Friday, March 27, 2009

Hop into Spring Kit

Contents of Kits N Giggles "Hop into Spring" Kit...Another glimpse of the contents
showing the disassembled paper piecings...

Ashley's example of the kit put together...
Check out to see what the other
Designers made with this Kit:

Included in "Hop into Spring" Kit:

5 sheets of patterned paper
3 sheets of colored cardstock
1 yard of ribbon
1 Exclusive DaisyDoo cutout sheet
Template for egg, flowers, leaf, and stems

Kits N Giggles Exclusive
Disassembled Paper Piecings included in Kit:

2 Bunnies (one sitting and one standing)
3 chicks (one standing and two sitting)
1 basket


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

About Kits N Giggles

About Kits N Giggles:
Kits N Giggles is a new scrapbook kit company utilizing unique paper piecings and one of a kind cutout sheets. All of KNG's paper piecing designs and cutout sheets are exclusive, meaning that you won't find them in any other kits! Our kits come unassembled so you can still add your own personal flair to them. Each kit includes: enough patterned paper and cardstock to complete a 2-12x12 page spread; KNG's paper piecing with detailed instructions; embellishments; and an exclusive cutout sheet. Contents of each kit will vary depending on the theme. Everything in our kits is acid and lignin free and assembled in a smoke and pet free home.

How Kits & Giggles came about:
As friends through high school, both us (Ashley & Kate) enjoyed scrapbooking together. And even now, as stay at home moms with families of our own, we still love to scrapbook together. We both fell in love with the look of paper pieced scrapbook pages to the point where we both have long been selling our artwork on eBay. We found the hardest part to paper piecing and also the most time-consuming is designing and cutting out all the pieces. So with much encouragement from our friends and our loyal customers, we are excited to start and share in a new adventure together, designing and creating unique scrapbook kits that include our love of paper piecing. We hope you enjoy our products and can see a glimpse of the passion we have for this thing called Scrapbooking! Happy Scrappin'!
- Ashley Arave & Kate Rincon


"I am so excited! The kit just came and its beautiful!! I love how complete it is and I just cannot wait to get time to put it together next week! I will be waiting for the July kit and I will prob order the Easter bunny kit also.. I had no idea the quality of the materials would be this great!!
Thanks for your awesome work!" -Lisa

Jill Ashley - Owner & Creator

I'm Ashley RV also known as Jill RV. I know confusing huh! my name is actually Jill Ashley but my parents always called me Ashley but AshleysPaperJems isnt as catchy as JillsPaperJems right? hehehe . Now the last name is a little weird it is actually spelled Arave but pronounced RV so RV is just easier. I live in Utah with my sweet husband Matt and our4 lil' cuties Jaxon (7), Dallon (5) Alexa (3) and Tanner (19 mo). I have been married for a little over 8 years and loving it.

I have been into crafts since I was a child and have been scrapbooking since highschool. Last April Kate talked me into selling my creations on ebay and let me join her ebay group ALBTM. Ive had so much fun! I quickly learned that people wanted their pages done with paper piecings and so I started designing my own little creatures!

Scrapbooking has been a very positive experience for me. I have had the opportunity to meet some fun amazing people. It has helped build my confidence and make me a LITTLE less awkward in social settings. I look forward to hearing from all of you! Jill Ashley Rv

Where you can find more from Jill Ashley:
Personal scrapbooking blog: Jill's Paper Jems
Where she sells her paper piecing files: Jill's Paper Jems Cutting Corner
She sells on eBay: JillsPaperJems


Kate - Owner & Creator

Hello, my name is Kate Rincon! At the moment I'm a stay at home mom of my daughter, Shay 6 and my son, Kaydence who is 3. I've been married to my very artistic and talented husband, Julio, for almost 9 years now. You will hear about Julio from time to time here at Kits N Giggles... He is a graphic designer and enjoys helping me with some of the creatures and other things on my layouts. Julio also has a wonderful eye for designing blog backgrounds... not including all of mine, he did this one for Kits N Giggles along with a few others for friends and family!

I've been scrapbooking since I was 13 and crafting for as long as I can remember. My mom bought me my first scrapbook kit. It came with 40 pages with instructions on how to put them together. It didn't take long before I needed more. I was addicted from that point on. I love making layouts along with altering anything and everything. I've had my Cricut since it first came out and more recently got the Cricut Expression which I couldn't live without...I love how easy they are to use! Even more recently I got the Pazzles Inspiration cutter and I am really flipping out for this machine...I can do ANYTHING with this machine! Together with both machine's I am having the time of my life! Scrapbooking is my PASSION and I hope you enjoy the creations I make and that they will inspire your creativity!

I'm very excited that Ashley asked me to join her in this fun adventure developing and working with her creating Kits N Giggles! I love the fact that we are bringing people the same things I too love in my personal scrapbooking into a simple package ready to scrapbook at a moments notice! But I like the fact that it won't be exactly the same as everyone's, you still get to put your creative touch and flare to it! I hope you enjoy our kits as much as I do! - Kate

Where you can find more from Kate:
Personal scrapbooking blog: The Paper Beehive
Where she sells here own Paper Piecing cut files:
The Paper PIECING Beehive
Occasionally she sells on eBay: KatieBeeScrappin


Kendra - Designer

Hi! I'm Kendra Nielson... I'm from a tiny town in Idaho and I love it! I've been married to my wonderful husband for 2 1/2 years and have loved every moment! We have an amazing son, Kendall. He brightens our days and makes life full of joy.

I grew up surrounded by artistic people and because of them I grew up loving it. I've been crafting since I was a little girl. After seeing my sister Kate's scrapbooks, I decided I wanted to scrapbook too! I started in sixth grade and love to look back on my creations. It has been fun watching scrapbooking grow and expand. From stickers, plain die cuts, and 8.5x11 paper to what it is today. I'm excited to see it continue to grow. My favorite scrapbook tool is my Cricut. It's so nice to be able to have thousands of shapes in seconds. I also love stamps! I joined a monthly card class and get to order stamps each time we get together!

Recently I've been making cut out sheets, stickers, and business cards for my business DaisyDoo. I love graphic design and hope to make a career out of it. I've been striving for my bachelors degree at BYU-I. Hopefully one day I'll be able to use my graphic design to make fun scrapbook creations as a full time career. -Kendra

Kendra is both a designer for Kits N Giggles AND creator for our Exclusive Cut-out Sheets! We are excited to have her on our team and look forward to working more with her in the future making our kits the best and most unique as can be!! Check out her Etsy shop for more of her amazing designs and creations! Her talent will blow you away! And yes, Kate and Kendra are sisters!!

Where you can find more from Kendra:
Her Etsy Shop: DaisyDoo
Her Scrapbook Blog: Kendra's Paper Piecings