Saturday, September 24, 2016

September's Members Get A-Hopping!


Welcome, welcome, WELCOME to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members' Blog Hop!  We've been counterfeiting, crafting and creating with our supplies and now it's time to sit back and share what we've made.

Did you choose one of this month's challenges?
    Challenge #1 - Shimelle Sketches
    Challenge #2 - Just One Lesson
    Challenge #3 - Kate Spade Inspired
      Or did you get creative with your kit in another way?

      Here's the small but fine Blog Hop order this month ...
      ... if your name isn't there this month - why not join in with the October Members' Hop - just drop us an e-mail by October 18th EVERYONE is welcome! The more the merrier. :-)

      Saturday, September 17, 2016

      September Members' Blog Hop ... Are YOU In?

      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.

      If you've created any project with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit this month that you haven't yet shared on your own blog, come and join in the blog hop fun and show us what you've made.

      You might have been inspired by the challenges this month :
      Challenge #1 - Shimelle Sketches
      Challenge #2 - Just One Lesson
      Challenge #3 - Kate Spade Inspired

      Or, maybe you found some inspiration to use your kit in our Forgeries On The Fourth feature.

      Or maybe you were just busy creating using your Counterfeit kit and want to share.

      It's all open for the hop this month.

      We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.

      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 thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com BY THE 18th (that's tomorrow so be quick!)
      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 link 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)

      Friday, September 16, 2016

      September 2016 Challenge #3

      Challenge #3 for September 2016 - Kate Spade Inspired

      I had to do it-as soon as I picked the kit, I knew this would be one of the challenges from the beginning, too, LOL! Anyway, for this challenge, I want you to be inspired by anything and everything Kate Spade. Here is a pinboard that I have created of my personal favorites:


      LesleyG didn't have a clue who Kate Spade is. That handy Google feature that we all love to use gave her the inspiration she needed to come up with this layout. You can see which Kate Spade product inspired Lesley HERE


      Lynnette recalls a time when she fell in love with a Kate Spade bag in the department store, "Lord & Taylor".  Alas...this love wasn't meant to be.  Sigh!


      Margie was inspired by bows and black and white stripes for this challenge, and here is the page that she made:
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      Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)


      ***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


      Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 


      Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 


      To be a part of our blog hop: 

      • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th September.
      • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th September with a list of the hop participants.
      • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th September at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

      Monday, September 12, 2016

      September 2016 Challenge #2

      Challenge #2 for September 2016 - Just One Lesson

      For this challenge, we're going "Back To School". Go back to any class you've taken that is scrapbook related, and just do one of the lessons. Remember you can take inspiration in any way for this challenge, your project doesn't have to be the same as the teacher's. Just let us know what class it's from, and how you were inspired by the teacher. If you've never purchased a scrapbook class, I would recommend checking out the Twopeasinabucket channel or Crafty Jen Schow's series on youtube for several free classes.



      Susanne did a layout for Scrapbook & Cards Today class titled Easy, Detailed, Expert.  Her layout probably falls somewhere in the middle of that scale.  Details on her blog - Snaps & Snippets.






       Julene has used a weaving technique from a Youtube video. See the details on her blog post.




      Kelly created a page inspired by Glitter Girl's video "Fearless Layer Lessons." See what she learned on her blog.









      Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)


      ***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


      Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 


      Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 


      To be a part of our blog hop: 

      • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th September.
      • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th September with a list of the hop participants.
      • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th September at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

      Tuesday, September 6, 2016

      September 2016 Challenge #1

      Challenge #1 for September 2016 - Sketches!

       Sketches are a great way to speed up the scrapbook process, or at least take one decision out of the scrapbooking process. My favorite sketches are by Shimelle, so the challenge is to use a Shimelle sketch for your project. You can see her sketches and inspiration for using them here: http://www.shimelle.com/category/sketch-of-the-week/. You can use any sketch from this link, but please share which one you used with us!


      Guest Designer Nicole has made this gorgeous page which is Shimellesque (!) but still very true to her own style. Check out her her blog here for more information about her choices



      Leslie did a scraplift of the page featured with her sketch choice, in keeping with her counterfeit counterfeiting theme this month. Get a better look at her page HERE.


      Susan made a layout that was pretty faithful to the sketch she selected. Get all the details on her blog here.



      Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)


      ***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


      Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 


      Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 


      To be a part of our blog hop: 

      • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th September.
      • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th September with a list of the hop participants.
      • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th September at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

      Sunday, September 4, 2016

      Forgeries on the Fourth - September Tutorials



      for·ger·y
      ˈfôrjərē/
      noun
      1. the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.


      Welcome to "Forgeries on the Fourth" where it is no crime to create your own version of the trendy, hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash and ingenuity.  Each month on the fourth, check out tutorials from your Master Forgers or links to resources they have found for you on the internet.

       LesleyG has A Few Forgeries to share today ...


      Lisa had a go at two simple ideas - as always with mixed results! 
      Why not head over to see what worked and what needs some improvement? 



      And Kelly crafted a set of cute coordinating cards for her kit. See all the details on her blog.





      Susan forged two items from the inspiration kit:

      LINK

      The Felicity Jane kits usually include a selection of labels. Susan found this site 
      with some labels you can download to color-coordinate with your kit.


      LINK


      How about some custom flair? This easy-peasy technique yields some delightful results!


      Link HERE

      And for a little throwback FOF inspiration, the CKC May 2016 kit included some painted embellishments. Check it out at this Forgeries on the Fourth LINK



      We would love to see anything that our members create using these tutorials - and, even more so, if you counterfeit something from scratch. Please do share with us by adding to our monthly Mr. Linky!

      ***** MEMBER BLOG HOP *****
      Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to!

      Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 

      To be a part of our blog hop:

      E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th September.
      • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th September with a list of the hop participants.
      • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.
      • All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th September at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

      Friday, September 2, 2016

      Just The Gist Of It – September 2016

      Hello, all.  Susanne here.

      This month’s inspiration kit is so distinctive that I think many of you may have already identified it by the sneak peek and located the kit @ Felicity Jane before even seeing the full reveal yesterday.  Because it is so tightly coordinated, I thought we could boil it down to its gist in a different way this month.

      FJ_August_Maggie_Kit_Papers

      This month, I have noted its basic recipe, listing the ingredients you need to cook up a very similar kit in terms of content, but with its own unique flavor.

      Take the same approach as you would making a soup or stew and add as much or little of each ingredient as you like.  Leave some out if it is not to your taste.  If you get the first part right, you will almost certainly end up with something you can enjoy.
      1. The basic flavor is derived from at least two colors in the same family but in different shades – coral and melon, for example. Add a complementary color – blue, for example.
      2. Throw in varieties like floral, dots, stripes, hearts, gingham and a sampler (journal card sheet).
      3. It would be important at this point to sprinkle in a little salt and pepper (white and black).
      4. Possible additions to add diversity and complexity to the flavor:
        • small stamp set
        • two-tone alphabet
        • large wood veneer shapes
        • vellum die-cuts - borders, words, oversized confetti
        • flair
        • rubber charms
        • and doilies.
      So there you have it, one way to simplify putting together this month’s kit, whether or not you first thought it was temptingly tasty!  Enjoy.