Friday, April 12, 2019

041219 CKC April Challenge #1

April 2019 Challenge #1 - April Showers
"When we think of April, we often think of April Showers and the inspiration kit has a lot of weather elements included - rainbows, umbrellas, sunglasses, sun parasols. Let’s be inspired by weather for this challenge!"

Of course I chose my FAVE FORGERY - the parasol paper!

Tossed in some bright & happy goodies & some fun in my journaling to capture a little piece of our recent Spring Break holiday. There will be a future mini-book to document the rest.

My forecast? Creativity ahead!

 Please don't forget to show us what you put together by adding it to our Link-up page, post it in our Facebook Community or share it on Instagram - tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2019

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

040419 CKC April Forgeries

Counterfeit Kit Challenge
It is no crime to create your own version of the trendy,
hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash & ingenuity.
Lisa's inspiration kit:
Hip Kit March 2019 Kit
I really had a blast with the counterfeits this month!

Just for fun, I tossed in a couple of forged PL cards from an old kit plus these fun pompom accents!

So - where do I begin?!?
My papers were all created by painting or stamping.


Those were the easy-peasy ones. This one was a tad more work.


And my personal favorite...


Plus some alcohol inked gems:

And those cute little pompoms discovered totally by accident from the offcuts from a punch!

Inspiration is everywhere!
Hope you found some here.

Be sure to share with us over at CKC through our Link-Up page, share them in our Facebook Community, or post them on Instagram (tag us: @counterfeitkitchallenge and use #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2019).  Come back here on the 12th - we'll be sharing our first challenge to help you use up your personally crafted April kit! See you then!

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Monday, April 1, 2019

040119 CKC April Kit Reveal

Lisa is up again as Master Forger of Ceremonies this month! Here's our inspiration kit:
Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main Kit
She says,"I think this is a really lovely colour scheme as a contrast to last month's brighter hues. I love the greens & blues. I see some nice patterns that could be interesting for counterfeiting or just matching up as well as hearts, a good mix of embellis and those bow clips are very sweet - another forgery perhaps?"

There are also some other kits available if you wanted to take inspiration from those and 
a great unboxing video if you want to get some more detail about the kit:

Unboxing video: 

 But first let's introduce our April Guest Designer, Debbie Stember!

Thing Here At Home
"Hello, my name is Debbie and I have been crafting since I was a child; it's basically what my family did for fun. When I was first introduced to scrapbooking in 2004 I had been doing a lot of quilting, so cutting large pieces of paper into smaller pieces and reattaching them was a very easy transition. I love telling stories and taking photos and playing with color, so this hobby is pretty perfect for me. I made my first kit as part of a challenge by Jill Sprott in the Get It Scrapped community, and it was a revelation as far as how easy it was to use that smaller subset of my stash, so when I found CKC I joined in and stuck around."

Now let's dive right into the Magic Blue Box!

Their papers:
My papers:
As always I got sucked down the rabbit hole of paper by paper matching, but that's okay! 
I had a hard time with the staging as their reveals were so tiny - I wanted to show more of mine.
I only hope that I can make them work together in the executing of projects with my kit.
My full The Sweet Life kit:
A closer look:

 I have a lot of counterfeits this month, and some were arrived at by quite a leap! You'll have to get back here on the 4th for the 411 on that...

Don't miss a stop on the hop:
Can't wait to see your version! Please don't forget to show us what you put together by adding it to our Link-up page, post it in our Facebook Community or share it on Instagram - tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2019
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

040119 Archiscraps April Challenge

Only at Archiscraps! (Is anyone else wondering where that rope ladder goes?!?)

 I immediately thought of a photo from a dramatic hike taken in our early years in California when Greg mentioned it on a recent vacation as his all-time favorite hike. You can understand why when you look at the photos!

All I could think of from the inspiration photo & mine?
Between a rock and a hard place - the perfect title for this spread!
I squeezed the large word between the rest of the title, and then the center photo at the bottom.

Left side
Right side
 Full spread:

I love that this story has been documented!

Can't wait to see how this inspired YOU.
Link up over at Archiscraps.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

031819 CKC Challenge #2

make the name of this kit your project inspiration!

This month I decided to choose a sketch in advance for both challenges.
This one gave me the total feels of freshness & light, but as you will see
in the end, "white space" doesn't really enter into the equation!

Then I pulled this mini-kit together from my #girlgonewild kit.

We ran into hordes of butterflies on a trip back in September 2017.
It was tough to capture them in a photo, but I knew that I wanted one with blue sky in it!
The full page lattice wood veneer needed a little paint/whitewash. I actually liked the back better with some bleed through & blobbing & randomness, which I added to.

Background paper: 2011 Crate Paper Paper Hearts/Petals

I know it's pretty busy but I think it's lovely, too!
Can't wait to see yours. You can add it to our Link-up page, post it in our Facebook Community or share it on Instagram (tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcmarch2019).

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

031219 CKC March Challenge #1

Our inspiration kit has several frames included in the Pink Paislee die-cut pack as well as a patterned paper covered with swirly frames! Include frames in a clever way on your project. 

*(OR a peek inside the chaotic mind of a creative....)

I decided this month to look on my Scrap Inspo pin board & found this to scraplift:

 My daughter recently asked me to text her some of her childhood photos to show my granddaughter & I ran across one of both her & myself with our first teeth out. Last summer my granddaughter lost her first tooth while we were all on vacation together. Photos & story - check!

I loved the large cutout title. I tried to make a digital pattern. I hunted up a stamp set I have with this font to make a template. I finally found these large chipboard alphas to make my pattern from, mostly because they fit across the page in a pleasing way. *(This is the point where I SHOULD have covered them with the accent paper.)

Here is what I decided on as the pattern for those pesky letters...

but I was less than wowed with the visual after I cut it out...

*(forgot to photo after cut)

 so I added a stitched outline - underwhelmed again!

*(What on earth does that SAY?!?)
I thought, well, it needs more contrast from the busy but white background.

*(Now that pink is just screaming at me...)
This is the point where you wonder if you've gone waaaaay too far...
and then I considered filling in the stitching.

*(Executive decision - add the subtitle & call it done.)
*(Yes, the wonkiness is MAJOR but I can live with that. I mean, look at those faces <3)
*(WHY didn't I just grab a Sharpie?!?)

*(Mental note - need pop dots...)
Suffice it to say I consider myself an "organic" scrapper.
Translation: flies by the seat of her pants!
And I forgot my favorite part of the story which will be scrapped elsewhere someday. 
Obviously we didn't expect her tooth to come out.
My daughter was completely unprepared for the Tooth Fairy.
I had a scrappy travel kit with me with a pack of glittery words.
Guess what the note from the Tooth Fairy said?

*(There is a method to my madness!)
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