Friday, June 18, 2021

061821 CKC June Challenge #2


 
Master Forger of Ceremonies Tara says, This kit is all about beautiful, bright colors and today I would like you to create a rainbow of color on your layout or card without using an actual rainbow!!  Here are some layouts that I found on Pinterest that will give you some ideas! 


 My June kit:


I knew I would use the 7 colors of 49 and Market Wishing Bubbles (top right quadrant) that I bought on a whim (translation: discount) I deliberately put them in the front of a drawer to make me use them & they were great with my kit. I was grateful to have this challenge in order to make a dent in my supply!

This Paper Phenomenon's 2020 Ladies Who Lunch Collection totally rocks my scrappy motto: 
Let the patterned paper do the work!
 
I chose this girly but grunge paper with all of the soft florals, added the birds on a wire washi (one of my faves), subbed in a whimsical bird leaving the cage, a stitched title, and just a few extra embellishments. A current photo & my motivational Bible verse completed my page.
 



 
Hope you were inspired by this challenge to find a creative rainbow! Can't wait to see what you share.

We love our followers here at CKCB and hope to see you here as well as over on our FaceBook Community and Instagram!! Here's what you still have to look forward to:
  • June 24th - Follower Showcase
  • June 27th - Surprise Challenge-it's my birthday!!!! 
  • June 30th - Killing the Kit

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 #ckcjune2021).




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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

060121 June CKC Kit Reveal & Blog Hop


Pinterest

Master Forger of Ceremonies Tara is in charge of Counterfeit Kit Challenge for the month of June, and she has snagged a very prestigious Guest Designer! Please give a genuine - not forged! - welcome to May Flaum.


Here's a little bit about May:
My name is May Flaum, and I love to craft. My fingers always have some kind of ink or mist or paint on them, and I love to share what I create.  You can find me on my site:  Craft With May, on Instagram, and on my FaceBook group Craft With May.

 It should be a fun month playing with Tara's bright & fresh inspiration kit!

Cocoa Daisy August 2020 Backyard Blooms Kits

 I've been trying to reach for my newest papers & was delighted to find this collection:

Paper Phenomenon's 2020 Ladies Who Lunch Collection

The link includes a video reveal if you want to see all the pieces. It's 32 double-sided pages with no repeats! There are 8 that have cut-apart cards, borders, sentiments & embellishments. I cannot wait to use my kit this month!






So please hop on to Tina's creative contribution to this month's hop!

We'll be watching for your version.

Monday, May 31, 2021

060121 June Archi-scraps Challenge

 

Use fringing

Archi-scraps can always be relied on to give you unique challenges!

I had already made a piece of fringed paper for my February 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit & the link shows you how you can, too.

My daughter had just posted this anniversary collage so I grabbed it. I left the branding strip on the background paper as it was perfect! Found an old pre-made fringed trim added at the bottom, some adorable dimensional floral embellishments from Shimelle, I think. Used a Thickers "Celebrate!" banner & a few other bits & bobs. Quite simple but great looking!


I'll bet that you already have some fringe in mind! Be sure to post on the Archi-scraps Facebook Community.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

051821 May CKC Challenge #2

 

 

 Master Forger of Ceremonies Julene's second challenge is the colour palette above.

 Be inspired by the colours turquoise and red. Scrap a page or cards featuring these colours, plus white, black and kraft permitted as well.) These two photos will help you. It doesn't have to be a kitchen/cooking theme!


 I really love this color combo! And I loved this sketch from a private group I'm in.
 

 I flipped it on it's side so that the strips could become banners. I also ignored the chevrons lol! I used a bubble border punch to represent the horizontal circles. I had to cut my white cardstock background in order to put a row of punched circles on either side of that horizontal. I backed the circles with a darker teal per the "recipe" & then covered the seam with a b-side paper that perfectly mimics the black & white check in the inspiration photo! Serendipity...
 
If you were following along at CKC on iNSD, you might recognize this layout as the final challenge, which was to use what was all over your desk at the end of that Saturday. I had to prepare ahead for that post but had been working all day with my kit & here is what my desk looked like:


Because we work ahead on the Design Team, I came across this charmingly precious photo of the Queen & her consort posted after his death. I knew my kit was the perfect product because of the color scheme.
 
I have scrapped some of  the major "royal" events over the years as I came to have a real affection for Britain from visiting a few times. Prince Philip's passing definitely earned a place in my archives. 
 

 
I hope you get a chance to work on Challenge #2 & I'll be looking for your creation! There's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this: 
  • 24th May: Follower Showcase - Who has caught our eye this month?
  • 31st May: Killing Kits - Some ideas for using those last little bits!
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 #ckcmay2021).
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

051221 May CKC Challenge #1

 

Master Forger of Ceremonies Julene's first challenge for us?

