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4.07.2009

A Kiss on the Chic Pt. 2 + a Giveaway!


{reported by Susan Keuter}


Hopefully, you caught our Kit Club Basics post on Sunday and Emilie's A Kiss on the Chic projects on yesterday's post. I've never EVER worked with a club-kit. This was a first. I've always shied away from them because I was afraid they'd be non-current things - or too theme specific - or too mismatched and thrown together.




Non Kit Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill, Alphabet Dies - QuicKutz




Non Kit Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill, Alphabet Dies - Quickutz



Well, this Kiss On The Chic kit blew me away! LOVED every single piece of paper, loved the embellishments and loved how it all went together. I personally am terrible at picking out matching paper - outside of a designer line. I always put Jenni Bowlin with Jenni Bowlin, and Sassafras Lass with other Sassafras Lass. This kit made me realize how easy it is. Because while the oranges and reds may not have been dead on matches - they all looked great together. I seriously was freed up and could just reach for a piece of paper - and it worked with whatever other piece I had my eye on using! LOVED IT!


Non Kit Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill, Border Dies - QuicKutz




Non Kit Supplies: Alphabet Stickers - Scenic Route, Carolees Creations



I appreciate the fact that I was given a wide variety of paper - meaning some stripes, some bold patterns, some cutesie paper and some great background neutrals as well. And while my kit was the "Childhood Boy" it was totally versatile enough to do a variety of themes with the contents. I also really appreciate that A Kiss on the Chic is a NO COMMITMENT kit club. You do not have to sign up for any subscription. This club may have totally changed my mind about kit clubs!

Thank you AKOTC for the chance to play! Now it's YOUR chance to play. To win your own kit from A Kiss on the Chic leave a comment on this post. Up for grabs is the CHILDHOOD BOY kit I used here. Leave your comment by Noon EST tomorrow (Wednesday). Winners will be announced on Thursday!
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180 comments:

Aly D said...

great article, and adorable layouts! you rocked that kit!!

Fifi said...

Your kit review articles are making me really consider subbing to a kit, loved some of the layouts

Melissa said...

Love this! I especially love that you used the Childhood Boy kit and these layouts do not say that to me. Definitely versatile. Would love to win!

grover said...

I just love kits!!!!
Great article and layouts :-)
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

crazy good!

heather (h2) said...

good stuff

Carolyn G said...

I have always been afraid to take the leap into kits. That would give up my control! haha. I would love the chance to play :)

GEL-Oh said...

Like you, I'm worried that kits are to theme specific. Winning a kit would help dispell my fears???

Jess said...

I have always wanted to try a kit club, but haven't yet... too worried about getting things I won't like! You might have made me rethink that!

MotherofJackals said...

You are addressing my exact worries about club kits. I had never heard of "A Kiss on the Chic" and love that they are a no commitment club.

I to am line mixing challenged it's great that they do it for you.

Susan said...

Great article. It makes me want to scrap. And I might have to look into that club down the road (need a job first)

Harley said...

Awesome layouts, love the "Tongue" one!! :D

Jewel said...

Your layouts are awesome! Love, love, love the childhood boy kit - so many possibilities with it.

Eric said...

Love the pages made with the kit. I never have worked with a kit either and would LOVE to win this one to do pages for my little boy!!

Mindy said...

I really love this kit club and plan on getting a kit or two in the future thanks for sharing!

kimberly bishop said...

what an amzing kit cool papers and embellishments...perfect for those pages of my little guy love the blog i find it very helpful keep up the great ideas and inspiration thank you

mustangkayla said...

Great post! Fun l/o's! I think that A Kiss On The Chic kits are fab.

Joli said...

I love love love how you wrote your own words in the crossword paper boxes! I can't wait to use that idea myself!

Melinda Wilson said...

Love the kits!!! They are wonderful to work with and everything is right there if front of you to work with!

Kari D. said...

I've never done the ki thing either,but looking at your LOs makes me consider trying it! Love it!

Brandi said...

