Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Time to Counterfeit!

This month, we are Counterfeiting the awesome new kit club, Front Porch Kits (which sold out very quickly!). I saw this great new kit club, but I didn't jump on it quickly enough, and they were sold out! But, no worries, I knew what to do!! It was time to Counterfeit!

Here is the Front Porch kit, "A Little Birdie Told Me":

Here is my kit, which I have named "Spring Awakening": I did a few little switcheroos for my kit, for instance, I used a deep chocolate brown instead of black, deep burgundy instead of bright red, and I had some Echo Park Walk In The Park collection that I used in place of the For The Record papers.Here is a listing of everything in my kit:


  • Kraft cardstock
  • Burgundy cardstock
  • Sunflower yellow cardstock
  • Cream Shimmer Cardstock
  • Sugar Cookies Glazed Bazzill cardstock
  • DCWV Aqua Glitter Cardstock
  • I made my own "Postage Stamp" paper, by die-cutting a full size (11 inch) postage stamp svg file out of Basic Grey Basic paper, and attaching it to a wavy chocolate brown pinstripe paper from Echo Park Walk In The Park collection.
  • Brown and Cream embossed swirls paper from the Ruby Lemonade pad by C.R. Gibson
  • Brown monochromatic swirls paper from my stash
  • Burlap print patterned paper
  • GCD Studios red/white tulip print
  • SEI light aqua jumbo polka dot print
  • Love, Elsie cloud print paper from ancient paper pad (isn't it funny how the same/similar prints become popular again?)
  • Cloud 9 embossed butterfly print
  • Prima Paintables cardstock/patterned paper
  • Little Yellow Bicycle yellow print
  • Echo Park Walk In The Park border strips
  • American Crafts orange and white gingham
  • Making Memories Postcard patterned paper
  • GCD Studios teal "Pool Tiles" paper
  • Echo Park A Walk In The Park "Playful Stripes" patterned paper
  • Webster's Pages "Underwater Oasis" patterned paper (I am showing the back in my photo, the striped side)
  • CR Gibson Ruby Lemonade yellow flocked print paper
  • Basic Grey Perhaps "Kisa" green circle mosaic print
  • Echo Park Life Is Good "Journal Cards" -again, I am showing the back, a green grid print
  • Basic Grey Lemonade "Honey Bee" yellow honeycomb print
  • My Mind's Eye Love Nest by Carina Gardner glitter bird print from a stack
  • teal/white pinstripe
  • October Afternoon Farm Fresh South Forty brown/sky blue floral print
  • Echo Park A Walk In The Park "Journal Cards"
  • Echo Park A Walk In The Park "Element Stickers"
  • Basic Grey Lemonade "Element Stickers"


  • 5 packages of various American Crafts Thickers instead of the raw chipboard letters
  • Basic Grey Take Note journaling cards with transparencies
  • Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letter stickers
  • E-Line orange Prima flowers
  • Colorbok Green Glitter butterfly stickers
  • a mix of raw chipboard-flowers, tags, and trees
  • Martha Stewart green glitter (2 shades)
  • teal glitter
  • leftover feathers from last month's kit
  • a mix of Making Memories and Jenni Bowlin journaling spots
  • a Colorbok chipboard butterfly mini album
  • 2 different teal shades of Glimmer Mist, forest green Shimmerz
  • bottlecaps (forgot I had these!)
  • various teal, pink, red, green, and yellow Primas
  • Googly Eyes
  • some fabric remnants I had in my stash
  • A rather large collection of ribbon ( I love pretty ribbons!)

I also pulled some stamps (all of the ones I had with birds-which was alot more than I realized, lol!)
Thanks for dropping by to look at my kit!! A little later today, I will do a "March Wrap-Up" post, showing all of the layouts that I did for March, and what I had left from my 5 kits!!


  1. We all seem to have done pretty big kits this time around. And look at all those stamps too! Fun stuff.

  2. Margie, that is one absolutely loaded kit! What a wonderful stack of lovely things to play with :)

  3. Stunning kit (and stylish collage too).
    I have edited my standard blog template (up in the Design section top RHS) - via "Template Designer". I chose a "Layout" with main block and sidebar on RHS then used "Adjust Widths" to maximise the width for the main part. I re-size blinkies in the sidebar to 150 pixels inside the template code. I also adjust the photo sizes before posting ... small/med/large/XL or original size depending on what I want - SEVERAL previews needed LOL!
    E-mail me if you need some more info :)

  4. Ooh, this is gorgeous - and although I have a lot of stamps I am seriously envious of yours!

  5. Wow you are really good at this. Love the kits you put together!!!

  6. You are an awesome lady! This is prettier than the original!

  7. I would buy that kit. Great job selecting papers and embellies. Very appealing!

  8. Wow you did a fantastic job putting this kit's amazing!! Have fun playing with all those stamps too!

  9. Gorgeous kit! You've also reminded me that I DO have bird stamps, can't think why I'd forgotten about them.

    Thanks for the comment on my Blog, feel free to scraplift it if you'd like. :)

  10. love it! what a fantastic mix of products. the stamps look so interesting - I am not sure if I have any. Will have to have a look! thanks for all your inspiration.

  11. Miss Margie. I've just sent you an e-mail but since it's my first to you, please check your junk mail x

  12. Margie, I love this kit! I love the little birdie stamp and all the fun embellishments!

  13. Your kit is stunning, I love the brown papers you have used.

    Love the stamping add-on you created too.

    I hope you enjoy working wiht your kit this month.


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