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Beauty & Grunge Mega Kit

The day is finally here when we announce all the details and projects surrounding the first Beauty and Grunge Mega Kit.  As you are probably well aware of by this point (at least if you follow us on Facebook)…. we have 4 of the top designers from around the world partaking in this multi-designer kit!


Kasia Krzyminska also known online as Czekoczyna. Kasia is from Poland and is and has been on numerous design teams including Prima Marketing, 7Dots Studio, Mixed Media Place and many many more. Nadia Cannizzo from Australia is also known throughout this industry as she is and has been on countless design teams. Her current credentials include Maja Design. 13Arts, Flying Unicorn, Dusty Attic and more.  Gabrielle Pollacco from Canada hardly needs an introduction as she too has designed for several manufacturer’s and various design teams – Maja Design, BoBunny and Webster’s Pages – to name only a few.  Last but not least, Frank Garcia from the US. You can see Frank’s work on Live with Prima as well as all other Prima publications.  Frank has most recently added product designer to his resumed creating the ever popular Cartographer collection for Prima that was released earlier this year.

If you are here on our blog, you hardly need an introduction to any of these fantastic designers but let’s face it without them… The Scrapbook Diaries would not be here.  These designers (and all the ones featured throughout our store) are truly the best of the best.  Time and again, they all give us such great tips and techniques to help make our works look like the pros do. So thank you to all!

And enough of my ramblings… so the kit… it’s loaded with goodies. You can find a full product list in the description here. In addition to products from the best manufacturer’s out there (Maja design, 7Dots, Prima and more), we have some exclusive elements and pre-releases.  The 6×6 stencil included in the kit is a pre-release from The Crafters Workshop. It will be released by TCW later this summer when they unveil one of their newest designers….Kasia Krzyminska!!!! Yep one and the same designing a mixed media page for this kit!  The 12×12 stencil was designed by me and if I do say so myself, think it is pretty cool and so very versatile. it’s a stitch stencil.  It was cut exclusively for us by TCW. Thanks Jaime! The stamp set in the kit is exclusive for this kit. We had them specially made for distribution in this kit! It’s got 7 different stamps – textures, frame, postcard, butterfly and leaves -what more could you need?  Last but not least, the chipboard set. As you may know I design pieces for Blue Fern Studios.  Blue Fern is a US-based manufacturer who has some of the best laser-cut chipboard out there. Leslie was ever so kind to oblige me when I asked if I could do a set exclusively for this kit (I might have a few extras that will find their way to the store but in essence exclusive for the kit).

What else…. Each of the four designers created a mixed media layout with a video tutorial. These videos detail how they created their final project and the steps they took.  In addition, each one did a layout using another designer’s product. So you will get to make 4 layouts with a choice of 2 to chose from. Hope that made sense. The bonus layout by each instructor does not come with instruction. And last but not least – if you follow along as the designers have done, you’ll find yourself with a few extra pieces that should be plenty to make a fifth page!

The part you’ve been waiting for…. The official layouts (with video direction included with purchase of kit)…

XOXO by Gabrielle
XOXO by Gabrielle
57 by Kasia
57 by Kasia
Magnifique by Frank
Magnifique by Frank
Memories by Nadia
Memories by Nadia


What do you think? Hope you love them as much as we do!  And here’s a peak at the bonus layouts….

Memories by F
Memories by Frank Using Nadia’s Products
Gabi's Version of Kasia's kit
Gabi’s Layout using Kasia’s Products


58 by Kasia Using Gabi's Products
58 by Kasia Using Gabi’s Products
Delight by Nadia Using Franks Products
Delight by Nadia Using Franks Products

That about does it folks! While it’s an expensive kit, hopefully you’ll find the value in it like we do. Please note you need to enter a coupon code to get the free shipping included in the complete kits…

B&G Product Pic


Complete US Kit = $125 (shipping via Priority Mail)

Coupon Code: FREESHIP

Complete International Kit = $150 (shipping via first class mail)


Basic Kit = $99 (shipping not included – does not include the 3 Color Bloom Spray from Prima)

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