The basic idea of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is using only the supplies that you already own, create a kit, similar to the popular scrapbook "Kit of the Month" clubs that are out there. So, not only are you saving yourself money by shopping your own supplies but everything is all ready to go already.
Since this was my first time participating, it took me about two hours to get it all put together. My inspiration kit was this kit from Cocoadaisy.com named "Sunshine & Snowflakes".
I really liked the yellow in the kit. However, I don't often scrapbook with black so I thought that I'd change the black to blue for my kit.
The biggest challenge I found was narrowing down what I wanted to use. To be honest, I did a pretty lousy job of that! I have a lot of supplies and I kept thinking of different ways that they could fit with my kit. Keeping that in mind, here is my own Counterfeit Kit...
Left to Right: October Afternoon The Thrift Shop, Fancy Pants It's Your Day, Pebbles Fresh Goods (top), October Afternoon Playtime (bottom), ThickersX3.
Bottom Row/Left to Right: October Afternoon 5 & Dime, KaiserCraft Seaside, Piggy Tales Yankee Doodle Dandy, We R Memory Keepers Merry January, Basic Grey Oliver Doilies, October Afternoon Hometown, October Afternoon Seaside.
Printed Papers- Left to Right: October Afternoon Seaside, October Afternoon Schoolhouse, Studio Calico Countryside, We R Memory Keepers 72 & Sunny, Crate Paper BrookX2, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row, Chatterbox Tumbleweed, Chatterbox Bunkhouse.
Embellishment- Really quite a hodge podge of things. We will list them "Where's Waldo?" style...Pebbles Chips, Twinery Twine, Assorted buttons, Sassafras Paper Whimsies, October Afternoon Flashcards, KI Memories Puffies, Rusty Pickle tags & frames, Little Yellow Bicycle stick pins, Pebbles Fabric Brads, Ribbon Trends measuring tape ribbon, Melody Ross Chipboard stickers, October Afternoon Rub-ons, White Mount Frames, October Afternoon Wild Cards: Fly a Kite, Sassafras Chipboard Numbers, Basic Grey Woolies stickers, Chatterbox stickers, KaiserCraft Rub-ons, buttons from my stash.
WOW! That is a lot of stuff. I am really looking forward to trying my hand at a few pages using my very own kit! I am excited to be playing along for the first time and have to say a big THANK YOU to Van for giving me the itch to try!
Let me know what you think and if you plan to play along this month! I'd love to see what you create!