Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An Announcement from Gerrianne

Hello Everyone!

I have always been told that …..“when one door closes another door opens”…. or how about….”that which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”…..As painful as it may be I have to say I truly believe both of these statements and they have been weighing heavy on my mind over these last few months as I have found myself faced with several challenges that have literally shook me to my core and left me simply asking “why?”.

So I find myself at the proverbial crossroads of life knowing that I can’t change anything in the past but what I can do is put my big girl panties on and move forward.

At this point I’m sure you’re asking “what does all this mean to you?”.

First let me start by assuring you that I am working diligently to mail everyone’s October kit out within the next week. This kit promises to be overflowing paper, embellishments and all things scrappy. This overstuffed kit is my way of thanking all of you for your loyalty and friendship over the years but it will be the last kit from Kit n’ Kaboodles.

The Kit n’ Kaboodles site( and it’s message board will close on October 15th so if there are any images you would like to save from either site please do it before then.

Okay…so that was the proverbial door that closed……now for the newly open door.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be launching a new site in the next few months that will be my therapeutic happy place! This new site will offer a variety of two page layout kits, card kits, project kits for mini-albums and home d├ęcor for everyone from the novice scrapper to the more advanced scrapper. It will feature products from my favorite designers and manufacturers like Tim Holtz and Claudine Hellmuth from Ranger, Prima, Petaloo, Canvas Corp, Quick Qutoes, Heartfelt Creations, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny and so much more! I am so excited about this new site as it will allow me to do what I love….and that’s to just simply create!

I would like to thank all of you for your business but more importantly I would like to thank you for your friendship and I hope that you will keep in touch. I will be emailing each of you when my new site is up and running and I do hope you pop in to browse and say hi!

I appreciate all of you reading through my long winded email as it was certainly an emotional one to write but let me recap some important dates.

September 25th: This was the last time current members were charged. There will be no future charges.

October 11th: All kits will be shipped out to current members.

October 15th: Kit n’ Kaboodles site and message board ( will close.

TBD: I will be emailing all of you when my new site is up and running.

This Blog will remain active.

Take Care and I’ll see you soon on the new site!


Monday, October 4, 2010

More fun with Graphic 45

Here is another card that I made with the Steampunk Debutante paper pack from Graphic 45. At first glance, some of the images on the papers might make you do a double take, they are really quite striking. The colors are amazing. These designs and images bring us back in history to a very different time and place.
The Steampunk Debutante line is totally different than anything that Graphic 45 has done in the past. Most of the Graphic 45 line is traditional, vintage utilizing beautiful imagery from our past. To see more of their papers, please stop by the KNK store.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Noteworthy Note-holder

I am often caught short of little thank~you or thinking~of~you gifts or trinkets, so I figured that now is a good time to work on making some to have on hand. The holidays will soon be here, and we can always use ideas for little stocking stuffers and gifts for those people who make our lives a little better but we can't afford to buy gifts for. So, here's a little post-it note holder that you can make with a few pieces of coordinating patterned paper, a coaster (or 4x4 piece of cardboard even), a post-it note, a little piece of ribbon, and a pen or pencil!

Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper into 4x4 squares and cover your coaster with them. Trim and distress the edges, use distress ink to make it look nice if you desire :)

Use scalloped punches, nestabilities, or SLICE to cut nested circles to decorate front of post-it in colors complementing the patterned paper on the coaster. Also decorate a library clip with a scrap of patterned paper.

You can also use a piece of ribbon wrapped around the coaster to attach a pen or pencil. I glued down the post-it note pad for extra security, so it would not fall off.
Here is one of my finished note holders, front and back.

This post-it holder is made with the Graphic 45 paper line called Steampunk Debutante. On the back, I used one of Tim Holtz's fragments to create a point of interest for the old man to look at. This paper line from Graphic 45 is a little weird, but you can have lots of fun being creative with it! Hope you have fun too :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Sweet 16 to my Daughter

I was looking for a fun simple spunky card for her so I used some chipboard numbers as a mask and used my glimmer mist to create the background. I then used the glimmer mist on my ribbon (it was originally white and black) and on the flower. I used the overspray to ink the edges of my tags:D Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations to Laura!! She is the winner of the sketch challenge that I posted last week! Check out this awesome page she created using my sketch! I love those little bird houses! What a creative way to use those banners!
Laura, be on the lookout for a RAK from me! I think you are going to like it! ;)

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Graphic 45 is "Steamy"

I was given this funky new Graphic 45 STEAMPUNK DEBUTANTE paperpad to play with and I have to say that it is pretty weird. It is retro like the other graphic 45 paper, but with more of a unique edge. When I saw it, it reminded me of the "oddness" of the industrial revolution. There are gears and gizmos and gadgets, and of course pretty girls! For those of us who are Tim Holtz fans, I can easily see blending his metal pieces and stamps with these beautiful papers. Look a bit closer, don't just take a fast glance and turn away. I think that Graphic 45 took a giant leap of faith with their fans and this avante~garde line of products. I had fun making this card with their paper and some bazzill cardstock. All I added was some black cardstock and antiqued brads.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Still creating with the September KIT!

wow I can't believe the fun I have been having with the September kit! and I still have paper to spare!!! I made this all purpose card. The Kraft paper collection is so versatile! And you can add any color with it and it seems to create this instant "pop" . Here i paired it with some white core purple card stock. I did add some marshmallow glimmer mist to the flower for some sparkle. Have you tried these flowers yet? you really need to!! I am addicted!!