Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 2012 Inspiration Kit

The September 2012 Inspiration Kit is the August kit put together by Birds of a Feather.  Their August 2012 kit contains some pretty patterned paper and a nice assortment of perfectly paired embellishments.  You can view a photo of the kit and the contents on their web site at Birds of a Feather August 2012 Kit  .   We hope you will enjoy creating your Counterfeit Kit based on this inspiration.

As a little added bonus this month, each of our Master Forgers have created 3 counterfeit embellishments, drawn from inspiration from this summer's CHA new releases!  I am SOOOO looking forward to see what they have all come up with. Come back tomorrow for the CKCB Master Forger blog hop where they all reveal their designs!

What's the next step???

The CHALLENGE is to use this kit for inspiration. How, you ask? Well, there are many ways to go about this. Here are a few ideas... 
  • Try and match every piece in the kit as close as possible to something from your supply stash.
  • Use the "kit contents" as inspiration, and recreate your own kit with the same types of supplies, but in a different color or style that corresponds better with your preferences/photographs/scrapbook style/tastes.
  • Make an even smaller "page kit" or "card kit"..."counterfeiting" just a few items from this month's kit as inspiration.
  • Using the color scheme from the kits as inspiration, try to re-create a kit of your own using whatever supplies you have available.

What's to come?...
  • Tomorrow we will post pictures of the inspired Counterfeit Kits we put together from our stash of supplies. The link for you to share pictures of your Counterfeit Kits with each other is here.
  • Over the next week, we will add links to tutorials for counterfeiting many of the embellishments in this month's inspiration Kit's.
  • Over the next month, we will post mini challenges to USE your new kit, as well as organize a blog hop to share your creations!
  • We hope you all find some inspiration in the kit club we choose this month!!! If you aren't sure where to begin, check out the "Hints and Tips" page of our blog for some help. Feel free to leave a comment, questions, or any suggestions!!! We look forward to hearing from you.

Mister Linky For July 2012

To find the Mister Linky Post quickly, there is a link on the top right sidebar of our blog called "Mister Linky Post". Every time you would like to link a picture of your counterfeit kit, or a layout you made with your kit, please link it to that Mister Linky, also found here.

You do not need to have a blog or on-line gallery to link your pictures. You can upload the picture to your Facebook (don't forget to share it as "public") and link that web address to Mister Linky! Or, if you need help figuring out how to link your work, please e-mail us, attach your picture, and we'll help you out. Our e-mail is counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com.


  1. Oh at long last!!! I've been hanging out for this! Great choice!!!!
    (Did you mean 'Mr Linky for 'September' instead of 'July'??)

  2. Oooh....pret-ty! I already have some ideas on how to recreate some of the embellishments in this kit, and I can't wait to see what the Master Forgers do on their CHA counterfeits! I'm also curious to see if/how others use those little wire hanger shaped embellishments. They kind of stump me! :)

  3. Is it that time already?! I have some of those papers in the inspiration kit - I'll make my kit tonight!

    P.S. I made 8 layouts last night with my Counterfeit Kit from August! Whoo Hoo!

  4. WOW! Can't wait to start making some embellishments this time. Those flowers and paper clips are fabulous!

  5. Going up to dump the magic blue box, make a final August page & refill w/new goodness. Lots to counterfeit in this one!