Thursday, January 7, 2010

I have found the 'Origin' of happiness

Honestly, I feel like I have been on a roll over the last couple of weeks and that makes me happy (*wink*). And I owe it all to great product (Basics Grey's Origin line) and amazing photographers (Fairytales Photography located here in Chatham).

My last post was a little mini album. That worked out so well that I decided to see if Basic Grey's premier scrapbooking layout kit held up to the test. I am a huge fan of their card kits. They are just too fun....8 fun cards with no thinking required! What more do you want after a hard day at work? You feel like you really accomplished something without having to strain your brain. I don't know about you but it normally takes me 2 hours to pull together a card from thinking of what stamps to use to which papers will look best...and this is on a GOOD day!
Honestly, their scrapbooking kits were JUST as much fun as the card kits! You get everything you need in the kit to make 2 one-page layouts and 1 two-page layout AND there were tons of extra goodies thrown in (ie. chipboard flowers, butterflies, rub-ons, die-cuts). And look how great they turned out!!

I really tried to stick to the layouts provided, as they were all so cool. Did I mention that instructions are provided and all pieces are labeled....this kit really was made for dummies (me included!). The only thing I did add was the Live, laugh, Love stamp by Unity, as I didn't have a photo that fit well in that spot.
I had one pro scrapbooker ask the other day if the pieces were all pre-printed on the 12x12 pages (ie. all the smaller pattern papers you see) and the answer was no. So you have the flexibility of moving the various papers or omitting them if you like. It is nice to have that option if you are feeling creative.

Just in case you are wondering, these kits are available in store for $21.99 (just $5.50 per page)! Not bad work for a Sunday night if I do say so myself!

PS...The class schedule will come out tomorrow!


scrappygirl said...

These LO's and the mini album are just amazing! Hmmm...I have a gift card for the Pickle--I may have to come in today and use it on a kit--I just LOVE how they turned out! Great job!

crazy4scrappin said...

Well...too funny, I was in there on Wednesday and had to most definitely buy the kit. This paper collection is LOVELY!!!

Laina said...

Lovin' these! They work so well with your awesome photos! I may have to take a look at them! :)