Thursday, January 4, 2018

01/04/18 - January "Counterfeit Kit Challenge" kit

As part of my goal of broadening my creative horizons, I am finally taking the leap and participating in a challenge blog that I've always been curious about but never brave enough to try; the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog
The gist of it is...
They present a current kit, current being no older than a year, from an existing Scrapbook Kit Club and then we have to create our own counterfeit kit based off of it.
We then have to use our counterfeit kit to create projects throughout the month.
The blog also offers challenges to help motivate us to use our kits.
This is my first time and I'm really excited but also nervous!
Okay, so here is the inspiration kit:

To make it a bit easier on myself, I decided to make a list of the things that stood out to me when looking at the photo:

Patterned Papers:
-Reds and Greens
-Polka Dots
-Repetitive Pattern
-Black and White


-Red Alphas
-Tags (large and small)
-Metal Embellishments
-Word Stamp(s)
-Word 'Shapes'

Then I added a few random embellishments I knew I would need to complete a layout:
-Journaling Labels/Spots/Cards

Here is my kit:

I laid the papers out top to bottom left to right in order of the inspiration papers...
Hopefully you can tell what papers I was trying to copy
I also added 1 extra cardstock paper so that I have 2 different shades of teal.
(The cardstock on the bottom is actually a light red, not pink.)

The embellishments have no particular order...
And in trying my best to copy the embellishments I included things I wouldn't normally use, flowers and metal embellishments for example, to hopefully help me get out of my scrappy comfort-zone!
*Fun Fact - I really had to scrounge around for metal embellishments as I don't buy/use them at all!
The ones I found were most likely given to me; I sure as heck don't remember buying them!

BTW - my kit is a great mix of old and new and I like that!

The ladies at the blog give their kits names so I'm doing the same.
I decided to entitle mine "Newbie" for 2 reasons:
1) It's the first time I have participated in this challenge so I am a "newbie"
and 2) it is the first kit of the "New" year

Hope I can actually accomplish something w/ it.
Wish me luck!


  1. Oh Doreen you go girl! Of course you are going to create magic! Great kit from this inspiration. Can't wait to see it evolve. Kanga (Kathylovestoscrap)

  2. VERY COOL!!!! I have always wanted to play along with them!! LOVING what you picked out!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Go for it! Nothing thrills our team more than seeing new faces :D

    2. I agree Julie! Just jump right in :-)

  3. Doreena! Your first kit is amazing! I love the papers and embellishments that you have picked and I can't wait to see what you create with it! So happy to see you playing along with us at Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

  4. Can't wait to see what you make with your kit! I love seeing what comes from the Counterfeit Kits. Such a fun challenge! One of these days I'll give it a try, too.

    1. I hope you will, Cindy :D It's a little like eating potato chips - once you start, it'z hard to stop!

  5. See - I KNEW we'd get you hooked on this idea. You just needed a little push in that direction. I'm VERY proud of you for trying something outside your comfort zone!

  6. Welcome to the addictive world of counterfeiting! So glad that you got the courage to jump in this month :D You've put together a quite wonderful kit. I hope this revolutionizes your scrapping as much as it did mine!

  7. Lovely kit. And yay for coffee cup papers.

  8. Fabulous! I love the pops of blue. Enjoy making stuff with your kit. :)

  9. Ha ha! I just realised that I came over here to check out your kit, loved it and then forgot to comment! So happy to see you joining us this month and a fabulous first kit. I promise you that you will become totally addicted to pulling your stash together to use in this way. I think you did an amazing job at making your first kit very much your own but keeping the spirit of the original kit there! Welcome, welcome, welcome!

  10. Way to start 2018! Love that you mixed old and new cause that is a fantastic way to use your stash! I skipped January but am lurking at everyone else's kits and creations this month!

  11. Welcome little newbie I started with reading your ugly paper post, on my way to this one. You are a natural. CKC is going to take your creativity places it has never gone before. Glad you took the plunge.


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