Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo! (and FREE STUFF!)

***********CONTEST NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU!***********
She lives, she lives! I feel like I've been buried under so many things going on that I've hardly come up for air...or the Derby or National Scrapbooking Day (NSD)! What is wrong with me? Well I tell you, I was crazy busy teaching classes with my friend Becky Fleck at the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara! For all of you who came out to join us, thank you so much! We really enjoyed having you and hope you loved your projects!

But since I missed NSD and it's already Cinco de Mayo, I thought I'd do a little giveaway to celebrate BOTH in one crazy post! I am giving away all three sets of BasicGrey stamps from the Lime Rickey line (including those stinkin' cute birds!) to one lucky winner! All you have to do is leave me a little note telling me what you did for NSD or how you're planning on celebrating Cinco de Mayo and you'll be entered to win! I'll leave this up just until tomorrow, May 6th at 11:59 pm eastern so hurry, hurry!

And in celebration of a little scrapping (and trying to be AHEAD for Mother's Day!), our BasicGrey newsletter will hit your in box today and here are a couple of my pages featured within. The first is for the intro section on Mother's Day and features Wisteria. As crazy as my boys can make me, their hugs are by far some of the best parts of being the mama!

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Supplies: BasicGrey Wisteria Collection Pack, chip sticker shapes, element stickers, and Piper milk chocolate Micro Chip Sticker ABC's
Other: cardstock, chalk ink, brown journaling pen


And one more...this one is based on the monthly sketch by the incredible Becky Fleck and features Lime Rickey. Lime Rickey is the newest release for us at BasicGrey and is hitting your stores NOW! Be sure to get yourself some of it - it's so fun, bright and colorful - perfect for pages like this! (And I have to tell you, my son wasn't thrilled with me at this title! ha! But I tell him all about truth in scrapbooking ;)) This is my Ethan giving me a few jumping shots at our last photo shoot! Jumping ability set aside, he's a cutie anyway!

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Supplies: BasicGrey Lime Rickey Collection Pack, brads
Other: cardstock, chalk ink, black journaling pen, circle punch, anywhere punch

(The anywhere punch is what I used to do the jumping path. It was a lot of fun!)

I also wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to my friend Lisa Dickinson for contributing to the sketch portion of our newletter this month. She rocked her sketch and I loved having her be a part!

So that's it from me today! More to come soon (I think! :)) Have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo and don't forget to comment to win!

***********CONTEST NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU!***********

xoxo,
k.

190 comments:

HL0517 said...

Love your LOs and would love to win some stamps.

Mary Rogers said...

fablous layout kelly - and although I have mostly gone digital - I am still completely in love with anything Basic Grey...

I hope you are well

xoxo

Jingle said...

I actually had a relaxing nsd at home! I did make a page on Sunday and a couple of cards last night, though! I'm hoping to go out for Mexican tonight!

Shawnsgirl315 said...

I am doing the NSD crop over at YMBD. The crop started Friday and is running through tonight. So far I have managed to be pretty productive and have lots of fun. I have no big plans for Cinco de Mayo, but we will se how that goes.
Michelle

Denise B. said...

Spent part of NSD looking at the inspirational posts of the many bloggers I follow.

Would love to win those stamps. They are so darn cute.

Nicole said...

Great layouts as always. I LOVE your work and am so inspired by your layouts all the time. Have a great day.
Nicole M.

Jennifer said...

WOW! Time is sure flying by this year, hasn't it? Well, I didn't get to do much ON NSD, but I planned ahead the week before and got some pages done! WOO HOO! Cinco de Mayo though won't be celebrated till Saturday - when I plan on making Chicken Tortilla Soup - YUMMY! Then it's Mommy's Day on Sunday! What a week! Hope you have a great day!

Jenn in Vancouver

Melanie said...

Unfortunately, I didn't get as much scrapping done on NSD as I would've liked. I got one page done, while the baby was sleeping. I do plan on doing more this week, so I'll count that as part of my NSD scrapping. ;) I don't have any big plans for Cinco de Mayo, but my daughter is having a Fiesta at school, so that will be fun for them!
I'm always up for winning some stamps!

Shirley said...

I'm going to have a pretty uneventful Cinco de Mayo - I'm studying for a final exam! What I'd really like to do is work on a layout I've had in my head, but I had to prioritize. :)

Sara said...

For Cinco de Mayo I am...working! Fun! Would love to win some great stamps...thanks for the giveaway!

Brianna said...

On NSD I met a couple friends for lunch and then went to our LSS store to shop a little.

just me....lynn said...

For NSD i just scrapped a little and i dont have any plans for tomorrow. Love those stamps!!

marilyn said...

