Friday, January 13, 2012
January Counterfeit Kit – Coffee and Cream
As reported on my friend Nancy’s blog, we have decided to play along with the Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge each month this year. The innovational idea behind this challenge is to create a “Counterfeit Kit” from your own stash thereby using the supplies you already own rather than buying new stuff for your ever-growing, never-dwindling stash. They choose a kit from a popular kit club (such as our beloved Club Scrap) and challenge you to create a "counterfeit kit", using just the supplies you already own.
Nancy and I chose to put own spin on it by preparing a kit for each other and challenging the other to create layouts and cards with that kit. I received my great kit Coffee and Cream in the mail yesterday and photographed it today. It is a box of delicious textures and goodies, including solid color cardstock, patterned papers from Bella Blvd, NRN Designs, K&Co. cardstock stickers, chipboard letters, some die cut bracket shapes and stamped images, along with a Cocoa Daisy cupcake stamp and a chock full baggie of fibers, buttons and flowers, etc. She also included some rubber stamps from Operation Write Home which finally leaves me with no excuse to not get busy on making cards for our heroes away from home.
Our kits were based upon an “inspiration kit” from Cocoa Daisy called Sunshine and Snowflakes. We agreed to focus on the color scheme in preparing our kits. In addition to the kits, CKC also provides other inspiration to encourage using our stash, including a sketch suggestion. I hope to try to utilize that sketch, as well as the ones I am still working on from the Big Picture class called Double Take with Nic Howard and May Flaum.
What a great way to encourage one another to Use Your Stash and help a friend create something that might be a little out of her comfort zone. As Nancy’s DH says, we are Cutting Edge.