Friday, August 1, 2014

I Have Fun News!

I am back on the Master Forgers' design team for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog again! When I had to step down last year, because of selling our house, packing, and moving-it made me sad, because I have such FUN making these kits! Well, I am happy to report that I am back on the team! Which means I am sharing a kit today for your August inspiration.  We were asked to make up kits from our stash based on the fun and fantastic Studio Calico Penny Arcade kit:

And here's my stash kit that was inspired by Penny Arcade, "Summer Solstice":

This was a quick stash dive for me-luckily I know where all my stuff is now. I got the invite yesterday, and I had about 45 minutes to pull my kit and photograph it before I headed off to my kids' open houses for school. It was fun to just go with my gut and pull out the first thing that I thought of that would work for my kit. I started with the map print paper- I knew I had one very similar to the one in the SC collection  in my Crate Paper Storyteller Paper Pad, and my kit just took off from there. I pulled a couple from Crate Paper's "The Pier" collection (yellow polka dot and doily clouds), the coral polka dot from Dear Lizzy's Polka Dot Party, yellow stars from American Crafts My Girl, a large monogram print from Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934, and 2 sheets from Glitz's Finley collection. I didn't have time to make fringe, so I grabbed a yellow ticket style washi and a white washed woodgrain washi instead, a couple of doilies, a template, a pack of stickers from Basic Grey, wood veneer from Studio Calico, brads from Cosmo Cricket, badges from Studio Calico, some new chipboard cameras. Oooops-got ready to photograph and realized I had forgotten the letter stickers-so I added in a pack of chipboard alphas from We R Memory Keepers. I am quite happy with my "quickie kit"- I may have to add in a bit of mist and cardstock later, but I am fine with that!


29 comments:

  1. Man, that was fast! Your kit looks wonderful,especially those yellow cameras. Have fun using it and welcome back.

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    1. Thank you! I am excited to be back!

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  2. I like your kit a LOT and want it for myself!!!! Well done on the speed counterfeiting!

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  3. Well now, you obviously still have the counterfeiting knack, and at lightning speed too. Great looking kit - now how fast can you scrap it all up?

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    1. Thanks, S-I don't know, so busy with back to school, but it's not too big, so it might be quick-I tend to make them faster than I can use them, though, so I get a backlog of kits- which I don't mind, because they're there when I need one to scrap with.

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  4. I do find working against the clock forces you to go with your gut. You certainly remember how to put a kit together as this one is so perfectly modeled after the inspiration. I went to my Storyteller paper pad for my map paper, too! Welcome back!

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    1. Thank you-it is refreshing not to have the chance to overthink it!

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  5. Welcome back :) What a cool kit in such little time well done :)

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  6. Welcome home Margie and with a super duper kit to play with :)

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  7. Great to see you're back with CKC! your quickie kit is awesome.

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    1. Thanks! I missed it every month when I was gone!

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  8. What a great kit, looking forward to seeing your creations.
    Cindy F.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! You should probably get your package in the next day or 2!

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  9. Lovely kit! Amazed how quickly you pulled it all together. Way to go! (btw.. welcome back)

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  10. Niiiice! Looks like a fun kit to work with
    Laura

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  11. Fabulous kit, Margie! I'm so glad that you are back, too! I am anxious to see how you use that wood grain stencil, too. I bought a SC stencil over a year ago and have yet to use it. It's amazing how a little piece of plastic can be so intimidating! Lol

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    1. I know what you mean- I have a few , so I'm trying to make myself use them. We'll see what I can come up with!

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  12. the quickie kits are usually the ones that look the best! Love yours!

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  13. wow, fast! Don't think I've ever made a kit up that quick. And what a great kit as a comeback. Welcome back, lovely to have you with us again!

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