Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal and Blog HOP (Ribbit!)

Hi-Ho!  It is Kermit the Frog, um, I mean...Lynnette the Master Forger here to introduce this month's inspiration kit and my take on it for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.  But before we get started, let me give a warm welcome to this month's guest designer, Laura and our new Master Forgers...Ashley, Dawn, Julene, Lesley, Leslie and Stephanie.  Welcome to this wonderful world of creativity!

Now, let's take a look at the kit-to-copy entitled, "Summer Fun" from Scrapbook & Cards Today:


You may be wondering why I started this post off with a greeting from Kermit the Frog.  My kit last month was FULL of green and I wasn't speaking "frog" then.  Let me explain.  Whenever I first look at the new inspiration kit, I often jot down words that come to mind while studying it.  The striped "Love this" card on the left immediately jumped out at me and I jotted down "rainbow".  Couple that with the fact that for the last month and a half my son was learning to play the song, "Rainbow Connection" from the original Muppet movie on the piano and the inspiration for my kit was born, or should I say, hatched!

So, if you've been wondering why there are so many songs about rainbows* and what's on the other side, come check out my July Counterfeit Kit lovingly named...
*Other than "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", I can't actually think of any other songs about rainbows, but I digress!

Anyway, hop over on the log with me and let's get a closer look at the papers...

I followed the overall feel of the original kit pretty closely, matching colors and styles.  Be sure to check out the CKC blog on the 8th for some up-close photos of those knock-off Glitz cards and more ways to "fake" your way through the kit in our monthly feature called, "Hey...I can make THAT!"

And now here's the behind-the-scenes scoop on my kit...

If you've been following me since I've started this CKC gig, you'll probably know that I really enjoy setting the stage and naming my kit.  To me, it's part of the fun of assembling my own batch of creativity.  I knew I wanted to include Kermit, but didn't know how to set the mood.  I decided a Kermit stuffed animal would do the job, but just couldn't get my hands on one.  So, what's a papercrafty masterforger to do?  That's right!  Make her own Kermit the Frog - complete with a banjo!  I can't tell you how much fun I had putting him together.  Kermie will keep me company in my scraproom long after the July kit is completed.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program of the kit reveal...

I kept this month's kit pretty lean as the kids are home on summer break, so while my intentions are good, I'm not quite sure how many layouts will come from it.  Fingers (and frog legs) crossed that I get some crafty time in!  Some Fancy Pants stickers in the same collection as the original kit, some clothes pins, and chipboard hearts will help make quick layouts in between our fun in the sun.  I do always give myself permission to sneak in other elements as the month goes on.  Remember to give yourself that freedom, too.

I always enjoyed "The Muppet Show" as a child and "The Muppet Movie" was the first movie I ever saw in a movie theater.  While I don't have any photos representing those events, I think I may have to do a photo-less layout using this kit to tell those stories of my childhood.

If you are not familiar with Kermit's serenade of "Rainbow Connection", check it out on the You tube video below.  It is such a sweet song and always chokes me up a bit.  Oh, and by the way, (proud Mama alert), my son nailed the song on the piano!

Some day we'll find it...
the rainbow connection...
the lovers, the dreamers, and me!


  1. gorgeous kit, and your frog is ACE !

  2. Such a brilliant introduction and thanks for the warm welcome. Once again, the way you reveal your kit has amazed me and your kit is so bright and colourful - fab!!!

  3. He he you had me laughing at your post.I love Kermit and the Rainbow connection too.
    Cute set up for your CK.It looks yummy and I'm sure it will be fun to do.

  4. Hello Kermit...It is so nice to meet you!! Hehe Great Kit this month and I cant wait to see what you have done with it!

  5. You are always such fun with your staging! Brilliant kit!

  6. You are the team smile maker for sure. Another wonderfully creative kit staging and I can't believe you made Kermit just for this set up! Love that dedication

    Your kit is really shouting out summer and how sensible to keep the kit within limits for this busy time - unlike most of us his month!

  7. "Oh Kermit" "look, look, look the rainbow has a pot of shoe flies just for you"

  8. Love Kermit! Your kit is funky and colourful and certainly reminds me of a rainbow.

  9. I love Kermit! And how wonderful to incorporate him into your kit introduction. Lovely kit - such bright, summery colors!

  10. Will this be a duplicate comment? Feel free to delete one or the other, if it is!
    I am SOOOOO in love with this presentation - I had to go back & look at the kit again to comment on it! Super bright & breezy for some great summer pages of those cute kiddos - can't wait! xo

  11. Thanks for the warm welcome Lynette! I'm so excited to be part of this amazing team :) Your kit looks great, I love the colors ... they're perfect for summer. Can't wait to see what you create this month :)

  12. Love this kit and love your presentation of the kit! So awesome! Can't wait to see your tutorials!