Saturday, August 6, 2011

Master Forger's Counterfeit Kits

Today's post has SOOO many YUMMY pictures of beautiful Counterfeit Kits!!!  Let's start with our Guest Designer, Julie Ann.

Julie Ann's Main Kit
Woot! I was thrilled to be asked to be the August Guest Designer for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. When I saw the Album Inspiration Kit, I knew right away I would be using my stash of K&Co. Madeline Collection as the basis of my main kit. I was excited to keep the same color scheme as the Album Kit: pinks, golds, and blues. Like the inspiration kit, I picked out florals, tone on tone patterned papers, and while the photos look colorful, it's actually quite shabby chic in person. I was able to add in a few newer papers from Girls Paperie. 
The embellishments in the main kit are inspired by the papers that I picked out. I love embellishments, I am a scrapper that goes heavy on embellishments on my layouts so you will see that I also have an embellishment add-on kit too. In the Main Kit, I have yummy Melissa Frances crowns and keyholes, Prima flowers, and lots of K&Co. Madeline embellishments that I hoarded when that line was released way back when. LOL

Julie Ann's Embellishment Biggie Add-On
In this add-on, vintage is the name of the game. First off, there are coordinating pieces of paper from my scraps box, as well as coordinating card-stock in kraft, white, light blue, pink, and cream. Regarding embellishments, you can see why I just can't bring myself to buy new kits when I have such a big stash at home.
In this kit I have border rub-ons, yummy buttons mixed with vintage doo-dadds, vintage lace and seam ribbon, a Melissa Frances Vintage Tag Kit, vintage blue and pink beads, Girls Paperie diecuts, Prima flowers, and lots of fun brads.The gold vintage metal findings are from a local store, flea market meets garage sale meets a lady's closet, called Utter Clutter. 

Speaking of embellishments, I want to share a great embellishment tutorial I found that I used for this kit on a layout you'll see soon. It's a zipper flower, and the tutorial is here.

Julie's Stamps and Punches Add-OnI almost always include stamps in my kits, and then never use them! I'm not much of a stamper, so I decided to change things up this time. I decided to stamp out the images now, so they are ready to go. I'm quite proud of myself for doing so. And you'll see my stamping is not perfect, so I hope you'll be inspired to do some stamping too, and embrace the imperfection.

I also picked out some feminine border punches as well, and will use those as I go. My punches are all Martha Stewart, except for a few of the butterfly punches (not pictured).

Julie Ann's Second Kit: Lion's Roar {for Boys and Men}
 I have a new nephew, and had this Alphabet Soup papers and tags (by My Mind's Eye) calling out to me, so I had to make another kit around this starting point. I just pulled any paper that could co-ordinate and matched the same hues. So I ended up with some papers for Men as well in this kit which is ok with me, as the men in my life should not be neglected. LOL
I'm very excited about this kit with the Prima Lion, lots of yummy ribbon, Hambly rubons (although they might be too old to work - I have such trouble with old Hambly rubons), and new Studio Calico cloud rubons!
I did the same thing in this kit as I did in the other, I pre-stamped some images of an owl and "baby". I picked out the exact stamp colors I want to use in case I want to do more stamping, and also stamp markers as well, and also I have set aside which journaling marker I want to use. Of course I have alphas (lots and lots of letters!), mists, tags, colorful brads, and fabric rips. I also had a digital kit add-on set aside in Picasa on my laptop but my laptop is dying. I'll try to have a screenshot of the digi add-on for you today or tomorrow (Aug. 6th or 7th), fingers crossed! xoxo
And now for the Master Forger's Counterfeit Kits!  For detailed information on each of these kits, click on the Master Forgers' names...

Bethany's Creative Mini Kit

Crystal's Creative Mini Kit

Gabrielle's Main Kit

Jemma's Kit

Kim's Main Kit

Kim's Limited Edition Add On Kit

Lisa's Main Kit

Margie's Main Kit

Margie's Limited Edition Add On Kit

Margie's Album Add on Kit

Margie's Creative Mini Add On Kit

Melissa's Creative Mini Add On Kit

Sherri's Kit

Susanne's Creative Mini Kit

Susanne's "Hey Cupcake" Album Kit


  1. Julie Ann WOW WOW WOW! Those are some huge and very fun kits! I can't wait to see what you do this month! I love reading your blog so I am super excited that you are our Guest Designer this month! YAY!

    For all the designers, I love how some of our kits use the same papers but they are so different, in true Counterfeit style! Great job!

  2. Really excellent job as usual! So many pretty things to see!


  3. Wow! Everyon's kits this month are beautiful!!! So in love with your kits, Julie Ann!

  4. This moths kits are spectacular! All so pretty! I thin we are going to see some great layouts this month!

  5. Holy macaroni! Julie Ann, your kits are gorgeous and well photographed! I love them all!

  6. Thanks everyone! I just went overboard, LOL. I am so excited to see what everyone makes this month. xoxo