Saturday, July 1, 2023

070123 CKC July Kit Reveal & Blog Hop



Welcome to Counterfeit Kit Challenge in July! It's a summer of loving scrappy things from a brand new kit club. More on that in a minute, but first, let me introduce you to our Guest Designer - a familiar face in our community! Dawn is a wonderfully prolific creative & an active member of the CKC family.

My name is DawnLyn Litz. I'm a single Mom to two adults, Autism Mom, Christian, Army Veteran, Paper Craft Artist & Owner of DawnLyn's Designs, Fibromyalgia Warrior, book lover, chocoholic, Mary Kay Consultant, and Educational Advocate & Behavioral Specialist Constant, and gym fanatic.

I love the CKC community because they are friendly and supportive of goals. I came to the group at the end of January and loved the idea of making a kit that I jumped into kit making in February. Last month I created 33 layouts with my kit.

 I am hosting the CKC July festivities and I chose our inspiration kit from Mercy Tiara Kits, a name that is likely familiar to many scrapbookers. The May Feeling Groovy kit was her first & there are now two more kits available. It is a bright, playful & funky kit thanks to a focus on Jen Hadfield's Flower Child collection. Vicki Boutin's Where To Next?, Maggie Holmes' Woodland Grove, and Pink Fresh Studio's Spring Vibes all play supporting roles.

Premiering Mercy Tiara Kits with the Feeling Groovy Kit!
 Details of all of the pieces are included on the CKC kit reveal post.

I really loved the fresh take on retro & chose my papers accordingly.

2022 Jen Hadfield Flower Child/From A to Z, Tweet; Amy Tangerine Brave & Bold/Starburst b-side; JH 2022 Flower Child/Wood You Rather (in the original kit); 2011 October Afternoon Sidewalks/Red Light Green Light b-side; 2021 Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed/Summer Lights; 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Let's Stay Home/Better Things Are Ahead b-side; 2021 Jen Hadfield Live & Let Grow/Tree Tops; Amy Tangerine Brave & Bold/Summer Stripes b-side; 2018 Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Sunny Days/Snapshot; 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Let's Stay Home/You Are Stronger b-side; 2022 Vicki Boutin Where To Next?/Vacation Mode (in the original kit.)

Here's my full "Happiness Comes In Waves" July kit!

The retro style alpha stamps came in my July Cherry Box yesterday! Perfect.

I also have a couple of forgeries coming on the fourth & some cut-apart sheets from the Jen Hadfield Live & Let Grow collection.

I've decided to ferret out some of my retro photos to scrap so July should be fun. Please take advantage of all of the inspiration on the blog & in the Facebook Community this month, and don't miss a stop on the hop!

 Here is what the rest of July's month of inspiration will look like:

  •  2nd July - Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way to create your kit.
  •  4th July - Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements.
  •  6th July - Mini Kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas.
  • 12th July- Challenge #1 - To inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 18th July - Challenge #2 - To inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 28th July - Follower's Showcase - who has caught our eye this month.
  • 31st July - Killing the Kit - an idea or two focusing on using up the bits and pieces left in your kit.

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 Community or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2023).

Thanks for stopping by!