Monday, March 4, 2024

March 2024 Forgeries on the Fourth

 


Today the Master Forgers are here to show you how to make your own products by using your stash.

Before we begin, let's look at the kit again


This feature is all about the fun of having a go at making up your own embellishments or re-creating the papers as a way of getting the same look as the inspiration kit even if you don't have any of the original items. 

These tutorials are often so simple and easy that it really is a perfect chance to try out an idea or two. Make sure you share if you do, we love to see it when are motivated to give it a go!

Now it's time to see what our talented team have come up with - this is always such an inspiration for me. The Master Forgers often create things that would just not have crossed my mind.


Master Forger Misty was inspired by the crepe paper "ribbon" in the inspo kit. She not only recreated the ruffled ribbon in the kit, but then kept playing with crepe paper to make florals & more. You can learn how to do these yourself for just pennies over on her YouTube video.


Master forger Julene has made some floral tags using scraps of cardstock, a paint chip and patterned paper.



Master Forger Ryann wanted to get the look of the green heart paper she didn't have.  She used scraps of music note paper on her die cut machine to cut the hearts, and used one of them as a stencil to create the outline look on the paper.  She chose to use a lightly patterned green paper instead of the solid.


She also got inspired to make some of the floral cards, again, using scraps, and adding the last bits of flower stickers from several different sets she had on hand.



Master Forger Laurie came up with the idea to make some 3x4 pocket cards. She used card stock, stamps and stickers from her kit this month.



Here's what we have in store for you for the rest of the month:

 4th March - Forgeries on the Fourth

 6th March - Mini Kit and Project Reveal

 12th March - Challenge #1

 18th March - Challenge #2 

 22nd March - Challenge #3 Let's Get Sketchy Challenge 

 24th March - Follower Showcase

 26th March - April Sneak Peek (on the FaceBook Community Group)

 29th March - Challenge #4 Baby, Use Those Scraps Challenge

We’re always so happy to see what our followers are inspired to create! Share with us in our Facebook Community Group or you can also follow along with us on Instagram by tagging @counterfeitkitchallenge and using #ckcMarch2024!! See you next time!


Julene

Friday, March 1, 2024

March 2024 Just the gist of it.

Are you having trouble creating a kit this month?  Is it because flowers aren't your thing? Or maybe the color palette isn't your thing!  That's okay because this post is for you!  

Just as a reminder, our inspiration kit this month is PARASOL 12 x 12 Kit – Citrus Twist Kits .

The colour palette is soft greens, yellows and pinks. There are swishes of blue in some of the papers and embellishments. You could definitely create your kit based upon just the color palette. 

Tara says:

" I like to use a color palette generator to create one.  Here's one for this month's Inspiration Kit. "


Personally, I can't see the bright pink or the grey. I would add pale blue and navy to my swatch. (Julene)

There is definitely a floral theme overriding the rest with flowers, branches and leaves.  What if you don't like to use flowers or also need some non-floral elements?  You can DO this!  Use your dies or cutting machines to create some embellishments such as stars or hearts or anything YOUR heart desires!  

Words used in the inspiration kit are LOVE, HEART, HOME, HAPPINESS. You could use those words as a jumping off point for your own kit.  You can add house icons to your kit. 

There are music, pastel stripes and spots as well. In the embellishments I see old houses, bicycles, raspberry, fence, deer, butterflies.  You can take what you love about this kit and create your own kit.

I hope that has given you some ideas to follow up. 

 4th March - Forgeries on the Fourth

 6th March - Mini Kit and Project Reveal

 12th March - Challenge #1

 18th March - Challenge #2 

 22nd March - Challenge #3 Let's Get Sketchy Challenge 

 24th March - Follower Showcase

 26th March - April Sneak Peek (on the FaceBook Community Group)

 29th March - Challenge #4 Baby, Use Those Scraps Challenge

We’re always so happy to see what our followers are inspired to create! Share with us in our Facebook Community Group or you can also follow along with us on Instagram by tagging @counterfeitkitchallenge and using #ckcMarch2024!! See you next time!

Thanks for looking,

Julene



 

March 2024 Counterfeit Kit Inspiration Kit & Social Media Hop

The kit I have chosen for March is   Citrus Twist Kits "Parasol"    

  PARASOL 12 x 12 Kit – Citrus Twist Kits

It has a Spring vibe which should appeal, plus many different ideas for kit forgeries. There's a floral theme underlying the papers and cut aparts. Maggie Holmes papers appear. It is a pretty kit. 









We would like to welcome Jessica Haab our guest designer for March.



"Hello!! My name is Jessica. I’m a wife and mother of two teens. I have been scrapbooking since I was in high school. I try to spend at least 15 minutes a day in my scrappy room even if it’s just sitting there watching TV amongst all my beautiful stash. I mostly scrap using sketches and scraplifts. I absolutely love challenges. I’m also a scrapbook class or palooza hoarder."

Now on to our social media hop.                         



After all that we are sure you are now enthusiastic to run off and create your own kits. Here's what we have in store for you for the rest of the month:
 
2nd March - Just the Gist of It

 4th March - Forgeries on the Fourth

 6th March - Mini Kit and Project Reveal

 12th March - Challenge #1

 18th March - Challenge #2 

 22nd March - Challenge #3 Let's Get Sketchy Challenge 

 24th March - Follower Showcase

 26th March - April Sneak Peek (on the FaceBook Community Group)

 29th March - Challenge #4 Baby, Use Those Scraps Challenge

 

Have a fabulous month.
 

