Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Counterfeit Kit and Guest Designer

Being born in August isn't all bad

Where, oh where, did the summer go?  Two more weeks and it is back to school for us.  I am excited about some new changes around our house this school year!  My Hubby took a new job that will allow him to work from home with more flexible hours!  WHAHOO!  I am happy that he will be less stressed...and especially happy that the kids will be able to see him more.

I'm hoping that back to school will mean less time cleaning up after people and more time scrapping, but with Hubby home...who knows!  LOL

Ready to see your assignment for August?  It is a good one!

Our August Counterfeit Kit comes from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out: The Confidence Kit.

This kit is FULL of fun products!  I love the dark colors...makes the other elements in this kit really POP!  If you go to the link above, there is a comprehensive list of everything in the kit.  VERY helpful if you like to put it together piece by piece.  

If you are new to the CKC Blog, making your own counterfeit kit is super easy!  Take a look at the kit above and try to pull your own kit from your own stash by...
1.  Copying each piece in the kit with something pretty close from your stash...counterfeiting what you don't have.
2.  Use the colors in this kit to pull together something different from your stash.
3.  Get inspired by the patterns in the papers (the type...the scale) and use those to inspire your kit.
4.  Get inspired by the THEME of this kit (retro...lots of photography) and head in that direction with your kit.

Don't forget that it is YOUR kit!  Feel free to add some of your favorite items that you always use in your projects, even if they are not in the kit!  Pull together a kit YOU will love to use!

We have a month full of ideas for you on how to recreate this kit and how to use it up. Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!  To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect...). You never know...your links might get featured in our Fab Five post at the end of the month...or even lead to us asking you to be a Guest Designer for an upcoming month!

We have a GREAT Guest Designer this month!  I am happy to introduce you to Heidi!

Hello I’m Heidi and I’m thrilled to bits to have been asked to be the August Guest Designer.
I’m a Mum to 3 children, 2 girls and a boy and most of my scrapbook pages feature at least one of them.
I have been scrapbooking in one form or another for 8 years although it has only been in the past 4 that I have really become addicted.
Recently I have completed the Tim Holtz creative Chemistry online tutorials and become active on the swap forum on UKScrappers both of which have really stretched my abilities and given me some unusual challenges as well as some new crafting friends.
It’s via UKS that I discovered the counterfeit kit challenge and it has become the perfect outlet for my ever growing pile of stash as of course shopping is an integral part of crafting!

Be sure to check out Heidi's BLOG!  She has some great projects sure to inspire you!

Ready to check out our MASTER FORGERS and their great kits for the month?  


  1. Wow! Another month of inspired forgeries! Thanks for all your hard work, DT!

  2. Completed the hop and love all the ideas presented on there.Dt have excelled themselves again!


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