Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Counterfeiting Fun!

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April is when I am feeling fairly certain that Spring is here to stay.  March has a tendency to trick us a bit.  Building up the anticipation of short sleeves and sandals and then throwing in some very cold weather just because it can.  Still, we never know whether our son can have his birthday party inside or out.  Tempermental Indiana weather.  LOL

It has been awhile since I have been able to actively participate in a counterfeit.  I miss it, but actually making one goes down on my list far after getting the blog posts set up for it.  I am happy to be jumping in this month.

Let me start with our little game that we are going to play this month.  It is an April Fools inspired truth game.  I am going to give you 3 facts about myself and need to decide which one is NOT true.  To play along and enter to win this prize:


1.  Look at my 3 facts and guess which one is NOT true.  Post your guess in the comments of THIS post.
2.  You have until April 16th to enter.  Only one guess per person per blog will be counted.
3.  To pick a winner, I will go to each blog on our hop and compile the names of each person who guesses (you will have 11 chances to win if you comment on each blog).  I will use a Random Number Generator to pick the winner.
4.  The winner (and the correct guesses) will be announced on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog on April 18th.


Bethany's 3 facts:
1.  I met my husband on a trip to Africa.  We did not hit it off at first.  LOL
2.  I was once stranded at a train station in Amsterdam and went home with a complete stranger so I would have a place to stay.
3.  I learned how to scuba dive despite not being able to swim and having a big fear of water.

Mull these over while I share my kit with you.  Hopefully I did not make it easy.

This month we tried our hands at using CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration to make our kits.  I love having the freedom to build my own kit.  I know it can feel scary if you are wanting more direction, but it is not to not get mentally blocked in by specific papers.  If you have not tried to branch out on your own before, never fear!  CSI gives just enough guidance to make it feel okay.


Here is the Case File we are all doing.  I LOVE the color combination, but it is WAY out side of my comfort zone.  I generally go for a brighter feel for my kits.  I am excited to give it a try, though.  If you have not joined the CSI site, I would encourage you to do that.  It is free and FULL of really wonderful ideas and a lot of great people.  Maybe I will see you over there!

The first thing I did was start pulling ANY Papers with these colors.  I tried to stick with the same paper companies so the tones would be similar.  I ended up with a lot of Studio Calico paper because of the really fun designs.

Next I just went down the Evidence list and started pulling embellishments that fit.  I did not try to direct it to a certain theme.

It was pretty fast and easy to pull this kit together.  Something puffy was my biggest challenge, believe it or not.  I guess I don't do puffy.  LOL  I think I pulled some fun and out of the box papers that I normally would not use up, so this kit should really get me thinking.  In fact, I have already dug into it.


Thanks for joining us this month!  We have a lot of great inspiration planned for you.  To make sure you didn't miss anyone on the hop, here is the complete list (backwards, of course, it is April Fools Day!):

Hop on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to see how you can participate this month and don't forget to comment on this post with your guess as to what I am lying about.  LOL  Now that just sounds awful!





25 comments:

Maggie said...

Happy AFD, Bethany!
Looking forward to being part of the team this month and seeing all the fab ideas the CSI case file inspires.

Solange J. said...

Your kit looks great, love the soft colors ! And about the game, I guess 3 is wrong ?

Julene Matthews said...

A great little kit.I think the false statement is the scuba diving one.

Jimjams said...

Great to have you creating with us this month Bethany - you do such a great job with the blog!
Lovely kit - with some great embellies (and do I spy owl bowls for some of them?!).

I'm guessing #3 is false ... I think you might just have done #2 as both Americans and Dutch are super-friendly!

Lisa said...

ooo, nice kit! I love how we all seem to pick out different predominant colours! Lovely to have you playing along this month :-)

I think number three is wrong! The scuba diving one!

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful kit, I just love the choices you made and look forward to seeing what you do with it :)

I think this is the incorrect one, myself I would have to be completely drunk to do it :)
2. I was once stranded at a train station in Amsterdam and went home with a complete stranger so I would have a place to stay.

Texas Cattlewoman said...

Oh my goodness, to move from Maggie's kit to yours is an amazing contrast and really has me thinking about the one I will build tomorrow! You should have lots of fun with your amazing kit! I do love Studio Calico!

Texas Cattlewoman said...

LOL...already forgetting to play along in the game! I would have to say #2 being stranded in train station. If you really did do this...I cringe because I would never do that.

Stephanie said...

okay, I'll admit that I have absolutely NO idea which of your 3 facts is false because they all seem slightly crazy lol ... but I'm gonna go with #3 because I don't think it's possible to scuba dive without knowing how to swim!! :)

Sassy Breese said...

So nice that you can play along this month. Building the kit is a high point for me. Thanks for all the work you do to keep this blog rolling. I say the lie is the scuba diving with a fear of water.

Sassy Breese said...

So nice that you can play along this month. Building the kit is a high point for me. Thanks for all the work you do to keep this blog rolling. I say the lie is the scuba diving with a fear of water.

Lisa Harris said...

Great kit! Love your embellishment choices. I'm a big fan of the CSI blog, too. Your lie: I don't think you went home with a stranger. ???

Margie said...

I love the kit and inspiration this month!

LCSmithSAVED said...

So much fun to have you playing along! I vote #3, but you have a distinct advantage as we haven't seen your life played out on your pages :~D

Lesley G said...

Great to have you with us on the hop Bethany and a delightful kit to boot.
I think No.1 is your falsehood!

Tinker said...

As a real newbie to this blog I have no IDE which of the statements could be untrue so I'm going to plump for #3

sassyscrapper said...

Great kit you've compiled. Loving that USA stencil! I'll say the one about scuba diving without being able to swim is a lie.

li-bee-ti said...

I don't have any idea which one is the false... LOL
Anyway, the combination of CKC and CSI is a perfect match for me, especially with this beautiful palette.
I love you kit, with the subtle colors. feels so calm... LOL

Clair said...

What a beautiful, soft kit - absolutely perfect for spring!

Chidkid said...

Lovely kit. I think No 3 is false

S said...

Looks like a very scrappy kit, indeed. Enjoy it. And don't be going home with strangers!

Angela Coles said...

really pretty kit

Carmen M. said...

Kit looks great I have never played before but think I will give it a try this month... I think that #3 is not true. Not being a big fan of water I couldn't imagine trying to learn to scuba dive.

Annie Claxton said...

Lovely kit, perfect colours for the Case File and lots of fun embellies - as for your testimony, I think you may not be telling the whole truth about #2

kate blue said...

great kit-love those puffies and that map stencil!