For NSD I went to a NSD retreat and actually took a class using the Lime Rickey paper! Love those bright colors!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

I had a blast with my first NSD!I joined the SK Ultimate Scrapper and won the 1st plaze!!!Cinco the Mayo I might continue stalk your blog and do some scrapping..lol!!Im drooling here!Crossing everything here,im starting to look like a pretzel!hahahhah!Thanks hun!

Brit Swiderski said...

This weekend, I scrapbooked a littler, but I also went to a Twins baseball game. It was fun to take a little time off from creating, since I was really stuck on a page I was working on. Tonight, I might go out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. We'll see. :) Thank you for the chance to win! Those stamps are so darn cute!

Cassi said...

i made 6 mother's day cards and one baby card. i'll probably have some salsa today in honor of mexico.

JPScraps said...

I blog surfed part of NSD. Since it was also my birthday hubby took the family out to dinner. You're right..the birds are too cute!

Robyn said...

Your LO's are always so inspiring!! Keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway!

Jocelyn said...

Oh My Goodness.....I am in LOVEEEE with your LO's!!! Can I ask you something..if I send you my pics will you scrap them!!!!! OK...NSD was a bust for me...I have been sooooo sick but I did surf the net and see what everyone else was creating!!!! Boring, but the asthma turned into a major infection so I am in the bed for several more days!!!! I LOVE THOSE STAMPS!!!!! Thank you for making my day and sharing your wonderful talent with all of us!!! Happy Tuesday!

Kimmie said...

love your layout. today is my dh's bday, hopefully its my lucky day too

ShellyJ said...

Lovely page! wow :)

Sanditerese said...

Love those layouts. I spent NSD organizing everything so I can keep scrapping without getting overwhelmed. Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurie said...

I did 2 NSD crops at my LSS stores. Had to support my local stores. Had a blast and got a lot done (which is unusual for me since I love to talk)

I love your layout today. I see some scraplifting in my future :)

Beth S said...

Your L.O.'s are just to cute. I love these 2 new lines. I didn't realize how much until I saw what you and others were doing with them. I'm a basic grey addict myself and would love to have these stamps. I seriously need to get these collections.

Lydia said...

Great pages Kelly, I love the wall behind your son in the jumping page. My N. Scrapping Day was awesome, I played baseball during the day, then joined in the scrapping celebration a 2 peas.

kristen said...

cute cute stuff as always...i'll have to celebrate a belated NSD because I was too crazy busy with my three little guys! :) kristen in nor cal

Paula said...

On NSD I actually bought the Lime Rickey papers at my LSS but they did not have these stamps - I would love to have these stamps to go with my papers!

Paula
pholub@unm.edu

Scrappycath said...

Cool stamps and great work that you've posted.

NSB Day I was busy with regular life stuff like my boys baseball games and such. But I did manage to squeeze in some scrapping with my one son as we worked on a school project. I also got to make some Mother's Day cards.

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo last night (we won't all be together tonight) by making Tomale Pie. One of our favs!

Thanks for the opportunity!
Cathy

TesaB said...

Awesome layouts as always! NSD was celebrated with a mother daughter mini crop and with scrapbook.com. More chatting than scrapping and it was such a nice day!

Sher said...

I had to work and didn't get to celebrate NSD. We are meeting up with friends tonight at our fav Mexican place for a little Cinco Celebration.
Smiles !

rmeyfe said...

Well since we are basically quarantined down here because of all the swine flu stuff the kids and I stayed home and for NSD we made Mother's Day cards for the grandmas. The boys were so happy to get to play with all my pretty papers and punches and stamps. They made some pretty interesting cards I will say so myself. :)

As for Cinco de Mayo, I would love to run out to a little Tex Mex resturant tonight and get a big old margarita but I am thinking we will probably stay home and make shaved ice!!

Jen M
jenmcwhirt@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great give away! For NSD I of course did a little scrappin'. I also worked out in the yard and walked the dogs :-)
For cinco de mayo I'm sneaking out of work a bit early and heading to the local mex restaurant to hang out on their patio with some friends and a margarita! - Thanks for the chance to win! - Lisa C

Becky said...

happy cinco de mayo!! love these stamps! thanks for sharing your awesome layouts too!

Susan Lepore said...

Those Lime Rickey bird stamps ARE so stinkin' cute, Kelly!

For NSD, I did a "shop hop" among my 3 local sb stores. It was great fun, plus it felt good to support them in this sour economy.

Looking forward to your class at SB Expo in Orlando in at the end of the month! :-)

Heidi Y said...

I did some online crops this weekend and went shopping! Thanks for the chance at those sooo-cute stamps! Great layouts. Thanks for the inspiration...

