Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Giveaway!

Good morning! What a glorious day it is here in KY! AND it's almost October, my absolute favorite time of year!

I am completely in love with fall and the glorious changes of color, the falling leaves, football, pumpkins, Halloween, apple picking, just everything! (Ok, everything except the allergies that come along with it - ick!) I can't wait to head to our local apple orchard this weekend for some yummy apples & cider. (Jonagolds are my favorites!)

Anyhow to celebrate the arrival of fall and the month of Halloween (also my favorite holiday - perhaps because my birthday is only 2 days later ;)) I decided to have a HUGE giveaway. Check out the amazing collection of BasicGrey's EERIE line! Holy cow! There is a collection pack, rub-ons galore, bling and more bling, buttons, brads and then some all going to one lucky winner.


SO - here's what you have to do. Just leave me a comment between now and Friday, October 1st at midnight (11:59 pm eastern) with what you love most about fall and this package could be yours!!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stash to Treasure Wander Class

I know. I know. I've been such the enabler late, but I just can't help myself when I find things I love!

The other day I received an email from my super-talented friend, Alyssa. She wanted to share her new class she had developed with me because it featured BasicGrey's Wander line. It was a divine mini album and after seeing it, I had to share it with all of you. Alyssa will be teaching this mini (left) as the first class offered (and starting OCTOBER 1st!) at the brand new website "Stash to Treasure".

Here are some of the details about what they are going to offer:

We are always looking for new and exciting ways to use the many products we have in our craft spaces, and we know you are too. Scrapbooking changes so fast, and all the new products and techniques can be both fun and overwhelming. At Your Scrapbook Stash, we think you should have an easy way to increase your fun, while eliminating that overwhelmed feeling. So we created just that: Stash to Treasure.

Stash to Treasure is our brand new site, dedicated to bringing you cutting edge classes, exclusive tutorials, and new techniques, ranging from beginner to more advanced. As a subscriber, each month you will receive a full class, complete with video instruction, as well as several exclusive tutorials, and step by step instructions to completing a variety of techniques and projects. Each month will be jam-packed with content, and each month will feature a different teacher, so you will get a range of styles and creative ideas.
Details will be announced later this month along with your chance to subscribe! Keep your eye on the Your Scrapbook Stash blog for lots more info to come soon.

I hope you'll take a minute and visit them to see what it's all about. I know I'm looking forward to doing just that myself!

Have a beautiful Wednesday and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend, Ann Marie! I hope you get everything you've ever wished for! Love you!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sizzix + BasicGrey = 1 Fantastic Combination!

Sizzix + BasicGrey = 1 Fantastic Combination!

You asked. We listened! At long last BasicGrey has teamed up with one of the premier leaders in diecutting and embossing - Sizzix - and we couldn't be more excited! This summer we announced our partnership and it's made its debut in the form of these amazing embossing folders featuring designs from our holiday collection, Eskimo Kisses! You can choose from eight (8) different pattern incredible pattern combinations! Get one or collect them all! (I know I'm wanting them all!)

Here are some images directly from Sizzix's website:

Aren't they all divine??! For full details on these items (like how to order and their specifications), please visit! Oh, but WAIT! There's more! It doesn't end with the embossing folders...check out a just a few of our new precious diecuts:


Ok, so that's my enabling for the day! Have a fantastic Tuesday! It's fall weather here which makes me deliriously happy! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Now let's hear it for the BOYS!

You knew this post wasn't far behind, didn't you?! (Ok, well maybe far behind given my horrid state of posting lately, but you know what I mean!)


So let's hear it for those BOYS! Ella's Essential Guide to Scrapbooking BOYS is now available and ready for you! As a mom of three of those crazy guys, I was so excited to be asked to participate in this book along with other moms of (all and only) boys! (Do you recognize anyone on that cover?!) It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase a little about what makes our boys so unique and special and I had a ball with it. Here's a bit more about what is included straight from Ella's website.

Got boys? Whether you're raising one little dude or several, this guidebook is here to help you make sure you capture all the details of who they are. Take a peek into their pockets. Have them take a quiz to reveal their hopes and dreams. Showcase their greatest creations inventions. Share their penchant for damage and destruction. From "things that go" to "games and sports," this guidebook truly has it all!

We invited five moms of boys (and only boys) to brainstorm a list of 20 essential “dude” topics and create incredible layout examples for each. They offered up their best ideas for making their sons' layouts meaningful, authentic, unique, and, well, masculine. And with 15 boys, ranging in age from 3 to 19, these women know a thing or two about muddy boots, grass stains, dump trucks, and video games.

I have no doubt that for all you moms (or grandmoms or aunts out there) with boys in your life that this eBook is for you! And one sneak peek from inside the book. This is Turner again and his "creations." (That boy is always making something!)


I hope you'll check it out and enjoy! Have a fantastic Monday! I know I will because it's my anniversary! (13 years! Thanks for sticking it out with me, baby! :))

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

I'm so sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of the Essential Guide to Scrapbooking GIRLS by Ella Publishing! The lucky gal is MICHELLE! Please email me at kelly(dot)goree(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!