Saturday, August 18, 2018

August 2018 - Challenge # 2 - Mix and Match Journaling or Title

We have them in our stash - alphabet stickers, word stickers, stamps, dies and even punches. The challenge is to use at least two different alphabet styles for your title or journaling. I've created another Pinterest board for some inspiration. After creating the Pinterest board it looks like I should also include fonts and wood veneers. Here are a couple of examples:

photo can be found here

link is here

Guest Designer Doreen decided to join in the fun and create a layout for this challenge also. Please check out her blog here.


Master Forger Lisa was inspired by the words found on the b-side of one of her kit papers and then built up her multi-alphabet title from there. One fussy cut word plus four different alphabet stickers as well as several different wordy embellishments not to mention her handwriting makes for a very wordy layout! You can find out more on her blog here.


Master Forger Tina was inspired by 2 of the fonts in her kit for her layout to create a fun title about the start of the day. Find out the story here at her blog




Master Forger Laura used 4 different styles of foam alpha stickers to create her title and to quote her 4 year old son! 



Master Forger Leslie has five different fonts on here without any alpha stickers!

Learn more about it HERE


We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and project with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge)

Thanks for stopping by! We love seeing your creations so be sure to share.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

August 2018 - Challenge #1 - Put an angle on it

Let's do something a little bit different on your layout. Use your favorite layout style and turn it a little bit to put it on an angle.  I've got a few examples on my Pinterest board here to help inspire you. I've picked two samples from my Pinterest for inspiration.


A simple sketch with everything tilted a little bit.


How about a couple of larger photos and a couple of film strips all on angles.

photo link here
Guest Designer Doreen made this Oh so cute layout, you can find the details here






Master Forger Cindy has both a 12x12 and a 8 1/2x 11 scrapbook page on an angle.


Get the detail here.



Master Forger Julene Unusual for me, I did not use a sketch. I did it this way to use the chipboard letters that I found.They matched well to the background and the spotted pattern on the orange paper.
The big title is the feature, other than the photos.
                                     

Master Forger Leslie got a "grand" idea for her page.

Get all the details HERE
Now use your favorite layout style and put an angle on it!


We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and project with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge)

Thanks for stopping by! We love seeing your creations so be sure to share.

Monday, August 6, 2018

August 2018 - Mini Kit Reveal

This months inspiration kit had a lot different options for you to choose from and it can be a lot if you are looking at all those options. So how about a mini kit.


Just a little something to make a few layouts, a pocket page or maybe even and small album.


Check out the mini kits that Master Forgers Susan and Lori have created this month.


Susan put together a very basic kit, consisting of six papers, some punches and dies, two small stamp sets and some enamel dots.


She was very inspired by the "use your tools" July challenge, the cards Lisa made with her mini kit for July, and the cards Clair made using her scraps in the most recent Killing Kits video.  So she used her basic kit to make eight cards to have on hand:



Lori was inspired by the colors and the hexagons in the inspiration kit.


She has created a layout for her first project from her mini kit:


Head on over to Lori's blog to see how she made the faux chipboard hexagons that she used on her layout.

We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge)

Thanks for stopping by! We love seeing your creations so be sure to share.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

August 2018 - Forgery on the Fourth



Master Forger Cindy has chosen our inspiration kit this month.

https://www.cocoadaisy.com/product/july-2018-twinkling-of-the-tea-memory-keeping-12x12-kit/
July 2018 Cocoa Daisy Twinkling of the Tea Memory Keeping kit

Pocket kit

Cards only

Patterned paper add-on

Yummy warm color palette with the lovely fresh greens.
There are some little nods to Alice in Wonderland hidden in here...
Lots of painterly & sketchy pieces - channel your inner artist this month.
Break out that old hexagon punch!

Wonder what the team will pick up on?


Speaking of Alice in Wonderland, our recent Guest Designer Alice Boll of Scrapbook Wonderland gives a great quick tutorial on making your own patterned paper with stamps HERE.


Lisa is feeling very virtuous because she picked out two items from the main kit (the hexagonal chipboard elements and the hexagonal paper) and then patiently took her time to make up her own items! She didn't make a mistake and have to start over like usually happens and she's really thrilled with the results. As usual, they are relatively easy elements and took far less time than you might think

Here are a set of hexagonal die cuts in two different sizes. They are not very thick but will add just a little hint of dimension and fun to her projects. A little die cutting time with a whole bunch of scraps and some chipboard run through the Xyron gives her a whole bunch of variety.


And then she used the larger sized die to cut out a bunch of hexagons from her scraps in shades that matched the colours of the original paper in the Cocoa Daisy kit. Leaving a gap between them matched the design of the Cocoa Daisy paper but then she decided to outline each shape with machine stitching to add a little extra something. She limited it to 12x8.5" with the plan to either use it as a block on the 12x12 or maybe to cut down for cards.

She was totally inspired by our CKC friend Clair who showcased her own paper patchwork in her wonderful {Killing Kits Series} episode 1 here


You can find out all the details of how she made these items as well as more detail shots over on her blog here.


Laura used both her digi skills and good old fashioned paint and felt tip pens to recreate 3 of the elements from the kits.


"I used my digital scrapbooking software to recreate the orange spotty paper (the background paper is from Maggie Holmes Shine collection (digital version) but you could create the same with patterned paper, circle punches and orange cardstock. The speech bubbles again were created with digi scrap software (i use a programme called serif craft artist, sadly no longer available!) And then used Amy Tangerine digi stamps for the wording. Printed out and used watercolour paint to colour in! You could create similar with stamps and even in Microsoft Word. And last of all the doodled journalling card really stood out for me in this kit so i simply cut white card to 3x4, doodled a similar design and then coloured in with my son's felt tip pens!"