I love the idea of a kit too. Like you, I get overwhelmed trying to work with different patterned paper. I love it, I have tons of it...on my shelf :)

lovin2scrap said...

I really like the versatility of this kit. There are waaay more possibilities than just childhood boy pages!! Definitely gonna check this kit club out!

lizacreates said...

I like that kit a lot. There are many sassafras lass products in it and I'm a big fan of sl. I'm gonna mosey on over to A Kiss on the Chic and check out their offerings. Yeah, I'm hooked on kit clubs!

Amy said...

With 3 boys, I'd love to win this kit! :) Love what you did with it and love that this kit club is a no-commitment club!

Jaime said...

This kit is too cute. Love your layouts. Thanks for the opportunity to see some different kit clubs, as opposed the big ones we already know of.

Jackie said...

ooooh I really love the layouts, and what a gorgeous kit!

Nathalie said...

I love kit clubs for the exact reasons you mentioned here! Great pages!

Gretchen said...

Fantastic layouts! The papers are perfect for the photos. :-)

Theresa said...

Love your layouts!

And LOVE "A Kiss on the Chic" - the kits are fabulous, Laura (the owner) is talented, sweet, and funny, and she and her design team provide amazing inspiration.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have subscribed/participated with 4 different kit clubs, and AKOTC is by far my favorite. For your $$, no better value, quality, or service!

Ashley Harris said...

Those are fantastic LO's! I love them.

Scrapycandy said...

Thanks for your inspiration...I think this was a terrific way to introduce me to a kit club!

Abby said...

Great layouts! Loving these kit features! Thanks for the chance to win!

lisa g. said...

I've never tried a kit from a club....this one looks like a lot of fun work with...esp. with 2 boys :)

ElizabethB said...

Great layouts! Playful and colorful. Looks like a great kit. I willcheck them out more. :)

Anonymous said...

It's nice to get yet another positive review for kits...love the LO's you did. You are helping me make a decision about this...thanks.
Grammyscraps

Kristine in WA said...

Ive always wanted to try kits but too afraid of the long term obligation to take the plunge! Thanks for the great share, I just may have to try afterall.

Joyce D said...

Susan - Love what you did with this kit!!!! And love your take on never working with any sort of kit before. I absolutlely LOVE to mix & match papers & embellies - but it really can zap my scrapping time .... kits look like they could really help me scrap more! Thanks again!

Teresa Zuehls said...

I feel about kits like you did until you tried one. Loved all the beautiful lay outs you did. So now I'm thinking I might just have to try one. Thanks for the review on kits.

Cynthia B. said...

ooo - the boy kit is even more perfect for my family! Love your examples - esp. the dog LO - so cute! Thanks to Scrap Review for bringing Kiss on the Chic to my attention - I LOVE the "no commitment" part of their club!

Jennifer said...

I'd love a kit! It is great to play with companies that you've never tried before.

marla said...

I have never been a fan of kits because I am afraid they wouldnt be my style of papers, etc. and most of the stuff wouldnt get used. I may just have to try one of these kits they look great.

Sammie said...

Great layouts! This kit would be perfect for me, with two boys!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great projects!!! Looks like a great kit!

Rebecca W said...

I love the shaped layout and the crossword puzzle.

Jen said...

those are really cute!!! love all of the bold colors!

Sarah said...

Great looking kits! I would love to win a kit! Thanks for the chance!

Holly said...

Those colors are right up my alley. I had never heard of this kit before, but I'll have to go check them out.

NanaBeth said...

Let's see-4 sons + 2 grandsons. I surely think I could put this to use.

Avital said...

Thanks for all the chances to win those FABULOUS products :) [Maybe once I'll be lucky... :) )

Lisa said...

Would so love to win! these really look fab kits - fingers crossed...

DeniseHunter said...

Oh, this is fun! I have 3 boys that I would like to scrapbook with this kit! Thanks for the great review and layouts!

Meggan said...

This kit looks great! So many different fun layouts from one kit. Just loved the layout about your son sticking his tongue out. My husband laughs at me that I can't do any detail work without holding my mouth at a funny angle!

Kimberly Gust said...

