Saturday, November 12, 2022

111222 CKC November Challenge #1 - Life Right Now!


Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa says,  The original kit includes a pack of embellishments from the Pinkfresh Studio Life Right Now! collection and that seems like a great place to start our challenges this month.

Record something about your life right now! 

The small things or the big things in life are always perfect for us memory keepers so dig in and see what makes it onto your page this month!

I love these types of pages! I went to my kit for inspiration & chose tickets from the 2022 Pinkfresh/Life Right Now! Slow Days paper with relevant sentiments.

Then I chose the 2019 Pinkfresh My Favorite Story/Best Chapter for my background.

 I added a sentiment from the 2022 Pinkfresh Life Right Now!/Time For Fun paper, "Enjoy the little things."

I used one of the 2020 Pinkfresh Days of Splendor tags (pictured at top of post) as a subtitle, "Everyday magic" & dressed it up with some of the ephemera collection. Then I hung the tag, plus each ticket, photo & embellishment, from the title. I'm so happy with how it came out! I'm not normally a collection scrapper.

And of course, as always, we have a full month of inspiration to keep you inspired!

November is going to look something like this:

  • 18th November: Challenge #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 22nd NovemberAn extra challenge to add a little extra inspiration this month!
  • 24th November: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 30th November: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Communityor share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcnovember2022).


Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

110122 - CKC November Blog Hop & Kit Reveal


Harvest Time!

Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa has a really inspiring inspiration kit for us this month! But first, let's find out who will don the Guest Designer beret again in November? Lisa's introduction:

This month, I’m delighted to have Machelle Willing join us as our Guest Designer. She’s been kitting with us for a long time and it’s always lovely to see her kits and creations – if you don’t already know her, you are going to love her!

"Hello, my name is Machelle & I am excited to be a Guest Designer once again for Counterfeit Kit Challenge!  I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years, so I have quite a stash built up and I love to follow along with CKC every month for inspiration to use what I have! 

I live in Central Texas with my husband, two dogs and a cat. In addition to scrapbooking, I love to make cards, crochet and pretty much anything I see on Pinterest. You can check out my projects on my website, Small Town Scrap, or follow me on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest."

On to our kit! Lisa says,

I like to have a look around and see if I can find an inspiration kit from outside the US and was rather taken with the Scrapbook Werkstatt October 2022 kit “Herbstzauber” (Autumn Magic) from here in Germany.

 I’m happy that this is a somewhat different kit for the autumn we find ourselves in in the northern hemisphere, but I think it has the option of being taken in different directions to fit where you are and how you feel about this time of year depending on where you put your focus. And of course, it’s a kit with “regular” products rather than kit exclusives so you might have a piece or two in your own stash which is sometimes a good place to start. Anyway, I think it’s bright and funky and full of energy, so I hope you enjoy making your own. Herbstzauber!


Scrapbook Werkstatt October 2022 kit “Herbstzauber”  


I have to sincerely apologize - this may be my most uninspired kit reveal ever. No excuses. 

I knew I had 3 of the inspiration papers (asterisked below). I had some of the warehouse boxes from Pinkfresh Studios so I used a lot of the embellishments from other collections. But my immediate thrill after a look at this kit was that balloon paper - a cheap knockoff of the featured paper in the BasicGrey 2011 What's Up collection, which I OWN. 

The whole package is in reserve at the bottom of the Magic Blue Box!

Meanwhile, here are my papers & embellishments:

A sides Column 1: *2022 PinkFresh Life Right Now/Time for Fun, 2021 PinkFresh Happy Blooms/Memories b-side, *2022 PinkFresh Life Right Now/Slow Days, 2014 Echo Park Getaway/Travel Script; Column 2: 2011 BasicGrey What's Up/Balloon Festival, not pictured - 2022 PinkFresh Life Right Now/Social Hour (replaced pocket cards with phrases), 2019 Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Heritage/Generations, *2020 AC Paige Evans Wonders.

B sides Column 3: *2022 PinkFresh Life Right Now/Time for Fun b-side, 2021 Lawn Fawn Watercolor Washes/Rose Quartz, *2022 PinkFresh Life Right Now/Slow Days, 2015 Elle's Studio Thankful/Sweater; Column 4: 2022 AC Jen Hadfield Stardust/So Fresh, 2022 Cocoa Vanilla No Limits/ Orbit, 2019 PinkFresh My Favorite Story/ Best Chapter, 2022 Asuka Studio Wonderland/Rabbit Hole b-side.

I'm really looking forward to using this kit! Lisa really picked a good one.

I hope you're ready for another month of scrappy fun! Join us for the full reveal hop: