Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lucky number 17 ...

is the winner of the two new Kits2Remember project kits, as decided by

There were 33 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


Comment #17 is:

djamesequipment said...
Beautiful albums!!Thanks for giving everyone the chance to win them.

So, congratulations, Crystal! Email me at jessica and I will ship those right out to you!

If you didn't win, but would still like the kits, you can get them for $12 each, or $20 for them both. This one is the Blue Flourish 6 x 6 acrylic album kit:

The 8x8 Starry Black acrylic album kit is fun and universal, a great way to display school achievement, graduation or sports all-star photos:

Again, each kit is only $12 each, or you can order them both for $20. They, of course, come with a link to the online full-color instructions. More kits coming next month!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Two new project kits and a giveaway!

Ready for National Scrapbook Day on Saturday? As I am sure you would guess, it is one of my favorite "holidays." Any excuse to scrapbook all day works for me!

This week I have been working on some new project kits. These are the first two, affordable, fun and simple acrylic albums that can work fabulously as gifts this summer. The Blue Flourish 6x6 album kit is timeless, elegant and features family-inspired rub-ons. Perfect for Dads, weddings, prom and more!

The 8x8 Starry Black acrylic album kit is fun and universal, a great way to display school achievement, graduation or sports all-star photos.

Each kit is only $12 each, or you can order them both for $20. They, of course, come with a link to the online full-color instructions. Really want them badly? Post a comment here and you could win! I will choose a random comment-er Wednesday afternoon and ship her (or him!) both of these project kits...

Planning to attend the San Diego Scrapbook Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this weekend? Be sure to print out the K2R Expo coupon and take it with you. Stop by the booth and meet K2R Design Krew members Kathi and Jenn, plus see some of our new acrylic and metal project samples. Need some inspiration NOW? Check out what the Krew has been up to on their blog!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My attempt at a green thumb....

... the weather here in Pensacola has just been gorgeous and I have been spending as much time as I can outside, soaking up the sunshine and puttering around the yard. As some of you may have seen in my Facebook post, I have been doing a lot of work in my backyard garden, seeing if a "Recession Garden" really will save me some grocery money.

While some plants, like spearmint and this lily here came up voluntarily thanks to previous owners, my Mom was in town with my grandma, and helped me to pick out some plants for my backyard. Aside from some flowers, I will also attempt to grow cilantro, anaheim chile peppers,

three different types of tomatoes,

yellow squash, zucchini, watermelon, green beans and cantaloupe.

Hopefully all these little guys will grow and I will have some tasty produce this summer! And I'll be back working on projects in my scrap room soon, but until then, check out the K2R Krew blog... they have been busy ladies!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Project ideas, upcoming events and more!

Tonight I will be teaching my first acrylic album class here in Pensacola, at Scraphappy. I am looking forward to it. I know a lot fo scrapbookers here haven't worked with acrylic or the Bind-it-All, and it is always fun to inspire others in new ways.

Kits2Remember products will be featured in Arizona this weekend. I'm really excited about this because K2R hasn't been in Arizona since Creative Escape last year. The Red Bee will have K2R acrylic, metal and chipboard at the 7 p.m. crops at Creating Keepsakes Convention-Mesa Friday and Saturday. I have sent some samples with them, including this 6 x 6 album:

Plus, The Red Bee will have a 4 x 4 acrylic album make and take - but there is a limited supply, so be sure to stop by their crop table early! They'll also have adhesive, Stickles, stamps, buttons, clearance goodies and plenty more to help you make the most of your cropping time!

Kits2Remember will have a booth at the San Diego Scrapbook Expo May 1 and 2 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Go here for a coupon for our booth. We'll have a make and take, project kits, the new K2R rubber stamps and, of course, all of our products from "Klear" 2 "Raw."

If you hadn't yet noticed, the new K2R Design Krew is already hard at work. You can check them out on the K2R Krew blog and ask them questions on the K2R message board. This week is Rubber Stamp Week, so if you have any questions or need some ideas for stamps, that's what we will be featuring!

And I have been working quite a bit on some fresh new projects. I finally got around to creating with Krew Kit #8. I will post all of the project photos on the Krew blog, but here is a sampling. I decided to make it for Mother's Day.

I love butterflies and the colors of the kit are so different from the usual, that I had a lot of fun with this project.