I love this kit - and all of the inspiration! It's great to see how the papers and embellishments can be used for non-boy pages, too!

Kimmie said...

what a fantastic kit.

kismet art said...

Oh ladies, you are so tempting me to join a club (or at least give a couple a try!!!)

Unlikely Kreator said...

beautiful layouts!

Cassie said...

Great layouts!! Thanks for the article!!

Cassi said...

once you kit, you won't go back :)

Dania said...

One of my biggest frustrations is when I can't get the colors to match. I have thought of Kit Clubs before but afraid of the commitment. Since I don't scrap on a regualar basis(this needs to change) I'm afraid of the money and kits piling up. This club sounds interesting since there is no commitment. I will need to look into it.

I love the layouts-they are beautiful as always. The doggies are so cute!

JennE said...

I ALWAYS love JB & Sassafras! The LOs look fab!! Thanks for the great article!

Heather Prins said...

love that kit club, she puts together really beautiful kits!

CJandErik said...

Great Article.

I LOVE those distressed letters in the kit and the die cut lined paper you used in the first LO. The whole kit is cool but those 2 items I want to run out and buy.

Karen said...

This is a kit club I've not heard of, and I love that it's not a subscription kit. Would love to win one!

Courtney ;-) said...

oh, I just LOVE the pages that you made1 Too cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Loved what you did the papers. Good article
Anne B

AngelBear said...

Awesome layouts and kit! Thanks for the chance to win it!

pookiepea said...

All the layouts look great but still unique even they are from the same scrap kit. I love how fresh and clean the look is. I would love to be able to play with this kit.

Tammy said...

Great LOs, looks like an awesome kit (and I'm a sucker for a good kit club!)

Anke said...

Susan, great layouts!
I never use kits, but when I see this one, I think it is a kit I will use, so thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

Well--I missed the deadline, but I want to say that the 'no commitment' aspect will make me go look at this kit and the club. Thanks for the review. Would like to hear more on good/bad kits as you have time in the future. Am enjoying the reviews at this site.

Anonymous said...

Love those layouts! Great job! You have once again showed us something different and fun!
I miss the cactus!!!!
Terry

Jodi said...

Hey Susan...

Nice pages... I too have never used kits. I like the color schemes of this kit. And i am loving the crossword puzzle paper.

Sherry said...

I've never been part of a kit club fearing that the kit would be too theme specific or contain items that I would never use. The 'Kiss on the Chic' kit used here certainly puts that fear to rest. Great paper, embellishments, etc. and I love that it is a "no commitment" club. Hope I win the Childhood Boy...I have a 4 year old son and would love to use this kit!

Diane (NH) said...

I love the use of colors that the kits provide. Sometimes when you're working on your own, you don't know if the colors will go. The colors in the kits you played with POP because of the contrast. Thanks for showing us!

Cyndi said...

I love the freshness these kits have to offer. Love what you did with the Childhood Boy! This kit would work great with my young subjects :)

Helen said...

Great papers in this kit. Great layouts.

Christine said...

That kit ROCKS! Love what you did with it.

Stefanie said...

I hadn't heard of kits before reading the article over the weekend. This looks great - esp for a busy mommy with a 2 1/2 year old and a 4 month old. Great way to get a few pages done fairly quickly. ~ Stefanie

Debbi said...

wow love it..even if i don't win..might have to order..

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Love your design work for KOTC Emilie! Laura has a great talent of putting together pretty kits that are fun and easy to work with! xOxO

CharlieDK said...

All of this looks great and definately colours I would not have thought about matching. BUT it looks great. TFS

Merrilee said...

I love these kits!

Maria said...

I'm loving this company! I felt like you about kits - what if I hated everything???!!! This one is making me re-think.
Would love to win this kit!!

Kari Ann Sweeney said...

i love what you did with the kit!! I'm sold

Betty said...

OH my God your work is gorgeous. The kits were so bright and vibrant. They are so versatile. You did a good job Susan.The pictures come to life with the bright patterened paper and the solid colors.

Thanks for posting.
Betty/navymom05

Christine said...

