Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April kit - a must have!!!

The April kit is so springy!!! As always, it's chock full of beautiful papers and embellishments!! Wait until you see the exclusive flowers in this month's kit!!

Here is one of my creations using the kit. It's a fast, fun project for your desk or as a gift!!

Be sure to check the April gallery for other creations using this month's kit!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Some MORE April Peeks!!

I am absolutely in LOVE with the colors of the April Kit! It has been a long dreary Winter for most everyone I have heard. The life that Springs (hehe, pun intended) from this monthly kit are fab!

Take a peek...

or two!
Can't wait to show you everything in my creations!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Peek into April's FAB Kit!!

Just thought I would tease you all with a couple more peeks at what has been created with the April kit!

Can't wait for the full reveal of this kit! It is one of my favorites!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a peek at April....

here is a little peek of the goodness you will find in the april kit.....

it is bright and fun and springy and just beautiful!

check back for design team reveals soon~!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just Add Water....

Well....not REALLY...but you don't need to add much! For those of you that have never seen the Basic Grey Card kits, they are AMAZING! Especially for people like me, who are a little creatively challenged when it comes time to make a card. I have no clue why I can easily work with a 12x12 layout and come up with a beautiful scrapbook page, but when forced to make a card I have no clue where to start. 

I came across these kits at the Its Scraptacular store, and I decided to invest in a kit (only about $15.00). These kits are WONDERFUL! I actually busted it open when I had lost my scrapping mojo and it worked wonders on my "dry spell". The directions are very straight forward, all the pieces are pre-cut, and all you need to do is adhere diecuts and chipboard, add a few rub-ons and some doodling, and they look like you've slaved away on them all day. PLUS...it gets you back into a creative mode!

I tried my hand with the Marrakech kit and LOVE all the beautiful cards that I now have to give on special occasions.

Above are all the materials that were in the kit: envelopes, diecuts, 8 pre-scored cards, chipboard, rub-ons, and very clear and easy-to-follow directions. Below are some of the 8 cards that I was able to complete in about an hour. There are TONS of kits for many of their paper lines and this is actually the second kit that I've used!  LOVE THEM!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Taste of spring!!

Those of us here in PA are sure getting a great taste of spring this week!! We've been able to play outside, take walks, ride bikes, geocache and just soak in some sun!! I've seen many people wearing short sleeves and shorts too!! It's such a nice break from the horrible snow-filled February we've had!!

Since it's been so nice out, here are some great photo ops (many from a Creating Keepsake magazine from many, many years ago!)to capture while you're out enjoying the spring weather!

Photograph your children:
-taking a bath
-asleep in bed
-reading books
-playing with favorite toys or electronics
-wrestling with Dad
-tying their shoes
-riding their bicycles


-your morning routine (such as reading the paper)
-people wearing green (St. Patty's Day)
-your favorite outside activity

early morning dewdrops
children playing in the rain
first blossoms
easter bonnets on little girls
children carrying umbrellas
backlit raindrops on a twig
easter egg hunt
jumping in puddles
decorated easter eggs
new buds on trees
puddle reflections
new rain boots

Speaking of spring, the Scraptacular store is just busting at the seems with new papers and embellishments!! I stopped by today and made quite a dent!! I couldn't help but quickly whip up a layout using it!! Here's a beach layout using new papers and stickers from Pink Paislee, Bella Blvd, My Little Shoebox and Cosmo Cricket.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March Kit Inspiration

have you seen this very bold super fun March kit, yet???

i was a little scared of all of the bright colors at first, but the pages came together so easily and here is my favorite page this month....

you can see more about how it all came together on my blog.

and here are 2 more pages i found in the design team gallery. i am really liking the flaming butterfly and the pompom trim in the kit....

sneak on over to the store and buy your own kit today before they sell out :) i can't wait to see what you create with it!~~