Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Finding Inspiration & the SCT Blog!

Hi, everyone!!   
I just wanted to share that I'm up on the SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY Blog today
I'm sharing a bit about using sketches to find inspiration (see the layout below!) and they also have a great giveaway attached to my post to celebrate their 8TH BIRTHDAY!!! Hop over there and check it out! :D

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

BasicGrey HIGHLINE + FREE Cut File

Hi, all!!

I'm here today to share my new layoutthat is up on the BasicGrey blog today! It features the gorgeous Highline collection and our fun new wooden shapes.  As an added bonus, we've included the fun cut file I created that I used as the background mat to this project. It's my first one so I'm pretty excited! Click HERE to download it.

Highline was one of my favorite collections we released this summer at CHA. I adore  how trendy it is with the brush script and bold colors but I also love how it's a throwback to vintage BasicGrey and one of our very first lines, Sublime. It just couldn't be better. My only dilemma was that it was so pink that I wasn't sure how I was going to use it for my boys. But trust me, friends, when it comes to something I love, I find a way!

The Highline collection was such a fun choice for this photo - the bright colors and whimsical feel of the papers  and unique embellishments like the wood chalkboard shapes just set off the Valentine's Day theme.  I don't get many Valentine's photos anymore, so when I do I cherish them! This year was most likely Carson's last year of school Valetine's parties and I was sad...and then even sadder when school was called off early because of the weather. So to cheer him up, we made these fun cupcakes for everyone.

Supply List: BasicGrey Highline PP, 6x6 pad, diecuts and overlays, wood chalkboard shapes; BasicGrey alpha stickers, enamel dots 
other: Cut file by Kelly Goree, Cardstock, Thread, pen, adhesive

I love how the reds and peaches in these papers made his skin glow.

Check out those fun wooden shapes. They have a chalkboard like finish and the alphabet stickers really POP when placed on them. I love how it adds a special element to the title.

And a bit more of the cut file details. Don't forget you can download one to use for yourself HERE. If you use it, I'd love it if you'd link me up and show me what you did with it!

And one more thing, BasicGrey is once again doing their retailer Page of the Month (and Card of the Month) kits! They are awesome classes (recognize one of the cuties in the below photos? ;)) and you don't want to miss them! Call your local LSS to see about getting the classes near you!


Monday, February 10, 2014

BASICS: BasicGrey Blog Layout featuring CAPTURE

Hi all!
I'm here today to share a layout I did for the BasicGrey blog that is really dear to my heart - it's about one of my son's very first milestones as a Boy Scout. And as this same kiddo is now embarking on his final Eagle project, I am realizing just now terrible I have been documenting his progress and amazing achievements. 
To be fair, there just haven't been a lot of product out there in the scrapbooking world that really worked well for scouting photos - that is until CAPTURE and even Hey Boy! by BasicGrey. I fell in love. And when BG released the cut files with Silhouette for the Canvas Patches I was over the moon! And so now I'm furiously working on getting his album finished to display when he has his Eagle Court of Honor.
BasicGrey | Capture | Kelly Goree

Seriously - these patches make me swoon. I definitely see them becoming the unifying theme for my album!! They made it so easy to layer different sheets of Capture patterned papers along with wood veneer shapes and Candy Buttons.

BasicGrey | Capture | Kelly Goree

BasicGrey | Capture | Kelly Goree

 BasicGrey | Capture | Kelly Goree

So if you'll excuse me - I'm going to go rock in the corner for just how big my boy is getting already. I'll be back soon to share more, I promise.


Friday, January 31, 2014

BG's Baker's Dozen


I know it's been a long time but I'm really, really excited to announce that I'll be continuing with BasicGrey for another year! I so glad to be working along side these talented women again and more than happy to welcome three new smiling faces to our group - Melissa, Becky and Kim.

Please keep coming back to the BasicGrey blog as well as the blogs of all  team members all year long as we work hard to bring you some BG inspiration!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Urban Autumn Blog Hop


Welcome to the Urban Autumn by Amy Heller for Lily Bee Design blog hop!! I was thrilled when Amy asked me to work with her very first product line as I've admired her style for quite a while. I was so excited to see what she had come up with and she totally didn't disappoint! Her papers/products are a lot like her scrapbook pages - fresh, fun and with a funky twist! 

I found these old photos of Ethan and they coordinated so perfectly with this line and all the papers go together so beautifully. My only regret is that I wanted to put them all front and center (note: that beautiful brown sunburst background paper) because I loved each one so much!

