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January 2009 kits revealed! Pin-ups and tattoos and luv, oh my!

Here they are – you are gonna LOOOVE this kit! It’s all about pin-up girls, tattoo-inspired designs, and of course – love and kisses and flowers and valentines.

With the exception of our last rogue December kit we uncovered, we’re offering at least 30% off all 2008 kits still in stock. Go to our Etsy shop and snap ’em up while they last – we need to clear out some inventory for 2009 (the inventory listed on Etsy is not, in all cases, correct – we’ve sold some offline, and Etsy doesn’t let us change that without re-listing – ugh!). You’ll help us out, won’t you?

But as for 2009, hang on to your knickers – you’re in for a wild ride. 😉

Main kit: GAMS & GARTERS $39.95

Feast your eyeballs on this:



And this: BALL & CHAIN add-on kit $19.95


Here’s what’s included.

GAMS & GARTERS (main kit)
– At least 12 pieces of varied ephemera
– 4 pieces of genuine (tasteful) vintage cheesecake, circa 1960’s – THESE IMAGES CONTAIN NUDITY – please let us know if you’d rather we remove them prior to shipping. (Keep in mind that most of us do not use these nudie photos AS nudie photos – we dress them up with paper or use them for layering – they are GREAT images!)
– 1 full piece of vintage sheet music, circa 1930’s – 1940’s
– at least 1 vintage valentine
– 1 Knock-Knock slang flashcard
– 1 Paperchase monster card
– 6″ length of pink heart-shaped punchinella
– 7 pages 12×12 double-sided Cosmo Cricket Love Notes and/or Oh Sugar! papers
– 1 12×12 sheet of Daisy D’s Morningside paper
Bombshell Stamps unmounted red rubber: Butterfly Queen set
– 1 children’s playing card
– 1 vintage soda label
– 1 vintage matchbook
– 1 vintage snapshot
– 1 vintage cigar box label
– a few inches of vintage seam binding, teal lace
– 1 yard multicolored fiber
– 1 package K&Co Life’s Journal metal art alphas or numbers (varied – will either be white numbers on black background, black letters on ivory background, or American Sign Language alphas)
– 2 swatches of gorgeous floral-themed fabric
– K&Co metal art Tim Coffey round frame

BALL & CHAIN kit includes:
– At least 5 pieces of paper ephemera, courtship and wedding-themed
– Oopsie Daisy postcard
– Paperchase monster card
– 12×12 Bazzill Bling cardstock, String of Pearls
– 12×12 Daisy D’s paper, Chinoiserie Baroque
– Heidi Swapp pink flowers ghost shapes, 13 pieces
– 1 vintage bottlecap
– 1 vintage “She” soda label
– “Bombshell Apparel: Explosive Sensuality” iron-on tag, micro-beaded surface
– 12″ brown Bazzill pom fiber
– 10″ vintage pink seam binding tape
– 8″ pink/white belt fiber
– 5 custom-stamped and punched tickets
– 2 or 3 chipboard tags, Provo Craft Etcetera Pastel Tags

Here are the design team projects we gave you a sneak of last week. More projects will be posted this week!

Susan Lui
, January guest designer


Amy Wing
I made this as a gift for my brother – this is my cutie-patootie neice. The shadowbox frame left a lot of room to work dimensionally!


No, we didn’t forget about Yasu or Heather– how could we?! Their projects will be coming up in a day or two. You will eat it up with a spoon – they’re that gorgeous.


8 Responses

  1. I’ve been totally into the combination of soft, coral shades with teal and smokey blue for a few months now … you read my mind right?? Love it.

  2. OMG .. that kit just looks..awesome! Who would not want some for themselves?

    and even more omg.. Susan and Amy . YOU RAWK! woho. Great stuff! and I can´t wait to se what Heather and Yasu came up with!

  3. Wow these two projects are fab!!

  4. Fun work! Susan and Amy!! There are so many things to see you your project!! Get your shadow box back from your brother and show me the real work!

  5. Oh wow! *jumping up and down excitedly* That kit totally rawks!!! Hmm, I wonder if I have time to order before we leave for our trip. Hehe.

    Susan, I just love how spunky your layout is. I love the gorgeous delicate elements of the vintage and the funky addition of the postcard! Wonderful! =)

    Amy, oh gosh, that is gorgeous! How cute is your niece! There’s so much to see! Love the collaged elements! =)


  6. WOW! These are SO gorgeous!

  7. OMG, I love pin up girls!! That kit looks sooooo amazing!!!!!! Great work Susan, love both of your projects!

  8. Dang….gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I could just eat this kit!!

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