Batta Family said...

Hi Kelly. For NSD, I didn't do a whole lot scrapbooking wise (it was too beautiful out here to be inside). But I did manage to sneak a peak at a few websites that were celebrating the day and I posted a couple of layout to their challenges. I also watched an hour of scrapbooking stuff on HSN as well.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I am a sucker for stamps.

Linda said...

I made 2 Mother's Day card on NSD. Thanks for a chance to win some cool stamps!

Queen of Paper said...

lol I love your "My kid cant JUMP" lo! You are too funny and super cool idea to cut the journal tag.

I posted a pic of us on my blog so you could grab it ;)

I think you're adorable
~H

Jenn said...

I am having family over for some slow-cooker taco soup in celebration of cinco de mayo...

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Seeing how I've been living in a hotel for the past month waiting to find a house, I didn't get to scrap on NSD. I think we went car shopping though. I need a house and a car. Isn't moving grand?

Jennifer Moore said...

I love love LOVE that BG Lime Rickey collection!!!!! I played on scrapbook.com for NSD. Didn't win anything, but I got all the challenges done and had a blast! I kept up with some blogs and got a few pages done. :) Today for Cinco de Mayo, my son is having a little "fiesta" in his Kindergarten class for snack time....nachos, bean dip, salsa, etc. So cute!

Stacy said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too! I just love your little boy layouts! It's great inspiration for me since I have 2 boys as well. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon Hager said...

Those are the cutest stamps! For NSD, I participated in an online crop. I completed 5 pages!

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Such an awsome layout! LUV BG!!! These stamps are so stinkin' cute! I made some mother's day cards on NSD and worked on an altered book for my daughter. We are eating taqueria tonight in honor of 5/5! May also have a margarita! :) Many blessings ~Cheri

Tabitha K said...

Love both of your LOs! They are amazing as always! I spent NSD scrapping away at home while watching Grey's Anatomy DVDs. Pure Bliss!

I would love to win the stamps. I have been looking all over for the set with the little birds, they are SO cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

isabel said...

i spent NSD scrapping for some challenges and I play with my 2 boys !!! a good good day

mustik said...

I cook with my children and I scrap some layouts too. thanks for the chance to win !!! love BG

alexandra said...

your layouts are so amazing... as usual !!! On NSD i made some layouts for scrap challenges !!!
thanks for this great giveaway

Anonymous said...

I finished my graduation mini albums and cards on NSD. Then started cleaning house to get ready for my daughter's graduation. After that, I will have more time to scrapbook! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration! Terri

Windy Robinson said...

I spent NSD at home cleaning my scrap space and then later scrapped with my girlfriend-- 1st time celebrating the holiday-- good times!

shara said...

Since I was out of town for NSD, I am planning on having a very creative weekend in a couple of days. I need some crafting time to myself.

Laura T. said...

What beautiful layouts and what adorable stamp sets. I held a 12-hour crop on NSD - have an AWESOME time.

Anonymous said...

Went to a CM NSD day event and organized my digital photos. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo by eating some yummy chicken fajitas...

Tobi said...

I was on the soccer field, which I know you know all about. Sometimes I feel a bit of bitterness about this, because EVERY year I have some obligation that involves children and their sports activites, but I tell myself, it is not this way FOREVER, and when it is not, I will miss it. More than I wish I was doing something for NSB Day.

Stacy B. said...

Went to a CM NSD day event and organized my digital photos. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo by eating some yummy chicken fajitas...

Cindi said...

Very cute layouts. thank you for such a great giveaway.

Sarah said...

Great layouts! Love the colours! I can't wait to get my hands on the new lines! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

Maria Meza said...

I attended the Scrapbook Expo in San Diego for NSD. I took your Lime Rickey Gal Pal Swatch book class on Friday 5/1/09 - it was fabulous! I'm working on this "Cinco de May" day so I really have no plans.

Maeghan said...

I spent my NSD making some amazing cards!!!!

Phinny said...

Those pages are amazing, Kelly. You are so talented!!

For NSD I just surfed around to all of my fav sites and blogs and soaked up the inspiration. For Cinco de Mayo I think I will be taking a nap to celebrate. LOL I don't seem to be getting any younger! *smile*

Kristine in WA said...

Making some marinated flank steak fajitas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Bring on the guacamole. :) Thanks for the chance to win such cutie pie stamps.

Janet O. said...

You'll love this...for NSD I did...nothing...and for Cinco de Mayo I am doing...NOTHING! Aren't I exciting! Talk to ya later!

