KP August/September kit blog hop!


Hey everyone! As you know, I’m a big fan of Kelly Purkey + Simon Says Stamp, and I do so love the project kits that they put out. Right now you can buy the August/September kit (here), and to celebrate the release they’re having a blog hop! I’ll give you more information on that, a generous prize from Simon, and where to hop to next in a few. First, I’ve got a layout to share.


What I love about the kits is that they are a mix of seasonal and right now stuff with items that could be used for travel, everyday, or just because layouts and paper crafting projects too. I loved the colors to use with some Hawaii pics from earlier this year.


That 2013 sticker? I want like 100 of them. Same with the “get your shine on” badge and so much else in this kit. FUN stuff! Here’s the full layout:


I used 4×6 photos and 6×6 papers on this page. To get your own August/September kit (and they’re going fast, I’m sure!) you can check it out here.

Supplies Used:

And now – on with the hop! The next stop in this blog hop is Stephanie Klauck who made some outstanding cards with the kit! If during the hop you encounter any broken links, you can head back to the start on the Simon blog here.

sss25gcBefore you hop off though – you’ll want to leave a comment! Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate to one commenter here at my blog, as well as on EVERY blog in the hop! That’s eleven different chances to win! The giveaways for the GC’s will close at 6:00pm EST on Sunday August 25, and a complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Monday August 26, 2013.

Before I sign off I also want to share video 1 in a 3-part series I am doing about a current scrapbook “on the go”. Today I’ve got a quick 5min video to share, showing how I’m using Kelly’s current kit as well as older kits (and other goods as well) to help me put together this album.


Note albums like the one I used are available at Simon Says Stamp – and you’ll see more of this album next week!

340 thoughts on “KP August/September kit blog hop!”

  1. Love how you use the kit elements on a traditional layout format. I have yet to figure out how to effectively use the pocket pages. My attempts always look so disjointed. It is nice to see a different application of all those fantastic kit elements.

  2. This kits looks better and better with every blog I visit, thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Lovely layout and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your scrapbooking on the go. I appreciate seeing how you’re using the kit pieces.

  4. Looks great! I love that stamp! It would be wonderful if all twelve months were available.

  5. Loved the layout you made with the kit and the video. I can’t wait to see how your scrapbooking on the go turns out.

  6. love this page- I need to start scrapping all of my vacations from like the last 5 years- I guess I just need to lock myself in my craft room for a month? 🙂

  7. Fabulous layout! Super the sprinkle of sequins you used too! Thanks so much for sharing your layout and amazing talent..truly an inspiration!

  8. It looks like a great trip to remember. Thanks for the video. I need all the help I can get. I love seeing how everyone uses the elements of the kits so differently.

  9. what a great kit and wonderful giveaway! I’ve been eyeing her kits (and buying lots of the individual pieces!) for awhile now and would love to use the store credit to pick one up finally!

  10. Neat LO, May. The travel album will be great too. Terrific idea to do lots of cards ahead of time. Thanks.

  11. This kit Rocks! Love how your layout turned out! The addition of the sequins is great!

  12. I really love the simplicity of your layout, clean but layered just enough! I always enjoy your work and this is no exception!

  13. I love that yummy arrow and the Shine On flair button. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

  14. Thanks for sharing your trip. Can’t wait to see what you did with the book you started.

  15. Love the idea of a scrapbook on the go. Will have to use that one. Great idea. Thanks for taking your time and sharing

  16. There are so many cool items included in this kit! Thanks for showing it off on your fun page!

  17. This is so super cool! I love how all the colours match but dont look ‘matchy matchy’!! thanks for sharing the inspo!!!!

  18. i live in Hawaii on Oahu, and i love layouts that use the colors brown.
    Reminds me of home on the islands!! That is an awesome layout.
    Id take 10 more of those stickers also.

  19. The kit is super sweet and would b so fun 2 win. I like your layout it turned out so cute. TFS

  20. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kelly Purkey!!! Absolutely must have this kit..hope I win!!! P.S. Love watching all ur videos May!! 🙂

  21. What an über cute layout if your vacation…and what tough decisions you were forced to make…the pool or the beach…hmmmmm..what does one do when faced with such difficult decisions 🙂 thanks for sharing your lovely talent..good luck with your book while you are traveling…you have got me thinking about that…so über smart!!

