Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 2011 Counterfeit Inspiration Kit

Welcome to our 5th month of Counterfeiting!!!  We hope you have fun with this month's "summery" inspiration kit...the May 2011 Inspiration Kit for this is put together by Work In Prgress can visit their website at
Work in Progress released their May 2011 Kit on April 15h...and it was sold out that very day, so this is an IDEAL kit to counterfeit!!!

The link to the picture of their May Kit is...

Bethany and I decided to design our own add-on kits this month.  We each have a son, so we decided to go with a "boy" themed add-on.  Feel free to counterfeit our add-on kit too! For a list of contents of Meridy's Add-On Kit, click here.  For more information about Bethany's Add-On Kit, click here.

Meridy's Boy Add-On Kit

Bethany's "Boy Add-On Kit

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 May 2011
We are going to use a new Mister Linky each week throughout the entire month.  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


  1. I just love the fifth of the month.

  2. I've been looking forward to this day all week! You girls did a great job with your add-on kits - so fun! I can't decide whether to counterfeit the fun and bright main kit or the pretty, feminine mother's day kit.

  3. The inspiration this month is so fun and adorable! I love the add-ons you both put together! I'm impressed with Bethany's die cut skills, and Meridy's whimsical kit contents! Beautiful!

  4. needclarity here, are we using their MAY KIT as inspiration or their APRIL 15th one?

  5. where do we go to see the kit we are to counterfeit?

  6. Click on the link at the top of this post, and it's the very first kit you see (May Main WIP Kit). It's the one that has stuff from Pink Paislee Hometown summer and Basic Grey Life of the Party.

  7. I know exactly what I am going to use in my kit! Can't wait to start gathering up supplies! :)

  8. Fun fun fun!!! Thanks for the work you put into this challenge!!!