March 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Reveal and Blog Hop

Happy March 1st and welcome to my stop on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Reveal and blog hop! 

This month our inspiration kit comes from one of my favorite scrapbookers - Ali Edwards. We are using Ali's April 2015 Story Kit, "Click":
Hmmmm...this kit looks a bit different from our usual inspiration pieces: no patterned paper, just a few embellishments and a selection of pocket-style cards.

I jotted down a few notes to guide me as I browsed through my supplies:

I'll admit that assembling my version of the kit took a little more time than in the past. I think I was thrown off by the lack of patterned paper, which is usually the first item I add to my kits. 

Here is my CKC kit for March, "So Rad":
The kit name comes from a phrase I've often heard Ali use, and while it's definitely a lot bigger than her story kit, I think I've managed to capture the essence of "Click".  Let's take a closer look at the papers first.
Starting at the top left, I chose a gray and white paper from Amy Tangerine/Plus One, multi-colored arrows from Echo Park/Photo Freedom, a green tone-on-tone print from Bella Blvd./Winter Wonder, a navy constellation print from Studio Calico/Atlantic, a repeating clock print from Studio Calico/Tick Tock, a camera print and a yellow and white chevron both from Amy Tangerine/Stitched, and a red polka dot from American Crafts/Craft Fair. The clock paper is my on-a-whim choice, a paper that doesn't seem to really fit in with the others but is one that I feel inspired to include anyway. 
The three papers in the bottom row are fun finds from my big reorganization project. I had completely forgotten I had these - the navy numbers and green alpha are from KI Memories/Pop Culture and the red numbers are from Creative Imaginations. I don't own an electronic cutting machine but was happy to discover that I can mimic that look with these papers.

I definitely got a "photos + stories" vibe from Ali's kit and so I chose embellishments to highlight that theme:
There's cameras and plenty of words, along with some basic and classic shapes. I added a set of story transparencies from Little Yellow Bicycle and some rub-ons that I unearthed in my reorganizing. 

And as far as stamps were concerned, I thought it was appropriate that I include stamps designed by Ali:
And after I photographed my kit, I found these washi stickers from Kelly Purkey that I decided to include:
With inspiration from Ali, I'm hoping to tell lots of stories this month!

Now please pop on over to Stephanie's blog to see what's she's put together.

I hope you'll play along with us this month and link up your kit and projects on the CKC blog here so we can all get a little inspiration from your work. Here are the links to the other blogs on the hop so you can stop by and see all the lovely kits this month:

Lesley (GDT) -
Susan:  (that's me!)

Happy Scrapping!


  1. WOW - what a great looking kit - I could happily play with that!

  2. Some fun bits and bobs to play with there - have fun!

  3. Love your fun, bright colors-and I pulled some Ali stamps too! Great job!

  4. Starting with AE products is an excellent way to grasp her iconic look. You will have lots of fun, with this kit.

  5. Some fabulous colours in there and I can picture the layouts you will make with this selection of products. Looks like a good fit both to the original inspiration kit and your own style. Stories sound good - I think I'm ready for some longer stories - LOAD kept so many of them short and sweet in Feb.

  6. Oh your embellishments are spot on for the kit, and your papers are what will make your pages unique. Nice choices all around. Enjoy.

  7. A comprehensive kit. Interested in those KI memories alphas sheets, how will they be used? The giant cork ampersand is adorable.

  8. Great kit--you definitely captured the feel of the original.

  9. I quite like your more colorful version of the kit. Can't wait to see your stories, too.

  10. Definitely a Susan spin on the inspo!
    Love your trend away from the orange/green combo just one notch around the color wheel.

  11. Fantastic - so full of colour and fun embellishments! I love it! x

  12. Super cute kit you made there for yourself :) Love the embellishments too

  13. love those stamps and the washi tape. awesome kit. love it.