Thursday, September 24, 2020

September 2020 - Follower Showcase

 Hello Counterfeiters! Today is the day where I pick one of our wonderful followers to celebrate! We've had lots amazing kits, layouts and cards to choose from each month. 

This month I am celebrating Luisa Morgan. She's been a member of our community since April 2019. Louisa has shared her kit and layouts on our Facebook Community

She made four individual kits based on our inspiration kit from the Scraproom's August 2020  Flavors of the Month. She substituted an "I am Mommy" kit for the Bar B Cute  kit as she did not have any food or kitchen pictures.  She even stepped out of her comfort zone and made a "Natural" kit for the Simple Vintage Great Escape kit. This is what it's all about, making the inspiration kits work for you. 


Luisa named all four of her kits top left to bottom right are: "Hey Dude", "School is Fun", "I am Mommy" and "Natural".  

She started with the Natural kit for a couple of layouts. 

Using the cut a parts and the pen work on the layouts. It is such a simple thing that I often forget to do, but it has such a big impact. 



Her layouts has lots of layering and she even added in punched borders on her layouts.  

Thank you so much for joining in this moth and making the inspiration kit work for you. Leave a comment here or over on our Facebook Community and add a comment to her page post.

I have one final post coming up so be sure to come back.

 ·         September 30 – Killing Kit Series

·        We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptembert2020).


Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!


Friday, September 18, 2020

September 2020 - Challenge #2 - Tic Tac Toe

 Welcome to the 2nd challenge of the month! 

Just a reminder that we are using the August 2020 Flavors of the Month August 2020 kit for our inspiration this month.



With a wide variety of elements in out kits, everything from animals to pencils, hot dogs to insects, hearts to zebras it may be a bit daunting to  figure out where to start,  I made a Tic Tac Toe grid to get you going. I pulled items from each of the kits and the categories are listed with a few ideas following. Pick your row and tell us what you are using. 


Let's see what our Guest Designer Misty and Master Forgers came up for this kit inspired challenge! 


You can check it out on her You Tube Channel here.

Master Forger Tracey has used the top left to bottom right diagonal and pulled the elements of Animals - racoon and bear, doiley and flowers from the tic tac toe grid. She tied it all together with a sweet photo of her youngest daughter.

Master forger Tina has used the diagonal from the top left to the bottom right. Pulling elements for the double page layout from a visit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to see more about this layout you can check it out here


 
 Master Forger Laura went across the diagonal from top left to bottom right. Animal/tag/leaves.  Check out her super cute layout!!!


Master Forger Lori used the middle row across - heart shape, labels and tabs, and BBQ items. You can read all about it on her blog here.


Here's what we have coming up this month:

  • September 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month
  • September 30th: Another Killing Kits installment to help us finish off our kits!

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2020).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!


Friday, September 11, 2020

September 2020 - Challenge #1 - Grid Challenge

 Welcome to our 1st Challenge of the month. If you haven't started using your kit this month maybe a challenge will get you going.

The Scraproom kit is presented in a gird pattern so I want your layouts or project to be in a grid pattern. The inspiration kit is 2 by 2 but yours can be any combination as long there is a grid on it. Your grid can be the who page, just the photos, it can be as large or small as you like, you can use pictures, papers, elements, and or journaling to represent the grid. I have  created a Pinterest Board for some inspiration here https://www.pinterest.de/cindyf2456/ckc-september-2020-challenge-1-grid-layout/

A reminder of our Inspiration Kit this month:



Our Guest Designer Misty created this layout


Her You tube process video can be found here.

MF Julene has used a sketch as the basis of her layout.


And here's her layout (using her star kit)


Master Forger Tara has created an offset grid for her challenge submission this month.  She even featured some hand-stitching on the layout!


Master Forger Cindy used a smaller grid on a 12x12 layout.
 

Blog post here.

Master Forger Leslie used a 4 x3 grid for this Date Day catch!



