Monday, September 5, 2011

September 2011 Counterfeit Inspiration Kit

Welcome to our 8th month of Counterfeiting!!!  We just wanted to remind everyone that this month's sponsor, Sherri with Unity Stamps, is going to be giving away one stamp set to this month's winner!  For more details, see this post. 
This Month's Inspiration Kit... 
Again, the September 2011 Inspiration Kit is going to be a kit from 2010.  We are going to be working with a kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop this month.

You can view the September 2010 inspiration kit (and the list of contents) from Sweet Peach Crop Shop here.  There are two kits to choose from, feel free to counterfeit either of the kits.  If you want to do both of them, that's great too! 

"Birthday" Add-On Kit...
Susanne has created a "Birthday" themed Add-on Kit this month.  If you would like to create a Birthday Add-On Kit, please feel free to Counterfeit Susanne's...or simply pull a few 'birthday' embellishments from your stash of supplies to coordinate with your September 2011 Counterfeit Kit.  For more information about Susanne's Add-On Kit, please visit her blog (If you have lots of birthday photos to scrapbook, you might want to make a Birthday Add-On...we will be working with it later in the month, and would love for you to join along!)

Susanne's Birthday 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 August 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. yay! I was right :) - gorgeous kit - can't wait to get started. Might even have a sliver or two of that Sassafras left :)

  2. You know I love you guys and love participating, but is there a way to pick a kit that doesn't have animation? Or can you tell me how to make it stop? It says to push my "esc" key, but that doesn't seem to work. It makes it really hard/almost impossible to get a good look at the kit.
    Thanks for any suggetions.

  3. Lots of possibilities! I'm glad the 5th fell on a non-work day this month....I'm working on it today.

    Maria, here's how I work around the animation: I right click the image and select save as. Then I have just the main image saved and I can print it as large as I want to. It doesn't give you the second picture, but I like to print the main picture, anyway, so that works for me.

    I've also gone so far as to google and find the pics of all the listed items in the kits, so I can figure out what all the individual pieces are in the kit picture. Much easier to work with!

  4. Such a lovely kit! I was so pleased when I first saw the inspiration. And Susanne's birthday kit??? Well, I might just add that one in too! There area always birthdays to scrap, right? Love it - so bright and cheery!

  5. I love counterfeiting kits, but why are we doing another old one? I thought that was just for the summer? It's hard to get excited about old kits... At least for me. :-)