Have you seen the amazing “Fair Isle” Memory Keeping kits for November 2017? I just took these two photos of the 12×12 and the pocket kits from the shop to give you a nice overview and feeling for the kits. As Christine says in her reveal email: The November kits celebrate WINTER in all its glory!
The 12×12 kit includes four exclusive papers as well as papers from Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts, and Pebbles, exclusive chipboard alphas and stickers, an exclusive stamp set, and different kinds of embellishments. There is a complete list of items included in the listing for each one of the kits, if you want to know all the details.
The pocket memory keeping kits include the amazing exclusive journaling cards designed by Valorie Wibbens, one 6×6 sheet of each of the exclusive patterned papers from the 12×12 kit, an exclusive stamp set, alpha stickers and an assortment of different embellishments. The highlight this month is the fun “Quote of the Day” notepad that can be used for so many different things: as a journaling spot on a layout, like a journaling card in a pocket, for layering and to quickly jot down a quote of the day.
Here are my favorite items from both of the kits: I can’t really tell you why exactly I chose each of the items. But I’ll try. I really like the color and lettering of the acrylic shape “gather together” I want to make sure I use that on a page, it is so beautiful and I haven’t really used lots of acrylic shapes. I was also drawn to the three patterned papers that you can see a glimpse of in the bottom of the photo for various reasons: I would love to use some gesso on the busy exclusive paper with all the different colors and patterns and tone down the middle to create a photo cluster and layout on top and then have the gesso fade and let the color and design shine around the edges. The stark contrast of the tree paper with the black background and green trees, white snowflakes and deer in the foreground is the reason why I love the next paper. I don’t really know how I would use it, but: I love it.
And just look at the details in all the die cut pieces, I especially love the birds and that cure face of the polar bear, I think I’ll call him Norbert from now on, isn’t he just begging for a name? Let’s take a second look at the bright red chipboard alphas: Did you see that they have tiny white dots on top? I cannot even. They are amazing!
Lastly, just look at the cards: some are very graphic and simple (but stunning) and some are very detailed (but stunning) with snow covered branches and tiny robins in front of a blue sky or the watercolor splotch with the hint of a tree silhouette and the word “magic” printed on it. I don’t know yet whether I will use them or hoard them.
As a fun comparison I had my 8 year old son Theo pick his favorite items from the kits and he went for all the dimensional embellishments and bright colors. Even the one journaling card and the one paper I made him choose (because you can’t scrapbook without any paper) are some of the boldest in the kit.
I hope you loved this little introduction to the kit and it helps you bridge the time until the kit arrives at your doorstep. Or if you have been on the fence of subscribing this was the last straw, subscriptions to the Memory Keeping, Planner as well as the newly introduced Classified kits open on Nov 02, 2017.
And if you want to get an even closer look at all the items that come in the kit, I filmed a little unboxing video for your viewing pleasure.