April Counterfeit Kit

This month the Counterfeit Kit Club is taking inspiration from the CSI: Case Files #112 .  This was a really hard way for me to make a kit...

This month the Counterfeit Kit Club is taking inspiration from the CSI: Case Files #112.  This was a really hard way for me to make a kit.  I used the color scheme, but I wasn't exactly thrilled by the muted tones when it has been a really long winter and I am dreaming of bright, pops of color.  I also prefer to use actual kits so that I can better incorporate my older stash items, rather than just using new products.  So creating this kit was definitely a challenge for me!

I started by pulling any and all papers that I thought might work with the color scheme, beginning with my oldest products (since I am really trying to use them up)!  I actually started with my Mom's stash of scrapbooking paper, predominately dated around 1995 - 2000.  Then I hit my older stash of papers, and finally my new products.  Well, let me tell you!  I ended up with a stack of paper that *might* work together that was at least 2-3 inches high.  Sigh.

So I began going back through my "kit" again trying to get it to be a more manageable size that I would actually use up in a month.  I knew I wanted to use my new Becky Higgin's Project Life mini kit - "Home", because I felt it went with the color scheme given by the CSI challenge, but also had pops of color that have become staples in my monthly scrapbooking.  It has some reds and some pinks in addition to the colors offered in the CSI challenge.

Thus, I went through my papers again using these Project Life cards to see what would coordinate and building out from there.  I finally managed to narrow my kit for this month so that patterned papers, cardstock, and embellishments all fit into ONE Iris container.  Yay!

Here's what I ended up with :
Cardstock/Specialty Paper -
  • Turquoise
  • Yellow
  • Pale Blue
  • Pale Green
  • Deep rosey pink
  • Black
  • Kraft
  • Handmade paper with flowers
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Green tissue paper
  • Pale blue tissue paper
  • Pink shimmer paper
  • Splatter Vellum
  • 12 x 12 color blocked vellum with flowers (unknown brand)
Paper -
  • *Becky Higgins - Project Life Mini Kit - Home
  • *Select 6x6 papers from Studio G - VPP0404
  • *Select 6x6 papers from Studio G - VPP0403
  • *Simple Stories - Homespun - 6x6 paper pad
  • *Simple Stories - Homespun - Grey Wood/Grid
  • *Simple Stories - Homespun - Grateful
  • *Simple Stories - Homespun - Beautiful Life
  • *Teresa Collins - Sweet Afternoon - With a Book Paper
  • *My Mind's Eye - On The Sunny Side - Flutter
  • *My Mind's Eye - On The Sunny Side - Sweet Chevron
  • *We R Memory Keepers - Simply Spring - Butterflies
  • *We R Memory Keepers - Simply Spring - Springtime
  • *We R Memory Keepers - Simply Spring - Daffodil
  • *Simple Stories - The Daily Grind - Hello, New Day
  • *Simple Stories - The Daily Grind - Daily Flair
  • *Recollections - Aqua Damask
  • *Recollections - Teal Butterflies
  • *Crate Paper - DIY Shop  - Artistry
  • *Dear Lizzy - Neapolitan - Silver Lining
  • *Pebbles - From Me to You - Notes
  • *Echo Park - Beautiful Life by Laura Passage - Doilies
  • *Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic - 6th & Main
  • *Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic - 6th & Maple
  • *Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic - Blossom Boulevard
  • *Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic - Storytime Street
  • *Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic - Autumn Avenue
  • *The Paper Studio - Wood Fence in Turquoise (I've bought this paper 3 times, I love this...)
  • *Jillibean Soup - Chilled Cucumber Soup - Croutons
  • *Dear Lizzy - Daydreamer - Sand Box
  • *Glitz Design - Sunshine in My Soul - Floral
  • *October Afternoon - Cherry Hill - Journal Cards
  • Fresh Verse - Vellum Word Sheet - Love (2004)
  • Fiskars - Paper Pizazz by Hot off the Press - Holidays & Seasons - Pink Solid (1996)
  • Fiskars - Paper Pizazz by Hot off the Press - Romantic Papers - Lace Cut Out (1997)
  • Fiskars - Paper Pizazz by Hot off the Press - Romantic Papers - Yellow Roses (1997)
  • Provocraft - Scrap Pads - Wishes & Dreams - Grey Stone Print (1999)
  • Provocraft - Scrap Pads - Let's Hit the Road - Tone on Tone Yellow Dot Print (1999)
  • Provocraft - Scrap Pads - Let's Hit the Road - Yellow & White Sponge Painted Print (1999)
  • Provocraft - Scrap Pads - Let's Hit the Road - Tone on Tone Dark Yellow Dot Print (1999)
  • Provocraft - Scrap Pads - Let's Hit the Road - Red & Black Dot Print (1999)
  • Memories Forever - Nature's Textures - Vertical Woodgrain (2000)
  • Memories Forever - Nature's Textures - Diagonal Woodgrain (2000)
  • Memories Forever - Nature's Textures - Ferns (2000)
  • Memories Forever - Nature's Textures - Ivy (2000)
  • BoBunny - Flower Child Hippie - 2 different papers, but they obviously go together, I just cut the branding strip off of one I guess (2010)
  • Carolee's Creations - Summer Daisy Trim (this paper has no date on it, but its OLD, I promise)
  • Sandylion Sticker Designs - Pooh Paper (2002)
  • Karen Foster Designs - White Magazine (2004)
  • The Paper Studio - Seasons Pack - Clovers (2008)
  • The Paper Studio - Seasons Pack - Green and White Plaid (2008)
  • The Paper Studio - Seasons Pack - Blue and Yellow Gradient (2008)
  • Recollections - Natural Wood Floor (again not dated - but I'm sure its at least 2008, if not before)
  • The Paper Studio - Linen Door Girl Stripe (2011)
  • Chatterbox - Scrapbook Walls - Butter Ticking (again not dated - but I'm sure I bought it in highschool so 2004 or prior)
  • The Paper Studio - Baby Words Pink (2011)
  • NRN Designs - Pink Diamond (again not dated, but I bought it in highschool so 2004 or prior)

