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!

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Snapshot | April at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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Happy April and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop! You should have come over from Clair’s blog. If you would like to see the full list of participants, just click back over the CKC blog!

This month Leslie has chosen Ashton Court from Cocoa Daisy as our inspiration kit. This collection is fun, vibrant, and completely adorable!

As I was perusing Ashton Court, I noticed the cute camera puffy sticker and bright patterned papers in the kit. I let these products be my guide as I assembled my own kit. I began with a patterned paper with a camera print from Simple Stories. I added several more papers in bold colors and geometric prints .

For embellishments, I have two packs of die cuts, coordinating stickers, camera clips, brads, and fun printed photo corners. I am calling this month’s kit Snapshot.

Your next stop is Lisa’s blog. Head on over to see her take on this fun kit!

Now go create!


March Mini-Kit | Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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If you often find yourself short on scrapbooking time, making a mini-kit can be a fantastic solution to this problem! At Counterfeit Kit Challenge, we know that sometimes we scrapbookers are full of creativity, but short on time. Our new mini-kit feature should help you navigate these busy times.

This month’s inspiration kit is the beautiful February kit from Hip Kit Club.

To make my mini-kit, I looked to a few of the themes running through the inspiration kit—butterflies, florals, and gold. With my kit, I chose embellishments first—a 6×6 patterned paper pad with a large floral and gold prints, stickers with butterflies, and die cuts with gold accents—all reminiscent of the inspiration collection. I selected two coordinating patterned papers to complete the mini-kit.

For my project, I chose several photographs that I took on the first college visit with my son. I knew I wanted to scrap the pictures, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making a two page spread mini-album or. So I used my mini-kit to make a 12×12 layout then paired it with a pocket page. I kept the design simple and embellishments minimal to streamline the process of creating the page.

This month’s mini-kit was extremely helpful in my getting this larger story told quickly!

Check back each month for more ideas in creating mini-kits inspired by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge current pick as well as for more ways to use the mini-kit.

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A New View

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For fourteen years I drove the same car, a blue Ford Expedition. The car became mine when all of my children were small and in car seats. As they grew, the car took us to all the places we needed (and wanted) to go–pediatrician visits, riding lessons, trips to the zoo. Recently, we decided that this trusty car should be retired. So the hunt for a replacement began.

Soon I found the perfect vehicle–a red Ford F-150 truck. This truck had all the requirements I was looking for as well as some extras that I love–heated seats, GPS, and my favorite feature–a sunroof!

This month’s first challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to document something you love. What a perfect challenge to document my new truck and use my February kit, Flowers & Candy.

For this page, I really wanted to highlight the beautiful blue sky in the photograph. So I changed the picture of the truck to black-and-white so it would not compete with the focal point. I used a pale yellow background to set off the pictures.

Make sure to check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month for more inspiration from the team!

Now go create!