Thursday, July 23, 2009

This one's for you, Peg! **Contest now CLOSED**

**************CONTEST NOW CLOSED & WINNER ANNOUNCED! THANK YOU!**************

Ahem. So. It's come to my attention from a gal who shall remain nameless (see post title, Peg ;)) that I have been sorely neglecting this old blog and haven't shared things in quite some time. Sadly this happens every year in the summer and especially at CHA time, but I'm going to try and make it up to you just a little today! And I promise if you stick with me until the end, there WILL be a reward!

Ok, first we have a couple of pages from BasicGrey's July Newsletter. This first one was done to celebrate BasicGrey's 5th Anniversary! Five Years! I can hardly believe it! It's been quite a ride, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! I'm so proud of this company and how it's grown since it's debut at HIA in Atlanta 5 years ago! This was Carson on his 5th Birthday last August and our new June Bug line. For those of you interested in the large "5", I printed it in reverse onto our designer cardstock and then cut out. I made the 5 as large as I wanted in Adobe Photoshop. (I use 6.0.)

Supplies: BasicGrey June Bug paper, alphabet stickers, element stickers, rub-ons, designer cardstock
Other: chalk ink, black journaling pen


This layout was based on this awesome sketch by Becky Fleck for our monthly column. I particularly liked the frame element of the sketch and it immediately brought to mind this picture i wanted to scrap of Turner and his Art work. The scalloped portion of the frame was hand-cut and the rest of the design again uses the June Bug line. I played around with some of our new Doilies (where the eyelets are) and I raised the entire center portion on foam adhesive to give it some extra dimension.

Supplies: BasicGrey June Bug papers, chip sticker shapes, rub-ons, buttons, alphabet stickers, Doilies, designer cardstock
Other: dimensional adhesive, black journaling pen, chalk ink, eyelets, floss


And finally here's a layout I did for Tessa Ann Watte - I adore this girl and her go get 'em attitude! She's a real inspiration to me and I had such a fun time working with some of her precious buttons as her guest designer this month. Please if you get a chance, check out her site and get some! She's putting up all kinds of new fall designs that have me drooling (but leave the school ones for me - they have my name all over them ;))

Supplies: Tessa Ann Buttons, WeR Memory Keepers Paper (Tiffany line), Doodlebug alphabet stickers, Uniball Pen

And for sticking with me so far this summer and in celebration of upcoming CHA, I'm going to do a summer grab bag giveaway - you never know what might be coming your way, but it'll be good, I promise! Just leave me a comment between now and Sunday night - July 26th at 11:59 pm Eastern - to be entered to win!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

xoxo,
k

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Lorelle M said...

I love these pages Kelly :)
I saw the '5' one on Two Peas & fell in love with it ... yup, I may have to try one like this!! hehe
I hope you are enjoying your summer & thanks for your inspiration ~ you rock :)

Jeanne Ann said...

Summer's are for enjoying while you can. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

Cindi said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Shay said...

I am so glad I stumbled upon your very cool blog from someone else's blog! I love Basic Grey and your blog is full of the best eye candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amber said...

Looove the new layouts! =) Have a great day!

Addie said...

I always love your layouts!

Lori Y. said...

I am lovin the BG June Bug collection! Such great colors for summer and kids. Great layouts and thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

yyam said...

These layouts are awesome Kelly! :)

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Stunning and inspiring layouts hun!

Amanda Oates said...

Girl- I always love your work. I am going to have to check out Tessa's buttons. Thanks for sharing :)

Jodi R said...

Love the layouts!Love BasicGrey too!

Anonymous said...

I love your pages. I always keep checking to see your latest and greatest!! These pages are too cute!! Off to scraplift!

Janet said...

WOW...your pages are great! And i love anything from Basic Grey! and the buttons...cute, cute, cute!

Kim M said...

Glad to see you posting again, love those layouts, keep them coming!!

Aphra said...

