Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 2011 Counterfeit Inspiration Kit

Welcome to our 7th month of Counterfeiting!!!  We just wanted to remind everyone that this month's sponser, Miss Arts Papercrafting School, is going to be giving away a 60-day extra cerdit subscription to their classes.  For more details, see this post.

This Month's Inspiration Kit... 
The July 2011 Inspiration Kit is going to be a bit different than normal.  We realized that every month's kit and embellishments are starting to overlap and kind of blend together. And with summer in full swing, we wanted to get started on the blog informaiton as early as possible, so we decided to go to one of last year's July kits for inspiration.  I hope everyone has just as much fun playing along this month...after all, maybe you have more of these goodies in your stash already!!!  We are going to be working with a kit from Polka Dot Whimsy this month.

You can view the July 2010 inspiration kit from Polka Dot Whimsy and the list of contents at http://polkadotwhimsy.com/_product_33999/July_Main_Kit-Cape_Cod.
Polka dot Wimsey also has two add-on kits this month.
July 2010 Martha's Vineyard Add On
July 2010 Liberty Shores Add On

"Travel" Add-On Kit...

Gabrielle, one of the Master Forgers, has created a "Travel" themed Add-on Kit to coordinate with Polka Dot Whimsy July 2010 Kit.   If you would like to create a Travel Add-On Kit, please feel free to Counterfeit Gabrielle's...or simply pull a few 'travel' embellishments from your stash of supplies to coordinate with your July 2010 Counterfeit Kit.  For more information about Gabrielle's Add-On Kit, please visit her blog http://nomorelittlemonkeys.blogspot.com/.  (If you have lots of vacation photos to scrapbook, you might want to make a Travel Add-On...we will be working with it later in the month, and would love for you to join along!)
Gabrielle's Travel 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 July 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 counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com.


  1. Greaat idea... Sppices things up a bit

  2. Ha! I was thinking that the new kit would be announced tomorrow, so when I saw the post this morning it was a special treat! Can't wait to get back home and work on a new kit.

  3. I love all these different options!! Awesome!

  4. OK, so I went to town on this today and just have to get it posted! Have been watching for a long time, but this is my first time playing! So much fun!

  5. This is a great idea. I really do have some of the items in these kits! Gabrielle's add-on kit looks like fun! Hoping to get my kit put together today.

  6. I really enjoyed putting my kit together this month. I can't wait to see everyones kit!


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