Then I moved on to something for the boys in my life. I used the Rouge de Garance Urbaine collection and an 8-inch stadium album, plus some rub ons I had laying around, to create this:

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Walking (again) in Memphis ...

My sons, Will, (7 next Friday) Xan (just turned 3 Tuesday), Grandma Nancy, G.G. (87 in May) and I drove up to Memphis from Pensacola to meet Uncle Joe (my brother), who was in town for his friends' wedding. Of course, we hit two of the city's main attractions: Graceland and Beale street.

Friday evening we got into town and checked into the hotel. We walked around the corner and down a few blocks to the famous Beale Street amd ate dinner at the Blues City Cafe.

Xan had seen the large decorative balls adorning the front walk of the FedEx sports center down the street and begged to be allowed to climb on them. Why this was such a draw, I have no idea, but we humored him. I think he liked the fishing lure float the best.

While the grandmas and kids settled down for the night, Joe and I headed back to Beale street for some music and drinks. We gave Coyote Ugly a try, since neither of us had been to one, and we played a game of pool in the practically dead bar. Well, at least we can say we've been to Coyote Ugly.

We moved up the street in search of some good live music and found it at BB Kings with the BB King Allstars.

Saturday morning we were off to Graceland. The boys and I were the only ones who had been there before and that was in Decemeber. Graceland wasn't all decked out for Christmas this time, so it was great to see it in it's usual state.

Here is Grandma Nancy and G.G. waiting patiently for our shuttle to take us across Elvis Presley Blvd. (Hwy 51) to Graceland. They are wearing their headphones for the guided tour. If you missed it and are interested, I detailed this all out when we visited in December, so you can check out the blog archives.

Will took his digital camera and photographed everything until his battery died. A future scrapbooker, perhaps? Now I just have to try and find the cable to download the photos!

I tried an artistic shot with the mirrored stairwell, but without a flash, it was a little shaky. Flash photography is not allowed inside Graceland.

Mom got to see Will's favorite Elvis jumpsuit up close and personal. She is currently working on creating a small replica for Will to wear for Halloween this year. Quite the project!

After touring Graceland, we came back to the guest center and toured the different exhibits. The newest was Elvis Lives and there was kareoke and a microphone. It just so happened that Will's favorite Elvis song, "Suspicious Minds" happened to be the song on, so he gave kareoke a whirl!

Tonight G.G., Grandma Nancy, the boys and I headed back out to Beale street and ate some tasty grub at BB Kings. Here is a shot of the family on Beale:

We drive home tomorrow so we can spend Easter with my husband... 8 hours in the car again... wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Easter eggs-amples ...

... with Easter coming up, I broke out one of the Pebbles Inc. Easter kits I've had for awhile and use the one page kit to create three albums:

I used a Kits2Remember 8-inch Stadium album for this one, along with white StazOn ink, K2R flourish stamp 1-01, Stickles and Petaloo paper flowers.

Here is a simple 8 x 8 acrylic album:

And a 6 x 6 acrylic album:

This "Joyful" album is also a fun spring project, featuring another stadium album, bound vertically, this time.

Also, the three new album kits featuring the Teresa Collins' new paper lines (these are the ones that sold out at the Bay Area Expo) are now in stock and ready to ship. I only have a handful of each of them left, so place your order soon! I will be working on some new kits in the coming weeks ... can't wait to post them!

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Beulah Sausage Festival ...

... is a fun event. Great people, great music, great ... sausage. Christy, the owner of Pensacola's Scraphappy scrapbook store, is seen spreading out the wood chips in the horse stall that is our booth.

And here is the booth all set up. The horse stall is actually not a bad idea. It's covered, lit, 12 x 24 feet and the doors lock at night!

But apparently sausage lovers and scrapbookers don't run in the same circles. If I added it up right, Kits2Remember made $4 today. Seriously. But, I am getting in some great scrapping time ... I made three new acrylic albums today! I can't remember the last time I created three new albums just 'cuz! So, while I hope tomorrow is a more lucrative day, I am looking forward to the scrapping time!

While I do have some scrapbooking supplies for sale, I also have some completed projects I have created this past week for sale in the booth. Here are some 11 x 14 framed magnetic message boards I created with K2R metal and flourish rubber stamps:

I also used some Pebbles Inc. Easter goodies and made some albums created with K2R acrylic. The largest album is actually an embellished 8-inch stadium album.