Julene has also been inspired by the pocket cards, but put her own twist on them.
Using a bee stamp she made 3 yellow striped bee cards plus found 2 other cards that are almost the same as those in the kit. 

The remaining tag was made by blowing paint through a straw then adhering a sticker over the top.
Simple ideas but they work!



Don't forget to come back again on 6th for some mini-kit inspiration as well as the challenges on 12th and 18th. 

If you create any of your own forgeries, make sure you share with us! We love to see your creations and projects.  You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge ) 

Thanks for joining us this month and I can't wait to see what you make!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Just the Gist of It

This month, I picked the Coco Daisy's July  Kit which is full of yellows, green and oranges perfect for late summer projects.




Above is just the main kit, there are several other kits and add on you can check it out here on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge August's reveal post.




So how about picking out some papers in yellow, green and orange to get the feel of the Cocoa Daisy Kit. Or something with a chevon, circles or a hexagon pattern.




Then add in a few embellishments - paperclips, tags and labels, maybe even a die cut or two.







Don't forget to use your tools. Grab a hexagon punch or die set and maybe even a stamp set. If you don't have that shape, make your kit with the shape you do have. That's the fun of Counterfeiting a kit.




We all love to see your work, so be sure to share your kits and projects with us.  You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge)



Thanks for stopping by!


Cindy F







Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 2018 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit Reveal




Hello August! I'm so excited to be organizing our inspiration kit this month. I have chosen the July Cocoa Daisy kits which can be found here: https://www.cocoadaisy.com/product/july-2018-twinkling-of-the-tea-memory-keeping-12x12-kit//. I love the transition into late summer colors yellows, oranges and greens, perfect colors for late summer pictures and State fair pictures.


They have a few add ons to help inspire you when making your own kit.
There is even an unboxing video by Cocoa Daisy Design Team member Traci Reed which can be found here. She has the main kit, paper add on, pocket kit and the planner kit in the video.

Now I would like to introduce our August's Guest Designer, Doreen Vasquez. Welcome Doreen and thank you for joining us in August!




My name is Doreen.I go by Doreena online as sort of shout-out to my hubby who likes to call me Doreen.

We have been married since July 2001 (by the time you read this we will have already celebrated our 17th anniversary)! I am the mother of 2 human babies: Madison, 16 and Joseph, 23.  I have 3 fur-babies: Spotty (dog), Panini (cat) and Hamlet (mini-pig). My Malti-Poo, Ivanna died about 2 years ago and I still miss her every day! RIP Ivanna <3

I would describe myself as an extroverted introvert...meaning I mostly keep to myself and prefer it, but once I feel comfortable and I'm enjoying myself I'm the loudest person in the room!

My interests include: Music, singing really loud and really badly (LOL), reading (I'm currently reading my 14th book of the year), Netflix, napping, being creative and spending time w/ my family.Also, I'm addicted to coffee! #KiddingNotKidding

I am a huge animal advocate and if I was allowed a "career do-over" I would definitely do something involving animals! My favorite charity is Central Texas Pig Rescue.... I love that they save so many pigs that are abused, neglected, or homeless due to the fact that owners don't know how to, or don't want to, take care of their pigs once they realize that there is NO SUCH THING as a "tea-cup" pig.

Finally I've been scrapping for approximately 20 years and though I have scrapped and still scrap mainly 12x12s I recently started dabbling in Travelers Notebooks, Pocket Pages, and Project Life; in fact this is the first year I've attempted Project Life and let me tell you...it's been a learning process!I'm excited to be a Guest Designer for Counterfeit Challenges and look forward to what the month brings us!

If you're interested you can find me on the following:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrs_david_vasquez/Blogger: https://madijoes.blogspot.com/Scrapbook.com: https://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/?login=1


Toodles!

Here's the blog hop list for this month's reveal:




Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -  August 2018 Counterfeit Kit Reveal
Guest Designer – Doreen Vasquez  -  Summer Vibes
Cindy - It's a Beautiful Morning
Julene - Tan Tea
Leslie - Oopsy Daisy
Lisa – Heatwave
Tina - Summer Life
Laura - Summer Adventure


We love seeing your work, so be sure to share your kits and project with us. You can do this by using the Link-Up page here on the blog, posting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group or on Instagram (you can find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge)

Thanks for stopping by! We love seeing your creations so be sure to share.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Quick Cards {Killing Kits Series}

It's time for me to share the next video in our Killing Kits Series and this time, I dived into the leftovers of my 'Field Notes' Counterfeit Kit from September 2017. I loved the colours of this kit - it seemed like the ideal transition between summer and autumn, and it had a lovely botanical feel.


I've made two cards, both based on a card that I made for the Wild Hare Kits back in May (see that card here) with some of the leftovers from an earlier mini-album. I adored that card because it looked fantastic, but it took me less than ten minutes to make it! In the video for today, I've used the same basic materials - a white card base; cardstock leftovers; die-cut sentiments and little jewels - to recreate that card.


Different colours and textures make the cards look so different - seasonal almost - and, because this method would be so easy to 'batch' for multiple cards, I'll definitely be making more of these come winter!

Please feel free to leave comments here, on YouTube, or find me over in the Counterfeit Kit Facebook Community. I would love to hear from you!