May 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Reveal and Blog Hop

Happy May and welcome to my stop on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Reveal Blog Hop! This month we are taking our inspiration from the fun and celebratory May/June 2014 Quirky Kits. Here is the bright and happy trio guiding our selections this month:
"It's My Party" Main Kit
"Shiny Happy People" Lite Kit
"You've Got the Love" Embellishment Kit

May is going to be a very exciting and eventful month around here, with Mother's Day, a college commencement, several birthdays and a graduation celebration, so I made sure to include plenty of festive items to help me record all those special days. Here is my kit, "The Icing on the Cake":
We could use one, two or all of the kits as a starting point and I found myself keeping in mind bits and pieces from all three as I pulled together my kit. As usual, I took a look at the kits, made my list and then "shopped" my supplies:
First up, the papers:
Top row, left to right: Kaisercraft/Silver Bells Collection/"Merry Christmas" (pink bokeh) and "Good Tidings" (gray wood grain), My Mind's Eye/Just Sayin' by Rhonna Farrer/"Garden Party", Amy Tangerine/Stitched/"Garden", and Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages/Beautiful Chic/"Swatches"
Bottom row, left to right: Basic Grey/Pheobe/"Embarcadero", Chickaniddy Crafts/365/"Daydream", Fancy Pants/As You Wish/"Change", Teresa Collins/Collector's Edition/"Guilded" and Crate Paper/Maggie Homes Flea Market/bokeh vellum

I got carried away selecting embellishments this month and added far more than usual to my kit - maybe I was already caught up in the party atmosphere! 
I included chipboard pieces from My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon, rub-ons from Maggie Holmes and My Mind's Eye (an old set of alphas that may or may not still be good), an ephemera pack from Pink Paislee and a pack of labels from Fancy Pants. I'm planning to combine the labels with the rub ons and the stamps you'll see below.
To add a little dimension to my pages, I added enamel dots, hearts and arrows, puffy stickers, tiny chipboard words, a tag/pocket and two embellished pockets that I made last summer and still haven't used. The wood veneer and flair are forgeries - I'll have details about those back here on the 4th.
And rounding out the rest of the embellishments are several stamps and some washi tape. This kit definitely has me in the mood to celebrate!

Now it's time to pop over to Susanne's blog and see her take on this month's inspiration. Here's the list of the stops on the blog hop (you won't want to miss anything!):

Guest Designer: Jane at a little scrap...
Susan:  (you're here)

I hope you'll put a kit together and join us this month. Please post a link to your kit and your projects on the CKC blog here -  we'd love to see it! 


  1. It's great when you can make a lovely kit like this tie in with some photos you have - enjoy all the celebrations this month!

  2. A busy time certainly! Gorgeous pinks and jades. I'm lusting after the cute pink typewriter.Pretty kit Susan.

  3. What an amazing kit - so full of fun and colour. I love all of the embellishments and stamps that you've included!

  4. Love the kit you put together! Loving the colors

  5. I am simply mad for your intro photo!
    You sound positively giddy with anticipation on using all of this scrappy goodness this month :D
    I know you have something in mind for that fab assortment of stamps, too.
    May the month of May give you much to celebrate (and to SCRAP, of course!)

  6. Super sweet kit :) Love your chosen papers and the colors :) you saw way more than I did :) but you are so right on with them too :)

  7. You and I put our kits together the same way. Sounds like you have a busy month coming up, so I hope you have time to enjoy your kit!

  8. Love the way you chose your kit. Great inspiration here

  9. Wow--nice kit! I know you will have fun with it!

  10. I love all the embellies you added to your kit. Stamps! I didn't add any this month and I meant to! Enjoy your kit! I hope you have a great month!

  11. What a great kit- love the colors and those STAMPS!!

  12. totally amazing kit...I need to use your strategy next time with the whole list thing-fab idea!

  13. What a fun selection of washi. Hope this kit served you well during your month of celebrating. :)