Doesn't Laura do an awsome job with her kits!!! She is lovely.

Blessings,
Christine

Rebecca said...

Great idea for a kit club with theme choices! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rhayne said...

Great review from someone in my "never tried a club" shoes :o) And thanks for the chance to win some great scrappin goodies :o)

Jenn said...

Those layouts are GREAT!

jill said...

love that crossword paper, what a fun kit!

Jen said...

Love how you worked the kit!

carpediem said...

Great work! Really like what you did with the kit contents! To me, versatility is key to a good kit! Thanks for sharing!

FibreJunky said...

What a cute kit! I've never heard of that club, but I'll definitely check them out. I've done card kits before, but not scrapbooking. Maybe it's time to start.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

That's one thing wonderful about Laura's kits. They aren't matchy matchy but yet everything goes together.

Love the layouts you posted!

Laurence said...

I'd like to see this kit in person, lol !

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there were any kit clubs without committment requirements of at least 6 months. That is good to know. You did an awesome job with the kit. thanks for sharing, ms.cheryl

Anonymous said...

Love the versatility of this kit. I used to be a kit user and now I may have to try them again.
Wendi from UT

Sarah said...

OMG!!!!! I had never seen this site before but am so glad you reviewed it because it ROCKS!!!! I love the kit that is up for grabs but I also LOVE all their kits. Great Pick!!!!

Aimee said...

very cute kit!

Jen said...

Wow, your layouts are fabulous! I seriously like that crossword puzzle paper and in fact all the others! Thanks for the chance to win some!

Lara said...

Susan, you are such an enabler :) I love the pages you did with this kit..especially the Desert Dwellers page.

Anonymous said...

would really enjoy lovin' on the kit in person!

thanks for the chance to win one...

- - - Brenda in IL

Tara-Lynn said...

I love the pages done with this kit. I really like the crosswork puzzle paper.

Wendy said...

All the kits look great. I like a mixture of companies !

Beth said...

Oh my goodness! I had never heard of this particular kit club, but I went and checked out the kits and they are fabulous!!! I loved them so, I couldn't resist and ordered the baby girl kit! Thanks for sharing the great information and exposing products that I wouldn't know about!!

Michelle said...

Great pages! Love that you went outside the box and used it on pics that weren't "boy-ish".

kitcrazy said...

Let's see with a blog name of kit crazy do you think I would like this YOU BETCHA

Veronica said...

There seem to be more "different" Kit Clubs to choose from now. I'm impressed! I have a "Teen" girl and would LOVE to win!
Keep up the GREAT work. Lovin this site! :-*

Erika M. said...

Kiss on the Chic kits are a great value for your money! I use everything in the kits - love them!

Yaritza said...

Great Layouts. I've never heard of this kit club but it looks fab. Gotta go check them out. Thanks for the chance to win.

ellnic said...

Fantastic kit, usually being short on both inspiration and ideas, I spend hours at my LSS trying to find some! I would love the opportunity to play with my first kit and challenge myself, rather than getting ideas from other people.
Jean

Miriam said...

what a gorgeous kit, I loved the layouts that were created :)

AngMomof3 said...

I'd love to try out a kit. I've had some of the same skepticism as you, so I'd like to be proven wrong by getting to try it out!

melissa s said...

I'm nervous about kits too. Love the idea that you don't have to have a monthly subscription to get one!

Cheri Howard said...

What fun layouts!

Anonymous said...

Those are some great layouts! I am getting tempted to join a kit club now!
TFS!
Diane
diane7@rogers.com
P.S. By the way, I stick my tongue out too doing sports- helps with concentration!

ParenteauFamily said...

love it! thank you..

Tricia said...

I love working with kits. Part of the obsession for me is having them delivered to my door - serious fun! Great layouts using this kit! Pick me!

cassie said...

I've never worked with a kit, but would love to try it out! Hopefully I'll win one.

Majic Scrapbooker said...

All those layouts are lovely; a great demonstration of how versatile a kit can be. Thanks!

Ashley said...

