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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge June Reveal and Blog Hop

This month the Master Forger from Counterfeit Kit Challenge leading the inspirational way is Leslie.  She chose a fun and festive kit-to-copy from Hip Kit Club.  This was the kit they featured in May so it's ripe for forging!


What caught my eye first was the paper at the top center that looks like pennants or banners.  A festive feel, indeed!

How exciting it is when in the distance you hear the sweet sound of the ice cream truck (unless, of course, it is just before dinnertime or bedtime for your kiddos...then it's just a nuisance!  LOL!)  Its music box melody calling out to you to indulge in a Chipwich or Rocket Pop is almost mesmerizing.
 The anticipation is all part of the fun!

WAIT!  I see it coming now!  Get your money ready and shout out STOP!
Here's my June Kit:

ICE CREAM TRUCK






Hope you can catch your ice cream truck in time so that you can carefully choose a scrappy treat.  I'm sure your stash has so many choices.
  Have fun and enjoy!

Be sure to see what other novelties the other Master Forgers
 have to share with you.

A warm CKC welcome to our Guest Designer, Salla at Crazy Quilt of Paper... http://pistojapiiri.blogspot.com/

Julene:  http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Kelly: http://66.147.244.112/~honeysv0



Sending Scrapiness,

Lynnette

Monday, May 16, 2016

CKC Challenge #3 - A Touch of Tessellation

Over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, Jemma challenges us to use the ingenious art of Escher as our inspiration.  He often uses a pattern (or tessellation) to create interesting patterns in his pieces.

Take a look at how I incorporated this technique in my layout:

 

I used a touch of tessellation in my layout today.  I decided to use a series of overlapping circles to create what loosely looks like fish scales.  I'm featuring my son and his role as King Triton in the Little Mermaid Jr.  As I was playing around with the circles, I even found a pattern that reminded me of a fish tale shape. 

 PERFECT!


How will you repeat a pattern on your page?

Can't wait to see!

Be sure to share on our Linky!

Sending Scrapiness,

\\
Lynnette


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Reveal and Blog Hop

Are you ready for another month of scrappy inspiration? 

Ready or not...here we go!

Now that Lisa is leading up the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, we have a few changes in store for you!  Don't worry...there's plenty that is going to stay the same, but we hope the few changes we make will energize your mojo for scrapping.  

One of the changes is that the Master Forgers will be taking a turn each month to select the inspiration and prepare the monthly challenges.  We all have varied and unique tastes in scrapping, so this should give you a great selection of different kinds of kits and projects.  This month, Jemma made the selection.  Let's take a look!


UK based, "Quirky Kits" is in the spotlight this month with a fun selection of supplies to get the scrappy party started.   There's an add-on and embellishment kit, too, so you will want to head over to see all of your inspiration. 

Here's my take...


I followed the inspiration pretty closely with the bokeh papers and black and white stripes.  Some black ribbon and gold ric-rac carry the same vibe.


No black and white striped letters in my stash, but the black and white polka dots should work.  I may have to be creative with my titles as there aren't many left.  Some gold star vellum will add the much needed feminine bling for my dress, while the turquoise houndstooth  paper brings in a subtle masculine touch.

Off to powder my nose and check out what's in my hot pink clutch...


Here are some fancier flair badges and some enamel dots to finish off a layout and my dress!  With a sprinkling of wood veneer stars and we'll be good to go!


We mustn't forget classic black slides and some classic black thickers to pull everything together.

Now, if I only had some where to go!  

SIGH!

Oh well, guess I'll stay home and scrap!

Get your dancing shoes and party dress on and scrap the night away!

But first check out the rest of the inspiration provided by your Master Forgers!

A special welcome to Jane, our guest designer!  So glad you are playing along with us this month.

Guest Designer: Jane at a little scrap... http://alittlescrap.blogspot.com
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com  *GO HERE NEXT

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Reveal and Blog Hop


This month over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog we are presented with 
the simplicity of the iconic Ali Edwards.  

You know her as a pioneer of the December Daily.
You know her photo-centric layouts layered with her handwritten fonts.
You know her "One Little Word" tradition and how it transcends resolutions 
and helps scrappers and non-scrappers alike lead fuller and more intentional lives.

Take a look at the clean lines and images of Ali and how they will allow your photos to shine.

Here she presents her "Click" Story Kit.



Picture 3 of Click

And my take on the simplicity...


Keeping it simple and allowing my photos (and myself) to shine!  

Thrilled to have our dear Lesley (with a "y") back to play this month!  

