Wandering | October Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! Hopefully you’ve made the jump here from Margie’s blog. If not, click on back to the CKC site to see the full blog hop list.

Another month is here with a brand new inspiration kit chosen by Master Forger Julene. She picked the lovely new collection from Prima—St. Tropez. This collection is gorgeous with its vintage travel theme and beautiful floral touches. (Go here to see the entire collection up close).

When I began putting my kit together, I wanted my collection to have a travel theme like the original. However, I knew I wouldn’t be visiting a seaside village in France any time soon. At this time of year, I’m most likely just wandering around my farm enjoying the cooler weather and the turning of the season.

So I began with a floral paper that reminds me of the gorgeous flowers that bloom here during the end of summer and beginning of fall. The rest of the papers coordinate well with the floral and have more subdued patterns to balance the floral. My favorite paper is the pink woodgrain. This pattern was a wonderful find in my stash!

For the embellishments, I tried to stick closely to the type of products in the inspiration kit. I have chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, crystals, ephemera, and, of course, Prima flowers.

Because this kit is inspired by walks around my farm, I am calling this collection Wandering. Make sure to check back later in the month to see my creations from this kit!

And now, the next stop is Lisa’s blog to see her interpretation of the St. Tropez collection. Thanks for visiting today!

Now go create!

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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!


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.

Now go create!


Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal Blog Hop | Flowers & Candy

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Welcome to the February Counterfeit Kit Challenge Reveal Blog Hop! You should have come here from Clair’s blog. If you would like a list of the entire hop, just go back to the CKC home page. (You will notice that we have made a few changes in our monthly happenings. To read about our new and improved schedule, go here and here.)

Whew! January is already over and February is upon us! A new month and a new inspiration kit! This month Master Forger Clair has chosen this lovely kit from Scrapdelight. I love the soft florals and mint green in this collection.

As I went though my stash to assemble my kit, I noticed that I did not have any dark blue or purple papers. So I looked to the patterns on the papers—tiny flowers, trees, circles, polka dots, and cameras—to choose the papers for my kit.

The first paper I chose is from the Fresh Cut collection by Basic Grey. This paper has a mint green background with tiny flowers—very much like the floral prints in the inspiration kit. I then added a few more floral papers, some soft stripes, and a yellow watercolor print.

For my embellishments, I looked through my stash for any products in mint green, or with flower, tree, circle, or camera prints. When my kit was completed, I decided to call it Flowers & Candy—in honor of Valentine’s Day this month and also for the floral prints in the patterned paper and the flair and button embellishments that remind me of candy. A very sweet kit!

From here, hop on over to Lisa’s blog to see her take on this month’s inspiration kit.

Now go create!


English Countryside Style

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Taking a cue from home decor styles can breathe new life into your scrapbook pages. For this page, I used elements of the English countryside style to document the many wildflowers we have on our farm.

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Each spring, summer, and fall, wildflowers of all sorts bloom on our property. At times, I feel as if I am living in a windswept English countryside! So to create this layout, I went to this Pinterest board at Get It Scrapped and chose several elements of this style to use on my page.

First, I chose pink, seen in much English country decor, as the main color of the page. I had a patterned paper with cute little bows all over it–another element of the English countryside style. I also used floral paper, a doily, a butterfly, flowers, a bird, and a felt bow to further reinforce my theme.

Using home decor styles is an easy way to get new ideas for your scrapbook pages. For more ideas, check out the Get It Scrapped blog.

Now go create!