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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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