Friday, May 1, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the merry, merry month of May where we at Counterfeit Kit Challenge are going to take you back in time to the very first inspiration post.  Certainly you know we can draw inspiration from anywhere and anything.  Even though this one's an oldie, it's a goodie!  Take a look HERE at the original CKC post, as the Jenni Bowlin Kit post is no longer available.  As always, you can take the inspiration any where your heart desires.  Feeling like stash busting and using up some of those older, I mean VINTAGE, supplies?  Go for it!  Want to take this in a more modern direction?  Substitute your latest and greatest to match color scheme or pattern.  The choice is yours!  Take a look and be inspired...

And here is my classic, yet fresh new take on it...

"Old School" blends the best of both worlds from my stash.  My vintage inspired October Afternoon supplies have been taking a backseat to the graphic and messy inspiration lately, so it was high time to bring them out into the mix.  However, it is so exciting to get some new stash that there's no reason to not incorporate it with the "upperclassmen" so to speak!  

I focused on the yellow in the inspiration color palette as my starting point.  I translated the green to aqua and kept the red by adding a few bold accent pieces.

These 2 pieces behind my printer's tray are new papers by Webster's Pages.  They add new life to some of the more "seasoned" papers in my stash, yet work perfectly!

Speaking of the printer's tray, most of these goodies having been waiting a while to make it onto a page.  This may just be the month.  Classic and more updated Bingo Cards are directly drawn from the inspiration.

Let's see what's happening on top of the school desk.  Some labels (must look to our guest designer, Susan for inspiration on using these!), layered stickers with a vintage vibe and some "old school" border strips are out to play this month.  A stray scrap piece of Jenni Bowlin paper and some milk bottle caps that I purchased at her booth were MUST INCLUDE items given the inspiration.  And just because I like a prop or two to keep my photo shoot interesting, I placed the plaid thermos from my scrap-bestie, Leslie on my desk for when the lunch bell rings!

And here we are again to bring it full circle.

Just like the saying goes...

Everything old is new again...everything under the sun!

Breathe new life into your classic stash...create a Counterfeit Kit!

Be sure to hop along to all the Master Forgers' blogs and stop by to say hello to our Guest Designer, Susan on her flickr post.  Susan is a fabulous scrapper who uses her stash (and her labels!) to the fullest.  You are sure to be inspired by her gorgeous work and exquisite handwriting.
 Welcome, Susan!  We are THRILLED that you are here!

Guest Designer Susan:
Lynnette  YOU ARE HERE!


  1. So cleverly staged! OA and CC make for a great combo - well done! You've definitely schooled us in how to collect a kit.

  2. Such a fun kit with your usual inspired presentation! You know I love all those labels but I also like the color combination you used and the addition of the newer Webster's Pages papers in with the older items. And don't get me started on that printer's tray - it's overflowing with so many fun items. I think you're going to have so much fun going "old school"!

  3. What a fantastic twist on the kit! I love that you took it and turned it into a school themed kit (I can definitely see the inspiration!), and I am drooling over all of that yummy OA goodness. Wonderful theming and set up as always!

  4. Another fabulous display!! I love all your October Afternoon in this. And, I love your great collection of die cuts! Looks like a fun month of creating for you!

  5. It's always fun to see a bit of your home in your reveals. Now here is a corner I don't think I have seen before. ;)

    Old School. New rule: "Be cool" Such a variety in the copy kits; this month is bringing out the best of each of you.

  6. I Love! Love! Love! your thought patterns on this :) It was fun to go back in time and see what was inspiring in the kit in 2011 on the blog and I love your take on it :) I've got those same Oct Afternoon alphas too :) Super fun kit and love the choices you made

  7. What a brilliant kit - love it!

  8. LOVE your take & as always a fresh, fun presentation! (love the thermos, hehe ;-)
    I just want to reach in & snatch that printer's tray full of goodies & RUN!
    Old School is the perfect name...

  9. This is one gorgeous kit! I am biased as I adore October afternoon.Everything in your kit looks delightful.

  10. Love the kit and the way you've displayed it all.. inspiring!

  11. YUMMY! This looks like a fun kit to play with. Love how you displayed it too!

  12. Love the way you present it, great kit!

  13. Another month, another stunning set up of your kit! you are so fabulous Lynnette - it's such a thrill to drop by here and see what you've created for us!
    A truly lovely kit that really reminds me of the original although it's very much your own. I love the inclusion of the OA and then those two new WPs paper too! Fabulous. Your printer's tray is chock full of gorgeous, scrummy elements which will be fun to see translated to pages.

    Another winning kit - I don't expect anything else these days!