Christi said...

my boyfriend is making a Mexican fiesta for dinner tonight so we can celebrate Cinco de Mayo
steak tacos, homemade tortilla chips and salsa verde and the best margaritas ever!!

Cathy said...

Hi Kelly,
I didn't do anything to celebrate NSD, but I was celebrating 8 years of marriage to my husband! :)

ReginaNJ said...

Hi Kelly, I scrapbooked with my 10 year old great niece and had a ball. Today I had chicken enciladas for lunch and will going to the acupuncturist tonite for my hot flashes!!

Thanks for the chance to win.

regina

Katie said...

OH I SOOOOOOOOO LOVE those stamps!!! PLEASE pick me!!

Today is my Dad's birthday. He passed away in march of last year suddenly after falling off a ladder. So my boyfriend, my mom & nephew are going out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. We are trying to celebrate his life & not make days like today so miserable.

Stefani said...

How cute are those stamps and your layouts?!
For NSD I did a teeny bit of scrapping, in between going to see Wolverine and getting summer clothes out.
Tonight, for CdeM, we're having Tacos! Imaginative, I know. :)

Tiersa McQueen said...

Nice stamps! I spent my NSD scrapping of course. Well, I only made two layouts but that was more than I've done in a month so I'm happy! Today I don't have any plans for Cinco de Mayo. I wish I did.

Joann said...

Love your stuff!
Thanks for the opportunity to win these stamp sets the birds are just too cute.
For NSD, I locked myself in my scraproom and got 4 pages done.
As for Cinco de Mayo, no plans!

Isabelle said...

I celebrated NSD by starting my baby album (I'm due in September). I also participated at some challenges on sb.com. As for Cinco de Mayo, I won't celebrate. In fact, I don't even know what it stands for. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Dani said...

I spent my NSD shopping for new scrapping goodies!!! I picked up the Lime Rickey pack, which I'd been DYING to get ever since I saw it like forever ago!!! :) Thank goodness I finally have it! I'd really love to have some of the coordinating stamps, if you know what I mean... hint hint :) Hehe! Thanks, Kelly, for always being so inspiring :)

Andrea Venn said...

Had fun cropping with old scrap buddies and introducing new friends to scrapping!

Erica Hettwer said...

I made some thank you cards and wrote out a few thank yous. I'm hoping to finish those thank yous today!

Colby said...

In honor of NSD, I finally started and finished a LO I had in my head for a few months. I kept adding on ideas and voila--a page completed. First page scrapped after moving in the Fall. It felt good. Now I can't help but think how good the Lime Rickey bird stamps would have looked on the LO I completed (titled "lovebirds")...

Heather M. said...

I just love your work! those layouts are so gorgeous!

i was lucky enough to spend NSD cropping and got lots done! YAY!

Amy said...

I am coveting those little birdies...pick me, pick me!! :)

For Cinco de Mayo, I'm going to make a Mexican feast of homemade chile rellenos!

Stay Funny said...

Love your layout kelly! Enjoy your day!

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priya said...

Hi Kelly!!! The hubs and I were travelling back home from his after deployment leave (yay!!) on NSD - but the day before I hung out with some of my favorite scrapping girls and watched them create :) Today is one of my best girlfriends birthday's and I'll probably be talking to her and making margarita's :)

ceruleanblue said...

Methinks I will have to get me some Lime Rickey - just perfect for layouts about my two year old, who is just learning to jump, only I can't catch it on camera!!!

My littlest baby was sick on NSD so I didn't get to do any scrapping :( He's better now, so it's ALL GOOD

Jenny B in Indy said...

LOVE both layouts but am totally in love with how you did the journaling on #2.. that rocks and is something I never would have thought of!!

For NSD I had a sick little guy so I didn't get a whole lot done. I peeked in on the Fiskateer board crop and made a card for a challenge but that was all I had time for.
For Cinco De Mayo... Hmmm.. Well honestly, I didn't even know it was Cinco De Mayo til a few hours ago. LOL
But I had planned on making taco's tonight for dinner so that works! LOL

kim.mom said...

I spent most of the day checking in on the pink stampers blog. She did 10 different fun challenges! Next year, I hope to go to a crop! What a fun hobby this is!

Judi said...

Spent NSD scrapping with my daughter... great fun and mom time too. Lovin' that Lime Rickey so much!

Debi said...

As usual Kelly, these pages are adorable. I had big plans for an all day-all night crop for NSD, but I had major surgery 2 weeks ago and wasn't up to going. Dang!!

leana said...

