Saturday, January 7, 2012

January's Counterfeit kit

 I started participating in these challenges at the Counterfeit kit challenge about a year ago. While I could not participate in every month, I sure did enjoy partaking in them. I have become more aware of the contents of my stash. I have found new ways to use my supplies. I have also learned a little more about why some patterns go together and how to pair papers from different lines. So if you have never tried counterfeiting a kit, I really encourage you to do so. You may be surprised about the things you learn about yourself and your supplies.
  As usual, when I make my kits, I tend to go a bit overboard. That's the terrific thing though, about using your stash. It's not like when you are in the store and you overspend. There is no real penalty. I chose to lift three of the Cocoa Daisy kits suggested for the January challenge. The first is based on the cocoa and marshmellows kit.
Papers: October Afternoon: ducks in a row-sleep tight( yellow) and
Fly a kite-sprinklers, Sassafrass- Vintage yummy- darling dear
K and co. jeweled brads-wild saffron
October Afternoon- farmhouse flower sack
October Afternoon- 5 and dime found alpha
ribbon- webster's pages fabric
I am still not too sure about using the darling deer paper. I like the pattern, but I am trying to think about what I might use a deer with in my photos. So that's why I chose the OA blue paper pattern as well. it will be a nice alternate if the deer paper does not work.
  The second kit is based on the Sunshine and Snowflakes kit. I plan to use my Martha Stewart snowflake punch if I make any winter related pages. I also added a touch of blue. I am not a huge yellow fan. I am ok with it as an accent colour but am not fond of it in large doses.
Papers: Sassafrass sunshine broadcast-static( grey polka dot)
all other papers are from the Pink Paislee house of three soiree collection
Pink paislee Printed tissue
Pink Paislee soiree wood shapes
American crafts thickers-forest
Ruby Rock-it summer house bitty buttons
misc. ribbon
The last kit I chose to lift is the Amber Snowflake kit.
Papers: Crate paper- farmhouse( ruler) and Restoration-cents( die cut)
sassafrass- life is beautiful- Piccadilly( rose print)
all others- October Afternoon farmhouse( black print) and Thrift store
Misc. white doily, wood banner pieces
Sassafrass alphas-goldenrod
Prima button pieces
I know some people have mentioned to me that they would be frustrated to not be able to match each exact piece. I know that when I first started counterfeiting kits, I felt the same way. I have found though, that it is very satisfying to find a similar pattern that works. I feel like I get more from my stash this way. I hope others try this challenge in 2012. It's very budget friendly! Now...since it's a Saturday, I hope to play with some of these kits!


  1. Great kits. Love the lemony yellows. Everything looks like fun to work with.

  2. What lovely kits - I like that each has a different feel. I agree that part of the fun is working out which pieces of stash you can use instead of the original - and it is definitely guilt free shopping!

  3. Great kits!! I love to pull things from my stash to use in my kits. I'm not usually worried about having exact matches which will be apparent if I get my kit posted onto my blog. LOL!!! HOWEVER, if I happen to have papers that match...yeah, buddy, I'm going to stick them into the kit! ;)

  4. these are three great kits and I love the combination of colours and patterns you have used. I love digging deep into my stash too and getting creative with the interpretation of the inspiration kit - so glad you feel the same way ;-)

  5. You have mixed in your own flavour to these kits. Looks great and can't wait to see the layouts.

  6. I like the mix of papers your colors are warming.

  7. Great job on all of them. In regards to the deer paper, could you make accents from it for a card "I love you so deerly?"

  8. Great kits - good luck with the deers!

  9. Great kits, there are lots of fun possibilities with what you have pulled together. Enjoy those possibilities - can't wait to see.