LOVE these pages! I love the big 5 on the first one, the popped up center on the second one, and the wallet photos on the third. Thanks for sharing and for putting up a giveaway! Have fun at CHA.

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Glad you popped in! Since you show up all over the paper crafting world, we can get little glimpses of you when you can't make it to your blog. So don't fret. We understand.

Shawninaz said...

Thanks for sharing some layouts with us. We appreciate you and take a break whenever you need one!

Lisa said...

Love the layouts!!!! So summery (even if it wasn't intentional!)

Erica Hettwer said...

Oooh, I love Tessa Ann's stuff! It doesn't hurt that she' a fellow Oregonian, either! :D

Beth S said...

Great layouts. Enjoy your summer. It will be over to soon.

Barb said...

Fabulous pages, Kelly... what a talented bunch you had working on that newsletter! :)

DebbieG said...

Love June Bug and your layouts!!

Robin said...

Yeah - glad to see you back posting. Love your layouts. I just got some June Bug in the mail and can't wait to play.

Cheryl Kosakura said...

I love all of your layouts Kelly, they are all so great! I hope you are having a fun summer!
-Cher

Jamie said...

It's great to see some new layouts - I needed some motivation :)

Nancy said...

Love the layouts. I'm layout impaired and usually do all mini books but these layouts are inspiring.

Sarah said...

I've never seen a page of your's that I didn't just love! Thanks for sharing with us again!

Cass said...

Love what you've done with June Bug! Have a great weekend! :D

Val said...

What adorable layouts - thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer Moore said...

Awesome layouts! Love your blog!

Tamera said...

The 5 page is really cute, but I have to say that the art page is really amazing! It's my fave!

Glad to see some layouts on the blog. I check in each day even if I Don't always comment.

Linda said...

Wow...happy 5th Anniversary BG :).
Gorgeous, Gorgeous Layouts Kelly...as always!

Debi said...

My summer seems to be the same way. It is just flying by. Love your pages as always!!

Anonymous said...

Love your work! Keep it coming. :)

Jessica Canham said...

Beautiful pages! I especially like the second one; it's so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cynthia B. said...

No apologies needed! Just being able to see the beautiful work you share is worth waiting for. :) Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Love the layouts! :D

Carol_M said...

Awesome layouts! Love them!!

Corey said...

that is so cool - I just had the pleasure of working with some of Tessa's buttons for the upcoming issue of Ready, Set, Create! and on one of my projects I used some Basic Grey goodness!

Anonymous said...

Love the layouts - especially the bye blooms! Too cute. Just may have to check out those buttons.
Rosslyn

Kelly K said...

Great pages, I can never get enough of your stuff!

Kimmie said...

beautiful projects.

Jocelyn said...

So stunning....I love them all!!!! You are soooooooooooo talented!!! :)

Amy Sotolongo said...

Love your layouts! Always look forward to seeing the best of basic grey right here on your blog!!
Amy

Kristy said...

Love your layouts - they provide great inspiration!

MNJackson said...

So glad your back...we missed you. I love all the new paper and your pages are fantastic, but they always are no matter what product you use!! Hope the summer is going well and the boys are keeping up with you :)

Erika M. said...

Awesome layout - I'm totally loving your style!

NikkiH said...

Beautiful pages Kelly! I can not wait to see the new BG lines and what you do with them :)

amylynn said...

Love the layouts!! I also am a fan of Becky Flecks sketches. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Peg said...

Hello - This is the best of blog posts - Love each & every single thing you have been saving up for us. You have been working extremely hard and I did not mind waiting for however long it took too see all these great masterpieces - keep the humor up, it's great!!!
Thank you also for your inspiration with Tessa's adorable buttons - she will have orders "til the cows come home"...LOL Speaking for myself, I placed 3 orders this week and will order the fall line too, as soon as I see it...LOL
Kelly, knowing you is a "gift" we each enjoy receiving every day - We appreciate you and THANK YOU for sharing!!!
Take care,
Peg :-) :-)

Candice said...

I really like the "5" layout. Great work!!

