Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's Time for a Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Master Forger's Blog Hop! Here is the challenge that we were given for this month's Counterfeit Kit Club blog hop:

Find a creative way to use flowers on your project!
A fairly easy one for me, since I  love flowers! ;-)

My layout:

 Close Ups of the Embellies:

I do have a few more from this month that I would like to share:
"Fireworks Fun", based on sketch 246 from Pencil Lines:
 A Closer look at the Flowers and Embellishment Cluster:
 The Sketch:
 Ice Cream Cupcakes layout:

 A Close Up Look at a Handmade Bow (I made it with the polka dot tissue paper and a button from my kit):
 A Homemade felt cupcake embellie that I received in a swap:
 "Crib Game" layout:
 Make A Wish Layout, based on sketch 229 from Sketch Inspirations:
The Sketch:

Thanks for joining us, I am so happy to tell you that the main blog hop (tomorrow) is sponsored by:

Miss Arts Papercrafting School is generously giving away a 60 day Extra Credit Subscription to take classes at her site! That is unbelievably awesome!
To win this great prize, you can 1. be PART of the blog hop (for one entry) and 2. Comment on our main blog hop post (for one entry). We will pick a winner after the hop and post it on August 1st!
Here Is the list for the Master Forger's blog hop, in case you get lost along the way:


Melissa S


Kim S


Margie V you are here)

Susanne (go here next)



Friday, July 22, 2011

Gallery Standout Challenge

Yesterday, the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog gave us these instructions :

Mini Challenge #3: Gallery Standout Challenge
Go forth and find a gallery for inspiration and use it to create a project. Be sure to post a link to your inspiration as well as a photo of your project so we can appreciate YOU!
 My Inspiration:I found this page page by "winks" on 2 Peas HERE, and it really caught my eye. It is a little different than my usual style, but the simplicity of it is just striking!
My Page:
 A Close Up Of The Title:
While I loved the summer theme of the original page, I didn't have the same beautiful photo, so I improvised with what I had. I used kraft cardstock from my July kit, along with the red/cream polka dot strips by Cosmo Cricket, added in a scrap of Nook And Pantry Basic Grey patterned paper(the lacey turquoice and cream print), and a scrap of turqouise cardstock, which I punched with my tab punch. All journaling was done with a white gel pen by American Crafts, and the title was a We R Memory Keepers journaling spot, to which I added red gems from my July kit for the holly berries, red Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers from my "Sweet Freedom" kit, and black Doodlebug rub-on letters.
I hope you play along with us, I love to see what inspires YOU!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pencilines Sketch #239

2 posts in one day, wow! I just wanted to pop back on and share this sketch and the layout that I made with it!
The Sketch:
My Layout:

A Close-Up of my embellies:

I had this page started, made from my June Counterfeit kit and Summer Add-On, and finally got around to finishing it!
I used AC Heat Wave paper (ice cream bars) and aqua glitter Thickers, Brown scalloped Bazzill die cut paper, Basic Grey Nook And Pantry Chip Stickers,Making Memories pink polka dot border sticker and brad, die cut tag,Doodlebug "ice cream" sticker, layered yellow Primas with a gem center. Thanks for looking!

Online Summer Card Camp Week 4

It's the last week of Summer Card  Camp and here is the color palette that they have chosen for us this week:

And here is my card with the color combo:

Just a quick post to share the card, got to go take the kids to VBS! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

4th Of July/Red, White, and Blue Page Kit

Are you up for the challenge? I was! (I love any excuse to make up a new kit, it's almost as much fun finding treasures in my stash as scrapping with them!) So, when Meridy and Bethany from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog asked if anyone wanted to do a 4th of July page kit, I jumped on it! I was so inspired by this month's Liberty Shores Inspiration add on, that I did a page kit, then I went ahead and did a full add on too!
Here is My 4th Of July Add-On Page Kit:

Here Is the Sketch I Used to Make My Page, from July Page Maps:

And, finally, my page:

A Close Up Look at the Embellishments:

My Add-On Kit, which I have named "Sweet Freedom":

Red, White, and light blue cardstock
Jenni Bowlin Cherry Pie
Cosmo Cricket red/yellow starbursts
Chatterbox "Rec Bias Plaid"
Bobunny "Santorini Ornament"
Luxe Designs "Simple Dot:Blue"
Webster's Pages Sweet As Cherry Pie "Let's Celebrate" (Thank you Julie Ann for helping me remember this awesome paper!)