Check out that gorgeous pop of fuchsia that Amy used throughout this collection! It adds just the perfect pop and makes everything come alive! I just know you're going to want some of this for your very own!! 

To help you with, I get to give away some Urban Autumn Washi tape!! Everyone along the hop is giving away something fun so i hope you check them all out - ESPECIALLY the Lily Bee blog wheren they are giving away her entire collection!

Simply leave me a comment here telling me what you love most about fall and/or Urban Autumn and you can be entered to win the above washi!

For the next stop on the hop, I hope you'll check out the talented Christine Middlecamp and see what gorgeousness she has in store for you!

Happy Hopping!


Saturday, October 05, 2013


Hello there!!!

Happy OCTOBER and Happy World Card Making Day, too, to all my crafty friends!!! If there's anything the craft world knows how to do, it's do a celebration up right! And today, my friends, is going to be one heck of a party!!

Both magazines and manufacturers alike will be hosting giveaways and challenges all day long so you definitely don't want to miss it! And because I can't stand not being in on all the fun, I just might be hosting a little giveaway of my own right here on my blog! (Stay tuned! ;))

As I mentioned there will be oodles of blog parties today that you can participate in. I made a few cards and got to be a part of a couple of those so I wanted to give them special shout out here.

First up is the fantastic celebration over at the SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY blog! Be sure to join them each hour until 9:00 p.m. tonight. (My hour is at 10:00 am!) It starts bright and early at 9 am and then they have 13 more posts to inspire you and 22 fabulous sponsors sharing in this great day (and by sharing you know they mean a lot of prizes!) They also have sketches, tips, tricks and techniques you won't want to miss from their team with a special surprise announcement, too!

And truly...what's a better card for a celebration than a BIRTHDAY CARD?!!

Supplies: BasicGrey RSVP PP, candy dots, diecuts, chipboard; Doodlebug button; American Crafts twine and adhesive; Xyron adhesive; Ranger sticklers; Sizzix dies; Colorbox inks; Montana Misfits seam binding; thin chipboard.

I created this fun card off of a sketch from PageMaps 3 - one of the sketches I originally worked with for that issue - because I just love it so. It's SO versatile and the cards never turn out looking the same. I also wanted to share one of my favorite trickes for making cards that are layered without being TOO thick - I used thin chipboard rather than foam adhesive. It gives the same look with much less bulk! Here I simply cut the large scalloped square in my diecut machine using both materials at the same time! It works like magic!

Up a bit later today (I close out their celebration at 4:00 pm) is the party over at the BASICGREY blog. They too are going to be posting challenges, offering prizes and sharing some AMAZING cards by our talented team. This is the one that I created - a little Halloween fun just in time for the season!! It using the gorgeous new Persimmon line that I am over the moon crazy for!
Supplies: BasicGrey PP, element stickers, alphastickers, diecuts, chipboard; Fiskars punches; Xyron adhesive; DMC floss.

And finally one more for the heck of it - a fun card using American Craft's Cut and Paste line by Amy Tangerine! Seriously I adore those colors!!

Okay, so as promised if you stuck with me this long, I TOO am going to have a little giveaway. I have a 6x6 pad of American Craft's exclusive Halloween paper as well as a few coordinating embellishments to go along with it if you like me to one of the cards YOU made for today! Just leave the link in my comments section! I can't wait to see what you create!!

Have a wonderfully crafty and card-making day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

PageMaps University FREE Trial CLASS

Good morning, everyone!

I'm not sure if you've heard yet, but my awesome friend Becky Fleck, owner of the incredible sketch site PageMaps, has decided to do some online classes! Now trust me when I say, if you know anything about Becky at all, you know she doesn't do ANYTHING half-way! These classes are going to be AMAZING with step by step .pdfs, fully-detailed slide show and MORE!

And just so you KNOW what you're really getting, Becky has decided to launch a FREE (yep, totally FREE) mini class just for YOU!!!
And here is where you can get it:

For this class PageMaps U will provide EVERYTHING that will be provided in a full-sized regular class, the only thing different will be the number of projects provided. The quality is 100% the same!

The projects being taught are below! 

"This is How I Roll" by Kelly Goree

And "Hey, Friend" by Becky Fleck

I promise you are going to love this amazing new format and keep coming back for more! If you love Becky, love her sketches, and love the work of many of the industry's talented designers,  this is totally a no-brainer!!

I hope to see you in the self-paced classroom soon!! And remember the first FULL class registration starts OCTOBER 1st!!

Have a wonderful Monday and please come back and share your reviews!