Monday, February 20, 2012

Countfeit kit challenge

For a few months now some of my friends have been talking about the Countfeit kit challenge. Basically you make your own kit to work with inspired by the kit of their choice. Since I started scrapping about a year and a half ago I have only worked from kits. It makes it so easy to match everything! I was very nervous about putting together my own kit but it seems like such a great way to use up your stash, I had to try it!

I choose to counterfeit the Scrapbook circle, You + Me kit or to be more exact I counterfeited my friend Heather's counterfeit of the You + Me kit. This being my first time it was easier for me to start with Heather's kit for inspiration since I had a lot of the same paper and embellishments in my stash.
My minds eye: Be loved, Affectionate
My minds eye: Be loved, Desirable dots
My minds eye: Be lover, Lovely Loops
My minds eye: Be loved, Fond Flowers 
My minds eye: Be loved, Sweet Hearts
My minds eye: Love me do, Rock and Roll Heart
My minds eye: So Sophie-Savvy, Anything for you
My minds eye: So Sophie-Savvy, In love
My minds eye: So Sophie-Savvy, Never enough
My minds eye: Ooh la la, Lah dee dee
My minds eye: Ooh la la, All dressed up
My minds eye: Ooh la la, Frivolous
My minds eye: Alphabet soup, Zoo cuties
My minds eye: Fine and Dandy, Delicate
My minds eye: Be loved, Dearest dot
My minds eye: Lost and found-Market street, Happy birthday
Sassafras: Sunshine Broadcast, Beaming
Sassafras: Paper crush, Pucker up
Sassafras: Paper crush, Sweet smooches
Sassafras: Ellie's tale, Sweet score
Cosmo Cricket: Upcycle, Re:Peat
Cosmo Cricket: Togetherness, All a flutter
Cosmo Cricket: Togetherness, Kite Strings
Crate Paper: Emma's Shoppe, Playhouse
Studio Calico: Classic calico, Newsprint
Sassafras: Starters, a...b...c...
Sassafras: Starters, Line up
Sassafras: Starters, Prolouge
Brown, Tan, White and Kraft cardstock

Studio Calico: Classic calico, Cardstock stickers
American Crafts Thickers: Apartment (red), Delight and Daydream (light green) Rocketeer and Daydream (brown)
My minds eye: Lush chipboard alphabet stickers
My minds eye: Alphabet soup alpha stickers
My minds eye: So Sophie-Savvy Alphabet stickers
Cosmo Cricket: Tiny type in Teal, Storytime, Top Secret, and Handwriting
My minds eye: Lime Twist, Together alpha stickers
American Crafts: Mini mark rub-ons, Hildi

Die cuts from My minds eye, So Sophie-Savvy and Be loved
Sassafras: Vintage Brooches
Buttons, Brads and eyelets in coordinating colors
Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Bronze, Old Lace, and Creme de Chocolate
Twinery Twine, Maraschino and Cappuccino
Divine Twine, Cotton Candy
Floss in Brown, Tan and Red

Finally here is my first page using my kit. I used Scrapbook Steals  Mid week mojo sketch  #8.

The doilies weren't originally in my kit but I knew they would be the perfect addition to the layout. I was surprised at how easily the layout came together and I love that my counterfeit kit forced me to step out of my comfort zone!


  1. Great kit!

    Love those photos on your LO and the papers go with them so well!!! I hope you enjoy scrapping this month with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge! I've found that I am getting quite a bit done!

  2. That is a fabulous first kit! wow! So much gorgeousness to use and be inspired by. And your first layout is really lovely. I love the colours and how the alpha picks up the blue in the PP. What cute photos and the doily is really perfect - have you just folded them up and popped them behind the photo? they look really lovely. Great to see you here at CKC and looking forward to seeing what you create!

    1. Thank you ladies! For the doily I took five of them and folded them then glued them in a circle. I added the stitching so that I could pop up the edges a little more.

  3. Beautiful kit - you did a great job! I love the colours you've chosen and your pretty, happy page :)

  4. Super cute page - love the muted tones of your kit and that doily is delish!

  5. Welcome and well done on a super page (and fabulous kit)

  6. GORGEOUS kit!! love, love those alphas!! And quite a pretty page-love the folded doily!

  7. Well, welcome! I'm excited you shared this with us! Your kit is beautiful! I love the colors you used!

    Counterfeit Kit Challenge