If you've found your way here from the Cosmo Cricket blog, you are probably already aware that Up The Street's March kit features lots of Cosmo Cricket goodies.
I love Cosmo Cricket products and hoard them like nobody's business. The new releases are definately some of my favorites. While I have Joyride (with a splash of Nutmeg) in the March kit, you will find lots of Garden Variety when the April kit is revealed.
A little background on Up The Street ...
I've been wanting to start a kit club for the last few years. It was love at first sight when I first discovered the whole concept and was lucky enough to serve as a design team member for a few clubs. Until now, I haven't felt like I had the time to commit to creating the kits I love so much. With our youngest boy starting school in the fall, I will be opening a store in Strathroy, Ontario. I knew I wanted to have something a little different from the typical scrapbook store so I will also have old fashioned candy and upcycled crafts and furniture. And while I've found the perfect retail space, it won't be available until late summer. I'm so anxious to get in and get going, but I think it's probably for the best because I have the coming months to concentrate on developing my kit club's style and finding the perfect design team.
I am currently looking for guest designers to feature for the next few months and have listed a call here.
Also on the books for this month is a layout contest. I shouldn't really say "contest" because I don't pick my favorite as the winner. It's a random draw done on April 15th with the April kit as the prize.
At present, Up The Street doesn't offer subscriptions and probably won't unless there are requests. Although I have been purchasing kits for years, I have only ever subscribed to two kit clubs. I just think that every dollar counts these days and that, as a customer, I would hate to be obligated to purchase a kit that didn't speak to me. In fact, every decision I've made concerning these kits have been made as someone who loves to buy kits rather than someone selling them. My favorite kits have always been those that have different manufacturers with a good selection of embellishments, as well as something unique. In the March kit, I handmade the tags, hunted through antique stores for buttons and found trim and fabric that you wouldn't find in an ordinary scrapbook store.
In order to be entered into a drawing for your choice of one of Up The Street's main kits (February, March or April's which will be released on the 15th), please leave a comment on this post before Sunday, March 28th at 12:00pm midnight EST. I will do the drawing and announce the winner on Monday morning (March 29th). For a second change to win a March kit, featuring Cosmo Cricket's Joyride, leave a comment on Cosmo Cricket's blog too!
Thanks so much for dropping by. Please have a look around, visit the store, look through the gallery and drop back on April 15th for the reveal of the April kit :)