Saturday, August 2, 2014

CKC August Counterfeit Kit

Good Morning you all, the best thing about the 1st day of the month is to see the new counterfeit kit over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and this month's kit s pretty darn cool with a name to match some of what summer is about:

Studio Calico's Penny Arcade: there were 3 kits to choose from, but I went mainly with the scrapbooking kit seen above.
My first take on the kit was the corals, the teal that popped off the browns in the carstock, bright yellow and the sweet clouds, a few traveling papers and the feathers for a current point of view. Fun bits and pieces too.
My Kit reminds me of a Beautiful Summer Day so yep that is what I named it too
 I stayed with the corals, yellows and teals with a pop of red. I founds so purple carnival type lettering paper so I added that and a couple of sheets from the same pad so it had something to go with. Fun CTMH current paper added some fun to the kit and I'm excited to use this paper. Fun side B papers too so you just may see those throughout the month
 Added some vellum to the mix and a plain one to give a try on forging those fun words and diamonds (are triangles out and diamonds in? ) Even one of the vellum have feathers on it, will be looking through my birds pictures for a fun layout I'm thinking :)
 Alphas I chose for this month's kit, I don't have any wooded alphas so I pulled the chipboard ones that I can dress up if it seems to fit, some blacks, some corals too. The chipboard pad I thought would be a fun addition it looks like the one paper in their kit. may pull some blue yet but that is still in the air at the moment. I always heave my trusted dymo if needed :) Maybe add the blue to that this month
 No silver doilies in my stash of doilies but I found this fun silver foil that I had been dry embossed to use in place of it and found some other embossed pieces too while I was searching so in that goes too
 The stamps and inks I want to use. I also plan to do some heat embossing so I'll be pulling embossing powders in those colors too
 Washi and stickles for this month with a side of liquid pearls. I don't use my distress stickles to often so made sure to pull a couple of those in too
 journaling pads and PL papers from the Kraft collection to add to the kit this month
 Some odds and ends, I don't have the fringed paper but I found 2 fringe flowers that I received in a RAK so will be using those up :) I'm still looking for a stencil to use, looking through some old Dazzles monthly kits for that so there may be additions to the kit as I'm looking :)
 Metals that I want to use this month, I have none of those clips (will next month I had ordered them this past month for SU who knew? I would have ordered them sooner :)
 Odd labels from last month's kit :) the odd ones will be tossed out if not used this month
Penny Arcade had lots of add on kits and I have lots of fair pictures to scrap so I made my own add on kit for those pictures mainly from October Afternoon's Midway kit.

So that is it my August kit and I'm excited to start using it, you know you can play along too, you can see the rest of the kit and what the master forgers made of their kits too. Just head over to Counterfeit Kit Challenge and you'll be blown away with all the fun that takes place over there and get a pile of layouts accomplished too.
Still working with my Summer Travel kit to for my Steamtown mini album.


  1. What an awesome kit. Looks like you have the month covered. I'm loving all the colored doilies, I'll have to see a our counterfeiting them.

  2. OH, so many beautiful bits and pieces, I think you're going to have fun this month!

  3. Oh my my, lots of goodies here. The different alphas and the stamps really caught my eye. Enjoy.

  4. Wow, awesomeness for sure Tina! I am loving all the goodies. Hugs, Brenda

  5. This is a biggie! Should be loads of fun this month :~)

  6. WoW! There are so many pretty bits and bobs! So inspiring!

  7. An amazing array of stash in your kit Tina - I love the way you've decided it's time to use it or lose it with some of the things! Have fun!

  8. And I thought my kits were big! This is huge but fun Tina.You will enjoy using it I know.

  9. Wow, what a great kit! So big! but so much fun stuff! All the best having fun using it up!

  10. Such a full and "playable" kit - enjoy!

  11. Ooh yes! I could put this kit to work. Excellently put together!

  12. You have lots of fun goodies to play with! Great kit!

  13. Amazing kit, Tina! Love how you were inspired by the original kit but then pulled items from your stash that weren't EXACTLY the same, such as the fringed crepe paper>>>fringed flowers. Great idea!

  14. a great way to approach your kit making using the inspiration kit as a starting point but ending up with something very much your own! fabulous mix of products