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Sunday, 9 June 2013

June CKC Kits, Country Cousins

June Counterfeit Kit Challenge has all of four kits to choose from. But why choose, if you can have it all? The inspiration kits are from Scraptastic Kit Club

The Kits are named "After the Storm" "After the Storm Add-on" "Destination Unknown" and "Destination Unknown Add-On"
Clockwise from top left: After the Storm; ATS add-on; Destination Unknown add-on; Destination Unknown

The first attempt at shopping my stash to assemble these kits was not a success. Turns out that in my mega stash of paper, the patterns were not well represented. And since a trip to Scrapbook Outlet (6914 76 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta)  was on the calendar, I took printouts of the kits and their contents and had a sweet little spree. Picked up more embellies than paper, I think, but it's all good. The rock bottom clearance prices at this outlet store are unbelievable. If you can, go!

In an effort to provide honest disclosure; this is the new stash that I put into these kits:

 These are the papers that made the cut:
Or should I say, that will be cut?

 The new stash and the paper grid photos are in the same order as the kit grid photo, above.

Comparing the inspiration kits to my CKC kits looks like this:
After the Storm, (above); Country Cousins, Sam  (below)

After the Storm add-on, (above); Country Cousins, Mel, (below)

Destination Unknown, (above); Country Cousins, Heather, (below)
Destination Unknown add-on (above), Country Cousins, Gwen, (below)
And now the details. Feel free to scroll quickly, past the fine print.

Country Cousins, Sam

Bazzill, Dino-mite, Swamp Scales
My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary, jack & Jill, Favorite Thing, Bright Argyle
Harmonie, Jardin Angelique
Bo Bunny, C'est La vie, Art Nouveau 
My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist, Out of the Blue, Family, Chevron
     -for this one I cut out the red strip of the chevron as there was no red in the inspiration kit.
Counterfeit Bokeh
    -using white 12x12 paper I dropped and drizzled Sunflower Glimmer Mist, Denim Blue Glimmer Mist, Green Bottle green Adirondack alcohol ink, Aqua Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Gray Whale ColorBox Chalk Ink.
Counterfeit Bokeh

Taupe from K&Co mega pack bought at Costco. It is actually an extra heavy patterned paper with rows of turquoise dots down the middle
Light yellow, light blue and lime green all manufacture unknown (muk)
Basic Grey, Chip Stickers, Wander
October Afternoon, Hometown Shapes
Theresa Collins, Every Day Moments, Chipboard Elements
Little Yellow Bicycle, Layered Flower Button Dots 
Studio Calico, Badges, Take Note
Studio /calico, Rub-ons, Clouds
sei, Grandpa's Attic, die cut tags, (3)
Studio Calico, die cut tags, "fresh"
Making Memories, Vintage Findings, 2 stick pins, blue ribbon
K&Co, tiny word tags
Little Yellow Bicycle, flower button dots (2), canvas border, green corrugated shapes
Large green tag, muk
Green mesh ribbon, muk
Gramma's button box, assortment of buttons

Country Cousins, Mel 

Cactus Pink, Decades Art Deco, Jeepers
My Mind's Eye, Follow Your Heart, Be Amazing, Blue Doily 
Multi-Stipe muk
Bo Bunny, Mama-razzi2, Focus
Little Yellow Bicycle, Diamond Dust
Green and Yellow by Bazzill, colour names not known.
Basic Grey, Origins, Micro Mono Stickers, yellow
Basic Grey, Chipboard Stickers, Kioshi
Simple Stories, 24/Seven, Vertical Journaling Card Elements
Glitz, Cardstock Stickers, Scarlett Journaling
Creative Memories, Enchanted, Epoxy Stickers, Glitter Accents
Washi, Green Chevron, muk
Library cards, yellow and grey, muk

Country Cousins, Heather

Simple Stories, Sn@p Red Dot/Stripe
Crate Paper, Randon Collection, Vintage
Bo Bunny, Country Garden, Dot
Packaging from Prima Marketing 12x12 Mask
October Afternoon, Sidewalks, Red Light Green Light
Red with blue strips, from Ebay overbuy, muk
Moxxie, Make the Grade, School Dot, will use to counterfeit one of the journal cards in kit.
Yellow, Mustang Sally
Butter Cream, actually a pp, muk
Red, muk
Basic Grey, Chipboard Stickers, Wisteria
October Afternoon, Detours Shapes
Simple Stories, Vintage Bliss, Bingo Cards
Little Yellow Bicycle, Delightful Collection, Fabric Tabs and Labels, Playful 
My Mind's Eye, Follow Your Heart, Decorative Buttons
Studio calico, Die Cuts, Grid tags (2)
American Crafts, Flair, Adhesive Badges, Botanique Flair Beauty
Harmonie, Amour, Ruler Borders
Making Memories, Vintage Findings, gold sequins
Flag Pins, muk, (seem to remember these being American Crafts)
Pink and blue flower sequins, muk

Country Cousins, Gwen

Bo Bunny, Serenity Lanterns, B-side
Subtle blue pattern, muk
sei, Holiday Hoopla, Snazzy Santa
orange floral on turquoise, muk
Autumn Leaves, Foliage Oak Leaf Words
Simple Stories, I {Heart} summer, Title Strip Elements
Vellum, Magenta, Memor, Green Berry Branch
Bright/light blue, muk
Taupe, heavyweight patterned paper by K&Co 
American Crafts, Thickers, Patchwork, Ladybug
Theresa Collins, Chipboard Elements, Spring Fling
Cosmo Cricket, Stacked Stickers, Tea for Two
Yellow tag, muk
Above Average, die cut, muk
Definition Stickers, muk
Scenic Route, Round Chipboard Die Cuts, Sonoma, Happy Together

 I also plan to use some of my counterfeit project life journal cards
If you are thinking I am a little crazy to build four kits at once, I am inclined to agree with you. Have never tired having multiple kits going at the same time. Albeit, Mel and Sam will play well together, as will Heather and Gwen. Also, between the lot of them, I don't think there will be much need to ransack the back stash, to maintain design sensibility. When I get them about half completed, I will try putting them all together. Worst case scenario, kits get dismantled and put back in the drawers. Meanwhile, I can't wait to get to get into all these new goodies. We have a rainy forecast ahead. If the weather service is correct, there will be some serious productivity from these kits.

Thanks for dropping round. Double thanks for comments.


  1. you made my heart smile. Thank you

  2. So glad you tried the bokeh with inks - I was curious to see how it would do. Looks great! Love the names, haha. You've got a smashing slew of scrappy goodness there - so fun to get new things. You did a terrific job with capturing the essence of these kits :~)

  3. Sassy Breeze, your enthusiasm for CKC is to be applauded! :) x

  4. Very brave, look forward to seeing your creations :)

  5. Loved meeting your family of cousins! Such a clever title and individual sub-titles for the different kits. Wish I could run up to Alberta and check out that clearance store! Sometimes you just have to supplement your stash to keep things fresh. Have fun creating this month.

  6. nothing wrong with muliti kits. enjoy

  7. Have fun with your four kits! I like the colours together so I am sure that they will mix and blend nicely.

  8. you did great and really captured each of the inspiration kits with your country cousins (cute name BTW). I love having several kits at once - gives you more variety. can't wait to see what you come up with in between the good weather!