Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 2018-Challenge #2-Autumn Equinox - Fall begins!

Good Morning and we have the 2nd Challenge of the month. This challenge is about the Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! Well in a couple of days it does Sept. 23
Do a project about Fall-Anything Fall related- leaves, apples, cold weather and so on. What does Fall mean to you?
Our Guest Forger Janet of RTS scrapbooking was up for this challenge too and created a fun layout:


Hi Everyone! Janet here again taking on the Counterfeit Kit challenge of 
celebrating Fall Equinox and anything Fall related. The colors of Fall
are so lovely to create with and boy, did I have fun playing with these colors! 
 
 I wanted to record a new location we visit for our Fall flowers and pumpkins.
 Once again, I broke out my crimper and punches
 along with my alpha and stickers sheets.
 
You can view a Start to Finish process video of my layout at RTS Scrapbooking.  
Hop over, sit a spell and let's Record the Story! 
Master Forger Cindy created this layout about fall colors. You can read more about it on her blog here.


Master Forger Leslie documented her mantel newly decorated for fall this year.

Link HERE
Master Forger Laura created a layout documenting that must-do autumn activity....kicking up the leaves!



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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

You Are Wonderful Layout {Killing Kits Series}

Hello lovelies! It's Clair with the latest video in the Killing Kits Series and I'm thrilled, because in this video, I combined the leftovers from two kits to make one, fantastic layout!

Both of my Wild Hare Kits from August 2017 and September 2017 featured the Carousel Collection from Crate Paper (as well as lots of co-ordiated loveliness) but I was left with a selection of cardstock that featured bold colours, carnival/animal cut-outs and some embellishments!


I've been asked a lot, since I started the Killing Kits Series, what I do with leftover items that feature bold colours, cute animals, and otherwise 'awkward' to use bits and bobs! So, in this video, I show how I 'reduce' the awkwardness - and reduce my leftovers!


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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 2018-Challenge #1-Color Challenge

Good Morning! September is all about color in the fall flowers, in the fall leaves and in the harvest too.
There are flowers enough in the summertime,  
More flowers than I can remember—  
But none with the purple, gold, and red 
That dyes the flowers of September! 
 —Mary Howitt (1799-1888)

It was cool to find this quote and this quote is what inspired the 1st challenge of the month. It is a Color challenge use Purple, Gold and Red on your project.

Our Guest Forger Janet of RTS scrapbooking was up for the challenge and created a fun layout:
Hi Everyone! Janet here again taking on the Counterfeit Kit challenge of incorporating
purple, red and gold on a layout. What fun! I used gold in my Thicker title as well as a
sprinkling of gold dots in my clusters.
My use of purple can be found in my stamped leaves and my vertical subtitle.

I broke out my Fiskars crimper (remember that tool?) and created a red scalloped 'crimped' edge along with red photo corners all placed on top of a thin red background. It was great pairing and playing with these colors for this challenge! 
You can view a Start to Finish process video of my layout at RTS Scrapbooking.  
Hop over, sit a spell and let's Record the Story! 

Master Forger Tina used that fun plaid paper in her kit to create this fun layout:

Master Forger Lori took on the challenge to create a layout showing off some of the beautiful colors of the fall season. You can read more about it on her blog here.




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 (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge )

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 2018-Mini Kit Reveal

September can be a crazy busy month with school starting and all the extra activities that go with school. Maybe you're doing some harvesting this year and just don't have that time to pull together that big kit. Maybe then a Mini Kit will get you through the month and give you just enough creative inspiration to do those fall projects.

Check out the mini kits that Master Forgers Julene and Lisa have created.

Julene has chosen this (very)mini kit. Not even a full sheet of paper.


Last year she started a smash book for her travels through the USA, and with her current trip she can add more pages on her return.
Here are 3 pages made ready for her return.(no photos or journaling yet.)




Master Forger Lisa took the mini-kit challenge to make up a small autumnal kit to continue her attempt to catch up on her Project Life pages from 2017!

Here's her kit - all these papers are from her scrap basket and look more than they really are. There are a handful of embellishments and a couple of little extras found her way in as she made up her November 2017 spread.


And here are her November spreads. It was a special birthday month and so there are lot of people photos this time around which makes her happy! However, it's still taking her too long to make these pocket pages so all tips, tricks and constructive criticism for making this process easier would be very welcome!



