Thursday, May 28, 2015

Quick Poll of YOU, our favorite people!


YOU are the whole reason we work so hard at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  Our purpose in doing this every month is to give you some inspiration to be able to enjoy scrapping without feeling like you need to go out and buy the latest and greatest.  You can pull together the stuff you have already bought...and already love to make something special!

That being said, we also want to make sure what we are doing is serving your needs.  We want you to have fun and the information/ideas we share to be something you can use.  We have been talking about the different things we do each month, to make sure we are on top of what would be most useful to you and got stuck on one of our monthly features: Forgeries on the 4th.  CKC has been doing forgeries since the beginning, but have noticed that we, personally, have not been making too many of our own embellishments lately.  So....


Forgeries on the 4th:  Is it helpful/useful to YOU?  Is it a feature we should keep every month or should we cook up something else fun?  Do you even make your own embellisments/papers?

Please let us know either on this post or on Facebook (we will add the question there, too), so we can make sure we providing you with what you want to read.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May Members Get Hopping



It's that time of the month again - our Members' Blog Hop!  You've been shopping your stash and creating with our challenges and now you get to share with everyone.

Which of this month's challenges did you choose?  Was it...
Challenge #1:  Roll The Dice REMIX:  Make a fashion-inspired card
Challenge #2:  Back to School REMIX: Take a class or talk about class?
Challenge #3:  No Photo Challenge: Leave the photos for another day
... or perhaps you took inspiration from one of our many {Inter}National Scrapbooking Day Prompts?
... or were you just independently creative with your kit?!

Here's the Blog Hop order ...
CKCB      http://www.counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Lisa          http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Susan       https://www.flickr.com/photos/102444136@N07
Tina          http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Leslie       http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
Solange    http://isbahashome.blogspot.fr
Susanne    https://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com

Happy hopping!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop needs YOU!


Yesterday we posted a reminder that we are looking for YOU to come and join in on our monthly member blog hop.

Usually, we ask that you share something you've created something using one of the three challenges we post here on the CKC blog during the month.

But of course, we celebrated InterNational Scrapbook Day at the beginning of the month and posted a whole lot of ideas for you to be inspired by while you were celebrating INSD that weekend.

To check them all out again, start at this post here and then work your way through the 18, YES 18, ideas!

Did you create anything using one of these posts that you haven't shared with us yet? If YES, then why not join in on the member hop this month and let us see where that inspiration took you!

You know that we LOVE it when you join in the hop!

So, just a reminder about how to let us know you'd like to join in. And we've extended the deadline to tell us to include you.
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 19th 
  2. You will receive an e-mail from us around 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 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)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May Counterfeit Kit Challenge Member blog hop reminder!

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.


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 18th 
  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 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)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Challenge #3: No Photo Challenge REMIX


Part of the reason we scrapbook is to be able to look back to see where we have been, how we have changed and grown and see who we were at that point in time.  Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have the photos to tell the stories we want to tell, but that is okay.


Challenge #3:  No Photo Challenge:  Head HERE to see our original challenge.   Do a layout with NO PICTURES.  Only Journaling.  It can be about anything you want, but focus on using words to tell your story.  And let's get back to basics.  I want this to be a handwritten challenge.  So no computers.

Our Master Forgers have prepared some more fantastic layouts to share with you.  We are so lucky they are sharing their hearts with us in this challenge.

Stephanie kept things simple & used a list to journal some goals …


This was a story that needed to be told!  Find out more on Lynnette's blog HERE.


Leslie had a little fun with a Mary Engelbreit calendar image & a silly story...




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We would LOVE to have you participate!  Check out the How to play along with us tab at the top of the page to see how you can play along after you make your kit!  We have a month full of special challenges and ideas so we can get some creating done and get some supplies used up.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Challenge #2: Back to School REMIX


I remember the excitement we had when Meridy and I hit on the idea of this challenge blog.  We spent so much time making sure everything was as inspiring and full of ideas as we could make it.  At the time it was just the two of us doing all of it and it sort of over took our lives.  I am so grateful to have such a wonderful team of ladies who put their heart, souls and creativity into making sure this blog is the best it can be.  I could not do this without them.


I thought we were super clever with this next challenge.  LOL  Although it may not have been a completely fresh and new idea, we did do it well.

Challenge #2:  Back to School Challenge:  Go HERE to see our original post on it.  You can either take it literally and do a school based project OR you can find a fun online class (youtube still has 2 peas classes for free) that inspires this project.

I am excited to have more choices for inspiration this time around than just Meridy and I.  LOL  Let's have it, ladies!

Lisa took the prompt in a more abstract direction - just for a change ha ha! See her blog post here


Julene has also been "back to school" here:



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We would LOVE to have you participate!  Check out the How to play along with us tab at the top of the page to see how you can play along after you make your kit!  We have a month full of special challenges and ideas so we can get some creating done and get some supplies used up.



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Challenge #1: Roll the Die Challenge REMIX



We going to have a great month this month going back to the beginning of our blog and recreating our original kit and doing some of our first challenges.  Personally, I think we can get a LOT of inspiration from projects we have done in the past.  We may not have the same style anymore, and we may have some new skills and products, but we can find a good starting point.

Challenge #1:  Roll the Die Challenge:  One of our first challenges was based on some "inspiration" dice I made to help me when I was stuck for a good idea.  Click on the link to see the original post.  For this challenge you will be making a CARD inspired by FASHION with some BLING

We have some interpretations of this challenge ourselves that we are excited to share with you!

Susanne's card pairs an old tag with vintage-style paper and with a stamp set 
that had been in her stash for even longer - making it vintage as well.


Leslie's card used the buttons in the Magpie Box to add a tailored touch!

Link to blog post HERE
Our Lovely Guest Designer for the month played along with this one, too.  We love her paper choice for this card! Really pretty details, Susan!


 

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We would LOVE to have you participate!  Check out the How to play along with us tab at the top of the page to see how you can play along after you make your kit!  We have a month full of special challenges and ideas so we can get some creating done and get some supplies used up.