Friday, September 1, 2023

090123 CKC September Kit Reveal & Blog HopB

 What a lovely color palette for either Autumn or Spring, depending on your hemisphere! That's what Master Forger of Ceremonies Tina had in mind when she chose our kit to counterfeit this month, but first let's see who will be our Guest Designer?

Jennifer Croasdale!

Hi, I'm Jen & I'm glad to be joining you this month. I've been scrapbooking since 1996 when my sister showed me her album. Patterned paper is my favorite supply, but I love everything scrapbooking. I live in NJ with my husband, Fred. We have two grown daughters and three grandkids. Most of my layouts are about travel or family. I am inspired by challenges & look forward to this fun month of scrapping with you.

The kit to challenge our forgery skills this month is from {Not} Just For Boys Kit Club:

"Aurora" Limitless Kit

Isn't it dreamy? It is made up of these papers:

  • 2-12x12 49 & Market- Serendipitous- "After the Rain" Paper
  • 12x12 Simple Stories- Simple Vintage Winter Woods- "Winter Blues" Paper
  • 12x12 Carta Bella- Welcome Winter- "Frigid Flannel" Paper
  • 12x12 Echo Park- Call of the Wild- "Under the Stars" Paper
  • 12x12 Uniquely Creative- High Tea- "Table Setting" Paper
  • 12x12 Prima Marketing- Aquarelle Dreams Collection- "Forget Me Not" Paper
  • 12x12 Simple Stories- Simple Vintage Winter Woods- "Ice Blue/Aspen" Paper
and these alphas, embellishments, cut file & mixed media:

  • Bottle "Hickory Smoke" Distress Oxide Spray- 1.9 fl. oz.
  • Pinkfresh "Happy Holidays" Puffy Alphabet Stickers- 220 pieces
  • NJFB "Aurora" Baubles- 24 pieces
  • 49 & Market "ARToptions Viken" Ephemera Bits- 73 pieces
  • 1 "Family" Cardstock Cut designed by Paige Evans
As always I tackled the papers first:

A-side counterfeits: 2021 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Teal/Whisper, 2010 My Mind's Eye Meadowlark/Dawn, 2011 My Mind's Eye Lost & Found II/Breeze, 2018 Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills II/Gorge, 2021 Memory Place/Rustic Dreams/Easton, 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor/Like a Dream, 2020 Blue Fern Studios Passages/Itinerary, Ken Oliver Watercolored Memories/Hydrangea Blossom.

 B-side counterfeits: 2020 Blue Fern Studios Jane's Memories/Lock & Key, Kaisercraft Misty Mountains/ Light Leaks, 2020 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Everyday/Zealous, 2021 My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus/Tilly, 2021 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Peace & Joy/Northpole, Kaisercraft Grand Bazaar/Folklore, Pinkfresh Studio Happy Blooms/Embroidered, Kaisercraft Magic Happens/Fairytale.

 Then the other bits:

As you can see I have a few ephemera packs from the 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor collection (also see the ticket cutout paper plus a few others stashed away), an ephemera pack plus the  Stamperia Welcome Home papers (in reserve), and an assortment of punches to create tags, stamps, tabs, etc. That yummy green alpha set plus Distress Oxide Lost Shadow spray. I am working on a forgery as well, so stay tuned for the Forgery on the Fourth post & will choose a cut file as needed.

Our Design Team of Master Forgers will inspire you as you hop through their kit reveals below. 

Come back tomorrow for our "Just the Gist of It" post that gives an insightful break down of the inspiration kit vibe. "Forgery on the Fourth" shows ideas to craft your own version of kit elements.

Don't miss a stop on the hop!

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

  •  2nd September - Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way to create your kit.
  •  4th September - Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements.
  •  6th September - Mini Kit Reveal and Project Showcase - Inspiration for a smaller kit or project ideas.
  • 12th September- Challenge #1 - To inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 18th September - Challenge #2 - To inspire you to get creating from your own kit.
  • 24th September - Follower's Showcase - who has caught our eye this month.
  • 30th September - 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 #ckcSeptember2023).

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous papers Leslie. They will work really well together. Your embellishments are interesting and I'm sure will fit in.

    1. Thank you! Quite a challenge this month!

  2. Fab kit, and those papers are just gorjuss!! I have that Days of Splendor line, so I will be watching to see how you mix and match with it.

    1. Oops, forgot to sign in first. It's me, Susanne.

    2. Thank you! I’ll keep you in mind in choosing the papers ๐Ÿ˜

  3. Oh my, you have some gorgeous papers in there!

    1. Thanks! Tricky kit to counterfeit (for me, anyway!)

  4. You have some beautiful papers!!! As usual, your blog will not allow me to sign in to comment. At least I caught it this time and asked it to let me change from Anonymous to my name.

    1. Thanks! Sorry for the trouble - just no additional bandwith to tackle it...

  5. Such a lovely 'softly, softly' kit. I love the beautiful botanicals! x

    1. Thank you! I love that name for it ๐Ÿ’•

  6. I love how we all have a couple of common directions - I spy Pinkfresh Studio in yours which I also have and spotted in several other's too! Looks like a great kit :-*


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