Here's what we have coming up this month:

  • September  18th: We’ll give you another challenge to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • September 24th:  I’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught my eye they month.
  • September 30thAnother Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2020).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 2020 - Mini Kit Reveal & Projects

Maybe you don't have time to do a full kit, or maybe you just like certain aspects of the kit? Then a mini kit maybe the answer for you. We'll be sharing a couple of mini kits, created by our Master Forgers Clair and Lisa, with some projects to give you a little inspiration!  

Our Inspiration Kit:


Let's see their kits and creations, shall we?

Master Forger Clair

Hello lovelies! I could have taken this month's kit in several different directions, but in the end I decided to focus on the Simple Stories 'Vintage Great Escape' selection included (and went a little further to check out the rest of the collection.) I found that I loved all of the nature based elements of the collection and that it reminded me of the Carta Bella 'Spring Market' collection. 

So, my kit started with a small selection of 12 x 12 sheets, the sticker sheet and the die cuts from that collection. I then added a small set of embellishments from Jen Hadfield's 'Homemade' collection - which included the same colours and nature based elements. I didn't include an alpha, as I don't use them all of the time. If I need one, I'll choose one that works with whatever I've made once it's done!

Master Forger Clair will be back with her completed project later as she is under the weather.

Master Forger Lisa decided to get inspired by the wonderful sneak peek mood board which is always showcased over on the CKC Instagram feed and the FB community. She needed some cards for specific occasions and to stock up. So with this in mind, she found herself picking a few Simple Stories papers as a start - a plaid, some stars, a scrap of banners - and then picked out other Simple Stories papers, embellishments and alphabets to go along with that. A handful of scraps, some leftover vellum word die-cuts from a previous kit, a couple of doilies and the "mini" kit was complete. Yes, her mini-kits are always a little bigger than most but several of these papers were scraps and the two cut-apart sheets were added for card topper variety!





She also added in some cardstock bases.


Then she came up with two really simple basic designs and repeated each of them four times to add 8 new cards to her stock. As always, there was nothing complicated here: a few layers, some stitching, a little fussy cutting and making full use of the elements in the kit including the super cute little 2x2" cut apart sheet which still has plenty left to make up another handful of cards. 

(Bad photos because of the light! Last Minute Lisa strikes again!) 
 




Master Forger Cindy pulled inspiration from the strip paper in the kits , Echo Parks School Rules Collection  - School theme and Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Great Escape" the Time for Adventure paper to put her mini kit together.

With these mini kits she made three separate mini projects.



You can check out the details on her blog here.

Here's what else we have coming up this month:

  • September 12th and 18th: We’ll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • September 24th: I’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught my eye they month.
  • September 30th: Another Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2020).
Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

September 2020 - Forgeries on the Fourth




Inspiration Kit



Let's check out what the has come up with!


Guest Designer Misty has forged the Wood Veneer Apples and Owl Paper. Misty has this to say about her forgeries.

1. I mimicked wood veneer by punching three layers of tan cardstock, gluing them together and then topping it off with a layer of punched wood grain paper. Easy!


2. I replicated the owl pattern paper by stamping repeated owls and stars and doing a little bit of watercoloring. It took a little while but it wasn't hard!


Check out her forgeries here on her You Tube channel.

Master Forger Julene has found a cute template for ice cream cones


These can be cut from cardstock or felt.


You could add enamel dots


or popsticks


Master Forger Cindy put her stamps to work this month.


Check out her blog post here.

Master Forger Tara has used her Cameo to create some woodsy ephemera similar to what is included with the original kit:




The cut files are available in the Silhouette Design Store.  The cut files are as follows-Mushroom Wreath, Design ID#328125 and Forest Mushroom Set, Design ID# 319752

Here's what we have coming up this month!
  • September 6th: We’ll reveal of mini kits and projects in case you’re a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • September 12th and 18th: We’ll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • September 24th: I’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught my eye they month.
  • September 30th: Another Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2020).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 2020 - Just the Gist of It

Hello everyone! This month I've chosen the August Flavors of the Month kit from The Scraproom as our inspiration kit. 

I liked the idea of having papers and embellishments for everything that is happening this month. We have school themes, Bar-B Que themes, Nature theme and a general kid theme. 

