Monday, January 14, 2008

Asking For Assistance.... (HELP!)

I REALLY want to start scrapbooking again and am looking into a monthly scrapbooking kit subscription. I would ask hubby for this for a Valentine gift perhaps. I think the concept is outstanding! And I've seen some fabulous kits in the past. But, now that I am possibly in the market I thought I might call on my blogging friends for some ideas of where to start looking. Do you have a favorite Scrap Kit Designer? I stumbled onto one today by Studio Calico. Are there any others I should know about?
Okay.... You've twisted my arm! I'll give away some sweet treats (or as I like to call them....Butterfly Kisses)for your assistance! I'll choose my favorite Scrap Kit from the comments section on this post on Friday, January 18.
The winner will receive a Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser, a Studio G stamp set and a few of my favorite punches in some Valentine colors. Sound good?

I'm off to stamp, so hopefully I'll be back to share something creative with you!
ETA~ Please leave a comment even if someone else has already recommended the kit you would endorse! If I choose your kit's company as my favorite I'll put the names of everyone who recommended it into a random drawing and choose the winner that way.


amber said...

just a couple ideas...
Club Heidi is NOT subscription based, but her price is usually $24.99.

Also, there's ScrapGoods, which IS a subscription club. It's cheaper to sign up for a year, but you don't have to if you just want to check it out. I don't know how this club compares to others, but they do have a great forum with tons of ideas, and each kit comes with instructions on a certain technique. They've just started a new thing this month where they'll put out a full kit every other month, and the months in between will be half as big and focus on the techniques from the month before. I make this sound confusing, but you can get a better idea by going to the web site. You can see past kits and purchase them if they're not sold out. They usually ship on the 1st of the month.

I'm interested in hearing about other online clubs from your other readers!

amber said...

a few more ideas:

This site looks like it might be a great resource. I haven't had time to really check it out much.

Rachel said...

Angel - There are so many kits out there. You might want to check out for the scoop on many of them.

My absolute favorite is It's like getting 4 different mini-kits each month. Maybe it's that borderline ADD thing, but I like the variety with the four different paper lines. I also don't like having to use the same paper on 8-10 layouts to use it up. I get bored too easy. LOL It's not heavy on embellishments, but I tend to scrap fairly simple so it's enough for me. I've subbed to this one for over 3 years now and don't see me ever giving it up!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

WOW! I dont know of any great kits as I am desperately trying to use my stash. But your blog is fabulous! I will be back often!

Darlene L said...

Club Scrap has luscious papers--very reliable mailings with all the latest new trends. Club Scrap is the only one I am familiar with and feel comfortable recommending.
Darlene L

Tejal said...

clubscrap is a good one.
Scrapmuse is another good option.

As I find more, I'll get back to you!


Cathy M said...

Sweet RAK! Here are a few of places I know of....

Hope this helps. Thanks for a chance.

Denise ~ said...

Hi, I came across your blog today when I noticed you commented on mine. Thought I check yours out.

As for scrapping kits, I love the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrapping Kits. They include great paper and adhesive die cuts. Plus they coordinate well with many of the stamp sets too. There are many different themes to choose from, personally I love the baby ones! Super cute!

Stampin' Up! is not subscription based, but you can place orders whenever you need to.

Thanks again for visiting my blog today and leaving your super tip on saving stamp masks, great time saver too! Thanks for the chance at this great blog candy too!! :)

Denise ~

Linda said...

I wanted to try ClubScrap so signed up for ClubScrap Jr. I have received the first two months and love it.
Linda Peterson

Linda F. said...

Well, I see my friend Rachel already referred you to for "all you want to know about kits but were afraid to ask" site! I would also recommend Not only do they have a scrap kit, but also a project kit. And there's They aren't sub based, but offer a kit every other month. Good luck with your search!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

I am not sure that I could give you the best advice on this as I am so go-with-the-flow when it comes to scrapbooking. I am sure if I had girls (which I don't) I might be more inclined to purchase "girlie" kits out there. However, I have boys and what I have found is that the kits just don't match what I am looking for. I like to go to a scrapbooking store and choose my paper's and then I bring them home and embellish them on my own. I am also an artist so this might be a more difficult way to scrapbook, but I end up drawing a lot of my embellishments. So... if I had to choose a company I would refer you to Stampin-up as I know they have some awesome sets! Good luck on your search for the perfect kit girl.

Anonymous said...

I think that probably club scrap is the best deal around and they have such variety. I like K&Company kits too very much. Would love to win that blog candy.
Mary Puskar

Momsnack said...

Hot Off The Press has subscription kit programs for both scrapbookers and card makers - I haven't personally subscribed, but they have quality products.
NancyS (momsnack)

Linda SS said...

Hi Angel - It's great that you are getting in scrapping again:) I have so links that I like. I really enjoy the kits I have received from Scraptivity. I haven't personally tried the other 3, but I've heard good things about them.

Sheri said...

I have actually had the pleasure of seeing one of the monthly clubscrapkits and they are outstanding!!! (a friend had some)

Monica-FC said...

here are some monthly kits that you can get also.

those are 2 that I have saved on my computer.

Michelle said...

I love the kits at Cocoa Daisy; you can subscribe or purchase as you go. I think the web site is

Good luck on your quest!

sarah said...

I found my way here thru a link on someones blog at the Stamp-Shack.
I love the kits from Lime-tart.
I'm in Australia, and they are a great price for me

thanks for the chance to win

~ Jayme ~ said...

My suggestion is They have a kit in 4 different sizes to purchase each month. Which are totally fabulous!! :) You can subscribe for 3 or 6 months or as a 1 month purchase.

The sizes are:
-Pièce de Résistance
-The Essentials
-The Extras
-The Trimmings

I think you'd like their kits alot. :)

Anonymous said...

I like K&Company kits and I don't think you can beat Clubscrap.
Mary Puskar

Lori Q said...

this is a scrapbook by the month... gives u a lot of things including embellishments!!! enjoy! I love it.. I Have made many cards out of this myself

Lori Q

Janet B said...

I don't know of any scrap kits, but I'm sure learning alot about them reading these posts. I'd love a post from you about the different clubs there are and the pluses and minuses of each.

Thanks, Janet B

Amie said... has a fabulous monthly kit that you can buy individually, 3 months at a time, or 6 months (7th free)--I just ordered my February kit today. Good luck and thanks for the opportunity!


Julie Hales said...


I really like Back Porch Memories. ( They have two different kits every month. A large Solo kit, and then a medly kit made of three different smaller kits. Every month, there is also a stamp set availablbe (usually exclusive), and many other "add-ons" that can ship with your kit at no additional charge. Every month, there is a newsletter and layout sample/ instructions for each of the kits. It is not subscription based! HTH

Janet said...

I see someone already mentioned ClubScrap. I was a member of ClubStamp and loved it. I had to stop it when I moved. I just can't fit it in to my new schedule now. Darn! I think they have a great value and also have a lot of sales. What girl doesn't like a good sale?!LOL.

Michelle said...

The only club kit I know of is

amber said... looks really nice. It's very similar to ScrapGoods, which I mentioned earlier.

One thing I forgot to mention about ScrapGoods is that the web site design changes every month to give you hints about what will be in the kit. So, it looks like February's kit will have a bit of pink and black in it! I just love sneak peeks!