Friday, February 5, 2010


Update Friday Evening: Sales are going great!
**We wanted to point out to those new to The Story Matters, that this kit club is owned by Scrapaganza the largest store located in Eastern Iowa!
Scrapaganza has been in business for over 4 years, having to move to a LARGER location just last year!
So feel secure knowing we are backed by a history of good business!

OK, girls! Time to buy! Time to CREATE!
Let's get our scrap on!!


If you need shipping, click "Go" below and choose the "February Kit - Shipped" button.
If you need local pick up, click "Go" below and choose the "February Kit - Store Pick Up" button.

WHEN IT SELLS OUT, you will be directed to a page that says "Subscriptions-Next Month"
That means you will be PROMISED a March kit that will sneak Peek on February 15th.
I know, I know-trust... but I CAN tell you it is the first kit with a couple BRAND NEW products debuted at CHA! So take a chance. Ya know you want to!

If you wait for March, they might just sell out!!

OK.... on your mark... get set.....


(click the "go")

And FINALLY, the full pictures of some of the layouts and projects from the first of the design team members that had this FABULOUS kit!

(*minimal other items added to emphasize versatility with other colors and products)

YEAH she did! She used the Stamp packaging and a border punch to make that little embellishment! CLEVER!

Wall hanging for Megan's laundry room!

Angela's Journaling: I always wanted to have two children...of that I’m certain...there may have been a time when I dreamed of having more, but that was long before I was married and the possibility of children even existed. After I got married, I pretty much knew I only had time (biologically) and resources to support two children. It almost didn’t happen too. After Devon was born, we waited about a year and then started trying again. I did get pregnant fairly quickly, only to miscarry at 8 weeks. That was a hard time in our lives. And after another year of unsuccessful trying I had just asked my doctor about my fertility options when I got pregnant again. 9 months later, Devon had a baby sister and I wondered why I ever wanted 2 was super HARD work. I spent some time being angry at all those people who had told me how much easier two children were than one, and how obviously they had LIED to me. Those thoughts quickly changed to admiration for those who willingly chose to have MORE than 2 children, including my parents, my in-laws, my grandparents. WOW-I’m not sure how they coped...and even though now that Maia is 2 years old, it is easier (easier than before she was two, NOT easier than having only 1 child) I have come to appreciate fully what having two children means. I do enjoy twice the unconditional love, twice the hugs, kisses, snuggles and the “i love yous”. I also get to enjoy the many shared moments my children have together, whether it’s Devon helping Maia with a task, reading to her or simply ‘hangin out’ together watching TV...those moments never fail to make me smile...and more than make up for the WORK of having two children...I’m so glad there’s two of you for me to LOVE (and no more than two!!)

Watch for another designer layout using the Distress Powder in the kit!
AND we hope to get a couple video's out to you soon featuring some of the techniques seen in our designers layouts!


Mindy said...

Love Megan's stuff and the way Penny used the butterflies and Angela's LO is cute cool with the landscape orientation and the cute embellishment. My hubby's bringing my kit home today and I can't wait to get started!

meganklauer said...

Beautiful work Angela & Penny! LOVE how you cut out the butterflies and Angela rocks the 2 pagers and always amazes me with her great journaling!

Can't wait to see what everyone does with their new kit!

Colleen said...

Hoping to pick up my kit tomorrow. Yippiee

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Jill said...

I didn't realize it would be ready to pick up this fast--darn it! I'm out of town and have to head to D.M. this wkend so I'll have to wait a bit to pick mine up. Hope that isn't a problem.

Ashleigh Dillin said...

ohhh laaaalaaaa, i love all the pages :)

Christine said...

I ordered mine ~ yay! I ordered it under hubby's name cuz I can't find my card in this mess of a house that is under construction!

Shelley Haganman said...

The layouts and projects are incredible!!!!

Marion said...

I love all the DT's layouts! Lots of creative ideas there!

Angela said...

Awesome stuff miss megan and miss penny!!

ckmom78 said...

awesome lo's ...awesome inspiration, ordered my kit..& picked it up..hope i can create now..

Marion said...

I LOVE the DT's work! You really got a great team! Thanks for doing this Penny.