The Truth About Bazzill Basics Papers

By now if you have been scrapbooking for any length of time, you have heard of Bazzill Cardstock. Have you ever wondered what the big deal is? Have you ever thought to yourself “What makes this paper so unique?”. Or maybe you are already a Bazzill user. If that’s the case, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Bazzill is an exceptional cardstock. I will not call it the best, because who am I to judge that. But I will say, that the majority of scrapbookers agree, it is a top of the line cardstock with an absolutely amazing variety … Continue reading

Make Your Layouts Sparkle

Lately I have noticed many fun accents and embellishments on layouts that actually sparkle and add such a fun touch to the layout. Adding something that sparkles can give the layout a more playful or elegant feel, depending on how you use the elements on you page. I thought that I would share a few of my favorite products that sparkle so that you can give some a try if you haven’t already. American Crafts Glitter Gem Pens. These pens come in a wide variety of colors and actually have glitter included in the ink so that as you write … Continue reading

Use That Cardstock!

We all have it. Stockpiled everywhere in your scrap area. In beautiful colors like scarlet, spruce, canary, cotton candy, lipstick, sea breeze, powder and raindrop, it’s not wonder that scrapbookers cannot keep their hands on these wonderful papers. Every time I go to the scrapbook store I must come home with at least 6-10 new sheets of beautiful, luscious colors to create beautiful layouts on! In fact, my favorite thing I’ve organized so far was my cardstock! I love the array of rainbow colors that sits on my shelves. They are beautiful to look at, and with all the unique … Continue reading

Bazzill Basics Embellishments

Bazzill Basics Paper is very well known for it’s beautiful cardstock, but they also have some really fun embellishments that you may not be aware of. Bazzill Chips come is several chipboard shapes that are fun to paint, ink or cover in paper. They come in circles, squares, rectangles, and an oval. They are available in several sizes. Really BIG Bazzill Flowers are chipboard flower shapes covered with Bazzill White cardstock. They measure 4.25 inches in diameter! You can use both the negative and positive of this stencil shape. There are three shapes of flowers available. Since the surface is … Continue reading

Product Review: Bazzill Basics Paper

Bazzill Basics Paper has supplied the high quality cardstock favorite of scrapbookers for years. They have such a variety of colored cardstock in several different textures. When looking for just the right color of cardstock to mach your project, you can pretty much be guaranteed that Bazzill will have just the color you need. My favorite way to buy Bazzill cardstock is in Monochromatic packs, Fourz packs or Trio packs. This way I can have a variety of shades of the same color that all coordinate without buying single sheets of cardstock. They come in 12 X 12, 8.5 X … 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

Creating a Themed Album – Friends Part Two

As I shared in an earlier blog, I am creating a “friends” album for my daughter to give to her good friend Ashley for her birthday this Saturday. I just spent an hour working on the album and I was able to put together all of the inside pages and line the inside of the Bazzill Zipper Album with coordinating paper. Tomorrow I plan to add photos, some journaling and a few simple embellishments. Here is what the inside of the album looks like now that I have added the paper lining. Since the album comes with the chipboard showing, … Continue reading