Sweet Memories | June CKC Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! You should have come here from Julene’s blog. I am glad you stopped by today!

This month’s inspiration kit is from the Hip Kit Club’s May 2016 kit. Such a pretty kit–I love navy and pink together. I began my kit with this color combination in mind.


Hip Kit Club–May 2016 Main Kit


Hip Kit Club–May 2016 Embellishment Kit

But first, a little back story on how this kit came to be.

Bitter End

Not long ago, one of the biggest names in the industry closed its doors on its scrapbooking business. Basic Grey has been around almost as long as I have been scrapbooking.

I have always had a love/not-so-much-love relationship with Basic Grey. I loved how well their products coordinated with each other, but I not-so-much loved many of their designs. I often found the patterns to be too graphic for my style of scrapbooking, at least early on.

In recent years, however, I found myself using more Basic Grey products. So when the company announced that it was ceasing the sale of scrapbooking supplies, I was truly sad. I jumped on the chance to purchase a huge box of the last of the Basic Grey product lines.

Moving On

This box of Basic Grey supplies has sat patiently in my studio, just waiting to be used. When I saw the navy and pink color scheme and graphic designs of our inspiration kit, I immediately thought of my BG box.

This month I pulled together the Basic Grey products that seemed to follow the color scheme found in the Hip Kit collection. Since using these supplies will be like a walk down memory lane, I named my kit Sweet Memories.


I hope you will check back this month to see the projects I create with this kit!

Now hop on over to Lesley’s blog to see her interpretation of this month’s kit. And remember to link up your kit and projects that you create from it on the CKC blog. Also, do not forget about the member blog hop. We would love for you to join us! See the details here.

Now go create!

12 thoughts on “Sweet Memories | June CKC Blog Hop

  1. Great idea for a kit that will work well – I too have a love it/leave it relationship with BG – shame that they are gone (and I wish they’d had some smaller boxes for shipping to the UK).

  2. I’m tearing up at the mention of my sweet BG closing down *sniff sniff*. But you have an awesome kit here and one that I would snap up in a moment! All that scrummy product and sequins and the wonderful colours. Love it. You will be making some gorgeous pages this month Kelly!

  3. Oh that’s lovely efficient way to gather up a kit from a box of goodies, that you know should coordinate beautifully. I myself have a love/not so much love for warehouse boxes, but it looks like you definitely scored with that one. Enjoy your kit this month – scrap on and on and on.

  4. I, too, have always had a love/hate relationship with Basic Grey. For awhile, though, I was loving many of their papers. Then it seemed they went back to their beginnings and started making ugly stuff again. LOL!

    I love your kit! Happy scrapping!

    • A lovely kit indeed and a sweet way to say goodbye to Basic Grey 🙂 They were one of my first loves when I started scrapbooking too that and DCWV. The items you got certainly work within this kit and it’ll be fun to see what you create with it

  5. Yes, isn’t it sad to say goodbue to Basic Grey! I’m a huge fan as well. Lucky that you had so much in reserve to make this cheerful kit. Thank you for your sweet comments on my Guest Designer kit!

  6. Such a pretty kit, , nice bright colors. I too have the same relationship with warehouse boxes. I’ve it a couple of times and been really happy and other times it what were they thinking.
    Cindy F

  7. What a perfect way to put your kit together, and I definitely see how you were influenced by the pinks and blues in the Hip Kit. I fell the same way about Basic Grey – loved their older lines but not the newer ones. Seeing your kit choices though, I ‘ve changed my mind about the Urban Luxe collection. Have fun with your gorgeous kit!

  8. deep sigh… if I had your address I might break in, lol!!! Missed my chance to score a box & there was none to be had at my local expo this year. Your kit is my TOTAL FAVE this month!

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