I would love a kit!

thanks
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Jingle said...

These are great pages! What a fun kit to play with!

ritatimmons@swbell.net said...

I love kit clubs! the best ones are the ones that mix products together from different manufactures and that have rockin' design teams to provide the required inspiration to "use" instead of "collect" the kits. Thanks for reviewing the different clubs!

susan m said...

What a great review. I would love to win this kit.

Kim Strother said...

You do such a good job reviewing the products here. And the kits are no exception. My photos of my 7 y.o. would go very well with the childhood boy kit!!

Vicki Morris said...

Oh Susan, what beautiful pages. They look perfect. Love the great pictures and boy those two dogs are stinkin cute.
Thanks for all the great ideas!

sarahw said...

Super cute pages. I would love to work with this kit. Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

Patricia said...

This kit would be perfect for my little boy!

theng said...

The layouts are really cheerful, the colors are sooo vibrant!

Melanie said...

Love these layouts.

Stephanie Frisby said...

The reviews you ladies have left about AKOTC has totally sold me on this kit club! I love the way they match the different product lines together and the layouts you have created with them. I would love a chance to win the boy kit! But if not, I will have to buy one anyway.

Debbie said...

Thanks for all your information on kits. I was in one about 8 years ago. The paper quality was very good but it was too themed. I found it hard to work with what was sent to me.After a year (which I had to do) I quit. I never have looked at another one since.I think I would look at a kit that gave you the choice whether to take it or not. I find your reviews to be very helpful. Thank you

debbie peysen

barb in richmond said...

Thanks for the opportunity to try this really versatile kit.

Kim S said...

I have often looked at different scrap kits and have always felt that they looked too "generic". Wasn't quite sure that I would use everything that came with the kit. After seeing the AKOTC kits, I am sold. Love that the paper is all coordinating and I could always add matching products as well. Great review!

Veronica said...

Awesome kit! Pick me!

julie.schellin said...

this kit is new to me. thanks for taking the time to review these. I am on the lookout for a new club.

kgscrapper said...

THe layouts rock!!! I recently joined a club. It is an every other month plan. I like that everything match and there is no searching for coordinating papers/embellies. THe LSS always seems to have great paper but no matching embellies or cute embellies but not "just the right paper"...who does the buying for this place anyhow?? I might have to check out AKOTC for myself.

Sheila said...

ohhhhhhhh, i love kits... and i love finding out about new cool ones... thanks

erin said...

I love this kit! The pages you made are adorable. I haven't heard of the kit club before, so thanks for posting your pages :-)

Mandy said...

Awesome layouts! Great article today!THanks for a shot at this giveaway!

williamanddina said...

I, too, have never used a kit club! This looks perfect for pics of my nephew!

Avina said...

This makes it really temptin! It would be great for my kid's LOs!

PattiM said...

Cute LO's. I've never seen the kits for that club. Lots of yumminess there.... Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit..

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

Ravengirl said...

There are some really cool papers included in that kit! I can see how it could be usd for more the just a "childhood boy"!

scrapgirl said...

When my daughter leaves for college in August I will have to resort to scrapbooking about my lovely teenage son. This kit would come in very handy.

elissa said...

Explored all over at Kiss on the Chic - loved the childhood boy (since I have a childhood boy!) and wanted the kit, but I have spent my scrapbooking allowance this month on three other kit clubs. Crosses fingers that I can win this one!

Erica Hettwer said...

I'm lovin' these reviews you guys are doing. Keep up the fantastic work! :D

stinker said...

Gorgeous layouts!! This does look like a great kit club!

I am really enjoying the kit club reviews :)

H. said...

thanks for the great info!

Rebecca said...

What great layouts! Love those colors--thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I like this post, and i LOVE the kit(s).

I am glad i subscribed to the newsletter, there is a whole new world revealing for me!
Be blessed!

Daniƫlla (Netherlands)

mom of fab five said...

Hey you sassy red head. I kinda feel the same way about kits--but i think that is because we are spoiled---how is the price? And the cost of shipping? Just curious to know if it is a good deal...

