Tuesday, October 1, 2019

100119 CKC October Kit Reveal

October is my birth month (yay, me!) 
and the kit Laura has chosen this month 
is - just like me - a definite throwback...

Let's take a look at
"Brand new October Afternoon Woodland Park conjures 
images of bright blue skies and green grass. 
We've paired it with just-released American Crafts, 
Pebbles and Basic Grey, and finished the mix with 
exclusive die cuts, badges, an alphabet and a label stamp set. 
With our August kit, this summer can last forever."
Studio Calico August 2012 "Summer of '69" Main Kit

Studio Calico August 2012 "Summer of '69" Add On Kits
Here is Laura's intro to the kit & to our October Guest Designer!

Now, I know we always try to stay current for the challenge, but I thought this kit would work so well. 
The name might imply summer, but the colours would work just as well for Autumn or spring layouts. 
Many of us have been scrapping several years now and have a fair amount of stash. 
This kit includes papers from some of the great manufacturers we all used to coo over - October 
Afternoon, Basic Grey etc, so what a perfect way for us to have a rummage and pull out some older stuff 
from our stash to use up.
Our guest designer for this month is a lovely follower of ours who plays along almost every month on Instagram. 
Her name is Ayaan Nambier and she is from India. She has a dedicated scrappy profile and creates the most 
beautiful and colourful layouts.
 My version begins with the main kit & is sprinkled with pieces from the add-on kits. 

Let's open up the Magic Blue Box & take a look at
Autumn of 2019 

I chose my papers based on color & pattern from the inspiration: chevrons, dots, large allover print, sky, 
 small print, navy, kraft swirl.
2011 Basic Grey/Out of Print 6x6; 2016 Echo Park/Just Be You Dream Big b-side; 2013 October Afternoon/Snapshots Focus b-side; WeRMemory Keepers/Farmers Market floral;  2011 Basic Grey/Plumeria Zig; WeRMemory Keepers/Farmers Market small print; 2018 Pink Paizlee/Indigo & Ivy 06; 2012 Crate Paper/The Pier Cotton Candy. *There is also a hexagon 12x12 paper that went walkabout. I mean - seriously disappeared... I can't wait to see where it turns up!
 The full kit: 

  Made a few counterfeits, so be sure to return on the fourth to check those out.
 Now let's keep hopping!  
Guest Designer, Ayaan - https://www.instagram.com/ayaan_scraps/
Cindy - http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/
Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com/
Tina - http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/
And of course, don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas 
and challenges to help you put together and use your kit. 

Here's what we have coming up this month: 
  • October 2nd: I'll be back with a "Just the Gist" post to help jump-start your kit-making. 
  • October 4th: We'll have our "Forgery on the Fourth" post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month's kit. 
  • October 6th: We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit. 
  • October 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • October 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • October 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit. 
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcoctober2019).

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I spy my beloved October Afternoon and so many lovely pieces that I adore and are perfect for your throwback kit. I really love it and would definitely use it too. Let us know if that paper turns up ;-)

  2. I love your kit, it looks retro, but nudged a bit further into the future. Cannot wait to see your work with this.

    1. Thanks! First October LOAD page done from the kit. I'm going to have to be careful not to use it up before I do the Challenges!

  3. Oooh, Leslie - your kit is fabulous! I love the papers you have included and all of those fun embellishments! I've had paper disappear on me, too. I hope your's turns up soon!

    1. Thanks! Pulled it together a little differently than usual so hopefully it will work for me.

  4. Lovely kit. Beautiful papers, sweet embellishments and awesome stamps. Have fun crafting.
    Cindy F

  5. I love your kit!!! I hate when something disappears in my crafting area!! Maddening!

  6. Yes definitely retro but with your own twist on the original. I adore your tags and tabs on this kit.

    1. Thanks! I had a hard time without much interesting patterned paper in the inspo kit.

  7. Gorgeous kit. Love all the patterned paper which you have included and that photo of the dresses is like a kick back in time to how my mum used to dress. Hmm, you are an inspiration...thinking I may do some retro photo layouts of my family in the 60's and 70's.

    1. Thanks! I with I could take credit for that photo but DT Julene passed that along to the team. I can't wait to see how it inspires you! Be sure to tag me!

  8. OOO!!! Your massive October copy cat kit is FABulous!!!! Moxie FAB!!! Have lots of fun being creative!!!


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