Yay! August at CKC

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Welcome to the August reveal blog hop at Counterfeit Kit Challenge! You should have landed here from Margie’s blog. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, just click back over to the CKC blog.

It’s August already! I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by for me. This summer has been especially busy in that I am getting ready to send my oldest off to college. I am feeling both happy and sad. Watching your child go off into the world for the first time is not easy! But I know that he is ready and will have a great time at school.

So I was glad to see our inspiration kit full of bright, happy colors and fun embellishments! This month’s kit, chosen by Master Forger Stephanie, is the July 2017 kit from Gossamer Blue. This kit has navy blue, green, yellow–all colors that I love. I am especially smitten with the phrase stickers and tags!

I began my kit with the navy blue patterned paper then added the floral with navy accents as my base pieces. I chose a few more papers in coordinating colors and patterns.

As for embellishments, I added puffy letter stickers in navy, two tags, and a sticker book all inspired by the products in the kit.

As I was going through my stash, I found the small green letter stickers, journaling cards, and library pockets that all seemed to coordinate well with my kit. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with those library pockets yet. Maybe take them apart and use them as layers? Or tuck in small photographs or journaling?

I do know that I am loving this kit–which I am calling Yay!–and that this collection will be perfect for documenting the changes coming in August. Make sure to check back later this month–I’ll have some layouts posted that I created with this kit.

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa’s blog. Check out her take on this month’s inspiration kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now go create!


Summer Love | CKC July Kit Reveal Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the July Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! You should be arriving here from Julene’s blog. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, just head back over to the CKC blog. And now on with the reveal!

This month I have the pleasure of bringing you the inspiration kit and challenges. When pondering what kind of kit I would like to be inspired by this month, I envisioned a collection with bright colors, fun patterns, and cool embellishments. I found all three in the August 2016 kit “Walden Pond” from Cocoa Daisy. The kit has bold blues, and greens, and yellows. The patterned papers are a nice mix of geometric and organic shapes. And the embellishments—well I just LOVE those swirls!

When I began putting together my kit, I remembered that I had an October Afternoon summer collection that I bought a few years ago that would be a perfect starting point. The kit already had patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, and washi tape, so I just added a few more summery embellishments and this month’s kit, which I named Summer Love, was complete!

I am SO excited to use this kit! I already have tons of photographs from this summer to scrap. And I am using up my stash!

The next stop on the hop is Leslie’s blog. And, if you haven’t already, make sure to stop by and visit our Guest Designer for July—Megan Blethen. She blogs at Crafty Meggy. We are so glad she is with us this month!

Now go create!


Olivia | June at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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Welcome to the June Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit reveal blog hop! You should have arrived from Clair’s blog. (If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, just click back to the CKC blog.)

This month our inspiration kit is this gorgeous collection by Felicity Jane—Willow. The lovely pinks and blues and florals in this kit immediately drew my eye.

I began assembling my kit by choosing patterned papers with colors similar to the ones found in the kit—pink and blue with a touch of yellow and two florals. I added a few chipboard and cardstock die cuts, similar to those found in the die cut package in the kit. I was inspired by the puffy sticker bow so I included some ribbon in my kit. I also added two packages of puffy stickers, both with a floral theme seen in the paper and stickers in the inspiration kit. My final additions were pink-and-gold Thickers, pink and blue word stickers, and pink-and-blue floral washi tape.

I love the soft, organic feel of my June kit, which I am calling Olivia in honor of my daughter’s new horse who joined our family today!

Please check back later on this month to see the projects I create with this kit. I am so excited to work with this collection!

Your next stop on today’s hop is Lisa’s blog. Click on over to see her take on this month’s inspiration kit!

Now go create!


Rain, Rain, Go Away

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Welcome to mini-kit day at Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

This month in North Carolina we have had amazing amounts of rainfall. So I was very intrigued by this month’s inspiration kit from Gossamer Blue. The blues in the kit reflect the rainy weather I have been experiencing lately.

So when I came up with my mini-kit for this month, I started with a patterned paper in blue with raindrops. I added a darker yellow paper, white foam words, wood veneer pieces, word stickers, and enamel dots—all inspired by the original kit.

I decided to use this mini-kit to make a layout for my Project Life album, documenting a particularly rainy week in April. I love the cool tones and simplicity of this spread—perfect for telling the story of this week.

Don’t forget to check out the mini-kits from the rest of the Master Forgers—just head on back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

Now go create!


Feelin’ Fresh

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When spring rolls around each year, I want to clean. I want to throw open the windows and let fresh air in. I want to get rid of the clutter that has accumulated over the winter. I want to use fun and bright colors on my pages!

In honor of this fresh start that spring brings, our first challenge for April at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is Feelin’ Fresh! Choose an object from real life or online (think Pinterest perhaps) that says FRESH & let it inspire your project. Color, shape, pattern – maybe it reminds you of a memory!

So I chose to use this fresh color scheme as inspiration for my page for this month’s challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I am using my kit for this month, Snapshot, based on the inspiration kit Ashton Court by Cocoa Daisy.

This color scheme was perfect for showcasing photographs of my daughter and me at our recent horse show. We both did well—the show was a great start to our spring show season.

Make sure to check out the projects made by the rest of the team on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Also, we would love for you to join our new Facebook Community!

Now go create!