Monday, March 12, 2018

Counterfeit Kit Master Forgers challenge #1: Happy Birthday

Good morning! I am sharing a page this morning in response to the challenge we were given, "Happy Birthday". I used my March Counterfeit kit, along with several papers from the Crate Paper Party Day paper pad, that has sat in my stash for several years with out much love or attention. Here is the layout that I made:

And a few detail shots:

I fussy cut the cupcakes from a cupcake paper in the Party Day collection, and added them in as layering bits:
Thanks for stopping by! I am having fun finding time to get a little crafty again!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

In like a lion...Out like a lamb? Welcome March 2018!

Well, March is certainly coming in like a lion in my part of the world. We've had lots and lots of  rain, to the point of flash flooding and roads being closed in my area, and it's still raining as I type this! Hoping that soon the rains will subcede, and the sun will come out to dry up my soggy state. But I was quite happy to lift my spirits with a fresh kit to scrap with. This is the kit that Susan made up for us to scraplift:
I notice a few things about her kit right away. The Blick and white stripe, multicolor stripe, lots of polka dot prints, and a random selection of die cuts, bakers twine, black and white washi, the large wood veneer, puffy hearts, a sheet of stickers, and a sheet of partially used letter stickers. Here is my take on the inspiration kit:

I am also playing along with Shimelle's Clear the Desk class, And this is the first set of supplies that I collected for it:
Come back tomorrow, and I will have one more layout that I have created from my February kit!

Here is the blog hop list to see everyone's kits this month:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
Guest Designer Libeeti -
Kelly -
Leslie -
Lisa -
Lori -
Margie -
Tina -
Laura -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Monday to you!

But, I have some crafty fun to share with you, and hopefully, make you smile! Here are some pages that I have made in the last  few days:

"Party Statues":

I made this page using my October 2017 Counterfeit kit:

This page using my February kit and scraps:

And a fun pirate themed page, not using any kit, just supplies from my stash:

Thanks for allowing me to share with you! I hope I brightened your Monday a little bit. Now, go and have some crafting fun of your own!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Scrapping fun to Share

Well, I think I have finally broken through my slump. I have gotten several pages made, and I am feeling a bit of an urge to craft. The first page I am sharing today is the one that I made for the Master Forger's  2nd challenge on the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog; 
How do you like to spend your weekend? 

Challenge #2 is "Weekend time"
Interpret that however you like. 
I must admit, I was a bit stumped with this one (it's always the easy ones that get us, right?) I finally just started flipping through my pictures, and came up with some pictures from a few years ago of the twins at the playground. It was a little bittersweet to scrap these, as they are now "too old" to play on the playground like they used to, but it was something that I did every year with them when it would first start to get warm outside. These photos may actually be from the last time I took them to a playground, now that I think about it. I almost dreaded it back then, because it would be so hard to get them to leave. It's a good lesson to slow down and appreciate those moments...because they are so fleeting, and I surely miss them. So here is the layout that I did to commemorate those sweet moments at the park:

a look at the embellishments:

I also made a layout for the first challenge on the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog:
Challenge #1 is I LOVE PARIS
  • WE all love Paris. capture the mood of Paris in your layout/card/tags. Use iconic buildings from Paris (need I list them?).Add love hearts, lace, whatever you want.
  • I’ve added some ideas to the Pinterest page.
  • They don’t have to feature photos of Paris!

My answer to to this challenge was Epcot France photos: it was the perfect excuse to use some OOOLD Eiffel Tower paper in my stash , which I cut up and used pieces of to embellish my layout:

a closer look:

I love that I have been able to use lots of bits and pieces from this month's kit on these two layouts:

Thanks for stopping by today! I have more scrappy pages that I've done, and can't wait to share them with you! See you back here tomorrow with more scrappy fun!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 Counterfeit Kit, "Forever Fairytales"

Good morning all! And welcome, February! This month, we were tasked with counterfeiting the the gorgeous (and HUGE) Weekend In Paris Daily Diary kit from Noel Mignon. I have been a fan of these kits for a long time, since before Two Peas went out of business. I made a little bigger kit than I have been making, as I actually got a little scrapping done this past month! I made several page bases, and I ordered a huge batch of pictures from Persnickety Prints, so I will have "fresh" pictures to scrap (finally-that may have contributed to my slump last year. I realized that I hadn't ordered new prints all year). So, on to my February kit. While not quite as large as the Noel Mignon kit, I did manage to pull together a pretty full selection from my stash. I have to say that Valentines papers are some of my favorite to scrap with-I just love the pinks and reds, and the gorgeous patterns-florals and lace. Here is a look at the kit we were given to counterfeit:

What I see, that I want in my kit-

  • Gold Glitter letters
  • Pink, Light blue, Gold, Yellow, with a touch of black
  • Resin shapes
  • Enamel dots
  • Stickers/dimensional Stickers
  • Journaling Cards
After I make a mental list like this, I start pulling papers from my stash, and  usually kind of let the papers guide me. I usually come across one that has a bolder pattern than the rest, and make the kit coordinate around that paper. Here is the kit that I came up with:

