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01 May 2016

May 2016 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge reveal blog hop.  If you are popping in from Susan's blog, you already know we are creating brand new kits based on not-so-new inspiration kits by Quirky Kits.

Start: Blog Stuff5 
Style: I had various pieces of several of the collections included there.  I even have that distinctive blue bokeh sheet – but I could not find it.  Of course, I found it shortly after completing my picture taking and blog post drafting.  So you will see it in my other post today.

But my search meant that I looked at lots and lots of product – so today you get the benefit of that extra time spent searching.  Today I will tell you the tale of of Kit One and Kit Two.  How very Cat in the Hat of me, eh?

I really, really enjoy putting counterfeit kits together, so it is not surprising that at first I found JOY.  Based on the first set of papers in the Quirky kit, I kept to the teal, and added in lots of round items to reflect the bokeh shape plus black and white accents.

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But my jolly quest for other product that might work wasn’t appeased. My hunting appetite for fabulous product wasn’t quite satiated. I took it in another direction based on the second kit by Quirky kits. And it was then that I found BLISS.

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This time I trended more floral, played up the bright spring green and added in lots of gold and glittery bits plus a bit of orange too like the Quirky Kit’s embellishment add-on.

At some point I will combine the kits all into one large box – one very large box. Oh look, I did. Winking smile



  • Kit 1 – JOY

    Papers – Fabric dots by Dear Lizzy, Bokeh hexagons by Heidi Swapp, triangles and wood grain by Teresa Collins, black/white stripe by Heidi Swapp
    Journal Cards – Echo Park
    Silicon Molds – Martha Stewart
    Chipboard – My Mind’s Eye (chalkboard) & Dear Lizzy & Basic Grey
    Stickers – Heidi Swapp & Life Love Paper
    Canvas die-cuts – Simple Stories
    Alphabets – Studio Calico, Prima, American Crafts, Basic Grey
    Flair – Two Peas
    Mini tie tags – Ubrands
    Epoxy – Basic Grey
    Washi tape – Studio Calico
    Ribbon – Felicity Jane
    Buttons – aunt’s button box

  • Kit 2 – BLISS

    Papers – solid blue by Echo Park, bokeh hearts in sky by Webster’s Pages, journal card sheet and text circles by Teresa Collins, floral by Heidi Swapp, ombre print by Webster’s Pages, Triangles by Heidi Swapp, ombre dots by Studio Calico and bold gold dots by Teresa Collins
    Bliss die – Heidi Swapp
    Alphabets – Jillibean Soup and Pretty Little Studio
    Stickers – Bazzill Basics
    Tags – American Crafts
    Mini flash cards – Pretty Little Studio
    Chipboard – Leeza Gibbons
    Die-cuts and matching buttons – Recollections
    Enamel dots – Basic Grey
    Washi tape,  set of 3 - CTMH
    Cork shapes – Fancy Pants
    Ribbon - CTMH
    Stamp – Technique Tuesday
    Gold sequins – Stampin Up
    Epoxy leaves – Studio Calico
    Gems – Prima
    Gold floss – DMC
    Glitter frames – Heidi Swapp
Stops on the Hop: Guest Designer: Jane at a little scrap...

Enjoy the rest of the hop – Clair is the next stop. See you back here soon with joy and bliss filled layouts.


  1. WOW your searching certainly produced a wonderful couple of kits. I'm in love with the bokeh hearts paper - so pretty!

  2. That lot will keep you very busy this month.Both kits are adorable.Love those tiny green fern fronds.

  3. Oh wow! I am loving each of these kits (and would snap them up in a heartbeat if they were on sale!) They are so bright and cheerful!

  4. Love, love, love these kits! I could have some fun creating with them!

  5. Absolutely love the kit. So pretty! Love the florals

  6. Loveeeeeeee what you chose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Beautiful and sweet kit :) Oh my a large one that just captured my taste-buds for large kits :) fantastic have fun with that kit :)

  8. Looks like lots of fun product to play with over the month of May. Look forward to seeing what you create with it all!

  9. SOOOOO much prettiness in this kit!

  10. Suessanne (hehe) you've outdone yourself! I love that Joy is really up to date & edgy yet Bliss somehow captures the essence of the inspiration kit. You've definitely got the scrappy equivalent of the big box of crayons to play with this month!

  11. Fabulous! Love both kits

  12. Love both of these--especially the spring green!

  13. The pop of the lime green with your letters the ferns is gorgeous. Hope this kit served you well this past month.