Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August's Aerial Acrobatics!


Welcome, welcome, WELCOME to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members' Blog Hop!  We've been counterfeiting, crafting and creating with our supplies and now it's time to sit back and share what we've made.

Did you choose one of this month's challenges?
Challenge #1: Challenge #1 - Happy Sandcastle Day
Challenge #2: Challenge #2 - Outside The Stash
Challenge #3: Challenge #3 - Sounds Foreign To Me

Here's the Blog Hop order ... 
Lisa        http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Julie       http://jsquaredscrapspot.wordpress.com
Leslie     http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
Karen     https://pinkycrafter.wordpress.com
Tara        http://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com
Margie    http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Tina        http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Salla       http://pistojapiiri.blogspot.com
Jemma    http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
... if your name isn't there this month - why not join in with the next Members' Hop - just drop us an e-mail by September 18th - EVERYONE is welcome!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August Members' Blog Hop ... Are YOU In?

This is just a reminder that we are looking for YOU to come and join in on our monthly member blog hop.



This is always a whole lot of fun and a chance for you to show off your amazing creations with your Counterfeit Kits.

If you've created any project with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit this month that you haven't yet shared on your own blog, come and join in the blog hop fun and show us what you've made.

You might have been inspired by the challenges this month :
Challenge #1 - Happy Sandcastle Day
Challenge #2 - Outside The Stash
Challenge #3 - Sounds Foreign To Me

Or, maybe you found some inspiration to use your kit in our Forgeries On The Fourth feature.

Or maybe you were just busy creating using your Counterfeit kit and want to share.

It's all open for the hop this month.

We LOVE it when you share so come on, join in on the hop and inspire us all.

Your project must be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
  1. E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com BY THE 18th (that's tomorrow so be quick!)
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.
  3. You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.
  4. All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 2016 Challenge #3

Challenge #3 for August 2016 - Sounds Foreign to Me!


foreign

adjective

 UK /ˈfɒr.ən/  US /ˈfɔːr.ən/

 belonging or connected to a country that is not your own: 

Spain was the first foreign country she had visited.

foreign languages
In honour of our German inspiration kit, and the fact that you might have had a go at understanding the kit content list, I'd like you to be inspired by foreign words on your project.


Lesley used her forged words to detail a little part of her Barcelona trip.


Lynnette found a little time to rendezvous with her sweetheart on their cruise to Bermuda. 
 Sail on over to her blog here to find out more!


Leslie used her neutral kit to document life at the woodland retreat.

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Margie scrapped some photos from her visit to Epcot:



Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 


Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 


To be a part of our blog hop: 

  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th August.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th August with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th August at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Friday, August 12, 2016

August 2016 Challenge #2

Challenge #2 for August 2016 - Outside the Stash!

I'd like you to incorporate something non-scrapbook stash related to your project.



Did you notice the gorgeously thick felt and the thick handmade paper in our inspiration kit? These are not usually items that we find in our everyday paper scrapbooking stash.

So follow its lead and find something from outside your own scrapbooking stash to include on your project.


Leslie used a piece of birch bark to decorate her custom mini-book! Link HERE for a peek inside


Susanne went outside her stash but stayed inside the house. She transformed her found item into an easily useable part of this gift box "decor"ation - can you spot what item it is?



Kelly used an item destined for the trash in her page.


Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 


Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 


To be a part of our blog hop: 

  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th August.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th August with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th August at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 2016 Challenge #1

Challenge #1 for August 2016Happy Sandcastle Day


Did you know that today is Sandcastle Day? It's fabulous that there's a day for everything out there.


No! I didn't make this, ha ha! It was part of a display in town last year :-)

So, it's time to be a little nostalgic and be inspired by that most enjoyable childhood activity to create a project featuring sandcastles!

You can find out about Sandcastle Day at Days of the Year.


Guest Designer Karen has created this wonderful layout recording a sand "bump" and let's face it, I think we can all relate to that kind of beach construction! Great job Karen :-) 

Find out more on Karen's blog here



Susan promises that she made this layout in response to the prompt. Check her blog here to get the details.

Leslie's page is about building sand crabs. What? Sand CRABS?!? Check it out HERE.



Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 


Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 


Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 


To be a part of our blog hop: 

  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th August.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th August with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th August at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Forgeries on the Fourth - August Tutorials

for·ger·y
ˈfôrjərē/
noun
  1. the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.

Welcome to "Forgeries on the Fourth" where it is no crime to create your own version of the trendy, hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash and ingenuity.  Each month on the fourth, check out tutorials from your Master Forgers or links to resources they have found for you on the internet.


In keeping with the neutral tone of the inspiration kit, a link to these free printable birch bark tags.
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Homemade paper, three different takes...

LINK

LINK

LINK

LesleyG has created a fair few forgeries this month including:


 but there may be more!

Lisa found several links to some great bags such as this one in German which perfectly matches the original kit (!) and this one here.   In fact, she tried that second one using a full sheet of scrapbook paper and then went on to make her own template and ran up two others. You can find out more on her blog.

And she had another go at the print and cut feature on her Silhouette Cameo to make some vellum die-cuts. Again, with limited success but the few that came out right are super cute!



What about some dotty kraft paper?
Easy-peasy!
LINK

We would love to see anything that our members create using the tutorials we've found - and, even more so, if you counterfeit something from scratch. Please do share with us by adding a link to our monthly Mr. Linky!


***** MEMBER BLOG HOP *****
Don't forget that we *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th! Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to!
Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun!
To be a part of our blog hop:


  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at thecounterfeitkitchallengeblog@gmail.com by the 18th August.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th August with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th August at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2016 Just The Gist Of It

You saw yesterday, what a sweet petite kit we are using for inspiration this month.

Sweet.  Petite.  I think that captures the gist of it.

The small number of colors represented – white, kraft, and black with hints of pastel.

The petite prints of the papers.  The cute die-cut shapes.

They leave you with many, many options in pulling together your kit.

I think this really lends itself to a small kit – maybe one for making cards.

Start with the neutral palette and then add a limited number of elements.

Florals, butterflies, bunnies . . .

whatever gives flight to your fancy - whatever sends you hopping to create.


 
That’s just the gist of it.