Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'll be teaching 4 nights in a row next week!

If I thought I was busy in January, Februray is looking MUCH worse! Next week I am teaching Monday thru Thursday and then take one night off, Friday, before gearing up for CHA! At least CHA is in my own backyard, so no hotel stays or anything. Oh, and no dragging around gridwall! LOL ... Anyway, on tap for classes this coming week:

"Clearly in Love" 6 x 6 acrylic album at Collective Journey in Redlands on Monday evening.
"Sweet Valentine" 8 x 8 acrylic album at Ever After in Carlsbad on Tuesday evening.
"Clearly in Love" at Scrapbook Boulevard in Victorville on Wednesday evening.
"Sweet Valentine" at Scrapbooking Heaven in Westminster on Thursday evening.

For more info, log on to the Kits2Remember web site calendar:

I've been tagged!

Oh, no, not again ... Not that I mind being tagged, it's finding people that I don't think will hate me for tagging THEM! And Donna Salazar was the instigator again! She didn't tag ME, but she tagged NAN who, in turn, tagged ME! I am supposed to post what I am doing right now ... I am doing my nightly ritual ... eating popcorn and drinking the 0 calorie carbonated water from Wal-mart, one of the few things I go there to buy! Black Cherry flavored, BTW. Oh, and I just finished packing up for Memory Trends in Vegas. Looking forward to it, although I am sad to see that it doesn't appear to be a popular event. But I will write up a full report later ... LOL! And as for who I am going to tag, I have no idea ...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

On tap for the week of Jan. 28 ...

Whew! Three weekends in a row of dragging gridwall around ... I am ready for a break! But the shows and crops have been a lot of fun! Rodney and I just got in from Ontario, CA, this evening, after vending for Scrapbook Alley, which was housed with the Home Improvement and Backyard Living Expo at the convention center. While the show was slow and scrappers weren't plentiful, the ones who stopped by were wonderful! We had a lot of chatty croppers and a big THANK YOU to friends, family and past class attendees who stopped by the K2R booth this weekend. I really appreciate your support!

As for upcoming events for the week, I will be teaching My "Clearly in Love" 6 x 6 acrylic album at Scrappin' in the Hills in Anaheim Hills from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Check out my calendar for details and be sure to call ahead to the store and reserve your seat! Hope to see you in class!

Then, I am off to Memory Trends in Las Vegas Thursday through Saturday! There has been a lot of discussion in the scrapbook industry as to which trade shows to support and why, and I want to make up my own mind. The big question: Should scrapbooking support the crafting side of the hobby, with the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA), or should the industry join forces with the photography industry and become more involved with PMA? The decision made by the scrapbooking industry as a whole could really affect the future success of scrapbooking as we know it. Sooo, I am spending a not-so-affordable weekend in Las Vegas at Memory Trends and the PMA trade show in the hopes of coming away with a lot of great info, contacts and more. I'll give a review once I return!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stop by Scrapbook Alley!

SoCal Croppers: Looking for something the whole family can enjoy this weekend? Why not try Scrapbook Alley this weekend in Ontario, CA? It is in conjunction with the Home Improvement and Backyard Living Expo at the Ontario Convention Center. So, drop the hubby off at the roofing and tile section and head on over to the Alley where you can browse a number of scrappy booths, including Kits2Remember! We will have a 4 x 4 acrylic mini book make and take for $5, plus show-only specials on different products. Have you seen our acrylic or our new BragTags and UNdrilled Clear Scraps? Stop by the booth and see them in person! We dare you to resist the temptation to take these fun and easy projects home!

Plus, Jessica will also be at the Heirloom Stamp Show in Riverside, in the Auntie Amy booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday! Come by, say hi and do the exclusive make and take. This show promises to be a lot of fun!

Scrapfest San Diego

Rodney and I had a great time at ScrapFest San Diego this past weekend! This was the first year of this annual event and organizer Tracy Johnson and her DH Brad, were really working hard to put on a great crop. While the event was sold out, attendance was a little low thanks to ... football! The Chargers had made it to the playoffs so a lot of the ladies planning to attend Sunday bailed out to watch the Chargers unfortunate loss. However, the K2R booth was often busy as we spread knowledge about working with acrylic, the Bind-it-All, Clear Scraps, the Crop-a-dile, Ranger acrylic paints and Stickles with anyone who happened to stop by! We passed out our *new* K2R buttons and had a great time meeting wonderful people. There was really a lot of friendly support from not only the croppers, but the other vendors, as well, encouraging me in my new business venture. The scrappy ladies were kind to Rodney (one even complimented him on his cute butt!) and gave him kudos for being such a great DH. I have to agree ... especially after he got me what every gal deserves - her own tiara from Diva Danielle! So now I have been crowned the K2R Kween! We really had a great time and I assured Tracy that we will be back for the 2009 event!

