Under the Stars | A CKC Challenge

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My kids are all too old for trick-or-treating now so I am finding new ways to celebrate Halloween. This year we stayed at home, had a delicious meal, binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix, and made s’mores under the stars. I knew the photographs I took on that night would be perfect to scrapbook for our second challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

Master Forger Lisa says, “November is my birthday month and those of you who know me will know that I am a passionate Scorpio! Add that in with an obsession love (!) for any paper with star, sky, or constellation design and I’m pretty much in heaven.

So, let’s get inspired by the stars or zodiac constellations and use them our projects.”

Since I only had a few stars in my kit, I went in search of more stars in my stash. I found two gold stars and several puffy sticker stars. Perfect for this page!

Now go create!

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A Peek at a Week | CKC November Mini Kit

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This month’s inspiration kit at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is the Emerson collection from November 2016 by Citrus Twist Kits. It is a bright, fun collection and I am having a great time using it as inspiration for several projects this month.

Taking cues from the colorful arrow paper in the kit, I put together this very mini-kit in order to create a spread for my weekly pocket page album.

For this particular week, I had several outdoor photographs with bright colors. The weather was perfect and we spent a lot of time outside—taking care of the horses, shopping, bike-riding, and taking the fire truck for a spin. I knew this mini-kit would be a perfect complement to my pictures.

Make sure you check out the mini-kits created by the other Master Forgers this month on the CKC blog.

Now go create!

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CKC November Kit Reveal | Heaps of Hearts

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It is November and fall is in full swing here–the weather is chilly but pleasant and the trees are turning beautiful colors. And with the new month comes a new counterfeit kit!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge monthly kit reveal blog hop. You should have arrived here from Julene’s blog. If you are in need of the entire blog schedule, simply click here to go to the CKC blog.

This month our inspiration kit is Emerson, the November 2016 kit from Citrus Twist Kits. This collection full of bright, fun patterned papers. I love the mix of bold, colorful designs with more muted, subtle patterns. The embellishments are super-cute—I especially love the wood and cork hearts.

Inspired by the colorful arrow paper in the collection, I began my kit with an equally colorful paper but in a checked design. I added several coordinating papers in a mix of both bright and muted palettes.

Since I loved the hearts from the inspiration kit so much, I searched for heart-themed products that I could add to my kit. I completed the kit with some white Thickers, enamel dots, phrase stickers, gold tags and word stickers. I am calling this kit Heaps of Hearts.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired by this month’s kit and are eager to make your own collection. The next stop on the hop is Leslie’s blog.

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In Black-and-White

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In August, my oldest child went off to college. This change has not been an easy one for me. I am so happy that my son is growing up and taking this next step in his life. But I am also sad that he is no longer around all the time. It has been odd to all of a sudden only have two children at home. I have been journaling and scrapbooking about this time in my life a lot–it has been helping me work through my ever-changing feelings.

I took this story and used it as the basis for this month’s first challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This month we are using the St. Tropez collection from Prima as our inspiration kit.

And here is our challenge: One of St. Tropez’ famous residents was Bridget Bardot. Most photographs and films of her were in black-and-white. Use a black-and-white photo(s) on a colored background.

The papers in my kit, Wandering, have a definite vintage feel and some are quite dark. In order to have my photograph stand out against this background, I chose a picture that is fairly simple in composition and converted it to black-and-white. I love the look of the monochromatic print against the mix of vintage prints.

Make sure to check out the projects from the rest of the Master Forgers for this month’s first challenge on the CKC blog.

Now go create!

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Fancy Flowers | CKC Forgeries on the Fourth

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Many years ago in the world of scrapbooking, small paper flowers in glass bottles from Prima were all the rage. I must admit that I succumbed to the loveliness of these flowers and purchased several bottles. Today I have three remaining bottles of flowers, and I must say that I do not use them very often. I tend to reach for newer products and leave these cute flowers on my shelf.

However, this month our inspiration kit comes from Prima and includes a whole slew of gorgeous paper flowers. The ones in the collection are much fancier than mine–so I decided to forge my own!

I simply layered the unadorned flowers and added enamel dots and crystals from my stash. Such an easy way to re-create the flowers in the kit! I know these forged flowers will somehow make it onto a page or two this month.

Now go create!

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