Leontine said...

I've done a kit here in Holland, but it just wasn't my thing.....And it was a subscription so I got about a year of kits and half I didn't like at all. Choosing is better for me.

Robin O said...

Great layout!!! I love kit clubs and belong to several.Can't wait to see your reviews on different ones. AKOTC are awesome.

Allison :-) said...

Well you have certainly done what you promised and have provided us with a one stop place....this is the only place I go now for scrapping news!!!! Would love to win the pack it is fantastic...but that said congratulations to whomever gets it!!!
Allison

maryf said...

Wow! I love the idea of a kit club you don't have to subscibe too-and love what you did with the papers!! I'm afraid to even look at them for the same reasons you were...I may have to look this club up!!

Rasmie said...

Love when there are scrappy LO's posted - makes me want to go and scrap! The kit looks lovely.

Lainey said...

Love this kit too! Thanks for the review!

Michelle Granger said...

Great lo's. I really like how they show the versatility of the kit.

Kimberly said...

Super nice kit!

Tara said...

these are some super cute pages!

Ginger's Camo Page said...

I have never tried a kit. . .but your articles and layouts make me want to give it a go. I would love to win a kit and most probably get hooked like it seems you guys are. I love the fact that it looks like anybody could use the kits - - even the childhood boy, whether or not you have a boy. PS - what is the cost? Thanks for a great review.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, loved the layouts!

Crystal

MBstang said...

Awesome, Love the Layouts! I am going to check this kit out. I love the idea of a kit, but was afraid they would be too limiting, thanks for the insight! You are such an enabler! :)

stinkydudette said...

i'm so tempted to get me a kit! cute layouts! pls pick me!!!!!

Roxann said...

Wow! These KOTC kits are realllllly cute! Maybe it will be my day to WIN!! Thanks for the chance!

Etta said...

Nice kit! Would love to win it!

Jenny said...

what a great kit!

ellen s. said...

those are some great pages and i loooove those kits, esp after using the link. wow, she must work her buns off to do all those kits, totally impressed! put them in my faves

Ladybug Linda said...

Your layouts are great and I too love the AKOC kits. I joined last year and have been learning to mix paper lines and adding 3D embellishments since that time. I am a member of 3 kit clubs right now and this one is my favorite. I also love the fact that I am not locked into getting a kit each month and haved a choice of kits when I do opt to purhcase.

Tracey said...

Those layouts look awesome! I think I may have to seriously look into getting some of these kits!

Deanne said...

what a great kit! I would love to work with these papers and i love what you did with them :) I see some scraplifting in my future I hope you don no mind :)

Valerie Bishop said...

I'd just like to say that I've been getting these kits from Laura since December and they have all been awesome!! I have been with lots of kit clubs, but her kits always inspire me - I can get 8 layouts done easily with tons left. The thing is they are inspiring but nothing is too matchy match (as in everything from the same line - especially pp). I usually get 2 or 3 los done with other kits, but I usually come close to using up my whole kit EVERY month!! I would definitely recommend you try her kits - I love that there is no obligation (even though I do get 1 or 2 kits each month every time!!). She always has some of the newest and hottest sb items and the kits are way worth every penny - better than most kit clubs!! And I'd just like to say,.....no Laura didn't pay me to write this ;)!

Vanessa said...

Love the desert layout! I'm impressed. I too have shied away from kits; thinking it would not have enough flexibility for me. You have disproved this notion! The kit looks really cool and I have lots of little boy photos to scrap of my not-so-little-boy-now.

MyLittleTeapot said...

lovew that kit too!!!Those LOs are just perfect

marisa said...

this looks so cute!!!! thanks!

JeanneK said...

I Love what you did with the kit and to tell you the truth If I win this I will take a second one. Mine should be here today. I love AKOTC, her kits can be used for any style of scrapping you are into, So make it as chic as you want. Laura is sweet and I only wish we had sometimes is a message board a message board to chat with each other and inspire each other.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

cute lo's

love the boy stuff

lynda in calif

Julie O. said...

Great job! I would love to have one of these kits!