  22. Oh yes! The 2013 card is so cool. Cute layout, looks like fun was had by all. I like your travel album idea and looking forward to seeing it finished.

  23. The video was great, gave such inspiration and a fantastic idea about “on the Go” I have to go to my parents frequently and this idea is perfect thanks

  24. Love the on-the-go series!! Looking forward to more. And love your layout.

  25. Love your layout and love the idea of doing a set-up of the book before a trip. I will have to try that one!

  26. Loving your fun idea to get the Project album set up and ready to go “on the road”. It sounds like a really good plan, to fill the pages as you go. I am so smitten with the quirky stamps, colorful papers, and the array of embellishments. Truly a jam-packed Kit! Thanks for sharing…

  27. Great layout…love the use of the embellishments and the way you tilted the pictures.

  28. Amazing kit and I love what you have done with the supplies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. I really like the details on your layout. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed watching your video too!

  30. Great layout. I enjoyed your video. Great planning for your trip. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  31. This Kit is so versatile! I have tried to “on the go” vacation stamping but I get so tired at the end of the day. I usually forget something too. Oh, to be young again.

  32. Would love to get back into making pages again and this kit might be the inspiration I need.

  33. You used some great items from the kit to make your layouts. That 2013 embellishment caught my eye on a few of the projects I have seen in the hop.

  34. Can’t wait to see more of that adorable book 🙂 Love what you’re doing with the kit.

  35. I really liked seeing you use the kit on a scrapbook page instead of a project life layout.

  36. I’ve enjoyed your videos, helping me get out of the box! Nice to see you can continue to use the left overs of Kelly’s kits on the next layout! Thanks!

  37. Love your idea for setting up a book BEFORE the trip. I, of course, never manage to plan that far ahead. Thanks for the chance to win that gift certificate.

  38. I agree, Kelly’s kits are perfect for many seasons. I think you have the right idea, making your vacation book ahead. I wish I would have done that for my recent trip to Maui, maybe it would be done by now.

  39. May, I just love your creativity! I can’t wait to see how your travel journal turns out!

  40. OMGeeee! I was immediately drawn to that cute little camera. I NEED a gazillion of them. This KIT gets more and more FAB along each HOP. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with this.

  41. I too would want a whole lotta those Get Your Shine On buttons! love that you used the KP goodness on a layout to show the versatility :):) of the kit

  42. Hi May, thank you so much for sharing your layout with us! I like how you used to 4×6 photos. That’s what I struggle with the most. A lot of popular scrapbooker aim for smaller prints but I like my 4×6 because I don’t like cropping my pics so I always have a hard time finding inspirations of scrapbooking multiple 4×6 photos. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Great layout and video. Love the look of this kit. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  44. Love your layout and also the video on how to get started on a mini album before you leave for holidays.

  45. Woow! That’s really good idea to prepare cards in advance for “on the Go!”. I love your 12×12 layout, too!!! So happy and colorful!! Thank you for sharing the video 🙂

  46. I really appreciate your taking the time to make the video … I am such a visual crafter and appreciate watching how someone creates. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  47. Hey May, sorry it took so long for me to get this far in the hop. I was really curious to see what you would do with the KP Project kit stuff and I wasn’t disappointed (am I ever?). Love it! Thanks for the shot at winning some SSS bucks.

  48. I love your layout and I really like the way you used this kit. I need to visit Hawaii again, too!

  49. Love the colors, patterns, and the embellishments in the kit! Beautiful layouts and love the video!

  50. As always I love your page May. This is an amazing kit. I am off to watch your video. Thanks for sharing with us

  51. Awesome layout! I love the paper behind the photo and the sequins. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  52. Love the layout and the different inspiration for using the kit! And I’m addicted to KP’s sequins too!

  53. I’m envious of your vacation! It’s been too long since I’ve been on a lazy trip like that!

  54. As soon as I detected this site I went on reddit to share some of the love with them. daggfadeaefd

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