Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 2012 Inspiration Kit

I'm not sure why this post didn't go up at midnight last night!!!  It was scheduled to, all I can determine is that "Blogger" has recently done some changes, and I scheduled it incorrectly...but I can't figure out why????  Sorry about that!!!! 

We hope everyone had a great National Scrapbook Day yesterday...which makes our Inspiration Kit Reveal one day later than normal...

The May 2012 Inspiration Kit is a set of Studio Calico Kits.  Studio Calico Kits sell out so quickly, so they are a great Kit Club to counterfeit.  The kits we will counterfeit this month are their April 2012 Kits called City of Lights, Sorbonne, Louvre, Versailles, and/or Monmarte.  You can pick one, two, three, or all of these kits to counterfeit this month.  To see our Design Team's Counterfeit Kits, you will need to visit the Mr. Linky page, since there will not be a blog hop for our kits this month.  Enjoy this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and check back tomorrow for some tutorials.

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 2012

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 foundhere.

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 know, I had nothing but problems with scheduling posts and having them show up out of order this weekend, too.

  2. I managed most of the blog hop without you, using the list from NSD. There's a lot of playing up going on right now and my computer is running really slowly - a portent for things to come.

  3. Great kit choice!! Thank you again for another wonderful way to use up my stash!

  4. I just discovered this blog and I love the idea so much! Hoping I can get my act together to participate in this month's challenge. :)