Friday, March 12, 2021

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Challenge #1 - Paper Addict

Hello, everyone, and Happy Friday!  We have made it to the weekend - do you have any plans? It's supposed to be super rainy all weekend and I'm hoping to get some scrapping and some stitching done!

It's time for the first challenge of the month at Counterfeit Kit Challenge. Our inspiration kit - The Paper Addict Kit from Mommyish - is all about our passion for paper, so our first challenge is to create a layout (or other memory-keeping project)  about a favorite hobby. Scrapbooking about scrapbooking is not compulsory, but it is fun!

I created a layout about one of my favorite hobbies - shopping for scrappy/crafty supplies!

My sister called me up and asked if I wanted to go to Springfield for a little crafty retail therapy - how could I say no to that?! We stopped by Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Tuesday Morning, and an antique mall to check out the "garage sale" that they were having that day - we both ended up with an armload of Disney VHS tapes for Shane! - and we finished off the day with a burger from Steak and Shake. I love that she shares my love of cross stitch and that we have such a good time when we are together. Retail therapy is great but spending time with my sister is priceless!

I included photos of our haul in her truck and most of the crafty goodies that I picked up that day. I think my favorite purchase of the day was the vintage-looking scale that I got for my kitchen. I am so glad that I finally broke down and got it!

I used four of the patterned papers that I had included in my kit and a variety of stickers and die-cuts, as well. It may look like I just used a hodge-podge of stickers on this layout, but I tried to use the crafty stickers that related to my hobbies - scrapbooking and cross-stitching. 

Here are a few close-ups:

For  my title, I used my favorite stamp and die set from The Stamp Market and a set of Thickers.

Here is a look at the journaling card. I love that it has little x's across the middle of it - perfect for a story about a couple of cross-stitchers!

Be sure to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see how the other Master Forgers took on this challenge. If you use your kit to create a project about one of your hobbies - be sure to share it with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day! 


  1. Great layout Lori. I love that your sister shares your hobbies with you. My sister is my best scrapping buddy!

  2. I love that scale!! Is it actually old or just new made to look old? I am so glad you had a fun day of retail therapy with your sister!! I love all the photos you got on your amazing layout too!