We’re always so happy to see what our followers are inspired to create! Share with us in our Facebook Community Group or you can also follow along with us on Instagram by tagging @counterfeitkitchallenge and using #ckcMarch2024!! See you next time!




Julene



Tuesday, February 27, 2024

February 2024 - Challenge #4 Baby Use Those Scraps

 Phew, what a month! I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with me this month! I have one more challenge for you before you put your February kit away! Take out those scraps and create at least one more layout! For me, I absolutely LOVE this scrap challenge! When I work with a kit, I will keep my scraps handy & always reach for them first when creating a new layout before cutting into a new piece, so this is right up my alley! Here’s what some of our Master Forgers came up with! 

Master Forger Jody used scraps from her kit to create these fun hearts for her layout.


Master Forger Julene had a collection of some smaller pieces plus one sheet of pattern paper left.



With this she managed to create a layout & even used up some embroidery thread.


Master Forger Brandi is always making cards out of scraps of a kit & this month was no exception! Here are two she pulled together & managed to use two more pieces of a cut-apart ephemera sheet.




& that’s all for me, scrappy friends! I’m handing over the reins to Julene starting on March 1st for another month of counterfeiting fun! We hope you’ll stick around and play along again! 

Don’t forget! We really love to hear from our followers! Make sure that you come hang out with us on the Facebook Community Group. You can also share with us on Instagram by tagging @counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcFebruary2024!! See you next time!

Master Forger Brandi



Saturday, February 24, 2024

February 2024 - Follower's Showcase

 We love getting to highlight our talented community of followers! This part of the month is so much fun for us! The Facebook Community has been buzzing with layouts all month long; I've noticed a few newer faces playing along with us this month (Rona, Karin, Gabriella, Kris & Lynn) as well as some familiar faces creating up a storm (Jessica, Sheryle, Simera & Holly!) I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s wonderful projects! One creator in particular stuck out to me, and that’s Amanda Bass! Here’s a few of her projects she's shared in the community; be sure to check out even more of her monthly projects over on Facebook!


How absolutely gorgeous are these tags? The stitching is such a nice touch & this embodies the inspiration kit for this month SO well! 


A fun forgery for her background on this sweet page! 


A gorgeous dark turquoise monochromatic layout! The filmstrips are a nice touch, too! 


How sweet is this card?! The honeycomb background is so fitting for the darling bee! 


We asked Amanda to share a little about herself and her scrappy history & why she loves being a part of the CKCB community! Here's what she had to say:


"I have been curating memories on paper for over 25 years, first as a girlfriend, then wife, mother and teacher. I enjoy playing along with the counterfeit challenge because it gets me to use up my stash (5 papers used up this month that are 15+ years old) and makes me think about my supplies in new and different ways. I love the connection to other creatives in this supportive community"

You can find Amanda on YouTube as Amanda Creates.

 We still have a few more things to look forward to before the month’s over! 


 26th February - March Sneak Peek [social media] 

 27th February - Challenge #4 Baby, Use Those Scraps Challenge


We’re always so happy to see what our followers are inspired to create! Share with us in our Facebook Community Group or you can also follow along with us on Instagram by tagging @counterfeitkitchallenge and using #ckcFebruary2024!! See you next time!

Master Forger Brandi


Thursday, February 22, 2024

February 2024 - Challenge #3 - Let's Get Sketchy!

 In addition to my Master Forger duties, I am on a few other design teams and have even started designing sketches for Stick it Down and Sketches in Thyme on Facebook! For this month’s sketch challenge, I chose to feature the current Stick it Down single page sketch, designed by yours truly! I hope you have fun with it! I’d love to have you join & share your layout in the Facebook group here!



Master Forger Brandi

 I actually have two layouts to share from my kit & this sketch! First up, this is the layout I created for Stick It Down’s reveal at the beginning of the month. I rotated to suit my photos!


For my second layout, I wanted to use diamonds instead of the triangles. When I designed the sketch, I knew this was something I intended on trying! I also kept this layout a lot cleaner than I normally do, just to show a different approach to making the sketch suit your personal style! 

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Master Forger Christine 

I got a bit lucky as one of the papers I selected for my kit had triangles printed on it! Oh, and like Brandi, I rotated the sketch too!

I cut the orange and the blue triangles from my paper, which I decided was the color palette, and then went old school using my white gel pen for the lines. I loved the simplicity and clean lines of this layout. Adding some jewels to the background gave it just the right amount of oomph!







Let's welcome Ryann to the Master Forger team for today's challenge!

This is her first official challenge for us here at CKCB!  She used her February kit to create this beautiful layout of her granddaughters playing in the fall leaves during a photo shoot!  


Master Forger Jody

How fun is her layout with all those stars?! 


Master Forger Vikki 

Such a fun take on the sketch!







We’re not finished yet! Here’s what’s still to come for February! 

 24th February - Follower Showcase

 26th February - March Sneak Peek

 27th February - Challenge #4 Baby, Use Those Scraps Challenge

We love to see what our followers are creating! Check out our Facebook Community Group or you can also follow along with us on Instagram by tagging @counterfeitkitchallenge and using #ckcFebruary2024!! See you next time!

Master Forger Brandi