Introducing the Basic Grey Recess Line

The new Basic Grey Recess line is the perfect addition to your supply stash. It is made specifically for school pages, but so much of their great products can stretch beyond just a simple theme. Always on the cutting edge with scrapbook items, Basic Grey has really done a great job with this new school line. Let’s take a look. If you have not already seen this line, you are in for some fun and festive eye candy. As usually Basic Grey has made this line bigger and better than its last. The 12×12 Recess paper is available as a … Continue reading

Winter CHA 2007 From Basic Grey

New Product From Basic Grey It’s no secret that Basic Grey is one of my favorite scrapbooking companies. They have consistently beautiful paper in a variety of color palettes. It seems that I could almost always use their paper to fit the theme of any scrapbook page. They just released 4 new collections of paper. Each line also includes coordinating alphabet stickers, mini monograms, regular monograms, cardstock tags, fibers, and matchbook kits. Here is a look at the 4 new lines that you can look forward to working with in the (hopefully) near future. Scarlet’s Letter They do fantastic work … Continue reading

Peaks at Winter CHA Releases Part 3

Some many new products will be featured next week at the biggest scrapbooking trade show of the year in Anaheim, California. Here is a sampling of a few of the new products that you can start to watch for in your local scrapbook stores. Making Memories. In addition to the usual fun embellishments, they are coming out with an embellishment center that I think I am going to have to purchase (maybe even more than 1!) I love the clean look of the shelves and how nicely organized everything looks. They will also be offering plastic jars and metal tins … Continue reading

Coordinating Invites and Gifts

Primary teacher gift boxes It is so fun when I have an opportunity to use my scrapbooking supplies for things other than scrapbooking. This past month I was able to make invitations to a dinner at church and create coordinating gift boxes (filled with candy) for each of the people in attendance at the dinner. Everyone seemed to like the invites and gift boxes, so I thought I would share my little project with you. The Invitation (I appoligize for the paint blob in the center of this one. I gave out all of the good ones before taking a … Continue reading

New Cutting and Trimming Tools

With the many different options in paper trimmers for scrapbooking, I like to know what all of my choices are before I buy. In the past couple months, two of my favorite companies, Making Memories and Basic Grey, have come out with new tools that could make our paper trimming a much easier task. I’d like to share what each of the companies has to offer. Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer When I first saw this trimmer, the first thing that made me very happy was that the base is large enough to hold an entire sheet of 12 X … Continue reading

New Christmas Paper Lines

With Christmas coming very soon, it’s time to starting thinking about which scrapbooking Christmas products you want to use to help you preserve the memories. The Christmas scrapbooking supplies are also great for creating holiday cards to send out to friends and family. I’d like to share a few of my favorite newly release holiday products. Basic Grey. This is a company that never fails to delivered absolutely beautiful paper. They have two new Christmas lines: Fruitcake and Dasher. Dasher was made to coordinate with Blitzen, which was the new Christmas release last year. I love the beautiful patterns and … Continue reading

New Scrapbooking Products: Basic Grey

It is always fun for me to see what new items companies come out with for us to use on our scrapbooks. Since I really do spend a lot of time scrapbooking, I end up using up a lot of supplies. So I am always on the lookout for something new to replenish to my stash of goodies. Of course Basic Grey did not disappoint with their newest releases at CHA. Here is the information of their newest products. Patterned Paper Basic Grey has always inspired me with their interesting and fresh designs of patterned paper. They have 2 new … Continue reading

Art Supplies Box

Art Supplies Box If your house is like mine, it is not uncommon to find crayons, markers and glue sticks in several locations around the house. I decided to try and do something about all of the art supplies all over the house and put some of my scrapbooking supplies to use at the same time. Here are the steps I followed to create a fun, simple storage solution for my daughter’s art supplies. 1. Find a box that you want to alter. I found mine in the scrapbook clearance section at Target. It had scrapbooking supplies in it that … Continue reading

Product Review: Basic Grey Paper

There is one thing you definitely need when starting a scrapbook project: paper. One of my favorite scrapbook paper lines is Basic Grey. In my opinion, they have created some of the most beautiful, unique patterned paper available. I love the rich colors, patterns and quality of their paper. Basic Grey currently had twelve paper lines, but they will be releasing five new paper lines next week at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade show in Las Vegas. In addition to releasing the new paper lines, they are also going to be offering ribbon and metal embellishments. (I found this … Continue reading

Handmade Birthday Card Idea – One

I just designed a fun birthday card that I want to share. It came together very quickly and will be fun to give away. I love how the papers are so bright and colorful. Perfect for a birthday card! This card used a technique that is a great way to use some paper scraps left over from your scrapbook pages. By using small scraps of paper I was able to quickly make this card. I used paper from the Basic Grey Lollipop Shop Collection, staples and a jellies sticker from Making Memories. Here are the steps to complete this card: … Continue reading