Sunday, March 6, 2011

March Counterfeit Kit

As if Saturday's are not reason enough to celebrate, but this Saturday (the fifth of the month) was the reveal day for the counterfeit kit challenge. This means I get to go shopping for scrap supplies to match a kit this challenge has designated as kit of the month. Here's the thing, I had to shop from my own stash, so it cost me NOTHING!!! I suggest you play a long to, so check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

This month the Counterfeit team of masters of forgery selected Studio Calico. This month Studio Calico launched their main kit and four add-on kits! That's a lot of scrapping. I tried to match all five, but decided after pulling a lot of paper from my stash, I could never complete that many pages in one month. Therefore I looked at the pages I pulled and decided which kit these pages matched best. I found a lot of their main kit "Into the Woods" and I had a lot for the "Wildflowers" add-on kit. I pulled no card-stock because I only want to use that as I go.

When all was said and done this is what I have pulled for my kit. Check back at the end of month and check out what has survived the month.

22 - pictures
4 - 8x8 sheets
7 - 12x12 sheets
5 - 8x10 sheets
3 - partial pages
2 - 4x6 sheets

Cricut cartridge - no alphas
bag of gems
container of miscellaneous metal wears (like brads and eyelets)
6 bags of flowers
2 seed packages
1 package of partial used rub-ons
5 flourishes
2 transparencies
3 - strands of ribbon
2 - transparencies
5 die cuts
11 monthly bingo cards
3 tickets
3 journaling squares
7 packages of stickers (some used & one had bumble bees)

"Into the Woods"

***Not pictured my wood like paper- I actually have a roll of faux wood shelf covering I plan to use

"Wildflower" add-on kits

*** This will be interesting considering I have two sons


Instead of trying to match the embellishments, I gathered embellishments I felt I would like with these pages. Because I host the progressive challenge with a live round on the last weekend of the month, I wanted to be sure I had any embellishment that challenge may call for. Here's my issue with embellishments: I love making them by hand. Yes, time consuming and you never know what I could build to add to my kit. My other problem is I hate using store bought embellishments because once you use it, it is on the page and can never be used again. I guess I grow attached to my store bought embellishments or I have serious scrapbook-embellishment, hoarding issues.


  1. Even boys like butterflies! I'm sure you'll have no problem using your add on. Great kits - can't wait to see what you do with your roll of shelf covering!

  2. Really like your colors and embellishment collection. Nice to see another cricut user.
    Can't wait to see your page.

  3. Hmmmm...I think I have embellishment issues, too. LOL Really nice job and WOW! Great basket of embellies!

    Counterfeit Kit Challenge

  4. Loving the patterns that you've chosen for the main kit - especially those delicious apples. Perfect!

  5. I love the papers! I can't wait to see what you do with the math graph paper!

  6. I love that you included the # of photos in your kit. great job!

  7. I love it! Your kit has it all! lol, I too have embellishment issues.

  8. Love your variety of papers and embellies. I have boys and always use flowers etc.


  9. Can't wait to see what you do with the cricut!

  10. A girl after my own heart...I pulled extra embellishments too because I need choices! I have a son and I'm putting butterflies on his pages, but I also have a bee, worm and dragonfly stamp. And some little forest animal chip circles that I will use.

  11. You have a lot to work with!! You could always use the Wildflowers kit to do pages about yourself. xo

  12. I must say you look very prepared. I will have to check out what a Progressive Challenge is.

  13. Wow, what a kit!I love the butterfliy paper!

  14. You have a nice variety of things to work with here. Have fun with you kit!

  15. Love your kits!! You're going to have some fun with this month's kit!! Can't wait to see what you scrap!!

  16. Boys pages can totally rock with butterflies and even flowers too (take a look at the Prima Manufacturing blog!) I look forward to what you'll make with your wonderful and creative kits. And what you'll have leftover at the end of the month too! xoxo

  17. I'm going to be back to check out what you make with this creative collection too!

  18. I like it. I cant wait to see what you make with all the pink for your boys!

  19. I love the lime green you chose for your papers! Such a pretty kit!

  20. LOVE this beautiful kit.
    Great way to get more use of your cricut carts by including them into your kit!
    - Jessica

    Counterfeit Kit DT Member.