Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's HERE! Counterfeit Kit Challenge is up!

I am so excited! It has been a hectic month and a half and our vision is big, but Counterfeit Kit Challenge is up and running! The saying goes that Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and we are planning on flattering some great kit clubs this year!

If you have never made a kit before, you are in for a treat! As a mom of 2 with limited time, I have found that creating kits for layouts, cards, mini albums and other projects is the most efficient way for me to get my mojo going. Sometimes I just make a basic kit and see what comes from it and other times I make a kit based on a theme of specific pictures/projects I want to get done. They are great to pull out at home when you have a few minutes and are wonderful if you are going to a crop and don't want to drag everything you own. Can I tell you the best part? Making up a kit from your own stash is a wonderful way to save money and use what you already own as well! Here are some samples of the kits that sparked the idea over the year ago.

Have I convinced you yet? LOL Every month, on the 5th, Meridy and I will post a kit from a monthly kit club that we love and want to "copy" with our own stash. Over the next few weeks, we will show you examples of our kits and give you links to ways for YOU to create some of the embellishments in the kit. The last two weeks we will offer challenges and a blog hop so that we can share our work and use our kits. All through the month you can check both the main blog and each of our blogs for inspiration and fun ideas! We have plans to post several times a week, so check back often!

Rush on over to to see the beautiful kit we will be re-creating this month! And if you decide you would rather just purchase that kit, we promise not to tell. :) Tomorrow Meridy will be showing you the kits WE created based on that inspiration and I will be posting on this blog how I plan to store my kits.

I hope you will play along, create alot and share with us on our blog! We will have a rockin' year together and get alot of beautiful creations made!


Tammy said...

Making my own page kits saved me when I was working full time. I only had limited time to scrapbook, so having everything at hand and making fewer choices allowed me to make the most of the time I could scrapbook. Great ideas!


Sandie said...

I love making my own kits too. I mainly make mini albums rather than 12" scrapbook pages, but use the same kind of techniques. Just love this new challenge. Count me in!!