I did a little shopping on NSD. I have since done a few pages though with the stuff I bought. :)

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous LOs, as always! I LOVE the Lime Rickey line. What did I do for NSD? I went to my son's soccer game and my daughter's TaeKwonDo school fundraiser. Hubby was out of town, so I didn't have much scrappy time, but I did stay up and finish a couple LOs. For cinco de mayo, I'm thinking I'll cook some tacos. (I know - "woohoo!:, she says sarcastically.) It's a shame, b/c we live in Texas and there are tons of great Mexican places in town, but my kids don't like Mexican except for the tortillas. *sigh*
Thanks for the chance to win these awesome staamps!

elana k said...

Fabulous layouts Kelly! I especially love that jumping line!! Unfortunately, no NSD activities for me and I spent my Cinco de Mayo finishing up some schoolwork...perhaps a little mojito this evening while I dig into my overgrown stash of new and unused goodies! Thanks for the chance to win these cute stamps!!

Jane said...

I made some cards! Thanks for a chance to win this GREAT giveaway!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous layouts! And thanks so much for a chance to win those stamps! I had a great NSD - spent some time at my fave scrappy store!! As for Cinco de Mayo - no big plans!

Leesa said...

Kelly- I am *loving* these layouts!!! For NSBD, I celebrated all week on my blog and even had my first giveaway. On NSBD I hung out on sb.com. I had a great time!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Alena Honeycutt said...

I missed out on all of the NSD fun because I was out of town. :( And for Cinco de Mayo...I'll be cleaning house!! Woo-hoo! j/k

Barb said...

Cropped with my peeps on NSD, but we certainly don't need an excuse like NSD to get together!

Chelle said...

well, i didnt get to do any scrapping (or shopping) on NSD :( . my son had a soccer game that morning, then we went to visit my dad, then i straightened my hair, and me and DH went to dinner. tonight though i believe we are gonna go out with some friends for cinco de mayo.

Kristen Manson said...

Tacos tonight and my daughter and I made cards, not exactly layouts but at least we were creating. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I enjoy your blog!

Gwen said...

I LOVE these stamps! Can't wait for my local stores to get this line so I can grab some. For NSD I worked on a mini album for Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo is my mom's birthday so it's always celebration time for us!

Geralyn said...

Woohoo! Lovely layouts :) I celebrated NSD by making some cards using products from my stash. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynne said...

I was lucky enough to be able to fly with a friend to Montana to spend time scrapbooking with two other friends for the whole weekend!! LOVED every minute of it!

Stephanie said...

I spent NSD teaching at my LSS!!
Happy belated National Scrapbook Day!! :-)

nicole said...

Well since I didn't scrap on NSD,I plan to scrap on cinco de mayo!!!

fran h said...

Hi Kelly,
Love the layouts and all the wonderful products used. I spent NSD scrapbooking at my leisure at home. Sorry you missed it. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you! Thanks for the chance to win these cool stamps!

Trace Geworsky said...

ooooh..those stamps look delish;
I spent NSD attending to my garage sale, and then participating in a blog hop.
TRace G

Anonymous said...

I was able to spend NSD with a good friend Becky, catching up on so many projects, completed 2 of them which happens to be my fiance's mother day present and scrapbooking. Lots of fun. Happy Cinco de Mayo

Jeannie from Florida

Each Moment, Only Once said...

I did as much cropping as possible over at Scrapbook Star's online crop!!

Greta said...

Love the stamps and the new Basic Grey line.

Jessica Studer said...

I scrapped with some friends for NSD, fun as always.

I LOVEEEEE your work and believe me I don't say that about a lot of designers. I totally love everything you create!!!!

Michelle said...

I have already picked up 2 of the collection packs for each of the new lines and love them, worked with Lime Rickey last night it's so fab, it's cooling down here in Australia so seeing the bright colours of Lime Rickey warms me up!

Daniela/Neliz said...

Absolutly gorgoeus Lo's! Love the colors!

I stayed in all day on te NSD :D And yeah...i ONLY went from my craft space to eat, walk the dogs, and get coffee :P

I dont know what Cinco de Mayo is?? :(

hugs, Daniela/Neliz

Kim M said...

Awesome layouts. I have been working too much to celebrate either day, how sad is that?!

amylynn said...

What a cool giveaway!! Well for NSD....I did just that ...scrapped ...at home with all my goodies nearby. I had a good time since my hubby was away and so was my son. Hope your day was good!
Amy

Pink Heather said...

I scrapped, of course :)
It was a beautiful spring day so we spent the morning on the river enjoy the sunshine. Then I came home, got the kids cleaned up and dug into my scrapping stuff.

ALLY said...

Gorgeous layouts Kelly! I celebrated NSD this year by playing along with a number of sites with NSD crops. I had fun and created lots of fun pages!

Angel S. said...