2017 is still not complete but it's getting there - I think I have three months to do from scratch and two months have been started. Phew - way too long! 2018 might be easier as we haven't done so much this year.

You can find more detail shots and a bit more info over at her blog here.


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 (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September 2018 - Forgery on the Fourth

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 Master Forger Tina has chosen this bright autumn kit to inspire us. 
 At first glance the palette is made up of yellow, orange and brown with light blue accents. 
Motifs are pumpkins, leaves, floral clusters & cute critters.
A closer look at the papers in the unboxing video HERE reveals both whimsical & more sophisticated elements. Glittered leaves, dimensional bows, even a really challenging & intriguing deep blue foam alpha topped with gold foil. I dare you!

Let's see what the Design Team has decided to counterfeit!


Leslie recreated the One Canoe 2 "Rings & Crosses" woodgrain
paper plus an embellishment based on the Jillibean Soup "Rise & Shine"
Mason jar paper, which includes a forged dimensional bow.

Find out more HERE
 
Downloadable template HERE.

 Cindy made a couple of different leaves
and some bows using the punch board,

then had to go back and make a few canning jars.
 Check out her blog for more details.

Lori was inspired by the wood word stickers, the leaves,
labels, and bows that were in the inspiration kit,
so she pulled out some word stickers, stamps, her bow dies,
and scraps of paper, and went to work:


You can read more about it on her blog here.

A few of our followers included some forgeries in their kits as well,
so be sure to look at all the wonderful kitz that have been pozted
 on the link ups below.

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!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Just The Gist of It-September

This month I chose  Noel Mignon“Apple Crisp Classic Kit”. Which just screams Fall!


 There is a few ways that you could good with this kit :) You could go with the colors that are in the kit: Brown, Golden Yellow, Green, Orange, Red and Woodgrain. You could base your kit just on that :)
 Or you could base on motifs :) pumpkins, florals, animals, wood, mushrooms, leaves, old trucks and mason jars.
 You could go with embellishments there is quite a few to choose from :) Fabric, chipboard, stickers, washi, word stickers, crystals, puffy stickers, twine and ribbon

With this list take a look at your own stash and start pulling items that you may want to create with, looking at patterns and colors that will go together to make pages. Once you try it it doesn't take long to get into a rhythm of trying more each month :) and that is Just the Gist of it.....
Tina :)


Come back on the 4th for our Forgery on the Fourth feature which hopes to encourage you to make some of your own elements for your kit and of course, the mini-kit on the 6th and the challenges on the 12th and 18th. Everything you need to keep you inspired with your kit this month. 
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 (find us @counterfeitchallenge and share with #counterfeitchallenge )




Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2018 - Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit Reveal

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The month where Summer ends and Fall begins in my neck of the woods. For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. ... September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). This is the time to gather up the rest of the harvest and prepare for the winter months. This is what we are usually doing the month of September.
I'm so excited to be hosting September and I chosen a kit that represents September quite well: Noel Mignon“Apple Crisp Classic Kit”. You can find it here https://www.noelmignon.com/products/apple-crisp-kit. 

 There is an unboxing video of the kit here this really shows the papers in detail.

Now to introduce our September Guest Designer Janet Madison. Janet has this fun YouTube channel: RTS Scrapbooking (Record The Story) She has lots of storage ideas, does scrapbooking layouts, makes kits, tutorials and a few fun series too:
 
Hello Scrappy Friends! I am a long-time scrapbooker, (23 years),
and still very much enjoy this incredible hobby now as I did when
I first started. Over the years of defining my simple (mood/feel) style 
and learning about my process, I can definitely attribute kits to
the success of increasing my productivity.  I absolutely LOVE-LOVE-LOVE
creating page kits with supplies I already own and I will accept
a fun scrappy challenge whenever I can. I recently took my
scrapbooking journey a step further this year and started
a YouTube channel – RTS Scrapbooking. Please hop over,
sit a spell and scrap along with us and Record the Story!

Janet
RTS Scrapbooking



Here's the blog hop list for this month's reveal:
Guest Designer – Janet Krause - https://youtu.be/V4KS39SmlXc
Leslie - Blessed 
Tina - Falling for You 
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/
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.

Tina