Thursday, February 28, 2013

Penny Candy - CKC March Kit Reveal Blog Hop


Here we are again with a blog hop to see how the Master Forgers have interpreted our inspiration kit.  You should have arrived here from Lisa J's blog or if you've just stumbled in, go to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to start from the very beginning and work your way through all of the inspiration.

Let's take a look at our inspiration kit, "Soda Shoppe" by Noel Mignon.

I love the variety of papers and embellishments and the pop of turquoise and yellow.  There's something about it that feels very fun and youthful.  It reminds me of my days as a girl scout at Camp Hoover in the remote northwest corner of New Jersey.  Each Fall, we would take a weekend encampment and our trip would end with a walk to the local town's general store.  Inside, there was a classic, old-fashioned penny candy counter with a little old lady who would patiently listen to all of our confectionery requests and fill  brown paper bags with candy dots, Swedish fish, Pixie Sticks and Tootsie Rolls.  It was always so exciting to make these purchases and even more exciting to eat all of the sweets on our walk back to camp.

So, in an attempt to recreate this experience and combine it with scrapbooking, let me present to you my March Counterfeit Kit...

Penny Candy

Now, just like in the old days, each item is one for a penny. Count how much money you have and let's take a closer look so you can make your choices.

Mr. Owl seems like he would fit in just right at Camp Hoover and with the Girl Scouts.

Paper straws reminiscent of Pixie Sticks and washi in a variety of candy colors will dress up a layout nicely.

Yellow distress ink, a chevron mask and some little white bags were an easy counterfeit of the ones in the inspiration kit and a perfect place to store your candy treats. Ka-ching! That will be 12 cents, please.

Epoxy "candy" dots resemble the ones in the inspiration kit. Close enough for me!

So many choices! So many sweet layouts to come!

Next stop will be Milissa.

Guest Designer: Dawn:
Lisa H.
Lisa J.
Lynnette YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks for taking a stroll down memory candy lane with me! Be sure to check back throughout the month to see how my Penny Candy Shop is transformed into scrapbooking memories.


  1. Love your inspiration - brilliant :)

  2. I love your creativity in presentation - you are so incredible.
    Looks like a really fun kit.

  3. What an amazing photo shoot you've done with your kit!!! I LOOOOOOVE how you've tied in the cash register and yummy sweets in your photos. The kit itself is wonderful, too! Looking forward to what you create this month!

  4. Wow your kit is fabulous - love the contents, the staging of the photos and I'm sure I'll love what you do with it too. Have fun - and don't eat too much of that candy.

  5. I love this post I love the way you have laid everything out and the candy shop comparison is perfect for this beautiful kit

  6. Holy Moly...did you go out and buy all that candy for this kit?!?! LoL!!! Lovely kit...really, I adore the papers and embellishments you chose!!! You always do such a lovely job staging your kit!! I can't wait to see what you create!!!

  7. Such a fun and beautiful kit.
    I'm looking forward to seeing all your "Yummy" :) LO's.

    Blessings ~~ dawn

  8. Oh. My. Goodness. That is just the most adorable display ever!!! You should make a layout just about this blog post! LOL!!!

  9. You win the prize again this month for the most delightful staging ever!!! Your kit presentation is always a highlight and today is no exception. You have a beautiful kit and I can't wait to see what you create. Always a joy to drop by your blog on kit reveal day :-)

  10. Lynette your presentation is excellent! Love all your items and looking forward to your creations.

  11. You photos tell a great story. I always look forward to your reveal and the corresponding staging which is immediate followed by a good healthy dose of jealousy, wishing I could come up with an equally creative approach to serve up my kit, back to you. I should get that germ of an idea, one of these months.

  12. As always, beautifully presented! I love Mr. Owl, and your colourful paper straws. Fabulous kit! x

  13. sweet kit and wow, the owl is awesome! Hope you are having fun!

  14. *applause*!!! Somehow I am just getting to this at this late stage. As usual, so marvelously creative - such a clever presentation that I am utterly drawn in & must.have.candy. hehe
    Mr. Owl is "SMASH"ing, btw! Be sure you use your kit to scrap your sweet camp story! xo