Fun! We barbecued and had a fabulous dinner together before the evening rush! Thanks for the chance~

Lisa said...

I spent NSD packing for a crop next weekend (where I will celebrate with friends). Love those stamps!!!

Wendy Sommers said...

Hi Kelly! I love your jump layout. :) No big plans here for Cinco de Mayo. I did go scrapbook shopping - does that count as celebrating? lol

Michelle said...

I attended a crop at my lss on NSD. I was working on a mini album...didn't get much of it done because I was chit chatting too much. LOL

Kristy said...

Love your blog. For NSD, I was lucky enough to be able to purchase the Big Shot (eletric version) from Archivers and scored some free embossing folders and cutting dies. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

Jackie said...

On NSD I worked at the Used Stamp Sale at my LSS, it was nuts! I didn't have any plans for Cinco de Mayo, though....Without a Trace on TV tonight, that's about it. Pretty boring, huh?

Brenda said...

I spent nsd at a scrapbook retreat at my lss. I was able to do 20 layouts in the two days I was there! So fun!!
Great pages! Love that Lime Rickey and the page maps sketch.

scrapmin said...

I actually didn't get to do anything scrap related for NSD, but am hoping to scrap/make cards for a little bit on my next day off to make up for it!

Jamie said...

While I had plans to scrap for NSD, I ended up not being able to get any in :( And tonight we had tacos for Cinco de Mayo...which is as much celebrating as I'm able to do these days with the little one at home :)

Kelly Kulich said...

I kinda forgot it was a holiday. 10 years ago I would have had a whole list of bars and a bucket of ice cold coronas to talk about, but these days I'm just going to bed since I have to work early. (love the stamps!)

shelbie said...

For NSD I went out with my mom and we helped to stimulate the economy and support our local SS. Thanks for the giveaway! I LOVE those stamps!

Debbie said...

Hi Kelli - On NSD I had 5 of my BFF over and we scrapped from 9 am to Midnight! Had a blast. Hit the LSS and I bought a bunch of Lime Rickey....it is so colorful I couldn't resist! Alas, I didn't get the stamp set so they sure would come in handy.

For Cinco de Mayo I talked a bunch of co-workers into going out for Fajitas for lunch. YUM!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway oppty!

Misty said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! As far as NSD, I simply spent the day in the comfort of my home and scrapped with the kiddos whirling about like little indians :) Made for more wonderful scrapbook pages to come though and that, I LOVE!!! Have a great week!

Chardee said...

NSD was as great as always! I started the day by teaching the BG "Circle of Friends" mini album (Thanks, Kelly!!) at my LSS. After the class, my crop group met at a local, outdoor restaurant for a fabulous lunch, then headed back to my house for our all-night crop, where we played Scrapbooking Mad Libs and found out who knew the others in the gruop best with our Scrapaholics quiz. This day just couldn't have been better! ;)

Beth said...

In my neck of the woods, we prepared for a week long closing of the schools on NSD because of swine flu concerns. Not news we expected...and a week of childcare to secure. Now, they are sending us back on Thursday...so hurray because my boys love school. Cinco de mayo included dinner at Chick-fil-a...not very ethnic I know. ~Beth

April said...

Awesome pages!

For NSD, we went swimming, LOL! I was able to get a little scrapping in that night though... ;)

Thanks for the chance to win!
- April

Тони said...

Really beautiful pages!
And thanks for the chance to win these adorable stamps!

Anonymous said...

I celebrated my son's 6th birthday on National Scrapbook Day. We didn't have cake this year but instead we got some yummy colourful gelato! What a cool giveaway!!

Alisha P.

Elaine said...

what darling pages you made!! I love the colors on the top one - they're more unusual combined like that and it really highlights the photo!

On NSD I spent time scrapping with my 'homeygirlz' and we made a trip to the local scrapbook store in two carloads...it was sunny on the way there. However, I live in Seattle...where it could be sunny at one end of the parking lot, and raining at the other end. By the time we sat down for some fun makentakes at the store, it had been pouring rain...and my sunroof was open on my new car. The seats were like little lakes full of water :( Luckily they had towels at the scrapbook store... such are the perils of living in Seattle and trying to have fun with the girlz on NSD!!

Victoria S. said...

For NSD I didnt do anything crafty - stayed at home with my girls and checked some blogs. Cinco de Mayo was a busy day. My youngest has 2 dance photos in costume at studio and then her band concert right after.

marla said...

Great LOs. I didnt get to play at scrapbooking on NSD because I had guests occupying my scrap room. I dont celebrate Cinco DeMayo but LOVE Mexican and could eat it every day of the year.

Jodi R said...

