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Monday, May 1, 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Kit Reveal and Blog Hop


Hi friends!

Here we are with a new month and a new batch of inspiration.  
Our lovely Lisa has chosen a beautiful kit comprised mostly of my 2 favorite colors...
Blue and Green!
Take a look at Gossamer Blue's March Kit:


I found 2 collections in my stash that when combined made for a nice counterfeit of the original.  
Pink Paislee's Atlas and October Afternoon Treasure Map give just the right amount of blue and green with the pop of yellow we see in the inspiration.

Take a look at my May Kit...




I am a few hours late posting this, hence the kit name!   I won't delay you any longer.  Hop on over the to Susan's blog (and all the other Master Forgers) to see their take on the kit.  I'd also like to welcome, Christy, our lovely guest designer.  I've admired her work over at Scraphappy and LOAD for years.  We are in for a treat this month!  Welcome, Christy!

CKC - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/

Guest Designer Christy Strickler - http://myscrapbookevolution.com

Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.au

Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com

Lynnette - http://sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com

Susan - http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com

Clair - http://obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Full Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Hello there.  It's been a while.  I'm sure you've read about and experienced some of the changes over at Counterfeit Kit.  I haven't played since January and that's by design.  Life has been quite busy, but I'm not willing to give up my scrappy space, so I devised a plan to keep my hand in CKC while giving myself some time to breathe between kits and blog posts.  Fellow Master Forger Stephanie is also in a busy time in her life with a new little one to care for, so we are sharing a Master Forger position.  You saw Stephanie feature her mini kit last month and this month I'll be sharing a full kit. So, that brings me to an every other month schedule.  I'm hoping to jump in more often when I can, but at least I'll know I have a bit more time to assemble my kit.  Sounds like a plan, right?  RIGHT!

Well, you know what they say about best laid plans....

Oh dear...

I kind of had a problem.  You see...my entire scraproom was turned upside down.  My hubby was installing new flooring in the entire basement and everything had to be moved.  And I have to admit, my stuff wasn't in the best order before he moved it all to put in the flooring.  So, here I am...the day before the reveal...kitting and blogging away.  This new plan was supposed to avoid that!  ACK!

Oh well...

I managed to get things sort of back in order and sift through my stuff to put together my March Kit, most appropriately named,  FLOORED!



In my true topsy turvy fashion, I haven't introduced you to the inspiration, chosen by Master Forger Margie and created by Hip Kit Club.  It's their February 2017 offering and it's a beauty.

My kit adds a few more colors and less black than the inspiration, but I included camera and butterfly motifs, horizontal stripes and circles as created by bubbles.  A touch of black is seen in the pocket cards.  Hoping to mist or watercolor those butterflies to create the same vibe as the ones fluttering around in the inspiration.

Here are a few more close ups.



So, while I was "floored" on how I was going to possibly get my kit completed, it all worked out...as things usually do.  (I'm getting wiser in my more mature years!)

I hope you aren't floored on how to approach this kit.  If you are, then just take inspiration from our guest designer, Raelene and the other Master Forgers.  Welcome, Raelene!  We are proud to spotlight you this month!

Visit them at their blogs here for plenty of inspiration.

Guest Designer: Raelene: http://dyspraxicorganisedscrapper.blogspot.com.au/
Julene: http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lynnette: http://sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!
Susan:http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com/


Oh and by the way, yes...that is the new flooring you see behind my kit in my scrap room 
and I just adore it!

Thanks for stopping by!




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge January Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome 2017!
Happy New Year, scrappy friends!

It's been a wonderful Christmas season and as usual, I'm not even close to ready for ending it.
The real tree will come down soon as we ended up with a particularly dry one this year, but my little alpine tree and other wintry decorations will stay until after Valentine's Day.  It's a long winter here in the northeast so the glimmer of lights and the bit of greenery (even if it's artificial) 
helps to keep the winter blahs away.

Speaking of green, have you seen the January inspiration for Counterfeit Kit Challenge?
Our Master Forger, Julene chose a wonderful kit full of green from down under where they are experiencing summer right now.  Let's take a look at these pretty pieces...


I always enjoy some Kaisercraft goodies and while I have some older pieces in my stash, I was inspired by the green in this kit and my longing to hang on to the greenery of Christmas.

Here's my take on the inspiration...


Here's the paper by Carta Bella that started off my kit.  Green, of course!

The plaid piece and the sticker sheet, along with the paper above are also by Carta Bella.  I decided to use this trio as the base of my kit.

I love the texture of this paper.  A snuggly cable knit sweater!  Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle

I subbed this cork paper for the burlap.

Here are some close ups of B sides and the sticker sheet.






While not an overwhelmingly green kit, the starting point was definitely based on green.  I know I'll enjoy using these winter inspired papers and supplies to keep the
 spirit of the holiday going all winter long.

Hope you are inspired to create a kit that suits you!

Looking forward to seeing your kit on the January Mr. Linky.

Please be sure to visit all of the Master Forgers and our special guest designer
 and faithful participant, Cindy F. 
 Welcome, Cindy!

Here's the blog hop order...