Scrapbook an OLD recipe. Perhaps you have one handed down from mother or grandmother or further back than that. Use those cookery items you added to your kit to scrap it. You could tell a little about the original person on your layout or perhaps even add a small photo of them.

 Last month on our Spring Break trip we visited Laurel, Mississippi, home of the HGTV HomeTown renovation/improvement show. On the season's last episode a legendary Laurel recipe surfaced inside a cupboard door - Miss Dot's Sour Cream Pound Cake! The cake would be delivered to anyone who moved into the neighborhood over the years, including the hostess of the show. The recipe included a phone number & they actually reached Miss Dot. A cooking date was arranged, the cake was baked, and the very next day many fans of the show baked it themselves. I decided to give it a try and I'm sharing the recipe with you!





 It was fabulous, especially since I haven't been eating carbs or sugar, hehe. I cut the cake into 24 small servings & froze what we didn't eat that night. I think I overfilled the bundt pan but read later that I could have made muffins with the extra batter. You could also make it in loaf pans.

I had a lot of fun working with my uber-themey kit. Now it's your turn to give this challenge a try & celebrate a special recipe or person! 

There's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this: 
  • 18th May: Challenge #2 - A little extra inspiration to make the most of your kit!
  • 24th May: Follower Showcase - Who has caught our eye this month?
  • 31st May: Killing Kits - Some ideas for using those last little bits!
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 #ckcmay2021).

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

050121 May CKC Kit Reveal

 

MAY all of your culinary adventures this month be tasty!

 Master Forger Julene had this in mind when she chose the Counterfeit Kit Challenge inspiration kit - more on that in a moment...

First let's welcome our May Guest Designer, Kyla Skidmore Schrake!

Be sure to stop in at her blog & enjoy her creativity.

Now let's look at our vintage inspired inspiration kit!

Close to My Heart's "Eat Play Love Scrapbooking Workshop Kit"
 Companion kits are at the bottom of the page at the link.

So want to get a look at mine?





The foundation for my version is the 2018 Authentique/Ingredient collection! The color is mostly perfect & I selected the foodie-oriented papers. I scavenged my stash for every wood veneer on subject. A good variety of alphas, embellishments & stickers round out the mix.

Two extra papers unearthed after I put my kit together got tossed in at the last minute & may/may not be perfect for a challenge this month... hmmm... 


So put on your apron, follow the recipe & gather your ingredients for the perfect counterfeit kit!

Need a little more inspiration? Keep checking out what our Guest Designer & Master Forgers have whipped up on the blog hop!



There's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The month is going to look like this: 
  • 2nd May: Just the Gist of It - If you aren't sure where to start, check in tomorrow for some ideas.
  • 4th May: Forgery on the Fourth - Our DT show you some simple ways to create your own kit elements.
  • 6th May: Mini Kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Smaller kits and a project
  • 12th May: Challenge #1 - A little inspiration to make the most of your kit
  • 18th May: Challenge #2 - A little extra inspiration to make the most of your kit!
  • 24th May: Follower Showcase - Who has caught our eye this month?
  • 31st May: Killing Kits - Some ideas for using those last little bits!
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 #ckcmay2021).
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

041821 April CKC Challenge #2

 


 Don your beret & join in with the spirit of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge forger vibe & scraplift the SCT Design Team!

Choose from an assortment of single page, double spread & card inspiration from the Garden Party inspiration kit creations by the Scrapbook & Cards Today Design Team.
 
Link here https://scrapbookandcards.com/garden-party-scrapbook-kit/ to view the project gallery found below the kit reveal, including detail shots. Maybe one of the close-up elements alone will inspire you! 

My favorite was this one by SCT Design Team Member Nathalie DeSousa:


My kit didn't include any cut files but this Momenta die seemed perfect! I used it as a stencil for a misted background using Shimmers Vibes: Plum Pudding, Sunset Strip, Seas the Day & Sweet Heart...


Then I backed a 5th cut with the 2011 My Mind's Eye/Love Me "Pink Hex" paper, b-side (x & o) and popped it up with craft foam for a little more dimension.


I added some clusters in a visual triangle until I was happy with them. I really wanted to use up those stacked florals from Shimelle's 2019 Never Grow Up collection. A couple of Instax photos were planned to use from a date lunch later in the day so I included the chipboard camera, which became very important to the little story.


I decided to hand stitch the love words on the background for some texture. Then I started to stamp a border, but did NOT love it... time for some camouflage a la Master Forger Tara! 

 
That's much better! Added a little journaling & the photos & done!
 
 

 
 
There is a lot to inspire you on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Design Team gallery, so give them a look & grab your kit :D
 

There's still a couple of items on our calendar to inspire you so don't forget to come back here: 

  •  24th April: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month
  •  26th April: May Sneak Peek on social media
  •  30th April: 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. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2021).

 
 So glad to have you here with us.


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