there from my stash of Felicity Jane stamp sets & a few tiny images.


A slight cheat of the Paige Evans Bungalow Lane #22 tag paper.


I pulled a good selection of tags & laid them out on a 12x12" base. Just pretend that I've fussy-cut these when you see them on a layout!

(You old faithful CKCers might have spied that tag with the sequins - a very old forgery!)
 
Slipped one last counterfeit in at the last minute - I loved that Crate Paper #3 with the geometric letters, so I pulled this Shimelle/Little by Little paper & stitched the letters G-O. I can see using a vertical strip of this on a travel layout this month.
 

 

So have a little fun & try your hand at counterfeiting. It can be simple or elaborate but it's always FUN. Be sure to share with us so we can add to our repertoire of forgery techniques!
 
 

Here is what the rest of the month looks like.

  • 6th June: Mini kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas.
  • 12th and 18th June: Challenge #1 and #2 to inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 24th June: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th June: 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 #ckcjune2022).



Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

060122 CKC June Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

Bring on SUMMER!

On repeat as June's Master Forger of Ceremonies is Kate again! Look what she's got for us to counterfeit for the month of June here at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog:

Link HERE

The papers are a mix of 2021 Paige Evans Bungalow Lane & a row of throwback 2015 Crate Paper Craft Market (shown in the squares at the bottom of the papers.) I decided to be inspired by paper #13 in the Bungalow Lane collection, which I own but is not in the inspiration kit:

(I felt like the Bungalow Lane collection colors were well represented.)

These Crate Paper/Craft Market papers gave a good opportunity for some forgeries. (I substituted the b-side of the bottom left paper in the photo because I liked it better!)

Crate Paper 2015 Craft Market papers

I'll start by showing you my paper selections. Many are pretty obvious & others are seemingly quite random but I always have a method to my madness, which occasionally involves b-sides.

Top row: counterfeit, 2017 Shimelle/Little by Little stars, counterfeit, 2021 Maggie Holmes/Market Square Sunny Day, 2021 Pebbles/Kid at Heart Playful, counterfeit from 2017 Shimelle/Little by Little large alphas.

Bottom row: 2021 Amy Tan/Brave & Bold, 2011(!) BasicGray/Out of Print Daily News b-side, 2021 Paige Evans/Bungalow Lane #13, 2021 Obed Marshall/Fantastico Limitless, 2020 Vicki Boutin/Love This Life mixed media, 2017 Echo Park/Go.See.Explore. You Are My World b-side, Bella Blvd/You Are My Sunshine Happy Thoughts.

My happy June Confetti kit!

Includes a large stash selection of tags plus 2021 Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed florals.

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Roughly Sewn rub-ons, 2006(!!) Autumn Leaves Snap Frame alpha stamp set.

Puffy stickers at top: 2022 PinkFresh Life Right Now, 2019 Elle's Studio Shapes & Dots.

2019 Genius Thickers words & shapes.

2014 Craft Market phrase stickers.   

I've also included (not pictured) the sticker sheets from Amy Tan's Brave & Bold collection & quite an assortment of alphas to choose from.

Be sure to continue hopping & don't forget to tune in tomorrow for the Just the Gist of It post! Can't wait to see what you find in your stash dive to represent the inspiration kit.


Here is the full blog hop:

Here is what the month of inspiration will look like.

  • 2nd June: Just the Gist of it - to help you find an easy way to create your kit
  • 4th June: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements
  • 6th June: Mini kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas.
  • 12th and 18th June: Challenge #1 and #2 to inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 24th June: Followers Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  • 30th June: 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 #ckcjune2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

060122 Archi-scraps June Challenge

 

June Archi-scraps challenge: Use lots of leaves/greenery

Doesn't this look like seashells? Fascinating! Julene manages to find the most incredible inspiration. This is a photo of gardens by the sea at Singapore. 

We took a vacation a month ago in search of Spring, especially the color GREEN. Our Winter season here in the U.S. was exceptionally long this year. We found it difficult to find much change even traveling quite far South.

The last leg of our trip took us to my in-laws in Springfield, Missouri. They have a wonderful botanical garden there & we positively drank it in!

I made a photo collage & wanted a leafy background, so I grabbed one that I had created for my April Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit. Here is a link to my blogpost on how I made my "forged" papers that month, including this leafy background.



I hope you are intrigued & inspired by the challenge this month! Share with us on the Archiscraps Community Group Facebook page.


Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 30, 2022

050122 Archi-scraps May Challenge

 

Our May challenge at Archi-scraps is inspired by flying buttresses! Use a central picture (layout) or die cut/picture (card) and think of a way to have strips or curves coming out from it.

I was unexpectedly delayed on a vacation that turned into an extended stay due to medical issues with my mother-in-law. I was sure I would have to beg off on this month's challenge, and was quite disappointed as the project is laid out in my studio to be worked on when I return. To fill my time I've been working on downloading some digital files to my laptop & discovered the perfect Photoshop template from Sweet Shoppe Designs for the May challenge!

LINK

I also used a few elements from this kit:

LINK

My son-in-law's nephew recently accepted Jesus as His Lord & Saviour and was baptized on Easter Sunday. What a joy to our family & especially for his cousins to be able to go.


 

I was really happy that the colors in the photos coordinated so well with the page template! That saved a lot of work not having to change the digital elements to coordinate. 


So jump in & join us this month! Post your version to the Facebook Archiscraps Community Group.

 

Thanks for stopping by!