Monday, February 28

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop!

Welcome hoppers!

The challenge for this hop was to make a card or layout inspired by this sketch from 'Scraps of Darkness' - the same site that inspired our counterfeit kits this month. I'm such an over achiever with this kit, I made one of each!

A Valentine's Day card:

I took the gray cardstock frame by Little Yellow Bicycle that was in my kit and covered it with Ranger's Distress crackle paint.

And a layout:

Another vintage photo. This is my grandfather and his sister circa 1919.
I Glimmer Misted, Glazed & Glam'd the white card stock flowers that were in my kit. Also, I did pull one more item from my stash (I do that when I buy kits too) - A Kaisercraft wood flourish which I painted white and sprayed with a touch of the Glimmer Mist I used on much of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

The next blog on the hop is Dawn's.
If you get lost along the way you can return to The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

Saturday, February 26

Ninja Girl!

Megan's Halloween costume for the 'Monster Mash Bash' at school was a ninja girl. She had fun doing her kung fu moves for us. Yes, it's my Counterfeit Kit again, lol!.

Monday, February 14

A Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day!

A card made from my Counterfeit Kit

Sunday, February 13

Howdy Pardner!

This is the companion layout to the 'Visiting Santa' layout I did a couple of days ago. My dad dressed in his cowboy finest, lol! He wasn't sure if he actually got this for Christmas or his birthday but said it was all the same as he always got ripped off in the gift department since his birthday is the 26th of December.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 12

My Grandparents Wedding

Here's my 'love themed' layout!
Also using my Counterfeit Kit and another vintage photo. This is my paternal grandparents on their wedding day in 1948. I will be adding names and date on the journaling tag.

Friday, February 11

Visiting Santa

I'm loving this kit for getting some of my old b&w photos scrapped. This is my dad and uncle visiting Santa. I think it would have been 1953. I made the poinsettia: cards stock, Stickles & Glimmer Mist!

So far I haven't done any Valentine's Day/Love themed layouts with this kit but I'm working on one!

Monday, February 7

My Dad!

This is the first layout I've made using my February Counterfeit Kit!

I used the Prima stencils as stamps with the Distress paint. I wanted to use the hot air balloons on this layout because they had a kind of circus-y feel to me. It's hard to tell by the picture here but the front of my Dad's outfit has a little circus bear riding a bike across a tight-rope embroidered on it.

** Please note: I photo-shopped out the journaling on the tag as it contains his full-name, etc.

Saturday, February 5

February's Counterfeit Kit

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge for February has been posted and the kit club featured this month is Scraps of Darkness you can see the main kit and all the add-on kits here.

I love the look of this kit! My kit is going to be a lot like it with the big exception being the lilac colored items. I'm going with blue instead.

My Main Kit Counterfeit!


Little Yellow Bicycle - love letters, Black Damask flocked
Chatter Box - artsy.licious, Fine Flocked Paper in Kohl
Little Yellow Bicycle - love letters, Love Song
Prima IOD - Pulse Collection, Tagged
My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line, Flirty "Lil Girl" Smocking Paper
My Mind's Eye - Bella Bella, "Bellezo"
Prima IOD - Coquette Collection, Trinkets
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found, Portobello Road "Family" Brocade Paper
My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line, Sundress "Heirloom"
My Mind's Eye - Holly Jolly, "Holly Berries"
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found, Portobello Road "Boy" Dapper Dots
Creative Imaginations - Narratives, Journal Poppy

Embellishments: I'll try to return and list these too. In the meantime feel free to ask!

Prima - Say it in Pearls with Flowers, cream
Jenni Bowlin - Bingo Card, Love
Making Memories - Glitter Deco Brads, Antique Silver Gem
Pins are Fancy Pants pins that I 'fancied up'
Making Memories - Glitter Brads, Black & Silver
Prima - Velvet Brads, Black & Heart
Prima - Leaves and Flowers (Ameruse, Duchess Mix)
Making Memories - Charmed Frames, Square Scroll
Making Memories - Mini Shimmer Alpha, Silver Metro
Heidi Swapp - Playing Card
Flowers - ??? 
Assorted Ribbons
Fancy Pants - 'Ledger'-style tag came from a full sheet of various tags
7 Gypsies - Post Card
Prima - Felt Hearts, partial from a package 
Tattered Angels - Antique Key, Silver
My Mind's Eye - All Other Cards/Tags

And since money is no object when you shop your stash, I've got ALL the add-on kits too, lol!

Cardstock: It's all Bazzill but I don't keep track of the colors.

Color: I just so happen to have those same stencils!

More Embellishments: I'll try to get a list of these put together too.

Now I need to pull some photos and get to work. I can't wait to see what challenges they come up with and what the other participants choose!

Friday, February 4


Look at the cute box I made to keep my flowers in!

The Kaiser Kraft All Purpose Box.