Kim Linton said...

great pages... Welcome back! I had wondered where you've been!

jennmom2000 said...

I always love your work! I am super excited to see what you will do with the new lines of BG. Heck, I just want to see the new lines!

Cin Cin said...

Fabulous LOs as always! I SO love your style, Kelly!

Lisa VdV said...

I mean, how can he be 5? That's just wrong... That makes me sad and he's not even mine :) Beautiful work my darlin' sistah girl.

Julia said...

Kelly - you definitely keep things so fresh - how do you do it?? Your eye for colors is amazing too!! Thanks for the update!!

c.darwin said...

I still need to get my hands on the June Bug papers and now there's something new and beautiful already.... Thanks for sharing all the fun!

Melissa said...

Yahhh for Junebug, amazing, amazing LO's. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

I just love all of your pages! Thanks for the chance to win.

TRace said...

I was stating to get worried about you...7 whole days and no post!!! Amazing LO's.....you really are soooooo talented, no wonder BG has kept you around for so long LOL! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Kay said...

Love the 5 layout. What an idea to use a large number like that. I'm going to have to try that technique soon. Thanks for all the cool ideas and inspiration.

Toni said...

Love all the layouts. As usual actually. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

The lay outs are gorgeous (as always)! I'm glad you've had a little bit of time to post again. Can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve...LeAnn

Becky said...

the flowers on the bye blooms lo are so cute. i love the stems you made and the grass too! great details! Happy Summer!

Stacy said...

beeeeeautiful! :) love the 5! and the lay out of T so young!! sweet sweet sweet!!! :) oh - and the pretty art work!

Anonymous said...

Grrrrrrreat layouts !!
Has it really been five years? Oh my!
Thanks for taking the time to share with us. I know you must be super busy but the time you give to your blog is appreciated.
Thanks
Jackie

Beth said...

Thanks for posting 3 great layouts today! Peace~

Ann-Marie said...

My guy will be 5 this August...lovin that layout..all of them actually!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the inspiration! The layouts are all so beautiful.

Ms. Heather said...

Love what you did with the new BG papers and of course I'm also a huge fan of Tessa's work, great job on the layout you did with her buttons!! Super cute!

Renee said...

Wow! All the layouts are great, but I especially love that number 5one!

Hannah said...

Love all of your layouts, as usual....one day I will (finally!) scraplift them!
Keep 'em coming our way!

Cari said...

I love your layouts, totally inspiring! And I love all the new BG stuff. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

NoraAnne said...

Thanks for sharing Kelly and I checked out Tessa's shop, GORGEOUS! She's now in my Etsy favorites! :)

Lisa Risser said...

Always gorgeous and inspiring work to be found on your blog! Can't wait for that BG Indian Summer line--WOW!

Fleursbydesign said...

Awesome layouts! I love checking out your blog for all the great inspiration!

Lisa said...

So great to have a new post from you...Good luck with all of your CHA preparation.

Micaela said...

Ohhhh I just love 'em all!
And Tessa Ann's buttons rock!

Debbie - NZ said...

These layouts are just gorgious kelly! I love the sneak peak.

Flores Hayes said...

a great find for panda fanatic!
my roommate and i LOVE this bag
hkpanda.freetzi.com

graceincalifornia said...

wow, 5 years (have i been hoarding BG that long?! lol) CONGRATS & your layouts are truly unique!!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I have missed your blogging also!! Sandy

Melissa said...

Love your work and Basic Gray just gets better and better. Thanks for your inspiration!

Mindy said...

I love Tessa Ann's buttons! And your layouts are gorgeous as always :) Have fun at CHA--I am bummed that I don't get to go this year!

skgberry said...

Loving the Summer releases and cannot wait for Indian Summer and the Halloween paper line.

I just found your blog from your post at 2Peas; I've bookmarked it to coem back for more.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful layouts and the new Indian Summer. Can't wait to play with that! Awesome...as always. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Lori H.

serenarepsold said...

