Monday, February 7, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit

I have been following a new challenge blog that encourages you to make your own kit out of your stash. Very cool concept. I didn't play last month because I happen to subscribe to the kit they lifted. It seemed a little silly to go through my stash to make a copycat kit when I had the real deal right in front of me. This month, I waited patiently for the 5th of the month to see what kit they picked. I wasn't disappointed with the selection and got right to work!

This is the main kit from Scraps of Darkness

Although the original kit had pinks and purples amongst the red and blacks, I decided against those and just stuck with this palette instead.

Red, kraft,black, cream and white.

Not that I am not a pink and purple girl, because I am, but I was just feeling the black and red thing so I went with it.

I had the best time going through my stash to find papers that felt just right!

I chose 13 patterned papers......some are doubled sided which is a bonus! I also stuck a sheet of 12x12 printed transparency which is ancient. I can't wait to see how I will use it!

  • Teresa Collins/Tags and diamonds
  • 7 Gypsies/ red script
  • Jenni Bowlin/Uncle Jim
  • 7 Gypsies/Pisa
  • Daisy D's/Antique Lace
  • Pink Paislee/Love potion
  • Daisy D's/chocolat
  • Pink Paislee/flower garden
  • Basic Grey/Blush
  • Making Memories/Love story
  • Mambi/ red flowers
  • Collage press/postmark
  • Narratives/ transparency quote paper
Some of this pp I've had in my stash for, I'm gonna guess, 8 years or so! Daisy D's and the 7gypsies specifically. Feels good to get a chance to use it.
It was pretty hard to stop adding embellishments. I picked a bunch of stuff that coordinated with the Scraps Of Darkness kit and made myself call it a day!
I had 2 of the same embellishments as the main kit...the bingo card and the prima pebbles. Other embellies are:
  • LYB clear stamps
  • Prima newsprint flowers
  • Prima black, gray, ivory flowers
  • MME red bling
  • Queen and Co. black pearls
  • 1 small bunch flowers
  • 2 small white doillies
  • 2 cardstock scalloped edges diecuts
  • 2 Webster's Pages journaling cards
  • Fancy Pants scroll chipboard
  • 4 Daisy D's tags/1 frame
  • 2 Narratives tags
  • Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas
  • 4 stick pins
I also did the add on.
Scraps of Darkness version

My version.

I've got some red strip bling, BG bling it, Imaginesce red/black flowers, Jenni Bowlin vellum butterflies, Melissa Frances vintage embellishment pack, 7 Gypsies stickers, silver Glimmer Mist, black rosette trim, black satin ribbon, sheer black ribbon,black/beige twill.

For the color add on, I put in some sprays that I had never used.
  • TA chalkboard glimmer in charcoal and chalk
  • TA Glam in hayride
  • Heidi Swapp mask
  • Tim Holtz mask
  • SU diamond glitter
  • Art Institute black glitter
  • xmas red Stickles
  • Antique Linen Distress stickles
  • Stamp Rosa french script stamp
  • piece of red felt
  • 2 heart charms
  • 2 key charms
Thanks for checking things out. I am ready to go create something with my kit!


  1. GORGEOUS! I love the embellishments you choose!

  2. Wow...everything is beautiful! Have fun playing along.

  3. I love the softer colour palette you have gone with - so lovely :)

    It's just so hard to stop pulling out embellishments isn't it? I have a ton of stuff to put away now lol

  4. I love masks. I can't wait to see them on your projects.

  5. You have some awesome stuff! Great kit!

    Counterfeit Kit Challenge

  6. I think you're going to have a ball creating beautiful pages with all of those great embellishments!!! I really like everything you choose for your counterfeit kit. Thanks for playing!

  7. Beautiful kit! I love the masks you included!

  8. Love the black and red...nice job assembling the kit!

  9. Wow! Awesome job on your kit! You're gonna have fun with all those goodies!

  10. WOW-you have tons of great stuff! and I was a huge fan of Daisy D's when I first started scrapping; wish I had some of their fall stuff right about now :)