Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CKC Design Team Tryout ~~ YAY!!!

Hello there!!!
So happy you are here.

has a Master Forger Search
and I was SO excited to see this.
I was on the Design team for CKC last year
and loved it so much.
So when I saw this, 
I knew I wanted to try out for the team again.
These ladies are the real deal.
They are SO talented and SO much fun to work with.

So how does one apply for something like this.
Well, they have all the criteria right here
if you are interested in trying out too.

So you answer some multiple choice questions
and they send you your unique kit to 
And here is my criteria:
1.  Paper Choice **Please click the link to see your specific collections to copy.
2.  Tools
a. stamps
3.  Embellishments
b. washi tape
4.  Materials
a. metal
5.  Tiny bits
a. sequins
6.  More Embellishments
a. layered embellishments
7.  fun extras
c. sewing element

The papers were browns, yellows, pinks and greens.
Very pretty, and neutral.

Here are the papers I chose.
I mean seriously,
look at that Maggie Holmes cut apart.

A little closer look 
So pretty =)

I was to use stamps and metal.
Some of my favorite stamps are older,
and I love them SO much!!!
And can you go wrong with Tim Holtz metal?
I don't think so.

I mean check out this close up.

The stamps are an old Simon Says Stamp cloud stamp
and this older MME's stamp set + this alpha set.

Lots of ephemera, labels, stickers and that cute little marshmallow.
I mean have you ever?!! =)

Some pretty little alphas.....

My beautiful washi's.

And then we were to forge at least one item to add to our kit.
I LOVE this part!!!
I decided to forge some wood veneer.
I had this very thin wafer board I had picked up
from Michaels once upon a time,
and decided to get to work. 
I have this beautiful "Grateful Moment's" stamp,
so I stamped it on and cut it out and stamped it on
and cut it into a lovely square.
Then I punched a circle.
So cute!

I was also to add some sequins,
so here are my beautiful sequins and some 
forged cork embellies.
I have a roll of cork and decided to get to work.
So I pulled out a fav Heidi Swapp stamp set,
and went to town.
I mean seriously look at those stars,
and those cameras.

Then we were to issue a challenge and
make a page with our kit
using that challenge.

So what is my challenge?
I challenged myself to use fours on my page in some way.
I used a grid of 4.
4x4 picture 
built my grids on the center being 4x4.
And 4 areas of embellishments.

I am currently taken a class offered by Ashli Oliver
over on her blog, right here.
It opens to the public tonight.
Oh do please check this out.
It is called Softer Side and it is really fantastic.
And a great value for your $$$.  
This class, seriously,

I love you 4 forever
See what I did there? 

A little journaling.....and stiching.....and layering.....
and and and...

OOO How I love this kit and how this page turned out.

So I didn't want to stop there.
I decided to make a bonus card too.
Here is that cork in action.
I mean seriously...

and those sequins.....

And that mist....

So there you have it.
Thank you SO much for stopping by this little corner of the blog world.
And thank you for the chance to be on your amazing Design Team.
Really thank you so much!!
Y'all are simply AMAZING!!!

Blessings ~~ dawn


  1. Gorgeous kit you have assembled and fabulous forgeries.

  2. Beautiful kit! And I love your forgeries too!

  3. Super cute kit and just love the challenge :) Good luck to you :)

  4. Some great forgeries in your lovely kit. How easy was it to cut the wood veneer? It looks very effective.

  5. Great kit and the Maggie Holmes is really wonderful isnt it? You did a great job of interpreting it and some great forgeries too! i really like your 4x4 layout - I'm SO into grids these days!

  6. Awesome kit, project & forgeries (no surprise there :D)
    Love Ashli, too!

  7. Oh wow, isn't that October Afternoon collection super cute? I love the extras that you selected - the washi, wood veneer and cork and I love how they added detail to your final layout. Good luck! x

  8. Very nice kit, forgeries and projects! Good luck. :)

  9. Love, love, love this large beautiful kit!! Lovely forged embellishments!! Your layout is beautiful!!

  10. I love your challenge (have to try it for myself) and your forged veneer is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck.

  11. Such a pretty kit you put together! The forgeries are so cute and I really do love Maggie Holmes' designs! Loved your layout; the grid design is perfect! I need to try this grid design. Good luck!

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  13. Beautiful kit and layout! Good luck with the DT call.