My kit, "Forever Fairytales":

Papers only:

A Closer Look At the Details:

I hope the peek into my kit inspires you to make your own! For more inspiration, hop around to all of the other lovely designers:

Monday, January 1, 2018

Counterfeiting in the New Year...2018's First Kit

The kit that we were given to be inspired by for our January kit was the rather beautiful kit from Cocoa Daisy,

I may have a few forgeries if I feel froggy over the next few days, but for now, my main kit is this:

It is rather timely for me, since I haven't done much of anything in my December Daily, and I have the next couple of days off. My family has had these terrible colds this December (me included), and I just haven't felt like pulling out my scrappy supplies at all this month. The dreary weather has not helped my motivation level at all, either. So... Here's to a fresh start and some new scrappy motivation. Welcome to our new team members! Now, grab a cup of coffee and have a look around at their inspiring kits before you head off to make your own:

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, "The Road Less Traveled"

Good morning! When you are reading this,my son will be 16 years old (his birthday is October 1). Can't believe two of my kid are driving now! Anyway, you are here to see a kit! This month, Julene chose the gorgeous St. Tropez collection by Prima to inspire our kits. Here's a peek at St Tropez:

It reminded me of the Lori Whitlock collection for Echo Park that I had, Reflections, with its warm sand, woodgrain, blues, soft greens, and lovely  florals and map prints,so that is what I started with as I began to pull my kit together. I replaced the florals with leaf prints to make it a bit more "fall-ish". I came across Shimelle's Go Now Go collection, which I felt was  a lovely compliment, and carried the feeling of fall travel that I wanted for this month's kit.

Here are the papers that I chose:

Instead of adding a bunch of flowers, gems, and ephemera to my kit, I selected a handful of colorful leaves, a few small flowers, and a few die cuts from my scrap bin. I added a partially used sheet of puffy stickers, some sequins, and two rolls of golden washi tape:

I have so many kits sitting unused in my raskog cart-this kit is making me really want to dive back into my pretty papers! My plan is to order a batch of fresh photos- that and this kit should be a great jumpstart to my mojo!

It seemed very appropriate to name this kit after one of my favorite poems:

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

From The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

Well, get yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and be sure to hop around and see how our designers were inspired by this gorgeous collection! Here's the list:

Guest Designer, Kate
Margie http://scrappinmargie. *YOU ARE HERE
Lisa http://lisahausmann.

Enjoy! Thank you for stopping in with me today!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit

I can't believe it is already August! It's time for back to school for my kids, and a new Counterfeit Kit challenge kit, as well!
This Month, we are counterfeiting the July Gossamer Blue Kit:

 My knock off version:

Yes, I did make a digital kit for this month-lately, digital/app scrapping is all I seem to be able to squeeze in, and I am trying feverishly to finish my Disney 2016 book before we go back at the end of the month. Not sure if I can complete it or not, but I will definitely "give it the old college try".

My kit is a mix of digi files from my computer, some Ali Edwards, some old digis from 2 Peas, etc. I am excited to incorporate this kit into my PL App scrapping this month!
Here's the list of CKC designers to visit and see all of their lovely kits.

  1. CKC http:// counterfeitkitchallenge.
  2. Guest Designer, Monica http://monicascraftcorner.
  3. Margie http://scrappinmargie.
  4. Kelly http://honeysucklehillcrafts. com 
  5. Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot. com 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July Mini Kit Madness

Good morning! This month, over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, we were given the June 2016 kit from Cocoa Daisy to be inspired by:

For my kit, since I was on mini kit duty, I knew that I wanted to use a lot of scraps and opened packages for my kit this month. Here is the kit that I pulled from my stash:
Papers only:

Full kit:

When I first started pulling papers for my kit, I started with bright colors, a large circle print, a small floral, and a lovely spring green and teal pattern. I then pulled out my scrap bin, and pulled out yellows, blues, pinks, and a bit of green, looking for some small pieces for layering, and for a few patterns that would work as cut-aparts. Now trust me, it was so tempting to pull out fresh embellishments, but for this mini kit, I was challenging myself to use scraps and open packages , so I found  lots of great opened/partially used supplies: several different types of Thickers, a couple of opened die cut packs that still have a bunch of lovely pieces inside (aren't those acetate pieces gorgeous?), puffy stickers that are almost gone, enamel bits that I have only used a few of, and some leftover gold glitter words. While the new stash is always tempting, I am actually looking forward to using up a bit of stash in this way...and I am determined to pitch it into the trash if I don't use it. And I have some really gorgeous papers in this kit that I can't wait to use, so it shouldn't be too hard.

For inspiration, I will be using the Scrap Your Scraps Series from Tori Bissell on Youtube:

And the newest issue of Scrapbooks and Cards Today:
Which is available for free online here.

These should be perfect to get my crafty mojo going!