Thursday, September 1, 2022

090122 CKC September Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

It's hard to believe it's already September, 2022!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge will be run this month by Master Forger of Ceremonies Juliet. First, let's meet her Guest Designer, Christine Harden!

I'm excited to join!
 
My name is Christine Harden and I have been scrapbooking about 23 years (since my daughter was 6 months old). In October I will have been married to my high school sweetheart for 31 years and we have one daughter. I am a 12x12 scrapbooker, mostly single pages, but do have the occasional two pager. It is very hard to pick a single favorite manufacturer, as I think so many have their own unique look and feel, it would be like picking a favorite child. 

I tend to be a collection scrapbooker, and add "stash" items when I think of it! My typical scrapbook time of day is 4:30 am!  I have a full time day job in addition to a side hustle and my scrapbooking hobby. I owned a scrapbook store 11 years ago, before online shopping took over the marketplace.  So my scrapbook room still looks like a store, or so I'm told.  :-)  I currently participate in hops Scraplift Crafternoon and MIUM (Mix it Up Monday). My favorite inspiration is sketches, and I really enjoy interpreting sketches with my own twist.

My Instagram is @scrappingharden     My YouTube is Christine Harden


Traci Reed's digi kit Wildflower

Juliet says,  Hit all the buttons for me!  Love the blues and greens with a touch of orange!  Reminds me of early fall colors and also a little bit of the 'back to school' vibe. Love those high top tennies and oh those papers!




 As always, I started with the papers.
This was the first sheet I pulled, which inspired my slant on the color scheme.
 
Mary Beth Shaw Artists' Paper, Stampington & Co.

 

Top l-r: 2021 AC Damask Love Life's a Party/daisy me rollin', Heidi Swapp No Limits/Smarty; unknown paper pad plaid; 2011 Echo Park For The Record/Fancy Floral b-side; 2020 Blue Fern Studio Passages/Bucket List; 2020 P13 Free Spirit/03; 2017 Echo Park Go.See.Explore./Snap Photos; unknown large blue dot; 2018 Heidi Swapp Wolfpack/Mama Bear b-side; 2020 Simple Stories Kate & Ash/Elements b-side,

Bottom l-r: 2021 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Teal/Whisper, 2012 Graphic 45 Olde Curiousity Shoppe/Butterfly Specifics; 2013 Glitz Design 77/Floral b-side; Crate Paper Restoration/Lace; 2021 Memory Place Enchanted/Fairytale; 2003 Words Worth/Swirls; 2011 Authentique collection unknown; 2021 Vicki Boutin Fernwood/3x4 b-side; 2020 Blue Fern Studios Passages/Point of Origin; 2021 Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush/Good Vibes.

My full September Morn kit:


I pulled a selection of 2021 Cocoa Vanilla These Days A5 papers, an assortment of flowers, a floral stamp set, an alpha stamp set, a lot of flair & round embelli objects, a few punches, and two packs of 49 & Market assorted elements (such as the stitched frame.) Oh! and colored twine.

 I hope you're ready to join us for another month of scrappy fun!

Join us for the full reveal hop this month:

So here we go! Here is a review of the rest of the month:

  • 2nd September: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th September: Forgery 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 idea 
  • 12th & 18th September: Challenges #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

    Have a happy month gathering up then scrapping with your kit!

     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 #ckcseptember2022).

       
  • Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

090122 Archiscraps September Challenge

 

Archiscraps October Challenge: use rolled paper

Another challenging challenge from Julene!

I thought I might tackle some rolled paper beads, but wasn't very excited about that. I headed to YouTube & searched "rolled paper" & found  DIY Easy Rolled Paper Rose Tutorial


 

And what subject would I document? 

 Please visit her on Instagram @franciscanunes_heartmakes 

And what else could I use for my foundation paper but a CKC forgery? The paper behind my photos & journaling is a sample paper I created in this class.

I'm really curious to see what YOU come up with! Be sure to post over at Facebook Archiscraps Community Group

Happy Scrapping!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

081822 CKC August Challenge #2 - Pennants

 


Master Forger of Ceremonies Julene has chosen to be inspired by the pennants in the inspiration kit for our CKC August Challenge #2!
 
I had these in my counterfeit kit
 

 I ended up with a photo heavy layout so only used one. 
 
Once again inspired by Master Forger Tara I gutted the travel paper & used it as a border (leaving me with all those yummy little square images for my stash. This is an early stop at the peaches on our epic April trip.


I never fail to find the perfect sentiments in the Tim Holtz sticker books!

The chipboard collections came in handy, too.


I really love this page. That pennant is such a cute embelli, actually made out of felt!

How will pennants inspire you, I wonder? Can't wait to see. Just a few more posts to finish out the month:

  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: 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 #ckcaugust2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Friday, August 12, 2022

081222 CKC August Challenge #1 - Lost or Found?



Master Forger of Ceremonies Julene has chosen a travel themed kit & the CKC Challenge #1 this month will follow suit! 

Getting lost or finding something along the way.

I'm still working on pages from our epic trip this past spring. Two of our destinations were Canyonlands & Arches National Parks in Utah. Early that morning we stumbled upon a sign on our way out of Colorado & followed it to...

A fragile checkerboard of ancient sights scattered across 164,000 acres of high desert in the southwest corner of Colorado in the Great Sage Plain. 24 native tribes claim cultural affiliation, along with generations of farming & ranching families, they continue to have traditional & modern relationships with this landscape.

