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!


Saturday, September 07, 2013

Welcome to the AC 2013-2014 Design Team Blog Hop!!

Please email me at Kelly(dot)Goree(at)Gmail(dot)Com
Thank you all so much for your comments and random facts! I loved them all! 

Hello and welcome to the American Crafts 2013-2014 Design Team Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the blog of the talented Elizabeth Gardner! If you just happened by my blog for a visit, YAY! and HELLO!! I hope you might take a moment start at the beginning of the hop for all the eye candy and prizes offered along the way! It'll be worth your while, I promise! 

The purpose of this hop is to get to know each of our brand new team members on a more personal and up-close level so each of us are sharing a layout about themselves! I know, right?! That's not something we scrapbookers do very often and I would imagine it's probably my first about Me page in 3 or so  years! 

I picked the super-fun Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste line to document a few of my favorite things. Its bold colors just spoke to me! I especially loved the die-cut shapes and these amazing vellum pockets! Holy cow! It was the perfect place to jot down a few notes and keep them safe. 

A Lister (366029) - Cut & Paste, Section 1 (366033) - Cut & Paste, Cross My Heart (35388) - Cut & Paste, Ticket to Ride (35039) - Cut & Paste, On the Edge (366043) - Cut & Paste, Mother Always Says Paper (35388) - Cut & Paste, Rotary Phrase Stamp (366080), Bits Die Cut Shapes (366068) - Cut & Paste, Stitched Vellum Pockets (366071) - Cut & Paste,  AC This to That Adhesive, AC Border punches, AC White & Yellow cardstock (white +tropicals); AC charcoal pigment ink; AC pen.

And a few detail shots so you can see the fun embellishments for this line:

Do you see that day of the week strip up there? That's the tear strip (bar code strip) from the hot pink grid piece of paper! I thought it was so cute and just had to use it! I love using all parts of my papers! Nothing goes to waste with me. I love paper too much!

And those polka dots? I die. Such happiness right there, folks. It's only outdone by that sweet yellow/grey stripe. LOVE it!

Now before I send you off to the blog of the amazing 
Angie Gutshall, let me first ask you one question. What good is a BLOG HOP without PRIZES?!!! Of course I have a little prize pack to offer you of some AC goodness! Simply comment here by Sunday night at midnight EST with a little random fact about YOU and you could be entered to win a smattering of goodies from my stash! 

Here is the complete listing and order of all the Blog Hop participants for your use! I hope you'll visit us all!
Kelly Goree *******

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 05, 2013

This, That and the Other. (Alternately Titled: How in the HECK is it September 5th?!)

How is it possible that the month of August flew right past without me even realizing it was gone? I know, I know - it was the end of summer and back to school and so much more. But'd have thought I would have managed something. But sadly you'd have been wrong! I'll say it again - I'll try and be better! 

So l
et's get back in the swing of things here! I have tons of new information to share - super exciting stuff is happening - and I hope you'll stick around and follow along!

First up is PAGEMAPS news! My dear friend Becky has completely redesigned her site and it is AH-MAY-ZING!! Read below to see what she has to say about it....

Hey my fellow sketch fans, have you been over to PageMaps lately? It's the beginning of the month and we all know what that means—new sketches (and card sketches, too)! But this month there's even more. A fresh, new look and loads of wonderful changes have taken place behind the scenes over the past month, and we can't wait for you to check them out. From "click to enlarge" artwork to the new PageMaps U education program, I invite you to stop by PageMaps and check them out!

This was my layout for this month's newsletter which you can download for yourself here: PageMaps September newsletter

On a small side note - Can you believe my boy is old enough to get braces? It really changes his look! You can't tell but he's sporting yellow and navy bracket bands - school colors, of course - so he's got it going on ;) Braces have come a long way since I had them when I was his age. I really loved the look of the BasicGrey Clippings paper at the bottom. I wanted something that "felt" like braces without being too literal. I think that stitching did the trick!

Supplies: Teresa Collins, BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye, Scenic Route PP; BasicGrey alpha stickers; My Mind's Eye phrase stickers; American Crafts Thickers; PageMaps for Spellbinders die; Fiskars star punches Marvy Uchida circle punches; Basic Grey enamel dots; Pentel & Sharpie pens/markers; Xyron adhesive.

And now a couple things from my amazing friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today:
Just CHECK OUT THIS COVER (yes, I'm yelling!) of their upcoming Fall issue! Isn't it amazing? I'm in love with those reds and browns. And if you think the cover is spectacular, just wait until you see all that is included inside - especially the 8-page ADDITION!! Yes, that's right. EVEN MORE to love. And did I mention this magazine is free? Oh, yeah, baby - FREE! It will be available in stores and for download September 20th! (That's like only 2 weeks away!)

And then there's this.
It's the new 2014 Scrapbook & Cards Today/PageMaps annual calendar! I didn't think it could get any better than it has been, but darn if it hasn't! New for 2014 is the planner format with plenty of room for recording those moments you don't want to forget. I promise this will be your constant companion and it is going to be just chock FULL of fabulous inspiration! It will be available for pre-order at the Scrapbook & Cards website starting OCTOBER 20th!

I think that's going to do it for me for today, but I still have so much I'm dying to share. This week also will feature my first post as a new AC design team member - it'll be BLOG HOP TIME! - as well as my monthly (a bit late ;)) Old New Borrowed Cool! I hope you'll check back often!