Monday, March 30, 2020

March 2020 - Killing Kits

Hello friends!  I had a ball this month playing with the mini kit.  I thought we could start looking at different ways to use up products that are just sitting in our stash.  Let's talk about pocket cards!

I have never been a pocket page scrapper but somehow I have amassed an entire shoebox full of cards.  How does that even happen?!  I did spend some time organizing them with the hope that I would make a dent in them but, alas, it still hasn't happened.  It is clearly the perfect time to hunt down some ideas on Pinterest!


Look at this delightful layout that I saw on Scrapbook & Cards Today  The pocket cards are staggered and create a fantastic base for all of the photos.


Take a look at this fantastic idea for using up a bunch of cards all at once!  I saw this on an adorable blog called The Creative Place.  I am so doing this!  They are adorable, chunky and can fit so easily into your purse.


And finally, this pocket letter is too fun!  You can use up little bits and pieces of goodies and send them along to brighten up someones day!  You can see this beauty here at Lorrie's Story.

There are countless ways to play with pocket cards and some of us need to be intentional about it (that would be me!).  

Come play along with us on our FaceBook community and share your ideas!

Master Forger Shannon





Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 2020 - Follower Showcase

Hello, everyone! It's that time of month when we get to celebrate - YOU - our wonderful followers. That's right - it's time for our follower showcase!

We have had a lot of beautiful kits and projects shared here on our blog and in our Facebook community this month and our feature for March is Ashley! You can check out Ashley's blog here.

Here is a look at the kit that Ashley put together:


I loved the beautiful papers and fun embellishments that Ashley included in her kit. You can definitely see how the inspiration kit inspired her!

Ashley also shared this beautiful layout that she created with her kit:


Beautiful work, Ashley! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month!

April is almost here and Clair has another great inspiration kit lined up for us!

Shannon will be here on the blog on the 30th with another installment in our Killing Kits series so be sure to check back in!

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 #ckcmarch2020)

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

Lori

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March 2020 - Challenge #2 - Outdoor Photos

Hello, everyone! We are back today with our second challenge of the month. March usually means that we are having a few more warm days than the bitterly cold days and I know I am ready to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather after being cooped up in the house all winter, so my challenge to you is:

Challenge #2 - scrap those outdoor photos!

Here's a look at the beautiful design team creations - starting with our Guest Designer - Julie:


You can read about Julie's layout on her blog here.


Master Forger Julene has used 3 photos of Boldt Castle which were taken from a boat cruise on the 1,000 islands. The background paper is one she featured in FOTF.


Master Forger Tara used some photos that her husband took of her on their 20th wedding anniversary date.

They were walking around Savannah, Georgia and taking photos of one another.

You can see her full post about the layout on her blog here.


Master Forger Leslie & her DH spent a wonderful day touring another Great Lakes lighthouse!

Link HERE



Lisa pushed the limits of what "outside" really means to use photos taken on the balcony - that's outside, right?!? :-) 

She captured the arrival of a rather unexpected birdy visitor who was settling down in one of her balcony boxes ready to nest and lay eggs! 

They had a short conversation before a metal agreement was made that maybe this very frequented balcony was not the best place to raise a "quack" of ducklings! 

Life in the city can be interesting for sure!





MF Tina shows her love of early Spring flowers in her layout


Here's what we have coming up this month:
  • March 24th - I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community members who's caught my eye this month.
  • March 30th - We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up your kit.
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 #ckcmarch2020)

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

Lori

Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 2020 - Challenge #1 - Pick 3

Welcome to the first challenge of March!

Here's a reminder of this month's inspiration kits:





For our first challenge, I want you to pick 3 items from the list below and include them on your layout. You can use more than 3 things from the list and you can use other things, not on the list, but do include 3 items from the list.

  • Stars
  • Enamel dots
  • Chipboard
  • Florals - this can be paper or embellishments
  • Stripes
  • The color Pink
  • Circles
  • Tag(s)
  • Frames(s)
Here's a look at the design team's creations:

Guest Designer Julie
Guest Designer Julie used stars, stripes, florals, chipboard, pink, circles, and enamel dots on her beautiful layout.

Master Forger Cindy
Was a total fail at picking three, she used the whole list.
click here



Master Forger Leslie

Link HERE

Master Forger Lori
used stars, chipboard, florals, stripes, the color pink, and a circle on her traveler's notebook spread. You can read more about it on her blog here


Master Forger Tracey
Was inspired by the list and chose to use more than three she picked floral and striped papers, enamel dots, pink and a frame.




Just a reminder that we will be back throughout the month to give you more tips, ideas, and another challenge to help you use up your kit.

Here's what we have coming up this month:
  • March 18th - We'll give you one more challenge to help you use the kit you've made.
  • March 24th - I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community members who's caught my eye this month.
  • March 30th - We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up your kit.
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 #ckcmarch2020)

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

Lori

Friday, March 6, 2020

March 2020 Mini-Kit Reveal and Project

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a big kit this month?

