Wednesday, February 1, 2023

020123 CKC February Kit Reveal & Blog Hop


All the love to all this month 💕 

Disclaimer: Due to technical difficulties my post will be minimal, so please refer to the main CKC post reveal for complete details!

Master Forger Cindy has invited the cheerful & uber-creative Karen Piettuszkiewocz to be February’s Guest Designer - yay!

Our inspiration kit is Cocoa Daisy February 2022 Elegance Blooms Kit See all kits at the link.


The overall color scheme put me in mind of the color palette in the older Felicity Jane kits. I had a sub for a few years so went in search of all things FJ in my stash! Unfortunately the patterned papers were nowhere to be found without a deep dive. I did find a bundle of the solid paper included each month with the scalloped border 💕

I present “Felicitations, Jane!”

My papers include a pad of Vicki Boutin mixed media paper. plus the Paper Phenomenom “Ladies Who Lunch” kit, which has a similar color scheme but a slightly more modern, edgy vibe. I used it in my June 2021 CKC kit & loved those pages.


My kit includes every FJ item that I own! I am hoping to use up a ton of these embellishments.


And as if that’s not all enough, here’s part 2!


Wish me luck! Don’t miss the chance to join in 😊

Counterfeit Kit Challenge: http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer: 
Karen Pietruszkiewicz - posts will be found on the “Counterfeit Kit Community” Facebook group
Anna: 
https://www.youtube.com/c/piececraftlove
Cindy: 
https://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com
Julene: 
http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Juliet: 
https://www.instagram.com/julesd 
Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com

Misty: 
https://craftysoup.com/
Tara: 
 https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com
Tina: 
http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

020123 Archiscraps February Challenge

 

Pink + a heart

Julene has really set a girly mood for us at Archiscraps this month!

My youngest grandgirly had a great time as a 1st grade cheerleader. 

Yes - they start them early! The girls got a brief spate of sessions to introduce them to the basics and then a trial run on the sidelines before their guest appearance. 


My daughter took the photos & got great close-ups! Her cousin gave her a lot of tips & pointers, and had been helping her learn how to do a cartwheel. I think we have a natural gymnast 💕


Plug into your girlie side & think pink! 



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

011823 CKC January Challenge #2 - Make It New Again!

 

Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa says:

In our first challenge of the year, I went back to a design style that I used a lot when I first started scrapping - double page spreads - and encouraged you to give it a go.


On the same theme, this time around I'd like you to think back to when you first started scrapbooking (or at least, look back to sometime in the past) and find a technique that you used a lot which has got forgotten along the way as you have changed and developed your scrapbook style. 


So, bring that technique back into style and find a way to use it on a page today that is right up to date!

 

I took a look back over 20 years ago (!) to refresh my memory, to LayOutADay "LOAD" October 2010. It was my first scrapbooking challenge and I signed up at 11:30 pm the night before it started. I seem to have defaulted often to an "L" shaped arrangement on my pages. Here's a good sampling...

 

 
I'm using this general arrangement with my "Celebrating Us" page kit.
 
(I just realized - I forgot to use that chippy rose!)

Day 3 of the LOAD challenge was to pick a photo that tells a story without words = no journaling but a title is okay. I chose a recent photo of us. We just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary!

 

  I love how this turned out! I pulled in a Vicki Boutin cheater paper for my background. Apparently I was much more of a minimalist scrapper back in the day! Don't you love to see how scrapping has changed over the years? What a blessing to have all of the things available today.


Be sure that you share your creation with us. If the idea of making a layout every day of the month for the LOAD challenge intrigues you, a new one is starting in February! Here's the LINK.

Remaining inspiration to keep you inspired in January:

  • 24th January: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st January: 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 #ckcjanuary2023).

 

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, January 14, 2023

011423 Crafty Soup Celebration Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Link HERE to enter for GIVEAWAY!

  Meet one of my CKC scrapsistas, Misty! 

She is an amazing & generous creative, sharing her skills on her Crafty Soup Youtube channel, the Crafty Soup blog,  & also on Instagram @craftysouppics.  Her success speaks for itself as we are here to celebrate her channel reaching 2,000 subscribers UPDATE!!! 3,000 subscribers - before we even got to the party! CONGRATULATIONS, Misty!

 

Create a project using one (or more) of these prompts: 

1) General celebration prompt!

2) Use a Crafty Soup free cut file 
https://craftysoup.com/free-cut-files/ 

3) Use a Crafty Soup free sketch
https://craftysoup.com/sketch-freebies/

 

 I decided to combine 1 & 3 for this layout celebrating Misty's achievement.

I used this FREEBIE sketch of hers, but please pardon my rudimentary PSE skills!!!

Found HERE
 


Let's go to THE HOP!

