Thursday, April 10, 2008

New products and a RAK giveaway!

The K2R Design Krew and I have been slaving away, getting some new project ideas ready for you! We have a few new project kits you might want to take a look at:

"MOM" Mother's Day 8 x 8 acrylic album: We have had a lot of inquiries about this project and it is now available for purchase! Click here for more details!

Krew Kits are here! I don't know about you, but I LOVE the challenge of working with pre-selected products! The kit club industry is going strong, so I think there are a lot of us out there! But I don't like the restrictions and policies of monthly clubs. So, I have come up with limited quantities of Krew Kits. These are designer product kits that have papers, embellishments, acrylic, chipboard, etc., in them to create a projects (or projects, depending on your preference!). What will happen is this: Each month (or so) the Design Krew and I will come out with a new Krew Kit, and then post the projects we made with each on our blogs, along with helpful hints as to how to make the project.

This month, Krew Kit #1 features double-sided printed paper from new company Paper Trunk, as well as their very cool and creative chipboard spinning wheel. There is also an 8 x 8 acrylic album from Clear Scraps, five yards of decorative ribbon and a handful of flowers and embellishments.

The photos above (aside from the MOM kit) are photos of the home decor calendar I made with the kit. Acrylic isn't just for albums, of course! I made this because my kindergartner, Will has been studying days of the week, months of the year, season, etc. I figured this would be a fun way for him to change the date each day. He will spin the wheel for the day of the week, change the month (which also denotes the season) by sliding in the correct cardstock piece and move the circle to the right date (it's attached with thin elastic). The bottom panel is for notes, such as important dates, field trip info, grocery lists, etc. I also wanted to make sure that none of the monthly slides would get lost, so on the back side of the month panel, I made a slide pocket to store them, lining the stored slides up with the one showing in the front, so there wasn't anything hanging out from the back.

I did add a few items to the kit from my stash - I was happy to use some things up! I used some scrap cardstock for the monthly slides, the thin elastic, which I inked, an office binder clip for the notes panel, Scenic Route alpha stickers, Creative Imaginations foam stamp alphas (numbers and months) and chipboard letters (the "today" part), brown distressing ink, Espresso and Willow acrylic paint dabbers from Ranger and Diamond Stickles (I blinged up the numbers). I also made a template grid to place under my 8 x 8 acrylic to make sure my calendar numbers lined up OK. If you purchase the Krew Kit, email me at and I will email you a copy of the grid if you want it. The rest of the supplies are all in the kit.

Wanna see what else you can create? The K2R Design Krew will be blogging about their project for the next week, but you can get a sneak peek on the Kits2Remember idea page. The Krew Kits come in very limited quantities, so be sure to order today!

The Krew's "Blog and Win" RAK: The Design Krew is giving away an 8 x 8 acrylic album this week! For details, check out their blog:


Lisa Spiegel said...

OMG Jessica...I LOVE your calendar...WOwsers!!

Trace Geworsky said...

Im soooo jealous of that calendar...I love that idea, but wouldnt know how to start.

cinnamonspice said...

This calendar is absolutely gorgeous...enjoyed your blog...