Love your layout! For NSD I had hoped to head over to my local store and join in some fun demos but instead I took several hours (while the kids were at the zoo with Daddy) to scrap and make cards for the grandmas and great grams. It was really fun to play around and create. Those stamps look super fun--thanks for a chance to win.

yasmin said...

had mexican food for dinner and bought sb supplies on nsd! thanks!yasmin

Karen Johnston said...

Globe is known for its fabulous Mexican food, so of course I had to get some for Cinco de Mayo. I wasn't able to do much for NSD but have definitely planned a marathon weekend. I hope to get lots done. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cass said...

I love how you've done your journaling!

Lauren said...

Not doing too much for cinco de mayo - hanging out at home and watching tv. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

PattiM said...

For NSD I had a couple online crops to attend.. Funny though, I mostly read and only did a couple challenges. Today, we just hung out at the house, took the DGS's to karate and went to visit DBIL.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

topkatnz said...

for NSD I tried to convince the family to buy me scrappy presents ... no go ... but at least I got time to scrap!!!LOL

Kirsten N said...

I spent some time going through my favourite blogs for NSD challenges and actually got to do a few!!!

isabelle said...

I leave in France so I don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo... but i'm going to scrap a little !!!

alessandra1 said...

ah, love these stamps !!
thanks for the giveaway and have a nice day

Adrian V. said...

We enjoyed a nice long 3-day weekend, my husband and son were off from school on Monday, so I took the day too!

Angelickell said...

I scrapped for NSD! Nice quite relaxing day!! Hope u had a good one!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed cropping with friends at Kim's Scrap 'N Crop in Denton, Tx. We had a 14 hour crop with a delicious lunch and dinner provided by the owner plus wonderful goody bags and door prizes. While it rained off and on all day we were warm, safe, and happily creating away. When it was time to leave at midnight, the rain clouds blew away and we journeyed back to Fort Worth relishing newly made memories. LeAnn

Janet Z said...

Happy belated NSD! I spent it on an online crop with A Million Memories. Lots of fun!

nsmerkt said...

Kelly,

I am daydreaming about BG Lime Rickey right now. No LSS so I am waiting for my twopeas order to arrive...

For NSD my daughter and I hung out and stamped and stamped and punched out butterflies and stamped some more. I made oodles of cards and even 1 LO after she went to bed. It was a good day but I miss my ultimate scrap buddy...my sister. She's in KY too. Have a good day!

suzitee said...

Kelly, your LOs in the BG newsletter are simply stunning. I just HAD to pop by and tell you that...gorgeous, gorgeous work.

NSD is a bit of a non-event here in Australia (at least where I live anyway) but I managed to make a couple of Mothers Day cards, so that made me happy :)

Thanks for the chance to win xxx

Mindy said...

Unfortunately, I did not get any scrapping done on NSD due to the fact that I am in the process of remodeling my scrap room and it is taking way too long :( I did go to a fun Derby party though! Love your layouts and would love to give those stamps a good home!

Valerie S said...

It's a travesty but I did no scrapbooking on NSD! ironically it was the first weekend in so long that I haven't. I decided to try and upload my LO's for the first time but couldn't get it to work (files too big and no idea what to do with them!) Anyway, I ended up adding photos to my facebook page for the first time (managed that!).
Love the stamps :)

Loriann said...

I so love BG Lime Rickey and you rockit like no one else. I need to get the collection and get my scrap on.. Thanks for the contest..

Amanda Muirhead said...

Beautiful layouts Kelly!! I can't wait to get my hands on the Wisteria collection :D

Thanks for the chance at the stamps!!! For NSD I made a mini album for my sister :D

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

On NSD I spent a good part of the day attempting to get my photos organized and backed up (lol spent most of the day doing it, got lots done.. but still have TONS to do!!!) I made one card during the day, but that was the extent of anything to do with paper for the day!!

rachaelwood said...

I just saw these great layouts in the BG newsletter! How cool! Those stamps are SOOOOO cute! I would love to be the new owner of them!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Love your page, very cute! For NSBD I was in a mini crop at Page in Time and for Cinco de Mayo I was working!
Thanks for the chance to win those wonderful stamps!
-Cher

Corey said...

Love those stamps!!!

for NSD I had to celebrate my son's birthday! but I did manage a few cards on Sunday!

for Cinco De Mayo we went out to a Mexican restaurant for dinner - that was about it!

Jen said...

for Cinco de Mayo we had Taco nothing to special. NSD is cropped at a local store with some friends.

Anonymous said...

love your stuff, would love to win the stamps.

tk

Leslie Murphy said...

Those stamps are awesome. I've just gotten back into some stamping and they'd be so much fun to play with.

