Wednesday, August 1, 2018

08/01/18 - Counterfeit Challenge Blog Guest Designer

Happy August to you my friends!

I have been asked to be a guest over at the "The Counterfeit Kit" Bog this month, YAY!

If you recall I started playing along for the first time w/ them this year.
I really enjoyed it but then I just seemed to always get so busy that I didn't have time to create a kit to work off of each month so that new-to-me adventure had to fall by the wayside.

When they asked me to guest I took it as a sign I needed to get back to it...
so of course I said "YES!"

The kit that is being presented as inspiration is the Cocoa Daisy August Kit.

As with most Kit Clubs, Cocoa Daisy offers a few different kits each month so and I used a little bit of something from the Main Kit and the Pocket Kit.

Main Kit Full

Main Kit Papers

Pocket Kit Full

As always is the process for me when creating my kit, I made a list of what stood out to me:


Wood Grain
Words (subtle in the pink paper, 2nd photo, bottom row)
Solid Cardstock (solid is a pattern, right?! LOL)


Acrylic Words
Acrylic Stamps
Tags (either actual or as a pattern)
Polka Dot Ribbon

-Random Extras I know I'll need/want:
Sharpie for doodling and journaling
Self adhesive file labels for journaling
White Gel pen for doodling

Here is my kit which I call "Summer Vibes"..

-12x12 Patterned Papers (10 total)
-Solid Cardstock, Smaller Patterned Papers, Alphas:


This photo is of the ribbon I forgot to include in the embellishment photo - doh!


I hope that you can see what I chose from the inspiration and also how it fits the list I presented.
I think the papers are pretty obvious, as are the polka dot ribbon, the acrylic words, the tags, and some of the project life cards..
But the some of the other stuff I had to get creative w/; for example:
-I don't have hexagon stamps so I chose a stamp set that at least included "shapes",
-The large set of different alphas (that includes other stickers as well) was chosen because
1) wood grain *alphas*
2) flowers *border*
3) Summer colors
Speaking of colors... I realize mine is brighter than the inspiration but I don't have papers/embellishments in those muted taste just doesn't gravitate towards it.

I included 2 punches: a hexagon and circle
and 1 large circle template because I frequently use circles in my scrapbook layouts

Finally there are a few things that have nothing to do w/ the kit, but I KNOW I will probably need them and what's the use of buying/creating a kit that doesn't allow you to scrap what you love amirite?!
So as a freebie to myself I added 1 sheet each of Cat, Dog, and Pig Stickers because I'm always scrapping my fur-babies (plus a few extra alphas might come in handy muahahaha)!  And the food stamps and stickers because I'm always scrapping food (though I think the fact that there are photos of tea and coffee in the inspiration pocket kit will allow me to slide a little! Yes?! LOL)

In the end though the challenge is not about copying the inspiration exactly but allowing it to inspire your own kit, made from your own stash, that you will be motivated to use...
And from experience I know that even w/ a large* kit, there is still something(s) that I will have forgotten to include which means thinking outta the box; another part of the fun of this challenge!
(*the term "large" is relative... I mean this is tiny compared to my complete Scrapbooking stash with which I could totally open my own scrap store with, tee-hee!)

I hope you feel inspired to play along!
If I'm not enough inspiration for you, check out the rest of the ladies' kits.
The list of their blogs is below.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -
Guest Designer – Doreen Vasquez -



  1. This looks wonderful! I love your embellishments. WElcome to CKC.

  2. Congrats on the GDT!!! LOVING the kit you put together! Can't wait to see what you make with it!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Great inspiration pick, Doreen. And there are lots of goodies in your kit, so I'm excited to see what you create.

  4. Love your kit, great inspiration, looking forward to your projects
    Cindy F

  5. Awesome kit Doreen :) I like what you captured from the inspiration and love the term freebies :) I have atleast 1 in my kit too I agree what is the use of making a kit if it doesn't inspire you to scrap what you love to scrap.
    Thanks so much for being our Guest Forger this month too

  6. Fun kit. Love that first flower 12x12 paper. Can't wait to see what you create with the kit :D

  7. I love hearing about your process, and the great ways you made your kit suit your known scrapping needs! Not much good if you pull it all & don't use it, lol :D Can't wait to get to know you better this month.

  8. You did a wonderful job counterfeiting the kit! I love how you explained the process of gathering your kit. CKC is really a wonderful place to play and destash (so one can buy more....LOL).

  9. I'm very happy to have you with us this month, Doreen! I enjoyed reading about how you pulled your supplies and made sure it included things that you know you'll use. I think that's the key to making stash kits - using the inspiration but staying true to your own style and needs. Enjoy playing with your fun kit!

  10. You did such a great job getting inspiration from the kit! I really liked reading your process and how you broke down the elements. I would have been overwhelmed trying to do a counterfeit before reading how you did it, but now I think I could do it. And it sounds like a lot of fun!

  11. This is an awesome kit, Doreen! And you are exactly right - it's called an inspiration kit for a reason! Pull what you know you'll use and get those scrappy items used up! I loved reading how you came up with your kit and I'm so happy that you are joining us this month!

  12. Love your color changes!!! I tend to always throw in lots of freebies!!!


Thanks for all your comments!!! They really mean a lot to me!!!