Kelly,
I lived in Louisville, KY for 10 years. We moved home to IL 3 years ago. Oh, how I wish I would've met you back then! Your work is truly and inspiration to me. I love the way you incorporate so many patterns into your layouts. You have a beautiful family. Kepp up the great work...

Becky said...

Love the Indian Summer, and can't wait to see the rest of the new releases!!! BG is the best!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous lo's and I love the little peek of the new line!
Jennifer C.
jenniferjphoto@aol.com

Yvonne..... said...

Love the layouts, as usual! :) Thanks for keeping me inspired!

Sarah and the rest of the family said...

I'm so glad you posted more pages. It was just the fire I needed to inspire me to scrap today -- even if I can only find a few moments between kid-hugs.

mcgeechs said...

Very cute layouts. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for a chance to win too.

ShellyJ said...

as always... fabuluos layouts!!!

Stay Funny said...

Love the layouts! Beautiful!
Can't wait to see the new collections!

Joanne Lautz said...

I love what I can see. Thanks for the peak. The turquoise paper in Bye Blooms is absolutely delish!

momma2ethan@live.com

Melanie said...

AWESOME layouts! I was a little iffy about the June Bug line at first, but you do great stuff with it! I will have to try it out!! I also love the LO done with Tiffany line! Too cute!!! Thanks for a chance to win some yummy BG goodies!

Kelly said...

The "Art" layout is WONDERFUL! I have some leftovers from the July Page of the Month Kit that I'll be trying to recreate this with, thanks for the inspiration!

suzitee said...

Kelly, your scrapbooking is truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing your work with us...I am a big BG fan, and just LOVE what you do with it.

Nicole said...

Sunday is my 30th Birthday and would LOLVE to win anything you want to send my way. :) I am so excited because I am getting a silhouette for my birthday.
Have a great day and thank you as always for the wonderful amount of inspiration.
Nicole M.

Amber D said...

Can't wait to see what designs you've created with the new papers!

shara said...

I love the June bug line. The colors are amazing.

Dixie Lee said...

Love that art LO. The yellow and red just pop!!

Amy said...

What great pages! Have a great time at CHA!

AmyInKy said...

I always enjoy your pages, but especially love the flowers on a boy LO today! As a mom of two boys, I always struggle trying to add something feminine to a BOY page. Thanks!

Paper and Petals said...

I totally enjoy seeing what you create! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Stormy said...

love the los, especially the last one! can't wait to see what bg has in store for summer cha! i've recently become a bg fan and can't get enough of it!!

theshyone said...

I adore your work, it provides such inspiration.

Joann said...

Your pages are amazing, as always!!

Ginger said...

I've been blog stalking waiting for sneak peeks of the new Baisc Grey--L-O-V-E the look of the Halloween line! Can't wait to see the full lines :)

ceruleanblue said...

Fab pages, wish I could create like that!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

I ador he June Bug layouts and the wee on in his overalls picking flowers. So sweet, the photos are beautiful. My two do the same thing, pick flowers out of planters. Too funny.

Tara said...

Great pages, and thanks for all the sneak peeks! I can't wait to see the Indian Summer full line - looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love that sketch! and the new BG lines are wonderful!!
Beth Ann

Jenny said...

I love Basic Grey! Beautiful Layouts!

Jessica Lahey said...

I can't wait for Indian Summer and Eerie to be available. I find myself reaching for Basic Grey before any other paper on almost every layout! Thanks for the sneak peek!

Jessica

Aubree said...

Your layouts never cease to amaze me. You are quite the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Truly inspiring layouts!!! Can't wait to see what BG has in store for us!

Jennifer B. said...

Great stuff

Ashley said...

Your layouts are always beautiful and a great source of inspiration!

amyjk said...

gorgeous projects!

alisa logue said...

Great layouts as always Kelly! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the chance to win! A grab bag sounds exciting! -Alisa

Susan C. said...

Gorgeous inspiration here. So many ideas. Can't wait for the new releases.

Lisa C. said...