We all start our kits differently. I like to have papers that cover the A and B sides, as I scrap in groups of three (2 - 12x12's layouts and an 8 1/2x11 layout). Here goes looking at the A and B Sides of the papers. 

We have stripes, vertical and diagonal, in three of the four kits, but you could also include the plaid and banner paper in the triple category.



For the tone on tone papers, the ones with a subtle shape on a solid, we have Bar-B- Cute food icons on the Snow Cone Stripe, Bro and Co the triangles on It’s All Good paper, the plus signs on the You Rock paper, from School Rules collection the stars on the Alphabet paper, and finally the plants on the Nature Lover paper from the Simple Vintage Great Escape collection.


Of course we have the icon paper –Bar-B-Que elements on Picnic in the Park from Bar-B-Cute Collection,  Owl paper from School Rules, the backside of Student plaid is paper pencils rulers, from Bro and Co we have the stars on It’s All Good, banners on You Rock paper, butterflies on Time For Adventure and mushroom on Nature Lover from the Simple Vintage Great Escape collection.


When the inspiration kit is broken down like this it is amazing how the papers can be mixed and matched within the four separate kits. 

Here's what we have coming up this month:

  • September 4th: We’ll have our “Forgery on the Fourth” post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month’s kit.
  • September 6th: We’ll reveal of mini kits and projects in case you’re a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • September 12th and 18th: We’ll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • September 24th: I’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught my eye they month.
  • September 30th: Another Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!

We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2020).


Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!


September 2020 - Counterfeit Kit challenge Kit Reveal and Hop

null Hi there! Master Forger Cindy here to host the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for the month of September 
 Summer is almost over, schools are starting, leaves are changing here in Minnesota, the weather is great, the garden is producing, we are still grilling and enjoying the patio and deck, I am not ready for the white stuff to come.  
With that said, I picked a kit that that has a little bit of all of this going on. It is the August 2020 Flavors of the Month Kit from The Scraproom.  I love how I will be able to scrap all of this with just one kit and how I can combine the kits and make a layout using a little bit of all of them. It is like one giant kit or four small ones.


You can find the kit here and an unboxing video here.

Please welcome our Guest Designer this month is Misty Murphy, she can be found on her You Tube channel Crafty Soup Video(https://www.youtube.com/user/CraftySoupVideo) here. 


Hi, I'm Misty and I'm so glad to be guest designer here on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog! As a kid growing up in the 80's I was in love with the Hallmark Store sticker isle as well as the stationary and pens isles. Combine that with my joy in flipping through family photo albums and I was destined to become a scrapbooker. While my crafty roots were well established, my hobby didn't bloom into existence until 1999 when my first baby was born. A scrapbook kit to document baby's first year was gifted to me by my mother-in-law and I was hooked! While styles and products have shifted over the years my core design go-tos have not. I'm a 12x12 scrapper with a modern style, dotted with a bit of mixed media from time to time. I also make cards and dabble in many (too many!) other crafty endeavors.
On a more personal note, I have been married to my husband for 26 years. We have three kids, ages 21, 18 and 13. I've been a SAHM since the kids were born and have homeschooled the kids from day one. We live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and we currently share a multigenerational household (which is really convenient during the state of the world right now!) Now as the kids are approaching leaving the nest I'm looking to my future and figuring out what comes next. I know it will still involve crafting!  
Misty thank you so much for joining us this month.
 Now for the monthly blog list and reveal, enjoy hopping around and seeing what everyone has been inspired by from the kit. 
We will be back throughout the month to give you some tips and trick, ideas and challenges as you put your kit together and to use.
 Here’s what we have coming up this month:
  • September 2nd: I’ll be back with a “Just the Gist” post to help you jump start your kit making.
  • September 4th: We’ll have our “Forgery on the Fourth” post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month’s kit.
  • September 6th: We’ll reveal of mini kits and projects in case you’re a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • September 12th and 18th: We’ll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you’ve made.
  • September 24th: I’ll be showcasing one of the CKC Community who’s caught my eye they month.
  • September 30th: Another Killing Kit Installment to help us finish off our kits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2020).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!