Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Join The Hop - PLEASE!

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.  So.... if you have created a project using your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit for any of this month's three challenges and have NOT posted it on your blog before, we would love for you to join in our member blog hop and share your creations.

Here's a reminder of the challenges this month:
  1. Challenge #1 Challenge US! :Make up your own challenge for us 
  2. Challenge #2 Selfie Love : Scrap a selfie  
  3. Challenge #3 Mixed Media Embellies : Make some inky, painty, textured embellies
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 counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com BY THE 20th (We've extended the deadline because we're short of hoppers and really do need YOU! - and remember we have a NEW e-mail address ) 
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us by the 21st 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, September 16, 2014

Challenge #3: Mixed Media Embellishment

What type of scrapper are you?  Neat?  Messy?  Dementional?  Single Layer?  We all have our style, but sometimes, it is nice to stretch our crafty legs a bit and try something new.  Maybe you will hate it...maybe you will feel great about creating something you love, but it is all about getting back to the process.



Challenge #3:  Create your own mixed media embellishment and add it to your project!


Here is my inspiration for this project:

October Afternoon
  
Here's Leslie's attempt at getting messy!

And Margie has gotten crafty with these burlap beauties!



Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.
We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!
End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new 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 counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

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 links 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)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Challenge #2: Selfie LOVE


Selfies are still going strong it seems.  They are a great way to include YOURSELF in your scrapbooks...if you have a hard time with that like I do.  I did a few selfies this summer with my kids and they are precious memories now.  I am excited to get them added to my book and will do them more often (God bless the feature on my phone that lets me flip the camera so I can see the photo I am taking before I click the button!)

Challenge #2:  Take a selfie and add it to your layout or even card!

And in case you have NO idea what a selfie is (or how to take a good one):

Angela's family took a group selfie. You can find out how, and see another selfie page she has done on her blog.



Julene took one with her travelling friend. You can see hers plus a mixed media selfie she did last month.

                         

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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new 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  counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

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 links 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)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hey...I Can Make That!

CKC September Tutorials


Welcome to "Hey...I can make THAT!" 
 A monthly post to help you truly counterfeit many of the components of the current month's kit.  No need to go out and purchase...just use the supplies you already have to create some of the freshest and trendiest products out there.  Here you will find links to our amazing design team members' blogs and/or links to other craft sites on the web showing how to counterfeit these must-have products.

This month our inspiration kit, "Island Paradise", is brought to you by Scrapbook Circle.  


 
Let's see how you can create some of these pretties with the help of your Master Forgers.

Jemma has been having fun with chipboard, cork paper and stamps as well as cork and rub-ons to counterfeit the Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Cork Die "Cutes":

Jimjams - Counterfeit Cork Embellishments

Lynnette has an insider's tip for you!  Later this month, you MAY just need to get a bit messy with some mixed media projects.  Here's a DIY recipe and video tutorial on how to make your own texture paste.



See Leslie's monthly mastery HERE



Need a little direction on how to approach the whole counterfeiting process?
 Master Forger Stephanie's video from the September Reveal hop to the rescue! 
If you've been looking to take the counterfeiting plunge or just need a fresh approach, it's worth a look to see her process in assembling a kit.  While there's no right or wrong way, it is interesting to learn different ways to tackle it.

Check out her video here.

Hope we've given you the confidence to forge some products and/or assemble a kit.  It's so much fun to play along with us at Counterfeit Kit.  Can't wait to see you there!




Friday, September 5, 2014

We have a new e-mail

Counterfeit Kit Challenge has a new e-mail.  Yahoo has been misplacing a lot of our e-mails (I'm so sorry if you have contacted us and we have not replied).


We love to have constructive feedback, so feel free to e-mail us with your praise (lol) and suggestions.  You can also find us on Facebook, so come and CHAT!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Challenge #1: Challenge US


We have a twist for you this month.  We would like for YOU to create the challenge.  The more people that play along, the more fun challenges we will have for this month!

Challenge #1:  Create a challenge for US!  Post it on your blog and create something based on your challenge using your kit for this month.



Our Guest Designer, Tina, jumped right on this challenge!  She would love to challenge you to use a chipboard frame.  Head over to HER BLOG for details and some inspiration!


Lynnette is challenging you to "Pop the Cork" on a project this month.  Get some inspiration here.



Susanne is challenging you to get some quick inspiration and then use it right away with her "Seek & Scrap" challenge.  Details on her blog - Snaps & Snippets. 



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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new 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 counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

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 links 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)


Monday, September 1, 2014

September's Counterfeit Kit and DT Hop


It is back to school and back to a normal schedule here in the Hardy house.  Hallelujah!  LOL  I am a routine kind of girl.  I love knowing what is coming next and tend to work first and play later.  That OCD tendency makes it a bit tricky to get crafting time in...any other "work is never done" readers?  Who is with me?  Oh well, that will be a fun thing for me to get over.

In the Spirit of FUN, let's jump right into our kit for this month.  Scrapbook Circle had a wonderful kit with some very interesting designs for last month.  I think we can get a bit out of the box with this one, don't you?

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For a complete look at the kit, head over to SCRAPBOOK CIRCLE for more photos and a list of the kit elements.  You can also check out the SC BLOG for some great photos of the elements and ideas for the kit.

Our Guest Designer for this month is the very creative Tina from Tina's Scrap Corner.


I've always been a crafter of some sort but scrapbookin' started with a couple of friends introducing me to the craft in 2007 and I've been at it ever since. I always loved taking pictures but then I just put them in an album, but scrapbooking changed all that, it redefined for me how to present a photo. I also enjoy other paper crafts like making cards, smashin/crushin and project life, but scrapbooking is my favorite. I enhance my scrapbooking with tools of the trade, I enjoy using my cameo, big shot, cricut and cuttlebug.  I love using sketches to help me streamline my scrappin and I like learning new techniques. A friend introduced me to Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and I then found another way to streamline my scrapping by having an available kit ready to go each month. I am married to a great man and my best friend for 21 years, we are empty nesters and we are the family owners of Jake and Buddy our 2 Austrialian Cattle dogs (Blue Heelers). Between the 2 of us we have 8 kids, 18 grandkids, 1 Ggrandchild and 1 on the way. I definetly have plenty to scrap about and you will usually see my family in my scrappin, see I'm the one usually behind the camera...

A BIG WARM WELCOME TO TINA!  I know she has some awesome things planned for us this month (I sort of peeked!)

I heard some chatter from the Design Team about the Fox's in this month's kit.  I am interested to count up how many of them threw in a Fox or two.  Let's see how many you can find in our hop this month.  Here is the list of DT blogs for you to view, comment on and get inspired by.  Then get moving on your own kit and don't forget to link up to Mr. Linky!


We have another WELCOME BACK to give to SHERRI.  It was hard to not spill the beans last month when she was guest designer, but we are happy to have her back on the team.  

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Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

If you take a peek at our side bar <<<<<<<<  you will see links to our Facebook and Pinterest, as well.  We hope to see you hanging out at ALL of those places.

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new 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 counterfeitkitchallenge@gmail.com  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

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 links 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)