Here is the hop order:

Lesley (guest designer) - http://ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem.blogspot.co.uk/
Susanne: http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
Clair: http://obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk/
Jemma: http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Julene: http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Kelly: http://66.147.244.112/~honeysv0/
Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.ca
Lisa: http://lisahausmann.blogspot.ca
Lynnette: http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.de/
Stephanie: http://skylinepaperie.blogspot.com

Now go ahead and create one little (or big) kit for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge February Reveal and Blog Hop

It's an exciting month!  My scrappy hiatus is complete and I am back just in time to welcome our February Kit presented by CKC participant, Emma Clark.  I "met" Emma through the Layout A Day scrapbook challenge and was thrilled when she started playing over at Counterfeit Kit. She is a prolific and dedicated scrapper who not only knows how to kill a kit with tons of super creative layouts, but now is also a kit club creator!  UK based, Mind the Scrap brings us our February inspiration entitled, "Snuggle".



FEBRUARY PRE ORDER

My interpretation brings us back to a 1950's diner.  The pinks and blacks with pops of teal and overall playful nature of the kit had me hanging out at the SOCK HOP!

Let's see if the dance floor is open...


My daughter's toy doll diner came in handy for my kit staging this month.  I followed the solid cardstock colors exactly by including a navy, turquoise and lime pieces.  (I love this combo!)  The geometic triangles just below the solids is a good stand-in for Emma's light blue and navy one.  In addition to sky high cakes, pies and malts,  you'll find my version of the transparency behind the counter.  While not clear, I felt the black scripty words and images made a perfect substitution.  Up above the "specials" board are a few more pieces of paper that round out the collection.  Some more turquoise and a multi-colored piece that stands in for the scalloped banner like paper.  Black thickers and more scripty words work well to mimic Emma's vibe.

Let's twist on over to the counter to see which kind of embellies are on special!


I added some Valentine goodies as love is in the air this month! 


Some lacy doilies can pretty up the blue plate special or a layout!


Why don't you grab a booth, put a few coins in the jukebox and come up with your angle for this month's kit?  Whether it takes you down memory lane, through the sea of love or to inspiration point, I hope you create a kit that keeps you scrappin' around the clock!

Speaking of Sock HOP, it's time for you to HOP over to see Margie.  

Stephanie: http://skylinepaperie.blogspot.com
Susanne: http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
Clair: http://obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk/
Jemma: http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Julene: http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Kelly: http://66.147.244.112/~honeysv0/
Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.ca
Lisa: http://lisahausmann.blogspot.ca
Lynnette: http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.de/

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 20, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Team Challenge

Behind the scenes here at Counterfeit Kit, we have a whole cast of characters.  First and foremost, we have Bethany, the creator of CKC and our provider of kit inspiration and challenges each month. Next, there's Lisa who helps coordinate the team with weekly behind-the-scenes questions on our Master Forgers Facebook page to keep us interacting and charges us with special Master Forger-Only challenges - like the one we will share with you today.  Even though our relationship is just online, we try to connect and interact to bring you the BEST scrapbooking challenge site. 
It is quite amazing how we all work together on the world wide web to make all of this happen.

Speaking of the world, that brings us to the topic I chose for the Team Challenge.  Lisa found some darling printables on Pinterest by Allison Kimball.  Many are project life card sized and are  "Thankful" themed.  To add to the cuteness, they have that oh-so-trendy coloring book vibe to them.  I had my eye on several and was attempting to print them off when a happy accident occurred.  The design I chose printed out full size and inspiration struck!  I knew this globe would be the perfect opportunity to document another photo from my lovely visit with Lisa.  

Take a look...



While not a requirement, using a KIT is always welcomed at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.  Most of these supplies are from my March 2015 "Orange Crush" kit.  Yes...it is still hanging around my scrap room!  I knew it would come in handy, eventually!  LOL!


I did an informal cut around the globe, leaving a bit of a white border and used watercolors to color in the graphic.  Nothing neat or fancy here in technique as the sketch feel of the printable allows for a causal look.  While not in the original "Orange Crush" kit, how could I not include the German flair expressing gratitude acquired at Lisa's beloved "Scrapabilly" shop in Deutschland!

I'm not always a doodler on my layouts, but a bit of pen sketch seemed like a must to finish off the edges.


What an exciting time!  I'm thankful for Lisa, the whole team and our members who keep us motivated to create and share.  

Now it's your turn to use these printables to express your gratitude.  
Find them here:
(you need to go to the bottom of the post to download her own creations)
(Allison is cool with us using these...just be sure to give her a shout-out if you use them for your own personal use.)
Thankful for YOU!



Friday, November 6, 2015

CKC Challenge #1 - Hate It!

Challenge #1 charges us to create a page about a pet peeve!

I MUST make my bed...everyday!  Not only does it neaten up the room in an instant, I simply just can not sleep in an unmade bed.  The few times I've tried, I had a terrible night.  Plus, I love my pretty bedding, so why not enjoy it?

Here's my layout showing the before and after photos.





It's getting late and all this talk about my bed is making me sleepy!


Nighty-nite!