Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Play! Product Playground 3 & A Giveaway

(This is my final post sharing products I received at the Product Playground during the BPC Play! in Anaheim event as a way to say "Thanks" to the sponsors . . . and so y'all can see all the new stash I'm playing with now. See my other posts here and here.)

The founder of ADORNit, Carolee McMullin, and two of her daughters shared about their company and its products. They have coordinating scrapbook papers and fabrics, wooden pieces, and even clothing and accessories. They gave each participant a cute tote bag and fabulous kit with the supplies to make a HAPPY banner. I put this kit with my Project Files and hope to make it soon - it will look great hanging from the mantle in our living room!

I don't think there was a representative from We R Memory Keepers at the event, but they provided the chalkboard Alums Made Easy kit for us. There are 275 cards in this package!!
April Foster was there for Studio Calico and we received their December kit. Check out these papers and embellishments and stamp set.

My favorite part of this kit is the roll of washi tape (of course!).
After I spread all this goodness out to photograph for y'all, I just couldn't resist creating a layout. I found some photos to go with the dark blue star patterned paper, however I had quite a few photos and wanted to create a two page layout. So, I used the blue cardstock and the star overlay that came in the kit for the background of my second page.

I added in one of the Simple Stories pockets to hold the hotel business card, room key and other memorabilia.
I pulled another pocket from my stash, added some of the Simple Stories stickers and a wood heart, and used it for my journaling.

And finally, May Flaum represented Simon Says Stamps and we each received a stamp set, a stencil, a die, and an ink pad.

I'm looking forward to using these stamps and the stencil and the ink, however I do not have a die cutting machine that the heart trio steel craft die will work with  . . . so, I'm offering it as a giveaway to one of you. If you'd like a chance to win this really cute die, please let me know in the comments.

Now you've seen all the manufacturer's products that we received at the Product Playground and Playtime. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be working through my notes, supplies, and projects from the seven event classes and creating layouts and trying new techniques and using more fun products! I hope you're finding some time to craft this week.

Don't forget to mention in the comments if you're interested in winning the heart trio steel craft die - I'll choose a winner from all comments submitted by this Sunday (February 2).


  1. Oh that is a cute banner and a lovely set of stash! I'd love to win the die and I'd be more than willing to cut some hearts for you too :)

    I like the page with the memorabilia and journaling pockets - well done on getting to use some of those goodies so quickly.

    Looking forward to seeing what you create with the rest.

  2. you certainly got some gorgeous kits there x

  3. I love your gold suite layout and your effective use of the fun supplies. If I should happen to "win"---please choose someone else as I just got the gorgeous wreath. I'll save the rest of my luck for the lottery!

  4. Oh I would love those dies - I also love what you did with the pockets (the keys to your room) what a great added feature for some extra stuff from a trip. Your pages are awesome. Thanks for sharing. ~Ann

  5. What fun stuff! Love your two pager!

  6. wow Melissa so many fab things to play with.... what a great thing to do..... love your double page too

  7. Did you have an extra suitcase to haul all of this home? What a fabulous stash! I love Studio Calico and Simon Says! This layout might be one of my favorites of yours yet! Love the dark blue and the gold combination and the way you included the memorabilia. I use die cuts on nearly every card I make, and that's a Simon Says die I don't own, so I'd love to be in the drawing. Thanks!

  8. You really did get some great stufff at Anaheim...enjoy playing with it. I would love those hearts!
    Alison xx

  9. I didn't get a die in my kit! That's cute! See you soon at Expo!

  10. Wow, what a scrappy haul. I like how your pages turned out with all those stars. And I'm glad to see Adornit is still around, I have some fun old papers of theirs I need to revisit. I like them so much that they've survived several purges.


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