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08 March 2011

It's Counterfeit Time!

Time for a new Counterfeit Kit Challenge, that is! I was so super-excited to see that this month's challenge is to counterfeit Studio Calico's latest release! I just love their stuff anyway, and I have purchased a couple kits in the past, so it was extra-fun to save some dough and counterfeit one instead!

Here's the actual main kit, Into the Woods (which sold out in, oh five hours or so...):


And here's my take:


I had plenty of papers to choose from for reasonable facsimilies, including some older Studio Calico stuff I already had. I also broke out an older Papertrey Ink stamp set to replace the cute bee stamp in the kit.

I could have stopped there, but I decided to replicate some add-on kits as well....Here's Babbling Brook


And here's my version:

Admittedly, I lucked out here: I actually won a Social Club crafting kit from Cosmo Cricket, so I have some of the actual papers from the add-on (haven't seen them in stores yet). They're the top-right and bottom-left choices.

There are three other add-ons available (or formerly available) from Studio Calico -- I won't show all three photos, but I took bits and pieces from each and came up with one more of my own:

Gives me a chance to use some of my new Stella & Rose goodies (the original kits use the 12x12, but I have the 6x6 instead), as well as a combo of newer and older goodies from the stash.

Will I use it all up? Probably not. But I gotta say, I'm really inspired to make stuff with these kits! In fact, I already made one project! Here:


Yes, those are photos of our cat with a Justin Bieber hairdo. No, we did not invest in a cat wig ;) It's part of Jimmy Fallon's iPhone app (LNJF) called "Bieber Yourself." How could we resist? Most of the goodies on this layout came from my main kit, with a few elements from the add-on. And yes, I used my bee stamps. Bieber=bee-ber. I crack myself up.

Anyway, happy counterfeiting to you all! I'll be back in the studio today...who knows what's next?

Oh, and be sure to stop by again tomorrow -- I'll be celebrating a blog birthday, and there just might be a little giveaway!

Have a delightful day!

22 comments:

Pam from Maine said...

Too funny, and I love your colors and layout!

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

Great counterfeit kits, it is crazy how soon Studio Calico sells out! Your Justin Bieber cat is too funny!

juliekintaiwan said...

Sooo funny! Love that pleated ribbon. Congrats on your blog birthday.

Tricia said...

Wow! Your kits are really close to the original. Nice job.

Margie said...

I love your kits, and awesome page! I love the pleated paper strip!

Liz Michaud said...

LOL... love the Bieber cat pics!!!! Great job on the kits too... better than the original in my opinion because its free!!! ya im not couing that you had to actually buy the suff in your stash ;)

ms.schwiet said...

great bees

Glinda said...

Wow bet you got excited when you realized you had those papers. Great kit.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great kit. I love the doily stamps (note to self buy some already!)

Mary B said...

I couldn't make that out at all so glad you gave an explanation Lovely bright LO and I love the pun.

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Love the pics of your cat! I need to do that with my pets! ROFL! Great page too!

Lindsey said...

I'm so glad you scrapped Dex-as-Bee-ber!!! Too funny. These counterfeit kits are such a great idea; can't wait to see what else you make!

~Mar said...

Great kits! Love your cat layout!!!

A Creative Operation said...

Beautiful kit and hilarious layout!

Emily Leiphart said...

Ang, it's hilarious that you scrapped Bieber Dex! Did you show it to her? LOL Yes, I think I'd like to raid your studio someday. You have SO MUCH awesome stuff!!!

Sian said...

You have pulled together such a beautiful collection of pieces there Angela - I'm not surprised you were inspired to start creating straight away:)

Tara O said...

Great job!

Poor kittyy...

Bethany said...

Awesome pics! And those paper are scrumptious!

Bethany
Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Kylie said...

Great pictures on that layout! Nice kit too!

Meg said...

Bee-ber? You're such a dork!!!!

We may have to buy an iphone just so I can "bee-berize" Addison!

And love all your luscious "new" goodies!

Clair said...

Gosh I love your main kit - delicious paper choices. Yum!

Jimjams said...

Fab takes on the two kits and I love the way you chose bits and pieces you liked from the remaining kits - exactly what I'd like to do with the REAL SC Add-on Kits :D