Monday, January 14, 2008

A spare moment to blog ...

At the Desert Scrappers retreat this weekend with the WhoGAS girls (Who Gives a Scrap!) I am on the top right.

WOW! Has it been that long since I blogged?! Jeez! Time is flying by in 2008 already for me! Kits2Remember has just taken off and I am busy with events, classes and, oh yeah, family life! Not to mention my DH and Director of Operations has been training in Mississippi, so I've been a "single Mom" up until this week, although I did have some help from my DPs (Dear Parents!). This past weekend K2R hot the road and headed to the scrub brush for the Desert Scrappers retreat in Palm Springs. I actually did get some cropping done in between the classes I taught and showing different techniques to croppers throughout the weekend. Acrylic, Stickles, Grungeboard and Ranger paint dabbers were some of the big hits with the croppers ...

Tuesday night I will be teaching my "Clearly in Love" 6 x 6 acrylic album class at the Red Bee from 6-8 p.m. You can find out more about it on my calendar: , as well as info about other classes I am teaching around SoCal. Your local store may be one of the ones kind enough to host me!

This weekend is the first-ever ScrapFest San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center. The event is SOLD OUT and I hear there are more than 200 croppers attending each day! K2R will be there, plus I am teaching a purse and album class on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. for those croppers who are interested. You can check out more about that on my calendar, too.

Plus, K2R has a TON of new product, so new, some of it isn't even on my web site yet, because I just haven't had the chance to photograph and import it all! K2R has new o-wire colors (for the Bind-it-All!) Grungeboard Basics, Brag Tag military-style photo necklace kits, and our new EXCLUSIVE line from Clear Scrap acrylic albums: Undrilled Clear Scraps - shaped albums without holes pre-drilled so you can punch and bind them any way you want, with the BiA, Crop-a-dile, Fiskars drill or any way else you can think of! I'll chat more about them later. Be sure to keep an eye open for samples of these to pop up on the K2R ideas page: .

Thursday, January 03, 2008

20 percent discount, new products and so much more in 2008 at K2R!

Happy New Year, fellow scrappers!

2008 promised to be BUSY year for Kits2Remember! Take a look at what we have in store so far:

New Products: We already have some brand new products for 2008, and added some scrappy necessities to our store. You can find direct links to and project ideas for most of these at Here are few of our new items:

1. Military-style, metal Brag Tags are a thoughtful gift for those service members overseas, or for their friends and family waiting for them at home.

2. K2R also has a new size of acrylic: 6 x 8, which makes a great album for 5 x 7 photos. Keep an eye out for more sizes to become available throughout the year!

3. Bind-it-All lovers may be thrilled to know we have new wire colors that can be purchased on a per-piece basis! Blue, Green and Bronze are just a few of the new colors we will be offering on a limited basis throughout the year!

4. Some of the K2R must-haves have been added to the store: Stickles glitter glue, Ranger acrylic paint dabbers, Tim Holtz’s Basics Grungeboard (sheets perfect for binding into minibooks!) and the black and brown ink pads we love to use.

Discount This Week Only: To bring in the new year right, we will be extending a 20.08% discount (which, rounded, equals 20%!) on everything in the store until midnight PST Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 to anyone reading this. This includes the savings on the kits that are already 50% off! Items will ship Monday, Jan. 7 by priority mail, so all orders will be received by Jan. 10! Just use discount code happy2008 when you check out!

Calendar: We will be at seven different California expos, a handful of weekend crops and a few other scrappy activities throughout the year. We are even considering shows in Texas and Tennessee, although final decisions and approvals have not been made yet. Be sure to check out our online calendar at to see if any of our shows or classes fit into your schedule for the year!

Ideas: K2R has new project ideas every month! Be sure to add our ideas page to your favorites so you can check back often!

I hope everyone had a fun and happy holiday season and we wish you a delightful and prosperous New Year!