Mar 122016

Now that Basic Grey has closed its doors.  It’s time for a sale!

If you’ve been wishing you could have some of the beautiful Basic Grey Kits for the Page and Card of the Month kits showcased on this website, but you weren’t enrolled in my monthly classes, then you’re in luck!  I’ve just checked my back stock and I have the following kits available for purchase.  The number before the kit name is the quantity available.  Click on each date to go straight to the page to see the samples.

All Basic Grey Page of the Month kits are now $15 each!

All Basic Grey Card of the Month kits are now $12 each!

Page of the Month Kits – $15.00

5 – January 2012

1 – May 2013

2 – August 2014
2 – December 2014

3 – April 2015
4 – May 2015
2 – June 2015




Card of the Month Kits – $12.00

2 – April 2014
4 – May 2014
9 – June 2014
12 – July 2014
6 – August 2014
5 – September 2014
3 – November 2014
6 – December 2014

6 – January 2015
7 – February 2015
7 – March 2015



6All of these kits are available to view here on the website in the archives.  If you would like to make a purchase, please email with the kits you would like and provide me with your phone number.  I will get the kits boxed up, calculate postage (USPS Priority Mail), and email you an invoice that you can pay online.  First come, first served.  Kits will be shipped according to which order was received first.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Mar 052014

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and in keeping with my 50% Irish heritage, I thought I’d share a little Irish saying and change Missy (my logo girl) in to an appropriate outfit to celebrate the occasion!
Missy for Saint Patrick's Day

Nov 252012

(The photo above is the Basic Grey sample for the new program.  To see both the Basic Grey samples and the additional pages and cards designed by Melissa Papke and taught in class for the current program, please click on the CLASSES tab above.)

The wait is over to get in on these classes!!  Signs up for the BASIC GREY Page of the Month and Card of the Month programs are now being accepted!!! Continue reading »

Happy New Year!

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Jan 012012

2012 is now upon us, which begs the greeting of HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I just wanted to pop in to tell everyone who ventures here that I am thankful for every one of you.  I would love it if you shared my site with your friends.  My goal is to have my STORE up soon, because I have a few kits and things to sell.

If you read about my upcoming May retreat, there are still 2 or 3 rooms available still… so if you’re interested, be sure to email me right away and let me know you are sending your $100 deposit to hold your spot.  I will be sending out another email to my entire database here very soon, so grab a spot if you want it.

The next Basic Grey Page of the Month Program begins in March and I will be offering flat rate shipping of $8 to anyone who would like to purchase the kits.  If you are interested in signing up to be a part of this program, please email me at right away so I can add your name to my list of students so I will be sure to order enough kits later this month.   If you can’t make it to class because you don’t have time or you don’t live in the area, no worries!  All my photos of my pages will be up on the website.  Anyone who takes my classes knows that I have a tendency to change the Basic Grey layout… sometimes a little, sometimes a LOT, and even sometimes barely at all, but thanks to the magic of the internet you can see everything right here!  The last few months have been a little difficult for me adjusting to not having my beautiful store, The Scrapbook Garden, any longer, but 2012 will be better as far as getting things done in a timely manner.  If you have any suggestions for me on what you would like to see on my website and/or in my Basic Grey classes, please let me know.

So go on now and celebrate the fact that we have all made it through another year!  This coming year is fresh and full of possibilities, so let’s all get out there and make it happen!

Happy New Year with Love,

Melissa Papke
The Scrapbook Garden


Oct 042011

Welcome to the new website for The Scrapbook Garden by Melissa Papke!  This is where you will find all the information on my classes, kits and things for sale in the store, and upcoming weekend retreats!  You won’t want to miss a thing, so please take a few minutes now to see what this new website has to offer.

See all the tabs at the top of the page, just under the logo?  That’s your gateway to everything.  Upcoming classes are listed under CLASSES.  You will find photos of all the classes I’ve already done under PAST CLASSES, just in case you need to see what we did in order to catch up with your page of the month kits.  The RETREATS section is where you will find information on my amazing weekend retreats at Apples Bed & Breakfast in Big Bear… very popular!  In the STORE, you will find kits from past classes and maybe a few other goodies in the future.  The CALENDAR section will give you a broader look at everything by the month.  The the BLOG and CONTACT are all that’s left, and those are pretty self-explanatory.

The store is closed, but I’m not done yet!  I will still be teaching at local area stores and hosting the great retreats up at Apples in Big Bear that my customers have all come to know and love!

Check out the Class Schedule or the Calendar at a Glance to see what classes and retreats are in the future.  Information will change as more things are scheduled, so please check back often!

If you have any suggestions, please let me know.  I will do my best to keep up on blogging when ever there is something interesting to say, so check back often to see what ‘s new.  I look forward to seeing you at one of my classes or retreats soon!