YouTubers: 

Nikki @NikkisScrapbookingAdventures:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKbcu9uHAYI

Alice Boll @ScrapHappy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvmVq0YrmL8

*Alison Day @LadnerVillageCraftCo5709:
https://www.youtube.com/@ladnervillagecraftco5709

Scrappy Kathy @ScrappyKathy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COpLVfSZNQo 

Sara Scraps @SaraScraps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzwY_KYDPUA

Laurie @CookScrapCraft:
https://youtu.be/5nEZMMQlPnY 

*Create with Alison @CreateWithAlison:
https://www.youtube.com/@createwithalison

Tara @thepapersnob:
https://youtu.be/oO1oc45SQpo 

Anna @PieceCraftLove:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O-POJhhvz8

Janet Fritz @GalaxyGirlCreations:
https://youtu.be/4cBCM4dhr3o 

Other Socials 

Lisa (CKC):
https://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/2023/01/mistys-2000-subscriber-celebration-hop.html

*Cindy (CKC):
https://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/ 

Tina (CKC):
https://www.instagram.com/p/CnZnFZSOCes/



Be sure to take advantage of all of the wonderful resources from Misty!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 12, 2023

011223 CKC January Challenge #1 - Sketch It!

 

Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa says:
 
When I first started scrapbooking, almost all my layouts were double spreads and I kind of miss them! So, let's start the new year with a fabulous Page Maps double sketch which was featured in Scrapbook and Cards Today in their Project 12 feature (January 2010). 
 
If you make a lot of spreads, this will be right up your alley and if you don't normally, this is a chance to stretch those creative muscles and give it a go! Double pages are a super way to include lots of photos and journalling with plenty of space for embellishments and all the fun stuff too! 

Sketches are such a fun way to create - copy it exactly, or totally tweak it and make it your own.
 
I knew right away that I would scrap my grandson's first season of football! So many photos to include - this sketch will help me winnow down my choices & do him justice documenting his amazing journey.


 I actually used my daughter's photo collages with a little rearranging and my "Star Defender" page kit.


I fussy-cut some of the cut-apart cards for embellishments.
 
 
I used some of the stamps I included in my kit to add some embellishments to a few photos.
 



My little man! He's not even 11 in these photos but it's happening too fast...
 
This two page sketch might help you scrap some of your holiday photos, or perhaps a short trip? It felt good to have that much real estate to work with! I hope you are inspired to give it a try!
 

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

  • 18th January: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th January: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st January: 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 #ckcjanuary2023).

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

010123 CKC January Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

 

A new month, a new year, a new CKC kit to counterfeit, and a new Guest Designer - please welcome Anandi! 

 

"I started buying scrapbook products in 2007 because I love paper, stickers, and stationery. I didn't have the courage to start actually scrapbooking until I did Project Life in 2012. I fell into a slump in 2020 and 2021 (like a lot of people!) and what got me back to my table was the Counterfeit Kit Challenge last summer. I shopped my stash and made whatever layout I felt like making in the moment. So grateful for this challenge!"

Master Forger of Ceremonies Lisa has chosen the December 2022 Hip Kit Club main kit.


 I knew right away that I didn't need a seasonal winter kit, so I set out to troll for some paper matches for the 24 patterns represented. Some things I noticed: three dark papers - the woodgrain & the two dark backgrounds; mustard dotted & hot pink patterned, bold floral & diamonds, delicate patterns.

Welcome to my trio of page kits, Triple Play!

#1 Celebrating Us

Hot pink, dark background, bold floral, wood elements.

2018 Pink Paislee Paige Evans/Horizon #04, 2017 Maggie Holmes Flourish Emma, Stampington & Company Artists' Paper from Kim Collister, Recollections painted woodgrain alpha, assorted sequins, 2013 Studio Calico transparency words, unknown floral woodgrain embellishment.

#2 Turkey Day

Mustard dot, diamond, delicate pattern, wood embellishment, diecut selection.

2020 Carta Bella Oh Happy Day/Flower Jars, Stampington & Company Artists' Paper from Lila Levine, 2021 Maggie Holmes Market Square/Memoir, Nov 2016 & Apr 2017 Felicity Jane stamp sets, 2022 unknown wooden turkey napkin ring, 2015 Pink Paislee Cedar Lane puffy stickers, Art-C doilies, assorted sequins, 2020 Simple Stories Cozy Days diecuts & puffy stickers,Reminisce Hello Autumn cut apart "Give Thanks", 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor chipboard flair.

#3 Star Defender

Dark background, woodgrain, b-side of a bold floral

 2009 Basic Grey Basics poll, 2016 Crate Paper Maggie Holmes/Gather My Story, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes/Willow Lane decorative trim, Colorplay Touchdown cutapart sheet, assorted star sequins, Bella Blvd/Make Your Mark Magnifique b-side, 2017 Pink Paislee Paige Evans/Pick-Me-Up /#19, 2016 Thickers gold foil alphas, Jan & Sep 2016 Felicity Jane stamp sets, 2020 Vicki Boutin/Storyteller puffy stars.

This may be the month that I finally kill my kit!!!

Hope your 2023 brings blessing. <3


Here is the hop list so that you don’t miss out on any of the team’s inspiration:

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

  • 2nd January: Just the Gist of It - to help you find an easy way into creating your kit
  • 4th January: Forgery on the Fourth - Master Forgers share simple ideas for creating kit elements 
  • 6th January: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th January: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th January: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st January: 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 #ckcjanuary2023).

Thanks for stopping by!


 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

010123 Archiscraps January Challenge

 

 
Julene is starting out the first 2023 Archiscraps challenge with an uber-clever twist!

Incorporate some architecture on your layout! Perhaps in the embellishments, background, or even your photo. Secondly, twist the sketch to suit your photos, or even adapt it for a card!

I have a building in one of my photos - a chicken coop!





Post your version of this month's challenge at our Archiscraps Community Group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!