Perhaps you wan to pull together just a few products to get those creative juices flowing again.

Maybe a mini-kit is just the answer!

Today we will be sharing a couple of mini-kits and projects to give you a little inspiration.

First, here's a reminder of our March inspiration kits:




Guest Designer Julie

Julie made a 'mini' sized mini kit, simply choosing some 6x6 patterned papers from her stash that were inspired by the kits from Citrus Twist. 


She then made a super cute A4 layout on white cardstock, with added elements from an old T-Shirt (!) and stickers from her Main Kit.


Master Forger Clair

This month, I started with the chipboard embellishment set which reminded me of several *ahem* Ali Edwards sets that I have stashed away. From there, I added some Ali Edwards Pocket Life Cards, that reminded me of the set included in the main inspiration kit. Finally, I added a few newer stamp sets from Kellie's Stamps; washi and a little clip. Not bad for a mini kit!


So far, I've added a story to my Project Life Album for 2019. First, I took two 6x8s and stuck them back to back to create an insert, then added one of Ali's chipboard embellishments to the side of one 6x8. This will be at the front of my July - December Album, so I'm really happy with it's simplicity.


I left the next 6x8 blank, then added some smaller 3x4s from the day, to a Simple Stories Pocket. One or two embellishments and a simply told story later and I have another memory to add to my album. Result!


Master Forger Shannon

Shannon created a mini kit based on the mood and feel of the inspiration kit.  The colors were soft yellow and blue tones.  She had a few pieces of Pinkfresh in her collection and quickly came up with a lovely little kit!  See the process here: https://youtu.be/1pvT45i5rv8


Shannon used up a bunch of her mini kit on this fun layout!  A nice 5-inch strip on the vertical creates a color block while the fussy cut lemons allows the eye to move across horizontally.  She used a mix of a word and alphas to create the title.  Finally, she finished off the layout with some fussy cut pieces and puffy elements.  

Please take a look at the process here:  https://youtu.be/gaI-N0qoBak


Here's what we have coming up for the rest of this month:
  • March 12th and 18th - We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
  • March 24th - I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community members who's caught my eye this month.
  • March 30th - We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up your kit.
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 #ckcmarch2020)

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

Lori

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

March 2020 - Forgery on the Fourth



March Inspiration Kit:

Citrus Twist February 2020 Scrapbooking Add-on Kit

Perhaps you could try your hand at counterfeiting some scripty words or circular embellishments? Let's get a look at our Master Forger counterfeits!


Guest Designer Julie counterfeited the fabric bows that were in the inspiration kit. She picked papers with a fabric texture print and used a bow template to make her super cute bows:



Master Forger Julene has forged the large numbers paper (2nd left top row) by using a uniball pen.
She chose a grid background to make it easier.


MF Leslie counterfeited three papers, the fabric bows, the chipboard circle embellishments, and a fussy-cut title based on the numbers paper.

Link HERE
 Master Forger Lori put her stamps, punches/metal dies, and trusty old computer to work to counterfeit some embellishments for her kit. You can read all about what she did on her blog here.


I hope you enjoy creating an element or two for your own kit. It's half the fun of CKC!

Be sure to keep up with what we have planned for you for the rest of the month.





  • March 6th:  We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • March 12th and 18th:  We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
  • March 24th:  I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month
  • March 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our {Killing Kits} series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit. 

  • MF Leslie

    Monday, March 2, 2020

    March 2020 - Just the Gist of it

    Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! Today is the day where we offer up some help if you're not quite sure where to start with putting your own kit together.

    Here's a reminder of this month's inspiration kit - Citrus Twist's February 2020 Scrapbook Add-On Kit and their Life Crafted Kit 'Possibilities':



    I picked this kit because I was in need of some light and bright colors after what has seemed to be a very dreary winter. This kit is just what the doctor ordered!

    When pulling my kit, I personally tend to start with the color palette, especially if it's colors that I am drawn to, which I was in this month's inspiration kit. From there I will move on to the patterns that are offered in the kit, and then to the embellishments. 

    Besides the colors in the kit, here is what stood out to me - floral patterns (there is a small floral, a medium floral, and a large floral all in the kit), an icon (bird) paper, the large number paper, and a small star/constellation paper. 

    Maybe you're not a fan of the more pastel colors - feel free to put your own spin on it and darken the colors up to your liking. Maybe you have a floral print paper, or a striped paper, or an icon paper - like the bird paper in the inspiration kit - that you have been wanting to use...pull it out and base your kit on that paper.

    Our main goal is for you to be inspired to pull a kit that fits your style and helps you use up your supplies without spending a lot of money!

    I hope you've been inspired today and we can't wait to see which way the inspiration takes you!

    Just a reminder - here's what we have coming up this month:
    • March 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.
    • March 6th - We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you are a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
    • March 12th and 18th - We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
    • March 24th - I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community members who's caught my eye this month.
    • March 30th - We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up your kit.
    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 #ckcmarch2020)

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

    Lori