Monday, July 1, 2013

Counterfeit Kit Challenge-July

I am so, so, so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a Master Forger over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. Yay!!  My guess is you've landed here from the amazingly talented Angela. If not head back to the CKC Blog to start the hop from the beginning and check out all the awesome kits for this month!  So this month we were given an inspiration kit from Scrapbook and Cards. (I didn't even know they had kits, Did you?) called "Summer Fun".

This is a great kit full of primary colors.....Oh No...Primary just happens to be my scrappy "cryptonite". Here is a look at the kit.


See what I mean? I love the kit and it is so very summer but I also know that I have next to nothing in my stash in those colors. So I decided instead of counterfeiting the colors how about go for the patterns. I laid out about 200 papers in my living room floor and starting matching pattern for pattern. When I thought that was about right I went back through and lost the papers that I knew I wouldn't use and replaced them with more neutral patterns that I commonly use. 

My kit ended up taking a turn for the blue....So without further ado...(hehe that rhymed) I present "Summer Sky".


I am kind of an Alpha Junkie so you will notice there is five, yes FIVE sets of letters in this kit. That is what I love about putting together my own kits is that you can find a kit inspiring but know that you will not use half of it. This way I can take what I know I will use and what I know I like and put something together that will truly keep me scrapping for at least a couple of weeks.

Just for fun here are the embellishments by themselves:


And the papers:



I am so excited to be a part of this great team of ladies and even more excited to see what you do with this months kit!! Stay tuned as we have lots of inspiration coming up this month! And I have a couple of tutorials that will be up on the CKC Blog on the 8th!

Now head on over to Dawn @  Dawn's Scrapbook Cottage to continue on your journey of Counterfeits and inspiration!!

Until Next Time..."Stay Crafty, My Friends"
Ashley Crafty

24 comments:

  1. Welcome, Ashley! I would love to be a fly on the wall and see all 200 papers on your living room floor!! Sounds like a fun, scrappy process. What you ended up with is a fabulous kit and a perfect name. I just adore naming my kits each month! Have fun creating!

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    1. Next month I will take a picture and post it along with my kit. :)

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  2. Super kit, love all the embellies - 200 papers wouldn't fit on my living room floor!!!

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    1. They barely fit on mine!! My husband says it looks like a scrapbbok store tornado came through!! Hehe

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  3. HAHAHA.... 200 papers on the floor makes me smile =) My process is similar, but the papers end up in my lap, on the studio floor, in my gbabe's hands (he loves the process of new kit picking =)

    I LOVE your kit!! And your scrappy cryptonite cracked me up!! HUGE Superman fan's in my house.

    Looking so forward to your pages and tutorials.

    Blessings ~~ dawn

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    1. My husband needed to get past me to take the dog out and it was really quite hilarious watching him tiptoe over and around them!

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  4. pretty collection of embellishments, and lovely papers.
    Welcome to the team.

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    1. Thanks Angela.. I am happy to be here!

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  5. Wow that sounds like some kind of process....but what a result!! Gorgeous :0)

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  6. The scrappy cryptonite also made me giggle. Primaries are hard for me too but your process of matching the patterns turned up a fab kit. Your kit name so evocative. Love it.

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  7. Love how you didn't get bogged down with the primary colors & made it your own. You did a terrific job with your choices - looks like you will have enough kit to last the whole month! Congrats on being chosen as one of the new Master Forgers :~)

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  8. Congrats on making the team!!! I love your kit and when I saw it I immediately thought that it resembled the inspiration kit, matching the prints was a great idea.

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  9. You are so right about the perks of making your own kit! I had to laugh at your own 5 alphas - I have a ton too! You did a great job making this kit. And a big congrats on making the team!

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    1. Thanks...I am so happy to be with you amazingly talented ladies!

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  10. Love your kit.It is very close to the original.I think I had more than 5 sets of alphas so don't feel guilty.

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  11. I love your kit, especially the woodgrain and star papers on the bottom right. Gorgeous! Congratulations on making the team, I cant wait to see what you create :)

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    1. Those and the grid are my favorites! I will have the first page up on the 12th.

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  12. Beautiful kit! I really love it!

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  13. You did a terrific job of making the kit your own!

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  14. so loving your kit more than the "original" -and thanks for the Elle's sticker tutorial; am hoping ot get my July kit together tonight and can't wait to create!

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    1. I can't wait to see it!! Make sure to link it up over on CKC so I can find it!

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~Ashley Crafty~