Monday, September 1, 2014

September's Counterfeit Kit and DT Hop


It is back to school and back to a normal schedule here in the Hardy house.  Hallelujah!  LOL  I am a routine kind of girl.  I love knowing what is coming next and tend to work first and play later.  That OCD tendency makes it a bit tricky to get crafting time in...any other "work is never done" readers?  Who is with me?  Oh well, that will be a fun thing for me to get over.

In the Spirit of FUN, let's jump right into our kit for this month.  Scrapbook Circle had a wonderful kit with some very interesting designs for last month.  I think we can get a bit out of the box with this one, don't you?

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For a complete look at the kit, head over to SCRAPBOOK CIRCLE for more photos and a list of the kit elements.  You can also check out the SC BLOG for some great photos of the elements and ideas for the kit.

Our Guest Designer for this month is the very creative Tina from Tina's Scrap Corner.


I've always been a crafter of some sort but scrapbookin' started with a couple of friends introducing me to the craft in 2007 and I've been at it ever since. I always loved taking pictures but then I just put them in an album, but scrapbooking changed all that, it redefined for me how to present a photo. I also enjoy other paper crafts like making cards, smashin/crushin and project life, but scrapbooking is my favorite. I enhance my scrapbooking with tools of the trade, I enjoy using my cameo, big shot, cricut and cuttlebug.  I love using sketches to help me streamline my scrappin and I like learning new techniques. A friend introduced me to Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and I then found another way to streamline my scrapping by having an available kit ready to go each month. I am married to a great man and my best friend for 21 years, we are empty nesters and we are the family owners of Jake and Buddy our 2 Austrialian Cattle dogs (Blue Heelers). Between the 2 of us we have 8 kids, 18 grandkids, 1 Ggrandchild and 1 on the way. I definetly have plenty to scrap about and you will usually see my family in my scrappin, see I'm the one usually behind the camera...

A BIG WARM WELCOME TO TINA!  I know she has some awesome things planned for us this month (I sort of peeked!)

I heard some chatter from the Design Team about the Fox's in this month's kit.  I am interested to count up how many of them threw in a Fox or two.  Let's see how many you can find in our hop this month.  Here is the list of DT blogs for you to view, comment on and get inspired by.  Then get moving on your own kit and don't forget to link up to Mr. Linky!


We have another WELCOME BACK to give to SHERRI.  It was hard to not spill the beans last month when she was guest designer, but we are happy to have her back on the team.  

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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Fabulous Five


Another great month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge!  Here are some of my favorites from the month:





Chid Kids

These are some great projects!  Thanks everyone for playing this month...are you ready for next month?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August's Members' Showcase Hop

Kermit

It's that time of the month again - our Members' Blog Hop!  You've been shopping your stash and creating with our challenges and now you get to share with everyone.

Which of this month's challenges did you choose?  Was it

Challenge #1:  One Layer Challenge: No paper layering allowed - just embellishments.

Challenge #2:  Sketch Challenge: Stretch this card sketch to suit you.

Challenge #3:  Vellum: Incorporate vellum into your project.

Here's the Blog Hop order ...
Jemma  http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk

Tina       http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com

Susanne http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com

Elaine   http://chidkids26.blogspot.co.uk

Lesley   http://ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem.blogspot.co.uk

Laura    http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.co.uk

Leslie   http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com

Cindy    http://www.cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com

Lisa       http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
          Binty     http://scrappingpluv.blogspot.com

          Julene    http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au

... if your name isn't there this month - why not join in with the September Members' Hop - just drop us an e-mail by September 18th - EVERYONE is welcome!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We've Chosen Our Queen!

We had some great entries for our Counterfeiting Queen Contest!  A big thank you to each of you for entering!

You can go to our Facebook Page HERE to take a look at the entries...

The winner of our 2014 Counterfeiting Queen Contest is....




We loved her interpretation of the kit she found.  She pulled together a really great color palette.  Her challenge scared me a bit...I'm not a big eyelet fan, but I do own some and she inspired me to find ways to like them again (I bought them for a reason, right?)


Laura will be 
In the Month of October:
1.  Picking the kit for us to Counterfeit
2.  Choosing all 3 of our challenges
3.  Performing her duties as Guest Designer for the month!

and won a $10 gift certificate to Big Picture Classes



Laura, please e-mail us at counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com so we can talk about what you will get to do!!  We can't wait to get our kits started!

Roll up! Roll Up!

This is just a reminder that we are looking for YOU to come and join in on our monthly member blog hop.


This is always a whole lot of fun and a chance for you to show off your amazing creations with your Counterfeit Kits.
So.... if you have created a project using your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit for any of this month's three challenges and have NOT posted it on your blog before, we would love for you to join in our member blog hop and share your creations
   1.   Challenge #1 One Layer : No paper layering, just embellishments!
   2.   Challenge #2 Sketch Challenge :  Can you stretch this card sketch to suit?
   3.   Challenge #3 Vellum : Find a way to incorporate vellum.

 We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.
Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Challenge #3: Vellum Challenge


When my kids were little, I would add all sorts of veggies to the things they ate.  In a very sneaky sort of way.  Now, they will eat pretty much anything...no fear.  I would like to think that was all me, but it probably wasn't.  Now I want to sneak you a bit of something you might not love...No Fear, remember!!

Challenge #3:  Vellum Challenge:  Use Vellum on your project.

Yep...Vellum.  I think we all (unless you are a super purger) have a bit hanging around in your craft space some where.  I know you can find a way to sneak it in...

Need some ideas?  What else are we here for?

Lynnette used this gorgeous gold polka dot vellum that was sent to her all the way from Germany (wink, wink...Lisa!)  Read more on her blog here.


Stephanie actually loves working with vellum and used a sheet on the layout below. Can you see it? It's tucked underneath something else. You can see close-ups and read the journaling on her blog


Jemma has finally finished up a sheet of her favourite vellum ever - take a closer look here


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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link up YOUR kit or a project using your kit so we can leave you some love! We make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)