Susan said...

Unfortunately, I worked on both NSD and 5/5, so no fun was had here, but I plan on belatedly celebrating NEXT weekend!
Thanks,
Susan.

MistyC said...

I adore your work! thanks for all the inspiration.

TanishaRenee said...

what a generous RAK!

Love your LOs!!!!

zaza said...

lime rickey is simple fabulous, and your layout amazing
love it !!!

isadona said...

your layout is beautiful, love the colors !!
thanks dor the giveaway

Margaret said...

I did absouluty nothing....

Diana said...

Since I have a newborn, I celebrated nsd at home. So I joined in on the online crop hosted by scrapstreet. I had tons of fun creating layouts based on their challenges. :)

Melissa said...

To celebrate NSD, I posted a challenge on the forum where I'm at DT member. And for Cinco de Mayo, I made my family chicken quesadillas and salsa for dinner! It'd been raining forever here too ;)

Amy said...

I finished up my Mother's Day cards. Hope to get to scrapbook this weekend. That would be a great Mother's Day present!

Charlene said...

LOVE the new lime rickey--it's the best line since Color Me Silly, my all time favorite! We spent NSD getting ready for dance recitals!

Becs Attwood said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I spent NSD in my craft room but my Mojo seems to have departed as it took me all day to make 2 decidedly average cards!

Samantha said...

For NSD weekend (I didn't get to scrap on Saturday) I did some digital scrapbooking and caught up on my Project 365 album. It was nice to have the excuse to take the time to do it. :-)

Lan said...

Did nothing for Cinco De Mayo but I went to my lss make and take for NSD and we completed a layout using BG's lime rickey line!

MNJackson said...

I have been so busy trying to complete graduation books for May 23 I haven't had time to even think! Glad to see your back, hope things calm down so you can catch your breathe. :)

StephanieAA said...

Happy belated NSD! I went to Scrap Expo San Diego and then to a lovely 50th birthday party for my husband's aunt. My boys jumped inthe "jumpy-jump" and we gorged on fajitas and birria! Woot woot! It was a lovely weekend. Love the stamps. Hope it's my lucky day!

Heather B. said...

I did some "organizing" for NSD, but no actual scrappin'

Apple said...

I participated in an online NSD crop and last night for Cinco de Mayo, we had tacos and beer. :)

Muriel said...

I scrapbooked on NSD (YaY!) and I was sick on Cinco de Mayo.

Anonymous said...

Pick me, pick me, I am in total love with Basic Grey! What an awesome giveaway....'

Shelley P.

Lisa VdV said...

Hiya :) I spent NSD NOT scrapbooking (isn't it called No Scrapbooking Day? :), as my dad and stepmom were visiting and I was working... But I have good intentions of scrapping on Mother's Day, with the new Lime Rickey and Wisteria I just received in the mail! xoxo Lisa

KimA said...

The stamps are great and would be perfect in my stash! Love the inspiration that I always get from your blog.

Lori Y. said...

What HAPPY stamps! Love the birds. I just picked up some Lime Ricky paper and buttons at my LSS, these stamps would be a perfect addition. For NSD, I caught up a little bit with my journaling for Project 365. It wasn't creating with paper and embellishments, but it still counts!!!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Cari said...

I spent NSD scrapbooking at my LSS with my 2 best gal pals! Fabulous way to celebrate! And I would love to get my hands on those adorable new stamps! My store hasn't had the new Basic Grey arrive yet, and I can't wait!

AMY HOANG said...

I LOVE your layout and the stamps are just too cute!

debbiec said...

for NSD i just stayed home and tried to plow through the big ol' mess on my desk.
and for cinco de mayo, i had yummy mexican food benefitting the relay for life of the american cancer society. :)

Andrea said...

for NSD- I went shopping at my LSS and got some fun stuff. I hadn't been in a long time, because I gave up spending on myself for lent. I enjoyed just walking around and looking at everything!

Kari M. said...

My hubby was working on NSD so I didn't get any scrappin done, I was too busy chasing the young ones. But I have gotten a couple of done since then. Love the ice cream man, he's a hit around here, a true testiment that summer is acoming. Thanks for the chance to win . Kari.

Gina said...

I'm not sure if I've scraped in early enough to enter..but I made some cards for NSD this year..heaps of fun! "D

alex said...

what a great giveaway !! love the BG products !!!!

Maria said...

Would love, love, love to win some stamps! And your "jump" layout, makes me want to go buy the Lime Rickey paper. Love the color combo there. (as if I really need more paper, right???)

Alexa said...

woweee awesome giveaway! LOVE the layouts!! But my fave are the pics by the Ice cream truck!!!!