Monday, August 1, 2022

080122 CKC August Kit Reveal & Blog Hop


Dog Days of Summer...

Master Forger of Ceremonies Julene has chosen her August CKC inspiration kit. But before we get a look let's meet our August Guest Designer, Caryn Adams Kidwell. She is on Clique Kits international design team as well as Theresa Collins Lifestyle  Studio design Team, and her work can be seen on Instagram @thecraftyCaryn From her intro post she sounds like a lot of fun! Welcome, Caryn!

Hello all!!!I am super excited to be the August Guest Designer for Counterfit Kit Challenge Group.  My name is Caryn pronounced (Care-ren); but no one says or spells it correctly LOL. I was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland (United States). Grew up on the water near the U.S. Naval Academy.  I have been married to my best friend and love of my life for 23 years and we got married on my Birthday; November 20th (this way my husband only has to remember one date LOL).  I am “Madukes” to KK boy & KK girl. I am an outgoing introvert. 

I just LOVE Crafting!!! Whether I am altering an item, creating a layout, journaling in my planner, or making an mini album or participating in Snail Mail Swaps. I have been dabbling in crafting since I was a kid. I was always excited to be in the Yearbook Club, Photography Club & Art Clubs. I primarily do 12x12 layouts. I'm that girl who does not  Scrapbook chronologically AND I never measure. My Craft Studio is my own personal crafty space; I must see everything I have & mess it up constantly creating. As they say, a cluttered desk is a sign of a "craft genius" :)

Now on to our delightful inspiration kit! Julene says,

I chose this kit because of the green colour mainly,but there's also lots of mustard yellows. These papers make a statement ! (Nobody puts these babies in the corner!) The embellishments provide for a variety of holiday/car trip/beach/walking experiences/outdoors. The whole kit has a bright, fresh feel.

Citrus Twist Travelogue Life crafted kit April 2022

Here's my own counterfeit version:

Their papers

My papers
Top row: 2021 MME Wild Asparagus/Sunny, 2021 MME Gingham Foundry/Front Porch, 2011 Crate Paper Story Teller/Archives, 2021 Vicki Boutin Fernwood/Focused, 2009 The Paper Studio Old White Fence, 2018 Pink Paislee Paige Evans Horizon #12.

Bottom row: 2019 Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story/Plant Kindness, 2021 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Beached/Journal Cards, old paper pad swans, 2013 October Afternoon Public Library/Due Date, Prima Majestic/Stronger Together, another paper pad travel icons.

Assorted: Pink Paislee Little Adventurer ephemera pack, Simple Stories Safe Travels journal bits, Heidi Swapp Artwalk stickers, Bella Blvd pennants, Sizzix Be Happy framelets stamps & dies, Crate Paper Wild Heart stamps.

Alphas: Amy Tangerine Remarks/Amy, October Afternoon Sea & Sails Mini-Market, AC Thickers Venus, Glitz Tiffany Blue teeny alphas, Pinkfresh Studio Life Noted puffy alphas, Felicity Jane mint chipboard.

I added some oldies but goodies chipboard collections:

2014 Crate Paper The Open Road, 2019 Jen Hadfield Along the Way
2018 Maggie Holmes Willow Lane, 2017 Crate Paper Here + There.

I'm noticing how much I still love Crate Paper... sigh.

Be sure to keep on hoppin' for more inspiration! And show us your interpretation of Julene's great choice for Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's August inspiration.

• Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
• Guest Caryn Adams Kidwell -

We've got another full month of inspiration for you:

  • 2nd August: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit 
  • 4th August: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th August: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th August: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th August: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st August: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

Have a happy month gathering up then scrapping with your kit!

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcaugust2022).

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. Its almost impossible to tell your papers apart from the originals. Great counterfeiting! All those yummy embellishments will make this a fun kit for you.

    1. Thanks! That’s half of the fun for me. Looking forward to a great August under your leadership.

  2. Well your paper selections are spot on! And all those embellishments are swoon-worthy. You should have a fab time using this kit - it rocks!

  3. This is fabulous! Your papers are almost an exact match! I can’t wait to see what you make!

  4. Thx, MF Tara! Check the previews, hehe... 😁


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