Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Kit, Blog Hop and MORE!

Happy New Year!!!! I cannot believe it is 2013 already! WOW! I hope you have a very creative and fun year. Today we are starting off with a bang as they say. In 2013 we have a bit of a different format for the blog in mind so we hope you enjoy it. Please let us know as the month goes on what you do and do not like, we are always open for suggestions to improve and give our wonderful readers what they want!

Now onto why you are here! Our inspiration kit this month. This month we had a wonderful lady Cassie B, make this kit with us in mind. Cassie owns an awesome scrappy store on Etsy called Paper Issues. She carries LOTS of items and has agreed to not only do the kit for us, but also be our sponsor this month! I have personally ordered from her and the package came FAST, accurate and so cutely wrapped it made me smile! YAY! Keep reading for that information.

She put together this awesome kit called A Merry Winter:
A Merry Winter December FITkit Scrapbooking Kit 
A Merry Winter December FITkit Scrapbooking Kit 
A Merry Winter December FITkit Scrapbooking Kit

Here are the contents:
Full pack of Glossy Red Thickers
A Full Sheet of Sleigh Ride Accent Stickers from Crate Paper
A Full bottle of Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine
A set of 4 metal buttons from Bluebird Chic (Leah's awesome company)
3 random Mistable chipboard stars from Pink Paislee
1 cream rosette from Maya Road
1 red rosette from Maya Road
2 trinket pins from Maya Road
3 silver, 3 white dots
3 kraft banner pieces
4 buttons from American Crafts
1 Wooden branch from Maya Road
1 yard of sequin trim
1 yard of Aqua Hug Snug seam binding
1 yard of Maraschino twine from The Twinery
2 sheets of white textured cardstock from American Crafts
1 sheet of Jingle Bells from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Silver Bells from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Winter Wonderland from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of O Christmas Tree from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Rudolph from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Let It Snow from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of White Christmas from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Deck the Halls from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Tag Cuts from Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride
1 Sheet of Annual from Studio Calico Classics 3
1 Sheet of Timesheet from Studio Calico Classics 3
Now I KNOW our wonderful DT full of new and old(er) members slammed this one out of the park so let's get to the blog hop! 

Guest Designer: Madeleine Lopez http://senoritaml.wordpress.com/

Now before you go hopping off let me share one more AWESOME  piece of news! Cassie from Paper Issues is doing TWO very awesome and generous things for our readers. First she is offering 20% off EVERYTHING in her store using the code COUNTERFEIT!!! As if that is not enough she is also going to be giving away a 20.00 Gift Certificate to her store to one random winner that we will draw at the end of the month from all those who enter on Mr. Linky! 

Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. Linky to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!
To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challene, ect...).

I will be back on the 3rd with our first CHALLENGE of the year!! See you then! ~Crystal 


  1. This kit is one of my favorites so far! I love the red and aqua color scheme, especially with kraft. My kit is ready to go-so much fun to put together! Now I can't wait to get started on the challenges!

  2. YAY YAY YAY!!! I was so hoping for a CHRISTmas/Winter them for this month. I need to finish up my CHRISTmas scrapping =) And I LOVE Cassie!! She is fantastic and my favorite Etsy store to order from. So fast. So friendly. And SO stinkin' cute when it arrives.

    Happy New Year ~~ dawn

  3. This colour combo is a complete departure for me. Away from the old, familiar and safe. Into new territory and the exciting adventure of seeing what can come out of the unique (to me) pallet. One of the things I have learned through CKC is to stretch myself. And I am always surprised, more than anyone else, with what comes of it.

  4. What a great hop to start the year!! This is such a lovely kit to counterfeit, it was bound to turn up a whole slew of gorgeous kits and it did! I feel as if I could go off and counterfeit a few more now after being inspired by fellow forgers. Can't wait to get going.

  5. Fabulous!!! LOVE that the kit is out on the first day of the month!!! PERFECT!! Paper Issue's esty is just fabulous!

    GREAT bloghop...love seeing what the dt have put together from PI's cool Kit!!! Got some great ideas from them!

  6. Done the blog hop and first thing tomorrow I'm finding my CK.

  7. Just hopped through everyone's kits, and I'd say it's going to be a great month :). Hope lots of people play along and add links to the Mr. Linky page!

  8. Finished the hop and found a ton of inspiration. The papers in the above are beautiful!

  9. This looks very much like my JYC kit. I still have quite a lot left, so look forward to some ideas for using it into January

  10. Just finished the hop absolutely loved all the inspiration the DT put together!


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