Alphas -
  • *Authentique - Delightful - Elements (Blue phrase stickers, White and Pink Alphas)
  • *Authentique - Delightful - Details (12 x 12 sticker sheet with one green alpha)
  • Bubble-a-bilities - Clear Round Epoxy Alpha Stickers
  • *Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans - Gumbo Green
  • *Heidi Swapp - Turquoise Acrylic (?) Alpha (HS01094)
  • *Studio G - Chipboard Stickers - Multi Colored Alpha on a Grid (#VST0407)

Embellishments -
  • *SRM - Sticker Sentiments - #51010 Spring
  • *October Afternoon - Woodland Park - Label Stickers
  • *Recollections - Photo Frames - 4x4 White
  • *Studio G - Self Adhesive Gems (Green)
  • *Prima Pink Flowers
  • *BoBunny Petals - C'Est La Vie Petals (Item #13811600)
  • *Studio G - Chipboard Stickers - (#VST0404)
  • *Studio Calico - Butterfly Rubons - (Item #Ro001)
  • *Studio Calico - Accent Word Stickers (I think they're from Printshop)
  • *4 Flair badges from my LSS
  • *Jillibean Soup - Journaling Sprouts - Pasta Fagioli (jbs3233)
  • *The Paper Studio - 5/8" Yellow Ribbon with tone on tone chevron
  • *Sticko - Puffy Heart Stickers
  • *Sticko - Puffy Butterfly Stickers
  • *Sticko - Puffy Flower Stickers
* means that it is a new product that I have purchased (within the last two months) and have not used yet.

Yes, it's still huge and I will by no means completely use up all that paper this month!  However, my goal is to make a serious dent in the oldest papers by incorporating some of the new fun ones.  I have spent the majority of my monthly budget for the last two months on embellishments and alphas, because I have a TON of paper that I need to tackle.  Yet I don't have very much in the way of embellishments or alphas and I am currently loving to layer it up on my pages (getting rid of more paper that way!)

I'm also changing up the way I scrapbook this month.  February and March, due to our crappy weather, weren't very inspired months for getting creative projects done.  Atty has switched up her routines on me and I'm still cooping to trying to carve out small bits of time that I can play in the evenings.  However, since she has completely stopped taking one of her naps in the evenings, it hasn't been working out too well.  So I decided to just wait and print all my photos for the month of March and then play with them in April.  Yep.  I'm behind, but I'm okay with that!  PS - I still haven't finished the last two weeks of February either, but I'm trying!

Let me know if you have any questions about my kit or my plans this month and stay tuned, because there should be lots of fun stuff happening around the blog this month.  I'm planning on recording some videos and showing you all my process of working on my scrapbook throughout the month.  Plus, I'm waaaaayyy overdue for a When Frogs Sing Journal Flip.

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  1. Great kit, :) Love your embellishments and cant wait to see what you do with the MLP stickers :) My kids are fans too!

  2. Super cute kit, you got good theory on what to pull, I've been mixing mine up each month too by sticking to one maker mostly to big dent into my paper. but I like the idea of the old with the new may have to try that next month. seen that you included Home Spun :) I got to dig that and add it to mine totally forgot that paper pack, thanks for the reminder. Oh so looking forward to seeing what you do with the tissue paper :)

  3. Wow fab kit - loving what you've pulled together can't wait to see what you create!

  4. I'm in awe of your massive kit! But what a good objective to have to get that older stash incorporated and maybe used up. I always try to have a few older items in my kits but it never seems to reduce the stash!" :-)

    Great kit and I look forward to seeing page after page of lovely creations!

  5. An awesomely huge kit - hope you can carve out enough time to play with it.

  6. as a fellow paper addict, I can relate-my goal this month too was to put a dent in my paper! Yours is large but as you said, you gots lots of pictures to get scrapped!!!!

  7. So, I'm not the only one that starts with a massive selection and whittles it down - though I usually end up with a much smaller kit! I'm ruthless, but I'm also usually jealous of the choice and selection everyone else has with their lovely, full kits!


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