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08 February 2011

My Counterfeit Kit -- and a blast from the past!

Hi folks -
There's a pretty new challenge blog called Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and it is perfect for those of us with a love of pretty scrap kits but no real need for even MORE new product than what's already in our ever-growing stash.
See, every month, the folks at the blog will choose a current club kit, and then we can go our stash! The goal is to replicate the kit with what we already own! So smart. Then, all month long, there are little challenges to give that newly-counterfeited kit a purposeful existence. Last month, there were some awesome tutorials for making all kinds of embellishments. Anyway, go check it out!

This month's challenge kit is actually a true challenge for me: it's from Scraps of Darkness, and you can see a bunch of photos via the links in this post, but I'll just give you the main kit here:

 Lots of black and red and damask and florals and such. Definitely a love theme, but not a mushy one! If it's any help, the title of the kit is "The Telltale Heart." Of course, that Poe story is about a man who stalks and kills his neighbor and then goes (more) mad almost immediately, but I'll try not to scrap any of that! :)

Well, I shopped my stash and made my own version. Here you go:

My version of the main kit.

My version of the add-ons. I think I'll need to make a few embellishments to round things out, but I'm ready to try whatever challenges come along!

So, while I was going through some older supplies both for the kit and to purge/sell in the upcoming Scrapbook Yard Sale at Scrappy Chic (it's Sunday, 2/20 -- you should totally go!), I found one of my earliest stamping efforts. I believe I was testing out my new white inkpad (I bet it's the Memories white dye ink -- which I still have, thank you very much), and learning how to second-generation stamp. Wanna see it? Ok, for you, I'll embarrass myself a little:

This would be from late 2002 or early 2003 -- near the middle is the custom stamp I had made for our wedding invitations, and many of the other images are from my first couple of stamp purchases. It's a full 8.5x11" sheet of (very cheap) black cardstock. It makes me feel very sentimental, and very glad that I stuck with it! What's your earliest stamping project? I'd love to see it!


A Creative Operation said...

This is a great kit! Loving the color combination!!!

marianne said...

Great stuff in your kit. Love those mistables!

Lindsey said...

What a cool idea for a challenge! Looks like your stash did okay for the challenge. And look at the geed taste you had in stamps right from the start! :P

~Mar said...

I loving your embellishments - can't wait to see what you do!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, how cool is shopping your own stash! If I had scrappy kits, I would so play. Yours is definitely better than the original!

Liz Michaud said...

Great kit. Fawn and I were talking about the idea of counterfit kits and I just sent her that blog yesterday! I think its a great idea... and you did a great job too! Can't wait to see what you make.
Any idea when we are meeting up for the new DT meeting??

Mad for Paper said...

I love all the damask in your kit.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I really like your counterfeit kit!!! Next I can't wait to see what you make with it :)

Kim Strother said...

I don't stamp this good now! hehe! I guess I'm not much of a stamper. But I like your kit!

Margie said...

Great counterfeit kit!

Bethany said...

Really great kit! I am crushing on some of your paper choices!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Isn't the Counterfeit Challenge Kit such a great idea? I really don't have any stuff like this month's kit in my stash, but maybe next month I can play along. Love your kit and love the Poe reference!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Your kit is fantastic! I love seeing your earliest stamp effort, too. I think that would make a great sheet of handmade patterned paper!

Meg said...
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Meg said...

Sorry...typo in my previous comment:
Wow! That sounds like a cool challenge and looks like you are certainly up to it this month!

And look how much your stamping has improved! (see what I did there about always leaving positive comments!?)

Also I want to see some Dexter photo strips!

Sian said...

You have pulled together a really cool collection of items there :)

KateB said...

not a stamper but love yours! Your kit is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do! (I'm going in order looking at kits first, then creations) :):)