Sunday, February 1, 2015

020115 CKC February Kit Reveal

Greetings, diehard hoppers!

If you've hung in this long you have enjoyed oodles of fabulously 
inspiring forgeries from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog Design Team.
 Just this last post & you can get down to business, sifting & sorting through 
your stash for all the perfect elements to build your own amazing counterfeit kit.

Welcome to our special Guest Designer, the renowned Doris Sander!
I spent a lovely evening getting to know her through her blog posts.

You've probably already seen it once or twice, but here's February's kit: "Across the Miles"

The spectacular gilded vellum map is certainly the showstopping star of this kit!
Let's open up the Magic Blue Box & see my own translation.

My version just makes me so happy!
February is a great month for a bright & playful kit.
I laid out my papers in the same order as the inspiration kit,
with a small strip of my B sides showing at the top of each.

But where did all that color come from, you may ask?
And where is that gilded map??? (Patience, grasshopper :)

 This yummy central paper of card cutouts is meant to sub for the
 cards in the original, but I won't cut into it until I want a specific piece.

A few close-ups:


Papers - theirs, then mine:

(Look for a tut of how I dress up the right hand paper.)



The pop of red is for the cardstock
and a nod to the map paper, plus a
 little teaser for the tuts post on the 4th :)

Now - let's see what YOU've got!
And if you missed anyone, get back to hopping...

Guest Designer Doris:

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such bright and happy colours to make anyone smile.
    A blue box of loveliness!

  2. Your blue box always makes me smile and I can almost see those awesome layouts you are going to be creating with it! Fabulous colours - so perfect for a grey, cold month and so many scummy embellies that will decorate too! Your blue box is always inspirational and this month is no exception. This is going to be a fabulous month - can't wait to get going. See you on the LOAD board!

  3. Very nice, I like how you "springed up" the kit. Enjoy it.

  4. There is a balance practicality and visual delights to your kits and this one is no exception. Reminds me of the mantra, "keep only that which is useful and beautiful" I can already imagine the layouts of Chloe that will use the little girls dress pattern paper. Oh so cute!

  5. I love your choices, and fun to see the side-by-side comparisons!

  6. Love your choices for your kit :) Oh and I spy the Letters paper I have one in my stash too will have to dig it out now :) That was a big help :)

  7. Great ideas there Leslie.Your comparisons make sense. I need to try that.

  8. I love seeing the process of how a kit comes together. Such a bright and cheerful interpretation of the kit. Hoping to see Miss Chloe featured toward the end of the month on some layouts :) My fave? That project life card sheet. I'm loving those papers that look like photography. What a great kit. xo

  9. Love all the fabulous summery papers you pulled together for your kit! And those embellishments are to die for!!!

  10. OOooh wow wow wow! Every time I see your fabulous little blue box I smile because I know there is an eye-candy treat inside...
    and .... its fabulous! Love the brights and the fun pages!! Oooh and the embellies... definitely could play long in this one!!!

  11. Great view inside the Blue Box Leslie - perfect for LOAD - happy scrapping!

  12. LOL - Another diehard hopper here. :) It's especially hard when your family has so many needs to interrupt the pleasurable journey through the blogs....

    Love the Spring direction that you took. Your breakdown by paper definitely puts it all together in the master plan that you made. I believe that all those colorful elements are going to make for an extra fun month for you. Looking forward to all your creativity!!

  13. I love how you interpreted the colors and patterns in the original kit!

  14. After all the snow we've had lately, I completely agree that February needs bright and happy colors and your take on the kit definitely delivers! I love seeing all the cheeriness and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

  15. That sure looks like a bright and fun kit, I know you're going to enjoy it!

  16. Cute kit, your letter paper with the girls on the back would be in my hoarded pile - hard to cut into.
    Cindy F.

  17. Oh I love how positive this kit is!


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