Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Counterfeit Kit Challenges May Reveal and Blog Hop

Hello, hello! Happy May 1st to you! Can you believe it is May?! That means that my favorite time of year -summer - is almost here! 

The first of May means we have a new inspiration kit for you at Counterfeit Kit Challenges today! Leslie is our host this month and she has chosen the March 2019 kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This kit is full of Pebbles/Jen Hadfield - "Chasing Adventures" collection that colorfully celebrates being active, adventurous, and exploring. My Creative Scrapbook also offers three other kits that you may choose from and you can find them all by going here. You can also see an unboxing video here.

Here is my kit - All Ready For Summer...

I had actually picked up a few pieces of paper, and the Thickers and puffy stickers, from this collection when it came out. That pretty floral piece is what I based my kit off of. We don't get the chance to take many vacations with having a now-adult son with severe autism, so I concentrated more on the colors and the florals to make my kit ready for lots of summertime pictures! 

Here is a look at my papers - and I actually kept them to a manageable amount this time!

The front row is all of the papers from the Jen Hadfield collection that I had picked up earlier this year and the back row is all of the papers from my stash that I added to make my collection complete. 

I pulled a couple of different shades of blue, one pink paper, a couple of greens, a golden yellow, and a couple of reds.

I also went through my scraps and pulled a few that would work with my kit for layering and matting.

Now, the tricky part for me making my kit was the embellishments. The inspiration kit's die cuts are full of travel-themed images - which was not going to work for me, so I did my own thing and pulled items I thought I would be able to use with my papers.

I have a little box by my desk that I put die cuts and punched pieces into that didn't make it onto a layout. I decided to go through it first to see what I could use in my kit. I have several circles/doily type pieces that I die cut or used a punch, some random die cuts, wood veneer, washi tape...just an assortment of goodies to embellish my layouts.

I also have a couple of stamp sets for my kit that I forgot to photograph (and I might have misplaced one of the stamp sets I want to use this month!) so I will add those as soon as I can gather them up and add them here.

I am so excited to get to using my kit this month!

Now, here is the list for the blog hop. Be sure to hop along to see the fabulous kits from the rest of the design team.

Counterfeit Kit Challenges -
Guest Designer Leanne Wagner -

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I will be back a little later with my first layout using this months kit!


  1. Super cute kit Lori, have fun with lots of challenges to play with it this month

  2. Lovely kit Lori, can't wait to see what you create with it.

  3. Gorgeous kit Lori! The colours in your kit really appeal to me.

  4. I really like the boldness of your kit. Enjoy!

  5. Beautiful kit, love the embellishments you did choose. I also keep my pieces that didn't make it onto a layout close by. Have lots of great scrapping this month.
    Cindy F

  6. Lori: what a great way to combine old with new that reflects the inspiration kit so closely! Terrific! Can't wait to see more creative possibilities from your new May CKC kit!