Monday, May 4, 2009

Mystery Kits!!

Each month the ladies at the store put out a Mystery Kit and just like the name suggests the contents are in fact - a mystery! You never know what you are going to get but that is so part of the fun. Each kit contains coordinating patterned paper & embellishments. Each month the contents are different and the specifics might vary slightly depending on what line is being used. Never doubt though that these little packages of goodness are always fabulous and always well worth the $8.99.

They are available the Sunday of each month and fly off the shelves!! If you want one you must act fast!!

And once you get them, what do you do with it?!?! Well, after the fun of opening it up and checking out the surprise goodies you get to take it home and create. Load your work up to the online gallery between the 21st and 28th of the month for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. The winner is chosen by a vote of all members of the forum.

With every contest of course comes rules. These are included in your Mystery Kit for your easy reference. The basics are that you are to use your kit to creat a 1 or 2 page layout. You have to use a little bit of everything in the kit and are permitted to add cardstock only. There are a few exceptions to this cardstock rule though - you may add rub-ons or stickers for titlework and you have several free items that you may use to your heart's content (ink, paint, chalk, stitching, doodling).

As an example, here is what was included in the April Mystery Kit.....
And here is what some of our forum members did with it.....

Shelley Scheeringa

Marissa Colwell

(Based on a sketch by Becky Fleck)

Heather Haggett

Ria Jenkins

Angela Park

Christine Marsh

Part of the fun is to see everyone's very different takes on the same product!

Remember, kits are available the last Sunday of the month! There may be a kit or two left for May otherwise pop in later this month and play along for June!!

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