This area was the epicenter of Ancestral Puebloan communities. This enormous monument is a difficult place to navigate & there are just a few areas ready for the public to explore. It is an area to discover on your own, if you are prepared for the adventure of a lifetime.

 


It was the beautifully preserved ruin of the Lowry Pueblo community...


We were completely alone in that sunrise golden hour & explored to our heart's content. If we ever return to that part of the country we will see more of the land & it's few remaining pueblos, along with the visitor center & museum at Delores, Colorado.

I gutted my forged southwestern paper to create the border (and save a big hunk of that pretty paper, perhaps for other pages about this trip!) 





I'm looking forward to hearing about some interesting stories! Be sure to post to the Facebook Counterfeit Kit Community & don't miss the next challenge & the rest of the month:

 

  • 18th August: Challenges #2 - to inspire you to keep creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: 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 #ckcaugust2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 4, 2022

080422 CKC August Forgery on the Fourth

 


 

I really loved the top second paper but knew I had NO-THING like it in my stash.

That's when I grabbed my jaunty beret & FORGED!

Citrus Twist April 2022 Travelogue Life Crafted kit

 I searched for a base paper & found this: 

2021 My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry/Front Porch

Then I did this:


289 times!!! 

 To get this quite satisfactory counterfeit!


 I often find a simple way to create what I need for my kit. That is half of what Counterfeit Kit Challenge is about - assembling a reasonable facsimile of the inspiration kit by stash diving & creating an imitation of the kit & its elements. Visit the blog & search the keyword tutorial or tutorials to see what the Master Forgers Design Team has forged over the years! Just another resource for you to utilize.

 

Don't miss anything this month - coming attractions for the rest of August:

  • 6th August: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: 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 #ckcaugust2022).

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Monday, August 1, 2022

080122 CKC August Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

Dog Days of Summer...

Master Forger of Ceremonies Julene has chosen her August CKC inspiration kit. But before we get a look let's meet our August Guest Designer, Caryn Adams Kidwell. She is on Clique Kits international design team as well as Theresa Collins Lifestyle  Studio design Team, and her work can be seen on Instagram @thecraftyCaryn From her intro post she sounds like a lot of fun! Welcome, Caryn!



Hello all!!!I am super excited to be the August Guest Designer for Counterfit Kit Challenge Group.  My name is Caryn pronounced (Care-ren); but no one says or spells it correctly LOL. I was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland (United States). Grew up on the water near the U.S. Naval Academy.  I have been married to my best friend and love of my life for 23 years and we got married on my Birthday; November 20th (this way my husband only has to remember one date LOL).  I am “Madukes” to KK boy & KK girl. I am an outgoing introvert. 

I just LOVE Crafting!!! Whether I am altering an item, creating a layout, journaling in my planner, or making an mini album or participating in Snail Mail Swaps. I have been dabbling in crafting since I was a kid. I was always excited to be in the Yearbook Club, Photography Club & Art Clubs. I primarily do 12x12 layouts. I'm that girl who does not  Scrapbook chronologically AND I never measure. My Craft Studio is my own personal crafty space; I must see everything I have & mess it up constantly creating. As they say, a cluttered desk is a sign of a "craft genius" :)

Now on to our delightful inspiration kit! Julene says,

I chose this kit because of the green colour mainly,but there's also lots of mustard yellows. These papers make a statement ! (Nobody puts these babies in the corner!) The embellishments provide for a variety of holiday/car trip/beach/walking experiences/outdoors. The whole kit has a bright, fresh feel.

Citrus Twist Travelogue Life crafted kit April 2022

Here's my own counterfeit version:

Their papers

My papers
Top row: 2021 MME Wild Asparagus/Sunny, 2021 MME Gingham Foundry/Front Porch, 2011 Crate Paper Story Teller/Archives, 2021 Vicki Boutin Fernwood/Focused, 2009 The Paper Studio Old White Fence, 2018 Pink Paislee Paige Evans Horizon #12.

Bottom row: 2019 Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story/Plant Kindness, 2021 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Beached/Journal Cards, old paper pad swans, 2013 October Afternoon Public Library/Due Date, Prima Majestic/Stronger Together, another paper pad travel icons.







Assorted: Pink Paislee Little Adventurer ephemera pack, Simple Stories Safe Travels journal bits, Heidi Swapp Artwalk stickers, Bella Blvd pennants, Sizzix Be Happy framelets stamps & dies, Crate Paper Wild Heart stamps.

Alphas: Amy Tangerine Remarks/Amy, October Afternoon Sea & Sails Mini-Market, AC Thickers Venus, Glitz Tiffany Blue teeny alphas, Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted puffy alphas, Felicity Jane mint chipboard.

I added some oldies but goodies chipboard collections:



2014 Crate Paper The Open Road, 2019 Jen Hadfield Along the Way
2018 Maggie Holmes Willow Lane, 2017 Crate Paper Here + There.

I'm noticing how much I still love Crate Paper... sigh.

Be sure to keep on hoppin' for more inspiration! And show us your interpretation of Julene's great choice for Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's August inspiration.

• Counterfeit Kit Challenge - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
• Guest Caryn Adams Kidwell - https://www.instagram.com/thecraftycaryn/
 

We've got another full month of inspiration for you:

  • 2nd August: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th August: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th August: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

Have a happy month gathering up then scrapping with your kit!

 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 #ckcaugust2022).

 
 
Thank you for stopping by!