Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members Blog Hop

Hello everyone! It’s time for August Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC) Members Blog Hop. You must have arrived from Clair‘s blog!

The challenges this month are:
Challenge #1:  Blank Canvas:  Make white the base for your project
Challenge #2:  Gift-wrap Inspired: Take a design element from gift-wrap and get creative
Challenge #3:  “Friends”: Use the word “Friends as inspiration

For today’s post, I want to share a few layouts I created with my August kit. The first layout I want to share is inspired by Challenge #3  – “Friends”

friends scrapbook layout

I used a group photo of my friends when we went hiking. I realized whenever I scrapbook a photo of a group of friends, naturally I just entitled it “Friends”. I used some of the cut-outs from Project Life cards as embellishments. For my layout I used a sketch from Stuck Sketches. I just love using sequins to embellish the page.

8 August 15 2015 - Stuck

Then I flipped the sketch and created another layout. I incorporated Challenge #1 and Challenge #3. I wanted to document a project I helped a friend made. Well I only helped her cut black paper strips to make the seaweed but she made the entire thing by herself. She made this awesome tray of diaper sushi platter as a baby shower gift instead of the traditional diaper cake. Super creative! I don’t usually get many chances to craft with friends so I must document this time.

friend scrapbook layout

These days I try to challenge myself to create layouts inspired by sketches. If I use one sketch for a layout, then with the same sketch try to create another layout by flipping the sketch. So far I think it’s working really well for me. I got few more layouts done and able to think creatively on using my supplies.

Here are some other layouts I created with my August kit.

travel on rocky path scrapbook layout

Layout inspired by challenge #1; I started the layout by adding some splatters with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on my white canvas. Then I added the large photo corners out of the map patterned paper and mounted the white page on the green motif patterned paper.For my embellishments, I colored my camera wood veneer with the same ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for a gloss finish. I also added the circle embellishents that I made from the Project Life card.

my favorite things scrapbook layout

This was a fun layout to make. It’s one of those patterned paper already printed with designs on the top and bottom arch. It was an oval shape in the center, so I use a tool – the oval curvy cutter from EK Success and cut some ovals out to mat my  oval photo. I use thickers to spell out Rainbows – to document it as one of my favorite things. Again here I embellished the layout with punched outs and cut apart from Project Life cards.

I really enjoyed making DIY embellishments from Project Life cards. Use punches, dies or fussy cut some of the designs on the cards, not to forget stamps, heat embossing – definitely a good way to use up those cards. I hope you will give these challenges a try when you make your own layouts! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Keep on hopping to see great inspirations from the members ! Next on the list is Kelly. Here is a full list of the blog hop order if you got lost along the way.

  1. CKCB
  2. Lisa  
  3. Tina 
  4. Susan
  5. Margie
  6. Clair 
  7. Karen         (you are here)
  8. Kelly
  9. Jemma

12 thoughts on “Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members Blog Hop

  1. Wow. Some fantastic layouts using the challenges – and lots of memories scrapped. I love the idea of using one sketch at a time to create multiple layouts – must try that!


  2. Super cute layouts and a fun goal that you made for yourself 🙂 I too like to do challenges but never thought to flip them afterwards and do another 🙂 that is a super fun idea 🙂 Will have to give that try real soon


  3. You have an eye for color! This rich red for the first layout really enhances your photo, and I am in love with the color palette of the second layout (the other ones are very beautiful too!)


  4. I like the way you flipped that sketch around to get two very different layouts. I need to remember to do that – I usually just use a sketch and move on to the next layout.


  5. great idea to just use that sketch more than once – might have to try that this month as the whole kit is based on sketches. great set of friends layouts!


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