These layouts are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jenn said...

Have fun at CHA!, these layouts are amazing!

Tracey said...

WOW! Your layouts are gorgeous!! Have fun at CHA!!

Laurie said...

I love your layouts as usual. Thanks for posting how you made the 5, I was wondering :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Your stuff is always incredible.

I am taking a class from you in New Jersey later in August, looking forward to it!

Megan A. said...

wow these pages are gorgeous!

Kelly English said...

Your layouts are amazing! I love looking at them and hope that one day I can be this creative without it taking me months on end to actually finish a layout!!! :)

Janene said...

Thanks for sharing your talents. Always love to see your work. Can't wait to see the new BG releases. Talk about anticipation.

anniekate said...

Kelly, your work ALWAYS amazes me!! I love everything BG does and can't wait to see the new releases in action :)

Angel S. said...

You have a great sense of style. I can always get a great idea from you. Thanks for sharing!

Tee/sweetandsour said...

I think you should have used the new releases, hint hint...Lovely LOs!

Brianne said...

LOVE the layouts Kelly!!!! SO cute!! Wish I was headed to CHA again this year but looks like next year for me! Enjoy!

bd said...

Delicious! :)

Anonymous said...

your pages are just so inspiring, they make me want to scrapbook!!!

alisyn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love these layouts!! Great job!

Rachel S
Spooner, WI

JJ Sobey said...

Love that HUGE 5!

Would love to win some goodies!

borcherding said...

I absolutely love your style!!

Tracey said...

You are so incredibly inspiring! :D I love your work. Thanks for the 'sneak peaks' :D
Tracey

Beth said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and can't wait to see your BG CHA LOs!!!!

Amy said...

Those June Bug papers are absolutely fabulous, and, as always, your layouts really make them shine!

April said...

How CUTE! I love seeing your new stuff...

Thanks for the chance at some goodies! ;)

Stacy said...

Wonderful layouts! I find so much inspiration from your blog because you always share two of my favorites... boy layouts and Basic Grey of course! :)

Aracelis Nass said...

Kelly congratulations for your blog! I am starting in the world of scrapbooking and I am very inspired with your designs!
I really like the super cute flowers!!!
Congrats!

Misty said...

OH Kelly...you guys have absolutely out done yourselves with all of the BG yumminess!!! I had just started scrapping two weeks before the Atlanta CHA when you guys debuted...and have loved everything BG since!!! Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful product!!!

liannallama said...

gorgeous LO's! I especially love the 5!

Jennifer said...

Love how you show your layout and then the sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenn in Vancouver

Pegg S said...

Gorgeous layouts!! I love the sneaks too -- have June Bug and Lemonade coming... better get busy crafting!!

Anonymous said...

Whenever I need inspiration I come to your blog. I love the way you use all of the beautiful patterns from BasicGrey.
Thanks!
Karen P.

Jocelyn said...

Thanks for the chance to win some of these fabulous goodies...I just adore your works...it always brings a smile to my face!!!! :)

Tobi said...

Kelly,
I'm so glad you are on scrapbook.com too! Thanks for all the great shares!

Stephanie said...

We sure miss you when you're gone!

denine zielinski said...

Always love all of your creations, girl! You rock and so does BG!

Karin said...

wow, i absolutely love how you rock those BG papers!!!

karin A

fran h said...

Hi Kelly,
Love the beautiful layouts you created with these cool new papers. Look forward to seeing what you create with some of the other lines. Thanks for always inspiring us.

Fran H

bex said...

Fantastic pages !! I always look forward to seeing your newest creations =) Thanks for offering the giveaway too !

aggie said...

Your pages are just gorgeous!!

HL0517 said...

LOVE the new BG june bug collection and would love to get to play w/ all the new pprs

Heather M. said...

Your layouts are always so inspiring and gorgeous to look at! Beautiful work!

Jenn said...

Thanks whatever your name is (Peg) for making Kelly show us her awesome layouts!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the sketch, can't wait to use it.
Melanie S.

mnms said...

