Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's that time again...May Counterfeit Kit Reveal Blog Hop!

After a productive month with my April kit, I feel satisfied to put the leftover pieces away and start anew.  This month's inspiration comes from a "down under" scrapbook kit club called, "Polly Scraps" and it is entitled, "Shoreline".  Here, take a peek:

March Kit - Shoreline
A trim, ship-shape kit of carefully chosen pieces to convey that nautical vibe. I've always been smitten by the nautical look so I found it easy to create my own version of this kit.

 Here are just a few photos from my collection to prove my infatuation with the sea:

And that's only a handful of them!  LOL!  Let's hop aboard ship and see what kind of scrapping itinerary I have planned for you!



A closer look at my papers...

  I had fun counterfeiting the chalkboard art with this "Mom" tattoo paper.  And a quick google search for an anchor and some careful cutting made an instant stencil for my yellow anchor patterned paper.  That seemed like a "must" for this kit.

It's amazing what you can find on the internet!  I searched "anchor chalkboard art" on Pinterest and found this quote.  Another fun, handmade creation for my nautical kit.  And isn't that whale washi dispenser FAB?  I couldn't resist when I saw it at Joann's.

If you check out the add-on kit, you'll see it includes wooden Bingo chips by Crate Paper.  I thought the addition of red went right along with the seafaring feel.  You can see my counterfeit version above.  Be sure to check back to the CKC blog on the 8th to find lots of links on how you can make your own and other pieces of the inspiration kit.
Wood tone tiny types (those small letters are a "must" for almost all my layouts), clothes pins, and random word stickers will have your layout set sail on the high seas!

Some Thickers and stickers and a handmade envelope.  Silly me...I should have photographed it facing the other way so you can see the button and twine closure.  You get the idea...

Now, be sure to hop along to all of the design team including our very talented guest designer, Sherrie!  The list is below so you can navigate through the sea of creativity and inspiration.

Guest Designer: Sherrie
Lisa H.
Lisa J.


  1. and yet another winning presentation of your kit as well as an array of truly wonderful counterfeiting items. You win once again with this great kit!

  2. LOL such creative staging and a brilliantly written post - I *know* you will have fun with this kit ... especially with those adorable photos.

  3. gorgeous kit, love your chalk art - very nice.
    And wonderfully creative staging again - you are brilliant.

  4. A lovely kit you've put together there. Love your handmade items :)

  5. If there was an award for counterfeit capabilities, I am sure you would be the recipient. Such beautiful photographs of your wee ones. And a kit to do them justice. Are you doing LOAD this month too? Anchors Away!

  6. You amaze me at the way you pull this together. Fantastic! Boy are your cruise pictures going to be "well dressed" :)

  7. wow, amazing kit! I spy Disney Cruise photos lol ... my husband and I did a Disney Cruise for our honeymoon and it was such fun! :)

  8. Love your kit! I can't wait to see how you counterfeited those bingo buttons and that anchor paper!!

  9. As always, clever, creative & inventive presentation! You have definitely created a SPLENDID kit which I know you will use up every speck of it :~) And your counterfeit are totally inspired & masterfully done - can't wait for the tutorials! xo

  10. Such a clever mix of elements and your photography is always top notch. Loved the anchor tattoo and the whale mail stamp! Fun and whimsical!

  11. Ahoy, indeed! How fun for you to be able to counterfeit a kit that works in so well with your "infatuation"! You've obviously got no shortages of pages to make with this great kit!

  12. Your counterfeit items are amazing. The colors of your kit are so cheerful. Wonderful job!

  13. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Love so much about this - the anchor tattoo paper is so lovely!!! Can't wait to see your finished projects this month!

  14. I love your anchor quote. I might "borrow" that for the future.Your kit looks fun and colourful.

  15. Great collection of stash, and I'm please to see another nautical fanatic! Love the 'whale mail' stamp! x