Friday, January 26, 2007

Last Post before I'm CHA Bound

Accccckk!! I leave tomorrow morning at crack-of-dawn o'clock for LA! Trying to hurriedly finish packing, scrapping and umpteen other things that are on my "to-do" list that MUST be done before I go!

I apologize for not putting up the "official" sneak of BG yesterday - so to try and make up for it, here's day 4 AND day 5....Day 5 being the new AMAZING FILE SET! Omgosh, I can't tell you all how excited I am for this file set. It's the grooviest scrapping gadget since I don't know when - it makes getting in all those tiny grooves of wee pieces of chipboard a piece of cake! I LOVE them. They are a definate must have and I know they'll be one of the hits of the show!

For those of you traveling - BE SAFE and see you soon! :D

Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's LAYOUT time!!

I can finally share some layouts for CHA I did featuring the four new BasicGrey lines! :D YAY!! I've been dying to do this!! I'll put up four here (one from each line) and you can find more if you're interested in my gallery at 2 peas: Kelly Goree. I hope you all love these new lines as much as I do!

HUGE Thank you to my wonderful friends (Caro Huot, Suzy Plantamura, Christi Spadoni, Amy Howe, Dana Smith, Melissa Ackermann and Sue Travassos) for letting me use the pics of their daughters/nieces/cousins, etc. You all rock and have SUCH beautiful little ones!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A couple of 1sts

Today was quite a day for me. Not only was this the first day I got to play with Bella ;), this was the first day I was able to walk away from my regular job and work full-time in the scrapbooking industry. Today I am completely full-time with BasicGrey. Truly I feel like I am living a dream and that someone is going to pinch me and I'll wake up. I'm beyond excited and can't wait for CHA to see so many online friends!

So here are the firsts from Bella:
I made my poor Ethan go posing with me (he was soooo happy about it can you tell? ;)) so that I could try her out. I can't even tell you how much I love this camera!
I hope you all are having a wonderful day too - only 3 more wake-ups til the show! :D

Day Three!

Welcome Scarlet's Letter - probably my favorite of the four new lines. It's sooooooo elegant and for those of you who have been waiting for something to replace the Black Tie line, I think this is it for you! It's truly stunning with the most gorgeous reds you'll ever see ;) Hope you love it like I do and stay tuned for Day 4! :D

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

BasicGrey Sneak PEEKS!

Ok, so I'm a little behind in this post (things have been crazy at my house preparing for CHA and our first HSN show!), but I wanted to announce if you haven't seen it already that this week we're doing a BASICGREY SNEAK PEEK WEEK! Each day - Monday through Friday will have special sneak peeks of BG's upcoming products/lines for the CHA Winter show!

Yesterday we released a peek at the gorgeous victorian inspired STELLA RUBY line. Today, it is PERHAPS, with beautiful pinks and greens set off by the perfect, well, BasicGrey! :)
And as promised, no later than Friday, I will be posting my own work with examples of these amazing lines. I hope you'll come back often and check it out!

Have a fabulous Tuesday - I know I baby, Bella, comes home today ;)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

My BG Dream Come True!

This was just released today - and I'm SO over the moon - thrilled to be working in a full-time capacity with BasicGrey and beyond thrilled to be working with Dana again!! :D

Post Office Box 348 • Kaysville, UT 84037-0348
P (801) 544-1116 • F (801) 544-1117



New Additions to BasicGrey Staff AND a Television Debut!

(Kaysville, UT. January 18, 2007)
March, 2007 will mark the television debut of BasicGrey as The Home Shopping Network (HSN) welcomes BasicGrey to their impressive on-air roster.

Along with this TV debut, BasicGrey is proud to announce two fantastic additions to their team of enthusiastic employees! Both employees bring years of scrapbooking experience, and their assets will assist in meeting the high-quality demands of HSN.

Kelly Goree joins the BasicGrey team full-time as a Staff Designer, a position where she will be a driving force in designing layouts, classes, teaching events, and trade shows, as well as HSN events. Kelly was a 2006 Memory Makers Magazine Master and has had over 200 published works in major scrapbooking publications. She has served as a freelance designer at BasicGrey since 2005. Kelly resides in Kentucky with her husband and three sons.

Dana Smith is slated as BasicGrey’s new on-air personality and spokesperson. Dana has been a designer at BasicGrey since 2004 and has taught scrapbooking classes all over the United States. She has been a guest on Suzanne Walker’s “Fiskar TV” show, and she received an Honorable Mention in the 2005 Creating Keepsakes Magazine Hall of Fame contest. Her enthusiasm and energy are assets to BasicGrey! Dana lives in Minnesota with her husband and three energetic children.

BasicGrey disregards all conventional standards of design, with patterns and page elements that are edgy, stylish and ideal for the on-the-go scrapbook artist. Our innovative designer collections are anything but basic,
combining pure inspiration with craftsmanship to create an exceptional portfolio of high-quality, unique and creative products that will inspire all levels of scrapbookers and paper artists.

BasicGrey, LLC

P.S. I also have a new email addy in case you want to reach me :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mama's got a new BABY!!!

And it's a girl and I'm going to call her Bella...cause she's SOOOOOO pretty! ;) Ok, so humor me a little! I'm not really having a baby (HA!) but tonight I finally purchased my digital SLR camera! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stinkin' excited!!

Let me explain my joy here. Ever since I started scrapbooking professionally almost 3 years ago, my one goal, my dream goal, was to save up enough money to get my "fancy" camera. I can still remember my girlfriend Robin earning hers and it the thought was so amazing to me that I could actually do that, so it became my goal too. And well, for some reason or another, even though I could have gotten one some time ago, it just never happened.

But tonight, it's MINE it's MINE it's MINE!!!! :D I'm now the proud owner of a Canon Digital Rebel XT 8.0MP SLR camera! (Move over just a little, Carson, Mama has a new baby now! ;))

Saturday, January 13, 2007


or uh, should I say RIBBIT??! (That's for you, Joanna! ;))

It's so wet and rainy here today with no relief in site, so I got the bright idea to take the boys out for a little puddle splashing, but as you can see from the hesitation at the edge of the puddle, they apparently didn't want to get wet! Strange kids! Hope your day is a bit brighter!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Happy 2007!!

I just love a New Year! I love a fresh new start, a new beginning, new ideas, new blog banner ;) and new opportunities where anything is possible. (Even though I am far from a resolution maker - I gave those up as part of a resolution long ago...and it's been the only one I've ever kept! ;))

I believe 2007 will be an exciting and adventurous one for me and my family. There are some wonderful things in the works for all of us and I can't wait to share with all of you.

I hope this New Year brings you wonderful new beginnings and everything you've ever dreamed of!