Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge August Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Here we are again.  A new month and a new inspiration kit.  If you've arrived directly, you will want to start over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog site here, so that you can visit each one of our master forgers' blogs.  If you've arrived via Leslie's blog, then you are on the right track.  No worries if you are completely lost as there's the full list of Master Forgers at the bottom of this post.  This month's kit comes from the monthly kit club, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, and is called "Confidence".  Take a look:

When I first saw the kit, I immediately recognized those Simple Stories papers as ones I just recently purchased.  Really!  I bought them BEFORE we got the information about the kit!  I always feel a little guilty when I actually have some of the pieces in a kit as it doesn't feel like true counterfeiting!  Silly, I know, because there's still a ton I don't own and there's still plenty of opportunities for interpretation and counterfeiting.

I took the cork cue and decided my kit would have an office supply store type feel.  So grab a cart and come peruse the aisles of my "big box" store and see all the essentials of...


Here is everything you will need to keep your scrapbook pages running smoothly.
Let's take a look down the paper aisle:
Above we have some of the same Simple Stories papers (yellow chevrons, seafoam hexagons and Project Life-style cards) that were also in the inspiration kit, as well as a piece from the 9 to 5 collection by October Afternoon.  Some graph paper by Basic Grey and the retro typewriters by Studio Calico.

More graph paper (for crunching the numbers!) by October Afternoon, a Basic Grey ticket paper (which will be great for cutting apart) and a Miss Lizzy camera stamp.

I followed the lead of the inspiration kit for the solid cardstock.  While solid colors are not my "go-to", I have been including them each month and using them.  Yay for chiseling away at my stash!  Again, the 9 to 5 collection is a perfect fit for my themed kit.  Those label stickers will be great for layering or adding a quick spot of journaling.

Here in the "desk drawer", you will find lots of little finishing touches.  Basic Grey chipboard arrows, pens, pencils and push pins.  Manilla tags for altering, name and memo tags, stencils, a notebook punch, some Smash paper clips with flags, wood veneer cameras and photo paper (aka polaroids!)  You'll even find replacement ribbon for your old school typewriter courtesy of the October Afternoon 9 to 5 miscellany pack!

In the other desk organizer, we have tape...washi tape, that is, an Amy Tan date stamp, some metal rimmed tags, and wood veneer typewriters.  Oh and my Tiny Tim stapler is hidden in there.  I even had the Basic Grey chipboard record from the inspiration kit.  While not an office supply, I had to throw that one in, too!

Fresh out of the printer we have an old school Dymo label maker, a hole punch with some Tim Holtz circle reinforcers, and circular tie string closures by K and Company.  And Hey!  Don't forget about the chipboard speech bubble by Basic Grey!

Now that's enough chatter 'round the watercooler!  It's time to get scrapping and create some layouts with these supplies!

Here's the blog hop line-up:

Guest Designer: Heidi  WELCOME HEIDI!
>> Angela
>> Dawn
>> Jemma
>> Julene
>> Lesley G.
>> Lisa H.
>> Leslie
>> Lynnette YOU ARE HERE!
>> Millisa GO HERE NEXT!
>> Stephanie


  1. Just fabulous and once again you've presented it so perfectly but I do miss the frog!

  2. I feel the same than you when I alredy own some of the papers... Your kit is gorgeous, love it !

  3. As usual, I am grinning at my screen & clapping my hands with delight at your entertaining & clever presentation! NOBODY does it better :~)
    The office supply take on the inspiration kit was exactly how it feels to me. You really stepped up & got uber-creative in that vein & made a smashing counterfeit.
    Can't wait to see how it translates onto the page this month!

  4. A gorgeous kit. You've reminded me that I own a dymo too. It is now on my scrap desk to use.I love all your do-dads.(embellies)

  5. 2 funny bunny ears! Now go clean up the spill on isle 5. enjoy your kit.

  6. Such a fun and interesting way to present your kit! Always a pleasure. Even though you had some of the inspiration items, I love all the other things you incorporated, such as the labelmaker, to make it your own version.

  7. awesome kit! I am loving those washi tapes and I agree with everyone else - awesome way of presenting your kit!