Thursday, October 1, 2020

100120 CKC October Kit Reveal


Seasonal differences in our two hemispheres

Master Forger of Ceremonies Tracy Campbell has a twist of an inspiration kit this month!

Here in Australia it is just starting to get warm again, the spring flowers are popping up bringing lots of colour. A bit different for most of you heading into Fall and seeing the Autumn leaves turn colour. With that in mind, I picked a kit that has both Fall and Spring colours in it, and it is a kit that is a bit different from an ordinary kit club. It is a selection of products put together by a well know scrapper, Shimelle, from a project she has dubbed "The Best of Both Worlds Kit". See how the concept works at this blog LINK.  
A full list of what is included is found at the CKC October Kit Reveal post link in the hop below.
I focused on the patterns & products represented for my "Be Happy" kit, using the striped patterned paper as my focal piece.

And don't you know how happy it made ME to include some vintage BasicGrey!

But let's not forget to introduce our October Guest Designer, Machelle Willing. Be sure to visit her blog & get to know her better on the "Porch Ramblings" tab.

Hello!  My name is Machelle and I am so happy to be here as the guest designer this month.  My husband, Scott, and I have been married for 21 years and live in Central Texas with our spoiled rotten two dogs and two cats.  I have been scrapbooking for about 20 years now and love all the different ways and sizes you can document your memories.  I also make cards and small home decor items with my supplies.  Recently, I have been learning more about digital scrapbooking as well.  


I love the Counterfeit Kit Challenge because it gives you a great starting point for making kits and using what you already have.  The “just the gist of it” series is my favorite because it makes me look at my stash in a new way and gives me options I wouldn’t have thought about otherwise.  I look forward to sharing my ideas with you!

Here's what I put together:

Main Kit

Papers (clockwise from 6:00): unknown orange mixed-media imitation; Webster's Pages/Dream in Color "Nature's Beauty; unknown paper pad bold dark woodgrain; 2014 BasicGrey/Second City "POTM exclusive"; 2014 BasicGrey/Second City "Hyde Park; April 2020 Studio Calico/Limited Edition 12x12" kit featuring Amy Tangerine exclusive hand-lettered paper; former forgery; forged tag paper; Heidi Swapp/No Limits "Smarty"; 2018 Pink Paislee/Horizon #04; 2014 BasicGrey/Second City "Fullerton" - my focus paper.

Other (clockwise from 6:00): 2018 Pebbles halloween puffy stickers; 2014 BasicGrey/Second City badges; 2014 7 Paper/Baxter puffy stickers; 2014 BasicGrey/Second City photo frames; assorted fussy-cut ephemera & project life style cards.

Add-on kit

Top to bottom (l-r): Reminisce National Parks sticker sheet; 2014 BasicGrey/Second City sticker sheet. 
Alphas: 2011 A/C Amy Tangerine Remarks letter sticker book; WeR Memory Keepers/Farmers Market stickers; BasicGrey purple & red stickers; 2004 Making Memories Dark & Light alpha fetti; 2011 BasicGrey/Soleil small & ransom stickers.
Stitching: WeR Memory Keepers Sew Easy scallop pattern tool & piercing mat; Felicity Jane stitching template; assorted embroidery floos; large eye needles.
Mixed media: 2011 Jenni Bowlin Labels acrylic stamp; TCW/Balzer Designs Mini Overlapping Stripes stencil; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade & Forest Moss; Ranger/Nick Bantock Chrome Yellow ink.

It's going to be a fun month! Happy scrapping!

 Here is the Blog Hop list and reveal - enjoy hopping around and seeing what everyone has put together from Shimelle's Best of Both Worlds September kit.
Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop - October Kit Reveal
Guest Designer – Machelle Willing -
YOU ARE HERE Leslie - Be Happy

Here’s what we have coming up this month:

  • October 2nd: I’ll be back with a “Just the Gist” post to help you jump start your kit making.
  • October 4th: We will 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 will reveal the mini kits and projects in case you’re a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • October 12th and 18th: We will give you two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • October 24th: We’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community. Will it be you??
  • October 30th: Another Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!

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 #ckcoctober2020).


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love what you have put together.

  2. Wonderful kit you pulled together :) Love all the extras you pulled in the bottom section :)

  3. I love how you made the kit your own ! I used to have the We R Memory Keepers tool and mat! I forgot about it. I think I gave mine away. LOL! And Basic Grey! I don’t recognize that line! Have fun working through your kit this month!

  4. Beautiful kit! It would make anyone “Be Happy” with those colors! I especially love the stripe you started with, the heart paper & the label paper. Just lovely & bright.

  5. Really like your kit, it is brighter than the others on the hop so far. It is so fun to see how everyone interprets the kit differently. Enjoy.

  6. This looks good.I like the hint of purple you've added.(something different).Your alphas and add ons will make this enjoyable!

  7. Beautiful kit. Love the stencil you pulled out and I'm looking forward to seeing what you stitch up this month.
    Cindy f

  8. You already know I'm living that add-on kit! Loved that you started with vintage Basic Grey stripes!!


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