Heidi Grace Cardstock Journal mounts Stickers
Cosmo Cricket red Tiny Type letter stickers
Jenni Bowlin Star Banner Red Stickers
3 handmade kraft envelopes (thanks to Sherri's awesome tutorial)
Red crepe paper
Red and white dual sided striped/polka dot ribbon
Red, white and blue striped ribbon
Scrap of silver trim
Asst. red, white, and blue brads and buttons
Wrights white Hem Tape (seam binding)
Anna Griffin journal spots
Handmade felt shapes and embellished doilies from a swap on 2Peas

White handmade fabric flower
Wooden star shape
Red printed Primas

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Online Summer Card Camp Week 3

Another awesome week of cards-and I am loving every single lesson! I made my card with my red and cream polka dot cardstock, a couple of handmade flowers, beige crochet trim, a tan brad, and kraft cardstock, all from my Counterfeit Kit for July, plus a stamp from Hampton Arts

Thank you for dropping by- I may get another card in before the end of the week-I am loving this color combo!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Online Card Class Week 2, card 2

 And here is my second card for the week:

I made this card with scraps from my July kit, my June kit, and my scrap bin, a border and Anna Griffin sentiment sticker from my July kit, a digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff  Strawberries and Watermelons set that I colored with Copics and punched the corners with an EK Success punch.
Now...we are back from vacation and I am ready for next week!

Online Card Class Week 2

Here is my first card for this weeks challenge-

I used kraft cardstock and red patterned GCD Studios paper from my July kit, along with light green ribbon and a Doodlebug border strip, also from my kits. The image and sentiment are from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff digistamp sets, Funky Forest ans All Around Sentiments ( I colored them with Copics and chalk), and the two different pieces of orange cardstock are from my scraps. Thank you for looking, I will post another card for this week in just a little bit.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

And the winner is...

And number 4 is...
Emily!! Send me an email at, and I will get your prize out to you right away!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's That Time Again!

It's July 6th, and that means it's time for the Master Forgers to share our versions of this month's Kit to Counterfeit!
Here is the Inspiration Kit  We Were Given to "Counterfeit", last July's Polka Dot Whimsy Kit, called "Cape Cod":

Here is my Main Kit:

In my kit this month, I tried to closely replicate the  pattern papers, using an assortment of Basic Grey Romani and Cupcake, American Crafts Heat Wave, a die cut shaped paper from Target's Dollar spot, cardstock, and GCD Studios Paris Nights ( I think that's the name of it) flocked black and cream striped paper, a couple of crochet doilies, polka dot crepe paper, buttons from Jenni Bowlin and Basic Grey, cream rose trim, ruffled white satin trim, light blue and yellow shabby seam binding, a couple of sets of Thickers, a set of stamps, a few vellum envelopes by Sticko, some Elle's Studio numbers,and an assortment of handmade and store bought flowers from my stash.

They also gave us a couple of Add-On Kits for Inspiration, and I chose to " Counterfeit" this one, called "Martha's Vineyard":

My kit, "Margie's Vineyard":

For this kit, I wasn't sure I was going to do an add on at first, because I didn't really like the colors together- but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it and wanted to try it. I just decided to soften the green and orange shades a bit.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A few more pages from my June Counterfeit Kit...

Since it is almost time for our July kit reveal, I wanted to post a few more pages that I have completed with my June kit. Here they are:

"You Are My Sunshine" Layout:
For this layout, I started with a white cardstock base, then used the sheet of Colorbok Bella Pink Flowers, which I trimmed a bit, and used bits of yelllow textured cardstock and a strip of the Basic Grey Lemonade border strips paper, and added one of the pink Prima roses from my June kit. For the title, I used a stick on tag from the K& Co. Brenda Walton stickers, and added a painted brad.

 Close up look at the embellies:

 "My Silly Girls" Layout:

 For this layout, I used my hot pink cardstock from my kit, Basic Grey Lemonade border strips, light blue pompom trim, my homemade bloomers and vellum butterflies, mounted on scalloped circles punched from paper scraps, yellow ric rac trim that I stapled to the page, brown Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters,  and cream Making Memories printed letter stickers
Close up look at my Homemade "Bloomers":

Thanks for stopping by-don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE, you only have one more week to enter!