Wow! I always love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie Harder said...

Gorgeous layouts!! You continue to amaze me with your talent:)

kim Edge said...

love the idea of hint on printing on back of dp and cutting out numbers or any shape for that matter!!!! That opens up lots of design possibilities!!!!!

Kendra said...

Loving the Basic Grey previews! Can't wait until CHA is in progress so we can see it all!!!

Lynn said...

Stunning LO's as always. Must get around to trying the sketch from the newsletter. Looking forward to the new releases.

Nicole said...

Great pages!! I love all your little details! Can't wait to see more BG peeks!

Jen said...

Love the layouts...thanks for all the inspiration!

Amy said...

As always - your pages are great!

simply susan said...

Always love a "Freebie" especially if it is from Basic Grey. Love the two new sneaks too! Eerie and Indian Summer look great!

toniw said...

Sooo excited for the new Basic Grey releases. As always, thanks for the great layouts and inspiration!

elana k said...

love these layouts and cannot WAIT to see the new lines and what you'll do with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tabitha K said...

Love all the pages! I am amazed at what you come up with using all the pretty papers!

Cindy said...

I just love these 2 new lines from BasicGrey! I've done 3 layouts with the Lemonade line already!! Can't wait to see the new Halloween line. Thanks Kelly!

Monica said...

I love them all. Your work is gorgeous as usual! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dorothy said...

We all know how awesome your work is, your talent is extraordinary. Just like Basic Grey is extraordinary. I already have June Bug, of course, I haven't used it yet. I shall soon. Have fun at CHA ;
however, remember to get some rest.

topkatnz said...

I'm a tried and true BG fan - can't wait to see the new stuff!!

moonlightgrrl said...

love the layouts! thanks for the op to get a grab bag :-)

Kirsten said...

Love it all - I just love summer...I'll get melancholy starting next week...I just noticed it's getting dark so much earlier already - I need a summer grab bag to perk me up!

Mel Nunn said...

I love this time of year! All the new scrappy supplies making their way into stores. I love your Basic Grey samples too. I look forward to them!

Holly said...

I love all the stitching!

julie.schellin said...

love the June Bug line - so bright and summery! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Love the looks of the new lines, very nice!!

Peggy said...

Lovin' the new stuff, lovin' your layouts. Off to check the Tessa Ann Watte's buttons now.

Lazytown said...

Oh wow, Indian Summer looks gorgeous!

Abby said...

Love the layouts!Great take on the sketch. Can't wait to see the new BG goodies!!!

Tanya C said...

Some truly beautiful pages - love how you used the dollies.

Linda R said...

I'm just lovin all your LO's. I luv BG and can't wait to see whats coming. So far they're lookin pretty cool!!

Gaye said...

Beautiful layouts as always! When my mojo is down, I just visit you blog. There's so much inspiration here. Thank you!

ClaraD said...

Five years already??? Time sure does fly by ... love your layouts, as usual, TFS :)

Kristen Watts said...

Ahhhh I love these pages. So cute! I am sure a grab bag from your stash would be all I need to get my scrapin mojo back!

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful layouts! The June Bug papers are a perfect fit for your photos!

bohnls said...

I just love those bright vibrant colors on you LO. BG is one of the most beautiful paper lines. I can spot it ten ft. away and in I go for the grab. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

Carol said...

thanks for all your great inspiration! can't wait to see all the new stuff!

Chelsea and Manuel said...

I love the "bye blooms" layout- super cute stuff!
Chelsea

pattyhamilton said...

I love your blog, I have been admiring your work for a while but stumbled across it about a month ago and now it is in my regular rotation. Love the new Eerie BG too!

jennyap said...

I'm loving your June Bug pages, fabulous inspiration!

April I said...

Kelly, your an inspiration to us all. You're LO's are always bright and colorful. I am always looking to see what you come up with next. I can't believe it's been five years. Congratulations!!

jeanie nieva said...

hi kelly!thanks for the inspiration. :)

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